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Information about remote learning, COVID-19 updates

The province has directed all schools to participate in remote learning following the April Break. For more information, please click here. 

All UGDSB schools to remain in remote learning following Spring Break

Posted April 12, 2021

On Monday April 12, 2021, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools would participate in remote learning following the April Break.

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All UGDSB schools directed to shift to remote learning effective Wed. April 7

Posted April 5, 2021

The UGDSB has been notified by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health that Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Nicola Mercer, will issue an Order, directing all schools within the WDG region to shift to remote learning effective Wednesday April 7, 2021.

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#UGUmbrella – This April we are looking at Intrinsic Motivation

Posted March 30, 2021

April’s Umbrella Project theme is “Intrinsic Motivation.” For those who are unsure exactly what that means, intrinsic motivation is the act of doing something without an external reward.  

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Information about elementary graduation celebrations

Posted March 26, 2021

Due to on-going COVID-19 restrictions around large gatherings and physical distancing, UGDSB elementary schools will not be able to hold traditional in-person graduation ceremonies this spring. This includes both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. 

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Recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge

Posted March 25, 2021

This year, Upper Grand DSB board and school staff groups have continued organizing and participating in book studies, focusing on furthering learning in anti-racism and anti-oppression. Here are some ideas for recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge.

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Policy feedback opportunity: Indigenous Education

Posted March 24, 2021

The following new draft policy has been released for public consultation, and feedback from the public is welcome on the draft documents: Policy 519 – Indigenous Education (First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

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Parent Involvement Committee-Upcoming Virtual Presentation

Posted March 18, 2021

UGDSB & PIC PRESENT

APRIL 8, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 PM

NAVIGATING SPECIAL EDUCATION

Participants can join two of five breakout sessions Sign up at http://ow.ly/72ob50DN4R4 Topics include: Supporting Newcomer Families and Students Supporting Successful Student Transitions for Students withSpecial Education Needs Individual Education Plans-Supports For Students With SpecialEducation Needs Pyramid of Intervention-Systems and Teams In ...

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COVID-19 Update of Information

Posted March 15, 2021

March 15, 2021

Dear Westwood  Families, Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) has recently investigated a COVID-19 exposure in our school community.  They have determined that this case does not create any risk to other students or the public beyond the general community ...

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Second COVID-19 outbreak declared over

Posted March 12, 2021

March 11, 2021

I am pleased to report that the Associate Medical Officer of Health for Wellington Dufferin  Guelph Public Health has declared the COVID-19 situation over in one of our closed classrooms based on the Ministry of Health direction: At least 14 days have passed with no evidence ...

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Final review of elementary waitlist on April 1, 2021

Posted March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021 The Upper Grand District School Board will conduct one final review of the waitlist for families wishing to switch between the Elementary Remote School and in-person learning on April 1, 2021. After April 1, students will be required to remain in their current ...

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One year of COVID, taking time to reflect and heal

Posted March 11, 2021

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington has prepared resources for educational staff, students and families, which focus on acknowledging the losses experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while making space for gratitude and hope.

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Outbreak declared over in one of the closed classrooms

Posted March 10, 2021

March 10, 2021 

I am pleased to report that the Associate Medical Officer of Health for Wellington Dufferin  Guelph Public Health has declared the COVID-19 situation over in one of our closed classrooms based on the Ministry of Health direction: At ...

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April School Council Meeting

Posted March 9, 2021

Dear Parents, If you are interested in attending our virtual School Council Meeting on Thursday April, 1, please email Mrs Topping at [email protected] for the link.  Hope to see you there!
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