News & Announcements

Information about remote learning, COVID-19 updates

All UGDSB schools are currently participating in remote learning, as directed by the provincial government. 

School Council

Posted April 9, 2021

The school council meeting scheduled for April 21, 2121 will go ahead as planned. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. and a virtual link will be posted on our website prior to the date.

All UGDSB schools directed to shift to remote learning effective Wed. April 7

Posted April 5, 2021

The UGDSB has been notified by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health that Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Nicola Mercer, will issue an Order, directing all schools within the WDG region to shift to remote learning effective Wednesday April 7, 2021.

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Positive Covid Case

Posted April 5, 2021

Please see the attached letter for information from public health. Case Information Sheet_April 5, John F Ross 

#UGUmbrella – This April we are looking at Intrinsic Motivation

Posted March 30, 2021

April’s Umbrella Project theme is “Intrinsic Motivation.” For those who are unsure exactly what that means, intrinsic motivation is the act of doing something without an external reward.  

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Information about secondary graduation celebrations and prom

Posted March 26, 2021

A letter from the Director of Education to the graduating class of 2021 regarding graduation celebrations and prom.

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Additional WDGPH – Update

Posted March 26, 2021

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) has recently investigated a COVID-19 exposure in our school community.  They have determined that this case does not create any risk to other students or the public beyond the general community risk.  No classes will be closed in this situation.

 

Our building is safe and open for students and staff. The school has been thoroughly cleaned as part of our enhanced cleaning …

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Recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge

Posted March 25, 2021

This year, Upper Grand DSB board and school staff groups have continued organizing and participating in book studies, focusing on furthering learning in anti-racism and anti-oppression. Here are some ideas for recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge.

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Policy feedback opportunity: Indigenous Education

Posted March 24, 2021

The following new draft policy has been released for public consultation, and feedback from the public is welcome on the draft documents: Policy 519 – Indigenous Education (First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

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Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health Update

Posted March 23, 2021

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) has recently investigated a COVID-19 exposure in our school community.  They have determined that this case does not create any risk to other students or the public beyond the general community risk.  No classes will be closed in this situation.

Our building is safe and open for students and staff. The school has been thoroughly cleaned as part of our enhanced cleaning …

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Important update for graduating students: 2021 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

Posted March 17, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to provide an update to secondary students and families regarding the 2021 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

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One year of COVID, taking time to reflect and heal

Posted March 11, 2021

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington has prepared resources for educational staff, students and families, which focus on acknowledging the losses experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while making space for gratitude and hope.

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School Council Meeting

Posted March 10, 2021

The School Council Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 17 has been cancelled.

SRS School Council Meeting

Posted March 8, 2021

The SRS School Council Meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 24 at 7pm. This event will be hosted on Google Meets and an invite will be sent to those that register on March 24. Please see the following link for more details and to register:  https://www.ugdsb.ca/srs/2021/02/23/srs-school-council-meeting-tuesday-march-2-7-pm/?fbclid=IwAR2lPg3j-AIzCRuC7ZsWxkagYll-p45bONx5GypqibqymDiRnGJKPvf4qno. Hope you can join us!

UGDSB hosting final PIC parent engagement event, focusing on Special Education

Posted March 5, 2021

April 8, 2021 – Navigating Special Education. This event features five breakout session topics, with participants given the option to select two sessions to attend. 

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Addressing anti-Asian racism, resources to support educators

Posted March 3, 2021

This month, the Upper Grand District School Board’s Equity Team shared with staff a resource on addressing anti-Asian racism. We all have a role to play in learning, unlearning and working to dismantle racism and oppression in our communities.

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Do you still have textbooks/materials to return?

Posted March 2, 2021

This message is for students are not at John F. Ross this quadmester and still have materials to return.  Over the next week, students or parents can drop of textbooks, library books or other materials at the school.  There will be two locations for drop off and tables will be set up just inside the entrances.  The first drop of location will be at the main entrance off of …

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SRS School Council

Posted March 1, 2021

SRS School Council Meeting – Tuesday March 2, starting at 7 pm.  Please see the website post https://www.ugdsb.ca/srs/?p=179&preview=true for more details and to register.  This event will be hosted on Google Meets and an invite will be sent on March 2.

 

SRS School Council Facebook Group – Are you a parent who has a student in the Secondary Remote School for the Upper …

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UGDSB reflects on Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month 

Posted February 26, 2021

This month, the Upper Grand District School Board recognized and celebrated Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month. 

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