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NEW: Temporary online learning extended

Update regarding extension of online learning

Posted January 22, 2021

At this time, we do not expect that schools will resume in-person learning until the end of the provincial emergency orders on February 11, 2021, at the earliest. 

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Temporary online learning extended until Jan. 29, 2021

Posted January 20, 2021

Public Health has instructed the UGDSB that the current measures in place for online learning in the UGDSB will be extended until at least January 29. 

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This week @ SIB: Jan 19th

Posted January 19, 2021

Dear SIB families,  Hi everyone, the staff at SIB couldn’t be more proud of all the hard work our students are putting into their remote learning. Thank you for being so great! Here are this week's announcements.  #1 Return to School is currently scheduled for Monday January 25th: ...

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Information for schools following expanded provincial restrictions 

Posted January 13, 2021

On Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021, the provincial government announced new restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario. As part of that announcement, information was shared that affects Ontario schools, and we would like to provide the details that have been announced so far to all Upper Grand DSB families.

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This Week at SIB: Please Read

Posted January 13, 2021

Dear SIB families,  Hi everyone, we hope that all of you are doing ok during these unique times. Here are this week's announcements.  #1 Return to School is currently scheduled for Monday January 25th: Please continue to check the school’s website for up to date information ...

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No additional board-wide survey, reorganization in elementary schools

Posted January 12, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to inform all elementary school families that there will be no additional “intent to change learning modes” survey for elementary students. What this means is that there will not be another board-wide reorganization in elementary schools at this time.  

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School Council Meeting For January Now Canceled

Posted January 11, 2021

The SIB School Council has decided to cancel the upcoming meeting which was scheduled for January 19th. If anyone has any questions or concerns please let the school know. Take care!  

First of 3 Virtual PIC events being held Jan 28, 2021

Posted January 11, 2021

Attention all Parents/Guardians: The UGDSB's Parent Involvement Committee will be hosting 3 evening virtual parent engagement events this winter/spring with the first one scheduled on January 28, 2021. Read all about it here PIC Virtual Presentations 2021 Jan. 28, 2021 Sign-up is mandatory, as ...

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UGDSB and PIC to host virtual parent engagement events in the new year

Posted January 11, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board and Parent Involvement Committee are hosting virtual events for parents/guardians throughout the remainder of the school year.

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Resource: Mental Health and COVID-19 for Caregivers

Posted January 8, 2021

The uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the sense of added responsibility can be stressful. Please see this parent resource for coping strategies to deal with the stress and uncertainty. 

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SIB Remote Learning Extended to Jan 24th

Posted January 8, 2021

Hi SIB families RE: Remote Learning extended to Jan 24th On Thursday Jan. 7, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Nicola Mercer, provided a letter of instruction to school boards within the WDGPH jurisdiction, as a result of concern over the increased spread of COVID-19 cases in the community over ...

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Public Health officials instruct schools to continue online learning until Jan. 24, 2021

Posted January 7, 2021

Public health officials have instructed all schools within our region to continue online learning until at least Jan. 24, 2021. 

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Happy New Year and This Week’s Announcements

Posted January 6, 2021

Dear SIB families, Happy New Year everyone! Here are this week's announcements. #1 Return to School is currently scheduled for Monday January 11th: Please continue to check the school’s website for up to date information as things can change daily. #2 Grade 8 High School Info Night: There is a letter on the ...

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#UGUmbrella – This January we are looking at self-compassion 

Posted January 5, 2021

It’s safe to say that we can often be our own worst critic and because of this, this January we are looking at self-compassion. Self-compassion is the care we offer ourselves when we make mistakes, embarrass ourselves, or come short of a goal we were hoping to achieve. It’s about being kind to yourself even when things don’t go as planned. Learn more about self-compassion on the UGDSB website. 

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UGDSB Kindergarten registration runs January 5-22, 2021 

Posted January 4, 2021

Registration for new UGDSB Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) students for September 2021 will take place between January 5-22, 2021. 

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JANUARY is the time to carry out your Eco Resolutions!

Posted January 4, 2021

Monthly environmental activities to help celebrate our planet JANUARY is the time to carry out your Eco Resolutions!  “There will be more waste plastic in the sea than fish by 2050” Dame Ellen MacArthur It’s a brand new year and the perfect time for positive change. For example, let’s end plastic pollution. Based on the ...

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UPDATE: Information about inappropriate emails

Posted January 1, 2021

The following is an update on addressing the mass distribution of inappropriate emails from New Year’s Eve.

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Talking About Mental Health: Self Compassion

Posted January 1, 2021

January 2021 Talking About Mental Health: Self Compassion Welcome back from the Winter Break.  This has been a different break than any other year we can remember.  We all had to adjust to different traditions, different expectations, different connections, different situations to manage in our lives.  January is the beginning of a ...

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SIB Message regarding Remote Learning Jan 4th to 8th

Posted December 28, 2020

Hi SIB families On Monday Dec. 21, the provincial government announced that schools in Ontario will move temporarily to remote learning following the winter break. Following the announcement, the Ministry of Education confirmed to school boards that all elementary and secondary students will temporarily shift to remote learning starting on January ...

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SIB Technology Request for Week of Jan 4 to 8th

Posted December 28, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, On Monday Dec. 21, the provincial government announced that schools in Ontario will move temporarily to remote learning following the winter break. Following the announcement, the Ministry of Education confirmed to school boards that all elementary and secondary students will temporarily shift to remote learning ...

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