News & Announcements

Welcome Back Royals!

Posted January 7, 2019

Please start the New Year off as good neighbours - use the designated cross walks and obey the parking signs in the school area.  


Fall Highlights from around the UGDSB

Posted December 19, 2018

Communications Newletter

Public Health Immunization

Posted December 19, 2018

If Public Health has sent you a letter regarding immunizations please refer to the below notice Immunization Information

John F. Ross CVI students launch annual FROSTY fundraiser

Posted December 12, 2018

Check out our article on FROSTY 2018

Literacy Test Preparation Program (Pass The Test)

Posted December 10, 2018


Please find attached a parent information letter and student registration form for John F. Ross’s Pass The Test Program.  This free after-school program helps students to prepare for success on the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), which will be held on March 27th during the morning.  During Pass The Test, students practise some OSSLT exercises, and get some individualized feedback regarding their reading and writing skills.  If interested …

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Midterm Report Cards

Posted November 26, 2018

Midterm Report are being distributed November 26th 2018 to students.   The Reference Chart from Page 2 is available in the attachment below for your information.   Our PDF version is saving 2000 pieces of paper for the environment!   Midterm Report Reference Chart    

Graduation Photos

Posted November 26, 2018

Please refer to the attached document for information regarding Graduation Photos November 26th -November 29th 2018   

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 or  

Your Future, Your Choice Event Information

Posted November 5, 2018


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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