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

RRM Parent update – June 17

Posted June 17, 2024

HEAT WARNING: June 17-21 Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for this week.  The Upper Grand DSB has a Hot Weather Measures document for administrators to follow. At Ross R, we have gone to each class this morning to talk to students about the following plan: Wear a hat and sunscreen ...

Celebrating Pride Month in the Upper Grand DSB

Posted May 31, 2024

Dear Students, Parents/Guardians and UGDSB Community,

This week, the Upper Grand District School Board is kicking off Pride Month. As we approach this important time, it’s essential that we come together to ensure our schools are supportive, inclusive spaces for all students.


Professional Activity Day Description – June 7, 2024

Posted May 27, 2024

Information for Elementary Parents/Guardians Date: June 7, 2024 Length: Full Day Topic AM: Curriculum Topic PM: Report Card Writing Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB Description:  Elementary Staff will spend half the day focused on various math and literacy topics and strategies. The second half of the day will be dedicated to report card writing, as per the employee group collective agreements. Elementary ...

RRM Parent Update – May 21, 2024

Posted May 21, 2024

Dear Parents and Guardians, We hope your family enjoyed the long weekend! Please see below for some updates from Ross R: Erin Agricultural Society Donation to the Ross R MacKay snack program The staff and students of Ross R MacKay PS would like to thank the Erin Agricultural Society for their generous donation to ...

UGDSB policy updates for May 2024

Posted May 21, 2024

At the May 14, 2024, Board Meeting, the following policy items were approved:

Policy 406 – Health and Safety (annual review; no change) Policy 417 – Violence in the Workplace (annual review; no change) ...

Save the Date – School Council BBQ – June 6, 2024

Posted May 14, 2024

Hello Ross R MacKay families, Parent council would like to send you a special invitation to come and enjoy our end of the year BBQ celebration. The event will be taking place on June 6, 2024 at 5pm.  We will have hamburger and hot dog meals along with individual items for sale. ...

Letter to families from the Minister of Education on changes to Provincial Code of Conduct

Posted April 29, 2024

Please see below for a letter from the Minister of Education, to Ontario parents/caregivers. To download a copy of the letter, please click here.

Dear parents,

For the first time in nearly a generation, our government successfully negotiated agreements ...

Every Day Counts! Why regular student attendance at school really matters

Updated April 22, 2024

In the UGDSB, we know how important school attendance and established routines are for students to build knowledge, skills and confidence. Regular attendance is more than just a requirement; it’s a critical building block for academic success, social development, and future opportunities. While we may face challenges that ...

RRM Parent Update – April 5, 2024

Posted April 5, 2024

Monday, April 8 - PA day - No school for students Staff will be engaged in Math and Mental Health and Well Being Professional Development. Click on the link below for details. Monday - Solar Eclipse Info ALL students will be bringing home one pair ...

RRM Parent Update Mar 28

Posted March 28, 2024

Dear Parents and Guardians, Spring is almost upon us!  We hope that the weather continues to cooperate and we look forward to seeing some flowers blooming soon! Here are a few updates for you: A reminder that there is no school on Friday, Mar 29 and Monday, Apr 1 due to the Easter Holiday. Easter:  Easter is one of ...
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