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2021-2022
Announcing 2022 Trustee Innovation Award winners
Outstanding UCDSB Individuals Honoured with 2022 Trustee Innovation Award
06/29/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board celebrated creativity, innovation, and its impact on student learning within the district recently by announcing the 2022 Trustee Innovation Award winners.
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Students helping students read
Real-World Learning Experience Sees Students Helping Students Read
06/24/2022
Students at Russell High School wrapped up an initiative that turned students into authors and mentors, and tackled social justice issues connected to the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right to Read inquiry at the same time.
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Update to Parents/Guardians - Let's celebrate how far we've come!
06/22/2022
As the school year comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on all that has happened this year, how far we've come and how much we’ve all accomplished.
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ADHS Planter Boxes
Collaborative Almonte DHS Project Brings Veggies to Country Haven
06/22/2022
Eight Almonte District High School (ADHS) students worked collaboratively in their math and English classes to design, plan and budget for a project to build two raised garden boxes at Almonte Country Haven, a retirement home in Mississippi Mills.
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UCDSB and AMBE Secure another Five-Year Agreement
06/22/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB), in partnership with the Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education (AMBE), have officially entered into a new five-year service agreement.
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Imagination Sparks Creative Story Books For Williamstown Public School Students
06/22/2022
The Ghost and the Potatoe Party, The Secret of the Lost Scroll, and Blue Bess and Her Race Car all have one thing in common - they were created from the imaginations of Kindergarten to Grade 2 students at Williamstown Public School.
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PDCI Students Test Tay River and Report Findings to Community
06/21/2022
Four Grade 8 students from Perth District and Collegiate Institute represented their 100 classmates on Friday, June 17 in the Perth Council Chambers to present to members of council, community members, and parents and guardians their findings from a recent water study done on the Tay River.
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Highlights from the June 15 Board of Trustees Meeting
06/17/2022
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 for their last scheduled meeting of the 2021-2022 school year. Some of the items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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A student learns how to weld during skills training lab.
Cornwall CVS Students Receive Hands-on Learning with Trades
06/17/2022
Eleven weeks, 11 schools, and nearly 2,000 students later, the hands-on skilled trades tour has come to a close with a final stop at Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School.
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More than 50 UCDSB Athletes Represent at OFSAA
More than 50 UCDSB Athletes Represent at OFSAA
06/09/2022
More than 50 athletes represented the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) at the OFSAA Track and Field Championships, held June 2-4 at York University in Toronto.
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Rockland DHS Gets Hands-On with Trades
06/09/2022
For the 10th week in a row, Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) students are getting the chance to experience real-world learning in the skilled trades, right outside their classroom doors.
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2022 Board Celebration Evening
UCDSB Recognizes 22 Employees at Recognition Celebration
06/07/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) recognized excellence in members of its staff on Monday, June 6, during the 2022 Celebration Night awards ceremony.
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UCDSB Celebrates National Indigenous History Month
06/06/2022
During the month of June, the UCDSB will be celebrating National Indigenous History Month. This is a time to learn, grow, and celebrate Indigenous peoples and culture. The UCDSB is specifically situated on the traditional Anishinaabek and Haudenosaunee territories.
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Highlights from the June 1 Board of Trustees Meeting
06/03/2022
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Some of the items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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Char-Lan DHS Girls Win EOSSAA Gold in Jr. Soccer Championships
Char-Lan DHS Girls Win EOSSAA Gold in Jr. Soccer Championships
06/01/2022
They shoot, score, and capture gold! Char-Lan District High School not only hosted the 2022 EOSSAA junior soccer championships this week, but earned gold in the girls’ division.
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UCDSB Celebrates Pride Month
UCDSB Celebrates Pride Month
06/01/2022
June is widely known as Pride Month, and the Upper Canada District School Board will celebrate all month long as we remain committed to supporting our members of the LGBTQS2+ community.
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Mobile Skills Training Labs at Tagwi
Mobile Skills Training Labs come to Tagwi Secondary School
06/01/2022
This week, the St. Lawrence College Mobile Skills Training Labs moved to Tagwi Secondary School and students are experiencing real-world learning in the skilled trades using power tools, building circuits, and learning how to challenge and fuel their bodies in new and healthy ways.
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Highlights from the May 25 Board of Trustees Meeting
05/27/2022
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
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Glengarry DHS Girls Win EOSSAA Gold in Soccer Championships
Glengarry DHS Girls Win EOSSAA Gold in Soccer Championships
05/26/2022
It’s a goal...and a gold! Glengarry District High School played host to the 2022 Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (EOSSAA) soccer championships.
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SLSS Skilled Trades
SLSS Students Get Skilled in Trades May 24-27
05/26/2022
This week, the St. Lawrence College Mobile Skills Training Labs are on site at St. Lawrence Secondary School (SLSS) where students are experiencing real-world learning in the skilled trades using power tools, building circuits, and learning how to challenge and fuel their bodies in new and healthy ways.
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UCDSB students compete at the 2022 EOSSAA Track and Field Championships
UCDSB Athletes Bring Home Hardware at 2022 EOSSAA Track and Field Championships
05/24/2022
Upper Canada District School Board athletes earned dozens of gold, silver, and bronze medals at the 2022 EOSSAA Track and Field Championships, held May 19 and 20 at Thousand Islands Secondary School.
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Seaway DHS Students Get Skilled in Trades May 16-20
05/20/2022
For the seventh week in a row, Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) students are getting the chance to experience real-world learning in the skilled trades, right outside their classroom doors.
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Thompson Island Cultural Camp
Akwesasne Cultural Camp gives Students the Opportunity to Learn Mohawk Culture
05/19/2022
Thirty-six Akwesasne students from Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School (CCVS) returned today from a three-day, for-credit experience at the Thompson Island Cultural Camp, also known as Ionkwa'nikonri:io.
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St. Lawrence Secondary School Indigenous Culinary After-School Credit Program Offers Students Cultural Learning
St. Lawrence Secondary School Indigenous Culinary After-School Credit Program Offers Students Cultural Learning
05/17/2022
An after-school credit program at St. Lawrence Secondary School (SLSS) is offering students a unique hands-on cultural culinary experience. The Indigenous Culinary program, which is new to the school this year, brings in a variety of guests from across the country – both virtually and in-person to share with students Indigenous culinary.
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SGDHS Students Get Hands-On with Trades
05/13/2022
These real-world learning opportunities are grabbing the attention of community and industry members, too. This week, members of Council from the Town of Prescott, along with Martyn Beckett, School College Work Initiative (SCWI) liaison officer visited the site as well.
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UCDSB Board Meeting
Highlights from the May 11 Board of Trustees Meeting
05/12/2022
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Some of the items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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Students participate in CCVS after-school credit lacrosse program.
Indigenous Learning at CCVS Fun and Engaging
05/11/2022
Learning comes in many different forms and one after-school credit option for Indigenous students at Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School (CCVS) is helping with their mind, body, and soul.
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Rideau Vista Public School Students Write to Seniors in the Community
05/09/2022
Building connections and practicing writing skills through pen pals has been a staple for the past couple of years for a Grade 3/4/5 class at Rideau Vista Public School.
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Ted Kennedy Award 2022
Laggan PS and Char-Lan DHS Win Award for Terry Fox Fundraising Efforts
05/06/2022
When it comes to fundraising for the Terry Fox Foundation, Laggan Public School and Char-Lan District High School are leaders within the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB).
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Hands-on Experiential Trades Learning for TISS Students
Hands-on Experiential Trades Learning for TISS Students
05/06/2022
An energetic and curious group of Grade 7 to Grade 12 students at Thousand Islands Secondary School are engaging in an exciting and unique hands-on experience this week.
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UCDSB Gets Real During Canadian Mental Health Week
UCDSB Gets Real During Canadian Mental Health Week
05/04/2022
Mental health and well-being play a significant role in both our personal and professional lives. This, of course, includes students.
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2022-2023 UCDSB School Year Calendar Now Available
05/03/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board is pleased to share that the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar has been approved by the Ministry of Education and is now available to view.
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Wesminster Public School ATP
UCDSB receives Additional Funding & ATP with Westminster Public School Expansion
05/03/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board is proud to share that it has received Ministry of Education approval and additional funding to proceed with the Westminster Public School gym addition and retrofit of existing spaces.
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UCDSB Receives Additional Funding and Ministry Approval to Proceed with New Brockville Elementary School
04/29/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is proud to announce that it has received additional funding from the Ministry of Education and the approval to proceed with the new Brockville Elementary School to be located at 556 King St. West.
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GSS Students Receive Hands-on Learning Experience for a Career in the Trades
04/28/2022
A keen group of Grade 8 to Grade 11 students at Gananoque Secondary School are engaging in an exciting and unique hands-on experience this week
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Highlights from the April 27 Board of Trustees Meeting
04/28/2022
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Some of the items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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CPHS Cricket
CPHS Learns Cricket at OFSAA Try Day
04/27/2022
Carleton Place High School (CPHS) welcomed Ottawa-based organization Monarch Cricket to the school this week for an Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) Try Day, focusing on cricket.
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TR Leger Kemptville Campus Funding Announcement
UCDSB Receives Funding for Trades & Apprenticeship Training at Kemptville Campus
04/27/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board, in partnership with Kemptville Campus, is excited to share that the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skill Development has granted the two organizations close to $1 million in funding that will allow for developments and expansion of programming at the TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education trades and apprenticeship training facility on Kemptville Campus.
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Exceptional Hands-on Learning Experience at SFDCI Offers Students Preview of Trades
Exceptional Hands-on Learning Experience at SFDCI Offers Students Preview of Trades
04/21/2022
An eager to learn and enthusiastic group of Grade 9, Grade 10, and Grade 11 students at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) are engaging in a unique hands-on experience this week that is allowing them to learn how to weld, cook, build, and how to move and fuel their body in ways to make it strong and healthy.
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UCDSB Celebrates World Creativity and Innovation Day
UCDSB Celebrates World Creativity and Innovation Day
04/21/2022
April 21 is World Creativity and Innovation Day! From Makey Makey and MakeDo kits to finding creative ways to spark curiosity and learning from students in Kindergarten to Grade 12, each day Upper Canada District School Board, students and educators engage in creative and innovative learning.
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Director Update
Updated Advice from Public Health & UCDSB Recommendations
04/14/2022
Prior to heading into this extra-long weekend, I have a couple of updates and reminders to share with you, from both our local Medical Officers of Health and our school board.
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Highlights from the April 13 Board of Trustees Meeting
04/14/2022
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Some of the items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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PDCI students receiving hands-on learning about the trades.
Students Receive Real-World Experiential Learning Experience With The Trades
04/13/2022
An energetic and excited group of Grade 8, Grade 9, and Grade 11 students at Perth District & Collegiate Institute (PDCI) engaged in a unique hands-on experience this week that allowed them to learn how to build, cook, weld, and how to move and fuel their body in ways to make it strong and healthy.
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International Day of Pink
UCDSB Celebrates Diversity and Acceptance on International Day of Pink
04/12/2022
Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) staff and students will be dressed in pink tomorrow, April 13, for International Day of Pink to show their support and solidarity for people in our school system and community that identify as Two-Spirited, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Intersexed, Asexual or express their gender and sexuality in other ways.
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CPHS Students Get Hands-On with Trades
04/08/2022
Learning to weld, build, wire circuits, cook, and how to move and fuel your body in ways to make it strong and healthy – this is what Grade 8 and Grade 9 students at Carleton Place High School are taking part in this week.
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Team Acres
NDDHS Sisters Capture Provincial Curling Championships Title
04/07/2022
North Dundas District High School (NDDHS) students Emma and Ava Acres pulled a win with their curling team on Sunday, April 3 at the U18 Provincial Curling Championship in Kingston.
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Rapid Antigen Test kits available to students
Rapid Antigen Test kits are available to students through your school
04/07/2022
We would like to take this opportunity to ensure families are aware that COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits are available to UCDSB students through your school.
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Two Glengarry DHS students and a teacher stand in front of a shed being built thanks to Desjardins Foundation.
UCDSB Secondary Schools Receive Funding from Desjardins Foundation to Support Experiential Learning
04/06/2022
Two Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) secondary schools are the proud recipients of a generous donation from the Desjardins Foundation. Char-Lan District High School and Glengarry District High School each received $3,000 to support school-based projects that focus on experiential learning in the trades and agricultural programs.
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Impact of Staff Shortages on Schools
04/05/2022
As we have previously shared, school boards across the province have been impacted by staffing shortages since the start of the pandemic. Although the UCDSB has a robust list of supply teachers and support staff, some schools are finding it increasingly difficult to replace absent staff, for reasons related to COVID-19.
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Student Leaders Spearhead Fundraisers for Indigenous Communities
04/05/2022
Upper Canada District School Board Student Senators are focused on change and improvement – not just for the school board, but within the community.
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SLSS Construction Students
SLSS Students Gain Carpentry Skills Through Tiny Home Build
04/04/2022
A vision for maximizing classroom space and creating new learning opportunities has developed into St. Lawrence Secondary School (SLSS) Construction students having their own on-site tiny home.
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Highlights from the March 23 Board of Trustees Meeting
03/25/2022
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Some of the items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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Mobile Skills Training Lab
UCDSB Brings Mobile Skills Training Labs to Students this Spring
03/23/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is getting set to provide students with additional hands-on and real-world learning in skilled trades this spring.
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Students at The Stewart School create masterpieces for local health centre
Perth Students and Artists Create Masterpieces for Local Health Centre
03/22/2022
March 22, 2022 – Magnificent works of art created by Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) students are on display at the Tay River Health Centre in Perth.
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UCDSB recognizes International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
03/21/2022
March 21, 2022 – Education, conversations, and denouncing racial discrimination are vital to creating change. At the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB), we acknowledge the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which takes place each year on March 21, as a way to reaffirm our commitment of providing a safe, inclusive, equitable future for all.
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UCDSB Update
Reminders and Clarification about New School Practices
03/17/2022
As March Break winds down, we are sending a quick reminder and some clarification around the changes to school practices that will go into effect on Monday, March 21, 2022.
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Cambridge Public School celebrates French culture
03/16/2022
Students at Cambridge Public School recently experienced a fun-filled day of French activities all while expanding their French language skills.
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Highlights from the March 9 Board of Trustees Meeting
03/11/2022
March 11, 2022 – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Some of the items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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Director Update for March Break
Changes to School Practices after March Break
03/10/2022
The Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health recently announced the lifting of many health mandates that are currently in place in our community and schools. Before we head into March Break, I want to ensure all our families know when these changes take effect and how they will impact our students.
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SLSS Students Exploring the Skilled Trades
UCDSB Celebrates Women Exploring the Skilled Trades for International Women’s Day
03/08/2022
March 8 is International Women’s Day, an annual day to celebrate the achievements of women, raise awareness of gender bias and take action for equality. In the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB), young female students are breaking gender stereotypes by exploring opportunities in male-dominated fields of work.
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CACE Bravo Awards
UCDSB Communications Department Recognized with Industry Awards
03/01/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Communications & Relationship Management (CRM) Department has been recognized by the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education (CACE) with five BRAVO! Awards.
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Student Senate Elects New Student Trustees for 2022-23
Student Senate Elects New Student Trustees for 2022-23
02/28/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Student Senate held the annual Student Trustee Election virtually on Friday, February 25 to elect the two new Student Trustees for the 2022-2023 school year.
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Actions Speak Louder Than Words: UCDSB Celebrates Differences and Kindness for Pink Shirt Day
02/25/2022
The last Wednesday of February is widely known as Pink Shirt Day, and one that students and staff across the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) recognize each year. The intent of Pink Shirt Day is to raise awareness and promote conversations about anti-bullying to foster a more kind, caring, and inclusive world. Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 after two Nova Scotia high school students took a stand against bullying when their classmate was bullied for wearing a pink shirt.
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Highlights from the February 23 Board of Trustees Meeting
02/24/2022
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, February 23, 2022. Some of the items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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Director Update
Director Update: Masking now Optional for Kindergarten Students
02/24/2022
At the Wednesday, Feb. 23 public Board of Trustees meeting, we received an update from our public health partners about the status of COVID-19 in our community. Masking in schools, and masking among our Kindergarten students in particular, was discussed.
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Black History Month
UCDSB Celebrates Black History, Culture and Promotes Equity During Black History Month
02/16/2022
February is Black History Month and Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) schools have taken the opportunity to focus on and celebrate Black history and culture, and the significant contributions that Black Canadians have had on our country.
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UCDSB Students Experience School Olympics
02/11/2022
February 11, 2022 - In the spirit of the 2022 Winter Olympics taking place in Beijing, China, schools across the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) are holding their own Olympics.
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Highlights from the February 9 Board of Trustees Meeting
02/10/2022
February 10, 2022 – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Some of the items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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UCDSB Receives Approval to Proceed and Additional Funding for Williamstown Public School Expansion Project
02/07/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is proud to share that it has received approval to proceed to tender for the expansion project at Williamstown Public School, in Williamstown, and additional funding to complete other enhancements at the school.
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Black History Month at Linklater PS
UCDSB Schools Celebrate the First Week of Black History Month
02/04/2022
During the first week of Black History Month, we saw UCDSB classes creating artwork and displays, celebrating the contribution of Black Canadians, exploring books with big messages and engaging in meaningful conversations.
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Highlights from the January 26 Board of Trustees Meeting
01/28/2022
January 28, 2022 – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Some of the items discussed in the public session are as follows. 
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An information update for families
Letter to families update for Jan. 21
01/21/2022
As students and families settle back into regular daily routines, we want to share some information from the Ministry of Education, as well as some operational updates and reminders for our school board.
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Highlights from the January 12 Board of Trustees’ Meeting
01/18/2022
January 17, 2021 (Brockville, ON) – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, for their first scheduled board meeting of 2022
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Update to Familes for Jan.17 Return to In-Person Learning
01/13/2022
We have received confirmation yesterday, January 12, from the Ministry of Education that our schools will be able to welcome students back to in-person learning on Monday, January 17.
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UCDSB Kindergarten
What Parents Need to Know About Registering for Kindergarten
01/11/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is excited to welcome children who are turning 4-years-old in 2022 to kindergarten this Fall. While the first day of school is still months away, now is the time to register.
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Technology Needs Survey for Elementary Students
Technology Needs Survey for Elementary Students
01/10/2022
The UCDSB is working to secure and prepare additional devices for students to participate in remote learning, should school closures extend past Monday, Jan.17.
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Quick Tips for Digital Remote Learners
Quick Tips for Digital Remote Learners
01/07/2022
For our students who are participating digitally during this remote learning period, here are some tips and reminders you might find helpful:
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Letter to Families from Chair John McAllister
Letter to Families from Chair John McAllister
01/05/2022
I am writing this note to you as Chair of the Upper Canada District School Board. More importantly, I want to chat with you as a parent and a grandparent about the next few weeks as you and your children contend with this latest challenge of remote learning.
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Remote Learning Update
Letter to Families & Students - Remote Learning Update
01/04/2022
The provincial government and Ministry of Education announced yesterday (January 3) that all publicly funded and private schools will move to remote learning, starting Wednesday, Jan. 5 until at least Monday, Jan. 17. The return to in-person learning will be subject to public health trends and operational considerations.
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Update to Families & Students - Details about the Return to School
01/01/2022
Although information is changing rapidly, I want to provide you with some details that will be important for the return to school on Wednesday, Jan. 5 and this next phase of the pandemic.
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Rapid Tests
Info on Take-Home Rapid Antigen Test Kits for Students and Staff
12/17/2021
All Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) students who are learning in person are taking home a rapid antigen testing kit over the winter break. This is an initiative by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health to promote a safe return to school in January. All public schools in the province will be receiving these tests.
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Board of Trustees’ Meeting
Highlights from the December 15 Board of Trustees’ Meeting
12/16/2021
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, for their last regularly scheduled board meeting of 2021.
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Winter Break Update for Families and Students
12/15/2021
Winter break is almost here, even though it doesn’t look or feel too much like winter just yet. Before we break though, I want to update you on a few important items.
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Students from Front of Young Elementary School enjoying the Storytime Trail at their school.
UCDSB Enhances Outdoor Learning Experiences with Storytime Trails
12/14/2021
Staff and students throughout the Upper Canada District School Board are turning the page on a new learning experience – through outdoor Storytime Trails.
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Skilled Trades Activity
Intermediate Students Explore Career in Skilled Trades
12/10/2021
On Friday, Dec. 3, approximately 900 Grade 7 and Grade 8 students from schools in the eastern region of the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) took part in a skilled trades exploration activity.
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Kemptville PS Hour of Code
UCDSB Students Participate in Nationwide Hour of Code
12/09/2021
This week, more than 30 classrooms from 28 different schools in the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) are dedicating at least one hour of class time to coding activities. The Hour of Code, which runs from Dec. 6-10 this year in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, is a global movement that introduces Kindergarten to Grade 12 students to STEM and computer programming concepts.
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Human Rights Day – Recommended Reads for Aspiring Changemakers
Human Rights Day – Recommended Reads for Aspiring Changemakers
12/08/2021
To honour Human Rights Day, we asked our UCDSB Learning Commons Team for their recommendations for age-appropriate and engaging books focused on the topic. All of these books are available on the free Sora reading app (All UCDSB staff and students have a log in!) or in your school’s library collection.
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UCDSB Director’s Annual Report Reflects on the Student Voice and Inclusive Learning Experiences for the 2020-2021 Academic Year
12/02/2021
Showcasing strategic plan initiatives, staff innovation and the student voice, the 2020-2021 Upper Canada District School Board’s Director’s Annual Report is now available to the community.
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Supporting Students with Disabilities within the UCDSB
Supporting Students with Disabilities within the UCDSB
12/02/2021
With December 3 being International Day for Persons With Disabilities (IDPWD), we wanted to share some of the UCDSB resources and programs we have available for students with disabilities:
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John McAllister
McAllister and Cram Voted in as Chair and Vice-Chair of UCDSB Board of Trustees for 2021-22
12/01/2021
Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Trustee John McAllister was acclaimed to the role of Chair of the Board for the 2021-22 school year at the Board of Trustees’ annual organizational meeting held on December 1.
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UCDSB Educator Wins National Indigenous Education Award
11/30/2021
With long-standing involvement connecting students and staff with Indigenous culture, traditions and teachings, Upper Canada District School Board Indigenous Education System Support Teacher Bill Montgomery has received national recognition.
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Tagwi Dance Recital
Tagwi Students Host Virtual Dance Recital and Workshops
11/25/2021
The Grade 9 dance students at Tagwi Secondary School closed off their Quadmester 1 Dance course recently with a virtual dance tour and workshops for kindergarten to Grade 2 students.
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UCDSB Board of Trustees
Highlights from the November 24 Board of Trustees’ Meeting
11/25/2021
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, for a regularly scheduled board meeting.
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Highlights from the November 10 Board of Trustees’ Meeting
11/12/2021
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, for a regularly scheduled board meeting.
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Cambridge Public School Students Practice Gratitude with Daily Journaling
11/12/2021
Last spring, Cambridge Public School staff completed a book study together that has since transformed the daily learning experiences of Grades 3-6 students.
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Naismith Memorial Public School Students Donate Hygiene Kits for Youth at Risk
11/03/2021
After learning about the prevalence of youth homelessness in Lanark County and how simple things like shampoo and lotion or toothpaste can make a difference in the life of those experiencing homelessness, Grade 5 and 6 students at Naismith Memorial Public School were inspired to help.
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October Director Update
Inclement Weather Update to Families & Students
10/28/2021
I want to update families on our inclement weather/snow day policy for this year as well as remind families about upcoming masking requirements for Kindergarten students.
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Walk for Wenjack
South Crosby PS Wraps Up Secret Path Week with Walk for Wenjack
10/26/2021
Last week, South Crosby Public School classrooms engaged in learning activities surrounding Secret Path Week, a national movement commemorating the legacies of Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack.
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Pakenham Public School Plants Daffodil Bulbs to Commemorate Truth and Reconciliation
10/19/2021
On Friday, Oct. 15, Liza Hicks’ Grade 2 and 3 students at Pakenham Public School sat excitedly in the school front entrance hallway. After a quick briefing on safety and planting rules, each student was given a plastic bag filled with daffodil bulbs, a shovel, and sent outside to start their planting adventures.
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Sweet's Corners Students Help with Haircut
Sweet’s Corners Fundraising Challenge Results in Haircut and Over $1.7K for Cancer Research
10/18/2021
On Friday, Oct. 15, Sweet’s Corners Elementary School staff and students watched and cheered as French Teacher Sara Langman had 12 inches of hair cut off, completing their school’s Terry Fox Challenge.
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Highlights from the October 13 UCDSB Board of Trustees’ Meeting
10/15/2021
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, for a regularly scheduled board meeting.
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New Masking Requirements for Kindergarten
UCDSB Update - Masking Requirement for Kindergarten Students
10/14/2021
At the Wednesday, October 13 Board of Trustees’ meeting, UCDSB trustees unanimously passed a motion that will require all Kindergarten students to wear masks while at school. This will go into effect as of Monday, November 1, 2021.
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Menstrual Product Dispensers Installed in All UCDSB Schools
10/13/2021
To continue with its ongoing efforts to bring equitable opportunities to each student, the Upper Canada District School Board has made menstrual products free and accessible in every school across the district and dispensers are now installed in all relevant washrooms.
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UCDSB Honours World Mental Health Day with Collaborative Student Resources
10/08/2021
From inspiring keychains to cartoon dragons, students from across the Upper Canada District School Board have received resources to ignite conversations about mental health.
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UCDSB Schools Honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
09/30/2021
Indigenous education, teaching truths and committing to reconciliation is woven into the every-day curriculum and culture at the Upper Canada District School Board. Today, students and staff showcased interactive community displays and stunning artwork, held outdoor ceremonies, planted heart gardens, and so much more, all to commemorate the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day today. Here are a few examples of how our students, staff and community came together
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Level 1 Commercial Vehicle Apprenticeship Program Launches with Grand Opening
09/29/2021
To officially launch the Level 1 Commercial Vehicle Apprenticeship Training Program, the Upper Canada District School Board, in partnership with the Kemptville Campus Education and Community Centre, the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, le Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario, and le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est, hosted a grand opening today at UCDSB’s TR Leger site on Kemptville Campus.
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Orange Shirt Day
UCDSB Schools Honour Indigenous History and Future Partnerships on September 30
09/28/2021
On September 30, flags will be at half-mast throughout the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) and staff and students will be dressed in orange, to recognize and share in learning for the 8th annual Orange Shirt Day and the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
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Highlights from the September 22 Board of Trustees’ Meeting
09/24/2021
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, for a regularly scheduled board meeting.
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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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