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COVID-19 Update - March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
Today, the Ontario Minister of Education announced that schools will remain closed to students until May 4, 2020, due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak. As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) schools will remain closed to students until May 4.
The province's announcement may be found...

COVID-19 Update - March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
We hope that you and your family are well and staying connected through these unprecedented times. We understand that many families are facing unique challenges and we remain committed to support success and well-being of our students.
As you are aware, the Ontario Ministry of Education has closed schools...

COVID-19 Update - March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
Today marks the first day of the school closures following the March Break. We understand that this is an unprecedented time and appreciate your support as we work through this process together.
As we all work together to flatten the curve and practice social distancing, we recognize that this...

Letter to parents/guardians from Minister of Education

March 23, 2020
​ Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has issued a letter to parents/guardians.  Read the letter here - English version/French version.

Contract Negotiations Update – March 21, 2020 11:30 a.m.

March 21, 2020
​On Friday, March 20, the Ministry of Education and the trustees' association announced they have reached a tentative provincial agreement with the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO).
We are pleased a tentative provincial collective agreement has been reached and appreciate the patience and support of families throughout this process.
Contract...

COVID-19 Update - March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020
​This is a reminder that all schools and board offices under the jurisdiction of the Lambton Kent District School Board are closed from March 23 to April 5, 2020.  As you are aware, the Ontario Minister of Education ordered all Ontario schools to be closed from March 14 to April 5,...

Important message to parents/guardians: LKDSB schools closed March 14-April 5, 2020

March 13, 2020
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
As you are likely aware, the Ontario Minister of Education has ordered that all Ontario schools remain closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. This closure extends from the recommendation from the Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health and...

Important message to LKDSB parents/guardians and community

March 12, 2020
​The Lambton Kent District School Board is aware that the Ontario Minister of Education has ordered that all Ontario schools remain closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19.
The LKDSB is in the process of gathering further information and will provide...

COVID-19 Update - March 11, 2020 4:20 p.m.

March 11, 2020
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is aware the World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic. As with all health-related matters, the LKDSB takes direction from the local and provincial Medical Officers of Health, the Public Health Agency of Canada and our Pandemic Influenza Protocol/Plan.
The...

Message to LKDSB parents/guardians re: COVID-19

March 11, 2020
​ I am writing today to provide you with an update about the novel coronavirus – COVID-19. Please be assured that student and staff safety are a top priority for the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB). The LKDSB has been closely monitoring information from local and provincial Medical Officers of...

Contract Negotiations Update – March 6, 2020 3:45 p.m.

March 06, 2020
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that effective Monday, March 9, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will escalate the legal strike action, involving a partial withdrawal of services, unless a settlement is reached prior to this date.
The LKDSB is working with OSSTF...

Buses in Zone 1 cancelled today (Feb. 28)

February 28, 2020
​​​School buses in Zone 1 are cancelled today (Friday, Feb. 28) due to road conditions. Buses in all other zones are operating as normal. All Lambton Kent District School Board schools are open.
Visit the CLASS website​ or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.

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Buses in all zones cancelled today (Feb. 27)

February 27, 2020
​​School buses in all zones are cancelled today (Thursday, Feb. 27) due to road conditions. All Lambton Kent District School Board schools are open.
Visit the CLASS website​ or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.

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Contract Negotiations Update – February 25, 2020 2:10 p.m.

February 25, 2020
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that effective Wednesday, February 26, members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will escalate the legal strike action, involving a partial withdrawal of services, unless a settlement is reached prior to this date.
At this time, ETFO members will...

Contract Negotiations Update – February 21, 2020 3:20 p.m.

February 21, 2020
​Reminder: All Lambton Kent District School Board ​elementary and secondary schools and programs are OPEN to students on Monday, February 24, 2020. Please visit the Lambton Kent District School Board website for up-to-date information regarding labour relations: www.lkdsb.net

Contract Negotiations Update – February 21, 2020 3 p.m.

February 21, 2020
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is aware that at other school board locations across the province, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will participate in a legal strike, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Friday, February 28, 2020, unless a settlement is reached prior...

Contract Negotiations Update – February 21, 2020 6 a.m.

February 21, 2020
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) have confirmed their members will join colleagues across the province in a one-day legal strike action (full withdrawal of services) on Friday, February 21, 2020.
As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board elementary and secondary schools and programs...

Contract Negotiations Update – February 20, 2020 9:15 a.m.

February 20, 2020
​As a reminder, if provincial settlements are not reached, members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will join colleagues across the province in a one-day legal strike (full withdrawal of services) on Friday, February 21, 2020.
A full strike would mean...

Important letter to LKDSB parents/guardians

February 18, 2020
​Dear Lambton Kent District School Board Students and Families:
I am writing to inform you that a former Lambton Kent District School Board teacher, Barb Organ, pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation and has been sentenced to 75 days of incarceration and 18 months of probation.
This teacher has not been in...

School buses in Zone 1 cancelled today (Feb. 14)

February 14, 2020
​​​School buses in Zone 1 are cancelled today (Friday, Feb. 14) due to weather and road conditions. Buses in all other zones are running as normal. All schools will remain open. Visit the CLASS website or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.

Lambton Kent District School Board and CUPE Local 1238 reach a tentative agreement

February 13, 2020
​ On February 12, 2020, the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1238 reached a tentative agreement. The agreement is subject to ratification by both parties. Details will be available following ratification.
In LKDSB schools and across the system, CUPE represents education...

Contract Negotiations Update – February 13, 2020 1 p.m.

February 13, 2020
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will join colleagues across the province in a one-day legal strike (full withdrawal of services) on Friday, February 21, 2020, unless a settlement...

Contract Negotiations Update – February 11, 2020 9 a.m.

February 11, 2020
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is aware that at other school board locations across the province, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will participate in a legal strike, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Thursday, February 13, 2020, unless a settlement is reached prior...

Contract Negotiations Update – February 11, 2020 6 a.m.

February 11, 2020
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has confirmed its members will join colleagues across the province in a one-day legal strike action (full withdrawal of services) on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board elementary schools and programs are CLOSED to elementary students on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. All...

Kindergarten registration is as easy as 1, 2, 3

February 10, 2020

​ The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) invites families in Chatham-Kent and Sarnia- Lambton to visit their local public school during the month of February to register their child for Kindergarten. Children ages four or five years old by December 31, 2020 are eligible to register to start school...

Contract Negotiations Update – February 10, 2020 6 a.m.

February 10, 2020
​The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has confirmed its members will join colleagues throughout the province in a one-day legal strike action (full withdrawal of services) on Monday, February 10, 2020.
As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board elementary schools and programs are CLOSED to elementary students on Monday, February 10, 2020. Additionally,...

Contract Negotiations Update – February 7, 2020 1 p.m.

February 07, 2020
​As a reminder, if a provincial settlement is not reached, members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), who are in a legal strike position, will engage in one-day legal strike actions (full withdrawal of services) on Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
Student safety is the top...

Contract Negotiations Update – February 6, 2020 6 a.m.

February 06, 2020
​The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has confirmed its members will join colleagues throughout the province in a one-day legal strike action (full withdrawal of services) on Thursday, February 6, 2020.
As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board elementary schools and programs are CLOSED to elementary students on Thursday, February 6. Elementary schools will...

Contract Negotiations Update – February 5, 2020 4:15 p.m.

February 05, 2020
​ In addition to the previously announced dates, the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will engage in one-day legal strike actions (full withdrawal of services) on Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11, 2020, unless a provincial settlement is reached prior to...

Contract Negotiations Update – February 4, 2020 6 a.m.

February 04, 2020
​The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) have confirmed their members will join colleagues throughout the province in one-day legal strike actions (full withdrawal of services) on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board elementary and secondary schools or programs are CLOSED...

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus Update

February 03, 2020
​As you are likely aware, Ontario has identified confirmed cases of the Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Students, parents and school communities should rest assured that the province is working together in close cooperation with its partners in both the education and health care sectors to ensure the continued safety and well-being...

Contract Negotiations Update – February 3, 2020 11 a.m.

February 03, 2020
​As a reminder, if a provincial settlement is not reached, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF), who are in a legal strike position, will engage in one-day strike (full withdrawal of services) on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. A full strike would mean secondary teachers would not report to...

Contract Negotiations Update – February 3, 2020 8:30 a.m.

February 03, 2020
​As a reminder, if a provincial settlement is not reached, members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), who are in a legal strike position, will engage in one-day strike actions (full withdrawal of services) on Tuesday, February 4 and Thursday, February 6, 2020.
A full strike would mean elementary...

Information for parents/guardians regarding child care

January 31, 2020
​Parents/guardians: For information regarding child care services in the Lambton Kent District School Board area, please visit CLASS Shared School Services' website at https://cklass.ca/services/child-care/
Please contact your individual child care operator for up-to-date information regarding child care services throughout the school year. For additional information about child care, including support for...

Contract Negotiations Update – January 30, 2020 4:30 p.m.

January 30, 2020
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will join colleagues throughout the province in a one-day legal strike (full withdrawal of services) on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, unless a settlement is reached prior to this date.
Student safety...

Contract Negotiations Update – January 30, 2020 6 a.m.

January 30, 2020
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has confirmed its members will join colleagues throughout the province in a one-day legal strike (full withdrawal of services) on Thursday, January 30, 2020.​
As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board elementary schools and programs are CLOSED to elementary students on Thursday, January 30. As Friday, January 31...

February 4 LKSSAA activities cancelled

January 29, 2020
​In anticipation of the potential legal strike action by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) on Tuesday, February 4, all Lambton Kent Secondary School Athletic Association (LKSSAA) student athletic activities scheduled on Tuesday, February 4 have been cancelled and will be rescheduled. Schools will communicate information to students and parents/guardians about the rescheduled...

Contract Negotiations Update – January 28, 2020 4 p.m.

January 28, 2020
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) was notified that members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), who are in a legal strike position, will engage in one-day strike actions (full withdrawal of services) on Tuesday, February 4 and Thursday, February 6, 2020, unless a settlement is reached prior...

Information About Coronavirus

January 27, 2020
​ January 27, 2020 Dear school community members: Re: Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) As you will likely know, on January 25, 2020, Ontario identified its first presumptive confirmed case for the Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Today, January 27, 2020, Ontario has confirmed that the wife of the first case has tested...

Contract Negotiations Update – January 25, 2020 1 p.m.

January 25, 2020
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) was notified today (Saturday, January 25) that members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), who are in a legal strike position, will engage in a one-day strike (full withdrawal of services) on Thursday, January 30, 2020, unless a settlement is reached prior...

Message to Parents/Guardians re: Kindergarten Communication of Learning and Term 1 Report Cards – January 22, 2020

January 22, 2020
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
Due to ongoing provincial contract negotiations and legal strike action involving the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), Kindergarten Communication of Learning and Term 1 report cards (Grades 1-8) will not be issued for elementary students. The absence of a Kindergarten Communication of Learning or Term 1 report card...

Contract Negotiations Update – January 20, 2020 5 p.m.

January 20, 2020
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is aware that at other school board locations across the province, members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will participate in legal strike actions, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Thursday, January 23 and Friday, January 24, 2020, unless a settlement...

Buses in Zones 1 and 4 cancelled today (Jan. 20)

January 20, 2020
​Buses in Zones 1 and 4 are cancelled today (Monday, Jan. 20) due to road and weather conditions. All Lambton Kent District School Board schools are open.
Visit the CLASS website or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.
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Contract Negotiations Update – January 17, 2020 9:15 a.m.

January 17, 2020
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is aware that at other school board locations across the province, members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will participate in a legal strike action, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, unless a settlement is reached prior to...

Contract Negotiations Update – January 16, 2020 8:50 a.m.

January 16, 2020
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is aware that at other school board locations across the province, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will participate in a legal strike, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, unless a settlement is reached prior...

​ Contract Negotiations Update – January 16, 2020 8:45 a.m. UPDATED

January 16, 2020
The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is aware that at other school board locations across the province, members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will participate in legal strike actions, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Monday, January 20 and Tuesday, January 21, 2020, unless a settlement is reached...

Contract Negotiations Update – January 13, 2020 7:00 a.m.

January 13, 2020
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is aware that at other school board locations across the province, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will participate in a legal strike, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, unless a settlement is reached prior...

Contract Negotiations Update – January 10, 2020 1:25 p.m.

January 10, 2020
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that on Monday, January 13, 2020, members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will escalate the legal strike action, involving a partial withdrawal of services, to include field trips and extracurricular activities scheduled outside the regular school day, unless...

Message to Parents/Guardians re: EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics

January 09, 2020
​On January 8, the Minister of Education published an announcement regarding the January administration of the EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics. LKDSB Grade 9 students in applied and academic math courses in semester 1 will not participate in the EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics this January. 
As you may...

Contract Negotiations Update – January 6, 2020 1:15 p.m.

January 06, 2020
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is aware that at other school board locations across the province, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will participate in a legal strike, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, unless a settlement is reached prior...

Contract Negotiations Update – December 18, 2019 3:10 p.m.

December 18, 2019
​Reminder: All secondary schools and programs are open to students on Thursday, December 19, 2019. Please continue to visit the LKDSB website regularly for update-to-date information regarding contract negotiations: www.lkdsb.net

Contract Negotiations Update – December 18, 2019 6 a.m.

December 18, 2019
​The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) has confirmed its members will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, involving a one-day, full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.
As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board secondary schools or any programs currently under the supervision...

Important letter to parents/guardians regarding labour relations

December 17, 2019
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, unless a settlement is reached prior to this...

Contract Negotiations Update – December 13, 2019 3:20 p.m.

December 13, 2019
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, involving a one-day, full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, unless a settlement is reached prior to this...

Service Disruption Notice - Chatham and Sarnia Education Centres

December 10, 2019
​The Chatham Education Centre will be closed to the public December 23, 2019-January 3, 2020, due to construction in the front lobby. The Chatham Education Centre will reopen to the public on Monday, January 6, 2020.
The Sarnia Education Centre will be closed for the holidays December 24, 2019-January 1, 2020....

Contract Negotiations Update – December 9, 2019 6 p.m.

December 09, 2019
​ The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will join their colleagues across the province in phase two of a legal strike, involving a partial withdrawal of services, unless a settlement is reached...

Contract Negotiations Update – December 6, 2019 3:10 p.m.

December 06, 2019
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is aware that at other school board locations across the province, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will participate in a legal strike, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, unless a settlement is reached prior...

Ministry of Education announces $2.1 million to increase child care spaces at Indian Creek Road Public School

December 06, 2019
​ MPP Chatham-Kent-Leamington Rick Nicholls, on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Education, announced a $2.1 million investment in the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) today to support a child care addition at Indian Creek Road Public School. The provincial government funding will support 49 new child care spaces and...

Contract Negotiations Update – December 4, 2019 3 p.m.

December 04, 2019
​Reminder: All secondary schools and programs are open to students on Thursday, December 5, 2019.
Please continue to visit the LKDSB website regularly for update-to-date information regarding contract negotiations: www.lkdsb.net

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Bryce, Campbell to continue leadership of LKDSB Board of Trustees

December 04, 2019
​​ (Photo: Performance by the Sir John Moore Community School Choir at the board meeting.)
​Trustees for the Lambton Kent District School Board re-elected Jane Bryce as Chair and Randy Campbell as Vice-Chair of the Board during the Annual Organizational Meeting held on December 3, 2019.

Bryce has served as...

Contract Negotiations Update – December 4, 2019 12:30 a.m.

December 04, 2019
​The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) has confirmed its members will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, involving a one-day, full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board secondary schools or any programs currently under the supervision...

Contract Negotiations Update – December 3, 2019 9 p.m.

December 03, 2019
​Contract negotiations between the Ministry of Education, the Ontario Public School Boards' Association and Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) are ongoing and the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is hopeful a fair agreement can be reached, and the full, one-day strike action on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 will be...

Contract Negotiations Update – November 29, 2019 2:10 p.m.

November 29, 2019
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, involving a one-day, full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, unless a settlement is reached prior to this...

Contract Negotiations Update – November 28, 2019 6:15 p.m.

November 28, 2019
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, unless a settlement is reached prior to this...

Contract Negotiations Update – November 22, 2019 11:30 a.m.

November 22, 2019
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, involving a partial withdrawal of services, effective Tuesday, November 26, 2019, unless a settlement is reached prior to this date....

Buses in all zones cancelled this morning (Nov. 19) due to fog

November 19, 2019
​School buses in all zones are cancelled this morning (Tuesday, Nov. 19) due to fog conditions, but will run as normal this afternoon. All schools are open.
Visit the CLASS website or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.


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Contract Negotiations Update – November 15, 2019 2:45 p.m.

November 15, 2019
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, involving a partial withdrawal of services, effective Tuesday, November 26, 2019, unless a settlement is reached prior to this date....

Important update for Chatham-Kent parents/guardians re: changes to school-based rehabilitation services

November 15, 2019
​Beginning January 6, 2020, the Children's Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent will be providing direct support to students for occupational therapy, physiotherapy and some speech/language therapy services. There will be no changes to eligibility for services; however, some students may have a new therapist in January 2020.
Click here for more information: ...

LKDSB Raising Awareness about Bullying Nov. 18-22

November 15, 2019


The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is participating in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week from November 18-22, 2019 to help promote safe, welcoming and inclusive learning and work environments. During this week, students, staff and parents/guardians are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on student...

​School buses cancelled today (Nov. 12)

November 12, 2019
​School buses in all zones in Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton are cancelled today (Nov. 12) due to road and weather conditions. All schools will remain open.
Visit the CLASS website or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.

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Message to parents/guardians regarding drinking water testing

November 11, 2019
​The health and safety of our students, staff and visitors to our buildings is a top priority for the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB). The LKDSB is committed to ensuring its facilities are compliant with Ministry regulations regarding drinking water testing. Any areas of concern are addressed in accordance with...

LKDSB Commemorates Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 4-8

November 01, 2019
  The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) commemorates Treaties Recognition Week on November 4-8, joining school boards across the province in promoting education and awareness about treaty rights and treaty relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Ontario. This year, the LKDSB will be focused on increasing awareness and understanding...

LKDSB hosts groundbreaking ceremony for renovation and expansion at Chatham Kent Secondary School

November 01, 2019
 
Architectural rendering of Chatham Kent Secondary School front facade by Architecttura Inc. ​
Chatham-Kent-Leamington MPP Rick Nicholls and representatives from the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of the $3.56 million renovation and expansion at Chatham Kent Secondary School. 
The...

Donation creates a unique partnership for Winston Churchill Public School and St. Clair College ECE Program students

October 30, 2019

A $20,000 donation by the Municipality of Chatham-Kent has allowed St. Clair College and the Lambton Kent District School Board to create a unique partnership involving students in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program and Kindergarten students at Winston Churchill Public School. A classroom was donated by the school...

St. Clair Catholic and Lambton Kent District School Boards to share $64,000 from Noelle's Gift

October 24, 2019
     
The Noelle's Gift foundation has donated a total of $64,000 to the St. Clair Catholic and Lambton Kent district school boards to support students and families in need for the 2019-2020 school year.
“Once again this year, we are so very grateful to the Noelle's Gift Foundation...

LKDSB Presents Pupil Accommodation Report 2019/2020 to Trustees

October 23, 2019
​ Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) Senior Administration presented the Pupil Accommodation Report 2019/2020 to Trustees at the October 22, 2019 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, financial...

Standing Bear, Indigenous Youth Leadership Program, Launches Online Portal to Support Journey of Self Discovery

October 22, 2019

Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO) announced the launch of their new online portal for the Standing Bear Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (Standing Bear), on Tuesday at Wallaceburg District Secondary School, in front of an audience of First Nations students, community elders, and educators. Standing Bear is a leadership program...

Join CLASS in Celebrating National School Bus Safety Week October 21-25, 2019

October 22, 2019
​ Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS) encourages parents, students, school staff and motorists to recognize the importance of school bus safety within our communities.
School Bus Driver Appreciation Day, which is also a nationally recognized observance, on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  CLASS encourages children and parents to say a special...

LKDSB students cast their vote for next Prime Minister

October 18, 2019
​ More than 80 per cent of Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) schools participated in National Student Vote Week, October 15-18, 2019. In advance of the federal election, students at 53 LKDSB schools cast an estimated 7,354 ballots to voice their opinion on who should be the next Prime Minister...

School Climate Survey results now available

October 08, 2019
​ The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has released board-wide and individual school results from the School Climate Survey conducted April 1-12, 2019. 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.
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Share your feedback on the LKDSB's Special Education Plan

October 07, 2019
​In accordance with Regulation 464/97 made under the Education Act, the Lambton Kent District School Board (with support of the Special Education Advisory Committee) annually reviews the Board's Special Education Plan.  In developing and modifying its Special Education Plan, the LKDSB must take into consideration feedback from members of the community,...

Contract Negotiations Update – October 6, 2019 (9:20 p.m.)

October 06, 2019
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 will be open to students on Monday, October 7, 2019. We thank you for...

LKDSB celebrates staff and volunteers on Oct. 4

October 04, 2019

​ The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) celebrates those who dedicate their time to support student success during Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Day on Friday, October 4. At the 44th Session of the International Conference on Education, a United Nations agency declared Oct. 5 as World Teachers' Day. In...

Contract Negotiations Update – October 3, 2019 (1:30 p.m.)​

October 03, 2019
​ On October 2, 2019, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) announced that they would begin a legal full withdrawal of services (strike action) in Ontario schools beginning on Monday, October 7, 2019 unless there is progress at the central bargaining table with the Ministry of Education and...

Ministry of Education announces $3.56 million investment in Chatham Kent Secondary School

October 03, 2019

MPP Chatham-Kent-Leamington Rick Nicholls, on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Education, announced a $3.56 million investment in the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) today for a renovation and expansion at Chatham Kent Secondary School.
The renovation and expansion will improve school facilities and upgrade equipment, as...

Contract Negotiations Update – October 2, 2019 (3:30 p.m.)

October 02, 2019
​Today, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) announced that they would begin a full withdrawal of services (strike action) in Ontario schools beginning on Monday, October 7, 2019 unless there is progress at the central bargaining table. Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is currently assessing the impact...

Update regarding CUPE contract negotiations

October 02, 2019
​On Wednesday, October 2, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario announced that in the absence of a negotiated settlement, its members will escalate labour sanctions to include a full strike at Ontario school boards, effective Monday, October 7, 2019. The Lambton Kent District School Board is currently reviewing what the impacts...

Fair Notice Communication Regarding Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol

October 02, 2019
​ 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...

Update from CLASS regarding Community Use of Schools permits

October 01, 2019
​Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS) has been notified by the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) and St. Clair Catholic District School Board (SCCDSB) that members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Locals 1238 & 4168 have joined their colleagues across the province in implementing labour sanctions against...

LKDSB releases 2019 School Climate Survey results

September 27, 2019

​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has released board-wide results from the School Climate Survey conducted April 1-12, 2019. 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.
A total of...

Message from Director Howitt regarding an update on contract negotiations

September 26, 2019
​Dear Parents/Guardians, 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, which includes a partial withdrawal of services, effective Monday, September 30, 2019. However, contract negotiations between...

LKDSB releases 2018-2019 EQAO results

September 26, 2019

The LKDSB is committed to raising expectations for students in order to promote positive school environments that support student success and well-being. As such, the LKDSB is closely reviewing the 2018-2019 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) results for Grades 3 and 6, as well as the Grade 10 Ontario...

Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS) Introduces Additional Safety Equipment in School Bus Fleet

September 23, 2019

Mandatory safety equipment for all buses performing CLASS bus routes September 2019. As part of CLASS's commitment to student safety and continuous improvement, a number of safety enhancement features have become mandatory for all school buses transporting students for the Lambton Kent and St. Clair Catholic District School Boards. Effective...

LKDSB commemorates Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30

September 23, 2019

​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) joins school boards across the province in commemorating Orange Shirt Day on September 30 to acknowledge and honour the survivors of residential schools, as well as the children and young people who never returned home. We encourage staff and students to wear an...

Message on behalf of Director John Howitt

September 03, 2019

Welcome back for the 2019-2020 school year! I hope you had an opportunity to relax this summer with family and friends. I am excited to begin as Director of Education and I look forward to visiting schools and meeting students, staff and families as I learn more about our unique...

Service Disruption: All Lambton Kent District School Board locations will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2

August 29, 2019
All Lambton Kent District School Board locations will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 for Labour Day.
All locations will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Great Lakes Secondary School welcomes students for registration on Aug. 26-27

August 26, 2019
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​Great Lakes Secondary School will be opening its doors on Aug. 26-27 to welcome students and parents/guardians for registration at its new location at 340 Murphy Road, Sarnia. 

A significant amount of renovations has occurred throughout the existing school site, including a new office and Student Services...

Service Disruption - Chatham Education Centre temporarily closed August 22 at 1:30 p.m. due to scheduled power outage

August 14, 2019

​Please be advised the Chatham Education Centre (476 McNaughton Ave. E., Chatham) will be temporarily closed on Thursday, August 22, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and will reopen on Monday, August 26. The temporary closure is due to a scheduled power outage to accommodate the construction project on the property.

Service Disruption - Phone services at all LKDSB locations will be unavailable on August 21, 2019 at 3:30-7:30 p.m.

August 08, 2019

Please be advised there will be a phone service disruption at all Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) locations on Wednesday, August 21 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. due to a system upgrade. During this time, all inbound and outbound calls will be unavailable.
Should you need to contact the LKDSB during this...

CLASS and local school bus operators to host annual “First-Time Rider” Orientation Day on Aug. 17

August 07, 2019
​Safety program for students from the Lambton Kent District School Board & St. Clair Catholic District School Board to be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019. As another school year is set to begin, Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS) and local school bus operators are preparing parents and first-time riders...

Secondary Administrative Changes for the 2019 - 2020 School Year

July 25, 2019
​Due to some recent administrative appointments, the following secondary school administrative changes will be in effect as of September 1, 2019:

Secondary Principals

    Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School: Derek Stenton
    Great Lakes Secondary School: Jim Stewart

Secondary Vice-Principals

    Lambton Central Collegiate & Vocational Institute: Scott Watson
    Northern Collegiate Institute & Vocational School: Nathan Jeffrey
   ...

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...