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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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Information About a Positive COVID-19 Case

Posted April 3, 2021

Dear parents/guardians and staff, Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Public Health has directed one class to self-isolate, as part of its established infection prevention and control measures.  Our building is safe and ...

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Covid-19 Outbreak Declared Over

Posted April 1, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak at William C. Winegard Public School over based on the direction provided by the Ministry of Health:

• At least 14 days have passed with no transmission of COVID-19 that is related to exposures in ...

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April News

Posted March 31, 2021

April APRIL NEWS Spring is here! We have had to be off the field a few times to avoid some wet conditions. The Students have been very patient as we have had to make some adjustments to our recess plan. Please continue to send your ...

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Talking About  Mental Health:  Intrinsic Motivation  April 2021

Posted March 31, 2021

DownloadThis month’s Umbrella Theme is Intrinsic Motivation.  So what is that? It is when we can do something, enjoy something, complete something – and feel good about ourselves and our accomplishments. It’s about not needing anything external to make you ...

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Monthly Environmental Activities to Help Celebrate Our Planet

Posted March 31, 2021

April 22nd is Earth Day! “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” - Albert Einstein Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd! Download Founded in 1990, Earth Day Canada inspires people of all ages across the country to connect with ...

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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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