News & Announcements

ETFO Jan. 28 strike: All UGDSB elementary schools to close - UGDSB secondary schools will remain open

On Tuesday Jan. 28, all UGDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be closed to students due to the one-day ETFO strike, unless the strike is averted. Elementary schools will re-open to students on Jan. 29. All UGDSB SECONDARY schools will remain open to students on Jan. 28 and will operate as usual. Jan. 28 is an exam day in secondary schools; exams will continue as scheduled.

TRANSPORTATION: On Jan. 28, buses/student transportation for all UGDSB elementary students will be cancelled; transportation for UGDSB secondary students will run as normal.

COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE: Community Use of Schools and third-party operated child care centres remain open during this labour action. Some Before and/or After School Programs may be operating and each operator will communicate directly with families.​

FEB 3-7 STRIKES: UGDSB elementary schools will be closed to students on Feb. 4 and Feb. 6, unless the ETFO strikes are averted. For additional details visit:

UPDATES: Please continue to check the board website for updates at

Information for parents/guardians about coronavirus

Posted January 27, 2020

Information for UGDSB parents and guardians regarding coronavirus.

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ETFO January 28 Strike

Posted January 23, 2020

ETFO January 28 Strike

Important Information about Semester 1 Report Cards

Posted January 22, 2020

Important Information About Semester 1 Report Cards

Important information about the Transportation website during strikes

Posted January 20, 2020

Please read for important information about student transportation (busing) communication during a strike that results in the closure of schools to students. 

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OSSTF Strike Information – January 15, 2020

Posted January 10, 2020

Parent Letter For Jan. 15 2020 OSSTF Strike

Parent Information Night – NEW Date

Posted January 10, 2020


UGDSB statement regarding EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment

Posted January 10, 2020

Message Re EQAO Gr. 9 Math (2)

Parent Information Night

Posted January 7, 2020



Posted December 19, 2019


Schedule for Friday December 20

Posted December 12, 2019

Period 1               9:05 - 9:50

Period 2               9:55 - 10:40

Period 3               10:45 - 11:30

Period 4               11:35 - 12:20

Lunch                    12:20 - 1:00

1:15        Fox Auditorium doors open

1:30        FROSTY Assembly

Immunization Clinic

Posted December 6, 2019

Students who have received notice that they require Immunization should be aware that the clinic planned for JFR on Dec. 10 has been moved to the Public Health Office, 160 Chancellors Way, Guelph.  The hours will be 2 pm – 6 pm.  Students requiring Immunization have been notified and must follow up to avoid a suspension from school in semester two.

Christmas Dinner

Posted November 21, 2019

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Louis Riel Day

Posted November 15, 2019

Today we will be flying the Metis Flag at John F Ross and we will fly it until the end of Riel Day tomorrow.  The flag shows a white infinity symbol on a field of blue.  The infinity symbol has two meanings: it represents the faith that the Metis culture shall live on forever, and the mixing of the European immigrants (primarily French) …

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Grade 8 Parent-Student OPEN House

Posted November 14, 2019

Grade 8 Parent-Student OPEN House:  Wednesday November 27, 2019.  For Grade 8 parents and students!


6:00 to 7:25 – Open House:

Parents and students can tour the school and visit departments to learn about programming.
There will be a Club, Sports and Special Program Fair, with booths and student demonstrations. 
Parents/students can join this component anytime as it is an open house format – they do not have to be …

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Construction Notice – Stevenson Street North

Posted November 8, 2019

Stevenson Street North will be closed from Elizabeth Street to Eramosa Road for construction. Construction will start on November 11th and will take about three weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Pedestrian access will be maintained. However, the east sidewalk will be closed at 1 Stevenson Street North. Pedestrians will need to use the west sidewalk. The School Crossing Guards in the area will not be impacted.

Stevenson Street North will be …

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Important information regarding WHY Survey – a joint survey between UGDSB and WDG Public Health

Posted November 8, 2019

This year Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health are collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments in our schools. It also provides important information about the physical and mental health of youth in our area. 

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Immunization Information from Public Health

Posted November 7, 2019

If your student was contacted by Public Health regarding immunizations, please review this PDF for more information. Thank you. Cover Letter For HS Notices With Clinic Dates

Midterm ReportCards

Posted November 6, 2019

Calm Midterm Reports are being distributed to students on Monday, November 25th, 2019. The Reference Chart from page 2 is available in the attachment below for your information and will not accompany the report. This PDF version is saving 2000 pieces of paper for the environment! Midterm Report Reference Chart

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