News & Announcements

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For school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

Daily self-reported COVID cases at our school

Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 during the sixth wave, we will be providing  a regular report of positive COVID-19 cases that were self-reported* to the school. *Public health officials no longer inform schools of positive cases. We will aim to provide this additional layer of reporting for a short time period to respond to increasing case counts in our communities.

The information will be shared on the school website on this post, which will be updated daily (Monday-Friday, holidays excluded). 

We recognize that because schools and the school board are no longer receiving reports from public health officials when there is a positive case, and because self-reporting to the school is voluntary, the number of cases reported on the school website will not be an accurate reflection of the amount of COVID in the community.  

Should you wish to self-report a positive COVID case to the school for your child(ren), please do so by contacting the school’s main office.

Self-reported cases

  • Date updated: April 27, 2022
  • Number of cases that were self-reported to the school on this date: 5

Daily School Absence Reporting

The UGDSB continues to report school absences on a daily basis, which allows us to monitor trends in absenteeism rates and gives us a better sense of the impact of COVID-19 on schools. 

You can view the daily absences for our school, and see if our school goes above the 30% absenteeism threshold, here: https://www.ugdsb.ca/community/coronavirus/2021-22-school-operations/daily-absence-tracking-pilot/ 

PRINCIPAL’S May 2022 MESSAGE & UPDATES

Posted May 9, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians, It’s hard to believe summer like weather is already here and year-end planning is already underway. Students have been enjoying school even more now that clubs and teams are back and especially that recess is no longer dampened by cohorted zones. This joy is translating ...

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The Township of Guelph/Eramosa Fire Department, along with their Emergency Response Partners, are hosting an Open House and Community Safety Information Day on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Posted May 2, 2022

The Township of Guelph/Eramosa Fire Department, along with their Emergency Response Partners, are hosting an Open House and Community Safety Information Day on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  This event is being held in conjunction with National Emergency Preparedness Week which runs from May 1 - 7, 2022.  Fire and Emergency ...

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2021-2022 Rockwood Centennial yearbook is now available for pre-order

Posted May 2, 2022

Dear RCPS families, The 2021-2022 Rockwood Centennial yearbook is now available for pre-order. This 52 page yearbook features a 2 page spread for each class, a Grade 8 graduation page, and candid pictures from this school year. Yearbooks can be purchased at https://ybpay.lifetouch.ca/ for $20 each. You can find ...

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Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 312 Website and Social Media Management

Posted April 27, 2022

The following board policy currently under review was released for public consultation: 312 – Website and Social Media Management

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Freezie Fridays!

Posted April 27, 2022

Grad Fundraiser:

Freezie Fridays are back! Freezies will be sold outside during second break on Fridays for $2. Bring a toonie and buy a jumbo freezie. Brought to you by the Grade 8 grads!

Reminders of health and safety guidance during the sixth COVID-19 wave

Posted April 12, 2022

Public Health officials expect the sixth wave of COVID-19 to last for another several weeks, and we are asking for everyone’s help to get us through this latest wave. 

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Ramadan Mubarak to all of those observing

Posted April 4, 2022

April 2nd, subject to new moon sighting, marks the beginning of Ramadan.  Many students, families and staff in the UGDSB and worldwide are observing Ramadan, during this 9th month of the Islamic calendar.   Prayer in Schools and Board Offices Multifaith prayer spaces are available in schools. Schools will indicate the ...

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Grade 8 Graduation 2022 Update

Posted April 1, 2022

Dear RCPS Grade 8 Parents, Please save the date of Tuesday, June 28th in the evening for our in-person Grade 8 Graduation for the RCPS class of 2022. This year, we will be holding an outdoor ceremony in the covered pavilion located at the Rockwood Conservation Area right next door! After ...

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March 30 RCPS School is Open Buses are Cancelled

Posted March 30, 2022

March 30 RCPS School is Open Buses are Cancelled

Schools are closed – March 23

Posted March 23, 2022

Dear RCPS families, due to inclement weather on March 23 all schools, including RCPS, are closed today. All buses and taxis are cancelled to Upper Grand schools. The board offices are also closed. All students and staff are to shift to remote learning and working for the day, where possible.  ...

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Changes to COVID-19 protocols effective March 14 and 21, 2022

Posted March 10, 2022

On March 9, 2022, the province announced several changes to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols that will take effect in March. Please see below for a summary of the changes that affect schools. Effective March 14, 2022: School boards are no longer required to have a COVID-19 vaccination disclosure policy in place or ...

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FEBRUARY/MARCH PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE AND UPDATES (March 10, 2022)

Posted March 10, 2022

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE AND UPDATES (March 10th, 2022) Dear Parents/Guardians, It certainly has been a very busy time with lots of changes and announcements. As time progresses I know that we are all looking forward to a gradual return to “normal”. As soon as specific plans are ready to ...

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Masking mandate to end in UGDSB on March 21, as school board does not have the authority to continue enforcement of the mandate

Posted March 10, 2022

Mandatory masking will no longer be required in Upper Grand District School Board schools as of March 21, 2022, as the school board does not have the authority to enforce this beyond March 21. Here are the facts: On March 9, 2022, the province announced it was lifting mask requirements ...

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JK Registration site is temporarily disabled

Posted March 10, 2022

The JK Registration site is temporarily disabled.  It will open again on March 15th, 2022.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  

UGDSB updates to come regarding provincial COVID-19 announcement

Posted March 9, 2022

March 9, 2022 On March 9, 2022, Ontario announced changes to COVID-19 requirements effective March 21, including lifting mask mandates in schools. Please note that the Upper Grand DSB continues to have a Board Resolution requiring masks in schools. We will consult with the province and will provide additional information as soon ...

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Schools are closed – March 7th

Posted March 7, 2022

Today, March 7th, all schools including Rockwood Centennial Public School are closed due to inclement weather. All buses and taxis are cancelled to Upper Grand schools. The board offices are also closed. All students and staff are to shift to remote learning and working for the day, where possible. Thank you ...

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ALL UGDSB SCHOOLS/OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY FEB. 18: Emergency remote learning/working day

Posted February 18, 2022

Due to inclement weather, all UGDSB schools and offices are closed today to staff and students. Students are to shift to remote learning, where possible. Staff should not report to work in person, and should shift to remote working where possible. All buses and taxis are cancelled to Upper Grand schools.

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RCPS School is Open Buses are Cancelled (Feb 17)

Posted February 17, 2022

Dear RCPS families, Today, February 17th all buses to Rockwood Centennial Public School have been cancelled due to inclement weather. The school is open for students who can safely get to school.  Students may access remote learning today by accessing their Google Classroom. Parents of walkers, please call the school and leave a ...

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Updates to masking protocols outdoors, COVID-19 screening tool

Posted February 16, 2022

Please review the following updates to protocols around masking outdoors, extracurriculars, and the province’s COVID-19 screening tool.

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RCPS Lunches and Classroom Layouts Update (Feb 15th)

Posted February 15, 2022

Dear RCPS Families, In light of new Covid-19 Health & Safety and Operational Guidelines, we will cease spreading students out throughout the school and allow students to eat as a regular full class in their homerooms. Schools are encouraged to support as normal conditions as possible within the classroom cohorts during ...

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