News & Announcements
Transportation Information for the 2020-21 school year
If buses are cancelled in Divisions 1, 2, 3, or 4: Division 1 – elementary schools are open to students, secondary schools are closed. Division 2 – elementary schools are open to students, secondary schools are closed. Division 3 – elementary schools and secondary schools are closed to students. Division 4 – elementary schools and secondary schools (*including EDHS) are closed to students. Please visit www.stwdsts.ca for bus cancellations.
Information on COVID-19 and school operations:
Today we will be flying the Metis Flag at John F Ross and we will fly it until the end of Riel Day tomorrow. The flag shows a white infinity symbol on a field of blue. The infinity symbol has two meanings: it represents the faith that the Metis culture shall live on forever, and the mixing of the European immigrants (primarily French) …
Grade 8 Parent-Student OPEN House: Wednesday November 27, 2019. For Grade 8 parents and students!
6:00 to 7:25 – Open House:
Parents and students can tour the school and visit departments to learn about programming.
There will be a Club, Sports and Special Program Fair, with booths and student demonstrations.
Parents/students can join this component anytime as it is an open house format – they do not have to be …
Stevenson Street North will be closed from Elizabeth Street to Eramosa Road for construction. Construction will start on November 11th and will take about three weeks to complete, weather permitting.
Pedestrian access will be maintained. However, the east sidewalk will be closed at 1 Stevenson Street North. Pedestrians will need to use the west sidewalk. The School Crossing Guards in the area will not be impacted.
Stevenson Street North will be …
This year Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health are collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments in our schools. It also provides important information about the physical and mental health of youth in our area.
If your student was contacted by Public Health regarding immunizations, please review this PDF for more information. Thank you. Cover Letter For HS Notices With Clinic Dates
Midterm Reports are being distributed to students on Monday, November 25th, 2019. The Reference Chart from page 2 is available in the attachment below for your information and will not accompany the report. This PDF version is saving 2000 pieces of paper for the environment! Midterm Report Reference Chart
Please note that the School Council meeting scheduled for November 19th has been cancelled to afford parents an opportunity to participate in the Your Future, Your Choice presentation at Centennial CVI on November 13 from 6-8:00 p.m. Please see the attached flyer for further details. The next school council meeting will be February 18.F20 YFYC Secondary Student Newsletter Promo
Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit www.ugdsb.ca/labour for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action.
Youth Beliefs And Well Being Study Please see attached for information on the current University of Guelph Study.
Student Accident Insurance packages were distributed to students on Friday, September 13th. Please be sure to review the package.
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 …
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 …
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 …