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

May 15, 2023

‚ÄčOn May 17, 2023, 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 LGBTQ+ peo‚Äč‚Äčple.  Everyone has a right to an education free from discrimination and...

LKDSB recognizes Asian Heritage Month and Jewish Heritage Month in May

May 11, 2023
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) recognizes Asian Heritage Month and Jewish Heritage Month in May, which is an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the history and ongoing contributions of Canadians of Asian descent and Canadians of Jewish heritage and culture to support ing the growth and prosperity of...

LKDSB’s Parent Involvement Committee hosting virtual event on “The Truth About Teens

May 04, 2023
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 “The Truth About Teens" on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at...

Celebrating the Coronation of His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen Consort

May 03, 2023
‚Äč The following message is shared on behalf of Minister of Education Stephen Lecce.
As previously announced by Premier Doug Ford, Ontario will celebrate the upcoming coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty the Queen. This will mark the first coronation of a Canadian Head of State...

LKDSB April 28 Elementary Equity PD Day - Workshops

May 01, 2023
‚ÄčThrough the recent release of the LKDSB Voluntary Student Demographic Census Report and the LKDSB Staff Census Report, and as the Board engages in an upcoming Equity Audit, the LKDSB is aware of the need to provide professional development opportunities for staff to better understand Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. On April...

LKDSB Celebrates Education Week May 1-5

May 01, 2023
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Education Week 2023 We invite you to visit our schools as they celebrate Education Week May 1-5, 2023. 

Education Week Message from Director John Howitt  The Ministry of Education has declared the week of May 1-5, 2023 as Education Week across Ontario. The Lambton Kent District School Board's...

LKDSB releases ‚ÄėCount Me In LKDSB‚Äô Staff Census results

April 26, 2023
The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has released the results from the Count Me In LKDSB Staff Census, which was conducted November 18-December 12, 2022. The voluntary, anonymous and confidential Staff Census was conducted by a third-party consultant, Turner Consulting Group, and is intended to gather demographic information about the...

LKDSB to host Employee Retirement Recognition and 25-Year Service Ceremonies

April 14, 2023

‚ÄčLKDSB to host Employee Retirement Recognition and 25-Year Service Ceremonies
The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) will be honouring the outstanding achievements and significant contributions made by staff members and retirees during the Employee Retirement Recognition and 25 Years of Service Recognition Ceremonies, to be held April 17 and...

LKDSB’s Parent Involvement Committee to host virtual event series on parenting and mental health

April 05, 2023
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board's (LKDSB) Parent Involvement Committee is hosting a monthly virtual event series April to June for parents/guardians and community members featuring Ann Douglas, author of Happy Parents, Happy Kids and Parenting Through the Storm . The keynote addresses will explore parenting challenges and solutions to embrace...

Website Service Disruption Notice ‚Äď Wednesday, April 5, 2023

April 04, 2023
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board public website will be temporarily unavailable on Wednesday, April 5 at 8 p.m. for approximately one hour due to a service update.

LKDSB releases ‚ÄėCount Me In LKDSB‚Äô Student Demographic Data Census results

March 29, 2023

The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has released the results from the Count Me In LKDSB Demographic Data Student Census for elementary and secondary students, which was conducted March 1-April 8, 2022. The LKDSB conducted the Count Me In LKDSB Student Census to collect information to better understand its...

Update Regarding LKDSB Virtual Learning Programming

March 22, 2023
The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has confirmed it will offer the virtual learning option for elementary and secondary programming for the 2023-2024 school year. No further action is required if your child will be attending in-person learning for the 2023-2024 school year or if parents/guardians have already registered for...

School buses in Zones 1-4 cancelled today (March 3) due to inclement weather forecast

March 03, 2023
‚ÄčSchool buses in Zones 1-4 are cancelled today (Friday, March 3) due to the inclement weather forecast. School buses in all other zones are running as normal. All elementary schools are open to students. Reminder: If buses are cancelled for the bus zone in which the school is located, all LKDSB...

Important Notice: Indian Creek Road Public School closed Feb. 23 due to temporary power outages

February 23, 2023
‚ÄčStudents at Indian Creek Road Public School have been dismissed early on Thursday, February 23, 2023 based on a concern for ongoing and potential future power outages in the area. Based on the current information, Lambton Kent District School Board has decided to close the school to students for the day...

Important Notice: Tilbury Area Public School closed Feb. 23 due to temporary power outage

February 23, 2023
‚ÄčStudents at Tilbury Area Public School have been dismissed early on Thursday, February 23, 2023 due to a power outage in the area. Due to the power outage and the estimated time of restoration, Lambton Kent District School Board has decided to close the school to students for the day on...

Important Notice: Harwich-Raleigh Public School, Merlin Area Public School, W.J. Baird Public School, Wheatley Area Public School and BDHS closed Feb. 23 due to temporary power outage

February 23, 2023
‚ÄčDue to the power outages in the area and the estimated time of restoration, Lambton Kent District School Board has decided to close Harwich-Raleigh Public School, Merlin Area Public School, W.J. Baird Public School, Wheatley Area Public School and Blenheim District High School to students for the day on Thursday, February...

All school buses cancelled Feb. 23; Harwich-Raleigh Public School, Merlin Area Public School, W.J. Baird Public School, Wheatley Area Public School and BDHS closed to students Feb. 23

February 23, 2023
‚ÄčSchool buses in all zones are cancelled today (Thursday, February 23) due to the inclement weather conditions. ‚Äč
Due to power outages in the area and the estimated time of restoration, Harwich-Raleigh Public School, Merlin Area Public School, W.J. Baird Public School and Wheatley Area Public School will be closed to...

School buses in all zones cancelled Wednesday, February 22

February 22, 2023
‚ÄčSchool buses in all zones are cancelled today (Wednesday, February 22) due to the inclement weather forecast. All elementary schools are open to students.
All Lambton Kent District School Board secondary students, regardless of whether they ride a bus to school or not, will engage in one-day remote, teacher-led virtual...

Important Notice: Aberarder Central School closed Feb. 17 due to temporary power outage

February 17, 2023
‚ÄčStudents at Aberarder Central School have been dismissed early on Friday, February 17, 2023 due to a power outage in the area. Due to the power outage and the estimated time of restoration, Lambton Kent District School Board has decided to close the school to students for the day on Friday,...

School buses in Zones 1-4 are cancelled today (Feb. 17) due to inclement weather

February 17, 2023
‚ÄčSchool buses in Zones 1-4 are cancelled today (Friday, February 17) due to inclement weather and road conditions. School buses in all other zones are running as normal.
All elementary schools are open to students.
Reminder: If buses are cancelled for the bus zone in which the school is located, all...

LKDSB celebrates ‚ÄúBlack Innovation‚ÄĚ during Black History Month in February

February 02, 2023
This month Black History and African Heritage is being celebrated in the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB). In recognition of Black History/African Heritage during the month of February, the LKDSB is committed to recognizing the historically erased role of Black Canadians in our history and society. The focus this year...

LKDSB Employee Retirement Recognition & 25-Year Service Ceremonies

January 31, 2023
‚Äč The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) will be honouring the outstanding achievements and significant contributions made by staff members and retirees during the Employee Retirement Recognition and 25 Years of Service Recognition Ceremonies, to be held April 17 and 18, 2023.   The ceremony had been paused the previous...

School buses in all zones cancelled today (Jan. 25)

January 25, 2023
School buses in all zones are cancelled today (Wednesday, January 25, 2023) due to the inclement weather forecast. All elementary schools are open to students. All Lambton Kent District School Board secondary students, regardless of whether they ride a bus to school or not, will engage in one-day remote, teacher-led virtual...

School buses in Zones 5-7 cancelled Jan. 12 morning only

January 12, 2023
‚ÄčSchool buses in Zones 5-7 are cancelled this morning (Thursday, January 12) due to fog conditions. School buses in all other zones are running as normal. School buses in Zones 5-7 will run in the afternoon as scheduled.
All elementary and secondary schools are open to students. 

All LKDSB schools and facilities closed Friday, Dec. 23 due to inclement weather and road conditions

December 22, 2022
Based on the most recent information from Environment Canada regarding ongoing weather conditions and anticipated road conditions throughout the day, the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is closing all schools and LKDSB facilities, including the Chatham and Sarnia Education Centres on Friday, December 23, 2022 to ensure the safety of...

Minister of Education holiday message to students and families

December 22, 2022
‚Äč Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has issued a holiday video message to students and families. Watch the video message.

Message to parents/guardians re: Winter weather preparations

December 22, 2022
‚ÄčDear parents/guardians, Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement alerting residents in areas of Ontario, including Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton, of a significant winter storm expected to begin Thursday and continue through the weekend. We hope we will not need to implement inclement weather procedures; however, based on the Environment Canada...

UPDATE: Power restored at North Lambton Secondary School

December 20, 2022
Electricity has been restored at North Lambton Secondary School. Earlier today (Dec. 20), the school experienced a temporary power outage.

Service Disruption Notice: Power outage at North Lambton Secondary School (December 20, 2022)

December 20, 2022
‚ÄčThere is currently a temporary power outage at North Lambton Secondary School (Tuesday, December 20, 2022), but the school remains open. As such, phone and Internet services are currently unavailable. In the case of an emergency, please contact the Lambton Kent District School Board at 519-336-1500. Local service providers are currently...

UPDATE: Power restored at Brooke Central Public School site

December 15, 2022
‚ÄčElectricity has been restored at Brooke Central Public School site.
Earlier today (Dec. 15), the school experienced a temporary power outage.

UPDATE: Electricity has been restored at Plympton-Wyoming Public School

December 15, 2022
Electricity has been restored at Plympton-Wyoming Public School. Earlier today (Dec. 15), the school experienced a temporary power outage.‚Äč

Service Disruption Notice: Power outage at Brooke Central Public School (December 15, 2022)

December 15, 2022
‚ÄčThere is currently a temporary power outage at Brooke Central Public School (Thursday, December 15, 2022), but the school remains open to students in Grades 6-8 attending the Brooke Central Public School site. Phone and Internet services are currently unavailable. In the case of an emergency, please contact the Lambton Kent...

Service Disruption Notice: Power outage at Plympton-Wyoming Public School (December 15, 2022)

December 15, 2022
There is currently a temporary power outage at Plympton-Wyoming Public School (Thursday, December 15, 2022), but the school remains open. As such, phone and Internet services are currently unavailable. In the case of an emergency, please contact the Lambton Kent District School Board at 519-336-1500. Local service providers are currently working...

‚ÄčSchool buses in Zones 1-4 are cancelled today (Dec. 15) due to inclement weather

December 15, 2022
‚ÄčSchool buses in Zones 1-4 are cancelled today (Thursday, December 15) due to inclement weather and road conditions. School buses in all other zones are running as normal. All elementary schools are open to students.
Reminder: If buses are cancelled for the bus zone in which the school is located, all...

LKDSB Presents Pupil Accommodation Report 2022/2023 to Trustees

December 14, 2022
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Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) Senior Administration presented the Pupil Accommodation Report 2022/2023 to Trustees at the December 13, 2022 Board Meeting. In compliance with the LKDSB's regulation and Ontario Ministry of Education directions, Senior Administration presented the report, which includes the LKDSB's current and future enrolment demographics,...

Update: Brooke Central Public School site open to Grades 6-8 students on Tuesday, Dec. 13

December 13, 2022
‚ÄčBrooke Central Public School site will be open to Grades 6-8 students (Grades 6-8 English Program and Grades 7-8 French Immersion) for in-person learning on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.
Grade 6-8 students were dismissed early on Monday, December 12 due to a municipal water line issue. The unexpected temporary service disruption...

Important Notice to parents/guardians of Grades 6-8 at the Brooke Central Public School site only ‚Äď School site closed Dec. 12 due to temporary local water line issue

December 12, 2022
Grade 6-8 students attending the Brooke Central Public School site have been dismissed early on Monday, December 12, 2022 due to a local water line issue. Following discussions with the Municipality and Lambton Public Health and based on the estimated time of restoration and no access to water at the school,...

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‚ÄĎ19 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 ‚Äď December 5, 2022

December 05, 2022
‚ÄčEducation 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
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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
‚ÄčDear 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
‚ÄčThe 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
‚Äč 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
‚ÄčWater 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
‚ÄčStudents 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
‚ÄčToday, 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
‚ÄčThe 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
‚ÄčAs 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
‚ÄčThe 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
‚ÄčLambton 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 ‚Äď October 31, 2022 4:45 p.m.

October 31, 2022
‚ÄčThe 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 ‚Äď October 30, 2022 - 12:50 p.m.

October 30, 2022
‚ÄčToday, 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
‚Äč 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. ‚Äč

LKDSB releases 2021 School Climate Survey Results

October 26, 2022
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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
‚Äč 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
‚ÄčChatham-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 ‚Äėthank you‚Äô 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...

‚ÄčLKDSB 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‚Äč (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

‚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 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
‚ÄčErrol 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
‚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...

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 ‚ÄúFIRST TIME RIDER‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äď Grade...

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

July 14, 2022
‚Äč 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...