News & Announcements

Volunteer Tea

Posted June 20, 2018

On Friday, June 22, we will be hosting a tea for our Spencer Ave. volunteers! If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering at Spencer and would like to chat with other volunteers, please join us in the library at 1:00 p.m. on June 22. See you there!

Staff Presentation of the Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report

Posted June 8, 2018

The Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) will be presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on June 12, 2018. Pin The meeting starts at 7 pm in the boardroom at the Guelph Board Office, 500 Victoria Road N, Guelph.

The final report has considered the feedback received during the second phase of public engagement conducted throughout

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French Immersion/Expansion

Posted May 30, 2018

Please see the attached article regarding Spencer Avenue and Parkinson Centennial.

Student Class Placements for September

Posted May 28, 2018

Many variables are considered in deciding class placements for students. Programming needs are always a priority, as well as balancing students who can work independently, with students who require additional supports. We attempt to balance the number of boys and girls in classes, while also considering the social & emotional needs of students. Given the number of considerations, it can be very challenging to meet

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Annual Emergency Drills

Posted May 28, 2018

Each year our school must conduct drills to ensure staff and students are prepared in the event of a real emergency.  While our school has been conducting fire drills, lockdown drills and tornado drills for the last several years, we are now also required to conduct a bomb threat drill.

The following number of drills are required each school year:

Three (3) fire drills in the

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Feedback welcome on draft board policies

Posted May 28, 2018

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on draft policies. Currently under review is:

Policy 104 – Access to School Premises

This policy is important to students, staff, school councils, parents and community members because everyone plays a role in maintaining a safe learning and working environment in and around our schools.

You are invited to review the draft documents and submit online feedback at

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School Addition/Renovation

Posted April 24, 2018

On April 27, 2018, Spencer Avenue E.S. will begin a five classroom renovation project.  The project will occupy the north end of the school, including the kindergarten fenced area.  Students will have access to the bike racks and the west side of the school, via a path between the grass and construction fence that will be erected the beginning of next week.  The construction will

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Upper Grand Mobile App

Posted April 11, 2018

The new Upper Grand Mobile App is available in both Android and iOS.  Use the search term "Upper Grand" in either the iTunes store or Google Play.  You can then choose which school/schools you wish to keep up-to-date on.

Cash Online / Student Safety

Posted February 12, 2018

It is great that we are leading the Board with 300 of our 304 students (99%) registered for Cash Online. Today, however, the Board has pointed out that only 74% of funds collected, is through Cash Online. That means 26% of all funds collected is still arriving in cash form, via the students. Parents are using Cash Online to order student lunches, but are then

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SAES Values

Posted February 5, 2018

Over the past few months, the staff of Spencer Avenue have been developing the values of our school.  On Tuesday, January 30th, we presented our six values to the students at our Values ‘kick-off’ assembly; Honour, Freedom, Wonder, Belonging, Connecting and Beauty.  The staff and students will introduce and celebrate one value a month, until the end of year, during a student led assembly.  We

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Kindergarten Registration Forms

Posted January 9, 2018

Please bring in the required forms to complete your Kindergarten Registration between the hours of 9:15 - 10:30 a.m, 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.