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OSSTF update: Dec. 11 strikes in some Ontario school boards (not UGDSB)

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that on Wednesday Dec. 11, OSSTF teachers and education workers in some school boards will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services in selected locations across Ontario: http://www.osstf.on.ca/news/mr-dec-06-2019.aspx

The Upper Grand District School Board is not listed as one of the school boards that will be included in the Dec. 11 OSSTF job action. 

Please continue to check www.ugdsb.ca/labour for updates.

ODSS Silent Auction

Posted November 19, 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Silent Auction - winners will be contacted early next week!

Well-Being and Health Youth Survey-Parental Refusal Form

Posted November 11, 2019

If you have questions about the Well-Being and Health Youth Survey being conducted at O.D.S.S. on behalf of Public Health and the Upper Grand District School Board, please contact Cheryl Van Ooteghem, Superintendent of Eduction, 519-822-4420 ext. 747, cheryl.vanooteghem@ugdsb.on.ca If you do not agree to allow your child to complete this survey, please fill out the form here by November 14th, 2019.

Important information regarding WHY Survey – a joint survey between UGDSB and WDG Public Health

Posted November 8, 2019

This year Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health are collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments in our schools. It also provides important information about the physical and mental health of youth in our area. 

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Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment

Posted October 25, 2019

An Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment – Initiation Report was approved by the Board on October 22, 2019.

The impact assessment will consider secondary programming in Orangeville, Dufferin and Erin including; the history of FI, enrolment, cohort sizes, and participation and retention rate information.  Consideration will be given to secondary FI programs throughout UGDSB and to the learning from other board processes including the Secondary FSL …

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Video Surveillance

Posted October 24, 2019

UGDSB Video Surveillance Policy 203

It is the policy of the Upper Grand District School Board to support the use of video surveillance cameras. Video surveillance can promote a secure environment while upholding the essential and legislated rights of privacy of individuals. Video surveillance is only one means by which the Board will ensure a safe and secure learning environment and enhance business operating efficiencies for administrative purposes.  For more …

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Creating a Culture of Privacy

Posted September 13, 2019

It is the responsibility of everyone to protect students’ personal and confidential information

 

All parents, guardian, and visitors to the school are reminded that the privacy of all our students must be maintained at all times.  We are ultimately responsible for the safety and security of our students and the security and confidentiality of our students’ personal information, including first and last names, images and any other identifying information.

 

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Community Service Hours

Posted May 3, 2019

Have you completed your 40 hours of Community Service?  These hours must be completed and handed in before you can graduate.  The form to record your hours and the Information Guide is here.  Grads should have their hours submitted no later than June 1st so we can consider you for Graduation awards!

Staff Presentation of the 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report

Posted March 29, 2019

The 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on March 19, 2019.

This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor the relevance of the Board’s work plan priorities. The LTAP review report also provides the status of the 5-year work plan priorities identified for 2018-2022.

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On Street Parking Map

Posted February 13, 2019

This map shows where you can park in the surrounding streets. If you need to drive to the school please consider parking on a street where on street parking is allowed and walking the rest of the way to the school. This will help reduce traffic congestion on the school site and immediately in front of the school. On Street Parking Map (PDF)

Smoke and Vape-Free School Environment

Posted December 21, 2018

The Upper Grand DSB provides a smoke and vape-free environment for its students, staff and others while on school Board property and at school events.  Under our policy, all forms of tobacco, and any processed form of tobacco that may be smoked, inhaled or chewed is included. Additionally, all forms of e-cigarettes are also covered under this policy.

 

Smudging is the tradition of using sacred smoke from sacred medicines (e.g., …

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