News & Announcements

Police Presence in Schools town hall and survey info

Posted October 19, 2020

Please read the following for information on the UGDSB’s Police Presence in Schools virtual town hall and survey.

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Dress Up Day – October 29

Posted October 16, 2020

On this day options are: wear orange and black dress in a costume wear your everyday clothes If students wish to wear a costume, here is a list of Do’s and Don’ts: Costume Do’s Costume Don’ts – follow our school code of conduct – wear black and ...

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Survey to request change between in-person and remote learning (Oct. 14-21)

Posted October 13, 2020

To request a change between in-person and remote learning, elementary parents/guardians must complete the Intent to Change Survey between October 14-21. The deadline to complete the survey is Oct. 21 at 4pm.

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Provide your input: Police presence in UGDSB schools

Posted October 9, 2020

This October, the Upper Grand District School Board is holding a town hall and survey, asking participants for their input regarding the presence of police in UGDSB schools.

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UGDSB launches The Umbrella Project to support mental health and well-being

Posted September 29, 2020

At the Upper Grand District School Board, we value mentally healthy schools, classrooms and work sites. This year, in order to further help support the mental health and well-being of UGDSB students and staff, we are introducing The Umbrella Project to schools and offices.

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Parent Information: Monitoring and Managing COVID-19

Posted September 18, 2020

The UGDSB would like to remind all parents that they have an important role to play in preventing COVID-19 in our schools.

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E-mail Message September 14

Posted September 14, 2020

Please make sure you are subscribed to our mailing list:  www.ugdsb.ca/casl & select Ross R. MacKay!   Happy Monday, Ross R. MacKay Families!   It was a great first few days at school last week.  We were all so happy to have our students back in the building!     There ...

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School Council Nomination Forms

Posted September 14, 2020

Hello, RRM Families!  We are looking for parents to join our School Council for the 2020-2021 School Year!  Nomination forms can be filled out by visiting this link.  If you have any questions about the role, or the positions that are available this year, please contact Mrs. Tremblay in ...

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UGDSB Threat Risk Assessment and Suicide Protocol Notification Letter

Posted September 14, 2020

Please see information from the UGDSB, posted here.

School Emergency Response Training and Annual Drills

Posted September 14, 2020

  The safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority.  Although we hope that an incident that requires response from emergency personnel will never occur in our school, we must be prepared to respond quickly and effectively in case it does. Each year our school must conduct drills to ensure ...

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Policy 208: Smoke and Vape-Free Environment

Posted September 14, 2020

Smoke and Vape-Free Environment   The Upper Grand DSB provides a smoke and vape-free environment for its students, staff and others while on Board property, in accordance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Board policy 208.  This policy refers to all forms of tobacco, and any processed form of tobacco that may ...

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Policy 518: Students With Life-Threatening Medical Coniditions

Posted September 14, 2020

Students with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions   UGDSB Policy 518: Students with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions, outlines the roles and responsibilities for all in the educational community to support students with possible life-threatening medical conditions.  The prevalent medical conditions covered under this policy are Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Diabetes and Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders.  If your child has ...

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Reminder to parents: Please screen children every day before coming to school

Posted September 11, 2020

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and the school board would like to remind all parents/guardians that they are to screen their children every day for COVID-19 symptoms, prior to coming to school.

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E-mail Message from September 4

Posted September 4, 2020

Hello, RRM Families!  The following e-mail has just been sent to our school community.  Please make sure you have signed up to receive our electronic newsletters!  Click "Subscribe to e-mail notifications" at the bottom of this page. E Blast September 4  

Ross R. MacKay Staff 2020-2021 (tentative as of September 4)

Posted September 4, 2020

Kindergarten:  Breanne Hart-Ruhl, Nancy Kelso Grade 1:  Scott Gaidies Grade 2:  TBA Grade 3/4:  Alexandra Hart, Jacklyn Quinn, TBA Grade 5/6:  Mark Robnik Planning/Core French:  Louisa von Waldburg Special Education:  Melinda Lake Office Co-Ordinator:  Bonnie Gerrits Custodian:  Mike Johnson Educational Assistant:  TBA Principal/Special Education/Library:  Lindsey Tremblay

Letter to parents from Public Health – back to school

Posted September 3, 2020

A letter to parents/guardians from Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

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School Based Reopening Plans (Updated September 4)

Posted August 28, 2020

Please see this document for our school based reopening plans.   We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

IMPORTANT: New schedule for staggered entry

Posted August 28, 2020

In order to ensure the safety of students and to provide additional time for staffing schools, the Upper Grand District School Board’s schedule for staggered entry has changed. 

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Changing Pre-Registration Decision – Deadline Sunday Aug. 23 at 4pm

Posted August 19, 2020

In light of recent updates with respect to reopening models and masks, parents/students in both elementary and secondary schools are being given the opportunity to change their original pre-registration decision regarding in-person or remote learning.

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IMPORTANT: Reopening models for UGDSB schools posted online

Posted August 18, 2020

The school board has posted information about the reopening models for UGDSB elementary and secondary schools. The overviews contain important information including model structure for conventional and remote learning, sample schedules, remote learning expectations and more.

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