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Police Presence in Schools town hall and survey info

Posted October 19, 2020

Please read the following for information on the UGDSB’s Police Presence in Schools virtual town hall and survey.

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Halloween at PPS

Posted October 14, 2020

Hello Families,

Halloween is just around the corner and we know that many of our students are excited to celebrate it.  Friday, October 30th is a PD Day, so we will be inviting students who wish to participate to wear either Orange and Black or a Costume to school on Thursday, October 29th.

If your child …

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Survey to request change between in-person and remote learning (Oct. 14-21)

Posted October 13, 2020

To request a change between in-person and remote learning, elementary parents/guardians must complete the Intent to Change Survey between October 14-21. The deadline to complete the survey is Oct. 21 at 4pm.

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Provide your input: Police presence in UGDSB schools

Posted October 9, 2020

This October, the Upper Grand District School Board is holding a town hall and survey, asking participants for their input regarding the presence of police in UGDSB schools.

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NEW COVID-Screening Tool for Students

Posted October 5, 2020

Dear Families,

On Friday October 2nd, the Ontario Government updated the COVID-19 Screening Tool for children attending school or childcare to better reflect current understanding of symptoms in children.  Please use the screening tool every morning and follow the information it gives you.

If a child develops symptoms at school, they will continue to be …

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School Council – September Meeting

Posted October 5, 2020

September Highlights (3)

UGDSB launches The Umbrella Project to support mental health and well-being

Posted September 29, 2020

At the Upper Grand District School Board, we value mentally healthy schools, classrooms and work sites. This year, in order to further help support the mental health and well-being of UGDSB students and staff, we are introducing The Umbrella Project to schools and offices.

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NEW COVID Screening Tool for Families

Posted September 25, 2020

Ontario has released a screening tool made specifically for school-aged children.  Please use this online tool every morning with your child(ren) before sending them to school, or if you have questions about possible symptoms.

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

 

Terry Fox Fundraiser

Posted September 23, 2020

Dear Families,

The legacy of Terry Fox is one that lives in the hearts of Canadians.  Every year as a school we acknowledge the work Terry Fox did in his run across Canada to raise money for Cancer Research by doing our own Terry Fox run and fundraiser.  In a normal year, we ask families …

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Parent Information: Monitoring and Managing COVID-19

Posted September 18, 2020

The UGDSB would like to remind all parents that they have an important role to play in preventing COVID-19 in our schools.

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What if my child has symptoms?

Posted September 17, 2020

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

In a normal year, runny noses and stomach aches are common occurrences.  This year, however, we have to be much more careful and vigilant in order to make sure that we keep our school and our greater community safe.  The way to keep COVID out of our schools is to make …

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Daily COVID Screening

Posted September 15, 2020

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Thank you so much for all of your support as we have reopened Palmerston Public School.  We’ve received so many appreciative comments and emails – thank you for those!

This is a reminder to please screen your children every morning before sending them to school and to keep them home if they …

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Reminder to parents: Please screen children every day before coming to school

Posted September 11, 2020

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and the school board would like to remind all parents/guardians that they are to screen their children every day for COVID-19 symptoms, prior to coming to school.

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Parent Guide – Updated with recent changes

Posted September 9, 2020

Palmerston 2020 2021 Parent Guide Arrival

Here is the most up-to-date Palmerston Parent Guide and arrival map. Please note that the locations for students to line up may be different from the message you received in a phone call. We continue to tweak things based on input from staff, and direction from the …

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Letter to parents from Public Health – back to school

Posted September 3, 2020

A letter to parents/guardians from Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

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Palmerston Parent Guide

Posted August 31, 2020

Hello everyone. We are getting close to the start of our 2020 school year. I have been thoroughly impressed with the positivity I have seen from staff as they work hard to get set up to welcome students. There are going to be challenges, but we will work through them together as a community.

Our …

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What to Bring to School?

Posted August 29, 2020

Dear Families,

Back to School Shopping is a time honoured tradition in many households.  This year, however, we are asking families to only send their children with minimal items this year – just what they would need in a school day.  The following information is taken from the UGDSB Parent Guide, which was just …

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New Start Date

Posted August 28, 2020

Upper Grand District School Board has decided to change the Staggered Entry Schedule for all students JK-Grade 8 today on August 28th.

Only students in Self-Contained classrooms will attend on September 8th and 9th.  Palmerston Public School does not have any of these classes, so there will be no students attending on September 8th or …

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IMPORTANT: New schedule for staggered entry

Posted August 28, 2020

In order to ensure the safety of students and to provide additional time for staffing schools, the Upper Grand District School Board’s schedule for staggered entry has changed. 

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Changing Pre-Registration Decision – Deadline Sunday Aug. 23 at 4pm

Posted August 19, 2020

In light of recent updates with respect to reopening models and masks, parents/students in both elementary and secondary schools are being given the opportunity to change their original pre-registration decision regarding in-person or remote learning.

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