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:

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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Parent Guide – Updated with recent changes

Posted September 9, 2020

Palmerston 2020 2021 Parent Guide Arrival Here is the most up-to-date Palmerston Parent Guide and arrival map. Please note that the locations for students to line up may be different from the message you received in a phone call. We continue to tweak things based on input from staff, ...

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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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Palmerston Parent Guide

Posted August 31, 2020

Hello everyone. We are getting close to the start of our 2020 school year. I have been thoroughly impressed with the positivity I have seen from staff as they work hard to get set up to welcome students. There are going to be challenges, but we will work through them ...

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What to Bring to School?

Posted August 29, 2020

Dear Families, Back to School Shopping is a time honoured tradition in many households.  This year, however, we are asking families to only send their children with minimal items this year - just what they would need in a school day.  The following information is taken from the UGDSB Parent ...

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New Start Date

Posted August 28, 2020

Upper Grand District School Board has decided to change the Staggered Entry Schedule for all students JK-Grade 8 today on August 28th. Only students in Self-Contained classrooms will attend on September 8th and 9th.  Palmerston Public School does not have any of these classes, so there will be no students attending ...

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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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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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CHROMEBOOK Return

Posted August 19, 2020

Dear Families, In an effort to make sure we have Chromebooks ready for students for the start of school, we are asking that all Chromebooks that were leant out for Distance Learning this spring be returned to PPS on MONDAY, AUGUST 31st between 8:30-4:30. This will give us time to properly clean, ...

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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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Update: Monday, August 17th

Posted August 17, 2020

Hello everyone. I want to thank you all for your patience as we work through this process. I have received a number of emails, and all of them have been positive in nature; it really is appreciated. Tomorrow, Ms. Dyer and I will be calling parents that: selected to home-school their ...

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General Online Registration (only for students new to our school)

Posted August 13, 2020

https://www.ugdsb.ca/schools/admission-registration/

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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Palmerston Public School Reopening September 8th, 2020

Posted August 4, 2020

Dear Families, I'm sure many of you have heard that Education Minister, Stephan Lecce, based on information from the Scientific community and Public Health, has decided that elementary schools will reopen full time - 5 days a week - with full classes.  Parenting through a Pandemic has ...

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Letter from the Minister of Education (July 30, 2020)

Posted July 30, 2020

The Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, has written a letter to all Ontario parents/guardians regarding the province’s announcement on the reopening of schools in September.

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UGDSB seeking applicants for Police Presence in Schools Task Force

Posted July 30, 2020

During the June 23 Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees created a motion to create a Police Presence in Schools Task Force. As part of this task force, the UGDSB is seeking applications from community members and/or individuals.

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Morning Announcements – Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Posted June 30, 2020

Happy Birthday

June July August June 30th Torbyn (JK) Lyla (Gr.1) Gabe (SK) Carson (Gr.3) July 30th Montgomery (JK) July 31st Zara (Gr.3) August 30th August ...

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IMPORTANT: Parents and students asked to complete survey by July 10

Posted June 30, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is asking all parents/guardians (K-12) and students in grades 7-12 to complete a survey regarding the fall restart of school. ​

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