News & Announcements

Daily School Absence Report

The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here

Brant Family Weekly – April 15-19

Posted April 12, 2024

Term Four Pizza on SchooCash closes April 22 at Noon  - Pizza runs EVERY Friday from April 26 - June 21 Chocolate Chip Cookie Sales on SchoolCash close on April 23 at Noon - Cookies sales are EVERY Tuesday from April 30 - ...

School Council Meeting – Tuesday, April 9th

Posted April 9, 2024 Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30, join in person or virtually for the Brant Avenue School Council meeting. Everyone welcome

Every Day Counts! Why regular student attendance at school really matters

Posted April 5, 2024

In the UGDSB, we know how important school attendance and established routines are for students to build knowledge, skills and confidence. Regular attendance is more than just a requirement; it’s a critical building block for academic success, social development, and future opportunities. While we may face challenges that ...

Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report

Posted March 20, 2024

GUELPH, ON – At the March 19, 2024, Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, Upper Grand District School BoardTrustees received the “Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report.”

The report will now be taken to the Board Meeting on April 9, 2024, for approval by Trustees, ...

School Council Meeting Link – March 19th

Posted March 19, 2024

The calendar link is not showing up, so here is the link for tonight's meeting:  

Professional Activity Day Description – April 8, 2024

Posted March 18, 2024

Information for Elementary Parents/Guardians

Date: April 8, 2024

Length: Full Day


Elementary Topic AM: Mathematics Elementary Topic PM: Mental Health and Well-Being Secondary Topic AM: Mathematics or Artificial Intelligence ...

March 1st, 2024 – Brant Avenue Family Weekly

Posted March 1, 2024

1) READcycle Event - March 6th How can your child participate in this fun event and choose new books to read over March Break?  Send in your gently-used children’s books by March 5th.  On March 6th your child will get to shop for READcycled books!  ...

February 23rd, 2024 – Brant Avenue Family Weekly

Posted February 23, 2024

MakerSpaceHi Brant Avenue Familes,​​​​​​​ 1) Important Dates: Wednesday, February 28 - Pink Shirt Day Friday, March 1st - Immunization Reporting Deadline Friday, March 1st - last day to purchase tickets for Brant Avenue Day at the Guelph Storm (Sunday, March 17th) Friday, ...

February 16th, 2024 – Brant Avenue Family Weekly

Posted February 16, 2024

Guelph_Storm_logo.svgHi Brant Avenue Families, 1) Report Cards went home on Thursday, February 15th and are also available online. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s progress or would like attendance support, please connect with your child’s ...

Provide your input on the 2024-25 School Year Calendars

Posted February 15, 2024

Planning for the next school year has begun and the Upper Grand District School Board is seeking feedback on the proposed 2024-2025 school year calendars.

Each year, the UGDSB’s School Year Calendar Committee submits draft calendars for the upcoming school year to the Ministry. Once ...

CANCELLED – School Council Meeting, February 13

Posted February 13, 2024

Unfortunately, tonight's school council meeting is cancelled. I apologize for the late notice and hope we are able to connect again in March.
Kelley Jones

February UGDSB Newsletter 

Updated February 2, 2024

February UGDSB Newsletter  This is the monthly newsletter from the UGDSB communications department. In this month’s issue we have information about:
  • Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month
  • Tips for parents/guardians – encouraging student attendance at school
  • UGDSB Pathways website info
  • And more!
Download the newsletter here:

February 2nd, 2024 – Brant Avenue Family Weekly

Posted February 2, 2024

Hello Brant Avenue Families, 1) Want to order pizza for this term? Orders must be in SchoolCash Online by Tuesday, February 6th. Term 3 Pizza begins next Friday. Candy Gram Sales are February 8th to 13th. 2) Wednesday, February 7 is Winter Walk Day. If you ...

Remote Learning Pre-Registration for the 2024-2025 school year

Posted February 1, 2024

During the 2023-2024 school year, the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB), in partnership with Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB) and Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB) worked together to provide remote learning for elementary students. While we believe that in-person learning best supports students, we recognize that some families may want their child to learn remotely, due to their unique circumstances.

January 26th, 2024 – Brant Avenue Family Weekly

Posted January 26, 2024

Hi Brant Avenue Families, 1) Please submit your spirit wear orders on School Cash Online by Wednesday, January 31st. 2) Thursday, February 1st is National Sweater Day. 3) For the safety of all students, please don’t use the parking lot for drop off and pick up. Thank you, Ms. Jones

Professional Activity Day Description – Jan. 26, 2024

Posted January 22, 2024

Elementary Staff will spend the full day on Assessment and Evaluation that includes report card preparation/reporting of student achievement and learning skills, to be communicated with parents/guardians.  

January 19th, 2024 – Brant Avenue Family Update

Posted January 19, 2024

Hello Brant Avenue Families, 1) Thursday, January 25th is ‘Comfy Cozy Day’ where students are encouraged to wear pjs, hoodies, or other clothes that make them feel cozy! Friday, January 26th is a PA Day - no school for students. 2) Is your child’s immunization record ...

CMHAWW offering 2nd part to Understanding Human Trafficking webinar

Posted January 19, 2024

The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington, in partnership with the Upper Grand District School Board and several other community partners, is pleased to announce part two of the Understanding Human Trafficking series.

January 12th 2024 – Brant Avenue Family Update

Posted January 12, 2024

Hi Brant Avenue Families, 1) When busses are cancelled the school is still open. Most kids come to school! You can find out if the bus is cancelled at and Brant Avenue PS is in zone yellow. If your child is not going to be at ...

January 6th, 2024 – Brant Avenue Family Update

Posted January 6, 2024

Hello Brant Avenue Families,  1) I am excited to be starting as your Principal on Monday. Brant Ave is such a special community school! I hope you will say hi over the next few weeks so I can get to know you.   2) School Council Meeting ...
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