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School Operations, Health and Safety Information

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

UGDSB Ventilation Report

The UGDSB is continuing its work optimizing air quality in classrooms and learning environments through improving ventilation and filtration. Upgrades to ventilation and filtration systems began in the 2020-21 school year and will continue for the 2021-22 school year.

The UGDSB has received funding from the Provincial Government and Federal Government to allow the board to continue its work in optimizing ventilation and air quality in UGDSB schools and meet the provincial requirements for ventilation measures in schools. The UGDSB is also making investments in schools to go above and beyond the provincial requirements, as another layer of the protective strategies the board is utilizing to keep UGDSB learning and working spaces safe for students and staff.

Visit UGDSB Ventilation Report page for full details. 

 

From the Guelph Fire Department: Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9, 2021

Posted October 4, 2021

Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9, 2021, and the Guelph Fire Department is sharing safety information with families.

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TERRY FOX

Posted September 28, 2021

On Wednesday 29th September, The students at Rickson Ridge will be joining thousands of other children all over the world to raise money for cancer research by  'running for Terry'! Rickson Ridge has been supporting the Terry Fox Foundation for many years.  Our record year for donations was in 2014 when ...

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COVID-19 Parent Notification

Posted September 14, 2021

Dear parents/guardians and staff,    Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Public Health has directed [one] class to self-isolate, as part of its established infection prevention and control measures.  If ...

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September 7th – Start Up

Posted September 2, 2021

First Day - All students Gr 1 - gr. 8 are to assemble on the hardtop at the side of the school.  Students should look for their grade sign, there will be Teachers to help direct them. ** Parents and Visitors are not allowed onto school property between 8:30am  and 4pm ...

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2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan annual review report approved

Posted June 23, 2021

The 2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on June 22, 2021.

This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. ...

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Policy feedback opportunity: School Volunteers, Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities

Posted June 23, 2021

The following UGDSB draft policies have been released for public consultation: Policy 205 School Volunteers, and Policy 508 Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities. The deadline to provide feedback is October 14, 2021, at 4pm.

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Board News: End of the year information (June 2021)

Posted June 16, 2021

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to say thank you to all our students, families and staff for their hard work and understanding throughout the year. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the last few weeks of school. 

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WDG Public Health to host Parent Information Session on COVID-19 vaccines

Posted June 10, 2021

On June 14, 2021, at 7pm, Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, the Associate Medical Officer of Health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, will be offering a presentation for youth and their parents/caregivers to learn more about WDGPH’s COVID-19 vaccination program and answer parent questions. 

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UGDSB celebrates National Indigenous History Month

Posted June 9, 2021

June is National Indigenous History Month, a month where we celebrate and recognize histories, contributions and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada. 

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Supports for staff and students following horrific violence targeting Muslim community

Posted June 8, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Muslim community following the horrific violence in London, Ontario, which killed four family members and sent another family member to hospital with serious injuries. Officials are reporting that this is an apparent hate crime and that the victims were targeted because of their Muslim faith. 

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Acknowledging the Tragedy of Residential Schools

Posted June 7, 2021

Educators across the country have been asked to come together, as we always do, to support our children in coming to terms with this disturbing news. As a school we have decided to create a painted rock garden. We invite all students to paint a rock with hearts or words or ...

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UGDSB launching online report card system

Posted June 7, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Upper Grand District School Board is preparing to make student report cards available online for parents/guardians this spring. Keep reading for important dates coming up.

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IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION NEWS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

Posted June 4, 2021

The board’s Transportation Consortium has posted the annual Transportation Newsletter for 2021-22 on its website: https://stwdsts.ca/newsletter/ Please review and share this newsletter link with your families.   Details include: How to subscribe to receive ‘bus delay and cancellation’ notifications Information for students returning to in-person learning in September Information on opting out ...

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Province announces that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning this school year

Posted June 2, 2021

On June 2, 2021, the provincial government announced that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. This means that all UGDSB students will continue learning remotely for the rest of this school year, with the exception of those students currently attending specialized class placements in person.

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