News & Announcements

Remember to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

In-person learning resumes on January 18, 2022. Please click here for health and safety measures in the UGDSB. And a reminder to families to screen children daily for symptoms before leaving for school: COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool

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

Secondary Schools: Semester 2 Information

Posted January 21, 2022

Upper Grand District School Board secondary schools (both in-person and the Secondary Remote Program) will return to a regular timetable for Semester 2, where students take four courses per day. 

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Update: EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment 

Posted January 20, 2022

In recognition of the level of ongoing uncertainty due to COVID-19, the decision has been made by the Upper Grand District School Board to defer the administration of the EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment.

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Monitoring School Absence Rates in the UGDSB

Posted January 18, 2022

As an additional measure and layer of communication to keep our communities informed, the UGDSB has launched a pilot initiative to track school absence rates on a daily basis. This process is a pilot program and may evolve as required.

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School Council – January 19th at 7pm

Posted January 18, 2022

The next School Council meeting will be on January 19, 2022 at 7pm.  The meeting will be virtual and a Google Meet link will be posted to the website just prior to the start of the meet.   The guest speakers for the evening will be the John F. Ross Guidance Department who will be answering questions in regard to course selection.

Below is the Link Google Meet Link …

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Planning for potential staff shortages at schools

Posted January 14, 2022

Due to the widespread presence of COVID-19 in our communities, the Upper Grand District School Board recognizes that staff shortages may be prevalent next week as students and staff return to school.  The UGDSB will employ numerous strategies to ensure that student safety and supervision is maintained. However, we recognize that in some extreme cases classes and/or schools may have to transition to remote learning temporarily. 

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Returning Loaned Technology

Posted January 14, 2022

All students who received a borrowed device the beginning of January are asked to return them to their Period 1 classroom on Monday, January 17th, 2022.  Devices are required to be returned to the school.  Office Staff will pick up the devices from the Period 1 classroom.
If your child does not have a Period 1 course, they can return the device directly to the Main Office.

Reminder to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

Posted January 13, 2022

Families are reminded to complete the school screening every day before students leave for school. 

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Information on student instruction for Friday January 14, 2022

Posted January 13, 2022

As staff work to prepare their classrooms for in-person learning on Monday we want to inform families/caregivers that regular synchronous instruction may be interrupted on Friday to allow staff time in our schools to be ready to go for Monday.

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Wear and care of cloth masks for students

Posted January 13, 2022

Public Health officials have stressed that wearing a well-constructed, well-fitted and properly worn mask or face covering is one the key protective measures we can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to review the following information about the proper use and care of cloth face masks.

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Protective health and safety measures during in-person learning

Posted January 12, 2022

The provincial government has announced that Ontario schools will reopen to in-person learning starting on Monday January 17, 2022. The Upper Grand District School Board has many protective health and safety measures in place at our schools. Please read below for reminders and updates regarding these protective measures. 

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Revised criteria for UGDSB student mask exemptions

Posted January 7, 2022

As a result of the continued spread of COVID-19 and the increased transmissibility with the most recent variant, the Upper Grand District School Board has revised the criteria for granting student mask exemption requests. Please review this information for details.

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Wellness Works: this month is EMPATHY

Posted January 7, 2022

Empathy Jan 2022

Province directs schools to shift to remote learning from January 5-17, 2022

Posted January 3, 2022

On Monday January 3, 2022, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools will shift to remote learning from January 5 to at least January 17, 2022. Please read on for important information for families in the UGDSB.

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Resumption of school delayed until Wednesday January 5, 2022 

Posted December 30, 2021

Today, the province of Ontario announced that the resumption of school will be delayed following the winter break. All schools will resume classes on Wednesday January 5, 2022.  There will be no classes on Monday January 3 or Tuesday January 4. This direction is for all students including those enrolled in the elementary or secondary remote programs and for those in our special education self-contained classrooms.  

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Outbreak Declared Over by WDGPH

Posted December 23, 2021

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak at John F Ross CVI – Guelph is over based on the direction provided by the Ministry of Health.  Please see the document provided by WDGPH. Outbreak Declared Over Memo JF Ross

Covid School/Bus Case

Posted December 18, 2021

December 18, 2021

 John F Ross School And Bus Case Information Letter

Dear parents/guardians and staff,

WDG Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Public Health has directed a class to self-isolate, as part of its established infection prevention and control measures.  Please note a change: Siblings or other children living …

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Holiday Break Letter

Posted December 17, 2021

Holiday Break Letter To Parents Dec 2021

Positive Covid Case

Posted December 17, 2021

ParentsGuardiansStaff Dec 16 School And Bus Case Information Letter (2) John F Ross  

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