News & Announcements

Bus Cancellation Information for 2020-21:

  • If buses are cancelled in Division 1, elementary schools are open to students, secondary schools are closed.
  • If buses are cancelled in Division 2, elementary schools are open to students, secondary schools are closed.
  • If buses are cancelled in Division 3, elementary and secondary schools are closed to students.
  • If buses are cancelled in Division 4, elementary and secondary schools (*including EDHS) are closed to students.
  • Please visit www.stwdsts.ca for bus cancellations. STWDSTS posts bus cancellations by 6:30am each morning.

Information on COVID-19 and school operations:

Parent Information: Monitoring and Managing COVID-19

Posted September 18, 2020

The UGDSB would like to remind all parents that they have an important role to play in preventing COVID-19 in our schools.

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Reminder to parents: Please screen children every day before coming to school

Posted September 11, 2020

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and the school board would like to remind all parents/guardians that they are to screen their children every day for COVID-19 symptoms, prior to coming to school.

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Line Up Areas and Recess Zones

Posted September 9, 2020

Primary Line Up Area

(notice the gate in the background, this is where we are asking parents to wait behind)

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Junior Line Up Area

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Subscription for Parents for Bus Delays & Cancellations!

Posted September 4, 2020

Hello John Galt Parents & Guardians, If your child is using the School Bus this year, it would be very helpful to subscribe to the bus delays and cancellations. Please update your contact information if there are any changes. The Parent Portal is now open. As the routes will be highly subject to ...

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Letter to parents from Public Health – back to school

Posted September 3, 2020

A letter to parents/guardians from Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

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John Galt Reopening – Parent Guide

Posted August 30, 2020

Please take a look at our Reopening Parent Guide. This guide is specific to our school site and will help you and your children get an idea of what to expect the first few days of school. Please know, that these plans will be updated as needed as we continue to ...

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Suggested School Supplies

Posted August 28, 2020

Here are a list of suggested school supplies.  Please label all items as well as possible. Division Supplies Kindergarten Pencil case/box Pencil 8 pack of pencil crayons 8 pack of crayons Glue stick (not liquid glue) Primary  (Grade 1-3) Pencil case/box Pencils Pencil ...

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IMPORTANT: New schedule for staggered entry

Posted August 28, 2020

In order to ensure the safety of students and to provide additional time for staffing schools, the Upper Grand District School Board’s schedule for staggered entry has changed. 

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Student Accident Insurance

Posted August 27, 2020

Reminder for parents/guardians: Student Accident Insurance   Parents/guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises during school activities. Accidents can happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial Health Care or employer group insurance plans. The Upper Grand District School Board is empowered under ...

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REGISTRATION DAY – September 1 2020

Posted August 24, 2020

REGISTRATION DAY - SEPTEMBER 1 2020 This day is set aside for any families that have started the registration process (via email or JK/SK online registration) to finalize the registration before the first day of school.  Or for those families that need to register their child/children at John Galt for the ...

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Changing Pre-Registration Decision – Deadline Sunday Aug. 23 at 4pm

Posted August 19, 2020

In light of recent updates with respect to reopening models and masks, parents/students in both elementary and secondary schools are being given the opportunity to change their original pre-registration decision regarding in-person or remote learning.

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IMPORTANT: Reopening models for UGDSB schools posted online

Posted August 18, 2020

The school board has posted information about the reopening models for UGDSB elementary and secondary schools. The overviews contain important information including model structure for conventional and remote learning, sample schedules, remote learning expectations and more.

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Introducing back to school parent/guardian webinars

Posted August 18, 2020

Parents/guardians, join our mental health clinicians as they discuss different issues and strategies to support your child’s return to school success. 

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Letter from the Director on reopening schools (August 10, 2020)

Posted August 10, 2020

A letter from the UGDSB Director of Education, Martha Rogers, on the reopening of schools in September.

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Reopening Schools: Parent Guide and Pre-Registration survey released

Posted August 6, 2020

The school board has released a Parent Guide with information about the reopening of schools in September, and a Pre-Registration Survey for all UGDSB families. All students must pre-register for school by the August 14, 2020, deadline.

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