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Upper Grand asking for parents’ input on French instruction

The Upper Grand District School Board is inviting parents and guardians to share their thoughts on French Language instruction within UGDSB schools. From Friday Oct. 2 until Oct. 30, 2015, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to complete a short, confidential survey. Click here to take the survey.

ETFO announces phase 3 work-to-rule across Ontario

Labour Update Button On September 18, 2015, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced phase three of work-to-rule in Ontario. Phase three will begin on Monday, September 21, 2015, unless progress is made at the provincial, central bargaining table. For more information, visit

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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.

School Organizations

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September, 2015

Message from the Elementary Superintendents of Education

Re: School Organizations

Schools have built class lists based on their tentative organizations. Changes may be necessary at your child(ren)’s school in order that our Board remain compliant with Ministry parameters (see below). Any changes would be implemented by Monday, September 21st. Principals do not have the option of changing the school organization that is set by the District Staffing Committee of the Board. If changes affect your child(ren), you will be informed by the school.


Ministry of Education Parameters

• Full Day Kindergarten Class Size Average for the Board is 26 students

• 90% of the Board’s primary classes with 20 or fewer students

• 10% of the Board’s primary classes up to a maximum of 23 students

• Grade 3/4 classes have a cap of 23 students

• Junior/Intermediate Class Size Average for the Board is 25.2 students to 1 teacher

Busing information from STWDSTS

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The staff at Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportations services will be planning new, efficient routes over the summer. Since transportation is not finalized until late August, information for individual students is not available by phone. Information will be available through the following means:

  • If your child is new to the Ontario school system, has been registered at a school prior to the end of June, and is eligible for transportation under our policies, transportation information will be mailed to your mailing address on August 24, 2015.
  • If you are new to the area, transportation cannot be arranged until your child is registered at a school, and may then take a further two weeks to be finalized. Note that elementary schools are closed over the summer until August 31, 2015. Please ask about transportation when registering your child.
  • If your child is an existing student, go to and login to this secure site with your child’s OEN number (located on report card), school name and house number. This will not be available until after August 24, 2015.

For more information about school bus transportation visit Beginning in August you can also follow on Twitter @STWDSTS

June Newsletter Now Online!

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Thank you for taking a few moments to read the June Newsletter. Highlights of this month's letter include school organization for 2015, a message about staff changes, a note from our new Vice Principal and a list of suggested school supplies for 2015.

May Newsletter Now Online!

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Happy Spring everyone! Please take a few moments to read over the May newsletter. There are a number of exciting events happening at SIB this month. We hope that you will be able to join us next week to help us celebrate Education Week! Family Math Night is on Wednesday from 6:00 till 8:00.
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