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Important information regarding reopening schools, COVID-19 and more

Please click the links below for information on reopening schools in fall 2020, COVID-19 and supports for students and families: 

Check out our new cafeteria menu

Posted September 19, 2019

Please have a look at our new cafeteria menu. Take Home Menu Flyer  

Student Accident Insurance

Posted September 13, 2019

Student Accident Insurance packages were distributed to students on Friday, September 13th. Please be sure to review the package.

How does the John F. Ross Policy Compare to the Ministry “Cell Phone Ban”

Posted August 30, 2019

Cellphones- Ontario Ministry of Education (downloaded August 2019)

In response to feedback from parents, students and teachers, we are updating the Provincial Code of Conduct to ban cellphone use in schools during instructional time starting in November 2019. Using cellphones during instructional time will be permitted for educational purposes (as directed by the educator), health and medical purposes or special education needs.

John F Ross Policy- Available in the Student Handbook on the …

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Reminder for parents/guardians: Accidents happen – be prepared with Student Accident Insurance

Posted August 26, 2019

Parents/guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on and off school premises during school activities.  Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial Health Care or employer group insurance plans.

The Upper Grand District School Board is empowered under The Education Act to offer Accident and Life Insurance for students.

Information will be sent home with respect to Student Accident Insurance …

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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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John F. Ross CVI Hall of Fame

Posted October 2, 2018

JFR Hall Of Fame Site Promo Image Click here for information on the JFRoss Hall of Fame and nominations

Speak up about concussions – Rowan’s Law Day is September 26

Posted September 21, 2018

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 …

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Information regarding Health and Physical Education Curriculum

Posted August 30, 2018

Letter from the Director related to the revised HPE curriculum. 18 44 Parents Guardians HPE Curriculum

Students with Life-Threatening Medical & Allergy Communication

Posted August 22, 2018

LifeThreatening Medical And Allergy Communication

Smoke-Free & Vape-Free School Environment Communication

Posted August 22, 2018

Smoke And Vape Free Communication

Information for Parents on myBlueprint

Posted December 7, 2017

Information for Parents on myBlueprint:

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Select MyBlueprint for PDF.

The Advanced Placement Program

Posted September 12, 2017

The Advance Placement Program allows strong high school students the opportunity to prepare independently to write a formal examination that could count as a credit at many Canadian Universities or American Colleges. AP examinations are often a requirement for admission to American Schools along with the SATs. For more information, visit:  https://sites.google.com/a/ugcloud.ca/jfr_ap/

Check your student’s attendance, marks, report card and timetable ONLINE!

Posted September 1, 2017

Please see the following link regarding instructions on how to check your student's attendance, marks, report card and timetable online. Check your student's attendance, marks, report card, and timetable

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