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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.

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Char-Lan Students with Tractors
Char-Lan DHS Celebrates Agriculture with its Annual Take your Tractor to School Tradition
09/17/2021
Farm equipment filled the parking lot at Char-Lan District High School today for their third annual Take your Tractor to School Day.
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Queen Elizabeth School Siblings Raise $1,300 for Afghan Women and Refugees
09/14/2021
When siblings Will, Lucas and Campbell O’Neill learned about the current situation in Afghanistan, they wanted to do their part to help.
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Highlights from the Sept. 8 Board of Trustees' Meeting
09/10/2021
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, for a regularly scheduled board meeting.
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September 3 Return to School Update for Families
09/03/2021
As students are enjoying their last days of summer vacation, we are working hard to ensure a smooth and safe return to school on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Since our letter that we sent to you last week, we’ve received some updated information from our public health units that we want to share with you.
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UCDSB Further Invests in Ventilation and other School Safety Measures
09/02/2021
From improving air quality to installing hundreds of water bottle re-filling stations, the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) continues with its commitment to ensuring schools remain a safe and healthy place for staff and students this school year.
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Return to School Guide + FAQs for UCDSB Families
08/27/2021
We are just over a week away from the first day of school and we understand it’s important for you to have clear and up-to-date information on what to expect this school year.
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Back to School Update for UCDSB Families & Students
08/20/2021
We are excited to welcome all students back to in-person learning on Tuesday, September 7. We believe that being in the classroom with familiar faces (with masks of course) and being able to interact in-person with teachers and peers is the best option for student learning and well-being.
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Anthony MacKAY
Local Industry Expert Hired to Lead Level 1 Commercial Vehicle and Equipment Apprenticeship Program
08/16/2021
With 15 years of industry experience, Anthony MacKAY – a Red Seal Certified Truck and Coach Technician and UCDSB alumnus – is set to lead the first cohort of the UCDSB’s Level 1 Commercial Vehicle and Equipment Apprenticeship Program.
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Ministry Releases Back-to-School Plans for Schools
08/04/2021
The UCDSB will be reviewing the guidelines and working with our local public health units to finalize how we will carry out these guidelines in our schools. Once those plans are finalized, we will share more details with our families. Some items to highlight at this time are:
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UCDSB Hits $1.5 Million Fundraising Milestone with Terry Fox Run
08/03/2021
Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) schools continue to give back to meaningful causes, and most recently hit a major fundraising milestone with the Terry Fox Foundation.
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84-year-old Lanark Man Earns High School Diploma with UCDSB
07/06/2021
Eighty-four-year-old Gordon Wallbank decided that no matter how old you are, it is never too late to learn. Just last month, he earned his high school diploma.
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Resources for Supporting Conversations About Residential Schools
06/03/2021
To show support for Indigenous students and their families in our school district, and to reinforce our core belief that every child matters, the UCDSB lowered flags at all schools and administrative offices. The district also sought advice from our Indigenous Advisory Circle to confirm ways to further honour the lives lost and those in grieving.
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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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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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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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