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
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 www.ugdsb.on.ca.