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Important Information/Updates

Procedure for high school exams if buses are cancelled:
Please review the following procedures for what happens with the secondary school exam schedule if buses are cancelled.

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

Important Information

Important Information….Updated Evaluation Schedule- January 27th-February 1st, 2023

Due to the bus cancellation on Thursday January 26th, 2023, our Final Evaluation Schedule has changed.

Please see the updated information below:

 Evaluation Dates:

  • Friday, January 27th– Day 1 – Period 1 Evaluation (starts @ 9:05m)
  • Monday, January 30th– Day 2 – Period 2 Evaluation (starts @ 9:05am)
  • Tuesday, January 31st– Day 3 – Period 3 Evaluation (starts @ 9:05 am)
  • Wednesday February 1st– Day 4 – Period 4 Evaluation (starts @ 9:05 am)
  • Thursday, February 2nd– Day 5 – (Evaluations are VP Approved Only for student illness makeups)
  • Friday, February 3rd– PA Day (no classes)
  • Monday, February 6th  – Semester 2 classes begin

Semester 2 Timetables Available Online now

Semester 2 Timetables Available Online now 

Parents and students have the option of verifying their student’s Semester 2 Timetable online as follows:

Timetables: Students can view their timetables through Edsembli connect.

  • Website Link
  • Username: the student’s last name (up to 10 characters) and their “usual” first name (up to 10 characters).  Do not use any spaces, hyphens or special characters.
  • Example: Gerry Raymond = raymondgerry or Benjamin Harvey-O’Donnell = harveyodonbenjamin
  • Password: The student’s 9-digit OEN. This number can be found on a report card to the right of their name or on their student card
  • If you have any difficulties opening your timetable please contact the VP Office as follows:
  • A reminder that if students would like to make a timetable to please see Guidance. You can make an appointment using this Booking Guidance Appointment link

Report Card Information – Semester One:

Report cards will be available to students and families on Friday, February 10.

Report cards can be accessed using the same JFR website used to check attendance, marks, and timetables (see above):

Report Card access: Students can view their timetables through Edsembli connect.

  • Website Link
  • Username: the student’s last name (up to 10 characters) and their “usual” first name (up to 10 characters).  Do not use any spaces, hyphens or special characters.
  • Example: Gerry Raymond = raymondgerry or Benjamin Harvey-O’Donnell = harveyodonbenjamin
  • Password: The student’s 9-digit OEN. This number can be found on a report card to the right of their name or on their student card
  • If you have any difficulties opening your report card please contact the VP Office as follows:
  • A reminder that if students would like to make a timetable to please see Guidance. You can make an appointment using this Booking Guidance Appointment link

Grade 8 Registration Information

Hello prospective grade 8 students, parents, and guardians!

 

If you are planning on registering at Ross from one of our feeder schools:

  • Guidance staff will be visiting all grade 8 feeder schools in the month of January to help plan your course selection 
  • Course selection is completed on MyBluePrint, an online program accessed on the UgCloud You can find what courses are available on our Grade 9 course option sheet 
  • The following information will be shared directly with us from your elementary school:
    • Address
    • Recent achievement and report cards
    • Copy of Custody order or guardianship papers, if applicable 
    • If Special Ed. identified, copy of I.E.P.
    • Any Life-Threatening health concerns 

 

If you are planning on registering at Ross from outside of our catchment area, but from within the Upper Grand District School Board:

  • Please fill out the Out-of-Area application and submit it to your home school Principal. You can find your home school here 
  • Once you have approval to attend Ross, you will need to complete our registration form 
  • Please refer to our Grade 9 course option sheet to select your classes
  • The following information will be shared directly with us from your elementary school:
    • Address
    • Recent achievement and report cards
    • Copy of Custody order or guardianship papers, if applicable 
    • If Special Ed. identified, copy of I.E.P.
    • Any Life-Threatening health concerns 

 

If you live in our catchment area and are planning on registering at Ross from another school board:

 

If you are planning on registering at Ross but live outside of the Upper Grand District School Board:

 

2022-2023 Student/Parent Start-Up Information

Please use the following link to see important information around the start to the 2022-2023 school year:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1feAZm6Va1cPvv-ztRIszQlPZz512mD02bUDWR5RteD0/edit?usp=sharing

Transitioning to High School

Posted January 25, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) is examining school transitions (e.g. starting school, starting high school, graduating etc.). For the purpose of this survey, we are focusing on both communications and the school transition of students moving from …

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Procedure for high school exams if buses are cancelled

Posted January 25, 2023

There are 5 days of exams set aside for secondary schools, Semester 1. Should an inclement weather day (with cancelled buses) occur during Days 1 to 4, the entire exam schedule and professional activity day, and start date for …

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2022/23 Graduation “Grad” Photos

Posted January 24, 2023

2022/23 Graduation “Grad” Photos at JFR:

Dates:  February 21-March 2nd

Photo sessions can be booked at the www.bookmygrad.ca website  (school code jfr)

Further information can be found at Edge Imaging website:  https://edgeimaging.ca/en/high-school/

Pamphlets and …

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Information regarding inclement weather during the exam period

Posted January 24, 2023

Please see the information below regarding inclement weather during the exam period:

Inclement Weather Memo:

The secondary school examination schedule for semester 1 is set for January 26-February 1: (5 days)

Thursday, February 2nd is scheduled to be a Professional …

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Semester 1 Final Evaluations

Posted January 23, 2023

Semester 1 Final Evaluations Start this Thursday January 26th, 2023

Below is the schedule for the Evaluations,  If at all possible please try to book appointments for students outside of the Evaluation times

All students …

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SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS

Posted January 17, 2023

The City is experiencing a shortage of crossing guards and are currently struggling to cover all locations. They are doing their best to fill these gaps; however, the program may have unforeseen vacancies due to guards calling in for …

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EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment for Semester 1

Posted January 12, 2023

EQAO Math Letter To Parents_GuardiansAll students currently in the destreamed Grade 9 Math classes (MTH1W) in semester 1 will participate in the EQAO Math assessment on Tuesday, January 17 and Wednesday, January 18th during their scheduled math classes. 

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GRADE 8 PARENT SURVEY

Posted January 10, 2023

Do you have a student who is coming to John F Ross for grade nine next year?  If so, please take a moment to click on the link below and fill out the grade 8 parent survey.  We want …

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GRADE 8 PARENT NIGHT

Posted January 3, 2023

We welcome grade 8 students and their parents/ guardians to Grade 8 Parent Night on Tuesday, January 10th.  Please come join us to meet teachers from various departments across the school and to get a taste of our …

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F.R.O.S.T.Y.

Posted December 5, 2022

WHAT IS F.R.O.S.T.Y.?

F.R.O.S.T.Y. (Friendly Royals Offering Stuff To Yuletide) is an annual, two-week event, where we raise money, and collect food and clothing donations to deliver to local charities. F.R.O.S.T.Y. is a school-wide event and each homeroom is …

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John F. Ross Hall of Fame

Posted November 23, 2022

John F Ross is looking to induct a new member into the John F Ross Hall of Fame, and we are seeking new nominations for the award.  Nominees must meet the criteria outlined below.

  Criteria for Induction into …

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