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A Grand Return: Information for Back-to-School

Schools are ready to welcome students back in the Grand Return on Tuesday, September 5! Below you’ll find links and information to help make it a successful start.


Information about bus routes, pickup locations and schedule times can be found here.

For transportation information for students from Six Nations attending Grand Erie schools, contact Sharp Bus Lines directly by calling 519-751-3434. Students from Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation who attend a Grand Erie school can find bus details by calling Caledonia Transportation at 905-692-4488.


Returning students do not need to register, unless changing schools within Grand Erie. For families new to Grand Erie or who have moved within Grand Erie, please visit our Registration page for details.

Starting Kindergarten

If you have a child who was born in 2019, they are eligible to start Kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year. To register, visit our Kindergarten page.

Kindergarten students start school in September through a gradual entry process:

  • Tuesday, September 5: all year 2 Kindergarten students
  • Wednesday, September 6: half year 1 and all year 2 students
  • Thursday, September 7: other half of year 1 and all year 2 students
  • Friday, September 8: all Kindergarten students

School-Based Forms Going Digital

Grand Erie is making the distribution, completion and collection of forms for schools and parents/caregivers easier. We are now implementing elements of the existing School Cash Online system to process forms. Starting the first week of September, all participating schools will be able to send board-generated forms to parents/caregivers through School Cash Online. Traditionally, these paper forms were sent home and collected each year during the first week of school. This is optional for schools in the first year of implementation.

 2023-24 School Year Calendar

The calendar for the entire school year is available here, with separate calendars for elementary and secondary schools. Please contact your school directly for any school-specific questions about activities or schedules.

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