A Grand Return

Grand Erie is ready to welcome students back on Tuesday, September 6!

For Families New to Grand Erie

Back-to-School Message from Director Roberto and Chair Gibson


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.

Starting Kindergarten

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

  • Tuesday, September 6: All year 2 Kindergarten students
  • Wednesday, September 7: Half year 1 and all year 2 students
  • Thursday, September 8: Half year 1 and all year 2 students
  •  Friday, September 9: All Kindergarten students

Online Learning

Families who have selected online learning for the 2022-23 school year can expect to hear from their teachers with additional information as the first day of learning approaches. Resources for online learning can be accessed here.

Health and Safety Information

Following the latest guidance from the Ministry of Education, there are no COVID-related restrictions in effect at Grand Erie schools. Staff and students are no longer required to complete the COVID-19 screening self-assessment prior to attending school or work; however, anyone who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms (see the Ontario self-assessment tool for a list), or symptoms of any other illness, should not come to school, but remain at home until well.

Students, staff or visitors who choose to wear a mask are welcome to do so. Hand sanitizer is available at all schools, and masks and rapid antigen tests are also available, free of cost, for students and staff. Anyone who has travelled internationally must still follow Government of Canada guidelines for travellers.

Grand Erie is following all Ministry guidelines with respect to ventilation in schools. The publicly available ventilation report by school is available on our website.

Vaccination Information

For up-to-date information on eligibility and vaccination clinics in our area, please visit our local public health units’ websites: Brant County Health Unit and the Health Unit Haldimand-Norfolk.



Registration packages have been delivered to most elementary schools.

If you are from Notre Dame or St. Patrick's, please drop by the Guidance Office to pick up your registration packages.

Call the school in the New Year to book your registration appointment for January 30th. (905)765-4466 ext. 732205

Dates for Transition Meetings are as follows:

January 26th - River Heights

January 27th - Centennial

January 30th - Notre Dame and St/ Patrick's @ McKinnon Park

January 31st - Oneida

January 26th - February 1st - Six Nations Schools - please check with your school for dates