News & Announcements

Information about remote learning, COVID-19 updates

All UGDSB schools are currently participating in remote learning, as directed by the provincial government. 

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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Important Public Health Updates + This Week @ SIB: March 2nd

Posted March 2, 2021

Dear SIB families,  Hello March! Time is flying and 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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Talking About Mental Health – March 2021

Posted March 1, 2021

This month with the Umbrella Project we are focusing on mindfulness.  So what is it? Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening in the moment. It is about noticing our own thoughts, feelings, sensations and the environment around us.  Too often this information is missed as we rush ...

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March 27th is Earth Hour!

Posted March 1, 2021

It is vital to teach our children to respect and take care of the environment. Join the global Movement! Celebrate Earth Hour on March 27th at 8:30pm. Earth Hour’s mission is uniting people to protect the planet by raising awareness of about climate change and encouraging positive action.   “Earth Hour was famously started ...

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UGDSB reflects on Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month 

Posted February 26, 2021

This month, the Upper Grand District School Board recognized and celebrated Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month. 

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Minutes from February’s School Council Meeting

Posted February 26, 2021

SIBFEB2021 The minutes from the Feb School Council Meeting is now available.

#UGUmbrella – This March we focus on Mindfulness

Posted February 26, 2021

This month for the Umbrella Project we are focusing on mindfulness. Mindfulness is being aware of what’s happening right now without wishing it was different.

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Black Heritage Month spotlight: Alfred M. Lafferty

Posted February 23, 2021

Throughout Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month, many schools have been celebrating the lives and accomplishments of Black individuals in Canada and beyond.

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COVID-19 School Self-Screening Changes

Posted February 22, 2021

The Ministry of Education has revised the self-screening requirements for all students in Ontario, effective immediately. Please review the following information for important updates.

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This week @SIB: Feb 22

Posted February 22, 2021

Dear SIB families, The snow keeps falling making for amazing SIB snow creations at recess! Here are this week’s announcements and reminders: #1 Parent Information: Monitoring and Managing COVID-19, this is an important reminder from Public Health about how we can all work together to help stop the spread. Click the link ...

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MONDAY FEB 22 – SCHOOL is OPEN to STUDENTS, BUSES CANCELLED

Posted February 22, 2021

Preliminary information about COVID-19 testing in schools

Posted February 18, 2021

The Ministry of Education has instructed school boards to implement a targeted COVID-19 testing program in schools. The testing will be voluntary and consent will be required. Testing will be for asymptomatic students and staff only. The UGDSB is currently in the process of developing a targeted testing plan.

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This week @SIB!

Posted February 16, 2021

Dear SIB families,  WOW, a lot of snow has fallen over night! School is closed today for all students and staff, but teachers will have a plan. If you haven’t heard from your child’s teacher yet about what to do when school’s are closed please check their ...

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Ministry of Education postpones March Break, new date April 12-16, 2021

Posted February 11, 2021

On Feb. 11, 2021, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced that the Ministry has postponed March Break in Ontario schools until April 12-16, 2021.

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UGDSB and PIC to host second parent engagement event

Posted February 10, 2021

Following the success of the January event, the board and PIC are pleased to announce the March 4, 2021 event. This event will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO SIB FAMILIES FROM PUBLIC HEALTH

Posted February 9, 2021

Dear SIB Families, Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) has recently investigated a COVID-19 exposure in our school community.  They have determined that this case does not create any risk to other students or the public beyond the general community risk.  No classes will be ...

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SIB COVID Protocol Refresher + This Week’s Announcements

Posted February 9, 2021

Dear SIB families,  A giant thank you to all SIB students, parents and family members for making the first few days back at school a huge success. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful group of students and their families at this school working together ...

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School Council Meets Tuesday Feb 16th @ 6:30pm

Posted February 8, 2021

We would like to WELCOME all parents and guardians to the 4th SIB Parent Council Meeting of 2020/2021, via Google Meet. We will have lots to discuss, but we will try and keep it as short as possible. Everyone is invited! Topic: SIB Parent Council Meeting Time: Tuesday Feb 16th, 2021 06:30 ...

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COVID reminders for students returning on Monday

Posted February 5, 2021

Hi SIB families, We are excited to welcome our students back to the building after a month of Remote Learning! Please take a moment to read through the information below with more details related to everyone’s return to school. We want to remind you of the temporary measures in place in order ...

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Guide for a Healthy and Safe Return to School

Posted February 5, 2021

Hi SIB Families please take a minute to review the important reminders about returning to school within this link: Educator Guide A Healthy And Safe Return To School  
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