News & Announcements

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

Daily self-reported COVID cases at our school

Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 during the sixth wave, we will be providing  a regular report of positive COVID-19 cases that were self-reported* to the school. *Public health officials no longer inform schools of positive cases. We will aim to provide this additional layer of reporting for a short time period to respond to increasing case counts in our communities.

The information will be shared on the school website on this post, which will be updated daily (Monday-Friday, holidays excluded). 

We recognize that because schools and the school board are no longer receiving reports from public health officials when there is a positive case, and because self-reporting to the school is voluntary, the number of cases reported on the school website will not be an accurate reflection of the amount of COVID in the community.  

Should you wish to self-report a positive COVID case to the school for your child(ren), please do so by contacting the school’s main office.

Self-reported cases

  • Date updated: June 24, 2022
  • Number of cases that were self-reported to the school on this date: 0

Daily School Absence Reporting

The UGDSB continues to report school absences on a daily basis, which allows us to monitor trends in absenteeism rates and gives us a better sense of the impact of COVID-19 on schools. 

You can view the daily absences for our school, and see if our school goes above the 30% absenteeism threshold, here: https://www.ugdsb.ca/community/coronavirus/2021-22-school-operations/daily-absence-tracking-pilot/ 

Elementary report cards available for download starting next week

Posted June 14, 2022

The UGDSB is continuing to use the online report card system for the 2021-22 school year.

If you previously accessed our Electronic Report Card system this year, no action is required at this time. If your email address has changed, please contact your school office coordinator.

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UGDSB Speech-Language Pathology Services and Resources

Posted June 3, 2022

Hello John Galt families, Please see attached a resource link for UGDSB families about speech-language pathology services and resources to support your child’s communication, language and speech development. Upper Grand District School Board Website Flyer Thank you Your John Galt Admin Team  

Posted June 3, 2022

Life-Threatening Medical Conditions (Glenbrook Elementary School)Dear Parents/Guardians, Please see the link below for any additional forms you may need around Plan of Care for your child/ren for the 2022-2023 school year. Thank you very much for your support in making sure we have the most updated ...

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Registration Info: Elementary Remote Program 2022/2023

Posted May 30, 2022

Registration for the 2022-23 Elementary Remote Program in the UGDSB is open from Monday May 30 to Friday June 10.

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OPHEA Healthy Schools Certification!

Posted May 28, 2022

Ophea.netHello John Galt Parents & Guardians, We are pleased to inform you that John Galt received a Silver Healthy Schools Certification this year! John Galt focused on 3 Healthy Schools Topics which included Mental Health, Physical Activity, and Healthy Eating. Silver Healthy Schools ...

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Raise the Dough Fundraiser June 1, 2022

Posted May 27, 2022

Raise the Dough Challenge 2015 | GiveMNHello John Galt families, Our next Raise the Dough fundraiser is coming up on June 1st. Please see the attached flyer. June 1 Raise The Dough Thank you for your continued support! Your John Galt Team

The 2022 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved

Posted May 25, 2022

The 2022 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on May 24, 2022. 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 review report also provides the status of the 5-year work plan priorities identified for 2018-2022.

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John Galt Parent Equity Survey Reminder

Posted May 8, 2022

HGAR | Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Survey Dear John Galt Parents/Guardians: We are looking for your input and would really appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete our Equity Survey which was shared on April 29th with all of our families. Our survey closes by end of the ...

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Grade 6/7/8 Summer School Programming & Grade 8 Reach-Ahead Credits

Posted May 6, 2022

Summer School - Valley High SchoolDear John Galt Parents/Guardians: Upper Grand District School Board is offering Grade 6, 7, and 8 students requiring additional support with the Ontario curriculum, particularly in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy, an opportunity to participate in an 8-day ...

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We’re recruiting for crossing guards at Willow/Bonar and Speedvale/Stevenson and Six Spare/Rover

Posted May 5, 2022

Six Spare or Rover adult school crossing guard are needed for the City of Guelph Crossing Guard Program. A regular adult school crossing guard is needed for the crossings at Speedvale Ave at Stevenson Street for the both shifts. A regular adult school crossing guard is needed for the crossings at Willow Road at Bonar Place for the afternoon shift

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John Galt Parent/Guardian Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Survey!

Posted April 29, 2022

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – Multi Year Action Plan - Ottawa Police ServiceDear John Galt Families, It is the UGDSB’s mission to create and encourage school climates that promote healthy and inclusive relationships between staff, students, and stakeholders. We strive to make students and staff ...

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Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 312 Website and Social Media Management

Posted April 27, 2022

The following board policy currently under review was released for public consultation: 312 – Website and Social Media Management

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Recruiting Crossing Guard for Watson Pkwy at Grange Rd and Hall Ave at Goodwin Dr.

Posted April 22, 2022

A regular adult school crossing guard is needed for the crossings at the roundabout beside Westminster Woods Public School. One regular adult school crossing guard is needed for the crossings at Watson Pkwy at Grange Road morning shift.

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Virtual Parent Engagement Presentation- May 4th

Posted April 12, 2022

Dear John Galt Parents/Guardians: You are invited to a Virtual Parent Engagement Presentation taking place on May 4th from 5:45 pm- 8 pm. Equity and Indigenous Education: A parent’s role in supporting is the topic.

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Reminders of health and safety guidance during the sixth COVID-19 wave

Posted April 12, 2022

Public Health officials expect the sixth wave of COVID-19 to last for another several weeks, and we are asking for everyone’s help to get us through this latest wave. 

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