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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!

Media advisories on COVID-19 cases in UCDSB schools have been moved to the COVID-19 Public Advisories page.

Director's Award of Merit Winter 2021 Recipient - Beverley Glover
Director's Award of Merit Winter 2021 Recipient - Beverley Glover
05/05/2021
With an incredibly caring drive to make Athens District High School a clean and safe place to learn, Beverley Glover, Head Custodian at Athens District High School, is well respected within her school community.
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Canadian Mental Health Week
Fill Your Cup with Self-Care During Canadian Mental Health Week
05/04/2021
Whether it’s happy, sad, anger or surprised, The Upper Canada District School Board is exploring more ways to #GetReal in during Canadian Mental Health Week.
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CPHS Student
Carleton Place High School Student Wins Schulich Leader Scholarship
05/03/2021
Carleton Place High School student Annika Culhane has won the very prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship, making her the second UCDSB student to earn the award this year and a first in CPHS history.
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Highlights from the April 28 Board of Trustees’ Meeting
04/30/2021
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met virtually on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 for a regularly scheduled board meeting.
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Monique Favreau
Director's Award of Merit Winter 2021 Recipient - Monique Favreau
04/28/2021
Monique Favreau is a tireless, caring individual who ignites student confidence, identifies and develops program opportunities and inspires her colleagues daily.
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UCDSB Student
UCDSB Student Brings Strong Message of Support for 2SLGBTQIA+ Community
04/26/2021
The Upper Canada District School Board remains committed to ensuring that our students who self-identify as members of the two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual / 2SLGBTQIA+ community feel supported and contribute to making our schools and communities safe spaces for everyone. Brockville Collegiate Institute student Kai Flicker is committed to these outcomes.
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Fentanyl Use and Youth - Live Session
04/21/2021
The Upper Canada District School Board, in collaboration with the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit and the Brockville Police Services are hosting a​virtual event for parents, guardians and community stakeholders on the issue of fentanyl use and youth in our community.
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Chloe Headland
SFDCI Rugby Player is off to Harvard University
04/20/2021
Chloe Headland, a Grade 12 top academic student at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) has been accepted to play on the Harvard University women’s rugby team in September 2021.
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Affaan Ali
St. Lawrence Secondary School Student Earns Prestigious Science Scholarship
04/15/2021
Affaan Ali, a dedicated Grade 12 student at St. Lawrence Secondary School (SLSS), is a top student, active in his community, and his commitment to his studies and personal endevours are getting noticed.
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UCDSB Funding Announcement
UCDSB Receives $10M in Federal and Provincial Funding for School Enhancements and Upgrades
04/14/2021
The Upper Canada District School Board is happy to announce that our school board will be receiving $10.2 million from the federal and provincial governments, as part of the COVID-19 Resilience stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. This funding was announced this morning.
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Return to Learning Update for April 19
Return to Learning Update for April 19
04/13/2021
As you are likely aware, the provincial government announced yesterday that schools will not re-open to in-person learning after the April 2021 Spring Break. We understand that you may have questions related to what this means for your child(ren). Please know that we are working through the details and we will keep you informed.
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UCDSB Board of Trustees
Highlights from the April 7 Board of Trustees’ Meeting
04/09/2021
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met virtually on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 for a regularly scheduled board meeting.
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Weekly Round Up
UCDSB Weekly Round Up April 5-9
04/09/2021
Lots of fun spirit days, special activities and classroom learning happened this week at UCDSB schools:
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April Break Letter
April Break Parent/Guardian Letter
04/09/2021
Dear UCDSB Parents and Guardians, Thank you for continuing to follow the public health and safety measures that have kept our schools open and safe for students and staff. It is our collective effort that continues to ensure your children can learn in the classroom.
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Naismith PS Food Trucks
Food trucks, business and burgers: Naismith Memorial Public School Students explore entrepreneurship
04/09/2021
When it comes to crafting creative architectural designs, writing business plans, and developing marketing strategies, the Grade 4/5 students at Naismith Memorial Public School in Almonte are now well-versed in all these areas.
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UCDSB Quadmester Results
Public High School Students Make Academic Gains Despite Pandemic
03/31/2021
Even in light of the ongoing pandemic, students within the Upper Canada District School Board are making significant positive gains within the classroom. UCDSB student success data shows that credit completion amongst high school students is on the upswing, even when compared to pre-pandemic numbers.
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Trustees
Highlights from the March 24 Board of Trustees’ Meeting
03/29/2021
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met virtually on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 for a regularly scheduled board meeting.
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Weekly Round Up
UCDSB Weekly Roundup March 22-26
03/26/2021
Lots of fun spirit days, special activities and classroom learning happened this week at UCDSB schools.
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Weekly Round Up
UCDSB Weekly Roundup March 15-19
03/19/2021
Lots of fun spirit days, special activities and classroom learning happened this week at UCDSB schools
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UCDSB Honours International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
03/19/2021
The Upper Canada District School Board recognizes the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which takes place on Sunday, March 21, 2021. This day symbolizes the recognition that every individual is born free and equal in dignity and rights.
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Eliza Batchelor
North Grenville DHS Student Brings Hidden Issue to Light
03/18/2021
Eliza Batchelor, a Grade 10 student at North Grenville District High School, is spreading awareness of the presence of human trafficking happening within the Leeds and Grenville area.
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UCDSB Board of Trustees
Highlights from the March 10 Board of Trustees’ Meeting
03/15/2021
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 for a regularly scheduled board meeting.
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This Is Us: Hearing from Our Secondary Students
03/12/2021
The Upper Canada District School Board continues to connect with our secondary school students to get their perspective on their learning experiences during the pandemic. We recently connected with both Rideau District High School and Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute.
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Christine Sloan SGDHS
Shifting Art Lessons During the Pandemic: A UCDSB Teacher Perspective
03/09/2021
When it comes to the pandemic and remote learning experiences, there’s one word that’s often used – pivot. That was especially the case for Christine Sloan – an art and French teacher at South Grenville District High School (SGDHS) in Prescott.
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UCDSB Update: Revised Calendar, Staffing Shortages, Asymptomatic Testing
03/08/2021
There has been a lot happening within our school district over the last month and we want to take this opportunity to let you know of some of the most recent developments.
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International Women's Day 2021
Celebrating Women on International Women's Day
03/08/2021
Today, on International Women's Day, we're honouring all females within our school board, including our leaders.
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Chimo Elementary School Student Initiative
Chimo Elementary School Student Wellness Initiative Gains Momentum in Schools and National Attention
03/07/2021
When the Grade 7 students from Chimo Elementary School in Smiths Falls first decided to take on and later create a wellness challenge in January, they had no idea it would garner attention from a best-selling author and inspire the entire school board.
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Letter to Families from Local Public Health Unit
New Public Health Screening and Isolation Guidelines
02/19/2021
Our public health partners have asked us to share the following information related to changes that have recently been made to the provincial COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool.
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Mandatory Daily COVID-19 Screening for Grades 9-12
02/08/2021
As of Wednesday, February 10, the Ministry of Education requires that all secondary students complete a daily COVID-19 screening before or on arrival at school, as well as provide confirmation to the school they have completed this screening with results indicating they are permitted to attend school.
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Tips to Maintain Positive Mental Health
Tips to Maintain Positive Mental Health
01/19/2021
Families and individuals may feel stressed about factors related to the global pandemic, including following public health guidelines, work situations, child care and their children’s remote learning experiences. As well, you may be concerned about your child’s mental health and well-being. Their new reality of staying home and learning from home is likely a shift from what they are used to.
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Register for Kindergarten
Register Your Child for Full-day Kindergarten with the UCDSB!
01/11/2021
The Upper Canada District School Board is so excited to welcome your child to Kindergarten this September. Not only will your child learn literacy and math –they’ll also gain independence as well as problem-solving and critical-thinking skills related to the world around them.
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North Grenville District High School
This is Us: Connecting with Students, Staff and Parents
12/10/2020
Leading up to the 2020-2021 school year, the UCDSB produced a video that demonstrated some of the new practices and routines that would be in place this year when children returned to school. Now, we’re connecting with students to showcase the student experiences at the secondary level in this phase of “pandemic learning”.
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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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Level 1 Commercial Vehicle and Equipment Apprenticeship Program Registration Launches
After months of planning and preparing for its launch, the Upper Canada District School Board is thrilled to officially open registration for the Level 1 Commercial Vehicle and Equipment Apprenticeship Program.
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