News & Announcements

Heat Advisory

Hot and humid conditions are expected.  Hot and humid air can bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching the high-risk category. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors. Access health and safety resources on the UGDSB website

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

Grade 8 parent night for IB program at GCVI

Posted November 22, 2023

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 ...

Parents/guardians invited to complete WHY Survey to help improve well-being of youth

Posted November 13, 2023

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 ...

Happy Diwali!

Posted November 9, 2023

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 ...

It’s that time of year again – everything you need to know about UG Inclement Weather Procedures

Posted November 8, 2023

GUELPH, ON – It’s that time of year again and we wanted to share a refresh with our school community about Inclement Weather Procedures. BUS DELAYS/CANCELLATIONS: 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 ...

Professional Activity Day Description – Nov. 24, 2023

Updated November 10, 2023

Date: November 24, 2023 Length: Full Day Topics: 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 Description:  Elementary Staff will spend the full day communicating with parents/guardians about student progress after ...

Invitation to Parents & Guardians- Strengths to Grow a University of Guelph research project!

Posted November 2, 2023

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 ...


Posted October 26, 2023

 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. ...


Posted October 26, 2023

Parents and Caregivers have an important role to play in supporting students with career/life planning and course selection. We are inviting them to join us for a virtual information session around maximizing the 7-12 myBlueprint Digital Pathways Planning Tool on November 7 at 7pm as a key tool ...

Provide your feedback on UGDSB draft policies

Posted October 25, 2023

At the October 24th Board meeting, the following policy items were approved. All updates have been made on the board website (

Video surveillance on school property

Posted October 24, 2023

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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