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Weekly Update: MoE Consultation, Survey Results & Other Resources
06/01/2020
We appreciate all the work that you as parents and guardians are doing at home to keep your children engaged in their learning and especially offering them support and encouragement during a unique and uncertain time in our history. This has not been an easy time for any of us. We want everyone to know that there are resources available if you, your child and/or your family are feeling overwhelmed or need to access community resources. See our Mental Health and Wellness Virtual Library and local contact information within your community.
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Board of Trustees
Highlights from May 27 Board of Trustees Meeting
05/28/2020
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 for their regular Board of Trustees meeting. Trustees and senior staff joined the meeting by teleconference to ensure social distancing, however full audio was broadcasted live. Trustees discussed several issues
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Krista Mano
Winter 2020 Director's Award of Merit Recipient - Krista Mano
05/28/2020
Krista Mano is the principal at Morrisburg Public School and is being honoured for the integral role she plays in ensuring disadvantaged students get the food they need to learn.
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May 25 Update
Week of May 25 Summer Learning Program, New K-8 Learning Resources & Additional Info
05/25/2020
As you know by now, students will not be returning to their school building for classes this school year. All of our staff who have the pleasure of working with your children are disappointed by this news, though we are not surprised by these developments. We appreciate the care and caution the provincial government is using to approach this decision. Since the announcement, we have been planning and preparing for what this means for our school board, now and into the fall.
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Winter 2020 Director's Award of Merit Recipient - Kate Gover
05/21/2020
Kate Gover is a Kindergarten teacher at Drummond Central School being recognized for her creative teaching style and organizing fun activities that bring the school closer to its community.
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School Closures Extended
Week of May 19 School Closure Extended and Resources
05/19/2020
Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced today that the school closure period will extend until the end of June, which means that students will not be returning to our school buildings for the rest of this school year. Given the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, this decision is not surprising and we fully appreciate the care and caution that the provincial government is using to approach this decision.
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Board of Trustees
Highlights from May 13 Board of Trustees Meeting
05/15/2020
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 for their regular Board of Trustees meeting. Trustees and senior staff joined the meeting by teleconference to ensure physical distancing, however full audio was broadcasted live. Trustees discussed several issues.
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Shannon Clair
Winter 2020 Director's Award of Merit Recipient - Shannon Clair
05/15/2020
Shannon Clair is an Educational Assistant at Rideau District High School and is being honoured for her passion for education, and her support of the high school’s breakfast program and basketball teams.
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Graduations postponed
UCDSB Postpones Grade 12 Graduations to June 2021
05/13/2020
Given the circumstances and the uncertainties of this global pandemic, and in consultation with public health authorities, the Upper Canada District School Board has no option but to postpone June 2020 graduation ceremonies at all of our secondary schools and at our TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education until June 2021.
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Covid-19 Update
Week of May 11 Programs & Activities Update for Elementary & Secondary
05/11/2020
Tomorrow marks the two-month anniversary when we first informed you that the provincial government ordered schools to be closed as a public health measure to slow the spread of COVID-19. This has resulted in a huge change for all of us, including how we work, study, and learn.
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Update for Secondary Students
Update for UCDSB Secondary Students
05/07/2020
The Upper Canada District School Board continues to provide regular updates on our operations as we work and learn in different ways to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Many of our students and their families have questions about examinations, the school prom, graduation ceremonies, and other issues. Here is what we are able to share today.
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Julie Lalonde
Winter 2020 Director’s Award of Merit Recipient – Julie Lalonde
05/07/2020
This open-minded, determined and caring Instructional Assistant is being recognized for her encouragement and inspiration towards her students at TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education, Cornwall Campus.
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UCDSB Acquires Land for New Brockville School
05/06/2020
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has taken possession of a property located at 550 King Street West in Brockville, which will be the future site of a new school for the Brockville area.
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Week of May 4 Update and Learning Resources
05/05/2020
​This week is Education Week, and while it looks much different than usual, we want our students and families to continue to stay connected – to their learning and to each other. This week is also Mental Health Week. To acknowledge both these important events, we are encouraging you and your child to reach out to someone you haven’t connected with recently, find out how they are doing and share one thing you’ve learned over the last month.
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UCDSB Celebrates Staying Connected for Education Week May 4-8
05/04/2020
Today marks the first day of Education Week, a week that is recognized and celebrated annually by school boards across the province.
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Colleen Leslie
Winter 2020 Director’s Award of Merit Recipient – Colleen Leslie
04/30/2020
This caring Music Teacher is being recognized for her dedication to the development and success of her students at Seaway District High School. Colleen Leslie is the Band Director at Seaway DHS and each year, she arranges a variety of activities for the band both in the school and in the community. The band has participated in Christmas concerts, spring concerts, the Kinsmen Music Festival, the Capital Region Music Festival, and performances at local elementary schools. She has also actively supported the students in various fundraising efforts for the band’s activities and instrument repair.
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Minister of Education Letter to Parents - April 28
04/28/2020
Over these past weeks, our government has been inspired by you and your children’s eagerness and flexibility in transitioning toward remote learning. We know that this has not been easy, especially with the profound impact COVID-19 has had on your lives and livelihood. The ability to keep our students engaged in their learning journey has been remarkable.
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School closures extended
Extension of School Closures and Updated Resources
04/27/2020
As you may have heard on the news yesterday afternoon, the Minister of Education announced that all publicly-funded schools will remain closed to students until at least May 31, 2020. This decision was based on the advice of public health officials. While we all want to see our students back in their regular classroom as soon as possible, we fully agree with the government that keeping our students and staff safe is the top priority.
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Board of Trustees
Highlights from April 22 Board of Trustees Meeting
04/24/2020
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 for their regular Board of Trustees meeting. Trustees and senior staff joined the meeting by teleconference to ensure social distancing, however full audio was broadcasted live.
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Annette Larocque
Winter 2020 Director’s Award of Merit Recipient – Annette Larocque
04/23/2020
This selfless and hardworking Educational Assistant is being recognized for going the extra mile and providing the best learning environment for her students at Naismith Memorial Public School.
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UCDSB Makes 1,900 Devices Available to Students for Distance Learning
04/23/2020
The Upper Canada District School Board rolled out phase one of the device distribution plan this week, which will put more than 1,900 laptops in the hands of secondary students and students with special education needs when complete.
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Week of April 20 Update & Resources
Week of April 20 Update & Resources
04/20/2020
Last week the Premier extended the Declaration of Emergency until May 12, which signals that schools will not open on May 4, 2020 as planned. We have not received any formal notice of this yet but expect to hear more from the Ministry of Education and the Premier about the school year over the next few days. You can count on us to update you immediately, once we receive any further information from the provincial government on this important topic.
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Week of April 14 Update & Resources
Week of April 14 Update & Resources
04/14/2020
I hope all of you had an enjoyable long weekend, even if it may have looked different than other years for you and your family. If you did not see my video message, posted both to the UCDSB website and social media, I hope you will take the time to do so. Through this video, I provided a general update to parents and caregivers on what we are attending to throughout the school district as we start this new week.
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A Message to UCDSB Families from the Director
04/10/2020
UCDSB Director of Education Stephen Sliwa shares an update with families and well wishes.
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Learn at Home Plan April 2020
Highlights from April 8 Board Meeting
04/10/2020
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 for their regular Board of Trustees meeting. Trustees and senior staff joined the meeting by teleconference to ensure social distancing, however full audio was broadcasted live.
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UCDSB Phase 2 Distant Learning
04/06/2020
As we begin a new week, I want to update you on our progress with Phase 2 of distance learning in our school district, and to further share resources made available to support student mental health and well-being during this unprecedented time.
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2020 Trustee Innovation Awards
Nominations Open for 2020 Trustee Innovation Awards
04/03/2020
The Upper Canada District School Board is accepting nominations for the 2020 UCDSB Trustee Innovation Awards.
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Emergency Child Care
Emergency Child Care Centres to Open in Four UCDSB Schools
04/02/2020
In an effort to support health care and essential service workers in our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Upper Canada District School Board has been able to respond positively to requests from municipalities to open four emergency child care centres within our school district.
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Ministry of Education Parent Update on School Closures and Student Learning
04/01/2020
The following letter was issued to parents by the Ontario Ministry of Education. I am writing to you today exactly two weeks since our government declared a State of Emergency in the province. I know this period has not been easy for you or your children, especially as the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak begin to have increasing effects on your day-to-day lives and livelihoods.
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Food from UCDSB School Nutrition Programs to be Donated to Area Food Banks During COVID-19 Crisis
03/31/2020
Food from Upper Canada District School Board school nutrition programs will be diverted to area food banks to assist families during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Parent/Guardian Update
Province Keeps Ontario Schools Closed until May
03/31/2020
In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and help flatten the curve on the virus, the Ontario government has officially closed schools until May 4 for students.
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Survey of UCDSB Family Technology Needs
03/31/2020
If you do not have Internet access at home, or you feel you are lacking in enough devices for your children to use, or you have children with a Board-provided device to support their special education programming, we are asking you to take a moment to complete this online survey
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Board of Trustees
Highlights from March 25 Board of Trustees Meeting
03/27/2020
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 for their regular Board meeting. Trustees and senior staff joined the meeting by teleconference to ensure social distancing, however full audio was broadcasted live.
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Ministry of Education Update on COVID-19 Measures in Schools
03/22/2020
The following letter was issued today by the Ontario Ministry of Education. The foremost priority of the government is to keep all Ontarians safe, including our students and educators. Working with our partners and all levels of government, we will do whatever it takes to deliver on this imperative.
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Learn from Home
UCDSB Compiles Learn at Home Resources
03/20/2020
The Ontario Ministry of Education has launched its Learn at Home portal, a supplementary resource for elementary and secondary students to practice math and literacy skills, and learn at home during the ministry-directed school closure period from March 14, 2020 until April 5, 2020.
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Coronavirus Update
Update - UCDSB School Operations, Cancellations & Resources
03/18/2020
In light of the Premier’s message on March 17 declaring a state of emergency within the province of Ontario in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to provide you with the most up-to-date information we have and how it relates to the operations of our schools and the school board. 
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Highlights from March 11 Board of Trustees Meeting
03/16/2020
rustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 for their regular Board meeting. They discussed several agenda items.
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UCDSB to Temporarily Close Schools, Working on Educational Supports for Students
03/13/2020
Recognizing that a key part of the provincial strategy to close all Ontario schools is to contain the spread of COVID-19, all child care and EarlyON centres located within UCDSB schools will also be closed during this time. Community activities that take place in our schools will be cancelled until April 6.
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Safe & Accepting Schools
Creating Safe and Accepting Schools in the UCDSB
03/10/2020
The Ministry of Education is interested in how Ontario schools are taking steps to minimize bullying to ensure students are learning in safe and caring environments. As part of their measures to fulfill this promise, a new survey by the ministry has been released to gauge the effectiveness of school anti-bullying measures.
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Coronavirus Update
UCDSB Coronavirus Update
03/06/2020
Although there are no known cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region, it is important for families to know the proactive measures that the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has been taking in response to this virus.
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Lions Win EOSSAA Silver
Rideau District High School Wins Silver at EOSSAA Junior A Girls’ Volleyball Championship
03/05/2020
The Rideau District High School Lions won silver Tuesday, March 3 at the EOSSAA Junior A Girls’ Volleyball Championship, held at St. Mary Catholic High School in Brockville.
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Online Safety Presentation
Commonwealth Public School Students Learn About Online Safety
03/02/2020
Students at Commonwealth Public School learned to stay safe while online during a presentation by Brockville Police last week in the school’s Learning Commons.
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Perth and District Collegiate Institute Blue Devils
Perth DCI Wins EOSSAA Senior A Boys’ Basketball Championship while Almonte DHS Wins EOSSAA Junior A Boys’ Title
02/27/2020
The Perth and District Collegiate Institute Blue Devils won the 2020 EOSSAA Senior A Boys’ Basketball Championship Wednesday, February 26 defeating Rideau District High School 48-39.
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2020-21 Student Trustees
UCDSB Student Senate Elects Two Student Trustees
02/27/2020
On Tuesday, February 25, the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Student Senators met for their third quarterly meeting and elected two new Student Trustees for the 2020-2021 school year.
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Eastern Ontario SKLZ Competition
Nearly 300 UCDSB Students Participate in 2020 Eastern Ontario SKLZ Competition
02/26/2020
About 300 students from the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) competed Tuesday, February 25 at the 2020 Eastern Ontario SKLZ competition, held at St. Lawrence College in Cornwall.
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Pink Shirt Day
UCDSB Marks Pink Shirt Day for Anti-Bullying
02/26/2020
Today, Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) schools are celebrating International Pink Shirt Day by wearing pink shirts and holding assemblies and other activities to show they are anti-bully advocates and to celebrate each other’s differences.
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Labour Relations Update
Labour Relations Update Feb. 25
02/25/2020
ETFO, the union that represents elementary teachers in our board is moving into Phase 6 of their work-to-rule campaign. Schools will remain open for #UCDSB students in K-8.
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Labour Relations Update
OSSTF Strike Planned for Feb. 28
02/21/2020
The OSSTF, which represents secondary teachers and professional student service personnel within our board, gave notice that their members will hold a one-day strike on Friday, February 28 at some school boards across the province if progress is not made at the provincial bargaining table. The UCDSB will be included in this one-day strike.
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Eastern Ontario SKLZ Competition
Eastern Ontario SKLZ Competition Slated for February 25 at St. Lawrence College in Cornwall
02/21/2020
The Eastern Ontario SKLZ Competition will take place Tuesday, February 25 at the Cornwall campus of St. Lawrence College.
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Kouao Wins Vimy Pilgrimage Award
VCI Student Wins Prestigious Vimy Pilgrimage Award
02/21/2020
Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute Grade 10 student Anna Kouao has won a prestigious Vimy Pilgrimage Award, earning her a week-long tour of First World War battlefields and museums throughout France and Belgium.
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Glengarry District High School Senior Boys Curling Team
Carleton Place High School and Glengarry District High School Medal at Ontario School Curling Provincial Championships
02/20/2020
The Carleton Place High School (CPHS) boys’ curling team won silver on February 15 at the Ontario School Curling Provincial Championships, held in Chatham, Ont., with the boys’ team from Glengarry District High School (GDHS) winning bronze.
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TR Leger Gananoque Open House
TR Leger Gananoque Campus Open House
02/20/2020
The TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education will host an open house on Thursday, February 27 to showcase its Gananoque campus at 600 MacDonald Drive.
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Labour Relations Update
Reminder: Feb. 21 Province-Wide Strike
02/19/2020
This is a reminder that multiple teacher unions across the province will be participating in a one-day, province-wide strike on Friday, February 21 if no progress is made at the central bargaining table. This strike includes the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), which represents elementary teachers within our board, and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which represents secondary teachers and professional student service personnel within our board.
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Board of Trustees
Highlights from February 12 Board of Trustees Meeting
02/18/2020
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 for their regular Board meeting. They discussed several agenda items.
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Province wide strike planned for Feb.21
02/13/2020
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, which represents elementary teachers within our board, and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, which represents secondary teachers and professional student service personnel within our board, gave notice that their members will be participating in a one-day, province-wide strike next week on Friday, February 21 if no progress is made at the central bargaining table.
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C4K Bubble Blowing Conteste
Students Blow Bubbles to Raise Money for C4K
02/13/2020
Oxford-on-Rideau Public School and Merrickville Public School teamed up today in a bubble gum blowing contest to raise money for the UCDSB Champions for Kids (C4K) Foundation.
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STEO Bell Time Changes
STEO Bell Time Changes
02/12/2020
In September 2020, there will be changes to bell times at 32 of our 38 schools in the regions of Leeds, Grenville, Dundas, Prescott and Russell.
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Labour Relations Update
Strike Reminder For Feb.10 & Feb.11
02/07/2020
This is a reminder that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), which represents elementary teachers within our board, will be holding a one-day rotating strike on Monday, Feb.10 and a province-wide strike Tuesday, Feb. 11.
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ETFO Strikes Planned for Feb.10 and Feb.11
02/05/2020
Discussions at the provincial bargaining table have not progressed and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, which represents elementary teachers within our board, will be continuing with one-day rotating strikes as well a one-day, province-wide strike next week. The Upper Canada District School Board WILL BE impacted by these strikes on Monday, Feb. 10 and Tuesday, Feb. 11 if there is no progress made at the central bargaining table.
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Labour Relations Update
ETFO Strikes Planned for Wednesday and Thursday
02/03/2020
This is a reminder that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), which represents elementary teachers within our board, will be holding a one-day rotating strike on Wednesday, Feb.5 and a province-wide strike Thursday, Feb. 6.
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UCDSB Student Success Snapshot - Katelyn Stojadinov
02/03/2020
Rideau District High School student Katelyn Stojadinov stands out for her caring attitude and sense of service. She is featured in this month's Student Success Snapshot.
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Rideau  District High School 60th Anniversary Reunion
Register Now for Rideau District High School 60th Reunion
01/29/2020
The countdown is on to the diamond anniversary of Rideau District High School as alumni will be celebrating their 60th anniversary on May 15 and 16, 2020.
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Bridgewood Public School Showcases Lego Fusion Boomtown Builds
01/29/2020
This week, students in Grade 2 to Grade 4 at Bridgewood Public School showcased their Lego Fusion Boomtown Build projects, an experiential learning initiative that challenged students to build accessible and eco-friendly buildings for a town.
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ETFO Strike Planned for Tomorrow + February Dates
01/28/2020
Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), which represents elementary teachers within our board will be holding a one-day strike tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 29. Additionally, the UCDSB will be impacted by a rotating ETFO strike on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and a province-wide ETFO strike on Thursday, Feb.6 if an agreement is not reached at the central bargaining table. This means, there will be no classes or transportation for any of our Kindergarten to Grade 8 students on February 5 or February 6.
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Public Health Information - Coronavirus
01/28/2020
Ontario Health officials have identified two cases (one confirmed, one presumptive) of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Toronto. Health officials currently maintain that the risk of contracting the virus remains low. The UCDSB is following the situation carefully and working with public health officials to determine if additional precautions are necessary.
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Family Literacy Day 2020
UCDSB Schools Celebrate Family Literacy Day
01/27/2020
Today is Family Literacy Day and many schools in the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) are holding special activities to celebrate.
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Labour Relations Update
No classes for Kindergarten to Grade 8 students on January 29
01/24/2020
The UCDSB will be impacted by the rotating one-day strikes taking place next week on Wednesday, Jan. 29. There will be no classes or transportation for any of our Kindergarten to Grade 8 students, this includes Grade 7 and Grade 8 students that attend a secondary school or specialized programs (e.g. ABLE).
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Labour Relations Update
Status of Report Cards for Term 1/Semester 1
01/23/2020
Due to ETFO and OSSTF job action, the UCDSB will not be issuing Elementary Term 1 report cards. Secondary Semester 1 report cards will be issued, but no comments will be provided.
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Morrisburg Student Published in a Book
01/20/2020
Kaydance McMillan, a Grade 3 student at Morrisburg Public School was chosen to have her short story “Who’s in the Basement?” published in the book Wild, a compilation book of student stories published annually.
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Labour Relations Update
OSSTF and ETFO Labour Relations Update - Jan. 17
01/17/2020
ETFO gave notice that its members will be moving forward with one-day rotating strikes next week if there is no progress made at the central bargaining table. At this time, the UCDSB WILL NOT be impacted by these strikes next week (January 20 – January 24, 2020).
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Laggan Public School 50th Anniversary Celebration
Laggan Public School Celebrates 50 years
01/16/2020
Laggan Public School is hosting its 50th anniversary this year, honouring five decades of public education and the school’s continuing role as a hub of the community.
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No Classes for Grades 9-12 on January 15
01/14/2020
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation will hold a one-day strike on January 15 at some school boards across the province, including the Upper Canada District School Board. Here’s how students will be impacted:
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Labour Relations Update
OSSTF and ETFO Labour Relations Update - Jan.10
01/10/2020
UCDSB will be impacted by OSSTF one-day strikes planned for Jan. 15. There will be no classes for Gr. 9-12 students on that day. Classes for K-8 WILL proceed as usual, even if Gr.7 & Gr. 8 students are in a high school. ETFO is withdrawing additional services in elementary schools starting Jan. 13. Please read more for details.
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Two Kemptville Schools Receive Funding for Expansion Projects
01/10/2020
Today the Ministry of Education announced that the Upper Canada District School Board will receive funding for expansion projects at North Grenville District High School and Kemptville Public School
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Board of Trustees
Highlights from January 8 Board of Trustees Meeting
01/10/2020
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 for their regular Board meeting. They discussed several agenda items.
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Labour Relations Update
UCDSB will not administer January EQAO assessment
01/09/2020
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has decided NOT to administer the EQAO Grade 9 math assessment scheduled for January. Teachers will continue to teach and assess the remainder of the math curriculum for Semester 1.
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UCDSB Wildlife Rescue
UCDSB Schools Come Together to Help with Wildlife Rescue
01/09/2020
Multiple schools in the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) have jumped at the opportunity to help the Australian wildlife affected by the catastrophic wildfires.
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Register your child for Kindergarten
Registering Your Child for Full-Day Kindergarten – 101
01/06/2020
Kindergarten is an exciting time for families. It’s the start of a new learning adventure that will serve as a foundation for future success. Here are a few helpful hints on how to register your child for Kindergarten.
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Board of Trustees
Highlights from Dec. 11 Board of Trustees Meeting
12/20/2019
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 for their regular Board meeting. They discussed several agenda items.
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Almonte DHS Winter Clothing Drive
Almonte District High School Sends Winter Clothing to Students in Nunavut
12/17/2019
Nine large boxes filled with parkas, winter hats, snow pants, mittens, and balaclavas have arrived at Kugluktuk High School in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, the result of a winter clothing drive held at Almonte District High School.
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Glengarry Students Compete to Build Wind Turbines
12/17/2019
On Thursday, December 12, 68 Grade 7 and 8 students at Glengarry District High School participated in a competition to build working model wind turbines, having industry professionals judge their work.
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UCDSB Mourns the Passing of Former Trustee Wendy MacPherson
12/16/2019
Wendy MacPherson, former UCDSB Trustee, died on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. She was well known in her community of Alexandria, Ont. where she was a former municipal counsellor before serving as a Trustee with the Upper Canada District School Board from 2014 – 2018. In 2014, Ms. MacPherson was the elected Trustee for Ward 9, a constituency comprised of North Glengarry, South Glengarry, North Stormont, South Stormont.
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Carleton Place Open House
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Superintendent Jeremy Hobbs
Upper Canada District School Board Appoints New CFO and Treasurer of the Board
12/11/2019
Current Superintendent of Human Resources and Operational Services Jeremy Hobbs has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for the Upper Canada District School Board.
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UCDSB Will Not Be Impacted by Dec.11 Rotating Strikes
12/06/2019
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation announced earlier today that it will continue with one-day rotating strikes at selected school boards across the province on Wednesday, December 11. This is will not impact the Upper Canada District School Board.
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Upper Canada District School Board Releases 2018-2019 Director’s Annual Report to the Community
12/06/2019
The 2018-2019 Director’s Annual Report, was presented to the Board of Trustees on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The report – an annual requirement of the Ministry of Education - details how our system is delivering educational programs in school settings that emphasizes a focus on student achievement, wellbeing and a graduate rate target of 90% by June 2020.
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Chair John McAllister
McAllister and MacPherson Acclaimed as Chair and Vice-Chair of Board of Trustees for 2019-20
12/06/2019
Upper Canada District School Board Chair John McAllister was acclaimed to the role for another year on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Board of Trustee’s annual organizational meeting. Trustee William MacPherson was acclaimed as Vice-Chair for a second consecutive year.
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Labour Relations Update
Labour Relations Update - December 3
12/03/2019
This is a reminder to let you know that the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has not yet reached a deal with the province and have planned a one-day walkout on Wednesday, December 4 unless a deal is reached.
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TR Leger Kemptville  Campus Open House
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Mayor visits Linklater Public School
Linklater Public School Students Discuss Environmental Stewardship with Mayor of Gananoque
12/03/2019
Gananoque Mayor Ted Lojko was invited to Linklater Public School on Nov. 21 to learn about the school’s green initiatives and some of the measures they’ve been using that could be used in the community.
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Board of Trustees
Highlights from November 27 Board of Trustees Meeting
12/02/2019
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 for their regular Board meeting. They discussed several agenda items.
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Labour Relations Update
OSSTF Labour Relations Update - November 29
11/29/2019
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), the union that represents secondary teachers across the province, has announced that its members will partake in a one-day strike on Wednesday, December 4 if a deal is not reached at the provincial level by that time.
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Change for Change at Roxmore
Cornwall Area Elementary Schools Host Change for Change Fundraisers to Benefit Peers
11/29/2019
Roxmore Public School and Eamer’s Corners Public School took the opportunity to mark National Child Day, held on Nov. 20, by hosting fundraisers to help benefit other children.
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Rainbow Youth Forum
Russell High School Students Present at Rainbow Youth Forum
11/25/2019
Students from Russell High School discussed the unique challenges of running Gender and Sexuality Alliance clubs in rural schools during a presentation at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Rainbow Youth Forum, held earlier this month.
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Board of Trustees
Highlights from November 13 Board of Trustees Meeting
11/25/2019
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 for their regular Board meeting. They discussed several agenda items.
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Labour Relations Update
ETFO and OSSTF Labour Relations Update - Nov.22
11/22/2019
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, the unions that represent public school elementary and secondary teachers across the province, have announced they will proceed with work-to-rule campaigns effective Tuesday, November 26.
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TR Leger Open House
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Climate Summit
BCI Enviro Club Members Attend 11th Annual Adirondack Youth Climate Summit
11/20/2019
Members of Brockville Collegiate Institute’s new Enviro Club attended the 11th Annual Adirondack Youth Climate Summit in Tupper Lake, New York.
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Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
Upper Canada District School Board Promotes Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
11/18/2019
Schools across the Upper Canada District School Board are promoting Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week November 17-23 to help enhance school safety and encourage positive learning environments.
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ETFO and OSSTF Labour Relations Update - Nov.15
11/15/2019
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will be in a legal strike position as of Monday, November 25 and will proceed with a work-to-rule campaign effective Tuesday, November 26 if an agreement is not reached between all parties at the provincial level.
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TR Leger Open House
TR Leger Brockville Campus Open House on November 21, 2019
11/14/2019
The TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education will host an open house on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 to showcase its new campus on Ormond Street in Brockville.
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Letter to Parents: Drinking Water
11/08/2019
As you may be aware, there have recently been several reports in the media on the presence of lead in the drinking water in Ontario schools. More specifically, several Upper Canada District School Board schools have been named as exceeding the Ontario threshold for lead in drinking water. We understand the importance of maintaining healthy environments for our students and staff and are writing to assure you that the drinking water in our schools is safe.
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Take Out Kids to Work Day
UCDSB Students Benefit from Experiential Learning Through Take Our Kids to Work Day
11/07/2019
Students across the Upper Canada District School Board discovered the world of work Wednesday, November 6 during Take Our Kids to Work Day.
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UCDSB Recognizes Treaties Recognition Week
11/05/2019
This week, many schools across the Upper Canada District School Board will be taking part in learning opportunities surrounding Treaties Recognition Week, which runs November 4-8.
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Thousand Islands Secondary School Intermediate Cross-Country Team
Hundreds of Students Compete at 2019 Upper Canada Cup Cross-Country Championships
10/30/2019
More than 1,200 students from schools across the Upper Canada District School Board competed Tuesday, October 29 at the 2019 Upper Canada Cup Cross-Country Championships.
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Cross Country Runners
UCDSB Students Place in Top 10 at EOSSAA Cross Country
10/29/2019
13 Upper Canada District School Board students placed in the top 10 at the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (EOSSAA) Cross Country Championships last week in Petawawa.
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Front of Yonge Host Brazilian Students
Front of Yonge Elementary Hosts Brazilian Students
10/29/2019
Front of Yonge Elementary School welcomed 11 Grade 5 students and three teachers from Maple Bear International School located in São Paulo, Brazil on Monday, Oct. 21. The group of international learners will be here until Nov. 2.
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Code of Conduct Change - Use of Student-Owned Devices
10/28/2019
On November 4, the Ministry of Education’s new policy that restricts the use of personal mobile devices during instructional time will go into effect. The Ministry defines a personal mobile device to be a personal electronic device that can be used to communicate or to access the Internet, such as a cellphone or a tablet.
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Thousand  Islands Secondary School Upper Canada Cup Champions
TISS and CPHS bring home 2019 Upper Canada Cup Soccer Championships
10/25/2019
Thousand Islands Secondary School is the 2019 Upper Canada Cup Boys Soccer Champion, while the 2019 Upper Canada Cup Girls Soccer Champion is Carleton Place High School. Both divisions played against North Grenville District High School in the finals.
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Highlights from October 23 Board of Trustees Meeting
10/25/2019
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, for their regular Board meeting. They discussed several agenda items.
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Dress Purple Day
UCDSB Supports Ontario Dress Purple Day
10/23/2019
On October 24, 2019, staff and students across the Upper Canada District School Board will join organizations across the province for Ontario Dress Purple Day, a day to raise awareness about the role communities play in supporting vulnerable children and families.
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Student Vote
Upper Canada District School Board Schools Host Mock Federal Elections
10/21/2019
Students from Thousand Islands Secondary School, Russell Public School, Pakenham Public School, and Char-Lan District High School have joined peers across the country to take part in mock elections in their schools.These mock elections are part of Student Vote Canada activities.
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Local Government Week
Local Government Week: The Role of School Board Trustees
10/18/2019
The Upper Canada District School Board is recognizing Local Government Week this week, held annually to increase youth and public awareness about the role local government plays in various areas of life.
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Board of Trustees
Highlights from October 9 Board of Trustees Meeting
10/16/2019
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 for their regular Board meeting. They discussed several agenda items.
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Labour Update
CUPE Labour Relations Update October 6, 2019
10/06/2019
CUPE and Province have reached a tentative deal, UCDSB schools and childcare facilities open tomorrow
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Labour Relations Update
Childcare Information for Parents
10/04/2019
If a strike by CUPE members does occur on Monday, October 7, the UCDSB will need to close all of our schools to students. We will not be able to operate our facilities or provide proper supervision and care to our students.
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Board of Trustees
Highlights from September 25 Board of Trustees Meeting
10/03/2019
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 for their regular Board meeting. They discussed several agenda items
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Queen's-UCDSB Memorandum of Understanding
UCDSB and Queen’s University Enhance Rural and Remote Education for Pre-Service Teachers
10/03/2019
The Upper Canada District School Board and Queen’s University Faculty of Education have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will allow them to explore opportunities between the two institutions that will put an emphasis on rural and remote education for apprenticing teachers.
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Board Honours Outstanding Employees at 2019 Trustee Innovation Awards
09/27/2019
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) recognized excellence on Wednesday, September 25 at the 2019 Trustee Innovation Awards ceremony in Brockville, which took place during the regular Board meeting.
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UCDSB Students Run in Honour of Terry Fox
09/26/2019
Today is National Terry Fox School Run Day and, despite many school runs getting postponed due to weather, hundreds of students across the Upper Canada District School Board still took part in school runs today, with hundreds more taking part next week. All the money raised in these events go to the Terry Fox Foundation and supports cancer research.
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Labour Relations Update - CUPE Job Action
09/26/2019
As you may have heard, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has announced job action in response to the status of bargaining at the provincial level. This job action could take place as early as Monday September 30. This is job action that affects all school boards across Ontario. It is a result of the provincial dialogue between the Ministry of Education and CUPE. CUPE and the province have recently announced that they will continue bargaining on September 28 and 29, 2019.
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Modest Gains Achieved in EQAO Data for UCDSB Students
09/25/2019
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has received the latest EQAO assessment data and overall, UCDSB students have achieved modest gains in areas of reading and writing, while reflecting the provincial trends in math. The UCDSB sees these achievements as steps in the right direction.
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Board of Trustees
Highlights from September 11 Board of Trustees Meeting
09/18/2019
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 for the first Board meeting of the 2019-2020 school year. They discussed several agenda items.
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Fred Fox and Oarn Crawford
Fred Fox Honours UCDSB Student During Cross-Canada School Tour
09/11/2019
Every September Terry Fox’s brother, Fred Fox, visits schools across Canada to share Terry’s story. Yesterday he visited Maxville Public School and Thousand Islands Elementary School (TIES) as part of his cross-Canada tour.
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UCDSB Draws Attention to Mental Health Supports on World Suicide Prevention Day
09/10/2019
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) wants to highlight some of the steps students, staff and their families can take to take care of their mental health, and the resources available to them if they are in crisis.
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Coronavirus Update
School closures due to COVID-19 starting March 14
Around 4 p.m. on March 12, 2020, the provincial Government announced that all Ontario schools will be closed from Saturday, March 14, 2020, reopening on Monday, April 6, 2020. During this time, all Child Care and EarlyON Centres located in UCDSB schools will also be closed and community use activities in our schools will be cancelled. All UCDSB schools are open tomorrow (Friday, March 13) and transportation will be running. We are working to get answers to many of the unknowns and will inform parents/guardians, students and staff in the coming days.
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