News & Announcements

Information about remote learning, COVID-19 updates

ALL UGDSB students have shifted to remote learning, effective Wed. April 7, including students in specialized DD class placements. The Spring Break scheduled for April 12-16 will continue as planned. For more information, please click here. 

Stay Safe SIB! COVID-19 Safety over the April Break for Families

Posted April 9, 2021

https://www.ugdsb.ca/blog/covid-19-safety-over-the-april-break/

Important Information re: SIB moves to Remote Learning Wednesday April 7th

Posted April 6, 2021

April 6th, 2021 Dear SIB parents/guardians, As students will be shifting to remote learning on Wednesday April 7th, we wanted to provide you with some additional information about what this week will look like for students learning at home. On Wednesday, teachers moving from in-person to remote will focus on connecting briefly with ...

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Child Abuse Prevention Program Shared With Students in May

Posted April 6, 2021

Please read the letter shared below that outlines the UGDSB's Child Abuse Prevention Policy and the Program that will be shared with students in May by our teachers and the school's CYC. Child Abuse Prevention Policy & Program Family Letter

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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Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd!

Posted April 1, 2021

Monthly environmental activities to help celebrate our planet  April 22nd is Earth Day!  “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” - Albert Einstein Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd! Founded in 1990, Earth Day Canada inspires people of all ages across the country to connect with nature and build resilient communities as ...

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Talking About  Mental Health:  Intrinsic Motivation  April 2021

Posted April 1, 2021

Talking About  Mental Health:  Intrinsic Motivation  April 2021 This month’s Umbrella Theme is Intrinsic Motivation.  So what is that? It is when we can do something, enjoy something, complete something – and feel good about ourselves and our accomplishments. It’s about not needing anything external to make you feel better – ...

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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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March 29: This week @SIB!

Posted March 29, 2021

Dear SIB families,  This week there are only 4 days of school and then the Easter Break. Be sure to have some relaxing time with your family over the holiday! Here are this week’s announcements and reminders:  #1 Parent Information: Monitoring and Managing COVID-19, ...

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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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Happy Last Full Week of March! @SIB Information for the week

Posted March 24, 2021

Dear SIB families,  Happy last full week of March! Here are this week’s announcements and reminders:  #1 Parent Information: Monitoring and Managing COVID-19, this is an important update from Public Health about how we can all work together to help stop the spread.    A ...

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COVID-19 Vaccination Information Session for Newcomers

Posted March 16, 2021

Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington is hosting a variety of workshops and information sessions for Newcomers. Everyone is welcome! For a complete list of upcoming events go to: www.is-gw.ca/calendar Some of the offered languages for sessionsare: Vietnamese, Arabic, Mandarin, Tigrinya or Nepali Read the full details by clicking the link: WORKSHOP COVID ...

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SIB is encouraged to wear Green on Wednesday + This Week’s Announcements

Posted March 15, 2021

Dear SIB families,  There are signs of spring everywhere including the mud in our school yard! Here are this week’s announcements and reminders:  #1 Parent Information: Monitoring and Managing COVID-19, this is an important update from Public Health about how we can all work ...

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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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Attention: Grade 8 Grads, Photos will be taken April 21st!

Posted March 9, 2021

All grade 8 Grads will have the opportunity to have their graduation pictures taken on April 21st at SIB. Please click the link below for full details. ISB

This week @SIB: March 9th

Posted March 9, 2021

Dear SIB families,  Fingers crossed that our snow is on the way out with warmer weather on the horizon! Here are this week’s announcements and reminders:  #1 Parent Information: Monitoring and Managing COVID-19, this is an important update from Public Health about how we ...

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How to Safely Use a Non-Medical Mask or Face Covering

Posted March 8, 2021

See the infographic included in this link for a reminder on how to safely use a non-medical mask or face covering. Covid 19 Safely Use Non Medical Mask Face Covering En

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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