News & Announcements

Semester 1 Final Report Cards

Posted February 14, 2019

Semester 1 Final Reports are being distributed February 14th 2019 to students. The Reference Chart from page 3 is available in the attachment below for your information. Our PDF version is saving 2000 pieces of paper for the environment! Page 3 Reference Chart  

Literacy Test Preparation Program (Pass The Test)

Posted February 7, 2019


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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Weather Forecast for Wednesday

Posted February 5, 2019

Due to inclement weather and freezing rain in the forecast for Wednesday, we are reminding all UGDSB families to please check the board website (, Twitter Account or Facebook page on Wednesday morning for the status of school closures. Local radio stations will broadcast any school closures as well.

Updated John F Ross Schedule

Posted January 31, 2019

The following is the new schedule:

  • Fri. Feb. 1 – Day 4 of Exams
  • Mon. Feb. 4 – Day 5 of Exams
  • Tues. Feb. 5 – PA Day
  • Wed. Feb. 6 – 1st day of Semester 2

Late Rockwood Bus cancelled for January 28th

Posted January 28, 2019

Please be advised that due to pending inclement weather, the late Rockwood Bus will be cancelled for Monday January 28th 2019.  An announcement will be made after exams to inform students.

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

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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