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Wishing students and families a healthy and safe summer!

June 29, 2021
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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
‚Äč The ‚ÄčLambton 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
‚Äč The ‚Äč‚ÄčLambton 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 M√©tis‚Äč peoples.
On this day and throughout the year, the LKDSB honours the...

Message to the LKDSB community

June 08, 2021
‚ÄčWe 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
‚ÄčToday, 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
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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...

LKDSB celebrates Pride Month

May 31, 2021
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The month of June is nationally recognized as Pride Month in Canada. Lambton Kent District School Board joins school boards throughout the province in supporting the LGBTQ+ community with the display of the Pride Flag on flagpoles at all school and Board locations throughout the month of June. The...

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

May 31, 2021

On May 31, the Lambton Kent District School Board lowered its flags to half-mast to honour the lives of the 215 children whose remains were found at the Kamloops Indian Residential School.
We recognize that the tragic news of the discovery of the bodies of 215 children at the site of...

COVID-19 Vaccine Available for Youth Ages 12-17

May 28, 2021
‚ÄčDear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Please see the attached letter from the Medical Officers of Health for Chatham-Kent and Lambton County below regarding the availability of vaccines for youth ages 12-17. A fact sheet from the Government of Ontario is also attached. Should you have specific health-related questions, please contact your local Public Health...

LKDSB Senior Administration Presents 2021 Capital Plan to Trustees

May 17, 2021
‚ÄčSenior Administration presented the 2021 Capital Plan to Trustees at the Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 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.
The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the 2020-2021...

Update Regarding Provincial Stay-at-Home Order Extension and Schools

May 13, 2021
‚ÄčDear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

Today, the Ontario government announced an extension of the provincial Stay-at-Home Order to address the COVID-19 pandemic to June 2, 2021.

At this time, Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) elementary and secondary students are expected to continue with remote, teacher-led learning as previously outlined. The provincial government said data will...

LKDSB recognizes Asian Heritage Month in May

May 11, 2021
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The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) recognizes Asian Heritage Month in May, which is an opportunity to reflect on the history and ongoing contributions of Canadians of Asian descent to support the growth and prosperity of Canada.

In support of the LKDSB‚Äôs Strategic Priority, ‚ÄúInclusive Diversity: Champion anti-oppressive education,‚ÄĚ the...

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

May 10, 2021
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On May 17, 2021, the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) recognizes the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). As supported by LKDSB Trustees during the May 26, 2020 Board Meeting, the LKDSB joins organizations globally in recognition of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) on...

Invitation for students to share thoughts on remote/online learning

May 05, 2021
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Student voice is so important in making decisions about the future of education in Ontario.
The Lambton Kent District School Board is assisting the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) to collect information about students’ experiences with remote/online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
OPSBA wants to...

Reminder: April 21 Deadline for Virtual Learning Registration for 2021-2022 school year

April 19, 2021
We are looking forward to a safe return to in-person learning in September 2021. We want to remind families interested in registering their child for virtual learning for the 2021-2022 school year must complete the online registration form by Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Unless otherwise indicated, all students will be registered for...

Important Update re: Transition to remote learning April 19, 2021

April 13, 2021
‚Äč‚ÄčDear Students, Parent(s)/Guardian(s): 
  As you are likely aware, the Ontario Minister of Education has announced that Ontario elementary and secondary schools, including those in the Lambton Kent District School Board, will transition to remote teacher-led learning April 19, 2021. No face-to-face, in-person learning in school settings will occur during this...

Voluntary Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing

April 09, 2021
‚ÄčIn a further effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, the Lambton Kent District School Board, St. Clair Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire catholique Providence and Conseil scolaire Viamonde have added additional voluntary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing clinics to the testing clinic schedule. These two additional clinics will run during...

Preparing for Spring Break and a safe return to school April 19

April 08, 2021
‚ÄčDear parents/guardians,
Thank you for continuing to follow the public health and safety measures that have kept schools open and safe for students and staff. It is our collective effort that continues to ensure your children can learn in the classroom. As per recent announcements, the province has implemented a provincewide...

LKDSB Special Board Meeting April 8, 2021 at 12 p.m.

April 07, 2021
‚ÄčThere is a Special Board Meeting on April 8, 2021 at 12 p.m. The agenda and call-in details are available here: https://www.lkdsb.net/Board/BoardMeetings/Pages/default.aspx#/= ‚Äč

Looking ahead to the 2021-2022 school year

April 01, 2021
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is looking forward to welcoming students and staff for in-person learning in September 2021. Our experience this year has reinforced that in-person learning best meets the needs of the majority of our students to remain engaged and be successful, as well as provides a...

Planning for the April 2-5 holiday

March 31, 2021
‚ÄčAs we plan for the holiday weekend on April 2-5, Lambton Kent District School Board is anticipating that students will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 as scheduled. We have not received any indication from the Ministry of Education that there will be any changes to in-person learning...

Voluntary Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing March 21 in Chatham-Kent

March 18, 2021
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board, St. Clair Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire catholique Providence and Conseil scolaire Viamonde, in partnership with Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CKLASS), will be launching the voluntary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for students and school staff on Sunday, March 21 at Ursuline College Chatham Catholic...

Update Regarding Inclement Weather-related Bus Cancellations for Secondary Schools

March 16, 2021
‚ÄčDuring the school year, there may be times when school buses are cancelled in particular zones or system-wide due to inclement weather. Effective immediately, if school bus transportation is cancelled in the bus zone where the school is located (see chart below) or cancelled system-wide due to inclement weather, all Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) secondary students attending the individual school, regardless of whether they ride a bus to...

March 22 deadline to request change in learning program

March 15, 2021
‚ÄčFamilies wishing to transfer students between face-to-face learning and Learn at Home (or vice versa)  must notify their school by Monday, March 22  by noon (12 p.m.).  Please contact your  home school  and provide the following information by phone or email:  Student name; Learning model choice (face-to-face instruction or Learn at Home); and Phone number for school to follow-up. Students participating in...

North Lambton Secondary School closed March 15-19, 2021

March 14, 2021
‚ÄčOut an abundance of caution and after careful consideration, the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is temporarily closing North Lambton Secondary School to students as of Monday, March 15, 2021 until Friday, March 19, 2021 due to staffing challenges.
Lambton Public Health has notified the LKDSB that there are confirmed...

Voluntary Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing to Begin in Sarnia March 14

March 11, 2021
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board, St. Clair Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire catholique Providence and Conseil scolaire Viamonde, in partnership with Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CKLASS), will be launching the voluntary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for students and school staff on Sunday, March 14 at Great Lakes Secondary School...

LKDSB lowers flags to half-mast March 11 to recognize the National Day of Observance for COVID-19

March 11, 2021
‚ÄčFlags across Lambton Kent District School Board schools and Board locations are lowered to half-mast today (Thursday, March 11) in recognition of one-year from the day COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. COVID-19 has impacted, and continues to affect, all LKDSB students, staff,...

Update re: Voluntary Asymptomatic Testing for Students and Updated COVID-19 Daily Screening Tool

February 19, 2021
‚ÄčDear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
We want to inform you of recent updates from the provincial government in support of promoting the safe operation of schools. To continue to support our schools, students, staff and families, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and local Public Health officials, the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB)...

LKDSB to Sell Surplus Site at 275 Wellington Street, Sarnia

February 19, 2021
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has received the approval of the Ministry of Education to sell a surplus site at 275 Wellington Street, Sarnia, Ontario on the open market.
“Following approval from the Ministry of Education, the LKDSB will be moving forward with placing the surplus property located at...

School buses in all zones cancelled today (Feb. 16)

February 16, 2021
‚ÄčSchool buses in all zones are cancelled today (Tuesday, Feb. 16) due to weather and 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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Important Update re: March Break postponed to April 12-16

February 12, 2021
‚ÄčDear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
Thank you for your support for a smooth transition to in-person learning this week. As you may be aware, on Thursday, February 11, the Minister of Education announced that March Break, which was scheduled for March 15-19, 2021, has been postponed to a Spring Break on April 12-16, 2021....

Hanna Memorial Public School closed today (Feb. 10)

February 10, 2021
‚ÄčDue to a vehicular accident and ongoing Sarnia Police investigation on the property of Hanna Memorial Public School, the school will be closed today (Wednesday, February 10, 2021) and students will participate in remote learning. Teachers will connect with families as per your typical means of communication to provide remote learning...

Important Update re: Reporting Student Absences

February 08, 2021
‚ÄčAt the Lambton Kent District School Board, one of our greatest priorities is ensuring students have arrived safely at school every day. You may have received notification about your child's absence from our SchoolMessenger automated attendance messaging system. We will soon be adding a SchoolMessenger Parent/Guardian Reporting Tool for you to notify...

Important Reminders re: Return to In-Person Learning Monday, February 8

February 04, 2021
‚ÄčDear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): As you are aware, Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) elementary and secondary schools will return to in-person learning on Monday, February 8, 2021. LKDSB Virtual Learn at Home schools continue to operate on their regular schedule. We want to remind students and families about important health and safety...

Important Update re: Return to in-person learning on Monday, February 8

February 03, 2021
‚ÄčToday, the Minister of Education announced that additional Ontario schools, including elementary and secondary schools within the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB), will be permitted to reopen for in-person learning on Monday, February 8, 2021.
LKDSB Virtual Learn at Home schools continue to operate on their regular schedule. Click here...

Message regarding Black History/African Heritage Month and Black Lives Matter

February 01, 2021

The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) acknowledges the ongoing impacts of anti-Black racism in our communities, which cause harm, trauma, violence and the loss of Black lives. We know that the intersections of racism and other social and institutional inequalities result in the ongoing oppression and marginalization of the...

LKDSB students to continue with remote learning

January 28, 2021
‚ÄčToday, the Ministry of Education announced that schools within four additional Ontario Public Health units will be permitted to open for in-person learning next week; however, this does not include local Public Health units and schools in the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB). LKDSB students are expected to continue with...

Update regarding students transferring between learning program delivery (in-person and Virtual Learn at Home)

January 26, 2021
Due to the current remote learning period, the transition for elementary students between in-person learning and Virtual Learn at Home will be delayed pending further information from the Ministry of Education on the return to face-to-face learning. At this time, elementary students will continue in the current learning program of delivery...

Update regarding the extension of the remote learning period

January 21, 2021
‚ÄčAs you are aware, the Ontario Minister of Education extended the remote learning period for elementary and secondary students in the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB). We received confirmation today from the Ministry of Education that the remote learning period has been extended up-to and including February 10, 2021. Further...

Remote Learning Extended for Elementary and Secondary Students

January 20, 2021
‚ÄčDear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Today, the Ontario Minister of Education extended the remote learning period for elementary and secondary students in the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB). The provincial announcement did not state the expected date for the return to in-person learning for schools within the LKDSB. We will share this information...

Update Regarding Provincial State of Emergency and Schools

January 13, 2021
‚ÄčDear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, the Ontario government announced a provincial State of Emergency and stay-at-home order to address the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) elementary and secondary students are expected to continue with remote, teacher-led learning as previously outlined until January 25,...

Important Update re: Extension of Elementary Remote Learning

January 07, 2021
‚ÄčDear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
Thank you for your support this week as we transitioned to remote, teacher-led learning. The Ontario government has announced that all Ontario elementary schools will continue to participate in remote teacher-led learning Monday, January 11 to Friday, January 22, 2021. No face-to-face, in-person learning in school settings will occur...

Minister of Education letter to parents/guardians

January 05, 2021
‚ÄčOntario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has issued a letter to parents/guardians regarding elementary and secondary student learning in January; financial relief for parents/guardians; and keeping schools safe in 2021. Read the letter here: English version/French version

Update: Cogeco Internet service disruption Jan. 5 resolved

January 05, 2021
LKDSB students and staff: For those who have Internet provided by Cogeco, LKDSB has been notified by Cogeco that they are experiencing network issues today (January 5) and are working on restoring service. Please continue to attempt connecting to your class throughout the day.
UPDATE: Cogeco has reported this issue...

January 12 deadline to request change in learning program

January 04, 2021
‚ÄčFamilies wishing to transfer students between face-to-face learning and Learn at Home (or vice versa)  must notify their school by Tuesday, January 12  by noon (12 p.m.).  Please contact your  home school  and provide the following information by phone or email:  Student name; Learning model choice (face-to-face instruction or Learn at Home); and Phone number for school to follow-up. Students participating in...

Important Update re. Elementary and Secondary Student Learning in January 2021

December 22, 2020
Dear Students, Parent(s)/Guardian(s):  As you are likely aware, the Ontario Minister of Education has ordered that all Ontario elementary and secondary schools move to remote teacher-led learning January 4-8, 2021. No face-to-face, in-person learning in school settings will occur during this week. LKDSB Virtual Learn at Home schools will continue to operate on their regular schedule. On January...

Important reminders for a safe and healthy holiday break

December 18, 2020
‚ÄčDear parents/guardians, Thank you for your ongoing efforts which have made the school re-opening process possible, and for adhering to public health and safety measures that have ensured schools remain a safe place for our students and staff. The holidays are going to look a little different this year. We understand...

Service Disruption Notice

December 18, 2020

‚ÄčThe Chatham and Sarnia Education Centres will be closed for the holidays December 23, 2020-January 1, 2021. The Chatham and Sarnia Education Centres will reopen to the public on Monday, January 4, 2021.
The Lambton Kent District School Board regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

Lambton Kent District School Board and Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Lambton Kent Teacher Local ratify collective agreement

December 17, 2020
‚Äč The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) and the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Lambton Kent Teacher Local have announced they have each ratified the collective agreement. ‚ÄúWe are pleased to announce that we have ratified the collective agreement with Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Lambton Kent Teacher Local, and...

Campbell, Robertson to assume leadership of LKDSB Board of Trustees

December 04, 2020
‚Äč T rustees for the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) elected Randy Campbell as Chair and Derek Robertson as Vice-Chair of the Board during the Annual Organization Board Meeting held on December 3, 2020. Campbell has served as a school board trustee since 2006 and was named Vice-Chair in 2018-2019...

LKDSB Annual Organization Board Meeting rescheduled to Dec. 3

December 01, 2020
Due to anticipated inclement weather, the LKDSB Annual Organization Board Meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Sarnia Education Centre.

School buses in Zones 1-7 cancelled today (Dec. 1), Zone 8 buses running as scheduled

December 01, 2020
‚ÄčSchool buses in Zone 1-7 are cancelled today (Tuesday, Dec. 1) due to road and weather conditions. Buses in Zone 8 are operating as scheduled. All Lambton Kent District School Board schools are open.
Visit the CLASS website‚Äč or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.

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Lambton Kent District School Board and Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Lambton Kent Teacher Local reach a tentative agreement

November 25, 2020
‚Äč On November 25, 2020, the Lambton Kent District School Board and the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Lambton Kent Teacher Local (ETFO) reached a tentative agreement. The agreement is subject to ratification by both parties. Details will be available following ratification.
“We are pleased to reach a tentative agreement with...

Reminder: Nov. 17 virtual event with Dr. Karyn Gordon on "Building Confidence"

November 16, 2020
Parents and guardians are invited to join the Lambton Kent District School Board's Parent Involvement Committee on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7-8:30 p.m. for a virtual presentation by leadership and relationship expert and author Dr. Karyn Gordon on ‚ÄúBuilding Confidence."  Pre-registration for the online event is not required. Join the presentation at http://tiny.cc/BuildingConfidence (password: LKDSB).  Learn...

Lambton Kent District School Board and OSSTF District 10 ratify collective agreement

November 16, 2020
‚Äč The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) District 10 have announced they have each ratified the collective agreement. ‚ÄúWe are pleased to announce that we have ratified the collective agreement with OSSTF District 10, and we look forward to continuing to work...

Service Disruption ‚Äď Power outage at Riverview Central School (Nov. 16, 2020)

November 16, 2020
There is currently a power outage at Riverview Central School (Monday, Nov. 16, 2020), but the school remains open. As such, phone and Internet service is currently unavailable. Parents/guardians are encouraged to email Principal Ryan Myers (ryan.myers@lkdsb.net) if you need to contact the school regarding your child or call the LKDSB...

LKDSB Participates in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week Nov. 16-20

November 13, 2020
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The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is participating in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week from November 16-20, 2020 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 learning and well-being, as well...

Lambton Kent District School Board and St. Clair Catholic District School Board Share $125,000 in Donations from Noelle’s Gift

November 12, 2020

‚ÄčThe Noelle's Gift foundation has donated a total of $125,000 to the Lambton Kent and St. Clair Catholic district school boards to support students and families in need in 2020.

“The generous donations from the Noelle's Gift Foundation have helped to support students and families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic...

LKDSB Launches Strategic Priorities 2020/21-2025/26 and Operational Plan for Implementation

November 11, 2020

‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has launched its new Strategic Priorities for 2020/21-2025/26 to continue the LKDSB‚Äôs mission of Fostering Success for Every Student Every Day. The Strategic Priorities 2020/21-2025/26 are: Student Achievement & Well-Being: Advance high standards for innovative and responsive learning; Inclusive Diversity: Champion anti-oppressive education; Sustainable...

Update re: LKSSAA student athletic activities

November 06, 2020
‚ÄčLKSSAA student athletic activities remain cancelled until further notice. This decision is the result of decisions made by the provincial government and local school boards.  All OFSAA and SWOSSAA activities have been cancelled for the winter season. This means there will be no organized activities for athletics. No practices or gatherings of student-athletes...

LKDSB Commemorates Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 2-6

October 30, 2020

‚Äč The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) commemorates Treaties Recognition Week on November 2-6, 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 Indigenous Education Team is continuing to...

LKDSB‚Äôs Parent Involvement Committee to host Nov. 17 virtual event on ‚ÄúBuilding Confidence‚ÄĚ

October 29, 2020
‚Äč‚Äč The Lambton Kent District School Board‚Äôs Parent Involvement Committee is hosting an event for parents/guardians featuring leadership and relationship expert and author  Dr. Karyn Gordon . The presentation titled, ‚ÄúBuilding Confidence,‚ÄĚ will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7-8:30 p.m.  
Pre-r egistration for the online event is...

LKDSB Appoints Malinda Little to Board of Trustees

October 28, 2020
‚Äč Trustees for the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) appointed Malinda Little to the Board of Trustees during the October 27, 2020 Board Meeting. During the meeting, 11 candidates presented to the Board of Trustees to express their interest in filling the Trustee vacancy, and Trustees voted to appoint the...

Lambton Kent District School Board and OSSTF District 10 reach a tentative agreement

October 26, 2020
‚Äč On October 23, 2020, the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) District 10 reached a tentative agreement. The agreement is subject to ratification by both parties. Details will be available following ratification.
“We are pleased to reach a tentative agreement with OSSTF,"...

LKDSB supports K-12 Cyber Awareness Month Oct. 26 to Nov. 20

October 26, 2020

‚ÄčThe Ontario Ministry of Education, in partnership with Ontario school boards (including the Lambton Kent District School Board) and the Educational Computing Network of Ontario (ECNO), has prepared multiple resources for school boards to share with teachers, students and staff to promote cyber safety and awareness during K-12 Cyber Awareness Month,...

CLASS is seeking applicants for Energy & Environmental Coordinator position

October 22, 2020
Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS) invites applications for the position of Energy & Environmental Coordinator. Position information: CLASS E-E Coordinator Profile Oct 2020.pdf

IODE Sarnia-Lambton Municipal Chapter donates to Lambton-Kent District School Board

October 19, 2020
 
The IODE Sarnia-Lambton Municipal Chapter Education Fund has grown over the years through bequests and donations from Primary IODE Chapters and members. Municipal Chapter President Helen Danby and Citizenship Officer Leila Boushy were honoured to present a cheque of $90,000 to John Howitt, Director of Education, and Bryan McKay...

National School Bus Safety Week October 19-23, 2020

October 16, 2020
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CLASS Celebrates National School Bus Safety Week October 19-23, 2020 and Bus Driver Appreciation Day October 21, 2020
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...

LKDSB Seeking Applicants to Fill Trustee Vacancy

October 14, 2020
‚Äč The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees.
The successful candidate will attend bi-monthly Board Meetings, which alternate between the Corporate Office in Sarnia and the Regional Office in Chatham and participate in additional committee work. The specific...

October 22 Deadline to request change in learning program

October 13, 2020
‚ÄčFamilies wishing to transfer students between face-to-face learning and Learn at Home (or vice versa)   must notify their school by Thursday, October 22  by noon (12 p.m.). 
Please contact your  home school  and provide the following information by phone or email:  Student name;
Learning model choice (face-to-face instruction or Learn at Home); and
Phone number for school to follow-up.
Students participating...

Important Message to Grade 9 Parents/Guardians re: Take Our Kids to Work Day

October 09, 2020

During the first week of November, Grade 9 students typically participate in Take Our Kids to Work Day, which is an opportunity for students to accompany a parent, relative or community volunteer to work to observe workplace skills and consider career possibilities. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and in order to...

Updated - Provincial daily COVID-19 school screening

October 02, 2020
Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): ‚Äč The provincial government has updated the COVID-19 school screening daily assessment tool, which is available here:  https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
The updates include adjustments to the type and number of symptoms needed for a child to stay home for a period of time and seek medical advice. The new...

LKDSB celebrates staff and volunteers on October 5

October 02, 2020



The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) celebrates those who dedicate their time and efforts to support student success during Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Day on Monday, 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...

Provincial daily COVID-19 school screening

September 25, 2020
‚ÄčWelcome back to school! We look forward to a safe start to the 2020-2021 school year. The provincial government has released a COVID-19 school screening daily assessment tool, which is available here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ Click here to download a PDF‚Äč version of the COVID-19 school screening.
All students (or parents/guardians on behalf of students),...

Letter to Lambton Kent District School Board families regarding teacher charged

September 23, 2020
‚ÄčClick on ‚ÄúRead More" to view an important letter to Lambton Kent District School Board families.
Dear Lambton Kent District School Board Students and Families: I am writing to inform you that Sarnia Police Service has charged a Lambton Kent District School Board teacher with sexual assault and sexual exploitation involving...

‚Äč LKDSB commemorates Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30

September 22, 2020

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.
LKDSB encourages staff and students to wear an orange...

Service Disruption Update ‚Äď LKDSB Virtual Learn at Home Elementary School

September 18, 2020
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board has restored service to some, but not all LKDSB Virtual Learn at Home Elementary School students and staff. This has necessitated closing the LKDSB Virtual Learn at Home Elementary School for one day on Friday, September 18 due to a temporary service disruption. If your...

Service disruption impacting LKDSB Virtual Learn at Home Elementary School

September 18, 2020
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is currently experiencing a service disruption, which is impacting the LKDSB Virtual Learn at Home Elementary School. School is still on today; however, there will be a delayed start.‚Äč
We are currently working to resolve the issue. Parents/guardians are encouraged to email Principal Chris Moore...

Important information for LKDSB Virtual Learn at Home Elementary School parents/guardians

September 09, 2020
Students enrolled in the LKDSB Virtual Learn at Home Elementary School begin on Monday, September 14 at 8:50 a.m. Families should expect to receive a phone call from their homeroom teacher Thursday, September 10 or Friday, September 11.   Thank you for your patience and we look forward to welcoming you to our virtual school.

Best wishes for a safe and healthy school year

September 09, 2020
‚ÄčDear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) staff is looking forward to welcoming students back to school for a safe start to the 2020-2021 school year. We know that this year will look different from previous years, but our staff remains committed to supporting safe, welcoming and positive school environments...

Fair Notice Communication Regarding Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol

August 31, 2020
‚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...

Important Update Regarding LKDSB Start Dates

August 27, 2020
‚ÄčDear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
With the health and safety of students and staff as the top priority, the Lambton Kent District School Board's (LKDSB) plan for a safe reopening of schools continues to evolve and the LKDSB has decided to update its reopening plans to further stagger the entry of students for the...

LKDSB Releases Updated Staggered Entry Safe Return to School Plans

August 27, 2020
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With the health and safety of students and staff as their top priorities, the Lambton Kent District School Board has updated its plans for the safe reopening of schools to further stagger the entry of students for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

The Ministry of Education...

Minister of Education letter to parents/guardians

August 27, 2020
‚Äč Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has issued a letter to parents/guardians regarding the government‚Äôs plan for the safe reopening of schools, public health protocols and additional funding for school boards. Read the letter here: English version/ French version ‚Äč
Click here to read the LKDSB's Reopening Our Schools plan.‚Äč
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LKDSB Releases ‚ÄėReopening Our Schools‚Äô Plan for 2020-2021 School Year

August 13, 2020

‚ÄčThe Ministry of Education has directed that Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) elementary and secondary schools will reopen in September with a return to full-time, in-class learning with enhanced safety measures and the LKDSB has released its plan for the safe return to school for the 2020-2021 school year....

Letter to parents/guardians from Chatham-Kent and Lambton Medical Officers of Health

August 12, 2020
‚ÄčThe Medical Officers of Health from Chatham-Kent and Lambton Public Health have issued a joint letter to parents/guardians of school-aged children regarding the return to school in September. Student and staff safety are the top priorities for the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school...

Minister of Education letter to parents/guardians

July 31, 2020
Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has directed that Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) elementary and secondary schools will reopen in September with a return to full-time, in-class learning with enhanced safety measures.
The province's announcement may be found at this link.
The Minister of Education has issued a letter to parents/guardians regarding the
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LKDSB Seeking Parent/Guardian Input to Plan for 2020-2021 School Year

July 30, 2020
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is looking to gather information from parents/guardians regarding plans for the reopening of schools in September.
Today, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has directed that LKDSB elementary and secondary schools will reopen in September with a return to full-time, in-class learning with enhanced safety...

Frequently Asked Questions about School Reopening Plans

July 29, 2020
‚Äč The Lambton Kent District School Board looks forward to welcoming students for the start of the school year on Tuesday, September 8. With student and staff health and safety as our top priorities, the plan for the LKDSB's September 2020 school re-entry will provide a safe launch to the upcoming school...

LKDSB Playground equipment update

July 27, 2020

‚Äč Lambton Kent District School Board playground equipment and outdoor structures are NOT cleaned or sanitized. Individuals accessing LKDSB playground equipment or outdoor structures do so at their own risk. Users must follow health and safety precautions such as physical distancing and proper hand hygiene before and after use. A...

Important Update re: Planning for the 2020-2021 school year

July 22, 2020
Planning is well underway for the 2020-2021 Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) school year. The health and safety of students and staff is the top priority and LKDSB is following the guidance provided by the Ministry of Education and provincial and local Medical Officers of Health as plans are developed.
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Ministry of Education Launches surveys to support the review of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014

July 08, 2020
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The Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) came into effect on August 31, 2015. The Minister of Education is required to conduct a review of the Act after five years.  

To support the review, the Ministry is consulting with families and child care partners...

Minister of Education message to graduating students

June 29, 2020
‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčOntario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has issued a message to graduating students. Click on the links below to view the videos:
Grade 12 graduates https://www.facebook.com/OntarioEducation/videos/959231917882486/ French-language graduates https://www.facebook.com/OntarioEducation/videos/716849542463119/
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Special update about courtesy seat applications for 2020-2021

June 29, 2020
As a result of the anticipated, significant school bus ridership capacity restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are regrettably unable to accept courtesy seat applications for September 2020 at this time . Parents / guardians should consider making plans for contingency arrangements in the event that courtesy seats do not...

COVID-19 Update - June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020
Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
From March Break until the end of June, this has been an incredible school year unlike any other. Since the Ontario Minister of Education announced that schools will remain closed to students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) staff has implemented an incredible amount...

LKDSB Trustees recognize 2020 graduates

June 22, 2020

The Trustees of the Lambton Kent District School Board wish to recognize and applaud the students in the graduating class of 2020.  

Even though the traditional secondary commencement/graduation ceremonies are not taking place this June, it is still a time to celebrate and reflect on the many accomplishments that have occurred...

Minister of Education letter to parents/guardians

June 22, 2020
‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčOntario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has issued a letter to parents/guardians regarding the government‚Äôs plan for the safe reopening of schools. Read the letter here: English version/French version‚Äč



COVID-19 Update - June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020
‚Äč Today, the Ontario government released its safety plan for the resumption of class for the 2020-21 school year, outlining scenarios for how students, teachers and staff can safely return to classrooms in September. The province's announcement may be found at this link. As noted in the provincial government's media release,...

Planning for Child Care Reopening Under Ontario’s Stage 2 Framework

June 18, 2020
‚ÄčOn June 9, the Ontario Ministry of Education announced that child care facilities may re-open as part of the Stage 2 Framework for Reopening the Province. On behalf of the Lambton Kent and St. Clair Catholic District School Boards, CLASS is working with the independent child care providers who operate in school...

LKDSB Recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21

June 18, 2020
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The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is recognizing National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. On this day and throughout the year, the LKDSB honours the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
June is National Indigenous History Month, a time for all Canadians to reflect...

LKDSB Senior Administration Presents 2020Capital Plan to Trustees

June 10, 2020
‚Äč Senior Administration presented the 2020 Capital Plan to Trustees at the Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 9. The Capital Plan provides an update to community partners on the status of the Lambton Kent District School Board‚Äôs (LKDSB) school conditions and demographics. In the 2019/2020 school year, elementary and secondary enrolment...

LKDSB Celebrates National Indigenous History Month

June 10, 2020

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. On this day and throughout the year, we honour...

Share your thoughts to support the implementation of LKDSB's new Strategic Priorities

June 10, 2020
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The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is implementing four new strategic priorities for 2020/21-2025/26. We are looking for input from the community to help us move forward with implementing these priorities and commitments.
Strategic Priorities 2020/21-2025/26 Student Achievement & Well-being: Advance high standards for innovative and responsive learning. Inclusive Diversity: Champion...

Important Update Regarding Retrieval of Student Belongings

June 09, 2020
‚ÄčAs you are aware, the Ontario Minister of Education announced that schools will remain closed to students for the remainder of the 2019-2020 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.
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Message to students, staff and parents/guardians from the LKDSB Chair and Director of Education

June 01, 2020
The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is committed to championing anti-oppressive education, as a key strategic priority for the LKDSB moving forward. The recent and ongoing events of anti-Black racism in Canada and the United States highlight the importance of this work.
As educators, we are committed to ensuring our...

LKDSB Pride: Supporting LGBTQ+ Communities

June 01, 2020
‚Äč The month of June is nationally recognized as Pride Month in Canada. The Lambton Kent District School Board is committed to student achievement, well-being and championing anti-oppressive education. In support of the LGBTQ+ community, the LKDSB is displaying the Pride Flag from June 1-5.‚Äč The LKDSB believes a safe and...