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Remember to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

For school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

Daily self-reported COVID cases at our school

Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 during the sixth wave, we will be providing  a regular report of positive COVID-19 cases that were self-reported* to the school. *Public health officials no longer inform schools of positive cases. We will aim to provide this additional layer of reporting for a short time period to respond to increasing case counts in our communities.

The information will be shared on the school website on this post, which will be updated daily (Monday-Friday, holidays excluded). 

We recognize that because schools and the school board are no longer receiving reports from public health officials when there is a positive case, and because self-reporting to the school is voluntary, the number of cases reported on the school website will not be an accurate reflection of the amount of COVID in the community.  

Should you wish to self-report a positive COVID case to the school for your child(ren), please do so by contacting the school’s main office.

Self-reported cases

  • Date updated: June 17, 2022
  • Number of cases that were self-reported to the school on this date:  2

Daily School Absence Reporting

The UGDSB continues to report school absences on a daily basis, which allows us to monitor trends in absenteeism rates and gives us a better sense of the impact of COVID-19 on schools. 

You can view the daily absences for our school, and see if our school goes above the 30% absenteeism threshold, here: https://www.ugdsb.ca/community/coronavirus/2021-22-school-operations/daily-absence-tracking-pilot/ 

The 2022 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved

Posted May 25, 2022

The 2022 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on May 24, 2022. 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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IPRC Review Dates – for student’s who received an IPRC Review letter

Posted May 9, 2022

Important Note:  The information below is for students who received an IPRC Review letter in the mail in early May.  Only students who are having an IPRC Review need to book an appointment.  If you did not receive a letter, you do not need to book an appointment.  The information is provided here for your convenience.

Each year our school holds an annual Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) school-level …

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Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 312 Website and Social Media Management

Posted April 27, 2022

The following board policy currently under review was released for public consultation: 312 – Website and Social Media Management

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Reminders of health and safety guidance during the sixth COVID-19 wave

Posted April 12, 2022

Public Health officials expect the sixth wave of COVID-19 to last for another several weeks, and we are asking for everyone’s help to get us through this latest wave. 

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Commencement Awards Needed for Class of 2022!

Posted April 5, 2022

ODSS and the Graduating Class of 2022 invite our school community to support the graduates by donating a Commencement Award.  We recognize that our grads have had an unusual secondary school career and as they graduate, we would like you to join us to celebrate their achievements.

The past couple of years have been difficult for everyone.  Many individuals and donors who have supported our graduating class with Commencement Awards …

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Ramadan Mubarak to all of those observing

Posted April 4, 2022

April 2nd, subject to new moon sighting, marks the beginning of Ramadan.  Many students, families and staff in the UGDSB and worldwide are observing Ramadan, during this 9th month of the Islamic calendar.  

Prayer in Schools and Board Offices

Multifaith prayer spaces are available in schools. Schools will indicate the location of their prayer space with the signage that has been provided to them.  The location of  prayer space …

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Changes to COVID-19 protocols effective March 14 and 21, 2022

Posted March 10, 2022

On March 9, 2022, the province announced several changes to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols that will take effect in March. Please see below for a summary of the changes that affect schools.

Effective March 14, 2022:

School boards are no longer required to have a COVID-19 vaccination disclosure policy in place or collect proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or medical exemptions.
Visitors will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination.

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Masking mandate to end in UGDSB on March 21, as school board does not have the authority to continue enforcement of the mandate

Posted March 10, 2022

Mandatory masking will no longer be required in Upper Grand District School Board schools as of March 21, 2022, as the school board does not have the authority to enforce this beyond March 21.

Here are the facts:

On March 9, 2022, the province announced it was lifting mask requirements for Ontario schools, beginning on March 21.
At a Special Board Meeting of the UGDSB in August 2020, …

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UGDSB updates to come regarding provincial COVID-19 announcement

Posted March 9, 2022

March 9, 2022


On March 9, 2022, Ontario announced changes to COVID-19 requirements effective March 21, including lifting mask mandates in schools. Please note that the Upper Grand DSB continues to have a Board Resolution requiring masks in schools. We will consult with the province and will provide additional information as soon as we can. Thank you.

Secondary Schools: Online Learning Graduation Requirement

Posted March 8, 2022

Beginning with the cohort of students who entered Grade 9 in the 2020-21 school year, all students in Ontario must earn a minimum of two online learning credits as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma unless they have been opted out. In response, the UGDSB is offering an increased number of UGDSB lead eLearning courses.

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