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Some ODSS busses are not running this afternoon – Wed. Jan 9, 2019

Posted January 10, 2019

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Grade 8 Parent Night is Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Posted January 9, 2019

All Grade 8 students & parents are invited to attend the ODSS Parent Night on Thursday, January 17th at 7:00 p.m.  Meet in the cafe (come in the main back doors off the parking lot) to receive more information about the school and tour the classrooms.  This is a great opportunity for students to make choices on which courses to take next year. We look forward to meeting our …

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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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Life-Threatening Allergies

Posted September 24, 2018

Life-Threatening Allergies

We have students in our school with potential life-threatening allergies (called anaphylaxis) to various foods and other materials. Anaphylaxis is a medical condition that can cause death within minutes.  In recent years, anaphylaxis has increased dramatically among students. Although this may not affect your child’s class(es) directly, we are letting you know so that you are aware that we aim to create an allergy …

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Health and Physical Education Letter for Parents

Posted September 4, 2018

Dear parents and guardians,

We are writing to you to address some of the questions and concerns we have received regarding changes to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum. As you may know, the Government of Ontario has directed all school boards across the province to use the re-issued 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum (Grades 1-8). Since all school boards are required to teach the curriculum that is approved …

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Reporting Student Absences

Posted August 23, 2017

You can let us know if your child missed school by:

  • telephone: 519-941-0491, ext. 258,
  • e-mail our attendance secretary: joanne.wilson@ugdsb.on.ca,
  • or send a note with your child on their first day back (note should be brought to the office)
Please let us know the date and times the child is excused (i.e. morning or all day) and the reason for the absence.