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Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol (VTRA)

The Upper Grand District School Board is committed to providing safe learning environments for all students, staff, school visitors, and community members. When a student behaves inappropriately, principals use progressive discipline to help a student take responsibility for their actions, change their behaviour, and learn from their mistakes. When safety is threatened by the potentially violent or dangerous behaviour of a student, which places either the student or others at risk, school staff follow specific protocols for the protection of all. It is important that you and your children are aware of these protocols. For more information, visit the board's website.

Update on elementary progress reports and interviews

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Chapters Fundraising Tonight!

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Hoping to see lots of families out shopping tonight from 5-9 at Chapters on Stone Road.

December Newsletter Now Online!

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Please take a moment to read our December newsletter. Highlights include information on Pajama Day and the schedule for our holiday assemblies.

How to support children when tragic events happen in the world.

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Last week, terrible events transpired in Beirut and Paris that shocked many. We are saddened by the tragedies and our thoughts are with all those affected. 

Although events like this are rare, they can have an impact on each of us—our children, staff, families and friends. We all respond to situations like this in different ways. Some feel sadness or grief. Some feel anger or a sense of helplessness and anxiety. Whatever we feel is okay, and we want families to know support is available to help you and your children in these situations.  

The tips below may help you support your children following tragic world events:

Recognize that children may become concerned that something bad will happen to themselves, family or friends. Explain that safety measures are in place and reassure them that you and other adults will take care of them.  If your child is not focused on the tragedy, don’t dwell on it. Try to avoid having detailed adult conversations regarding the tragedy in front of children. However, be available to answer questions to the best of your ability. Young children may not be able to express themselves verbally. Pay attention to changes in their behaviour or social interactions. Limit exposure to media coverage. Images of a disaster or crisis can become overwhelming, especially if watched repetitively. Young children in particular may not be able to distinguish between images on television and their personal reality. Older children may choose to watch the news—be available to discuss what they see and to help put it into perspective.  

Maintain normal family routines as much as possible. Routine family activities, classes and friends can help children feel more secure. Be aware of your own needs. Don’t ignore your own feelings of anxiety, grief and anger. Talking to friends, family members, faith leaders and mental health counsellors can help. Let your children know you are sad. You will be better able to support them if you can express your own emotions in a productive manner.  

The safety and well-being of our students and staff remains our top priority. If you feel your child needs additional support, services are available within school. To access these services, please contact your principal or vice-principal.     

Thank you,  Ms. Skerritt and Mrs. Soule

November Newsletter Now Online

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Please take a moment to read the November Newsletter. To find it click on the Newsletter section on the left hand side of this home page. Highlights this month include Pink Shirt Day on November 20th and our Fundraising Fair on November 18th from 6-9 pm.

October Newsletter Available Now!

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Please take a moment to read the October newsletter. Reading the newsletter will help to keep you informed on events that have occurred in September or will be happening in October at SIB!  Please return any forms sent home in September as soon as possible. We are still looking for some Admission Forms, Consent to Share Information forms, Student Accident Insurance forms and Google Apps consent forms. Your support returning forms to school is greatly appreciated. Happy October everyone!


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Parents or guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises during school activities.  Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial Health Care or employer group insurance plans.

The Upper Grand District School Board is empowered under the Education Act to offer Accident and Life Insurance for students.

Information has been sent home with respect to Student Accident Insurance offered by the Old Republic Insurance Company of Canada (“Old Republic”).  You should receive the Director’s letter, an Acknowledgment to be signed by parents (and returned to school) and a Student Accident Insurance Application form (to be mailed directly to Old Republic).  Old Republic offers a variety of options, including family rates and multi-year plans, at affordable prices.  The cost must be paid by parents or guardian. 

Subscription is directly through Old Republic by mail or on line.  Questions should be directed to Old Republic at 1-800-463-5437 or

For today’s active children, especially those who participate in field trips, co-curricular and other school activities outside the school day, Student Accident Insurance is valuable.

Scouts at SIB!

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Beaver Scouts (Age 5, 6, &7) and Cub Scouts (Age 8, 9, &10) meet Monday nights at SIB. Registration for new members is on Monday September 14th at 7:00 pm in the parking lot by the gym door. First meeting is on Monday, September 21st. Interested parents can email Paul Schadenberg at or call 519-821-6948.
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