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ETFO Jan. 28 strike: All UGDSB elementary schools to close - UGDSB secondary schools will remain open

On Tuesday Jan. 28, all UGDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be closed to students due to the one-day ETFO strike, unless the strike is averted. Elementary schools will re-open to students on Jan. 29. All UGDSB SECONDARY schools will remain open to students on Jan. 28 and will operate as usual. Jan. 28 is an exam day in secondary schools; exams will continue as scheduled.

TRANSPORTATION: On Jan. 28, buses/student transportation for all UGDSB elementary students will be cancelled; transportation for UGDSB secondary students will run as normal.

COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE: Community Use of Schools and third-party operated child care centres remain open during this labour action. Some Before and/or After School Programs may be operating and each operator will communicate directly with families.​

FEB 3-7 STRIKES: UGDSB elementary schools will be closed to students on Feb. 4 and Feb. 6, unless the ETFO strikes are averted. For additional details visit: http://ow.ly/iXz450y69uN

UPDATES: Please continue to check the board website for updates at www.ugdsb.ca/labour.

Information for parents/guardians about coronavirus

Posted January 27, 2020

Information for UGDSB parents and guardians regarding coronavirus.

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ETFO Jan. 28 strike update

Posted January 23, 2020

ETFO Jan. 28 strike: All UGDSB elementary schools to close, unless strike is averted – UGDSB secondary schools remain open

 

On January 23, 2020, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that its elementary teachers and occasional teachers will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services in select locations across Ontario on Tuesday Jan. 28. The Upper Grand District School Board is listed as one …

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Thursday January 23rd Day 2

Posted January 23, 2020

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to save money? One easy way to do this is to return or renew your library materials today in order to avoid fines. If you are not sure if you owe materials, double check the materials owing list with your Block A teacher or the library.

Studies show that eating breakfast helps you keep focussed and have stronger performance …

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Important information about Semester 1 Report Cards

Posted January 22, 2020

Semester 1 Report Cards – Information for Parents/Guardians (Jan. 2020)

 Important information about Semester 1 report cards

Dear parents and guardians,

In November, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced a partial withdrawal of services that included the writing of report card comments on report cards. In the Upper Grand District School Board, OSSTF represents a number of different employee groups, including all secondary teachers and occasional teachers.

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Wednesday January 22nd Day 1

Posted January 22, 2020

Do you have an ISU book, chromebook or calculator signed out? Please avoid library fines and return or renew your materials today.

A reminder to all Grade 12 College bound students that applications are due by February 1st.  Please see guidance if you have any questions.

Scholars exams are almost here and we have some ways to help you fuel your body and your brain …

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Homestays needed for visiting Japanese students in March!

Posted January 21, 2020

During the month of March, Westside is excited to welcome two groups of Japanese students.  While the students will attend classes and/or field trips during the week days, homestay families are needed for the weekends and evenings.  Contact information and specific dates are listed below for both groups.

Group 1 – MLI Homestay is seeking enthusiastic and caring families in Orangeville  – March 3-10, 2020

Male and Female aged students 15-17 …

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Tuesday January 21st Day 2

Posted January 21, 2020

EcoTeam meets today at lunch in Rm. 251. New members are always welcome! Do you have an ISU novel, calculator or chromebook? Please make sure that you return or renew them in the library to avoid overdue fines. Ms Kurtz’s phys ed class meet in the library Quote of the day:  “Happiness is not out there, it’s in you.”

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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UGDSB statement regarding EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment

Posted January 9, 2020

January 9, 2020

On Jan. 8, 2020, the Minister of Education announced that the decision with respect to the administration of the EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment for semester 1 would be left to individual school boards.

Students in the Upper Grand District School Board will not be participating in the EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment this January.

All Ontario students who are enrolled …

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Waste Audit

Posted December 11, 2019

To see the results from our waste audit please click on the link https://webapps.ugdsb.on.ca/wam/

Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Assessment

Posted December 9, 2019

The Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Assessment – Final Report is being presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on December 10, 2019.

The report has considered secondary FI programming in Orangeville, Dufferin and Erin including; the history of FI, enrolment, cohort sizes, and participation and retention rate information.  Consideration has also been given to secondary FI programs throughout UGDSB and to the learning from other board …

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Important information regarding WHY Survey – a joint survey between UGDSB and WDG Public Health

Posted November 8, 2019

This year Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health are collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments in our schools. It also provides important information about the physical and mental health of youth in our area. 

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Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment

Posted October 25, 2019

An Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment – Initiation Report was approved by the Board on October 22, 2019.

The impact assessment will consider secondary programming in Orangeville, Dufferin and Erin including; the history of FI, enrolment, cohort sizes, and participation and retention rate information.  Consideration will be given to secondary FI programs throughout UGDSB and to the learning from other board processes including the Secondary FSL …

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Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit www.ugdsb.ca/labour for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action. 

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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 plan priorities. The LTAP review report also provides the status of the 5-year work plan priorities identified for 2018-2022.

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