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What's New in the Upper Canada District School Board

Read about what's been happening across the Upper Canada District School Board this month. Be sure to check our Archived News section for past good news stories!


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Toniata Public School Card Company Supplies Cards to Local Seniors
12/04/2020
When kids get excited about their work, those joyful feelings are contagious. And spreading happiness and joy is the purpose behind the student-run card company that has formed at Toniata Public School.
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COVID-19 Advisory
Confirmed Case of COVID-19 at Caldwell Street Public School
12/03/2020
Parents/guardians and staff at Caldwell Street Public School received notification today that an individual at the school has tested positive for COVID-19. 
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McAllister and MacPherson Acclaimed as Chair and Vice-Chair of Board of Trustees for 2020-21
12/03/2020
Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Chair John McAllister was acclaimed to the role for another year on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Board of Trustees’ annual organizational meeting. Trustee William MacPherson was acclaimed as Vice-Chair for a third consecutive year.
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R. Tait McKenzie Public School Lives Out Commitment to Student Equity and Inclusion
12/03/2020
If you’ve ever met Dustyn Robins, consider yourself lucky. The Grade 4 student at R. Tait McKenzie Public School in Almonte is a kind and considerate student who lights up a room when he enters. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Dustyn uses an electric wheelchair, and the school has provided supports so that Dustyn can experience a positive learning environment.
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UCDSB Director’s Annual Report Highlights School District Success and Progress for the 2019-2020 Academic Year
12/02/2020
Showcasing staff commitment, student learning experiences and strategic plan initiatives, the Upper Canada District School Board’s Annual Director’s Report has been released.
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COVID-19 Advisory
Confirmed case of COVID-19 at Carleton Place High School
12/02/2020
Parents/guardians, staff and students at Carleton Place High School received notification today that an individual at the school has tested positive for COVID-19.
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Confirmed cases of COVID-19 at North Dundas District High School
12/02/2020
Parents/guardians, staff and students at North Dundas District High School received notification today that two individuals at the school have tested positive for COVID-19. The Eastern Ontario Health Unit is working closely with the school and all individuals who have been identified as possible close contacts through high-risk exposures have been contacted.
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Confirmed Case of COVID-19 at Laggan Public School
12/01/2020
Parents/guardians and staff at Laggan Public School received notification this evening that an individual at the school has tested positive for COVID-19.
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Erin Lee with Maggie the Magnificent
Viscount Alexander Teacher Publishes Children’s Book
11/30/2020
Erin Lee, a Kindergarten teacher at Viscount Alexander Public School, recently published a children’s book called “Maggie the Magnificent.” It features a spunky new student who magically grants wishes for each of her classmates.
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Family Feedback Survey - Fall 2020
11/30/2020
The Upper Canada District School Board is interested in understanding parent and guardian perspectives of the 2020-2021 school year so far, especially your child’s program experience this Fall and how they are coping with the important COVID-19 precautions implemented this school year.
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EOHU COVID-19 Advisory
Confirmed case of COVID-19 at Viscount Alexander Public School
11/30/2020
Parents/guardians, staff and students at Viscount Alexander Public School received notification over the weekend that an individual at the school has tested positive for COVID-19.
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Confirmed case of COVID-19 at CCVS
11/29/2020
Parents/guardians, staff and students at Cornwall Collegiate Vocational School (CCVS) received notification over the weekend that an individual at the school has tested positive for COVID-19.
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Confirmed case of COVID-19 at Tagwi Secondary School
11/29/2020
Parents/guardians and staff at Tagwi Secondary School received notification over the weekend that an individual at the school has tested positive for COVID-19.
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Highlights from the November 25 Board of Trustees’ Meeting
11/27/2020
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 for a regularly scheduled board meeting. Trustees conducted the meeting in person at the Brockville Board Office, with enhanced public health measures in place that provided the option for staff and trustees to connect by phone or virtually as an alternate means for attending the proceedings.
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UCDSB Signs Lease Agreement with Kemptville Campus
11/18/2020
As an important foundational step towards establishing the Level 1 Commercial Vehicle Apprenticeship Program, the Upper Canada District School Board signed a lease agreement with the Kemptville Campus Education and Community Centre today.
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Snow Day Update
Changes to Snow Day Plans for 2020-2021 School Year
11/16/2020
With COVID-19 protocols in place, our school board had to re-evaluate how snow days/inclement weather days will work for the 2020-2021 school year.
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Confirmed case of COVID-19 at South Branch Elementary School
11/16/2020
Parents/guardians and staff at South Branch Elementary School received notification over the weekend and today that an individual at the school has tested positive for COVID-19.
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Highlights from the November 11 Board of Trustees' Meeting
11/16/2020
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 for a regularly scheduled board meeting. Trustees conducted the meeting in person at the Brockville Board Office, with enhanced public health measures in place that provided the option for staff and trustees to use a conference call option as an alternate means for attending the proceedings.
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Glen Tay Public School's Kindness Day
Upper Canada District School Board Promotes Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
11/15/2020
To help enhance school safety and encourage positive learning environments, schools across the Upper Canada District School Board are promoting Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week from November 15-21, 2020.
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Gail Brant-Terry Wins Award
UCDSB Principal Gail Brant-Terry Honoured with National Indigenous Education Award
11/10/2020
With a dedication for Indigenous Education and Reconciliation, Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Principal of Indigenous Education Programs, Gail Brant-Terry, was recently honoured with the Indspire Guiding the Journey Indigenous Education Awards in Leadership.
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New Quadmester Dates for Grades 9-12
11/02/2020
The days that were reserved for exams will now be instructional days. To provide a greater balance of instructional days in each quadmester, the start and end dates of each segment had to be adjusted. Please note, these quadmester date changes apply to all secondary students, including those who are learning remotely. Here is a summary of the changes.
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UCDSB Chair John McAllister
UCDSB Chair Responds to Union and Federation Presidents
11/02/2020
I am responding on behalf of the Board of Trustees to your letter that we received on October 28, 2020. First of all, we thank you for sharing your concerns about learning in the time of COVID-19.
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Treaties Recognition Week
UCDSB Recognizes Treaties Recognition Week
11/02/2020
This week, many schools across the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) will be engaging in learning opportunities surrounding Treaties Recognition Week, which is celebrated annually during the first week of November.
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Highlights from the October 28 Board of Trustees Meeting
10/30/2020
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 for a regularly scheduled board meeting. Trustees conducted the meeting in person at the Brockville Board Office, with the option for staff and trustees to call in, as per regular practice.
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TR Leger Kemptville Campus Trades Training Program
New Trades Training Program in Kemptville to Benefit Area Students
10/23/2020
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is delighted by today’s announcement that the Kemptville Campus Education and Community Centre has received the green light to become a training facility for the Level 1 Commercial Vehicle and Equipment training though the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). The UCDSB looks forward to developing this opportunity in partnership.
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Thousand Islands Elementary School Student Raises $5,000 for Classmate’s New Wheelchair
10/21/2020
When Grade 4 Thousand Islands Elementary School student Ava Deryaw found out her classmate needed a new wheelchair, she got creative. Ava’s classmate, Ducky Steacy, has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. Ducky needs a new wheelchair that will better fit her growing body. A new wheelchair costs approximately $6,000, and Ava says she realized she could help her friend’s family with the equipment purchase.
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Highlights from the October 14 Board of Trustees Meeting
10/16/2020
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 for a regularly scheduled board meeting. Trustees conducted the meeting in person at the Brockville Board Office, with the option for staff and trustees to call in, as per regular practice.
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Remote Learning Info Sessions for Parents
Parent Info Session for Online Learning Technology
10/16/2020
If your child is currently enrolled in digital remote learning (either synchronous or asynchronous digital) with the Upper Canada District School Board, then you can see how the online tools are essential to your child’s learning experience. Using these tools may be a learning experience for you, too!
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2020 Trustee Innovation Award Winners
UCDSB Honours Six Employees with 2020 Trustee Innovation Awards
10/15/2020
Six Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) employees have been recognized for their creative thinking and practices during the 2019-2020 school year with a Trustee Innovation Award.
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Update on Student Assessment and Evaluation for 2020-2021
10/14/2020
As we have now settled students into daily learning routines, we want to provide parents and students with updated information about student evaluations and when reports will be sent home over the course of the 2020-2021 school year.
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iLead Day at CPHS
UCDSB’s First Digital iLead Day a Success
10/14/2020
Inspiration was ignited at Upper Canada District School Board’s Indigenous Student Leadership Forum, even though it was presented in a different way: virtually.
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