BOARD NEWS: Oct. 7 is International Walk to School Day

October 7th is International Walk to School Day! On Walk to School Day students from more than 40 countries will walk, bike or wheel to and from school.

When the route to school is safe for walking or biking, the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Active and Safe Routes to School Committee encourages students to walk, bike or wheel to and from school, take a picture and post it on Twitter or Instagram with #walktoschoolday and a hashtag for your city/town (for example, #guelph, #orangeville). All posts will be entered to win one of five gift cards. For more information, including rules and regulations, please visit Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

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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Facebook 101 - Privacy Tips

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Your Facebook experience begins with “Adding a Friend.” Before adding a friend, however, ask yourself; “Knowing that, for the most part, the person I am adding will have access to my information and content, would I trust them alone in my own home with access to all of my possessions and information.” If they don’t pass this test, consider not adding them. 

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