The following board policy currently under review was released for public consultation: 312 – Website and Social Media Management
Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 during the sixth wave, we will be providing a regular report of positive COVID-19 cases that were self-reported* to the school. *Public health officials no longer inform schools of positive cases. We will aim to provide this additional layer …
Public Health officials expect the sixth wave of COVID-19 to last for another several weeks, and we are asking for everyone’s help to get us through this latest wave.
April 2nd, subject to new moon sighting, marks the beginning of Ramadan. Many students, families and staff in the UGDSB and worldwide are observing Ramadan, during this 9th month of the Islamic calendar.
Prayer in Schools and Board Offices
Multifaith prayer spaces are available in schools. Schools will indicate the location of their prayer …
On March 9, 2022, the province announced several changes to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols that will take effect in March. Please see below for a summary of the changes that affect schools.
Effective March 14, 2022:
School boards are no longer required to have a COVID-19 vaccination disclosure policy in place or collect proof of COVID-19 …
Masking mandate to end in UGDSB on March 21, as school board does not have the authority to continue enforcement of the mandate
Mandatory masking will no longer be required in Upper Grand District School Board schools as of March 21, 2022, as the school board does not have the authority to enforce this beyond March 21.
Here are the facts:
On March 9, 2022, the province announced it was lifting mask requirements for Ontario schools, beginning …
The JK Registration site is temporarily disabled. It will open again on March 15th, 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience.
March 9, 2022
On March 9, 2022, Ontario announced changes to COVID-19 requirements effective March 21, including lifting mask mandates in schools.
Please note that the Upper Grand DSB continues to have a Board Resolution requiring masks in schools.
We will consult with the province and will provide additional information as soon as we can.
Due to inclement weather, all UGDSB schools and offices are closed today to staff and students. Students are to shift to remote learning, where possible. Staff should not report to work in person, and should shift to remote working where possible. All buses and taxis are cancelled to Upper Grand schools.
Please review the following updates to protocols around masking outdoors, extracurriculars, and the province’s COVID-19 screening tool.
Elementary report cards will be available for parents to download from the Parent Portal as early as February 15 and by February 17 at the latest.
The school board is pleased to announce the resumption of extracurricular activities and sports in our schools. Please see this post for details.
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is sharing information with families regarding COVID-19.
Missing something and not sure where it can be?! Well, it just might be in the VT Lost and Found as it is currently overflowing! Please see the pictures of items currently looking for their owners. Thanks to Mrs. Smeltzer and a very helpful student, the items have been organized by lots so it’s …
The Transportation Consortium (STWDSTS) that provides student transportation services to the Upper Grand DSB and neighbouring school boards is advising that due to COVID-19, the Omicron variant and isolation requirements, they may experience higher than normal absence rates for school bus drivers. To address bus driver shortages and avoid cancelling bus routes at the last minute in the morning, some bus routes in the UGDSB will be proactively cancelled to free up drivers.
As an additional measure and layer of communication to keep our communities informed, the UGDSB has launched a pilot initiative to track school absence rates on a daily basis. This process is a pilot program and may evolve as required.
Due to the widespread presence of COVID-19 in our communities, the Upper Grand District School Board recognizes that staff shortages may be prevalent next week as students and staff return to school. The UGDSB will employ numerous strategies to ensure that student safety and supervision is maintained. However, we recognize that in some extreme cases classes and/or schools may have to transition to remote learning temporarily.
Families are reminded to complete the school screening every day before students leave for school.
As staff work to prepare their classrooms for in-person learning on Monday we want to inform families/caregivers that regular synchronous instruction may be interrupted on Friday to allow staff time in our schools to be ready to go for Monday.
Public Health officials have stressed that wearing a well-constructed, well-fitted and properly worn mask or face covering is one the key protective measures we can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to review the following information about the proper use and care of cloth face masks.
The provincial government has announced that Ontario schools will reopen to in-person learning starting on Monday January 17, 2022. The Upper Grand District School Board has many protective health and safety measures in place at our schools. Please read below for reminders and updates regarding these protective measures.