On Thursday November 23rd at 6:30pm, prospective applicants and their families are invited to attend the IB Information Night at GCVI. IB graduates and current students will share their stories about student life at GCVI and their journey in the preparatory and IB programs. …
All parents/guardians in the Upper Grand District School Board are invited to complete the 2023 WHY Survey, in partnership with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.
The purpose of the Well-being Health and Youth (WHY) Surveys is to collect information from youth, parents, and school staff about youth health and well-being. These surveys will identify issues that could …
As a school community, we would like to wish families and community members observing a very Happy Diwali!
Let’s celebrate the festival in the true sense by spreading joy and light up the world of others.
Have a happy, safe, and blessed Diwali!
Your John Galt Team
GUELPH, ON – It’s that time of year again and we wanted to share a refresh with our school community about Inclement Weather Procedures.
In the event of bus cancellations, all schools will remain open for students and staff who can get there safely.
If parents/guardians do not feel it is safe to bring their …
Date: November 24, 2023
Length: Full Day
Elementary Topic: Parent-Guardian / Teacher Interviews
Secondary Topic 1: AM – Curriculum PD and Workshops
Secondary Topic 2: PM – Workplace Violence Prevention Training as per the Collective Agreement
Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB
Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School Administrators and Online Modules
Elementary Staff will spend the full day communicating with parents/guardians about student progress after the Progress Reports go …
Strengths to Grow is a University of Guelph research project (approved through UGDSB) that provides an awesome opportunity for parents to get a series of online modules for strengths-based parenting.
From Dr. Margaret Lumley’s Research Group:
Based on our initial findings, we think the Strengths to Grow Program for …
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! Don’t give up. And know that there are supports for parents if you need them. “Put on your own …
Parents and Caregivers have an important role to play in supporting students with career/life planning and course selection. We are inviting them to join us for a virtual information session around maximizing the 7-12 myBlueprint Digital Pathways Planning Tool on November 7 at 7pm as a key tool to support success with …
At the October 24th Board meeting, the following policy items were approved. All updates have been made on the board website (www.ugdsb.on.ca/board/policy).
Every fall, we notify our community that our video cameras remain active. All schools within the Upper Grand have security cameras.
The purpose of this video surveillance is to increase security and safety at school. The video footage is only used to investigate issues that occur within or around the school. The viewing of the …