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Welcome Grade 8’s!

This has certainly been a strange year for all of us, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the Ross Royal Spirit!  Through thick and thin, staff and students at Ross continue to show their compassion, caring, and great spirit!  Our hope, as it is for all Royals, is that you will carry on and enhance these qualities by becoming aware, active, and involved in life at Ross.

This webpage is designed to help you get a feeling for what Ross is all about and includes information on academic programming, academic departments, and school life.  We know that with support from your grade 8 teachers, your parents/guardians, and Ross staff, your transition to grade 9 will be a smooth one!  We’d like to welcome you all to our Ross family this coming fall and hope that this information will give you a better understanding about high school and life at Ross.

A welcome video from Principal Warren.

Academic Planning and Selecting Courses

Please watch this Videos from the Guidance department:

This video gives an overview of what to expect coming into high school as well as describing course selection for grade 9.


Resources for Course Planning
Grade Nine Planning Sheet 2022 23

2022 23 Calendar

UGDSB pathways resources

Department Information

Click on each of the departments below to help you research, and understand, the options available to you.    Updated videos for these dept will be available January 13, 2022

Arts Business Physical Education Science ESL Family Studies

and French Immersion

English Math Canadian and World Studies Technology


Students From Outside Schools, School Boards or Private Schools

If you are planning on registering at Ross from another high school, an elementary school that does not feed into Ross, a private school, or if you are from out of board, please make an appointment by calling the appropriate Vice Principal’s office below.

Call 519-822-7090 then the appropriate extension.

A-G Damon Ealy x 348
H-N Carolyn Chesney x 307
O-Z Lisa Sanvido x 308