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Dufferin Elementary School
Home of the Dragons
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Message from the Principal

UPDATE: Owen Sound Area Group of Schools Accommodation Review
The accommodation review for the Owen Sound Area Group of Schools has entered a new phase.  Now that we have reached the end of the Public Consultation Period, the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) has fulfilled its mandate, and is therefore disbanded.  We would like to extend our deepest thanks and appreciation to the many dedicated members of the ARC, including those representing Dufferin for generously donating their time and thoughtful feedback. Thank you Bev Hughes, Matt Nelson, Doug Younghusband and Kim Hoy.
Below are upcoming key dates in the accommodation review process:

March 1, 2016   Preliminary Final Staff Report to Committee of the Whole Board
March 9, 2016   Deadline to register to delegate at Special Board Meeting for
                                Accommodation Review Delegations
March 23, 2016  Special Board Meeting for Accommodation Review Delegations,
                                7:00 p.m. at Bluewater District School Board Education Centre in
        *This is the final opportunity for members of the public to
                               provide feedback.
April 12, 2016  Final Staff Report to Special Committee of the Whole Board meeting
April 19, 2016  Final decision at Regular Meeting of the Board

For more information and ongoing updates, please visit the 2015-16 Accommodation Reviews section of the Bluewater District School Board website at  

Dufferin School Advisory Council (DSAC) – Supporting our Students and FAMILIES!
THANK YOU DSAC for sponsoring FLOOR HOCKEY in our gym, March 1 & 8th.   Children must be accompanied by an adult. A big thank you goes out to Doug Younghusband and his helpers for taking the lead on this.

At Dufferin School we believe…
all people are teachers and learners.
when school, home, and community work together, every learner can succeed, and is expected to do so.
respect, responsibility and appreciation of difference are essential for a safe learning environment
In the ‘Dragon’s Lair’ we know when to work and when to play, and we do it in a respectful way! If you want to be part of a warm, caring and exciting learning environment that will inspire you and challenge you to become the best that you can be, come to Dufferin Elementary School. It won’t take you long to see why we say that…

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Kids Help Phone is a  great listening ear for students when they are not sure where to turn. Kids Help Phone.  

Ontario 211 How Can We Help You?

When you need help and are unsure where to turn....Dial 211...a helpline created to assist you and link you to all Social and Community Services, operated 24 hours a day.

Check it out on Youtube.

MedicAlert’s No Child Without Program is at Our School

The No Child Without program offers a free MedicAlert membership to students who attend our school and are between the ages of 4 up to their 14th birthday. If your child has a medical condition, allergy or is required to take medication on a regular basis then you should consider a MedicAlert membership through this program.

Your child’s voice in an emergency, MedicAlert membership;
  • Gives emergency first responders immediate access to your child’s medical information on their MedicAlert bracelet or necklet
  • Enables first responders to quickly obtain up to date medical information by means of the child’s Electronic Health Record through the 24 Hour Emergency Hotline.
  • Communicates with the parent or emergency contact upon activation of the Hotline
Allows free updates of the child’s medical record as needed

MedicAlert identification can alert school staff, friends, coaches and others about your child’s medical condition should an emergency occur.

For further information come to the office for a brochure or visit  To register your child you will need a No Child Without brochure from the office.

If your child is already part of the No Child Without program and there have been changes to his/her medical condition, medications or emergency contact information, call MedicAlert at 1-866-679-3220 Ext 1 to update your child’s file.

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