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Ontario government hosting additional Telephone Town Hall sessions for provincial consultations

November 15, 2018
​The Ontario government has announced additional Telephone Town Hall sessions for the provincial consultations on education reform. The Ministry of Education has informed the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) that two additional dates for the Telephone Town Hall sessions for Southwestern Ontario (which includes the LKDSB catchment area) will be held on the...
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Letter to parents/guardians regarding Responsible Use of Technology

November 14, 2018
Dear Parent / Guardian, If your child is currently registered in one of Grades 7 to 10 at the LKDSB – then they are a participant in our one-to-one Technology Enriched Learning Program (TELP).  As part of that program they have received an iPad for their sole use and are allowed...
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LKDSB and St. Clair Catholic to host “Experience the Trades” Event November 14 and 15

November 12, 2018
​ The Lambton Kent and St. Clair Catholic district school boards are co-hosting an "Experience the Trades" event on November 14-15 at the Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Centre, along with other local school boards and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, to showcase careers in apprenticeable trades. This event is made possible...
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Share your feedback on the LKDSB's Special Education Plan

November 08, 2018
​In accordance with Regulation 464/97 made under the Education Act, the Lambton Kent District School Board (with support of the Special Education Advisory Committee) annually reviews the Board's Special Education Plan.  In developing and modifying its Special Education Plan, the LKDSB must take into consideration feedback from members of the community,...
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LKDSB Commemorates Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 5-9

November 02, 2018
The Lambton Kent District School Board commemorates Treaties Recognition Week from November 5-9, joining the Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and school boards across the province in promoting education and awareness about treaties and treaty relationships. Throughout the week, LKDSB students and staff will learn more about treaties between Canada...
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Ontario government hosting provincial consultations on education reform today (Oct. 23)

October 23, 2018
The Ontario government is hosting provincial consultations on education reform. The Ministry of Education has informed the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) that the first of the Telephone Town Hall sessions for Southwestern Ontario (which includes the LKDSB catchment area) is taking place today (Tuesday, Oct. 23) at 6:30 p.m. –...
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Information for parents/guardians, students and staff regarding legalization of cannabis

October 16, 2018
​With the legalization of cannabis on October 17, 2018, the Ontario Government provides rules that keep cannabis out of the hands of children and youth, and keep our roads safe.  Ontario will have laws in place about how, where and who can buy and possess cannabis in the province.  The Lambton...
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LKDSB Invites Community Organizations/Associations to Apply to Serve on the Special Education Advisory Committee

October 11, 2018
​On behalf of the Trustees of the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB), community organizations/associations are invited to submit a letter of application nominating an individual (and one alternate) to serve on the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for a four-year period, beginning February 2019. SEAC is a statutory committee of the...
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LKDSB Celebrates Staff and Volunteers on Oct. 5

October 02, 2018
​The Lambton Kent District School Board celebrates those who dedicate their time to support student success during Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Day, held on Oct. 5. “We greatly appreciate the daily dedication of our staff and volunteers who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to promoting student achievement,” said Chair Elizabeth Hudie. “On...
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Fair Notice Communication Regarding Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol

September 25, 2018
​ 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...
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LKDSB commemorates Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 27

September 25, 2018
​ Although Orange Shirt Day is officially held on Sept. 30, the Lambton Kent District School Board commemorates Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 27 to honour the survivors of residential schools, as well as the children and young people who never returned home. We encouraged staff and students to wear orange...
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Student Accident Insurance - Voluntary Purchase

September 04, 2018

The Lambton Kent District School Board does not provide insurance coverage to students for accidents occurring at school or during school activities (i.e. athletics, field trips, etc.).  For your convenience, the Board has made arrangements for families wishing to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance. Plans are available through the Kids...
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Student Accident Insurance, 2018/19 School Year

September 04, 2018
​ Kids Plus ™ Accident Insurance Pamphlets,  information is available at www.kidsplus.ca  Accident Insurance Application Form ,  www.kidsplus.ca/buy-now
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Message from Chair Hudie and Director Costello re: Health and Physical Education Curriculum

July 26, 2018
​Dear Parents/Guardians, The Ontario government recently announced that the provincial Health and Physical Education curriculum from 1998 will replace the revised curriculum implemented in 2015. While we await the next steps from the Ministry of Education, we want to assure our school communities that the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB)...
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Hosting International Students

June 05, 2018
​ Hosting Opportunities in Chatham-Kent! Short and long-term stays 24/7 cultural and first-language support Generous allowance to offset expenses Bring the world to your front door! CHN-LETTER-LKDSB-Chatham-Kent-v1.pdf
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LKSSAA athletic activities cancelled today (May 28)

May 28, 2018
​In the interest of student safety, LKSSAA Executive has decided to cancel athletic activities today (Monday, May 28). This decision is based on the special weather statement issued by Environment Canada. All games will be rescheduled by convenors as soon as possible. SWOSSAA has been contacted and will be rescheduling games...
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LKSSAA activities cancelled Friday, May 25 due to smog and poor air quality

May 25, 2018
All LKSSAA activities are cancelled today (Friday, May 25), ​due to an Environment Canada smog and air health advisory. Student safety is a top priority for the LKSSAA Executive and the Lambton Kent District School Board.  Convenors will work with schools to reschedule the activities. Should you have any questions, please contact your school principal....
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LKDSB Celebrates ‘Equity in Action’ During Education Week, May 7-11

May 03, 2018
​ The Ministry of Education has declared the week of May 7 to May 11 as Education Week across Ontario. In accordance with the Ministry's theme, the Lambton Kent District School Board's (LKDSB) theme for this year is "Equity in Action!" Events and activities will be held across the LKDSB, which highlight...
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LKDSB approves Student Trustees for 2018-2019 school year, including first Indigenous Student Trustee

April 26, 2018
​ The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) approved the election of three Student Trustees, including the first Indigenous Student Trustee, to serve on the Board for the 2018-2019 school year at the April 24 Board Meeting. The Student Senate met at Wallaceburg District Secondary School on April 23, 2018 to...
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Secondary students, young adults invited to explore "future opportunities"

April 25, 2018
​The Lambton Kent District School Board is hosting a "Future Options and Opportunities" information session for secondary students, young adults and parents/guardians on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 p.m. at the W.I.S.H. Centre (177 King St E, Chatham). Learn more about where your future will take you and speak to representatives of more...
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Message from Director Costello re: Humboldt tragedy

April 09, 2018
We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the bus accident involving youth from Humboldt, Saskatchewan. We recognize this incident resonates locally, as our students are not isolated from media reports and conversations on social media. Our thoughts go out to students, parents, staff and community members who are impacted by this...
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Important message from Director Jim Costello

April 06, 2018
​Dear Parents & Guardians, I am writing to update you on the recent social media posts regarding an alleged threat to student and staff safety at our schools. The Lambton Kent District School Board takes all alleged threats to students and staff safety seriously and have responded accordingly to ensure student...
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Important message from Superintendent Gary Girardi

April 04, 2018
​Student and staff safety is a top priority of the Lambton Kent District School Board and the LKDSB takes all alleged threats to students and staff safety seriously. There has recently been a photo and message circulating through social media that suggests an alleged threat to a school to occur this...
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Important message from Principal Zondag

April 03, 2018
​Dear Parents & Guardians, Student and staff safety is a top priority of administration and staff at John McGregor Secondary School and the Lambton Kent District School Board takes all alleged threats to students and staff safety seriously. On April 3, 2018, school administration was advised of a photo and social media post that...
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LKDSB International Education Looking for Homestay Families

March 05, 2018
Next year LKDSB International Education Program hopes to welcome more international students into our school and our community.  We are looking for homestay families who wish to welcome students from China, Taiwan, Korea, Spain, and other countries for short stays or even for a semester or full year.  We are looking...
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Update re: Technology Enriched Learning Plan (TELP)

March 02, 2018
​The integration of technology in the classroom is a priority for supporting student success and the promotion of innovative learning environments at the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB). After careful consideration and community consultation, Senior Administration has decided to continue to the 1-to-1 Technology Enriched Learning Plan (TELP) program to...
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Become a Student Trustee

February 28, 2018
Full-time Lambton Kent District School Board secondary students are invited to apply to become a Student Trustee.
Student Trustees provide student voice on the LKDSB Board of Trustees. Elected Trustees will attend all Board Meetings and serve on the Student Senate.
NEW: Indigenous Student Trustee position
Students who...
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UPDATE: All LKDSB schools open Monday, Feb. 26

February 25, 2018
​Flood waters in Thamesville and Chatham have begun to recede. All Lambton Kent District School Board schools will be open on Monday as normal; however, some bus routes may be affected by road closures. Please visit the schoolbusinfo.com website or download the MySBI app for the latest information. The EarlyON child care...
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Message from Director Jim Costello

February 15, 2018
​We are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people lost their lives and numerous others were injured as victims of a shooting. We all have a responsibility to help our students feel safe and work towards...
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Semester 1 - Exam Information

January 19, 2018
​ JMSS EXAM SCHEDULE - SEMESTER ONE JANUARY 2018 Day 1                               Date                                              Time Period A   ...
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Memo regarding inclement weather during exams

January 11, 2018
​The Lambton Kent District School Board has developed the following plan, which is to be followed in the event of disruptions to the examination schedule, due to inclement weather. Exams In the event that inclement weather forces the cancellation of buses in any of Zones 1 through 4; exams at all Sarnia-Lambton...
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Update on College Labour Disruption - Nov. 20, 2017

November 20, 2017
​On November 19, the Ontario Government passed back to work legislation that required the legal strike by Ontario College Faculty (as represented by OPSEU) to be terminated through binding mediation-arbitration.  Dual Credit and SWAC Programs
All SWAC classes will resume at the respective colleges on Tuesday, November 21 and Dual Credit...
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Update on College Labour Disruption - Nov. 16, 2017

November 16, 2017
​Following a vote on Nov. 14–16, 2017, Ontario's college faculty (as represented by OPSEU) rejected the College Employer Council's contract offer. As a result Lambton Kent District School Board's Dual Credit Program continues to be suspended. SWAC Program
SWAC classes will continue at their alternate locations as outlined below:
Lambton College Secondary...
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Grad Photos

October 18, 2017
Monday, November 6 to Thursday, November 9, 2017. Appointments can be made by scanning the QR code or clicking on the link, starting today. Wednesday and Thursday appointments will only be opened up after Monday and Tuesday appointments begin to be booked up.

 

Grad Link...
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Parent Teacher Interviews

October 18, 2017
Welcome to the new JMSS Parent Teacher Interview Appointment Scheduling tool.  Interviews take place on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  To schedule an appointment  - click on links below and find the teacher with whom you would like to meet, pick an appointment slot and click in the...
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Update for students re: St. Clair and Lambton College labour disruption (Oct. 16, 2017)

October 16, 2017
​Ontario's college faculty, as represented by OPSEU, has not reached a contract deal with the College Employer Council. As a result, all public colleges in Ontario are currently involved in a strike action as of Monday, Oct. 16, including St. Clair and Lambton College. Dual Credit Program As a result of...
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Update for students regarding potential St. Clair and Lambton College labour disruption on Oct. 16

October 13, 2017
Ontario's college faculty (as represented by OPSEU) is currently engaged in contract talks with the College Employer Council.  At this point in time, a deal has not been reached. As such, Monday, October 16 has been set as the earliest time that a legal strike or lockout could potentially begin at all...
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Dr. Dean Kriellaars Presents "Can Physical Activity Promote Emotional Development?"

October 11, 2017
​Please join Dr. Dean Kriellaars and both the Lambton Kent District School Board and St. Clair Catholic District School Board on October 25 at St. Patrick's Catholic High School and October 26 at Winston Churchill Public School from 6:30-8 p.m. to learn about the ABC's of physical activity and how it can...
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Fair Notice Communication Regarding Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol

September 28, 2017
​ 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...
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Student Accident Insurance available for voluntary purchase

September 06, 2017
​ The Lambton Kent District School Board does not provide coverage to students for accidents occurring at school or during school activities (i.e. athletics, field trips, etc.).  For your convenience, the Board has made arrangements for families wishing to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance. Plans are available through the Kids Plus™...
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The LKDSB on the Go App will be discontinued as of Sept. 1, 2017

August 31, 2017
​The LKDSB on the Go App will discontinued as of Sept. 1, 2017. No updates will be made to the app following this date. A survey of staff, students, parents and community members, was conducted to better understand the use of the LKDSB on the Go App and customer satisfaction to...
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Tuesday, August 29 - Registration

July 19, 2017
​ 9 am - 6 pm Registration is in the library. Activity Fee: $30 Locker Rental: $5 Phys Ed Uniform: $30 Yearbook: $50 Payment by CASH or DEBIT CARD only.
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Thoughtexchange Report Reveals Community Thoughts Regarding LKDSB’s Proposed Plan for Blenheim, Ridgetown, South Chatham and Tilbury

June 30, 2017
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has published a report on the results from the Thoughtexchange process on the proposed plan for the Blenheim, Ridgetown, Tilbury, and South Chatham Area phase of pupil accommodation. The report highlights themes from the 3,653 thoughts that were contributed by 748 participants, including parents/guardians, students, staff, and...
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Provincial government changes to drinking water regulations for schools, effective July 1

June 14, 2017
​The Ontario government has made amendments to Ontario Regulation 243, which came into effect for schools in 2007 and is intended to reduce children's exposure to lead in drinking water. Effective July 1, 2017, amendments to the regulation make it necessary for samples to be collected and tested for lead content...
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Share your thoughts on proposed focus areas for accessibility standards for education

May 31, 2017
​The Ministry of Education, in support of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), is soliciting public input on the potential scope of the Education Standard Development Committee, which will be established in the fall of 2017. The ESDC will be working towards developing an accessibility standard for education, under...
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JMSS Athletic Banquet

May 26, 2017
When:  Wednesday, June 7/17  Where:  Larry Lahey Atletic Centre Time: dinner at 6pm shaprp! awards start around 7pm. Athletes pick up tickets in the front hallway starting Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Tickets for parents are $12 - available in the front foyer Grade 9 & 10's are to bring salads Grade 11...
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Exam Information

May 26, 2017
​ JOHN MCGREGOR SECONDARY SCHOOL JUNE 2017 – SEMESTER 2 EXAM SCHEDULE     EXAM                                        DATE                               TIME         PERIOD 1                       THURSDAY JUNE 22              11:30 am PERIOD 2                       FRIDAY JUNE 23                       8:15 am PERIOD 3                       MONDAY JUNE...
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LKDSB on the Go App Survey

May 26, 2017
​ The Lambton Kent District School Board is currently evaluating its LKDSB on the Go App. In order to ensure we are investing in communication tools that are beneficial to our key stakeholders, we are interested in your feedback on the app. Please complete the following survey by Thursday, June 8:...
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Ministry of Education conducting online survey and public engagement sessions regarding the Third Progress Report on the implementation of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework

May 25, 2017
​The Ministry of Education is conducting an online survey to encourage feedback and inform the development of the Third Progress Report on the implementation of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework . This survey is intended to capture the successes and help to identify promising practices and opportunities...
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CLASS Launches Free Mobile App “MySBI”

April 11, 2017
​ Getting information about school bus cancellations and delays just got a little bit easier.  Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS), which provides transportation services to students of the Lambton Kent and St. Clair Catholic district school boards, has launched a new mobile app that will provide subscribers with realtime notifications...
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STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SURVEY

April 11, 2017

​Student Transportation has recently developed a survey intended for parents and guardians to fill out regarding how they are doing.  Parents are encouraged to click on the link below and complete the short survey. Contact:
www.schoolbusinfo.com katie.hurst@cklass.ca 519-627-6860 ext. 330
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