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CLASS Celebrates National School Bus Safety Week October 18-22, 2021 and Driver Appreciation Day October 20, 2021

October 13, 2021

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

Important message re: Spectators at secondary school athletics

October 05, 2021
​Dear Parents/Guardians,
We are pleased to announce that, effective immediately, school sports are returning to secondary school programing.  Athletics is an important part of the high school experience and we enthusiastically welcome its return.
However, the resumption of sporting events will come with some important new changes, as we work to...

LKDSB celebrates staff and volunteers on October 5

October 04, 2021
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 Tuesday, October 5.

At the 44th Session of the International Conference on Education, a United Nations agency declared October 5 as World Teachers’ Day. The...

LKDSB Capital Projects - Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

September 27, 2021

The Lambton Kent District School Board appreciates the support of the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream – Education Related Projects, as part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
These projects are funded in part by the Government of Canada. Click here...

Fair Notice Communication Regarding Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol

September 22, 2021
​To Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers of Students in the Lambton Kent District School Board:
The Lambton Kent District School Board is committed to providing safe learning environments for all students, staff, school visitors, and community members.  When a student behaves inappropriately, principals will most often employ progressive discipline strategies to help...

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

September 22, 2021
​ The Government of Canada has formally designated September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day will be federally observed to honour First Nations, Inuit and Metis survivors and their families and communities, and ensure the public commemoration of their history and the legacy of residential schools.

LKDSB supports Welcome Week 2021

September 10, 2021
The Lambton Kent District School Board  (LKDSB)  is  pleased to participate in the Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton Welcome Week, September 10-19, 2021.   Welcome Week is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of immigrant newcomers, to connect them with services within the respective municipalities and to promote diversity in our communities. LKDSB...

Letter to parents/guardians from the Minister of Education

September 07, 2021
​Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has issued a letter to parents/guardians regarding the return to in-person learning. Click here to read the letter.​
Click here to read the LKDSB's Reopening and Operating Our Schools plan.

Looking forward to a safe 2021-2022 school year

September 03, 2021
Dear parents/guardians and students, 
We hope that you had an opportunity to rest, rejuvenate and reconnect with friends and family this summer. We are excited for the year ahead and look forward to the return of students for in-person learning, as well as those enrolled in virtual programming.  We have been busy planning for...

LKDSB Reopening and Operating our Schools Plan Now Available

August 19, 2021
​ The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is looking forward to welcoming students for a safe 2021-2022 school year. LKDSB elementary and secondary schools will reopen in September with a return to full-time, in-class learning with required COVID-19 safety measures. The LKDSB's plan for the return to school in September...

Registration Open for Students Interested in LKDSB Personal Support Worker (PSW) Certificate Program

August 18, 2021
​There is still time for secondary students interested in enrolling in the Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program through the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) to register for the 2021-2022 school year.
The Personal Support Worker Program is a program held at Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School (AMSS) and Wallaceburg District Secondary...

Notice: Temporary Phone Service Disruption – Friday, August 13

August 11, 2021
​There will be a temporary phone service disruption on Friday, August 13 at 10-10:30 a.m. due to a system update.
Should you need to contact the Lambton Kent District School Board during this time, you may use the Contact Us form or email We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Planning underway for a safe return to school for the 2021-2022 school year

August 03, 2021
​The Ministry of Education has released its COVID-19: Health, safety and operational guidance for schools (2021-2022) and the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is currently reviewing the information and guidance outlined in the document to finalize plans for a safe reopening of schools in September 2021. Planning is...

CLASS Student Transportation for the 2021-2022 School Year

July 20, 2021
​ Transportation details for the 2021-2022 School Year will be available after August 15. Courtesy seat applications will be accepted starting August 3. Final seating assignments will be available on the portal after August 31. Visit for more information.

LKDSB celebrates 2021 Stefanko Award recipients

June 30, 2021

The Lambton Kent District School Board celebrates the athletic and academic achievements of the 2021 recipients of the Stefanko Award.
The award honours two secondary student-athletes from the Sarnia-Lambton area who are outstanding in their athletic and academic achievements and participate in extra-curricular activities.
Below are the award recipients...

Wishing students and families a healthy and safe summer!

June 29, 2021

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Thank you for your support throughout the 2020-2021 school year. To all parents and guardians, thank you for being partners in education as we faced challenges and celebrated successes with transitioning between in-person and remote learning, or supporting your child enrolled in virtual learning this year. This school...

Message to the LKDSB community from the LKDSB Chair and Director of Education

June 24, 2021
​ The ​Lambton Kent District School Board is deeply saddened by the latest news of the horrific discovery of 751 unmarked graves at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. The tragic news follows the discovery of the bodies of 215 children at the site of a...

LKDSB honours staff contributions, retirees in virtual ceremony

June 24, 2021

The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) will be honouring the outstanding achievements and significant contributions made by staff members during a special virtual event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Employee Retirement and 25 Years of Service Recognition Ceremony was paused for the 2019-2020 school year. This year,...

Summer Mental Health and Well-Being Student Supports

June 23, 2021
​ The ​​Lambton Kent District School Board is committed to supporting students' mental health and well-being. We recognize the COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for many students and families. As part of the ongoing efforts to support students' mental health and well-being and the transition back to school in September, LKDSB...

LKDSB Recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21

June 17, 2021

The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is recognizing National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. This year is the national 25th anniversary of celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis​ peoples.
On this day and throughout the year, the LKDSB honours the...

Message to the LKDSB community

June 08, 2021
​We are deeply saddened and express condolences and support to members of the Muslim community following the tragic event of anti-Muslim hate which occurred in London, Ont.
The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is committed to promoting positive, safe, and welcoming environments for all students, staff, parents/guardians, and visitors. In...

LKDSB students to continue with remote learning for remainder of 2020-2021 school year

June 02, 2021
​Today, the Government of Ontario announced that students will continue to engage in remote, teacher-led learning for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) schools will remain closed to students until the end of June. Read...

LKDSB Celebrates National Indigenous History Month

June 01, 2021

June is National Indigenous History Month, a time for all Canadians to reflect upon and learn the history, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, and strength of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people. LKDSB will be recognizing June 21 as National Indigenous Peoples Day. June 21, 2021 is the national 25th anniversary...