News & Announcements

Monday May 27, 2024: Community Use of Schools outdoor field use is cancelled tonight due to excessive rainfall

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

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.

Nov 27, 2023

Posted November 27, 2023

Nov 27, 2023 Dear Rockwood families, Looks like the winter weather has approached! Please ensure your children come with the winter gear they need for outdoor recesses. Equity Discussion Invitation: We hope this letter finds you well. We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to an upcoming event that promises to be ...

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 ...

Weekly Update Nov 13, 2023

Posted November 13, 2023

  Weekly Update Nov 13, 2023 We hope you had a wonderful weekend! Happy Diwali to all families who celebrate! Students in our student voice club shared an announcement on Diwali this morning! Today is world kindness day and classes will be looking at how to foster kindness in the classroom and ...

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 ...

Professional Activity Day Description – Nov. 24, 2023

Updated November 10, 2023

Date: November 24, 2023 Length: Full Day Topics: Elementary Topic: Parent-Guardian / Teacher Interviews Secondary Topic 1:  AM – Curriculum PD and Workshops Secondary Topic 2:  PM – Workplace Violence Prevention Training as per the Collective Agreement Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School Administrators and Online Modules Description:  Elementary Staff will spend the full day communicating with parents/guardians about student progress after ...

November updates and newsletter

Posted October 30, 2023

Oct 30, 2023 I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Please see the attached November newsletter highlighting many exciting events, activities and opportunities for our students.RCPS 2023 November Newsletter Happy Halloween Eve! We look forward to having a fun day with school appropriate costumes including no masks or weapons. Please ensure ...

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 (

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 ...

Weekly update Oct 6th

Posted October 9, 2023

Happy Friday! Here are some updates for this month: Halloween Oct 31st: Our school will be celebrating Halloween and students are welcome to wear a costume or black and orange. We ask that parents carefully consider the costumes their children wear to school. If students choose to wear a costume they ...
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