News & Announcements

Louis Riel Day

Posted November 14, 2018

Nov. 16, 2018 is Louis Riel Day in Ontario.  At John F. Ross we will be flying the Metis Flag to Commemorate the Tragedy of the outcome of the Northwest Resistance which led to the execution of Riel.  We would also like to recognize and celebrate the continuing contribution of the Metis people to the richness  of Canadian Culture. For further information please see www.metisnation.org/news-meida/louis-riel-day/ or http://www.mmf.mb.ca/history_of_the_metis_flag.php  

Your Future, Your Choice Event Information

Posted November 5, 2018

YOUR FUTURE, YOUR CHOICE

WHAT: Your Future Your Choice

 

WHEN: Takes place on Wednesday November 14th from 6:00-8:00pm

 

WHERE: Centennial CVI located at 289 College Ave. West in Guelph.

 

WHO: Everyone welcome, including students and family members from UGDSB and WCDSB

 

This event is a one-stop career, education, and community resource fair. Over 80 exhibitors from colleges and universities, as well as business and community organizations will be there to provide students and …

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J.F. Ross Grade 8 Parent Night Information

Posted October 30, 2018

J.F. Ross Grade 8 Parent Night Wednesday November 28, 2018.    Between 5:30 and 7:30:  Club/Sports and Special Program Fair.  Students and staff will showcase our programs in Gym 1 with booths and interactive displays.   6pm: French Immersion parents and students - there will be a special presentation for parents at 6pm in the Cafeteria.   7:30 pm: Parents will gather in EL fox for a presentation on academic/school programming.

Video Surveillance Policy

Posted October 25, 2018

UGDSB Video Surveillance Policy 203

It is the policy of the Upper Grand District School Board to support the use of video surveillance cameras. Video surveillance can promote a secure environment while upholding the essential and legislated rights of privacy of individuals. Video surveillance is only one means by which the Board will ensure a safe and secure learning environment and enhance business operating efficiencies for administrative purposes.  For more …

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Canada Homestay Network Information

Posted October 24, 2018

Homestay is an integral part of the experience in studying abroad.

The Upper Grand District School Board – International Student Program works closely with various homestay service providers through the year. 

We are very appreciative of the families who provide homestay for our students. 

 

Due to increased interest in our programs (February and September intakes) one of our associates is currently looking to add more families to their roster.

For more information on …

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Public Health notice for parents

Posted October 23, 2018

Nov 2018_Public Health School Newsletter

Parent Teacher Interview Information

Posted October 10, 2018

Parent Teacher Interview Instructions Sept 2018

Water Testing for Lead: Letter for Parents and Guardians

Posted October 5, 2018

 

John F Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute

2018 10 05

Dear parents and guardians,

The Upper Grand District School Board has been testing for lead in school drinking water since 2007. New provincial testing requirements came into effect July 2017, which increase the amount of sampling that is required. The Ontario drinking water quality standard for lead is 10 micrograms per litre. This standard is based on a national guideline set by Health …

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John F. Ross CVI Hall of Fame

Posted October 2, 2018

JFR Hall Of Fame Site Promo Image Click here for information on the JFRoss Hall of Fame and nominations

Speak up about concussions – Rowan’s Law Day is September 26

Posted September 21, 2018

On September 26, schools across the Upper Grand District School Board will be marking Rowan’s Law Day – a day to raise awareness about concussions.

In March 2018, the Ontario government passed a law known as Rowan’s Law, named after 17-year-old Rowan Stringer. Rowan loved rugby and was the captain of her high school’s team. Tragically, in May 2013, Rowan died as the result of head injuries she sustained while …

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Parents/guardians: Take our survey on secondary school education

Posted September 21, 2018

The Upper Grand District School Board is seeking secondary student, parent and staff input as part of the board’s strategic review of secondary school education across the district.

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Information for parents re: province-wide student walkout

Posted September 19, 2018

The following message was sent to all parents/guardians via our school’s phone call-out system on Wednesday Sept. 19.

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Power of Ideas

Posted September 17, 2018

John F. Ross is pleased to kick off the “Power of Ideas Tour” Monday September 24th and Tuesday September 25th in gym 1. This tour is put on by the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and is sponsored by the province of Ontario. The tour will consist of seven interactive exhibits that will explore some of the biggest questions in science. The exhibits are open to students during …

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Posted September 12, 2018

Secondary Program Review Flyer

Secondary Program Review: UGDSB creating guiding vision for secondary school education

Posted September 5, 2018

The Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a strategic review of secondary school education across the district.

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