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Parents please read: Distance learning and staff reaching out to families

Posted March 27, 2020

A letter from the Director of Education has been posted to the board website (Friday March 27, 2020). The letter contains important information regarding the board’s distance learning plan and information about staff reaching out to families.

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Letter to Parents from the Director: Continuity of Learning (March 23, 2020)

Posted March 23, 2020

Parents and guardians are asked to read the letter from the Director of Education, posted to the board website on March 23, 2020.

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Important letter from the Minister of Education to parents (March 22, 2020)

Posted March 23, 2020

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, March 22, 2020.

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School closures: Information for UGDSB families regarding COVID-19

Posted March 13, 2020

The province has ordered all publicly funded schools in Ontario to close for two weeks following March Break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. As a result, Upper Grand DSB schools will be closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020. 

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Please read: Information for UGDSB schools regarding international travel and COVID-19

Posted March 12, 2020

With March Break approaching, many families and staff have questions about international travel and precautions required upon returning from travel. A letter with travel advice from Public Health is posted on the UGDSB website.

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Posted March 5, 2020

Screen Time Mental Health March 2020

Posted March 5, 2020

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Elmira Chicken orders will be delivered to the school this week Wednesday March 4th. Parents can pick up their child’s orders on Wednesday between 3-5pm in front of the school.

Posted March 2, 2020

Victoria Terrace Live Free Campaign Feb 25th to March 6th

Posted February 26, 2020

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Elmira Chicken Fundraiser: Reminder that this is the last weekend for the School Council Chicken Fundraiser.  Please send in all orders with your child to School on Tuesday February 18th.

Posted February 14, 2020

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RED AND WHITE DAY TOMORROW FEBRUARY 14TH

Posted February 13, 2020

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Information from Public Health

Posted February 11, 2020

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health invites you to participate in a parenting survey. The survey asks local parents about their experiences and thoughts on parenting. It also asks about parental health and well-being. It is for parents/guardians of children who are 6 months to 11 years old, and you’ll receive a $10 grocery gift ...

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Posted February 3, 2020

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Talking About Mental Health – February 2020  Tests and Stress

Posted February 3, 2020

Taking tests is stressful for most students. However, there are lots of ways that your child and youth (and you!) can decrease the stress related to tests.  Anticipate stress and be ready for it. Practice relaxing activities every day so during stressful times you already know how to ...

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Information for parents/guardians about coronavirus

Posted January 27, 2020

Information for UGDSB parents and guardians regarding coronavirus.

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Important letter regarding Term 1 Report Cards

Posted January 22, 2020

Please read for important information about the impact current provincial job action will have on elementary Term 1 report cards.

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Important information about the Transportation website during strikes

Posted January 20, 2020

Please read for important information about student transportation (busing) communication during a strike that results in the closure of schools to students. 

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NEW DATE: JK Registration & French Immersion On-Time Application Window

Posted January 10, 2020

The French Immersion on-time application deadline has been extended to Monday January 20, 2020, at 4 p.m.

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Information from Public Health:

Posted January 9, 2020

Protect you and your family from cold and flu viruses: Wash handsoften with soap and water. Carry an alcohol-based hand rub in your purse and car to use if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way. Avoid close ...

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Kindergarten Registration begins January 7th, 2020.

Posted January 6, 2020

Registration for new UGDSB JK and SK students for September 2020 will take place at your child’s home school from January 7-17, 2020.

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Starting the Year Mindfully

Posted January 6, 2020

Starting a new year, coming off of a two week school break, new resolutions and on-going challenges are a few of the things we have on our plates in January.  There is a lot of research that has shown the power of mindfulness in reducing stress and anxiety, increasing mental ...

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