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Important information regarding reopening schools, remote learning and more

Please click the links below for information on reopening schools in fall 2020 and supports for students and families: 

Fundraising/Terry Fox Run

Posted September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020   Dear parents/guardians,   As we continue to welcome students back into our schools and focus on new protocols to help keep students and staff safe, the Upper Grand District School Board has notified schools that school-organized fundraising will be paused at this time.   The board recognizes that fundraising is a big ...

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Important Information For Parents – Please Read

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, ...

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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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Letter to Families

Posted September 8, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,   Mr. Boyce and I would like to welcome everyone back to Minto Clifford Public School.  The 2020-21 school year is going to be a new adventure for us all as we learn more about COVID19 and in school learning.  The staff at Minto ...

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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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September Start Up Information For Families

Posted August 31, 2020

Hello Everyone! A big thank you to all of our Minto-Clifford families for being so patient. We know that making plans without start-up information is extremely difficult. The link below outlines procedures and routines for our September start up.  This is a long document, but it is worth the read so ...

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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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Introducing back to school parent/guardian webinars

Posted August 18, 2020

Parents/guardians, join our mental health clinicians as they discuss different issues and strategies to support your child’s return to school success. 

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Letter from the Director on reopening schools (August 10, 2020)

Posted August 10, 2020

A letter from the UGDSB Director of Education, Martha Rogers, on the reopening of schools in September.

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Reopening Schools: Parent Guide and Pre-Registration survey released

Posted August 6, 2020

The school board has released a Parent Guide with information about the reopening of schools in September, and a Pre-Registration Survey for all UGDSB families. All students must pre-register for school by the August 14, 2020, deadline.

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Letter from the Minister of Education (July 30, 2020)

Posted July 30, 2020

The Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, has written a letter to all Ontario parents/guardians regarding the province’s announcement on the reopening of schools in September.

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UGDSB seeking applicants for Police Presence in Schools Task Force

Posted July 30, 2020

During the June 23 Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees created a motion to create a Police Presence in Schools Task Force. As part of this task force, the UGDSB is seeking applications from community members and/or individuals.

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IMPORTANT: Parents and students asked to complete survey by July 10

Posted June 30, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is asking all parents/guardians (K-12) and students in grades 7-12 to complete a survey regarding the fall restart of school. ​

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Letter from the Director to parents/guardians and students (June 26, 2020)

Posted June 26, 2020

A letter to UGDSB parents/guardians and students as the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close.

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Feedback welcome on draft board Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities

Posted June 24, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on draft Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities.

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Talking About Mental Health

Posted June 23, 2020

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