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2019-2020
Rebecca MacLeod
Director's Award of Merit Spring 2020 Recipient Rebecca MacLeod
08/25/2020
Rebecca MacLeod always has the best interests of her learners at the top of her mind. She works with each learner to make sure the TR Leger program is the right fit and that they are taking all the appropriate courses. She becomes their teacher, confidante and most importantly, their friend. She is invested in each of her students’ lives and celebrates milestones with them, no matter the size.
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Luc Decoeur
Director's Award of Merit Spring 2020 Recipient - Luc Decoeur
08/18/2020
Luc Decoeur is the hardworking Lead Custodian at Williamstown Public School (WPS) and is known for his great work ethic and friendly demeanor.
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Sue van Leeuwen
Director's Award of Merit Spring 2020 Recipient - Sue van Leeuwen
08/11/2020
Sue van Leeuwen is a dedicated and caring Special Education Teacher who goes above and beyond for her students at South Grenville District High School.
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Kim Cook
Director's Award of Merit Spring 2020 Recipient - Kim Cook
08/04/2020
Kim Cook is the Office Assistant for the TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education's Skills, Training and Employment Preparation Program (STEP). She is based in Almonte, but she helps instructors at all 19 of our campuses. It is not uncommon to hear the constant 'bing’ of her email and ringing of her phone when you are near her office, as many people seek her out for help.
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Melanie Spence
Director's Award of Merit Spring 2020 Recipient - Melanie Spence
07/28/2020
Melanie Spence builds personal bonds and trust with all students in her position as an Educational Assistant at Ridau Vista Public School. She goes out of her way to ensure each student feels valued and happy at school.
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Williamstown Public School Funding Announcement
UCDSB Receives Funding for Williamstown Public School Expansion Project
07/27/2020
The Upper Canada District School Board is proud to share that it has received approval and funding from the Ministry of Education for the expansion at Williamstown Public School, in Williamstown.
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Westminster Public School Receives Funding for Expansion Project
UCDSB Receives Funding for Westminster Public School Expansion Project 
07/24/2020
The Upper Canada District School Board is proud to share that it has received approval and funding from the Ministry of Education for the expansion and retrofit project at Westminster Public School in Brockville.
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Nancy Lalonde
Director's Award of Merit Spring 2020 Recipient - Nancy Lalonde
07/21/2020
Nancy Lalonde has gracefully endured changes during her teaching career and currently teaches a Grade 1/2/3/4 split class at Rothwell-Osnabruck School (R-O). or building connections with her students, positively impacting their school experience and connecting with the community, the Upper Canada District School Board is proud to honour Nancy with a Director’s Award of Merit
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2019-2020 UCDSB Trustees
UCDSB Trustees Approve Budget for the 2020-2021 School Year
07/20/2020
At the Special Board of Trustees Meeting on Wednesday, July 15, Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) approved the 2020-2021 school year budget, with operating expenses of $377.8 million and capital expenses at $40.4 million.
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Darrell Halladay Service Excellence
Service Excellence Award Recipient - Darrell Halladay
07/14/2020
Darrell Halladay is an award recipient for demonstrating all six qualities of Service Excellence in his role as a Supervisor of Technical Support.
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2019-2020 UCDSB Trustees
Highlights from July 8 Board of Trustees Meeting
07/13/2020
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 for a Special Board of Trustees meeting. Trustees and senior staff participated in an online meeting to ensure physical distancing, however the meeting was broadcasted live and recorded.
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UCDSB Strategic Plan Survey
07/08/2020
We need to update our current strategic plan, which will guide our organization in its efforts to achieve this goal in the new world that is developing around us. Your feedback is pivotal for the successful development of our next strategic plan for 2020-2023.
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Arlie Onion
Service Excellence Award Recipient - Arlie Onion
07/07/2020
Arlie Onion is an award recipient for demonstrating all six qualities of Service Excellence in her role as a Human Resources Information Specialist and Supervisor to the Human Resources Assistant group.
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Bruce Monkman and Robert Brooks
Service Excellence Award Recipients - Bruce Monkman & Robert Brooks
06/30/2020
Robert Brooks and Bruce Monkman, both intermediate teachers at North Grenville District High School are award recipients for their ongoing and constant effort to demonstrate the six qualities of Service Excellence in their teaching roles.
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Student Surevy
UCDSB Student Survey Provides Insightful Feedback for Fall Planning
06/26/2020
The Upper Canada District School Board surveyed Grade 7-12 students to get feedback on their experiences with distance learning and how the current model could be improved in the future. ​
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Sarah Stone
Service Excellence Award Winner - Sarah Stone
06/23/2020
Sarah Stone is an award recipient who embodies and demonstrates all six Service Excellence qualities in her leadership role as Principal at Vanier Public School.
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2019-2020 Board of Trustees
Highlights from June 17 Board of Trustees Meeting
06/19/2020
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 for their regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting. Trustees and senior staff joined the meeting by teleconference to ensure physical distancing, however the meeting was broadcasted live. Trustees discussed several items:
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South Crosby Students with Batteries
South Crosby PS Recognized for Environmental Initiatives
06/18/2020
South Crosby Public School’s eco-team, known as the “Green Panthers”, are the first ever recipient of the Raw Materials Company Inc. (RMC) Environmental Award that recognizes schools for environmental initiatives and recycling spirit.
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Kids Boosting Kids
Almonte Students Create Online Auction Supporting Inclusion and Diversity
06/16/2020
After hearing of George Floyd in the news and discussing with their class, Naismith Memorial Public School siblings Lukas, Marlise and Esmay Ibrahim decided they wanted to take action to help eliminate racism and to improve equity and inclusion within their community.
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Honouring Relationships
UCDSB Focuses on Honouring Relationships as part of Indigenous History Month and Indigenous Peoples Day
06/15/2020
June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is putting increased focus on Indigenous Education this week to bring attention to Indigenous culture, history and to aid in relationship building between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous communities.
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UCDSB Board of Trustees 2019-2020
Highlights from June 10 Board of Trustees Meeting
06/12/2020
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 for a Special Board of Trustees meeting. Trustees and senior staff joined the meeting by teleconference to ensure physical distancing, however the meeting was broadcasted live. Trustees discussed two agenda items:
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Chair John McAllister
UCDSB Chair’s Comments on Current Events that Highlights Racism and Injustices
06/05/2020
Chair of the Board, John McAllister, delivered opening remarks to speak to those in the Upper Canada District School Board and in the larger community about concerns of racism and injustice over this past weekend, in the United States. Chair McAllister shared how classroom learning prepares our students to thoughtfully and respectfully respond to the offensive presence of racism in our world.
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2019-2020 UCDSB Trustees
Highlights from June 3 Board of Trustees Meeting
06/05/2020
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, June 3, 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.
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Parent Survey Results
Parent Feedback on the Distance Learning Model
06/01/2020
The Upper Canada District School Board surveyed UCDSB parents and guardians to get feedback on our current distance learning model. Results showed that the majority of respondents said assignments are appropriate and the workload is manageable; and that they are pleased with the communications they are receiving from both their school and the school board.
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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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DAM Kate Gover
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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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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Bell time changes
STEO Bell Time Changes Update: New Bell Times
05/08/2020
The following schools in the UCDSB across the East-West region will experience a change to the timing of the start and/or end of the school day, otherwise known as bell times, effective September 2020.
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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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New Brockville School
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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Mental Health Week 2020
Protect Your Wellness During Canadian Mental Health Week
05/04/2020
May 4-10 is Canadian Mental Health Week and the Upper Canada District School Board is highlighting ways you can stay well this year in these uncertain times.
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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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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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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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Community Resources for Families
Community Resources for Families
04/03/2020
Two resources all our families should be aware of are the United Way and Eastern Ontario 2-1-1.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Katelyn Stojadinov
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 Students with their Lego Builds
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Ted Kennedy Legacy Award
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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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