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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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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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June 5th is World Environment Day!

Posted June 1, 2021

Protecting the planer is everyone’s responsibility Celebrate World Environment Day on June 5th 2021 http://worldenvironmentday.global/en  A Platform for Action- World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment and is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. This year’s theme – ...

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Pride Flag Flown at SIB

Posted June 1, 2021

Pride Flag June is PRIDE month and SIB supports the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Flying the Pride flag is just one of many ways to show our support. "The UGDSB believes that our schools are safe and inclusive spaces for everyone. Everyone has the right to be ...

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This week @ SIB – June 1st

Posted June 1, 2021

Dear SIB families,  Welcome to JUNE! A reminder that this Friday is a PA Day so there will be no class for students online or in person. Here are this week’s SIB announcements and reminders:  #1 SIB’s Canadian flag has been lowered in honour of 215 ...

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We include all awesome humans – UGDSB Kicks off Pride Month celebrations

Posted May 31, 2021

Throughout the month of June, the Upper Grand District School Board will be celebrating Pride Month at the board and school levels and as a community.

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UGDSB flags to be lowered in honour of 215 children whose lives were taken at former residential school

Posted May 30, 2021

From May 31 to June 7, the Upper Grand District School Board will lower all flags at school and office buildings, where possible, to honour the 215 children whose lives were taken at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

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SAFE KIDS WEEK

Posted May 28, 2021

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#UGUmbrella – This June we are looking at Mastery

Posted May 27, 2021

We’ve almost completed our first year of exploring a different Umbrella Skill each month. This June, we will be looking at Mastery as our final Umbrella Skill for the 2020-2021 school year.

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ALL STUDENTS AGED 12+ are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine

Posted May 26, 2021

Hello Parents and Guardians, As you may be aware, all students aged 12+ and their families are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine through Public Health.  Attached to this message you will find instructions on how to pre-register and then get an appointment for a vaccine.  Please read and ...

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UGDSB approves new Indigenous Education policy

Posted May 26, 2021

This policy states that the Upper Grand District School Board acknowledges that Indigenous Peoples are distinct from other equity seeking groups in that they are self-determining nations with inherent rights, laws, and institutions. Indigenous rights are distinct. It is the goal of the UGDSB to ensure that Indigenous staff and students are not deprived of their rights, and are provided with a learning and working environment that is free from racism and discrimination of any kind.

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New Principal Announcement at SIB

Posted May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021 Dear SIB Families: At the UGDSB’s Board meeting on Tuesday night, it was announced that I will be taking a leave of absence starting this summer.  The new Principal for the 2021/22 school year at SIB will be Mr. Steve Viveiros. Currently ...

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Remote Learning Options for 2021/22 + More important SIB messages: May 25th

Posted May 25, 2021

Dear SIB families,  What an amazing weather long weekend we just had! Here are this week’s SIB announcements and reminders:  #1 Remote Learning Option for the 2021-22 School Year: The Upper Grand District School Board is looking forward to welcoming students back in September ...

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Registration for the 2021-22 Elementary Remote School is May 20-June 3

Posted May 20, 2021

Registration for the UGDSB’s 2021-22 Elementary Remote School is open from May 20-June 3. Any families wishing to enrol their child in the ERS are asked to register before the deadline of June 3, 2021, at 4pm.

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School Council Meets Tonight + More Important SIB Announcements May 18th

Posted May 18, 2021

Dear SIB families,  The weather is amazing and hopefully you are able to find some time to get out and enjoy. Here are this week’s SIB announcements and reminders:  #1 SIB School Council meets tonight: Tuesday May 18th at 6:30 pm on Google Meet. ...

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Summer School 2021: Grade 6, 7, 8 Programs

Posted May 13, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board is offering summer programming to students. Registration is now open for the Grade 6, 7, 8 Literacy and Numeracy Support Programs and the Grade 8 Reach Ahead Credits. 

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Clarification regarding remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year

Posted May 12, 2021

Please note that the Upper Grand District School Board remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year will NOT be a “hybrid model.” Students who register for remote school will be placed in the standalone elementary or secondary remote schools, where classes/courses are staffed by dedicated remote learning teachers.

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Community Involvement – Information for Grade 8 students

Posted May 12, 2021

Information for current Grade 8 students regarding Community Involvement hours and opportunities.

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Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing available this weekend + more SIB Announcements

Posted May 12, 2021

Dear SIB families,  May is here and so are the flowers, here are a few SIB announcements and reminders:  #1 Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available for all students and their family members and staff from our school on May 13 and 15, 2021.  Read ...

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Survey for all Grade 5 – 8 Students re: Online Learning Experiences

Posted May 11, 2021

The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association is wanting to hear from students in grades 5 to 12 about their online learning experiences this year. Grade 5 to 8 homeroom teachers at SIB will be providing a link to their students in the near future to ...

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