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Information about remote learning, COVID-19 updates

The province has directed all schools to participate in remote learning following the April Break. For more information, please click here. 

All UGDSB schools to remain in remote learning following Spring Break

Posted April 12, 2021

On Monday April 12, 2021, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools would participate in remote learning following the April Break.

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Students at Taylor Evans PS have a lesson in empathy and kindness

Posted April 8, 2021

Earlier this year, students in Lisa Enright Cornish’s junior/intermediate MID class looked at empathy and kindness.  

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Grief Workshop for parents and caregivers April 8

Posted April 7, 2021

The Workshop will be first and then we will have a School Council meeting starting at 8 pm using the same link. This presentation is for parents and caregivers. Children can listen or watch but Dr. Brown will be using death appropriate language so parents need to know that. She won’t ...

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April Newsletter

Posted April 6, 2021

Message from the Office What a tumultous year it has been! As we write the (late) April newsletter, we have just received word on yet another shift to online learning! We are all tired of COVID! We have been so impressed by the way people who are also tired of this ...

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All UGDSB schools directed to shift to remote learning effective Wed. April 7

Posted April 5, 2021

The UGDSB has been notified by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health that Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Nicola Mercer, will issue an Order, directing all schools within the WDG region to shift to remote learning effective Wednesday April 7, 2021.

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Information about positive COVID-19 case (April 1, 2021)

Posted April 1, 2021

Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Public Health has directed one class to self-isolate, as part of its established infection prevention and control measures.

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Free Bike Helmet Event!

Posted April 1, 2021

The Brain Injury Association Waterloo-Wellington is hosting a free event Guelph Bike Helmet Flyeron Saturday, May 29th in Guelph. With the support of our sponsors (McLeish Orlando, Shift Concussion Management and the Guelph Trillium Rotary Club),  we will provide up to 200 free bicycle helmets to children in Guelph who cannot otherwise ...

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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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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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Positive COVID-19 case in our school community (March 17, 2021)

Posted March 17, 2021

Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Public Health has directed one class to self-isolate, as part of its established infection prevention and control measures.

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Information about positive COVID-19 case in our school community

Posted March 15, 2021

Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Public Health has directed one class to self-isolate, as part of its established infection prevention and control measures. 

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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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