News & Announcements

School Operations, Health and Safety Information

For important school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

UGDSB Ventilation Report

The UGDSB is continuing its work optimizing air quality in classrooms and learning environments through improving ventilation and filtration. Upgrades to ventilation and filtration systems began in the 2020-21 school year and will continue for the 2021-22 school year.

The UGDSB has received funding from the Provincial Government and Federal Government to allow the board to continue its work in optimizing ventilation and air quality in UGDSB schools and meet the provincial requirements for ventilation measures in schools. The UGDSB is also making investments in schools to go above and beyond the provincial requirements, as another layer of the protective strategies the board is utilizing to keep UGDSB learning and working spaces safe for students and staff.

Visit UGDSB Ventilation Report page for full details. 

 

Update from Public Health Oct 4

Posted October 4, 2021

October 4, 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 1 class to self-isolate, as part of its established infection prevention ...

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Update from Public Health October 2, 2021

Posted October 2, 2021

October 2, 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 1 class to self-isolate, as part of its established infection prevention ...

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From the Principal’s Desk

Posted October 1, 2021

I can't believe we are already into October.  We have a few reminders from the office. Please ensure that you are aware of the weather each day so that children are dressed appropriately for the outdoors. Our Virtual Open House will be available on your child(ren)'s Google classroom on Monday, ...

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From the Principal’s Desk

Posted September 17, 2021

Ms. Phillips and I are very glad to be back in the building with all of your children.  It has been great to reconnect and see how much they have changed since we were last together. We have a few reminders from the office: Please ensure that your children have a ...

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Minto-Clifford Parent / Student Handbook

Posted September 14, 2021

Welcome Back Minto! Here is our updated Parent & Student Handbook 2021-2022! Minto Clifford Parent/ Student Handbook 2021-2022      

Back to School 2021-22

Posted August 27, 2021

Thank you to all our students and families who have patiently been waiting for information about back to school at Minto Clifford PS.   The school is going to run very similarly to the 2020-21 school year with masks and distancing.  There will be some changes which include masks not being ...

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Community Resource Centre Backpack program available

Posted July 23, 2021

Families in need are invited to register for the 2021 Backpack Program sponsored by the Community Resource Centre.

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2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan annual review report approved

Posted June 23, 2021

The 2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on June 22, 2021.

This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. ...

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Policy feedback opportunity: School Volunteers, Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities

Posted June 23, 2021

The following UGDSB draft policies have been released for public consultation: Policy 205 School Volunteers, and Policy 508 Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities. The deadline to provide feedback is October 14, 2021, at 4pm.

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Board News: End of the year information (June 2021)

Posted June 16, 2021

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to say thank you to all our students, families and staff for their hard work and understanding throughout the year. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the last few weeks of school. 

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WDG Public Health to host Parent Information Session on COVID-19 vaccines

Posted June 10, 2021

On June 14, 2021, at 7pm, Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, the Associate Medical Officer of Health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, will be offering a presentation for youth and their parents/caregivers to learn more about WDGPH’s COVID-19 vaccination program and answer parent questions. 

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UGDSB celebrates National Indigenous History Month

Posted June 9, 2021

June is National Indigenous History Month, a month where we celebrate and recognize histories, contributions and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada. 

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Covid-19 vaccination clinics in rural areas

Posted June 8, 2021

Public Health has an upcoming vaccination clinic in Palmerston.  It is open to anyone aged 12+ and spots are available to book.  Please see the link below.   COVID 19 Vaccination Clinics In Rural Areas (June 2021)

Supports for staff and students following horrific violence targeting Muslim community

Posted June 8, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Muslim community following the horrific violence in London, Ontario, which killed four family members and sent another family member to hospital with serious injuries. Officials are reporting that this is an apparent hate crime and that the victims were targeted because of their Muslim faith. 

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UGDSB launching online report card system

Posted June 7, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Upper Grand District School Board is preparing to make student report cards available online for parents/guardians this spring. Keep reading for important dates coming up.

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Province announces that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning this school year

Posted June 2, 2021

On June 2, 2021, the provincial government announced that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. This means that all UGDSB students will continue learning remotely for the rest of this school year, with the exception of those students currently attending specialized class placements in person.

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We include all awesome humans – UGDSB Kicks off Pride Month celebrations

Posted May 31, 2021

Throughout the month of June, the Upper Grand District School Board will be celebrating Pride Month at the board and school levels and as a community.

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UGDSB flags to be lowered in honour of 215 children whose lives were taken at former residential school

Posted May 30, 2021

From May 31 to June 7, the Upper Grand District School Board will lower all flags at school and office buildings, where possible, to honour the 215 children whose lives were taken at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

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