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Information for students and parents

Photo Day

Posted December 16, 2020

Photo Day at JFR is Thursday, December 17th.

 

Photo day will look very different from past years in order to comply with Covid-19 guidelines.  Students will be provided with this information from their teacher.

 

Photo re-take dates will be offered in January and February 2021, the first Photo re-take date is Wednesday, January 6th, 2021, with more information to follow on our website.

 

Grad photos will be offered February 16th-26, 2021, with …

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School Council Meeting

Posted December 15, 2020

School Council meeting that was scheduled for December 16 has been cancelled.

Information regarding positive COVID-19 case

Posted December 11, 2020

December 11, 2020

Dear parents/guardians and staff,

Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19. Public Health is currently undergoing contact tracing. Where Public Health determines there was a transmission risk to others in the school, they perform a risk assessment for any contacts. All students and staff determined to be at high risk of …

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Reaching out for support

Posted December 1, 2020

December can be a difficult time for many of us and for many reasons. More than ever, now is the time reach out if you need support and to look out for friends and family who may need support. 

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Tuesday December 1, 2020

Posted December 1, 2020

The school is open today. All Yellow Division 1 buses and taxis are operating as usual today. All Blue Division 2 buses are cancelled today. The school is open to students that can safely arrive.

#UGUmbrella – Imagine what others may be going through, this December we look at Empathy

Posted November 30, 2020

The Umbrella Project, founded by Dr. Jen Forristal, features monthly themes, activities and curriculum links to support students and staff as they focus on wellness.

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Inclement Weather Procedures: Bus Cancellation Days

Posted November 26, 2020

Inclement Weather Procedures: Bus Cancellation Days

Please note that John F. Ross C.V.I. has two different divisions that service the school.  81% of our bus students are serviced by Division 1 and 19% of our bus students are serviced by Division 2.  Due to the fact that there are two regions that service John F. Ross C.V.I. the UGDSB infographic below can be confusing.  This post is to clarify what …

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Feedback welcome on board Policy 503 – Safe Schools

Posted November 25, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public feedback on board Policy 503 – Safe Schools. The deadline to provide feedback is January 19 at 4pm.

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Remote Portion of the School Day

Posted November 24, 2020

John F. Ross has started a new quadmester. This is a message for students and parents about the online component of learning. This is a reminder that all students who are attending in-class lessons that they are required to complete 150 minutes of online learning at home in the portion of the day when students are not at the school. An online support teacher is assigned to each class …

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Important changes on bus cancellation days and inclement weather days in the UGDSB

Posted November 20, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols, there are changes to bus cancellation and inclement weather days in the Upper Grand District School Board in the 2020-21 school year. 

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Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health letter to the community

Posted November 18, 2020

Dr. Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO at Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has shared a letter with important information for the community regarding COVID-19. 

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Google Meet Info for School Council

Posted November 18, 2020

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/gtm-vnun-gfo

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Water testing for Lead Letter

Posted November 16, 2020

Water Testing For Lead Letter

School Council

Posted November 16, 2020

This Wednesday, November the 18th, at 7 pm, there will be a short presentation from Student Services and Guidance.  This session will take place online via Google Meet.  For those that are interested, Student Services will introduce themselves and give information on the role of guidance, school supports and mental health resources. Following this short information session there will be a school council meeting.  Anyone who is interested in …

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Quadmester 2 timetables are now available. 

Posted November 9, 2020

Please login to your Maplewood to view your timetable. Remember to check Semester 1 - Term 2 when viewing your timetable in Maplewood.
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Quad 2 Information to Parents/Students

Posted November 4, 2020

Secondary Quad 2 Information To Parents_Students Nov. 4, 2020

Quadmester 2, OSSLT information for secondary students and parents

Posted November 4, 2020

All secondary students and parents/guardians are asked to review the following information on Quadmester 2, the OSSLT and more.

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Poppy Distribution

Posted November 4, 2020

The Colonel John McCrae Legion has provided the school with poppies for every student. These will be distributed on November 11 to in-class students. We will not be doing a cash collection as usual this year due to COVID restrictions.

Please visit the Legion website for donation and ceremony information. https://rcl234guelph.ca/

We will be doing a virtual ceremony in classes on November 11.

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