News & Announcements

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

Elementary Registration Day is just around the corner – Here’s what you need to know

Posted August 24, 2023

Elementary Registration Day is happening August 29, 2023, between 1:00-4:00 p.m., at all Upper Grand District School Board elementary schools. Only new students to the UGDSB are required to register for the 2023-24 school year. If your child attended a UGDSB school last year, you do not need to re-register. Please register at your local school. To determine which school your child is eligible to attend, visit the UGDSB’s School Locator.

Professional Activity Day Description – Sept. 18, 2023

Updated August 28, 2023

Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers will receive professional learning on early reading instruction, universal design for learning, and screening. to ensure educators are prepared to support their students in a manner consistent with the recommendations in the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right to Read report for the full school year. Additionally, staff will focus on the implementation of the new Language curriculum in grades 1 – 8 and on embedding high yield strategies in reading across the various subject curriculum areas. In Secondary schools, teachers will continue professional development on the de-streamed grade 9 course and on effective practices for teaching reading across various subject areas. Furthermore, enhancing teacher efficacy in supporting students to consolidate foundation knowledge and skills in Grade 9 destreamed English will be a focus of this professional learning time.

June 26th Update-Have a great summer!

Posted July 2, 2023

June 26, 2023 Good morning Rockwood families, It is hard to believe we are in our final week of school! It has been an incredible year and I want to thank you for your continued support of our school and dedication. We have another busy week ahead right to the end on ...

Celebrating Pride: Message from the Chair and Director of the UGDSB

Posted May 30, 2023

This week, the Upper Grand District School Board and our schools across the region are kicking off Pride Month. During the month of June and throughout the year, the UGDSB supports 2SLGBTQIA+ staff, students and their families by celebrating the joy of identity and centering 2SLGBTQIA+ histories, contributions and excellence. We are committed to this work and supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in all of our schools, offices and school communities.

June newsletter and Fun Fair update

Posted May 30, 2023

Good morning Rockwood families, Only 2 more days until our Family Fun Fair event on June 1st! Weather looks great but hot so please wear a hat, sunscreen and bring a blanket/chairs if you would like to find a spot to sit as there is limited seating. A reminder that schoolcashonline ...

UGDSB Long Term Accommodation Plan

Posted May 11, 2023

At the May 9, 2023, Board meeting, Trustees received the “Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Draft Report”. The LTAP is a planning document that discusses school facilities, population projections, and enrolment projections.  The LTAP is used to help guide Capital Investment, Program and Facility decisions that support the Upper Grand District ...

May 8 Update

Posted May 8, 2023

May 8, 2023 Good morning Rockwood families, Spring is in the air and it looks like a warmer week ahead! We will be having our games lines repainted today including some new features. Thanks to school council and parents for supporting fundraising in order to fund this for our students. Some of the features ...

April 19th update

Posted April 19, 2023

Dear Rockwood families, We will be rescheduling the presentation planned for Thursday with Amaya James to June. More information to follow when confirmed. Please see the information regarding our Fun Fair planned on June 1st and the attached letter! We are hard at work organizing our Fun Fair, which will take place on Thursday, ...

March 27th Update

Posted March 27, 2023

Mar 27, 2023 Good afternoon Rockwood families, I hope you had a nice weekend! Today we had Principal Solomon and Principal Anand lead a session for our Intermediate students (Grade 7 and 8) on anti-racism, identity based harm and microaggressions. We discussed the importance of ensuring every student feels safe, respected and welcome ...

Mar 24, 2023 Update

Posted March 24, 2023

Ramadan-A happy Ramadan to all students, staff and community members starting their month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community fellowship Readathon Fundraiser- Thank you to all of the parents and students for supporting our readathon fundraiser.  Our grand total raised is $4129 so far! We are so pleased with the success ...
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