Hello John Galt Families,
Please see below the December Newsletter from the UGDSB.
In this month’s issue we have information about:
Where to get updates on inclement weather
Information for families about students transitioning to high school
Policy feedback opportunities
Hanukkah is the Jewish eight-day, “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods. The menorah holds nine flames, one of which is the shamash (“attendant”), which is used to light the other …
Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens January 9, 2024. The French Immersion on-time application window for registration for the 2024-2025 school year is open from January 9 to January 26 at 4:00 pm.
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 …