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‚Äč Chatham Adult and Continuing Education Program Announces Relocation

May 22, 2024
The Chatham Adult and Continuing Education program, operated by the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB), is excited to announce its relocation from the John N. Given Learning Centre at 92 Churchill Street to a new site located at 230 Faubert Drive. 
To facilitate this transition, the program will be closed...

LKDSB recognizes May 17 - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 16, 2024
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On May 17, 2024, the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) recognizes the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). On this date, LKDSB celebrates sexual and gender diversities and denounces discrimination and violence experienced by 2SLGBTQ+ people. 
Everyone has a right to an education free from discrimination...

LKDSB Receives Additional Funding to Expand Errol Village

May 06, 2024
‚Äč The Ontario Ministry of Education has granted the Lambton Kent District School Board a total of $6,144,624 to complete an expansion at Errol Village Public School in Camlachie. ‚ÄúWe are very grateful to the Ministry for the additional funding which will allow this important project to move forward" said Randy...

LKDSB celebrates Education Week May 6th ‚Äď May 10th

May 06, 2024

The Lambton Kent District School Board celebrates Education Week during the week of May 6th ‚Äď May 10th.
This week, we celebrate all of the important work being done in our K-12 classrooms, and beyond. Through early math and literacy interventions that focus on foundational learning and understanding, we ensure...

Letter to Parents around Changes to Ontario Schools

April 29, 2024
‚Äč(This letter is sent on behalf of The Honourable Stephen Lecce Ontario Minister of Education) 
Dear parents,

For the first time in nearly a generation, our government successfully negotiated agreements with all teachers’ unions and averted strikes in schools. This allowed us to deliver on our promise to parents to bring stability to...

Ministry of Education Announcement: PPM 128

April 28, 2024
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board is aware of the announcement, made today by the Minister of Education regarding updates to PPM 128.  These updates are for implementation on September 1 st of 2024.   Many of these are changes from our current practice and will impact all of our school...

Board and Secondary Teachers Reach An Agreement

April 26, 2024
The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is pleased to announce that the parties have ratified the local portion Collective Agreement for the permanent and occasional teacher members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation of Ontario, District 10.
“This is wonderful news for our OSSTF staff, as well as the...

LKDSB Skilled Trades Info Night

April 09, 2024
Wallaceburg District Secondary School is hosting a Skilled Trades Night on Thursday, May 9 th  from 6-8 pm in the WDSS Main Gym. Local industry, union representatives, college partners, and current LKDSB pathways (OYAP, SHSM, Dual Credit, etc.) will be in attendance and have information available for all attendees. This event is open to any LKDSB students...

Lambton Kent District School Board and OSSTF District 10 Reach Tentative Agreement

March 28, 2024
‚Äč On March 2 8 , 2024 , the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) District 10 reached a local tentative agreement.   The tentativ e local agreement is subject to ratification by both parties. Details will be available following ratification.   ‚ÄúWe...

2024 School Climate Survey

March 25, 2024
‚Äč The Ontario Ministry of Education asks all school boards in Ontario to conduct an anonymous school climate survey on a regular basis so boards of education can help schools:
Assess perceptions of safety, mental health and well-being ‚Äď from students, parents and school staff;  Make informed planning decisions about programs...

Parent Involvement Committee Presents a Virtual Event

March 07, 2024
‚Äč‚Äč The Lambton Kent District School Board's (LKDSB) Parent Involvement Committee is hosting a monthly virtual event series for parents/guardians and community members featuring Ann Douglas, author of  Happy Parents, Happy Kids  and   Parenting Through the Storm . Join the conversation on ‚ÄúBig Picture Parenting" on Tuesday, March 19th from...

Bell Time Changes for Ridgetown District Schools

March 07, 2024
‚Äč Ridgetown District Elementary School (GR. 7/8) and Ridgetown District High School (RDHS) will be changing the school bell time for the 2024-2025 school year. Effective September 3, 2024, both Ridgetown District Elementary (GR. 7/8) and Ridgetown District High School students will start school at 8:00AM and dismissed at 2:10PM. This...

Parent's Guide to Ontario's Education System

March 06, 2024
‚ÄčThe Ministry of Education has launched the Parent's Guide to Ontario's Education System.  
This new resource will provide parents with helpful information that allows them to have a stronger role and actively participate in their children's education. The guide covers a number of subjects such as knowing how their child...

‚ÄčBell Time Change for Lambton Kent Composite School and Dresden Area Central School

March 04, 2024
‚ÄčLambton Kent Composite School (LKCS) and Dresden Area Central School (DACS) will be changing the school bell times for the 2024-2025 school year. Effective September 3, 2024, LKCS students will start school at 8:05AM and be dismissed at 2:15PM. DACS students will start school at 8:00AM and be dismissed at 2:20PM.
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‚Äč LKDSB Renews Contract for Director of Education

February 28, 2024
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has secured the leadership of Director John Howitt for 5 more years. Trustees approved the contract renewal at their February 27 th Board Meeting. Director Howitt's current contract ends July 31, 2024, and the new contract will expire July 31, 2029.   
“Under Director Howitt's...

Student Voice Held in High Regard: LKDSB Approves Election of Student Trustees

February 27, 2024
The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) approved the election of three Student Trustees to serve on the Board for the 2024-2025 school year at the February 27 Board Meeting.
The Student Senate met at Wallaceburg District Secondary School on February 21, 2024 to elect the three Student Trustees. The election...

Yearbook Software Cyber Incident

February 22, 2024
UPDATE:  Earlier this month, Edge Imaging notified schools and school boards of a cyberattack on one of their 3rd party yearbook software providers, Entourage's Canadian ‚ÄúCreator Studio Pro" web platform.
They have now been advised that the Creator Studio Pro team, working through their cyber security expert advisors, have secured the...

April PD Day Rescheduled Due to Total Solar Eclipse

February 13, 2024
‚Äč After significant and thoughtful consultation with local emergency service partners and public health units, Lambton Kent District School Board and St. Clair Catholic District School Board have made the decision to change the Professional Activity Day scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2024, to Monday, April 8, 2024. 
The decision...

‚Äč LKDSB to Offer Virtual Learning Option in 2024-2025 School Year

February 07, 2024
‚Äč‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has confirmed that it will offer the virtual learning option for elementary and secondary programming (Grades 3 ‚Äď 12) for the 2024-2025 school year. 
All students currently registered for virtual learning in 2023-2024 will be automatically pre-registered for virtual learning for 2024-2025. All students...

Feedback Wanted: Website Refresh

January 25, 2024
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Are you an LKDSB student? Does your child attend an LKDSB school? Are you one of our community partners? We want to hear from you!

We are refreshing our website and would like to hear your feedback.

Tell us what you'd like to see by filling out...

Kindergarten Registration Now Open for Future LKDSB Students

December 19, 2023
‚ÄčMaking the transition into Kindergarten is an important milestone in the lives of young children, as well as their parents and guardians. Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has put a focus on ensuring that transition is warm, welcoming and as easy as possible.
 ‚ÄúJoining one of our schools means you...

Minister of Education holiday message to students and families

December 14, 2023
Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has issued a holiday video message to students and families.  Watch the video message.

‚ÄčLocal Business Partners with Local Charity to Support the Needs of Local Students‚Äč

December 12, 2023
‚ÄčGreat Pretenders, a local costume and accessories business out of Point Edward, Ontario, has generously stepped up to assist with filling Noelle's Gift Closets across LKDSB schools in an attempt to give back this holiday season, contributing $1200 worth of necessities. The business also donated 105 costumes and 100 bags of...

Forest Transition Committee Meeting Rescheduled

December 08, 2023
‚ÄčThe Forest Transition Committee Meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, December 13 th at Grand Bend Public School, has been rescheduled for February 28, 2024, at 5:00 PM.   This meeting will take place in the gymnasium of Grand Bend Public School. ‚Äč

Lambton Kent District School Board is on the 'gram!

December 05, 2023
Lambton Kent District School Board now has an official instagram account! 
Please follow our LKDSB Instagram account‚Äč as we share special announcements, post important updates, and celebrate the incredible staff and students that make us so #LKDSBProud! As we aim to grow our audience and increase the amount of people we reach...

LKDSB Students Encouraged to ‚ÄúBe Who You Are‚ÄĚ as Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week is Celebrated Across District

November 24, 2023
‚ÄčThis week, schools across Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) participated in Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week. Lessons focused on the types of bullying that exist ‚Äď including cyberbullying, which has increased heavily over past years, the immediate and lifelong effects that bullying can have on an individual, and the role...

Change in Inclement Weather Days Practice for LKDSB Secondary Schools

November 23, 2023
In the event of an Inclement Weather day, all elementary schools, secondary schools, and facilities of the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) will remain open unless otherwise indicated, even in the event that some bus routes or complete bus zone routes are cancelled. Secondary schools will no longer pivot to...

Campbell re-elected as Chair, Robertson named Vice-Chair of LKDSB Board of Trustees

November 21, 2023
Trustees for the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) re-elected Randy Campbell as Chair and Kelley Robertson was elected as Vice-Chair of the Board during the Annual Organization Board Meeting held on November 21, 2023.
Campbell has served as Trustee since 2006 and was first elected as Board Chair in 2020-2022....

LKDSB’s Indigenous Teacher Education Program Celebrates First Graduating Cohort

November 21, 2023
‚ÄčNine individuals crossed the stage at Queen‚Äôs University on Wednesday, November 15th to receive their Bachelor of Education Degree with a specialization in Indigenous Education. The recipients were then honoured last night at a local graduation ceremony taking place at Aamijiwnaang First Nation.  The Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP), which provides...

Process for Naming Forest Area K-12 School a ‚ÄúGenuine Community Effort‚ÄĚ

November 16, 2023
‚ÄčAt Tuesday night's Board Meeting, the Lambton Kent District School Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of ‚ÄúLambton Shores Community School" as the official, name for the new Forest Area K-12 School.
The Ad Hoc Naming Committee, which is comprised of representatives from LKDSB Administration, as well as the seven schools within...

LKDSB Students, Staff and Families to Benefit from Human Resources Equity Audit

November 15, 2023
As a commitment to inclusive diversity and the championing of anti-oppressive education, which were priorities identified in their 2020/2021-2025/2026 strategic plan, Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) voluntarily hired a consultant to conduct a Human Resources Equity Audit (Equity Audit).
“This is one, early but important step in a long journey...

LKDSB Hosting School Traffic Open House: King George VI Public School, Sarnia

November 07, 2023
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board is hosting a King George VI Public School Traffic Open House on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. The meeting will take place in the school gymnasium, located at 585 O'Dell Ave in Sarnia from 5:00PM-7:00PM.

The meeting will include a presentation‚Äč from representatives of the infrastructure...

Lambton Kent District School Board shares $188,500 in donations from Noelle's Gift to Children

November 06, 2023
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Noelle's Gift to Children has donated a total of $188,500 to the Lambton Kent and St. Clair Catholic district school boards to support students and families in need to date in 2023, with $158,000 donated 2022.   ‚ÄúFor 10 years now, Noelle's Gift to Children, with guidance and care...

LKDSB Commemorates Treaties Week November 5-11

November 06, 2023
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The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) observes Treaties Recognition Week from November 5-11, promoting education and awareness of treaty rights and relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Treaties Recognition Week is an annual event which honours the history and importance of treaties. With the support of the LKDSB...

LKDSB Celebrates Local Government Week!

October 23, 2023
‚ÄčThis week, the Lambton Kent District School Board, along with our partners at the Ontario Public School Boards‚Äô Association ‚Äč (OPSBA), is working to raise civic awareness among our students by observing Local Government Week.‚Äč
School board trustees are the oldest form of elected representation in Ontario. Since 1807, generations of community-minded...

Lambton Kent District School Board Proves to be “Taking Steps in the Right Direction" Following Release of EQAO Test Results

October 12, 2023
Today, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released achievement results, indicating that Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is showing significant growth in student reading and math achievement.
The results, which include the Grade 3 and Grade 6 Reading, Writing and Math Assessments, the Grade 9 Math Assessment, and the...

Lambton Kent District School Board Inclement Weather Direction for 2023/2024 School Year

October 06, 2023
‚ÄčLambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is informing staff, students, and families about a return to their Inclement Weather Administrative Procedure, resulting in a change for secondary schools.
In the event of an Inclement Weather day, all elementary, secondary schools and facilities of the Lambton Kent District School Board will remain...

Feedback Requested around Shortlist of Names for Forest Area K-Gr.12 School

October 04, 2023
‚ÄčIn June of this year, The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) invited members of the Forest area community to share their thoughts on a name for the Forest Area Kindergarten to Grade 12 school.
An Ad Hoc Naming Committee was then formed. This Committee determined criteria for the potential name...

LKDSB recognizes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30

September 26, 2023

‚ÄčBeginning in 2021, the Government of Canada formally designated September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day is federally observed to honour First Nations, Inuit and M√©tis survivors and their families and communities, and ensure public commemoration of their history and the legacy of residential schools....

Minister of Education message to parents/guardians

September 06, 2023
‚Äč‚ÄčOntario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has issued a message to parents/guardians. Click on the links below to read the message or watch the videos.
Read a letter to parents/guardians:  English Version / French Version
‚Äč Back to s c hool  video messages in  English  and  ...

Fair Notice Communication Regarding Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol

September 05, 2023
‚Äč To Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers of Students in the Lambton Kent District School Board:

The Lambton Kent District School Board is committed to providing safe learning environments for all students, staff, school visitors, and community members.  When a student behaves inappropriately, principals will most often employ progressive discipline strategies to help...

Welcome back for the 2023 - 2024 school year

September 01, 2023
‚ÄčLambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is excited to welcome students and families back to school in September for the 2023-2024 school year. The first day of school is on Tuesday, September 5 for students in Grades 1-12 .  To support a positive transition to school, Kindergarten students will have a...

Ministry of Education approves additional $12.4 million to support Forest Area Kindergarten-Grade 12 school

July 21, 2023
‚ÄčThe Ontario Ministry of Education has approved an additional $12.4 million to support increased pupil spaces and child care rooms in the new Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) Kindergarten to Grade 12 school in Forest. The new school will be located on a site directly west of the Shores Recreation...