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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
​ 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 “Building 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
​ 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. “We 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 – 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


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

​The 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

​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has launched its new Strategic Priorities for 2020/21-2025/26 to continue the LKDSB’s 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
​LKSSAA 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

​ 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’s Parent Involvement Committee to host Nov. 17 virtual event on “Building Confidence”

October 29, 2020
​​ The Lambton Kent District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee is hosting an event for parents/guardians featuring leadership and relationship expert and author  Dr. Karyn Gordon . The presentation titled, “Building Confidence,” 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
​ 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
​ 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

​The 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

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
​ 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
​Families 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): ​ 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
​Welcome 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​ 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
​Click on “Read 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...

​ 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 – LKDSB Virtual Learn at Home Elementary School

September 18, 2020
​The 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
​The 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.​
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
​Dear 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
​ 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
​Dear 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

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
​ Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has issued a letter to parents/guardians regarding the government’s plan for the safe reopening of schools, public health protocols and additional funding for school boards. Read the letter here: English version/ French version
Click here to read the LKDSB's Reopening Our Schools plan.​
...

LKDSB Releases ‘Reopening Our Schools’ Plan for 2020-2021 School Year

August 13, 2020

​The 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
​The 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
...

LKDSB Seeking Parent/Guardian Input to Plan for 2020-2021 School Year

July 30, 2020
​The 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
​ 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

​ 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.
...

Ministry of Education Launches surveys to support the review of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014

July 08, 2020


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
​​​​Ontario 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
​​​​Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has issued a letter to parents/guardians regarding the government’s plan for the safe reopening of schools. Read the letter here: English version/French version



COVID-19 Update - June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020
​ 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
​On 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

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
​ 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’s (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

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
​As 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.
...

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
​ 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.​ The LKDSB believes a safe and...