GUELPH – In response to the ongoing challenges of pandemic learning, both the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) and Wellington Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) are pausing the Grade 9 EQAO assessment until further notice.
GUELPH – In the absence of case reporting in schools, the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) has launched its absence tracking pilot program – a program aimed at monitoring the daily rates of absenteeism in schools across the board.
WELLINGTON COUNTY – The region's top doctor is asking everyone in the community to do their part to ensure a safe return to class for local students, noting "the benefits of reopening in-person learning ultimately outweigh the short-term risks."
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Officials and staff at the Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Catholic District School Board are preparing for the Jan. 17 return to in-person learning with newly acquired HEPA units, higher-grade masks and a new method for case monitoring.
WELLINGTON COUNTY – There were 99 opioid-related deaths in Waterloo, Guelph and Wellington County in 2021 – an increase in numbers Kristin Kerr, executive director of Stonehenge Therapeutic Community, calls “dramatic.”
WELLINGTON COUNTY – As students once again settle in to online learning amid another surge in COVID-19 cases, school board officials say they recognize the toll the constant uncertainty of the pandemic is having on students’ mental health.
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Just when it seemed we were close to finished this marathon of a pandemic, the Omicron variant has moved the finish line. And that has left many people feeling exhausted, exasperated, and ready to throw in the towel.
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Local union representatives and an education critic are frustrated with the provincial government’s decision to suspend COVID-19 case reporting in schools and are questioning the province’s transparency and its ability to keep students safe.