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ETFO Jan. 28 strike: All UGDSB elementary schools to close - UGDSB secondary schools will remain open

On Tuesday Jan. 28, all UGDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be closed to students due to the one-day ETFO strike, unless the strike is averted. Elementary schools will re-open to students on Jan. 29. All UGDSB SECONDARY schools will remain open to students on Jan. 28 and will operate as usual. Jan. 28 is an exam day in secondary schools; exams will continue as scheduled.

TRANSPORTATION: On Jan. 28, buses/student transportation for all UGDSB elementary students will be cancelled; transportation for UGDSB secondary students will run as normal.

COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE: Community Use of Schools and third-party operated child care centres remain open during this labour action. Some Before and/or After School Programs may be operating and each operator will communicate directly with families.​

FEB 3-7 STRIKES: UGDSB elementary schools will be closed to students on Feb. 4 and Feb. 6, unless the ETFO strikes are averted. For additional details visit: http://ow.ly/iXz450y69uN

UPDATES: Please continue to check the board website for updates at www.ugdsb.ca/labour.

Information for parents/guardians about coronavirus

Posted January 27, 2020

Information for UGDSB parents and guardians regarding coronavirus.

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ETFO Jan. 28 strike: All UGDSB elementary schools to close, unless strike is averted – UGDSB secondary schools remain open

Posted January 23, 2020

ETFO Jan. 28 strike: All UGDSB elementary schools to close, unless strike is averted – UGDSB secondary schools remain open

On January 23, 2020, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that its elementary teachers and occasional teachers will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services in select locations across Ontario on Tuesday Jan. 28. The Upper Grand District School Board is listed as one of the …

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Important information about Semester 1 report cards

Posted January 22, 2020

Dear parents and guardians,

 

In November, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced a partial withdrawal of services that included the writing of report card comments on report cards. In the Upper Grand District School Board, OSSTF represents a number of different employee groups, including all secondary teachers and occasional teachers.

 

As a result of the labour sanctions, Semester 1 final report cards will not contain comments. Teachers will, …

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Pass the Test Program available for Literacy course prep

Posted January 22, 2020

OSSLT Literacy Test Prep Course (Pass the Test)
Pass the Test is a free program to help prepare students to write the Literacy test on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Pass the Test will run on Tuesdays & Thursdays after school beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18th. To register, contact Lisa Sanvido, Vice Principal at Lisa.Sanvido@ugdsb.on.ca

Additional information to help prepare for the test  and Pass The Test Registration Form is available …

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Commencement is June 25, 2020 – order your cap and gown now!

Posted January 22, 2020

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY FOR CLASS OF 2020 is on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the ODSS cafe
This year, for the first time, ODSS will be holding commencement in June. We hope this will allow all of our grads to be present. In order to come to commencement, you will need to complete all of the following:
– 30 credits including your compulsory and optional credits
– 40 hours of …

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Valentine’s Day Semi Formal Dance

Posted January 22, 2020

VALENTINE'S DAY SEMI FORMAL The student senate is planning a semi-formal dance on Friday, Feb. 14th in the ODSS cafe. Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door and are available at the front office. Students will require their ODSS student card for admission.  

Immunization Update

Posted January 22, 2020

Immunization Update
The Public Health Unit has let us know that there are still approximately 120 ODSS students who require immunizations. If you have received a call or letter letting you know that you have a student still on the list, please contact Public Health to find out what is required and clear it up as soon as possible. The deadline for getting information to Public Health is Friday, Feb. …

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ODSS is looking for a cafeteria supervisor at lunch

Posted January 22, 2020

HELP WANTED - in the ODSS cafe We are looking for a cafeteria helper to supervise students on school days during lunch (from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) in our cafe. Responsibilities include supervision of students during lunch (no food prep or service). If you are interested, or know someone who would enjoy working with students, please contact us at orangeville.dss@ugdsb.on.ca for more information.

Exams Schedule for January, 2020

Posted January 22, 2020

Exams start on Friday, Jan. 24th
Block A exams start at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24th
Block B exams start at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27th
Block C exams start at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28th
Block D exams start at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29th
Thursday, Jan. 30th is an additional exam day and will be used as needed by individual students (arrangements will have been made ahead of …

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Important information about the Transportation website during strikes

Posted January 20, 2020

Please read for important information about student transportation (busing) communication during a strike that results in the closure of schools to students. 

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