News & Announcements

ETFO Jan. 28 strike: All UGDSB elementary schools to close - UGDSB secondary schools will remain open

On Tuesday Jan. 28, all UGDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be closed to students due to the one-day ETFO strike, unless the strike is averted. Elementary schools will re-open to students on Jan. 29. All UGDSB SECONDARY schools will remain open to students on Jan. 28 and will operate as usual. Jan. 28 is an exam day in secondary schools; exams will continue as scheduled.

TRANSPORTATION: On Jan. 28, buses/student transportation for all UGDSB elementary students will be cancelled; transportation for UGDSB secondary students will run as normal.

COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE: Community Use of Schools and third-party operated child care centres remain open during this labour action. Some Before and/or After School Programs may be operating and each operator will communicate directly with families.​

UPDATES: Please continue to check the board website for updates at


Posted October 7, 2019

Our playground structure is currently closed and off limits until further notice due to immediate repairs needing to be made.  Please help keep everyone safe by not allowing your child/children to play on the climber before/after school hours.  

Community Use of Schools

Posted October 7, 2019

Please know that Community Use of Schools is up and running again effective tomorrow. Homework Club will run starting tomorrow after school from 3:00 - 4:15 (please remember there is no Homework Club on Tuesday, October 15th). Running and Reading Club will begin on Thursday, October 17th from 3:00 - 5:00 (all ...

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Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action. 

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Posted October 2, 2019

The Upper Grand DSB has set up a website to provide updates regarding provincial labour issues and the impact on UGDSB schools and board sites.   Please visit for on-going updates.   Thank you.

Walk to School Day

Posted October 1, 2019

Screen Shot 2019 10 01 At 2.15.06 PM Join us tomorrow for Walk to School Day!  Mrs. Parfect and Ms. Myer will be taking the above route and encourage John Galt student and families to walk to school with us! **Please note this ...

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Posted September 26, 2019

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our Open House and Book Fair tonight!

Book Fair is open from 6:00 - 8:00

Classrooms are open from 6:30 - 7:30


Grade 7/8 Guidance Counsellor

Posted September 24, 2019

Introducing Your Grade 7/8 Guidance Counsellor  My name is Christine Drumm and I am assigned to your child’s school as a Grade 7/8 Guidance Counsellor. I currently work alongside Grade 7 and 8 Teaches, as well as high school staff in the Guelph region to explore pathways and provide ...

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Adult Crossing Guard Times

Posted September 24, 2019

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What’s happening….

Posted September 23, 2019

Here are a few updates as to what is happening in and around John Galt this week: Wednesday - Rowan's Law Day - students are encouraged to wear purple in support and recognition of Rowan's Law and education around concussions Wednesday - Intermediate Touch Football tournament - good luck Jaguars! Thursday - Terry ...

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St. George’s Neighbourhood Group

Posted September 20, 2019

Did you know that the St. George’s Park Neighbourhood Group coordinates 15 hours of weekly youth programming? 9 hours of after-school programs across 3 schools and one Saturday with 6 hours of options. Plus fall Ball hockey drop in on Wednesdays at 6:30. Healthy, connected, active kids making friends and trying ...

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Posted September 19, 2019

Screen Shot 2019 09 19 At 10.44.51 AM POPCORN  will be for sale starting tomorrow (and every Friday) for $1.00 a bag at second nutrition break.

Homework Club

Posted September 17, 2019

Once again John Galt Public School is partnering with Frontier College to offer Homework Club for students in grades 2-5. The program will run on Tuesdays from 3:00pm-4:15pm. Fall semester will run from Tues. Oct. 1-Nov. 26 2019 (no program Oct. 15 due to University of Guelph Reading Day). Winter semester ...

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JG rocks!

Posted September 13, 2019

We are wrapping up our second week of school and lots of great things are happening!! Intermediate boys and girls touch football try-outs are in full swing with the tournament happening at the College Heights/Centennial Secondary School on September 25th.  Thanks to Mr. Brown for his efforts in coaching these two ...

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Crosswalks around John Galt

Posted September 10, 2019

A few reminders: if you are parking on the side streets and walking into the school or waiting for your child/children, please remember you need to be a safe distance from the crosswalk so that our patrol is able to help the children cross safely please stay off neighbours property ...

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News from School Council

Posted September 4, 2019

School Council will be hosting a Back to School Coffee and Tea Social this Thursday and Friday mornings at 8:30am and 11am under the gazebo (weather permitting). Coffee, tea and assorted pastries will be provided. Come out and chat with members of your community.

Hope to see you there!

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