News & Announcements


INCLEMENT WEATHER: A reminder that, as with every winter, inclement weather conditions may result in bus cancellations and/or school closures. Decisions on buses and school operations due to inclement weather are made as soon as key information is available and no later than 6:30am the morning of. To check the status of school buses each morning visit, and to check the status of school closures visit

DAILY SCHOOL ABSENCE REPORT: The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here


Islamic Heritage Month

Posted October 14, 2022

Islamic Heritage Month Canada — Canadian Council of Muslim WomenEvery year in October, Islamic Heritage Month is recognized in Canada. This is a time to reflect and learn together about Islamic excellence and the rich, longstanding contributions Muslim people have made to Literature, Math, ...

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Download school ventilation reports from the UGDSB website

Posted October 14, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board continues to make board and school-based ventilation reports available in the 2022-23 school year. The board report and each school report is available for download on the UGDSB website at To access a specific school report: Download the full report (Microsoft Excel document) ...

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John Galt Fall Fair!

Posted October 10, 2022

We had our John Galt Fall Play Day/ Fall Fair Friday, October 7th and it was wonderful to see our kids participate in many fun and engaging activities. A huge thanks to all of our staff and student leaders for making it such an enjoyable day. Thanks ...

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Video surveillance on school property

Posted October 3, 2022

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. ...

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Student census open until Oct. 9

Posted September 29, 2022

The UGDSB student census is still open! See information here: Note: If you need a new login link for the census, you can have one emailed to you by following the instructions on the Census website.

Annual Safety Drills

Posted September 28, 2022

School Emergency Response Training and Annual Drills The safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority. Each year our school must conduct drills to ensure staff and students are prepared in the event of a real emergency. The following number of drills are required each school year: Three (3) fire drills ...

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Open House Sept 29

Posted September 22, 2022

Join us for our open house on September 29 from 5:00-7:00 PM. There will be a book fair set up in the library during this time, so feel free to pop by and check this out.

School Council Meeting Thursday

Posted September 21, 2022

Join us for our first school council meeting of the year. Thursday Sept 22 at 6:30 in the staff room.

Help the UGDSB make positive change – Complete the Student Census today!

Posted September 19, 2022

Everyone counts. Complete the Student Census today! The “UGDSB Counts Student Census” launches today for all Upper Grand District School Board students in grades Kindergarten-12. Participation in the Student Census will help the UGDSB make systemic changes that will create more equitable outcomes for all students. The census is a confidential, voluntary survey ...

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Wellness Works: Welcome Back!

Posted September 15, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board is continuing with the Wellness Works monthly themes across all grades in the 2022-2023 school year.  For September we are once again bringing our collective focus to the theme of:  WELCOME, CONNECTION and BELONGING. 

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