News & Announcements

Summer Mental Health Supports

Mental health supports are available to students over the summer. If your child or youth needs mental health support over the summer, please call and leave a voice mail at 519-822-4420 ext 588. We have Mental Health Clinicians available and voicemails will be checked regularly from July 2 to August 30. Please note that this is not a crisis line. Learn more on the board website. 

 

Public Health letter to staff and parents (July 29, 2021)

Posted July 29, 2021

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has prepared a letter for parents/guardians and staff.

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Grade 9 Orientation Day

Posted July 20, 2021

Welcome to John F Ross! Grade 9 Orientation Day will be happening on Monday, August 30th. Each grade 9 student will have a senior mentor, a Sidekick, whom they will meet during orientation. This student will also be their mentor for their first year of high school. The purpose of the orientation and mentorship program is to help ease the transition for grade 9 students into high school, meet …

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FOND FAREWELL

Posted July 6, 2021

This academic school year saw us say goodbye to four long serving staff members at JFRoss. At the end of semester one, Mr. Ted Wilson and Mr. Gareth Diamond retired followed by Mr. James Woodyard and Mr. Adrian Renzetti at the end of the school year. Collectively, they have given many years of their teaching career to the school and were all highly involved in student life. Mr. Wilson …

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Secondary student report cards are now available online

Posted July 5, 2021

Secondary student report cards are now available online. Secondary report cards will be available for parents/guardians to download from July 5 to 16, 2021. 

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Congratulations Graduates!

Posted June 24, 2021

2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan annual review report approved

Posted June 23, 2021

The 2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on June 22, 2021.

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International Student Notice

Posted June 23, 2021

Please see attached. International Student Notice

Policy feedback opportunity: School Volunteers, Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities

Posted June 23, 2021

The following UGDSB draft policies have been released for public consultation: Policy 205 School Volunteers, and Policy 508 Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities. The deadline to provide feedback is October 14, 2021, at 4pm.

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Additional information for Grads!

Posted June 17, 2021

Please see attached for additional information regarding Graduation. Additional Grad Information

Ross Music Night 2021

Posted June 17, 2021


Ross Music Night 2021
The Arts Department at John F Ross CVI presents our first virtual Music Night! Thanks to all the students and teachers who worked so hard to make this an incredible success. This video celebrates the dedication and excellence of our student musicians who, regardless of the circumstances, …

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Board News: End of the year information (June 2021)

Posted June 16, 2021

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to say thank you to all our students, families and staff for their hard work and understanding throughout the year. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the last few weeks of school. 

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Grade 12 Graduation and Information for Grads

Posted June 15, 2021

John F. Ross has tentatively scheduled a Commencement Ceremony for our graduating class of 2021. Please mark your calendars with October 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre. Additional details regarding Commencement will follow closer to that date.  Please check your UG Cloud email account for additional information sent last week.

 

The staff have created a video which will be released very soon to celebrate your accomplishments this …

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School Council Meeting – Cancelled

Posted June 14, 2021

School Council Meeting scheduled for  Wednesday, June 16 has been cancelled.
Please note meetings will resume in September.

Report Card and ConnectED for Parents

Posted June 13, 2021

Parents and guardians will need to create an account with the Upper Grand before they can download their child’s report card. To create a Parent Portal account, please visit this page and click on the link for your child’s school.

Parents/guardians can create their account provided they have an email on record with the school. Once your account is activated, you will see each of your children listed. Elementary report …

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Textbook/Chrome Book/Material Drop-Off:

Posted June 11, 2021

1. Students can drop off their current textbooks/chrome books/materials at school on the following collection days:

June 17, 18, 24, 25, 28 

2. Students will enter through the student parking lot entrance and exit through the EL Fox doors. The doors will be open between the hours of 9 am to 3:30 pm.

3. There will be tables (labelled by department) in the hallway for students to place their items.

4. Students …

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WDG Public Health to host Parent Information Session on COVID-19 vaccines

Posted June 10, 2021

On June 14, 2021, at 7pm, Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, the Associate Medical Officer of Health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, will be offering a presentation for youth and their parents/caregivers to learn more about WDGPH’s COVID-19 vaccination program and answer parent questions. 

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UGDSB celebrates National Indigenous History Month

Posted June 9, 2021

June is National Indigenous History Month, a month where we celebrate and recognize histories, contributions and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada. 

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Supports for staff and students following horrific violence targeting Muslim community

Posted June 8, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Muslim community following the horrific violence in London, Ontario, which killed four family members and sent another family member to hospital with serious injuries. Officials are reporting that this is an apparent hate crime and that the victims were targeted because of their Muslim faith. 

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