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​Bell Time Change for Lambton Kent Composite School and Dresden Area Central School

March 04, 2024

​Lambton Kent Composite School (LKCS) and Dresden Area Central School (DACS) will be changing the school bell times for the 2024-2025 school year. Effective September 3, 2024, LKCS students will start school at 8:05AM and be dismissed at 2:15PM. DACS students will start school at 8:00AM and be dismissed at 2:20PM.

As part of this change for the community, the school bus service will also be converting to the K-12 integrated service model, wherein students attending both LKCS and DACS will ride together on shared bus routes servicing both schools. Information regarding what will be changing and what will be staying the same in relation to this decision is highlighted below.

What Will Be Changing:
• Pickup and drop off times at the school will be aligned to the new bell times.
• The bus that students currently ride may change with the updated K-12 service and route updates.
• All buses will service both LKCS and DACS and therefore, student from K-12 will be riding each bus.

What Will Stay the Same:
• DACS students will continue to have seating assignments planned at the front of the bus and seats at the rear of the bus will be open for LKCS students.
• Bus stop locations for all students will stay the same.
• There will be no substantial change to average riding times.
• Maximum bus loading parameters will remain the same.

Preliminary transportation details will be available from CLASS via the online parent portal tool by mid-July. Parents / guardians who do not have a portal set up will need to create one at

Final transportation details will be available on parent portals any time after August 26th, 2024.

We understand that this decision will impact students and families in the LKCS community. Parents/Guardians with any questions or concerns about the change, service for their student(s) or requiring assistance in setting up a parent portal can contact Student Transportation at 1-877-330-4287