News & Announcements

School Operations, Health and Safety Information

For important school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

UGDSB Ventilation Report

The UGDSB is continuing its work optimizing air quality in classrooms and learning environments through improving ventilation and filtration. Upgrades to ventilation and filtration systems began in the 2020-21 school year and will continue for the 2021-22 school year.

The UGDSB has received funding from the Provincial Government and Federal Government to allow the board to continue its work in optimizing ventilation and air quality in UGDSB schools and meet the provincial requirements for ventilation measures in schools. The UGDSB is also making investments in schools to go above and beyond the provincial requirements, as another layer of the protective strategies the board is utilizing to keep UGDSB learning and working spaces safe for students and staff.

Visit UGDSB Ventilation Report page for full details. 


How to access your Timetable online

Attached are instructions to access Maplewood online

Access Timetable Online

School Council Meeting

Posted October 18, 2021

The next School Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00 pm.  The meeting will take place virtually and a link will be sent out on the evening the event.  The guest speakers this week will be the Guidance Department and The Wellness Team.  The presentation will focus on what Guidance has to offer along with information around pathways and applying for post secondary education. In addition, …

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Update on secondary inter-school athletics (Oct. 13, 2021)

Posted October 13, 2021

We wanted to provide secondary students and families with an update regarding the resumption of indoor inter-school athletics. We know that students and families are eagerly awaiting the return of indoor sports and we believe that athletics is an important part of high school life. 

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Commencement 20/21 Grad

Posted October 12, 2021

We are pleased to invite you and your family to the JF Ross CVI 2021 Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, October 28th we will celebrate our 2021 Graduating Class with a Commencement Ceremony in E.L. Fox Auditorium.

Graduates and two guests are invited for awards, photos and diploma presentations.

Past graduates book your time slot using the following link:


If you are a graduate currently attending JF Ross CVI, please contact Mrs. Gristey ([email protected]) …

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Inter-school athletics and spectators at sporting events

Posted October 7, 2021

In order to prioritize safety and reduce the possible transmission of COVID-19 at events, we are limiting access to sporting events to players, coaches and those required for the event operations. Spectators are not permitted to be in attendance for school sporting events at this time.

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From the Guelph Fire Department: Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9, 2021

Posted October 4, 2021

Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9, 2021, and the Guelph Fire Department is sharing safety information with families.

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Information about our upcoming fall commencement

Posted September 28, 2021

We are looking forward to celebrating our graduates this fall.

Staff is hard at work planning a memorable and safe, in-person event that will take place at our school on October 28, 2021.

This year’s ceremony will look different from the traditional ceremonies we’ve held pre-COVID, but we are excited that we will be able to celebrate our graduates in-person, in a memorable way.

We have specific guidelines …

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Positive Covid Case

Posted September 21, 2021

School Bus Case Information Letter

Terry Fox Run

Posted September 20, 2021

This year’s Terry Fox Run will take place on Wednesday September 29, 2021. Any donations can be sent directly to the foundation using the following link. Thank you for supporting the Terry Fox Foundation Royals!


Please join me in supporting the Terry Fox …

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Positive Covid Case

Posted September 17, 2021

Letter To Parents_Staff

School Council Meeting Link

Posted September 15, 2021

Here is the link for the school council meeting: To join the video meeting, click this link:

School Council Meeting

Posted September 14, 2021

Below you will find a link to the School Council Agenda.  The meeting link will be posted tomorrow.   Updated Sept 2021 JFR School Council Agenda (1)  

School Council Meeting

Posted September 13, 2021

There is a School Council meeting scheduled for September 15, 2021. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. and a virtual link will be posted on our website prior to the date.

School bell time change required, effective Wednesday Sept. 15

Posted September 10, 2021

In order to better align the school day with current transportation schedules, bell times will be changing slightly at our school, from 9am-3pm to the new time of 9:10-3:10pm. This change is effective Wednesday Sept. 15, 2021.

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Update on secondary inter-school athletics

Posted September 8, 2021

Please see the following for updates on the start of inter-school athletics in secondary schools in District 10 and District 4.

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Student Accident Insurance 

Posted August 24, 2021

Reminder for parents/guardians: Student Accident Insurance 

Parents and guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises or during school activities. Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial health care or employer group insurance plans.

The Upper Grand District School board is empowered under The Education Act to offer Accident and Life Insurance for students.

A Director’s letter will be sent home …

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Grade 9 Orientation Day Information

Posted August 18, 2021

Welcome to John F Ross!  Grade 9 Orientation Day will be happening on Monday, August 30th from 9:30AM to 1:30PM.  Students can be dropped off on Meyer Dr. near the student parking lot.  Please note that there is no school bus transportation for this day.  Students should be prepared for outdoor activities and bring a water bottle for the day.  Lunch will be provided.  

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Grade 9 Orientation Day

Posted August 16, 2021

Grade 9 Orientation Flyer

September School Opening

Posted August 10, 2021

Please see attached.   2021 School Opening Poster Distributed

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