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FEBRUARY/MARCH PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE AND UPDATES (March 10, 2022)

Posted March 10, 2022

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE AND UPDATES (March 10th, 2022) Dear Parents/Guardians, It certainly has been a very busy time with lots of changes and announcements. As time progresses I know that we are all looking forward to a gradual return to “normal”. As soon as specific plans are ready to ...

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Masking mandate to end in UGDSB on March 21, as school board does not have the authority to continue enforcement of the mandate

Posted March 10, 2022

Mandatory masking will no longer be required in Upper Grand District School Board schools as of March 21, 2022, as the school board does not have the authority to enforce this beyond March 21. Here are the facts: On March 9, 2022, the province announced it was lifting mask requirements ...

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JK Registration site is temporarily disabled

Posted March 10, 2022

The JK Registration site is temporarily disabled.  It will open again on March 15th, 2022.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  

UGDSB updates to come regarding provincial COVID-19 announcement

Posted March 9, 2022

March 9, 2022 On March 9, 2022, Ontario announced changes to COVID-19 requirements effective March 21, including lifting mask mandates in schools. Please note that the Upper Grand DSB continues to have a Board Resolution requiring masks in schools. We will consult with the province and will provide additional information as soon ...

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Schools are closed – March 7th

Posted March 7, 2022

Today, March 7th, all schools including Rockwood Centennial Public School are closed due to inclement weather. 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. Thank you ...

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ALL UGDSB SCHOOLS/OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY FEB. 18: Emergency remote learning/working day

Posted February 18, 2022

Due to inclement weather, all UGDSB schools and offices are closed today to staff and students. Students are to shift to remote learning, where possible. Staff should not report to work in person, and should shift to remote working where possible. All buses and taxis are cancelled to Upper Grand schools.

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RCPS School is Open Buses are Cancelled (Feb 17)

Posted February 17, 2022

Dear RCPS families, Today, February 17th all buses to Rockwood Centennial Public School have been cancelled due to inclement weather. The school is open for students who can safely get to school.  Students may access remote learning today by accessing their Google Classroom. Parents of walkers, please call the school and leave a ...

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Updates to masking protocols outdoors, COVID-19 screening tool

Posted February 16, 2022

Please review the following updates to protocols around masking outdoors, extracurriculars, and the province’s COVID-19 screening tool.

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RCPS Lunches and Classroom Layouts Update (Feb 15th)

Posted February 15, 2022

Dear RCPS Families, In light of new Covid-19 Health & Safety and Operational Guidelines, we will cease spreading students out throughout the school and allow students to eat as a regular full class in their homerooms. Schools are encouraged to support as normal conditions as possible within the classroom cohorts during ...

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Elementary report cards available for download starting this week

Posted February 14, 2022

Elementary report cards will be available for parents to download from the Parent Portal as early as February 15 and by February 17 at the latest.

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Update on the resumption of sports and extracurricular activities

Posted February 14, 2022

The school board is pleased to announce the resumption of extracurricular activities and sports in our schools. Please see this post for details.

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Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) Event on March 2nd/2022

Posted February 9, 2022

Dear RCPS families, This session will focus on how parents can support their children in future education and career planning in grades 7 to 12 through “My Blueprint” and on gaining insight into how assessment in elementary and secondary classes can support student achievement.  Registration instructions are included in the flyer. Please ...

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Feb 2 RCPS Buses are Cancelled School is Open

Posted February 2, 2022

Dear RCPS families, Today, February 2nd all buses to Rockwood Centennial Public School have been cancelled due to inclement weather. The school is open for students who can safely get to school.  Students may access remote learning today by accessing their Google Classroom. Parents of walkers, please call the school and leave a ...

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COVID-19 information for parents/caregivers from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Posted January 27, 2022

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is sharing information with families regarding COVID-19.

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We’re recruiting for a crossing guard at Five Spare Guards Positions

Posted January 26, 2022

Crossing_guardsFive Spare adult school crossing guard positions are vacant. Shifts are scheduled between 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. and 2:45 to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays and P.D. days). Spare guards are paid for a full hour per shift as well ...

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Notice: Temporary cancellation of bus routes due to bus driver absences 

Posted January 24, 2022

The Transportation Consortium (STWDSTS) that provides student transportation services to the Upper Grand DSB and neighbouring school boards is advising that due to COVID-19, the Omicron variant and isolation requirements, they may experience higher than normal absence rates for school bus drivers. To address bus driver shortages and avoid cancelling bus routes at the last minute in the morning, some bus routes in the UGDSB will be proactively cancelled to free up drivers.

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Grade 8 Grad Photos on Tues Jan 25th!

Posted January 21, 2022

Dear Grade 8 Parents & Guardians, Lifetouch will be at the school to take the grade 8 graduation photos by class in the library following all COVID-19 safety protocols on Tuesday, Jan 25th. A composite order form was sent home the week of Jan 17th. You only need to bring the ...

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Monitoring School Absence Rates in the UGDSB

Posted January 18, 2022

As an additional measure and layer of communication to keep our communities informed, the UGDSB has launched a pilot initiative to track school absence rates on a daily basis. This process is a pilot program and may evolve as required.

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RCPS Return to In-Person Jan 17th Newsletter

Posted January 14, 2022

Dear RCPS parents and guardians, Firstly, we want to thank you for your partnership and support as we’ve been engaging in remote learning for the past two weeks. We are inspired by our teamwork! Now that we are pivoting back to in-person learning we wanted to update ...

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Planning for potential staff shortages at schools

Posted January 14, 2022

Due to the widespread presence of COVID-19 in our communities, the Upper Grand District School Board recognizes that staff shortages may be prevalent next week as students and staff return to school.  The UGDSB will employ numerous strategies to ensure that student safety and supervision is maintained. However, we recognize that in some extreme cases classes and/or schools may have to transition to remote learning temporarily. 

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