To UGDSB students and families,
As you are aware, on January 20, a number of school boards were instructed by the Ministry to open schools to students on January 25. The UGDSB was not included in this list of boards, and as such, UGDSB will continue with online learning for the time being.
The return to school date or any possible extension of online learning will be determined by the Ministry of Education and province. It is expected that an official announcement from the province will be communicated closer to the planned return to in-person learning.
At this time, we do not expect that schools will resume in-person learning until the end of the provincial emergency orders on February 11, 2021, at the earliest.
This means that all UGDSB schools will continue with our current measures for online learning until further notice.
Specialized classes for students with developmental disabilities (DD Classes) in elementary and secondary schools will remain open for in-person learning for those students. Transportation will continue for those students.
During the period of temporary online learning, child care for non-school aged children will remain open and emergency child care for school-aged children of frontline workers will continue until in-person learning resumes. Before and/or After School Programs will remain closed until in-person learning resumes.
Further updates will be made by the Ministry of Education and we will communicate updates to staff, families, and students, as soon as they are made available.
Thank you for your continued support during these challenging times.