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

Professional Activity Day Description – June 7, 2024

Posted May 27, 2024

Information for Elementary Parents/Guardians Date: June 7, 2024 Length: Full Day Topic AM: Curriculum Topic PM: Report Card Writing Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB Description:  Elementary Staff will spend half the day focused on various math and literacy topics and strategies. The second half of the day will be dedicated to report card writing, as per the employee group collective agreements. Elementary ...

Transportation Newsletter Fall 2024 for the 2024-2025 School Year!

Posted May 24, 2024

Hello John Galt Families: STWDSTS, our Transportation Consortium, is asking that schools share this information (attached) with our families. The newsletter has lots of helpful information to plan for students transportation starting in fall 2024. Please take a look if your child/ren will be ...

Pride flag to be flown during the month of June

Posted May 21, 2024

John Galt will be flying the Pride flag during the month of June, with a flag raising ceremony held on June 3. For more information about our inclusivity policy and support, please see more information here.

UGDSB policy updates for May 2024

Posted May 21, 2024

At the May 14, 2024, Board Meeting, the following policy items were approved:

Policy 406 – Health and Safety (annual review; no change) Policy 417 – Violence in the Workplace (annual review; no change) ...

Happy Asian Heritage Month!

Posted May 10, 2024

Asian Heritage Month in Canada in 2025 | There is a Day for that!Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for us to learn more about the diverse culture and history of Asian communities in Canada, as well as to acknowledge the many achievements and ...

May Communications Newsletter

Posted May 3, 2024

The May Communications Newsletter is out!  In this month's issue we have information about: Every Day Counts! Student attendance tips Mental Health and Education Week Public Health webinar on cannabis and other drugs ...

Letter to families from the Minister of Education on changes to Provincial Code of Conduct

Posted April 29, 2024

Please see below for a letter from the Minister of Education, to Ontario parents/caregivers. To download a copy of the letter, please click here.

Dear parents,

For the first time in nearly a generation, our government successfully negotiated agreements ...

Happy Passover!

Posted April 22, 2024

Happy Passover 2024 | Cromos Pharma We would like to wish our community members who are observing Passover (Pesach) a very Happy Passover. Passover is often celebrated with great pomp and ceremony, especially on the first night, when a special family meal called the seder is ...

Every Day Counts! Student Support Week 4

Posted April 22, 2024

Attendance Matters-Everyday Counts | Bonnie Brennan Elementary Hello John Galt Families, This week, let’s discuss some things to do if all the strategies you’ve tried so far to encourage regular attendance at school with your child haven’t worked.  Be consistent! ...

Every Day Counts! Student Support Part 3

Updated April 18, 2024

Attendance Matters-Everyday Counts | Bonnie Brennan Elementary Hello John Galt Families: When it comes to student attendance at school, Every Day Counts! This week our tips for supporting your child’s attendance at school focuses on ways to involve the school. See below for some strategies you ...
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