News & Announcements

Important information for the summer months

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

Reminder to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

Posted January 13, 2022

Families are reminded to complete the school screening every day before students leave for school. 

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Information on student instruction for Friday January 14, 2022

Posted January 13, 2022

As staff work to prepare their classrooms for in-person learning on Monday we want to inform families/caregivers that regular synchronous instruction may be interrupted on Friday to allow staff time in our schools to be ready to go for Monday.

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Wear and care of cloth masks for students

Posted January 13, 2022

Public Health officials have stressed that wearing a well-constructed, well-fitted and properly worn mask or face covering is one the key protective measures we can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to review the following information about the proper use and care of cloth face masks.

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Protective health and safety measures during in-person learning

Posted January 12, 2022

The provincial government has announced that Ontario schools will reopen to in-person learning starting on Monday January 17, 2022. The Upper Grand District School Board has many protective health and safety measures in place at our schools. Please read below for reminders and updates regarding these protective measures. 

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UGDSB launching temporary remote option for elementary students once in-person learning resumes

Posted January 12, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board is developing a Temporary Remote Learning Option for elementary students that will be launched once in-person learning resumes.

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UGDSB High School Transition Info Night Chart

Posted January 10, 2022

Dear Gr 8 Parents, Please click on the link below to see a list of parent information night details at all UGDSB High Schools as well as course selection due dates. UGDSB Parent Night And Course Selection Due Dates    

RCPS Before and/or After School Program (BASP) Survey

Posted January 10, 2022

Dear RCPS JK-Grade 5 families, Our Before and/or After School Program (BASP) survey will be opened for parents/guardians starting on January 4, 2022. The survey is intended to gather information about the number of children who need before and/or after school care for September 2022 at schools that do not currently offer a BASP. Please complete the BASP ...

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Revised criteria for UGDSB student mask exemptions

Posted January 7, 2022

As a result of the continued spread of COVID-19 and the increased transmissibility with the most recent variant, the Upper Grand District School Board has revised the criteria for granting student mask exemption requests. Please review this information for details.

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Occupational Therapist (OT) from KidsAbility Children Treatment Center will be working with students and teachers in our school

Posted January 6, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians, During this school year, an Occupational Therapist (OT) from KidsAbility Children Treatment Center will be working with students and teachers in our school.  Please see the letter link below for more details. An email of this message was also sent to all parents. Occupational Therapy ...

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RCPS January Pivot 2022 Chromebook Request **NEW PROCEDURE AFTER JANUARY 6th.

Posted January 6, 2022

Dear Rockwood families, Please complete the following January Pivot Chromebook Request Form  https://forms.gle/bNqDNDA5bvuBtnqu7 as soon as possible ONLY if you do not currently have a UGDSB compatible device at home. At this point, we can offer chromebooks on a first come first serve basis per student, so please ...

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RCPS Jan 5 2022 Pivot to Remote Learning Details & Chromebook Request Form

Posted January 3, 2022

Dear Rockwood families, As you all have heard, on Monday January 3, 2022, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools will shift to remote learning from January 5 to at least January 17, 2022. Below is some school specific communication about our start date, the RCPS ...

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Province directs schools to shift to remote learning from January 5-17, 2022

Posted January 3, 2022

On Monday January 3, 2022, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools will shift to remote learning from January 5 to at least January 17, 2022. Please read on for important information for families in the UGDSB.

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Rockwood Centennial Public School Outbreak Declared Over

Posted January 3, 2022

Dear families, Please see the attached letter from Public Health. Outbreak Declared Over Memo RCPS

Resumption of school delayed until Wednesday January 5, 2022 

Posted December 30, 2021

Today, the province of Ontario announced that the resumption of school will be delayed following the winter break. All schools will resume classes on Wednesday January 5, 2022.  There will be no classes on Monday January 3 or Tuesday January 4. This direction is for all students including those enrolled in the elementary or secondary remote programs and for those in our special education self-contained classrooms.  

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Positive COVID-19 Case & Outbreak Declared December 20th, 2021

Posted December 20, 2021

December 20th, 2021 Dear parents/guardians and staff, This is an update to the information we sent you previously regarding the confirmed case of COVID-19 at our school. We now have more than one case at this time. Dec 20 Outbreak Declared Memo As a result of contact ...

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Letter to parents/guardians: Information for the winter break

Posted December 15, 2021

December 15, 2021 Dear parents and guardians, Thank you for your ongoing efforts that have made for a successful first four months of school, and for adhering to public health and safety measures that have ensured schools remain a safe place for our students and staff. We understand that there may be ...

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Individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19

Posted December 14, 2021

December 14th, 2021 Dear parents/guardians and staff,  WDG Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19.  As a result, Public Health has directed a class to self-isolate, as part of its established infection prevention and control measures.  ...

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Information from the province on student rapid antigen testing over the winter break

Posted December 10, 2021

On behalf of the Government of Ontario, the Upper Grand District School Board is distributing take-home rapid antigen screening kits to every elementary and secondary student who chooses to participate. Kits will be distributed prior to the winter break.

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UGDSB Kindergarten Registration starts in January – here is what families need to know

Posted December 9, 2021

Kindergarten registration for the Upper Grand District School Board is fast approaching. Registration for new UGDSB Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) students for September 2022 will take place between January 4-21, 2022.

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Rockwood Spirit Wear Orders arriving at the school soon!

Posted December 8, 2021

Dear RCPS families, We are planning that next week, the Rockwood spirit wear orders will be here and they will be handed out to students just in time before the holiday. The timeline is tight!  You can expect your child's order will be delivered to their homeroom class on Friday, Dec ...

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