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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...