News & Announcements
Daily School Absence Report
The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here.
#UGUmbrella – This May we are looking at Autonomy – our ability to make decisions
This May, the Upper Grand District School Board is looking at autonomy as our Umbrella Skill. Autonomy is our ability to make decisions and have a say in the direction of our lives.
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Draft school year calendars for 2021-22 approved
At the Board Meeting held on April 27, 2021, trustees approved draft school year calendars for the 2021-2022 school year for elementary and secondary schools in the Upper Grand DSB. The draft calendars will now be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval.
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Update regarding remote learning resuming April 19
Information for families regarding the resumption of remote learning on April 19, including information for students in specialized DD class placements.
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All UGDSB schools to remain in remote learning following Spring Break
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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Chromebook RequestHello everyone, A recent message was sent out to inform families that UGDSB will be moving to remote learning from Wednesday, April 7th to Friday, April 9th. If your child requires technology to access remote learning for these 3 days, please fill out the following link. If your child has SEA ...
All UGDSB schools directed to shift to remote learning effective Wed. April 7
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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#UGUmbrella – This April we are looking at Intrinsic Motivation
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
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
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
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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