News & Announcements
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 www.metisnation.org/news-meida/louis-riel-day/ or http://www.mmf.mb.ca/history_of_the_metis_flag.php
YOUR FUTURE, YOUR CHOICE
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 …
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.
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 …
Homestay is an integral part of the experience in studying abroad.
The Upper Grand District School Board – International Student Program works closely with various homestay service providers through the year.
We are very appreciative of the families who provide homestay for our students.
Due to increased interest in our programs (February and September intakes) one of our associates is currently looking to add more families to their roster.
For more information on …
John F Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute
2018 10 05
Dear parents and guardians,
The Upper Grand District School Board has been testing for lead in school drinking water since 2007. New provincial testing requirements came into effect July 2017, which increase the amount of sampling that is required. The Ontario drinking water quality standard for lead is 10 micrograms per litre. This standard is based on a national guideline set by Health …
On September 26, schools across the Upper Grand District School Board will be marking Rowan’s Law Day – a day to raise awareness about concussions.
In March 2018, the Ontario government passed a law known as Rowan’s Law, named after 17-year-old Rowan Stringer. Rowan loved rugby and was the captain of her high school’s team. Tragically, in May 2013, Rowan died as the result of head injuries she sustained while …
The Upper Grand District School Board is seeking secondary student, parent and staff input as part of the board’s strategic review of secondary school education across the district.
The following message was sent to all parents/guardians via our school’s phone call-out system on Wednesday Sept. 19.
John F. Ross is pleased to kick off the “Power of Ideas Tour” Monday September 24th and Tuesday September 25th in gym 1. This tour is put on by the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and is sponsored by the province of Ontario. The tour will consist of seven interactive exhibits that will explore some of the biggest questions in science. The exhibits are open to students during …
The Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a strategic review of secondary school education across the district.
Dear parents and guardians,
We are writing to you to address some of the questions and concerns we have received regarding changes to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum. As you may know, the Government of Ontario has directed all school boards across the province to use the re-issued 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum (Grades 1-8). Since all school boards are required to teach the curriculum that is approved …