News & Announcements

ETFO Jan. 28 strike: All UGDSB elementary schools closed - UGDSB secondary schools remain open

On Tuesday Jan. 28, all UGDSB ELEMENTARY schools are closed to students due to the one-day ETFO strike. Elementary schools will re-open to students on Jan. 29. All UGDSB SECONDARY schools remain open to students on Jan. 28 and will operate as usual. Exams will continue as scheduled.

ELEMENTARY TRANSPORTATION: On Jan. 28, buses/student transportation for all UGDSB elementary students is cancelled.

SECONDARY TRANSPORTATION: Divisions 1-4 = ALL OK

COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE: Community Use of Schools and third-party operated child care centres remain open during this labour action. Some Before and/or After School Programs may be operating and each operator will communicate directly with families.​

FEB 3-7 STRIKES: UGDSB elementary schools will be closed to students on Feb. 4 and Feb. 6, unless the ETFO strikes are averted. For additional details visit: http://ow.ly/iXz450y69uN

UPDATES: Please continue to check the board website for updates at www.ugdsb.ca/labour.

Information for parents/guardians about coronavirus

Posted January 27, 2020

Information for UGDSB parents and guardians regarding coronavirus.

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Important letter regarding Term 1 Report Cards

Posted January 22, 2020

Please read for important information about the impact current provincial job action will have on elementary Term 1 report cards.

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Important information about the Transportation website during strikes

Posted January 20, 2020

Please read for important information about student transportation (busing) communication during a strike that results in the closure of schools to students. 

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Term 2 Pizza & Milk Orders

Posted January 13, 2020

Term 2 pizza & milk orders are due on Monday January 27th.  Paper copies are being sent home but also feel free to print a copy or request one from the office. Pizza

NEW DATE: JK Registration & French Immersion On-Time Application Window

Posted January 10, 2020

The French Immersion on-time application deadline has been extended to Monday January 20, 2020, at 4 p.m.

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Kindergarten Registration begins January 7th, 2020.

Posted January 6, 2020

Registration for new UGDSB JK and SK students for September 2020 will take place at your child’s home school from January 7-17, 2020.

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January Newsletter

Posted January 3, 2020

Welcome Back! Welcome back Gateway Gators.  I hope everyone had a wonderful break and we are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday!  Please see the January newsletter below. It is posted as a PDF but also posted so you can use the translation option in the top right corner ...

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New December 2019 Newsletter

Posted December 2, 2019

Important Notes: Principal’s Message - Goodbye Message School Council News - Carol Sing Dec 10 - 6:30pm Important Dates - Holiday Assemblies                                                          ...

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Do you have a child starting JK or SK in September 2020?

Posted November 19, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is hosting four Kindergarten registration INFORMATION nights in November and December 2019.

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Important information regarding WHY Survey – a joint survey between UGDSB and WDG Public Health

Posted November 8, 2019

This year Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health are collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments in our schools. It also provides important information about the physical and mental health of youth in our area. 

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November Newsletter 2019

Posted November 4, 2019

Important Notes: Principal’s Message School Council News - Dance A Thon Update!  Next meeting November 20 6:30pm - Important Dates - Remembrance Day Assembly Nov 11 @ 11:40am - Picture Re-Take Day Nov 15  Community Partners - Parkwood Gardens November News Dalton's Holiday Hope Gator Gear - Spirit Wear November ...

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Gator Gear – Spirit Wear

Posted November 4, 2019

All orders are due November 14th.

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Gr 4 to 8 WHY Survey

Posted November 1, 2019

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has partnered with Upper Grand District School Board to conduct a survey in your child’s school. All students in Grades 4 through 12 will be asked to complete this survey. Completion of the survey is not required for your child’s schooling and it won’t affect their ...

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Passed – Water Testing for Lead

Posted October 11, 2019

Dear parents and guardians, The Upper Grand District School Board has been testing for lead in school drinking water since 2007. New provincial testing requirements came into effect July 2017, which increase the amount of sampling that is required. The Ontario drinking water quality standard for lead is 10 micrograms per ...

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October 2019 Newsletter

Posted October 2, 2019

Important Notes:
  • Principal’s Message
  • School Council News - Meeting October 16 6:30pm
  • Important Dates - Picture Day Oct 3 - Dance A Thon Oct 31
  • Community Partners
  • Scent Awareness
October 2019  

Terry Fox Run – September 30th

Posted September 24, 2019

TerryFoxFoundation_FBCoverPhoto On Monday September 30th at 11am.  Our school is taking part in this year’s Terry Fox Run for cancer research. Terry never gave up – and neither will we. We hope you will support us by donating at:http://www.terryfox.ca/GatewayDrivePSGuelph

Gateway Drive Is A Fragrance/Scent School Aware Environment

Posted September 20, 2019

We would like to remind parents and students that our school is a fragrance/scent aware environment. There are staff members and/or students who could suffer adverse reactions and health effects when exposed to even a small amount of fragrance or scents. We are asking that the community support us in our ...

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Save The Date – September 26th

Posted September 11, 2019

Join us at our Annual Fall Open House!

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The evening will include activities for the whole family.

This event is a great opportunity for your family to meet the school staff and support our ...

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Pizza & Milk Term 1 Order Form

Posted September 9, 2019

School Pizza & Milk Order Form - TERM ONE

FRIDAYS from October 2019 - January 2020

Please complete the order form below and return it with payment to your child’s classroom teacher no later than Monday, September 23rd, 2019

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September 2019 Newsletter

Posted September 5, 2019

Important Notes:
  • Principal’s Message
  • School Council News - First Meeting September 18 6:30pm
  • Important Dates - Fall Fest (Open House) Thursday September 26 5:15pm to 7:30pm
  • Community Partner - Parkwood Gardens September Info
  • Stella & Dot Fundraiser
Sept 2019

First Day – Gateway Drive September 3 2019

Posted August 25, 2019

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Below is an overview for the first day of school:

Weather permitting, students in Grades 1 to 8 will gather at the back tarmac between 8:20 and 8:35 am. Teachers (wearing orange and yellow vests) ...

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What you need to know to register your child for school

Posted August 12, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year begins on September 3, which means it is almost time to register your child if you are new to the Upper Grand District School Board.

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Staff Presentation of the 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report

Posted March 29, 2019

The 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on March 19, 2019. This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor the relevance of the Board’s work ...

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Upper Grand Mobile App

Posted September 3, 2018

Upper Grand Mobile App

We are pleased to announce that the Upper Grand DSB is introducing a new parent communication tool for your smart phone. Designed to streamline communication between schools and the communities they serve, the Upper Grand Mobile app provides parents with a simple interface ...

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