News & Announcements

Important information for the summer months

For helpful information over the summer months, please use the links below:

Daily self-reported COVID cases at our school

Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 during the sixth wave, we will be providing  a regular report of positive COVID-19 cases that were self-reported* to the school. *Public health officials no longer inform schools of positive cases. We will aim to provide this additional layer of reporting for a short time period to respond to increasing case counts in our communities.

The information will be shared on the school website on this post, which will be updated daily (Monday-Friday, holidays excluded). 

We recognize that because schools and the school board are no longer receiving reports from public health officials when there is a positive case, and because self-reporting to the school is voluntary, the number of cases reported on the school website will not be an accurate reflection of the amount of COVID in the community.  

Should you wish to self-report a positive COVID case to the school for your child(ren), please do so by contacting the school’s main office.

Self-reported cases

  • Date updated: April 27, 2022
  • Number of cases that were self-reported to the school on this date: 5

Daily School Absence Reporting

The UGDSB continues to report school absences on a daily basis, which allows us to monitor trends in absenteeism rates and gives us a better sense of the impact of COVID-19 on schools. 

You can view the daily absences for our school, and see if our school goes above the 30% absenteeism threshold, here: https://www.ugdsb.ca/community/coronavirus/2021-22-school-operations/daily-absence-tracking-pilot/ 

PRINCIPAL’S JUNE MESSAGE 2022

Posted June 24, 2022

Dear RCPS families,  I trust you all received your child’s report card electronically via the portal on June 23rd here: https://connect.edsembli.com/on/ugdsb/rockw/portal/viewer/login/login.aspx?logintype=P . If you require support please access the UGDSB Parent Support website here: https://sites.google.com/ugcloud.ca/parenthelp/report-cards-parent-portal . ...

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RCPS Term 2 Report Cards uploaded (June 23rd) & Paper copy going home June 24th

Posted June 23, 2022

Dear Families, As you know, the Term 2 Report Cards will be available online on June 23rd at our Report Card Portal here:   https://connect.edsembli.com/on/ugdsb/rockw/portal/viewer/login/login.aspx?logintype=P If you require support please access the UGDSB Parent Support website here: https://sites.google.com/ugcloud.ca/parenthelp/report-cards-parent-portal ...

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Elementary report cards available for download starting next week

Posted June 14, 2022

The UGDSB is continuing to use the online report card system for the 2021-22 school year.
If you previously accessed our Electronic Report Card system this year, no action is required at this time.

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UPDATES to RCPS Year-End Activities

Posted June 14, 2022

Dear RCPS families, As the 2021-22 school year comes to end, many activities and celebrations will be occurring. As promised, details are provided below. This list below is not exhaustive, but some highlights are: FREE FREEZIE FRIDAY on  Friday, June 17th. One complimentary freezie to every student. Intermediate ...

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Year End Special Activities at RCPS

Posted June 10, 2022

Dear RCPS families, As the 2021-22 school year comes to end, many activities and celebrations will be occurring. Our staff are in the process of organizing these events and more details will be shared next week. The list below is not exhaustive, but some highlights are: FREE FREEZIE FRIDAY on ...

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Registration Info: Elementary Remote Program 2022/2023

Posted May 30, 2022

Registration for the 2022-23 Elementary Remote Program in the UGDSB is open from Monday May 30 to Friday June 10.

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New Principal at RCPS for the 2022-23 School Year

Posted May 27, 2022

Dear RCPS families,

It is with mixed emotions that I am informing you all that I will be posted as principal of École Edward Johnson for the 2022-2023 school year. I have truly enjoyed my time at RCPS but I am also very excited for this new opportunity and ...

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The 2022 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved

Posted May 25, 2022

The 2022 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on May 24, 2022. This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor the relevance of the Board’s work plan priorities. The LTAP review report also provides the status of the 5-year work plan priorities identified for 2018-2022.

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UGDSB Multi-Year Plan Survey

Posted May 19, 2022

Dear RCPS families, We'd love your input to help set priorities for the UGDSB. Please see the flyer attached to learn more. UGDSB Multi-Year Plan - Parent Poster.pdf Thank you!

PRINCIPAL’S May 2022 MESSAGE & UPDATES

Posted May 9, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians, It’s hard to believe summer like weather is already here and year-end planning is already underway. Students have been enjoying school even more now that clubs and teams are back and especially that recess is no longer dampened by cohorted zones. This joy is translating ...

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The Township of Guelph/Eramosa Fire Department, along with their Emergency Response Partners, are hosting an Open House and Community Safety Information Day on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Posted May 2, 2022

The Township of Guelph/Eramosa Fire Department, along with their Emergency Response Partners, are hosting an Open House and Community Safety Information Day on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  This event is being held in conjunction with National Emergency Preparedness Week which runs from May 1 - 7, 2022.  Fire and Emergency ...

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2021-2022 Rockwood Centennial yearbook is now available for pre-order

Posted May 2, 2022

Dear RCPS families, The 2021-2022 Rockwood Centennial yearbook is now available for pre-order. This 52 page yearbook features a 2 page spread for each class, a Grade 8 graduation page, and candid pictures from this school year. Yearbooks can be purchased at https://ybpay.lifetouch.ca/ for $20 each. You can find ...

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Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 312 Website and Social Media Management

Posted April 27, 2022

The following board policy currently under review was released for public consultation: 312 – Website and Social Media Management

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Freezie Fridays!

Posted April 27, 2022

Grad Fundraiser:

Freezie Fridays are back! Freezies will be sold outside during second break on Fridays for $2. Bring a toonie and buy a jumbo freezie. Brought to you by the Grade 8 grads!

Reminders of health and safety guidance during the sixth COVID-19 wave

Posted April 12, 2022

Public Health officials expect the sixth wave of COVID-19 to last for another several weeks, and we are asking for everyone’s help to get us through this latest wave. 

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Ramadan Mubarak to all of those observing

Posted April 4, 2022

April 2nd, subject to new moon sighting, marks the beginning of Ramadan.  Many students, families and staff in the UGDSB and worldwide are observing Ramadan, during this 9th month of the Islamic calendar.   Prayer in Schools and Board Offices Multifaith prayer spaces are available in schools. Schools will indicate the ...

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Grade 8 Graduation 2022 Update

Posted April 1, 2022

Dear RCPS Grade 8 Parents, Please save the date of Tuesday, June 28th in the evening for our in-person Grade 8 Graduation for the RCPS class of 2022. This year, we will be holding an outdoor ceremony in the covered pavilion located at the Rockwood Conservation Area right next door! After ...

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March 30 RCPS School is Open Buses are Cancelled

Posted March 30, 2022

March 30 RCPS School is Open Buses are Cancelled

Schools are closed – March 23

Posted March 23, 2022

Dear RCPS families, due to inclement weather on March 23 all schools, including RCPS, are closed today. All buses and taxis are cancelled to Upper Grand schools. The board offices are also closed. All students and staff are to shift to remote learning and working for the day, where possible.  ...

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Changes to COVID-19 protocols effective March 14 and 21, 2022

Posted March 10, 2022

On March 9, 2022, the province announced several changes to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols that will take effect in March. Please see below for a summary of the changes that affect schools. Effective March 14, 2022: School boards are no longer required to have a COVID-19 vaccination disclosure policy in place or ...

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