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LKDSB celebrates 2019 recipients of Dr. Jack Parry and Stefanko Award

July 02, 2019

The Lambton Kent District School Board celebrates the athletic and academic achievements of the 2019 recipients of the Dr. Jack Parry Award and Stefanko Award.

The two awards honour male and female secondary student-athletes from the Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton areas, respectively, who are outstanding in their athletic and academic achievements, as...
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LKDSB Board Office Summer Hours

June 27, 2019
​​The Chatham and Sarnia Education Centres will be open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the summer months, beginning July 2-August 22. The Chatham and Sarnia Education Centres will closed to the public on Fridays during the summer months, from July 5 to August 23. As such, there will...
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LKDSB Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21

June 20, 2019
​ The Lambton Kent District School Board celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, in recognition of the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of Indigenous peoples within schools and communities across Canada. The LKDSB believes student success is achieved through the shared responsibility of students, staff, families, community...
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LKDSB Signs Education Services Agreement with Walpole Island First Nation

June 20, 2019
​ On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, officials from Walpole Island First Nation and the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) signed an Education Services Agreement at the Harriett Jacobs Centre at Wallaceburg District Secondary School. The Education Services Agreement recognizes the Walpole Island First Nation and the Lambton Kent District School...
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LKDSB Senior Administration Presents 2019 Capital Plan to Trustees

June 12, 2019
Senior Administration presented the 2019 Capital Plan to Trustees at the Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 11. The Capital Plan provides an update to community partners on the status of the Lambton Kent District School Board’s (LKDSB) school conditions and demographics.
There were 21,758 students enrolled in the LKDSB in...
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Message regarding an update on the June 5 Forest Area of Schools Transition Committee Meeting

June 10, 2019
​During the June 5 Forest Area Family of Schools Transition Committee Meeting, Lambton Kent District School Board Superintendent Gary Girardi provided the committee with an update on the land acquisition process for the Kindergarten to Grade 12 school. The land acquisition process is ongoing; however, the LKDSB remains committed to securing an...
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Student Nutrition Program Volunteer Appreciation Day Tuesday, June 4, 2019

June 06, 2019

Sarnia, ON - Over 450 Student Nutrition Program volunteers, who provide healthy food to students every school day, were recognized on June 4 by the Ontario Student Nutrition Program-Lambton (OSNP-Lambton). "The Program is 100% volunteer driven; without them, it wouldn't exist," said Leslie Palimaka, Health Promotion Assistant. "Volunteers ensure students are...
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Students and Families Enrolled in Student Accident Insurance Program

June 05, 2019
DISCONTINUATION OF KIDS PLUS™ ACCIDENT INSURANCE PROGRAM
This is to inform you that the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance Program will be discontinued effective with the 2019-2020 school year.
iA Financial Group (distributor of Kids Plus™) has stated that all policies currently in force for the 2018-2019 school year will...
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LKDSB to honour staff contributions, retirees at June 3 ceremony

May 31, 2019

​Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB)Trustees will be honouring the outstanding achievements and significant contributions made by staff members during a special ceremony held on Monday, June 3, 2019. The annual Employee Retirement Recognition and 25 Years of Service Ceremony will be held at the Ken Houston Memorial Agricultural Centre...
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LKDSB to recall 82 teachers following budget update and staffing processes

May 29, 2019
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) will begin the process to recall 82 teachers as per the typical staffing and budgeting processes. The LKDSB received the Grants for Student Needs Technical Paper on May 24, which provides clarification for school boards regarding individual funding allocations. Based on the details outlined...
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Buses in Zones 4 and 6 cancelled for morning of May 23 due to fog

May 23, 2019
School buses in Zones 4 and 6 have been cancelled this morning (Thursday, May 23) due to dense fog in the area. Buses in all zones will run as normal this afternoon.

Visit the CLASS website or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.
Information about the LKDSB's...
LKDSB Pride: Supporting LGBTQ+ Communities

LKDSB Pride: Supporting LGBTQ+ Communities

May 22, 2019
​ The month of June is nationally recognized as Pride Month in Canada. In accordance with the Ministry of Education's commitment to student achievement and well-being, the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is joining school boards throughout the province in supporting the LGBTQ+ community with the display of the Pride...

Community connections celebrated by LKDSB during Education Week, May 6-10

May 03, 2019
​ The Ministry of Education has declared the week of May 6 to May 10 as Education Week across Ontario. This year, the Lambton Kent District School Board's (LKDSB) theme is "LKDSB: Connecting Communities." The LKDSB and its staff strive to build positive relationships with students to support their learning, physical and...
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Join us for Director Jim Costello's retirement celebration on June 18

April 24, 2019
The Lambton Kent District School Board invites the community to celebrate the retirement of Director Jim Costello on Tuesday, June 18 at 3-6 p.m. at the Links of Kent Golf Club (120 Indian Creek Rd. W., Chatham, Ont.). You can also sign the online guest book to share your best wishes...
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LKDSB notified 111 teachers of potential staffing changes due to anticipated funding reductions

April 16, 2019
​ T he Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has notified 111 full-time equivalent teachers regarding potential staffing changes due to anticipated reductions in Ministry of Education grant funding. As per the LKDSB's contractual obligations, the Board is required to inform teaching staff of any staffing changes. The number of layoff...
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Message regarding an update on the Forest Area of Schools Transition Committee

April 05, 2019
During the April 3 Forest Area Family of Schools Transition Committee Meeting, Lambton Kent District School Board's Superintendent of Business Brian McKay provided the committee with an update on the land acquisition process for the Kindergarten to Grade 12 school. The Kindergarten to Grade 12 school will consolidate students from Aberarder...
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Memo regarding inclement weather during OSSLT

March 22, 2019
​Wednesday, March 27 is the date all secondary schools across Ontario are scheduled to administer the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). EQAO, as well as the Lambton Kent District School Board, will be monitoring weather forecasts in the days leading up to the administration of the test to anticipate any...
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LKDSB to host John N. Given Learning Centre Open House on March 22

March 18, 2019
​ T he Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) invites members of the public to attend an open house event held at the John N. Given Learning Centre on Friday, March 22 at 2-6 p.m. Formerly an elementary school, the John N. Given Learning Centre has been repurposed to accommodate the...
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Letter to parents/guardians re: Technology Enriched Learning Plan (TELP) Update

March 07, 2019
​Dear Parents/Guardians, As you may be aware, the LKDSB Technology Enriched Learning Plan (TELP) has been under review for several years. As a result of this ongoing review, Senior Administration has decided to reconfigure TELP for the 2019-2020 school year, based on current budget constraints and anticipated further Ministry funding reductions....
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LKDSB appoints John Howitt as new Director of Education

March 07, 2019

T he Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Howitt to the position of Director of Education. He will replace Jim Costello, who has served as Director since 2010 and will be retiring effective July 31, 2019.
Howitt is currently the Superintendent of...
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Wallaceburg District Secondary School will be open March 4

March 01, 2019
​ Lambton Kent District School Board Senior Administration has decided, on the advice of Chatham-Kent Police Service, to open Wallaceburg District Secondary School on Monday, March 4. At this time, police do not believe there is an imminent threat to public safety. Chatham-Kent Police Service are continuing to investigate the incident,...
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Update regarding Wallaceburg District Secondary School (1:55 p.m.)

March 01, 2019
​Chatham-Kent Police Service has been on-site at Wallaceburg District Secondary School to investigate concerns regarding a potential threat. Staff are cooperating with the ongoing investigation and there are no new updates to report at this time. Student and staff safety are a top priority for the Lambton Kent District School Board and our...
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WDSS closed March 1 due to police concerns regarding potential threat

February 28, 2019
​ On the advice of the Chatham-Kent Police Service, the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has decided to close Wallaceburg District Secondary School to students on Friday, March 1 due to concerns about a potential threat at the school. Concerns were raised regarding a potential threat against the school after...
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​School Buses in Zone 7 are cancelled today (Feb. 27)

February 27, 2019
​School Buses in Zone 7 are cancelled today (Feb. 27) due to inclement weather. All other buses are running as normal. All schools are open.
Kindergarten registration at the following schools will continue as scheduled from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: Dresden Area Central School Thamesville Area Central School Zone Township Public...
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Science Discovery Squad Volunteer Program

February 19, 2019
​The Science Discovery Squad is the new name for a volunteer program that has been immensely popular in area schools.  Four existing volunteer initiatives are becoming one, providing students in the Lambton Kent District School Board and St. Clair Catholic District School Board with a more enhanced learning experience.  Consultation with...
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LKDSB closed Family Day (Feb. 18)

February 15, 2019
All Lambton Kent District School Board locations will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18 for the Family Day holiday.

Best wishes to all LKDSB staff, students and families for a wonderful holiday spent with family and friends.


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Feb. 19 Forest Area of Schools Ad Hoc Naming Committee meeting postponed

February 15, 2019
​Due to scheduling conflicts, the Ad Hoc Naming Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 will be postponed to a date to be determined. The Lambton Kent District School Board will communicate the new meeting date once it has been finalized.  Updated information about the Ad Hoc Naming Committee meetings will be...
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All LKSSAA games cancelled tonight (Feb. 13) due to inclement weather

February 13, 2019
​The Lambton Kent Secondary School Athletic Association’s (LKSSAA) Executive, in coordination with secondary principals, has decided to cancel all games tonight (Feb. 13) due to weather-related concerns. We understand this will have a direct impact on Boys’ Basketball playoffs, however these games will be rescheduled and future dates will be communicated...
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All school buses running today (Feb. 13) in Zones 1-8

February 13, 2019
​All school buses in Zones 1-8 are running today (Feb. 13). CLASS is experiencing technical difficulties with its transportation website, however updates on bus delays are available on the MySBI app. CLASS is working to resolve the issues with its website. Download the MySBI app for up-to-date school bus information.
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LKDSB cancels Feb. 12 Board Meeting due to inclement weather and road conditions

February 12, 2019
​ The February 12, 2019 Board Meeting of the Lambton Kent District School Board is cancelled due to the forecast of inclement weather continuing throughout the day, which is expected to cause poor road conditions. Please check the LKDSB website for information regarding the next regularly scheduled Board Meeting. The complete...
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UPDATE: All Lambton Kent District School Board locations are closed today

February 12, 2019
​Based on updated information, the Lambton Kent District School Board is closing all locations, including schools, the Chatham and Sarnia Education Centres, and the Adult and Continuing Education Centre in Chatham and Sarnia today (Feb. 12) due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. All daycare facilities located within schools are also closed today.
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UPDATE: Riverview Central School will be open on Friday, Feb. 8

February 07, 2019
​Riverview Central School will be open on Friday, Feb. 8. However, due to water damage from the broken waterline, the gymnasium will be temporarily unavailable.  The school was closed on Thursday, Feb. 7 due to lack of running water. The issue has since been resolved. We appreciated the ongoing support and...
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Riverview Central School closed today (Feb. 7) due to lack of running water

February 07, 2019
​Riverview Central School has been closed today (Feb. 7) due to a lack of running water resulting from a broken waterline. The Lambton Kent District School Board's Facility Services is working to resolve the issue. Buses will run as scheduled today. Parents/guardians are able to pick up their children from the school. Staff...
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​School buses in all zones are cancelled today (Feb. 6) due to poor road conditions

February 06, 2019
School buses in all zones (Zones 1-8) are cancelled today (Feb. 6) due to poor road conditions. All schools will remain open.

Kindergarten registration at the following schools will continue as scheduled from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: Queen Elizabeth II Public School - Chatham
Victor Lauriston Public School
Winston Churchill Public...
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Black History Month

February 01, 2019
​ Black History is annually celebrated during the month of February, but the role of African Canadians in our history and society is embedded in Lambton Kent District School Board curriculum throughout the year. In addition to activities promoted during the month of February, LKDSB students, families and staff members are...
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Travel for Credit - Registration Open

January 29, 2019
​ Registration for the Summer 2019 Civics and Careers opportunity is now open.  Students enrolled in the course earn both 0.5 credits and travel to Ottawa, Montreal and New York City.  The online portion of the course runs for the month of July, with travel July 20 th – 26 th...
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LKDSB and SCCDSB cancel Jan. 29 Board Meetings due to projected inclement weather conditions

January 29, 2019
​ The January 29, 2019 Board Meetings of the Lambton Kent District School Board and St. Clair Catholic District School Board are cancelled due to weather conditions that are forecasted to deteriorate throughout the day. Please check the LKDSB and SCCDSB websites for information regarding the next scheduled meetings. The complete...
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School buses in Zones 1-4 cancelled today (Jan. 29) due to road conditions

January 29, 2019
School buses in Zones 1-4 are cancelled today (Jan. 29) due to poor road conditions. Buses in all other zones are running and all schools will remain open.

Secondary exams at all Sarnia-Lambton secondary schools will be cancelled for the day and the exam schedule will be pushed back one day...
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Memo regarding inclement weather during exams

January 23, 2019
The Lambton Kent District School Board and the St. Clair Catholic District School Board have developed the following plan, which is to be followed in the event of disruptions to the examination schedule, due to inclement weather.   ​ Exams •  In the event that inclement weather forces the cancellation of...
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Travel for Credit – Civics and Careers – Parent Information Meeting today will be held online due to weather

January 23, 2019
​The Travel for Credit – Civics and Careers – Parent Information Meeting scheduled for today (Jan. 23) will be held online. There will no longer be an in-person meeting at the Sarnia Education Centre, however parents and students are invited to join the online Skype session to participate. For the online meeting link,...
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School buses cancelled today (Jan. 23)

January 23, 2019
​​School buses in all zones in Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton are cancelled today due to poor road conditions. All schools will remain open. Visit the CLASS website or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.
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School buses cancelled today (Jan. 21)

January 21, 2019
​School buses in all zones in Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton are cancelled today due to poor road conditions. All schools will remain open. Visit the CLASS website or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.
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Message on behalf of Director Costello to LKDSB students and families

January 10, 2019
​Click on "Read More" to view an important letter to Lambton Kent District School Board students and families. Dear Lambton Kent District School Board Students and Families: I am writing to inform you that a former Lambton Kent District School Board teacher, Melissa Lefebvre, pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation and has...
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LKDSB begins search for new Director of Education

January 09, 2019
The Lambton Kent District School Board is currently seeking a Director of Education for July 2019. The Lambton Kent District School Board provides educational services to more than 21,000 students in 63 elementary and secondary schools with approximately 3,000 staff. The Board serves a large geographic area situated in Southwestern Ontario...