News & Announcements

IMPORTANT UPDATES

INCLEMENT WEATHER: A reminder that, as with every winter, inclement weather conditions may result in bus cancellations and/or school closures. Decisions on buses and school operations due to inclement weather are made as soon as key information is available and no later than 6:30am the morning of. To check the status of school buses each morning visit www.stwdsts.ca, and to check the status of school closures visit www.ugdsb.ca.

DAILY SCHOOL ABSENCE REPORT: The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here

 

ALL UGDSB SCHOOLS/OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY FEB. 18: Emergency remote learning/working day

Posted February 18, 2022

Due to inclement weather, all UGDSB schools and offices are closed today to staff and students. Students are to shift to remote learning, where possible. Staff should not report to work in person, and should shift to remote working where possible. All buses and taxis are cancelled to Upper Grand schools.

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Updates to masking protocols outdoors, COVID-19 screening tool

Posted February 16, 2022

Please review the following updates to protocols around masking outdoors, extracurriculars, and the province’s COVID-19 screening tool.

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Elementary report cards available for download starting this week

Posted February 14, 2022

Elementary report cards will be available for parents to download from the Parent Portal as early as February 15 and by February 17 at the latest.

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Update on the resumption of sports and extracurricular activities

Posted February 14, 2022

The school board is pleased to announce the resumption of extracurricular activities and sports in our schools. Please see this post for details.

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COVID-19 information for parents/caregivers from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Posted January 27, 2022

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is sharing information with families regarding COVID-19.

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We’re recruiting for a crossing guard at Five Spare Guards Positions

Posted January 26, 2022

Crossing_guardsFive Spare adult school crossing guard positions are vacant. Shifts are scheduled between 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. and 2:45 to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays and P.D. days). Spare guards are paid for a full hour per shift as well ...

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Notice: Temporary cancellation of bus routes due to bus driver absences 

Posted January 24, 2022

The Transportation Consortium (STWDSTS) that provides student transportation services to the Upper Grand DSB and neighbouring school boards is advising that due to COVID-19, the Omicron variant and isolation requirements, they may experience higher than normal absence rates for school bus drivers. To address bus driver shortages and avoid cancelling bus routes at the last minute in the morning, some bus routes in the UGDSB will be proactively cancelled to free up drivers.

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Monitoring School Absence Rates in the UGDSB

Posted January 18, 2022

As an additional measure and layer of communication to keep our communities informed, the UGDSB has launched a pilot initiative to track school absence rates on a daily basis. This process is a pilot program and may evolve as required.

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Planning for potential staff shortages at schools

Posted January 14, 2022

Due to the widespread presence of COVID-19 in our communities, the Upper Grand District School Board recognizes that staff shortages may be prevalent next week as students and staff return to school.  The UGDSB will employ numerous strategies to ensure that student safety and supervision is maintained. However, we recognize that in some extreme cases classes and/or schools may have to transition to remote learning temporarily. 

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Reminder to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

Posted January 13, 2022

Families are reminded to complete the school screening every day before students leave for school. 

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Information on student instruction for Friday January 14, 2022

Posted January 13, 2022

As staff work to prepare their classrooms for in-person learning on Monday we want to inform families/caregivers that regular synchronous instruction may be interrupted on Friday to allow staff time in our schools to be ready to go for Monday.

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Wear and care of cloth masks for students

Posted January 13, 2022

Public Health officials have stressed that wearing a well-constructed, well-fitted and properly worn mask or face covering is one the key protective measures we can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to review the following information about the proper use and care of cloth face masks.

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