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Important information for the summer months

For helpful information over the summer months, please use the links below:

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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We’re recruiting for a crossing guard at Speedvale Ave at Stevenson St

Posted April 5, 2022

Crossing Guard PicTwo regular adult school crossing guard are needed for the intersection of Speedvale Avnue East at Stevenson Street North. For the morning shift, 8:05 to 8:40 a.m. and the afternoon shift, 2:55 to 3:40 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays ...

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Ramadan Mubarak to all of those observing

Posted April 4, 2022

April 2nd, subject to new moon sighting, marks the beginning of Ramadan.  Many students, families and staff in the UGDSB and worldwide are observing Ramadan, during this 9th month of the Islamic calendar.   Prayer in Schools and Board Offices Multifaith prayer spaces are available in schools. Schools will indicate the ...

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Mental Health Parent Newsletter on Authenticity

Posted April 3, 2022

Authenticity Meaning - YouTubeDear John Galt Parents/Guardians: Please see below our April Newsletter on Authenticity. Parent Newsletter April Authenticity Your John Galt Admin Team

Month of Ramadan Celebrations!

Posted March 30, 2022

Premium Vector | Ramadan kareem islamic design ramadan mubarak calligraphy and mosque dome silhouette English Dear John Galt Parents/Guardians: We hope this message finds you well. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This is a blessed month for Muslims as it is the month ...

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Updated School Cash Online

Posted March 28, 2022

Hello Parents/Guardians, We hope this message finds you well! Please find below the updated School Cash Online instructions. Updated School Cash Online Instructions Your John Galt Admin Team

Changes to COVID-19 protocols effective March 14 and 21, 2022

Posted March 10, 2022

On March 9, 2022, the province announced several changes to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols that will take effect in March. Please see below for a summary of the changes that affect schools. Effective March 14, 2022: School boards are no longer required to have a COVID-19 vaccination disclosure policy in place or ...

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Masking mandate to end in UGDSB on March 21, as school board does not have the authority to continue enforcement of the mandate

Posted March 10, 2022

Mandatory masking will no longer be required in Upper Grand District School Board schools as of March 21, 2022, as the school board does not have the authority to enforce this beyond March 21. Here are the facts: On March 9, 2022, the province announced it was lifting mask requirements ...

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JK Registration site is temporarily disabled

Posted March 10, 2022

The JK Registration site is temporarily disabled.  It will open again on March 15th, 2022.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  

UGDSB updates to come regarding provincial COVID-19 announcement

Posted March 9, 2022

March 9, 2022 On March 9, 2022, Ontario announced changes to COVID-19 requirements effective March 21, including lifting mask mandates in schools. Please note that the Upper Grand DSB continues to have a Board Resolution requiring masks in schools. We will consult with the province and will provide additional information as soon ...

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We’re recruiting for a crossing guard

Posted March 4, 2022

Five Spare adult school crossing guard positions are vacant. Shifts are scheduled between 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. and 2:45 to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays and P.D. days). Spare guards are paid for a full hour per shift as well as mileage to an form their home. The ...

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NOON HOUR SUPERVISOR NEEDED!

Posted February 23, 2022

Featured Stories - Noon Hour Supervisors Needed - Okanagan Mission Secondary Hello John Galt Community, We are looking for an afternoon noon hour/lunch supervisor. This is a 1 hour paid position. If you are interested, please email  [email protected] Thanks very much in advance.

ALL UGDSB SCHOOLS/OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY FEB. 18: Emergency remote learning/working day

Posted February 18, 2022

Due to inclement weather, all UGDSB schools and offices are closed today to staff and students. Students are to shift to remote learning, where possible. Staff should not report to work in person, and should shift to remote working where possible. All buses and taxis are cancelled to Upper Grand schools.

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Updates to masking protocols outdoors, COVID-19 screening tool

Posted February 16, 2022

Please review the following updates to protocols around masking outdoors, extracurriculars, and the province’s COVID-19 screening tool.

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