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All Upper Grand DSB schools are closed

All Upper Grand DSB schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic until at least May 4, 2020. All UGDSB buildings and grounds are closed to the public. We will continue to share updates as we receive them. 

Important Information and Resources:

Letter to parents: UGDSB Learning at Home (April 3, 2020)

Posted April 3, 2020

A letter from the Director of Education regarding the board’s distance learning program is posted on the board website.

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Special Education, Equity and Learning at Home

Posted April 3, 2020

Preliminary information from the board on student access to devices and technology, SEA equipment, hands-on based learning ideas, and more.

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Notice of cancelled and postponed school events 

Posted April 1, 2020

Due to the extension of school closures in Ontario, the UGDSB has decided to cancel or postpone a number of school based events.

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Important letter from the Minister of Education to parents (March 31, 2020)

Posted April 1, 2020

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, regarding the extension of school closures in Ontario and information on distance learning for students. 

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Ontario school closures extended until at least May

Posted March 31, 2020

On Tuesday March 31, 2020, the Premier of Ontario announced that in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 1 for staff and May 4 for students. Premier Ford also said that the province is prepared to extend the school closures even further if required.

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Mr. J Performances

Posted March 30, 2020

Here is the link to past Mr. J performances and future Live Performances.  They're happening every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.  Available to everyone.  ENJOY! http://www.facebook.com/mrjchildrensmusician

IMPORTANT Information from School

Posted March 30, 2020

To request your child's password reset, please email the school. The school's email address can be found at the very top right corner of this webpage. Please be sure to include your child's full name as well as the name of their homeroom teacher.

Reminder: All UGDSB playgrounds are closed

Posted March 28, 2020

A reminder to all members of our school communities that in alignment with municipal closures around COVID-19, all Upper Grand DSB schoolyard play structures are closed.

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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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Waverley Pizza Days (update)

Posted March 14, 2020

Due to the announcement by the Premier of Ontario that all publicly funded schools will be closed for 2 weeks following March Break (March 23rd - April 5th), we are cancelling and refunding all pizza orders.  We have also put a pause on any future pizza orders throughout ...

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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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Join the Global Movement!

Posted March 8, 2020

Celebrate Earth Hour on March 28th at 8:30 p.m. Celebrate Earth Hour on March 28th at 8:30pm. Earth Hour’s mission is uniting people to protect the planet by raising awareness of about climate change and encouraging positive action.   “Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. ...

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LET’S TALK (NOT TEXT) ABOUT SCREEN TIME

Posted March 8, 2020

Are screens the new smoking? Parents and students are invited to learn more about the many impacts of screens on our lives and how we might foster a healthier relationship with them.  Come and join us Thursday, April 23rd from 6:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the John F. Ross CVI ...

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Information from Public Health: Nutrition

Posted March 8, 2020

March is Nutrition Month and dietitians across Canada are talking about how healthy eating is about so much more than food! Cooking together as a family is a great way to help kids learn food skills, put math into action, develop confidence, and have fun.  Starting at age 2 kids ...

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Information from Public Health: Visual Health

Posted March 8, 2020

Visual health is an important part of overall health and wellbeing. The Ontario Association of Optometrists recommends that children have their first eye exam at 6 months-old, again at 3 years old, yearly after that, or as recommended by an eye doctor. In Ontario, children and youth 0-19 are eligible ...

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Adult Crossing Guard Site Reviews

Posted March 5, 2020

City staff will be conducting site reviews for the next few weeks all across the city.  Staff will be at some current adult crossing guard locations and at other locations where there has been a request for an adult guard. Site reviews are completed prior to scheduling a field study. All ...

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Recruiting an Adult Crossing Guard (City of Guelph)

Posted February 25, 2020

The City of Guelph is actively recruiting an adult crossing guard for Victoria Road North at St. Patrick CS.  Please read the attached file for more information and details. Crossing Guard Recruiting

Scent-Free Awareness

Posted October 27, 2019

Scent Free Awareness

Water Testing for Lead

Posted October 21, 2019

Water Testing Results October 2019

Lunchbox Orders

Posted October 3, 2019

Tired of making lunches? Delicious (nutritious) lunches are just a few clicks away!  Lunchbox Orders. Lunches made easy.Tinylogo How to Order: Go online at www.lunchboxorders.com and click “ORDER LUNCH”. Click “Create an Account” to register your family’s account. ...

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Staff Presentation of the 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report

Posted March 29, 2019

The 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on March 19, 2019. This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor the relevance of the Board’s work ...

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Waverley Student Dress Code

Posted August 31, 2018

Waverley Student Dress Codes