News & Announcements

Daily School Absence Report

The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here

Provide your input on the 2024-25 School Year Calendars

Posted February 15, 2024

Planning for the next school year has begun and the Upper Grand District School Board is seeking feedback on the proposed 2024-2025 school year calendars.

Each year, the UGDSB’s School Year Calendar Committee submits draft calendars for the upcoming school year to the Ministry. Once ...

Wyndham House Fundraiser

Posted February 9, 2024

Help promote student altruism at Rickson Ridge!  This month our school council is running Helping Hands for Wyndham House.  Starting on Thursday, February 15th, please send your child with any new, unopened items listed below. Items will be collected until the end of February ...

Remote Learning Pre-Registration for the 2024-2025 school year

Posted February 1, 2024

During the 2023-2024 school year, the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB), in partnership with Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB) and Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB) worked together to provide remote learning for elementary students. While we believe that in-person learning best supports students, we recognize that some families may want their child to learn remotely, due to their unique circumstances.

Professional Activity Day Description – Jan. 26, 2024

Posted January 22, 2024

Elementary Staff will spend the full day on Assessment and Evaluation that includes report card preparation/reporting of student achievement and learning skills, to be communicated with parents/guardians.  

CMHAWW offering 2nd part to Understanding Human Trafficking webinar

Posted January 19, 2024

The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington, in partnership with the Upper Grand District School Board and several other community partners, is pleased to announce part two of the Understanding Human Trafficking series.

Family Movie Night – January 25th

Updated January 10, 2024

Family Movie Night - January 25thFamilyMovieNight Join us at Rickson Ridge on January 25th for Family Movie Night featuring the Lego Movie 2.  Reserve your spot now to avoid disappointment. Admission is free BUT you must register - click on the link or QR Code ...

Kindergarten Registration is fast approaching – Here’s what you need to know

Posted December 4, 2023

Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens January 9, 2024. The French Immersion on-time application window for registration for the 2024-2025 school year is open from January 9 to January 26 at 4:00 pm.

Winter Wonder Market

Posted November 14, 2023

WWM General Flyer Hi Rickson Families,   Please join us for our first annual Winter Wonder Market, November 30th, 5-8pm at Rickson Ridge, presented by Rickson Ridge School Council.   * Peruse 30+ handmade vendors with great options for holiday gifts * Purchase some delicious treats at our ...

Parents/guardians invited to complete WHY Survey to help improve well-being of youth

Posted November 13, 2023

All parents/guardians in the Upper Grand District School Board are invited to complete the 2023 WHY Survey, in partnership with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. The purpose of the Well-being Health and Youth (WHY) Surveys is to collect information from youth, parents, and school staff about youth health and well-being. These surveys will ...

Rickson Spirit Wear

Posted November 10, 2023

Check out our spirit! Rickson Ridge School Council is excited to offer our annual Spirit Wear Sale!   Pick something up so that your child is ready for the next Rickson spirit day! Get ahead on birthday and holiday shopping for extended family members and/or friends. Children feel so proud to see ...

It’s that time of year again – everything you need to know about UG Inclement Weather Procedures

Posted November 8, 2023

GUELPH, ON – It’s that time of year again and we wanted to share a refresh with our school community about Inclement Weather Procedures. BUS DELAYS/CANCELLATIONS: In the event of bus cancellations, all schools will remain open for students and staff who can get there safely. If parents/guardians do not feel it is ...

Provide your feedback on UGDSB draft policies

Posted October 25, 2023

At the October 24th Board meeting, the following policy items were approved. All updates have been made on the board website (


Posted October 20, 2023

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR DANCING SHOES ARE?   Rickson Ridge School Council is excited to bring you our Professor Jamz Danceathon on  Monday, November 6th. This year, we are embracing the UGDSB priority of “Leading through Sustainability'' with the theme:   GO GREEN, WEAR WHITE!    In ...

Equitable and Inclusive Best Practices: Halloween Costumes

Posted October 12, 2023

Please click on the link below to see the Halloween Costumes: Equitable and Inclusive Education Best Practices. Halloween Costume Infographic  
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