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

Remote Learning Pre-Registration for the 2024-2025 school year

Posted February 1, 2024

During the 2023-2024 school year, the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB), in partnership with Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB) and Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB) worked together to provide remote learning for elementary students. While we believe that in-person learning best supports students, we recognize that some families may want their child to learn remotely, due to their unique circumstances.

Welcome to 2024-2025 Kindergarten Package

Updated May 7, 2024

Screenshot 2023 12 04 At 2.27.01 PMWelcome Parents/Guardians,

We are excited to welcome you and your child(ren) to Salem P.S. in the Upper Grand District School Board as you prepare for the 2024-2025 school year.

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Professional Activity Day Description – Jan. 26, 2024

Posted January 22, 2024

Elementary Staff will spend the full day on Assessment and Evaluation that includes report card preparation/reporting of student achievement and learning skills, to be communicated with parents/guardians.  

CMHAWW offering 2nd part to Understanding Human Trafficking webinar

Posted January 19, 2024

The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington, in partnership with the Upper Grand District School Board and several other community partners, is pleased to announce part two of the Understanding Human Trafficking series.

Sledding at Salem

Updated January 10, 2024

The winter season is here, and with it comes a lot of exciting snow activities! We are fortunate here at Salem to have access to a beautiful tobogganing hill! However, with this access also comes some risk and important safety considerations. It is our top priority to ensure ...

Kindergarten Registration is fast approaching – Here’s what you need to know

Posted December 4, 2023

Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens January 9, 2024. The French Immersion on-time application window for registration for the 2024-2025 school year is open from January 9 to January 26 at 4:00 pm.

November School Council Minutes

Posted November 17, 2023

Salem Public School Council Date: November 14th, 2023  Start Time: 6:33pm Location - Salem Public School, Learning Commons Welcome Attendees: Kyla Lightfoot, Amanda Marson, Adam Lyle, Kourtney Derikx, Jessie Price, Thomas Sampson , Lauren Harris Selby, Andrea Catteau, Johanna Hilditch, Lisa Wyatt, Katie Giddy, Rachel Murray, Courtney ...

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 ...

Parent / Teacher Interviews

Updated October 30, 2023

K to 8 interviews are booked ONLINE unless your child’s teacher has communicated something differently. Please follow the directions below to book an interview online with your child’s teachers. Interviews are a wonderful opportunity for parents, teachers and students to work collaboratively to discuss, plan and set effective next steps ...
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