News & Announcements


Posted July 12, 2024

First Time Bus Rider Safety Program The Annual First Rider Program is presented by the Operator’s Association each August just before school begins. It provides first time riders and their families with an introduction to school bus riding procedures and safety through a videotape presentation, a question and answer session, and ...

New Student Registration

Posted July 12, 2024

If you are new to the Rickson Ridge area and registering you child(ren), please use the link to access all of the information you need! We look forward to meeting you!  

Summer Update!

Posted July 12, 2024

Rickson Ridge Public School is now closed for the Summer! The office will reopen on Monday August 26th. Information regarding first day procedures and start of school will be made available during the last week of August. Please note the first day for students is Wednesday September ...

Letter to families from the Minister of Education on changes to Provincial Code of Conduct

Posted April 29, 2024

Please see below for a letter from the Minister of Education, to Ontario parents/caregivers. To download a copy of the letter, please click here.

Dear parents,

For the first time in nearly a generation, our government successfully negotiated agreements ...

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.

Statement from the Chair of the Board and Director regarding ongoing violence in the Middle East

Posted October 10, 2023

We are deeply saddened to learn of the recent deadly attacks and ongoing violence in the Middle East. Our thoughts are with all those impacted and mourning the loss of life during the conflict over the past weekend. We acknowledge this is a particularly devastating time for UGDSB ...

Information about the Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy – Strategic Framework 2023-2026

Posted October 3, 2023

GUELPH, ON – The Upper Grand District School Board has launched the Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy – Strategic Framework 2023-2026. This framework looks at the Foundations and Guiding Principles and establishes key Priority Areas.   The Principles and Foundations guide the development, implementation, and monitoring of the ...

Our New Friendship Bench

Posted October 2, 2023

This Kindness Bench is dedicated to the students of Rickson Ridge in Memory of Mrs.Amini, the great grandmother of Yasmeen, Sofia & Hafez, who are students at Rickson Ridge. Mrs Amini was an Educator in Iran for 30 years and was the embodiment of Kindness! On behalf of the students at Rickson ...

Volunteering at Rickson Ridge Public School

Updated July 12, 2024

Volunteering at Rickson Ridge & All UGDSB Sites

UGDSB Policy 205

All volunteers will need to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC).  VSC requests can be made online.  Families living in the City of Guelph can use this link.  Families living in Guelph/Eramosa Township can use this link.  You ...

Supports for students, staff and members of the Muslim community

Posted September 15, 2023

We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community. We acknowledge the profound impact of the tragic loss of members of the Afzal family in London, Ontario, and the observance of the current legal proceedings can have on the well-being of our staff, students, and the broader UGDSB community. Considering this, we appeal for empathy and support for those impacted. Our dedicated UGDSB Support Services staff are here to support students and can be coordinated through their classroom teachers. For staff, Employee and Family Assistance Programs supports are available.