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Updated School and Child Care Screening Tool

December 06, 2022
Parents/Guardians: Please note that the  School and Child Care Screening Tool has been updated to align with recent recommendations from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health. Download the COVID‑19 school and child care screening to use offline and in other languages. Prior to attending school, it is strongly recommended that all students,...

Contract Negotiations Update – December 5, 2022

December 05, 2022
​Education workers represented by Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in Ontario have ratified the central collective agreement with the Ministry of Education and the Ontario Public School Boards' Association. Local collective bargaining between the Lambton Kent District School Board and CUPE Local 1238 is ongoing.
Updates regarding the CUPE contract...

LKDSB Participates in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week November 21-25

November 22, 2022

The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is participating in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week November 21-25, 2022 to help promote safe, welcoming and inclusive learning environments. During this week, students, staff and families are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on student learning and well-being....

Schools open to students Monday, November 21

November 20, 2022
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Today, the Ministry of Education and the trustees' association announced they have reached a tentative provincial agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) schools and facilities, except Brooke Central Public School, will be open to students on Monday,...

Contract Negotiations Update - November 16, 2022 - 3:10 p.m.

November 16, 2022
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1238 will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike involving a full withdrawal of services in Ontario schools, effective Monday, November 21, 2022 unless there is progress...

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

November 16, 2022
​ Trustees for the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) re-elected Randy Campbell as Chair and Janet Barnes was elected as Vice-Chair of the Board during the Annual Organization Board Meeting held on November 15, 2022. Campbell has served as Trustee since 2006 and was elected as Board Chair in 2020-2022....

Update: A. A. Wright Public School, H.W. Burgess Public School and Wallaceburg District Secondary School open to students on Thursday, Nov. 10

November 09, 2022
​Water services have been restored to all Lambton Kent District School Board schools in Wallaceburg; however, Chatham-Kent Public Health advises a boil water advisory has been issued until further notice.
A. A. Wright Public School, H.W. Burgess Public School and Wallaceburg District Secondary School will be open to students on Thursday,...

Important Notice: A.A. Wright Public School, H.W. Burgess Public School and WDSS closed Nov. 9 due to temporary local water line issue

November 09, 2022
​Students at A. A. Wright Public School, H.W. Burgess Public School and Wallaceburg District Secondary School have been dismissed early on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 due to a local water line issue in the Wallaceburg area. Based on the estimated time of restoration and no access to water at the schools,...

Contract Negotiations Update - LKDSB schools open to students Tuesday, November 8

November 07, 2022
​Today, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1238 notified Lambton Kent District School Board its members will report to work as scheduled on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board schools and facilities will be open to students on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. We thank...

LKDSB Recognizes Treaties Recognition Week November 6-12

November 07, 2022
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) commemorates Treaties Recognition Week from November 6-12, joining school boards across the province in promoting education and awareness of treaty rights and relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Treaties Recognition Week is an annual event to recognize the history of treaty rights and why...

Contract Negotiations Update - November 4, 2022 - Labour relations update regarding student learning November 7-11

November 04, 2022
​As of 3:50 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022, the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has not been informed that Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1238 staff intend to report to work on Monday, November 7, 2022. LKDSB believes CUPE 1238 staff are likely to continue to participate...

LKDSB 2021-2022 EQAO results now available

November 04, 2022
​The Lambton Kent District School Board results from the 2021-2022 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessment are now available. To view the results from the Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary and Junior Divisions (Grades 3 and 6), the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics and the Ontario Secondary School...

Contract Negotiations Update - November 3, 2022 - All LKDSB schools closed to students on Friday, November 4

November 03, 2022
​Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) was notified that members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1238 would join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike involving a full withdrawal of services in Ontario schools, effective Friday, November 4, 2022. On Monday, October 31, the Government...

Contract Negotiations Update – October 31, 2022 4:45 p.m.

October 31, 2022
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1238 will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike involving a full withdrawal of services in Ontario schools, effective Friday, November 4, 2022 unless there is progress...

Contract Negotiations Update – October 30, 2022 - 12:50 p.m.

October 30, 2022
​Today, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario announced that in the absence of a negotiated settlement, its members will begin a full withdrawal of services (strike action) in Ontario schools beginning Friday, November 4, 2022 unless there is progress at the central bargaining table. Lambton Kent District School Board...

Government of Ontario Catch Up Payments

October 27, 2022
​ Parents/Guardians: Learn more about the Government of Ontario's Catch Up Payments to support student learning. This one-time funding can be used to support student needs, such as tutoring services, supplies and equipment. ​

LKDSB releases 2021 School Climate Survey Results

October 26, 2022

The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has released results from the “Every Voice Counts" School Climate Survey conducted October 12-29, 2021. The survey gathered input from students in Grades 4-12, staff and parents/guardians to assist with planning programs and decision-making related to supporting safe and inclusive school environments....

Reminder re: Inclement Weather-related Bus Cancellations for Secondary Schools

October 20, 2022
​ Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
During the school year, there may be times when school buses are cancelled in particular zones or system-wide due to inclement weather. During the 2022-2023 school year, in the event school bus transportation is cancelled in the bus zone where the school is located (see chart below)...

CLASS Celebrates National School Bus Safety Week and Driver Appreciation Day

October 12, 2022
​Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS) is encouraging parents, students, school staff and motorists to recognize the importance of school bus safety within our communities. In addition, CLASS is urging children and parents to say a special ‘thank you’ to the many dedicated bus drivers, who ensure students arrive safely at...

LKDSB recognizes staff and volunteers on October 5

October 03, 2022

The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) celebrates those who dedicate their time and efforts to support students during Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Day on Wednesday, October 5.

The LKDSB is very proud of its staff and is aware of the important role they play in the development of...

Important Safe Schools reminders for the 2022-2023 school year

September 30, 2022
The Lambton Kent District School Board is committed to providing safe and caring learning environments for our students. We encourage students to speak with parents and guardians about personal safety strategies and safe interactions with strangers. Should students have any concerns throughout the year, please speak with a caring adult at home...

​LKDSB Invites Community Organizations/Associations to Apply to Serve on the Special Education Advisory Committee

September 21, 2022
On behalf of the Trustees of the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB), community organizations/associations are invited to submit a letter of application nominating an individual (and one alternate) to serve on the Special Education Advisory Committee​ (SEAC) for a four-year period, beginning February 2022.
SEAC is a statutory committee of...

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

September 19, 2022

​Beginning 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 Metis survivors and their families and communities, and ensure public commemoration of their history and the legacy of residential schools....

Errol Village Public School students return to in-person learning Monday, September 12, 2022

September 09, 2022
Errol Village Public School students will return to in-person learning on Monday, September 12.  Students had transitioned to a brief period of remote learning due to an unexpected disruption which affected access to bathrooms and water. All facilities at the school are now operational, and staff are happy to welcome students back...

Important Notice: Errol Village Public School will be closed to students Friday, Sept. 9

September 08, 2022
​Errol Village Public School will be closed to students Friday, Sept. 9 and students will transition to remote learning for the day. Students will receive instructions about their transition to remote, teacher-led virtual learning as per their typical means of communication.
If parents/guardians have a specific question about their child, please contact the...

Fair Notice Communication Regarding Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol

September 06, 2022
​ 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...

Welcome back for the 2022-2023 school year

August 25, 2022
Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is excited to welcome students and families back to school in September for the 2022-2023 school year. The first day of school is on Tuesday, September 6 for students in Grades 1-12. The health, safety and well-being of students and staff are top priorities for...

Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS) together with local school bus operators are hosting the annual “FIRST TIME RIDER” Orientation Day

August 17, 2022
School Bus Safety program for students from the Lambton Kent District School Board & St. Clair Catholic District School Board to be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022

As another school year begins, CLASS and the local school bus operators are preparing parents and first-time riders from JK – Grade...

Join us for free LKDSB Summer Engagement Camp July-August 2022

July 14, 2022
​ Dear Parents and Guardians, Join us for free drop-in summer camps offered by the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) for students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 at a school in your area. The recreation camp is held throughout July and August at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at various...