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UGDSB approves draft school year calendars for 2024-25

For Immediate Release
February 28, 2024

GUELPH, Ontario – At the February 27, 2024, Board Meeting, the Upper Grand District School Board approved draft calendars for the 2024-2025 school year for elementary and secondary schools in the Upper Grand DSB. The draft calendars will now be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval.

The calendars were reviewed by a committee of stakeholders, including representatives from all bargaining units, principals, human resources, board staff, transportation, and parents.

Both calendars have 194 days, which include 7 professional activity days. In secondary, 10 instructional days have been scheduled for examinations. The calendars meet the minimum requirements under Ontario Regulation 304 and abide by the elementary and secondary teachers’ collective agreements.

It is proposed that students start the year on Wednesday Sept. 4, 2024. For the Winter Break, classes will run until Friday Dec. 20, 2024, and return after the holidays on Monday Jan. 6, 2025. March Break will be from Monday March 10, 2025, through to Friday March 14, 2025. The last day of school for students will fall on June 25, 2025, for secondary students and June 26 for elementary students. The Wellington Catholic District School Board has submitted the same calendars to the Ministry for approval.

The draft calendars will be posted on the UGDSB website. The webpage will be updated once the Ministry has given final approval of the 2024-25 calendars.

About the Upper Grand District School Board

The Upper Grand District School Board serves more than 35,000 students through 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin. The UGDSB covers the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Six Nations of the Grand River, and Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territories. Inspiring a love of learning and developing engaged, globally literate citizens is the shared purpose of our Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, and more than 4,000 dedicated education and support staff who are aided by the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners.

Our Purpose: To inspire a love of learning and develop engaged, globally literate citizens.

Our Vision: To be recognized as leaders in creating unparalleled, agile, and inclusive learning experiences for all.

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