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Important information regarding reopening schools, COVID-19 and more

Please click the links below for information on reopening schools in fall 2020, COVID-19 and supports for students and families: 

Letter from the Director on reopening schools (August 10, 2020)

Posted August 10, 2020

A letter from the UGDSB Director of Education, Martha Rogers, on the reopening of schools in September.

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Reopening Schools: Parent Guide and Pre-Registration survey released

Posted August 6, 2020

The school board has released a Parent Guide with information about the reopening of schools in September, and a Pre-Registration Survey for all UGDSB families. All students must pre-register for school by the August 14, 2020, deadline.

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Letter from the Minister of Education (July 30, 2020)

Posted July 30, 2020

The Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, has written a letter to all Ontario parents/guardians regarding the province’s announcement on the reopening of schools in September.

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UGDSB seeking applicants for Police Presence in Schools Task Force

Posted July 30, 2020

During the June 23 Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees created a motion to create a Police Presence in Schools Task Force. As part of this task force, the UGDSB is seeking applications from community members and/or individuals.

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IMPORTANT: Parents and students asked to complete survey by July 10

Posted June 30, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is asking all parents/guardians (K-12) and students in grades 7-12 to complete a survey regarding the fall restart of school. ​

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Letter from the Director to parents/guardians and students (June 26, 2020)

Posted June 26, 2020

A letter to UGDSB parents/guardians and students as the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close.

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Wishing you a fantastic summer from the staff at Waverley Drive!

Posted June 25, 2020

While this isn't the way we had anticipated our year ending, we have made the best of a very challenging situation - thank you!logo We hope you all enjoy your summer - be safe, have fun and make positive choices!  Looking forward to ...

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Feedback welcome on draft board Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities

Posted June 24, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on draft Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities.

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UGDSB Gifted screening in fall 2020 postponed

Posted June 23, 2020

Please note that CCAT screening for grade 3 students in the fall of 2020 will be postponed until 2021.

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Fresh Food for Kids

Posted June 20, 2020

Screen Shot 2020 06 20 At 10.01.36 AMWhile our students are schooling from home and are not able to access the student nutrition program at our school, the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington has created an emergency food response program, 'Fresh ...

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Talking About Mental Health: Uncertainty, self care and community

Posted June 19, 2020

In the June 2020 edition of Talking About Mental Health, we discuss tolerating uncertainty, supporting anxious kids, self care and compassion, and community connections.

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Summer supports available for students with mental health needs, special education needs

Posted June 19, 2020

The UGDSB is providing a number of supports for students and families throughout the summer of 2020, including mental health supports, supports for students with Autism and transition supports for students with complex special education needs or mental health needs.

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Community Involvement Hours information for grade 8 and high school students

Posted June 10, 2020

As we move into the summer months we want to encourage students to consider safe options to obtain your community hours.

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Taking action in anti-racism and anti-oppression work

Posted June 9, 2020

As an educational community we have a responsibility to identify and describe racism and oppression and then work to dismantle it. 

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Updating parent/guardian contact information

Posted June 8, 2020

The school board is in the process of ensuring we have the most up-to-date contact information for parents and families. Please check your child’s UGCloud email account this week.

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Update to families regarding expanded provincial COVID-19 testing

Posted June 3, 2020

Information from the province regarding expanded testing for COVID-19 in Ontario.

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School-Based Vaccinations for Grade 7 Students

Posted May 28, 2020

Update on school-based immunization programs: As the province of Ontario has announced extended school closures in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, school-based vaccine programs were also suspended. The health of your children is very important. At this time, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is developing a plan for how to get children ...

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Together We Can: Messages from Students

Posted May 8, 2020

To celebrate this year's Education Week theme "Together We Can", our Lions created encouraging messages for each other during this challenging time of being apart. Thank you to all of the students who created these  beautiful messages. https://youtu.be/5_TmY_p9kck

Together We Can: New Staff Video

Posted May 4, 2020

To celebrate Education Week 2020, our Waverley Drive Staff are sending out a new video, "Together We Can"  Check it out here:  youtu.be/mlnfuX_y3YI

Waverley Staff Video – April 2020

Posted April 27, 2020

This video is a greeting from our Waverley staff, showing what they've been doing when they aren't planning lessons or assignments for their Google Classrooms. We encourage all our students to complete their schoolwork, ask teachers questions and accept the feedback being offered. It's also important to take moments for ...

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Learning at Home: Setting students up for success

Posted April 24, 2020

To support families, the Upper Grand District School Board has put together some helpful tips for parents/guardians to set their child up for success.

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Grade 8 Graduation Photos and Sibling Photos: Viewing Proofs and Ordering Online

Posted April 23, 2020

Dear Families, We have been in contact with Lifetouch regarding picture proofs (Grade 8 Graduation and Sibling Photos).  As you know, we haven’t been able to distribute proofs due to COVID-19 and the related school closures, however you can access your proofs and order photos online. Here ...

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Check out our Waverley Drive Learning Commons Website!

Posted April 21, 2020

Are you looking for coding sites, reading suggestions or maker ideas?logo Visit:  Waverley Drive P.S. Learning Commons Ms. Presant will be updating the site regularly with fun videos, dances and activities!  Try it out and enjoy!

UGDSB launches parent website for supporting students with special education needs

Posted April 17, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board has launched a website for parents/guardians with resources and information to support students with special education needs. 

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Board Approves 2020 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report

Posted April 17, 2020

The 2020 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Special Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on April 14, 2020. This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor ...

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Update on Out of Area applications

Posted April 14, 2020

Due to the on-going school closures, we are asking that parents submit any outstanding Out of Area requests prior to the end of April.

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Distance learning tech support for parents and students

Posted April 9, 2020

To assist our families with tech support related to distance learning, the Upper Grand District School Board has a Tech Help webpage for parents and students. 

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