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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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COVID 19 – SCHOOL CASE INFORMATION MARCH 3rd, 2021

Posted March 3, 2021

SIB March 3rd.School Bus Case Information Sheet_Feb 18 2021 Copy Copy (4) School Case Information Date: March 3, 2021 Dear Parent/Guardian/Staff, The purpose of this letter is to inform you that an individual from Sir Isaac Brock P.S. has tested positive for COVID-19. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) and the school/bus are taking all ...

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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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