News & Announcements

School Operations, Health and Safety Information

For important school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

UGDSB Ventilation Report

The UGDSB is continuing its work optimizing air quality in classrooms and learning environments through improving ventilation and filtration. Upgrades to ventilation and filtration systems began in the 2020-21 school year and will continue for the 2021-22 school year.

The UGDSB has received funding from the Provincial Government and Federal Government to allow the board to continue its work in optimizing ventilation and air quality in UGDSB schools and meet the provincial requirements for ventilation measures in schools. The UGDSB is also making investments in schools to go above and beyond the provincial requirements, as another layer of the protective strategies the board is utilizing to keep UGDSB learning and working spaces safe for students and staff.

Visit UGDSB Ventilation Report page for full details. 

 

Picture Retake Day

Posted October 21, 2021

Gateway Drive Public School picture retake day is Monday, November 8th 2021

Gateway Garden Help

Posted October 21, 2021

We are looking for help this weekend (Oct 23) to help assemble a small shed and also to tidy up the garden in preparation for the winter months.  If you're available simply show up and lend a helping hand. Thank you!

Virtual Open House

Posted October 13, 2021

We are excited to be hosting our virtual Open House again this year.  You will be able to access the information on Monday Oct 18th anytime after 3:15 pm through your child's Google Classroom. Please enjoy the tour. ...

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Delegations for West Guelph Consolidated JK-8 FI Feasibility Study – Final Report

Posted October 4, 2021

October 4, 2021 The West Guelph Consolidated JK-8 FI Feasibility Study - Final Report will be presented at the UGDSB Business Operations Committee meeting on October 12, 2021, starting at 7pm. This feasibility study is in response to public feedback from the West Guelph JK-8 FI Boundary Review process (2017) regarding the ...

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From the Guelph Fire Department: Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9, 2021

Posted October 4, 2021

Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9, 2021, and the Guelph Fire Department is sharing safety information with families.

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Running and Reading Club Opportunity

Posted September 30, 2021

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October Newsletter

Posted September 30, 2021

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Picture Day September 2021

Posted September 28, 2021

Gateway Drive will be having their picture day on Monday, October 4th 2021. Please visit mylifetouch.ca to review pictures and make purchases.

Notice of Positive Case

Posted September 22, 2021

Sept 22, 2021   Dear parents/guardians and staff,    Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Public Health has directed one class to self-isolate, as part of its established infection prevention and control ...

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IB Preparatory and Diploma Programme Information Night

Posted September 17, 2021

Are you interested in the IB preparatory and Diploma Programme at GCVI? For interested families, there will be a live virtual Information Night on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 pm. This will also be recorded and posted on the website for those that cannot attend. 

In the meantime, ...

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September Newsletter

Posted September 10, 2021

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Return to School Plan 2021-2022

Posted September 2, 2021

Please see our Return to School Plan for this upcoming school year.  If you have any questions please contact the school and we will be happy to assist you. We are looking forward to seeing you on Sept 7th. Return to School Plan

Student Accident Insurance

Posted August 31, 2021

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Parents and guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises or during school activities. Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be ...

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The West Guelph Consolidated JK-8 FI Feasibility Study – Initiation Report was approved

Posted June 24, 2021

The West Guelph Consolidated JK-8 FI Feasibility Study – Initiation Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on June 22, 2021.

This study is included in the Board’s Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) and is in response to ...

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2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan annual review report approved

Posted June 23, 2021

The 2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on June 22, 2021.

This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. ...

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Policy feedback opportunity: School Volunteers, Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities

Posted June 23, 2021

The following UGDSB draft policies have been released for public consultation: Policy 205 School Volunteers, and Policy 508 Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities. The deadline to provide feedback is October 14, 2021, at 4pm.

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Board News: End of the year information (June 2021)

Posted June 16, 2021

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to say thank you to all our students, families and staff for their hard work and understanding throughout the year. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the last few weeks of school. 

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WDG Public Health to host Parent Information Session on COVID-19 vaccines

Posted June 10, 2021

On June 14, 2021, at 7pm, Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, the Associate Medical Officer of Health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, will be offering a presentation for youth and their parents/caregivers to learn more about WDGPH’s COVID-19 vaccination program and answer parent questions. 

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UGDSB celebrates National Indigenous History Month

Posted June 9, 2021

June is National Indigenous History Month, a month where we celebrate and recognize histories, contributions and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada. 

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Supports for staff and students following horrific violence targeting Muslim community

Posted June 8, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Muslim community following the horrific violence in London, Ontario, which killed four family members and sent another family member to hospital with serious injuries. Officials are reporting that this is an apparent hate crime and that the victims were targeted because of their Muslim faith. 

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UGDSB launching online report card system

Posted June 7, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Upper Grand District School Board is preparing to make student report cards available online for parents/guardians this spring. Keep reading for important dates coming up.

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UGDSB received funding from the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS)

Posted June 3, 2021

Gateway Drive PS Signage The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) received funding from the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) for various projects throughout the district. The UGDSB acknowledges the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario for this opportunity at the following schools: ...

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Province announces that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning this school year

Posted June 2, 2021

On June 2, 2021, the provincial government announced that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. This means that all UGDSB students will continue learning remotely for the rest of this school year, with the exception of those students currently attending specialized class placements in person.

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June Newsletter

Posted June 1, 2021

June Please see this month's newsletter. Be safe, be well. June
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