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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.
Welcome video  from Staff

Academic Planning and Selecting Courses

Please watch these 5 Videos in order:

  1. Guidance Department Introduction Video
  2. Pathways Planning
  3. Graduation Requirements
  4. Ross Programming

Resources for Course Planning
Grade 8 Course Option Worksheet 2021 22
2021-2022 Course Calendar Final
Accelerated English Overview
UGDSB pathways resources

Department Information

Click on each of the departments below to help you research, and understand, the options available to you.

Arts Business Canada and World
English ESL Family Studies
French Immersion
and Core French
Mathematics Physical Education Science 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