News

New June 2019 Newsletter

Posted June 3, 2019

Important Notes:

  • Principal’s Message
  • School Council News – A year in review!
  • Important Dates
  • Community Partner – Parkwood Gardens June Info
  • Stella & Dot Fundraiser

June 2019

Gateway Drive – Stella & Dot Fundraiser

Posted May 28, 2019

Stella & Dot Fundraiser

Online from May 20 to June 26 2019

Fundraiser School PDF (1)

Flying the Flag Proudly in June!

Posted May 23, 2019

317GyBOBK0L._SX466_From June 19 to the 24th we will be proudly flying the rainbow flag at the front of our school as a symbol of our commitment to creating and upholding an inclusive, safe space for all students, families and community members. We believe in the …

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Save The Date – Kindergarten JK Orientation -June 7 (English & French)

Posted May 14, 2019

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In preparation for the beginning of Kindergarten this September, you and your child are invited to visit the school on Friday, June 7th, 2019 at 9:00 am.  

Kindergarten JK Orientation Letter …

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DATE CHANGE: Special Olympics Track & Field Meet moved to Wednesday May 15

Posted May 12, 2019

Due to rain in the forecast, the Special Olympics Track & Field Meet has been postponed to Wednesday May 15, 2019.

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May 2019 Newsletter

Posted May 2, 2019

Important Notes:

  • Principal’s Message
  • School Council News – Council Meeting May 15 at 6:30pm
  • Important Dates
  • Community Partner – Parkwood Gardens April Info
  • Flying Of The Pride Flag – June

May 2019

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 plan priorities. The LTAP …

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Random Selection

Posted February 5, 2019

At the close of the on-time window, the number of JK French Immersion applications at Gateway Drive PS exceeded the school’s JK FI enrolment cap.  Random selection is necessary at Gateway Drive PS.  The random selection process will consider in-area applicants with sibling(s) in UGDSB FI first and then in-area applicants without …

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After School Program Coming To Gateway!

Posted February 1, 2019

YMCA-YWCA of Guelph

Starting February 4, 2019 The YMCA-YWCA of Guelph will be operating an after school program with spaces available for children enrolled in JK/SK up to Grade 3.

The program will run from 3pm-6pm, Monday – Friday on instructional school days.

We are very excited about becoming a part of the Gateway Drive Public School community …

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Routes to School Planner

Posted January 17, 2019

Use this map to plan a walking or wheeling route to school! The map shows safety features such as traffic lights and crosswalks.

The map also shows suggested “walk a block” locations. These locations are areas where on street parking is allowed. If you need to drive to the school, consider parking in these …

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Water Testing For Lead

Posted October 4, 2018

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 litre. This standard is based on a …

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Run & Read Program – Gr 2 to 6

Posted September 18, 2018

Start2Finish invites you to a fun, free after-school program starting on Wednesday Oct 10th, 2018

It will include:

Running, relays and active games
Circuit training for strength and fitness
Individual and team challenges
Group and individual reading activities

You can also look forward to:

Healthy snacks
T-shirt
Cool prizes for individual and group goals reached
Guest …

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Fall Fest Open House September 27th

Posted September 10, 2018

Join us at our Annual Fall Open House! 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 School Council’s fundraising initiatives.  Funds raised through the silent auction, decadent dessert raffle and pie in …

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Health and Physical Education Letter for Parents

Posted September 4, 2018

Dear parents and guardians,

We are writing to you to address some of the questions and concerns we have received regarding changes to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum. As you may know, the Government of Ontario has directed all school boards across the province to use the re-issued 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum …

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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 with up to date …

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First Day of School – September 4th, 2018

Posted August 29, 2018

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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) will have class lists …

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YMCA-YWCA of Guelph – Seeking staff to support a Before/After School Program

Posted June 18, 2018

Message from YMCA-YWCA of Guelph:

Seeking staff to support a Before/After School Program

The YMCA-YWCA of Guelph has been working hard with the Upper Grand District school board to get an After School Program at your school. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of RECE’s in our field.  We are hoping that you can help.  If you …

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Video Surveillance Camera Project Expansion

Posted June 14, 2018

In its efforts to continually review and monitor the safety of our schools, the Upper Grand District School Board is expanding its Video Surveillance Project. Once the project is complete, all UGDSB schools will be equipped with video cameras.

Over the course of next year, all remaining schools will have video cameras installed. Much of …

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French Immersion random selection process results for Gateway Drive PS

Posted February 28, 2018

The randomized list of French Immersion Pre-registration Codes for Gateway Drive PS from the random selection process on January 29, 2018 is now available online.

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