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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 catching up in September!  …

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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 Food for Kids’ to …

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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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Let’s Talk About Racism – Survey & Google Meet Opportunity

Posted June 18, 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,
The Upper Grand District School Board is committed to disrupting and addressing  systemic racism and oppression in all of its forms.  We are committed to making  sure the work we do is fully transparent and accountable to all …

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Graduation – Viewing Party – June 23rd @ 6:30 p.m.

Posted June 18, 2020

Graduation BalloonsOn Tuesday, June 23rd at 6:30 p.m. grade 8 graduates and their families are invited to join a Google Meet Viewing Party to watch the Graduation videos that have been created by staff. A link to this Google Meet will be posted to Google Classrooms …

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Report Card Pick-up: Thursday, June 25th

Posted June 17, 2020

Parents/guardians are invited to come to the school on Thursday, June 25th to pick up students’ report cards and any belongings that still remain in the building.  We would ask that children do NOT come into the school, unless they are graduating Waverley students who are currently in grade 8.

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Resilience and perseverance of students recognized through Achieving by Believing Awards

Posted June 11, 2020

In recognition of student achievement, the UGDSB holds an annual celebratory event to recognize the recipients of the Student Success: Achieving by Believing Awards. The 2020 award recipients have been announced.

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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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Summer School programs for students in grades 6-12

Posted June 1, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board has announced a range of Summer School programs and opportunities available to students in grades 6-12 this summer.

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Flying the Pride flag in the UGDSB

Posted May 29, 2020

For more information about why we fly the Pride flag in June, visit the UGDSB website.

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 in grade 7 the …

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Letter from the Minister of Education (May 19, 2020)

Posted May 19, 2020

Parents/guardians are invited to read a letter from the Minister of Education, following the announcement from the province that schools will not reopen this school year.

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All schools to remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year

Posted May 19, 2020

The province has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario schools will not reopen this school year. Distance learning will continue for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

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Letter from the Director of Education: Synchronous Learning (May 15, 2020)

Posted May 15, 2020

Upper Grand District School Board Director of Education, Martha Rogers, has written a letter to parents/guardians providing updated information on synchronous learning in the UGDSB.

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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.

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

Letter from the Minister of Education (April 28, 2020)

Posted April 28, 2020

Parents and guardians are invited to read a letter from the Minister of Education, sent April 28, 2020.

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Letter from the Director of Education (April 27, 2020)

Posted April 27, 2020

Parents/guardians are asked to please read a letter from the Director of Education regarding the extension of the school closures and information from the Ministry regarding final grades. 

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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 yourself and spend time …

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