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Remember to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

In-person learning resumes on January 18, 2022. Please click here for health and safety measures in the UGDSB. And a reminder to families to screen children daily for symptoms before leaving for school: COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool

For other school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

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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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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