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Information about remote learning, COVID-19 updates

The province has directed all schools to participate in remote learning following the April Break. For more information, please click here. 

All UGDSB schools to remain in remote learning following Spring Break

Posted April 12, 2021

On Monday April 12, 2021, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools would participate in remote learning following the April Break.

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Chromebook Request for Remote Learning Starting April 7th.

Posted April 5, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As you are aware, all Upper Grand schools will close to in-person learning and will shift to remote learning effective Wednesday April 7th. The remote learning period will last until after the April Break, with the possibility of extension if needed. 

As has been ...

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All UGDSB schools directed to shift to remote learning effective Wed. April 7

Posted April 5, 2021

The UGDSB has been notified by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health that Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Nicola Mercer, will issue an Order, directing all schools within the WDG region to shift to remote learning effective Wednesday April 7, 2021.

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#UGUmbrella – This April we are looking at Intrinsic Motivation

Posted March 30, 2021

April’s Umbrella Project theme is “Intrinsic Motivation.” For those who are unsure exactly what that means, intrinsic motivation is the act of doing something without an external reward.  

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Information about elementary graduation celebrations

Posted March 26, 2021

Due to on-going COVID-19 restrictions around large gatherings and physical distancing, UGDSB elementary schools will not be able to hold traditional in-person graduation ceremonies this spring. This includes both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. 

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Recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge

Posted March 25, 2021

This year, Upper Grand DSB board and school staff groups have continued organizing and participating in book studies, focusing on furthering learning in anti-racism and anti-oppression. Here are some ideas for recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge.

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Policy feedback opportunity: Indigenous Education

Posted March 24, 2021

The following new draft policy has been released for public consultation, and feedback from the public is welcome on the draft documents: Policy 519 – Indigenous Education (First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

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Principal’s Message – March 14, 2021

Posted March 14, 2021

Principal’s Message - March 14, 2021 Thank You I would like to thank our staff, students and families for being so supportive and understanding over the last few weeks.  It has been a very unpredictable few weeks with bus routes cancelled and COVID cases.  It was incredible to see our ...

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Final review of elementary waitlist on April 1, 2021

Posted March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021 The Upper Grand District School Board will conduct one final review of the waitlist for families wishing to switch between the Elementary Remote School and in-person learning on April 1, 2021. After April 1, students will be required to remain in their current ...

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One year of COVID, taking time to reflect and heal

Posted March 11, 2021

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington has prepared resources for educational staff, students and families, which focus on acknowledging the losses experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while making space for gratitude and hope.

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COVID-19 Case

Posted March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021 Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff, This is a follow-up to the letter you will have received yesterday informing you that an individual in our school tested positive. Public Health has notified us that two more individuals in our school have tested positive for COVID-19.  This has resulted in the three classes ...

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UGDSB hosting final PIC parent engagement event, focusing on Special Education

Posted March 5, 2021

April 8, 2021 – Navigating Special Education. This event features five breakout session topics, with participants given the option to select two sessions to attend. 

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Individual COVID-19 Case

Posted March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021 Dear Parents/Guardians, Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Public Health has directed two classes to self-isolate, as part of its established infection prevention and control measures. If you have questions, please visit the “For Schools” section of ...

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Addressing anti-Asian racism, resources to support educators

Posted March 3, 2021

This month, the Upper Grand District School Board’s Equity Team shared with staff a resource on addressing anti-Asian racism. We all have a role to play in learning, unlearning and working to dismantle racism and oppression in our communities.

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