News & Announcements


Posted October 9, 2019

Due to a fire in an apartment building adjacent to the school this afternoon, buses and traffic needed to be redirected.  The Guelph Fire Department and Guelph Police quickly responded, and the fire has been put out.  There was not risk to student safety or to the school at any point during the fire.

Parent Post-Secondary Info Session Tickets Available

Posted October 9, 2019

Poster Presentation John F Ross Click photo for more information and ticket information.

Parent Teacher Interview Instructions

Posted October 8, 2019

The system for booking parent teacher interviews is now open.  Parent teacher interviews will take place from 2:20pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, October 16th.  Please follow the attached instructions to book interviews with your student’s teachers. Parent Teacher Interview Instructions

Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action. 

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Provincial Labour Issues

Posted October 2, 2019

Message to parents/guardians: The Upper Grand DSB has set up a website to provide updates regarding provincial labour issues and the impact on UGDSB schools and board sites. Please visit for on-going updates. Thank you.

Youth Beliefs and Well Being Study

Posted September 27, 2019

Youth Beliefs And Well Being Study Please see attached for information on the current University of Guelph Study.

Check out our new cafeteria menu

Posted September 19, 2019

Please have a look at our new cafeteria menu. Take Home Menu Flyer  

Host an International Student

Posted September 18, 2019

MLI Homestay is seeking enthusiastic and caring families to host international students ages 18 to 19 coming to Guelph from October 2-9. Please see the flyer for details. Guelph Host Family Advertisement

Student Accident Insurance

Posted September 13, 2019

Student Accident Insurance packages were distributed to students on Friday, September 13th. Please be sure to review the package.

June Report Cards

Posted September 13, 2019

Report cards that were not picked up in July have been distributed to students Friday, September 13th.

UGDSB Website Survey

Posted September 10, 2019

Did you know that the UGDSB website is a great resource for
up-to-date board information?
The UGDSB website covers some of the best things happening in our schools,
sites and in the UGDSB community. The website also contains pertinent
information for our school communities, including information on programs,
notices of public meetings, notices of school closures and so much more.
The UGDSB Communications Department is looking for feedback about
how our community uses the …

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Student Information Sheets

Posted September 9, 2019

Student Information Sheets have been distributed to students for verification purposes. Please review the document, sign and return to the Homeroom teacher as soon as possible.

How does the John F. Ross Policy Compare to the Ministry “Cell Phone Ban”

Posted August 30, 2019

Cellphones- Ontario Ministry of Education (downloaded August 2019)

In response to feedback from parents, students and teachers, we are updating the Provincial Code of Conduct to ban cellphone use in schools during instructional time starting in November 2019. Using cellphones during instructional time will be permitted for educational purposes (as directed by the educator), health and medical purposes or special education needs.

John F Ross Policy- Available in the Student Handbook on the …

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Attention Royal Families with 3 or more Royals currently attending

Posted August 28, 2019

The maximum Activity Fee is $90.00 per family. Cash online does not manage this adjustment well. Please have one of your children pay in person in the Vice-Principal's office once school starts. Thanks Royals!

Grade 9 Orientation

Posted August 26, 2019

Grade 9 Registration and Orientation will be on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at 8:00am. Letter 2019 2020

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