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Jan. 2021 info, temporary online learning extended

Temporary online learning extended until Jan. 29, 2021

Posted January 20, 2021

Public Health has instructed the UGDSB that the current measures in place for online learning in the UGDSB will be extended until at least January 29. 

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Local school boards collaborate with CMHA for youth wellness sessions

Posted January 14, 2021

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo Wellington, in recognition of Bell Let’s Talk is launching a new Wellness Works Program for secondary students.

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Information for schools following expanded provincial restrictions 

Posted January 13, 2021

On Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021, the provincial government announced new restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario. As part of that announcement, information was shared that affects Ontario schools, and we would like to provide the details that have been announced so far to all Upper Grand DSB families.

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UGDSB and PIC to host virtual parent engagement events in the new year

Posted January 11, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board and Parent Involvement Committee are hosting virtual events for parents/guardians throughout the remainder of the school year.

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Resource: Mental Health and COVID-19 for Caregivers

Posted January 8, 2021

The uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the sense of added responsibility can be stressful. Please see this parent resource for coping strategies to deal with the stress and uncertainty. 

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Public Health officials instruct schools to continue online learning until Jan. 24, 2021

Posted January 7, 2021

Public health officials have instructed all schools within our region to continue online learning until at least Jan. 24, 2021. 

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#UGUmbrella – This January we are looking at self-compassion 

Posted January 5, 2021

It’s safe to say that we can often be our own worst critic and because of this, this January we are looking at self-compassion. Self-compassion is the care we offer ourselves when we make mistakes, embarrass ourselves, or come short of a goal we were hoping to achieve. It’s about being kind to yourself even when things don’t go as planned. Learn more about self-compassion on the UGDSB website. 

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Last chance for UGDSB high school students to change their mode of learning (Jan. 4-11)

Posted January 4, 2021

The Upper Grand DSB is providing secondary students with a final opportunity to change between in-person and remote school modes of learning.

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UGDSB Kindergarten registration runs January 5-22, 2021 

Posted January 4, 2021

Registration for new UGDSB Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) students for September 2021 will take place between January 5-22, 2021. 

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UPDATE: Information about inappropriate emails

Posted January 1, 2021

The following is an update on addressing the mass distribution of inappropriate emails from New Year’s Eve.

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Information for students/parents about temporary remote learning starting Jan. 4, 2021

Posted December 28, 2020

As communicated last week, the provincial government has directed schools in Ontario to move temporarily to remote learning following the winter break.

All UGDSB elementary and secondary students will begin the new year working remotely, with the exception of DD classes (please see below for further details).

UGDSB elementary schools will participate in remote learning from Jan. 4-8 and will resume in-person learning on Jan. 11. UGDSB secondary schools will participate in remote …

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Information about in-person learning for students in DD classes

Posted December 28, 2020

As you know, the message from the Minister of Education is that elementary and secondary school students province-wide will participate in remote learning from January 4-8 (elementary) and January 4-22 (secondary). In-person instruction will not be permitted during this period.

However, school boards have been required to make provisions for in-person support for students with special education complex needs where it is difficult to accommodate these needs through remote learning.

The …

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UGDSB schools to shift temporarily to remote learning starting Jan. 4, 2021

Posted December 21, 2020

On Monday Dec. 21, the provincial government announced that schools in Ontario will move temporarily to remote learning following the winter break.

Following the announcement, the Ministry of Education confirmed to school boards that all elementary and secondary students will temporarily shift to remote learning starting on January 4, 2021.

UGDSB elementary schools will resume in-person learning on Jan. 11. UGDSB secondary schools will resume in-person learning on Jan. 25.

The UGDSB …

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UGDSB Quad 2, 3 and 4 Information and Secondary Intent to Change Survey

Posted December 18, 2020

We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with information regarding Quadmester 2, which is currently running, as well as Semester 2 (Quadmester 3 and 4), which runs from Feb. 3 to June 29, 2021. 

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WHSS to launch new Integrated Arts program

Posted December 9, 2020

Wellington Heights Secondary School is launching a new creative program for students. The program will combine music and drama, but will offer students so much more than that.

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Reaching out for support

Posted December 1, 2020

December can be a difficult time for many of us and for many reasons. More than ever, now is the time reach out if you need support and to look out for friends and family who may need support. 

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#UGUmbrella – Imagine what others may be going through, this December we look at Empathy

Posted November 30, 2020

The Umbrella Project, founded by Dr. Jen Forristal, features monthly themes, activities and curriculum links to support students and staff as they focus on wellness.

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Information About COVID-19 Case In School Community

Posted November 27, 2020

Dear Wolverine 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, staff, or the public beyond the general community risk.  No classes will be closed, and no additional students will be self-isolated in this situation.

Our building is safe and open for students and staff. The school …

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Feedback welcome on board Policy 503 – Safe Schools

Posted November 25, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public feedback on board Policy 503 – Safe Schools. The deadline to provide feedback is January 19 at 4pm.

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