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Temporary online learning extended

Update regarding extension of online learning

Posted 22/01/2021

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 20/01/2021

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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Local school boards collaborate with CMHA for youth wellness sessions

Posted 14/01/2021

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo Wellington, in recognition of Bell Let’s Talk is launching a new Wellness Works Program for secondary students.

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Information for schools following expanded provincial restrictions 

Posted 13/01/2021

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

Posted 11/01/2021

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 08/01/2021

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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SRS Students, in the news!

Posted 06/01/2021

We wanted to share some of the excellent work from our senior Writers’ Craft course which ended up getting published in the Guelph Mercury-Tribune recently.  After the teacher (M. Mazurek) had a successful collaboration last fall with the Mercury-Tribune, she was asked to collaborate again with the current class of SRS Writers’ Craft.
Many students submit their own short story, and the teacher narrowed it down to the “semi-finalists”.  The …

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

Posted 05/01/2021

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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Semester 2 Course Selection

Posted 04/01/2021

Course selections for Semester 2 courses with the SRS is now open. Students will be selecting FOUR courses for both quadmester 3 and quadmester 4 this time around. Students are ONLY picking courses if you are staying with the SRS. Students going back to their home school must contact their school regarding their timetable.

Course selections will be done via the “Continuing Education” section within myBlueprint. See the video link …

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Last chance for UGDSB high school students to change their mode of learning (Jan. 4-11)

Posted 04/01/2021

The Upper Grand DSB is providing secondary students with a final opportunity to change between in-person and remote school modes of learning.

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