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Service Disruption Notice: LKDSB Schools and Recreational Amenities Closed

April 02, 2020
‚Äč In accordance with Ontario Government Orders and the Lambton Kent District School Board‚Äôs efforts to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, all schools and recreational amenities are closed. Recreational amenities, including but not limited to playgrounds, sports fields, basketball & tennis courts, etc. Additionally, Board-owned asphalt areas are not to...

COVID-19 Update - April 1, 2020

April 01, 2020
‚ÄčDear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): In follow-up to yesterday's announcement that Lambton Kent District School Board schools will remain closed to students until May 4, 2020, please see the letter to parents/guardians from Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce (English and French versions available).
You can view the message here: English version French version
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COVID-19 Update - March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020
‚ÄčDear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
Today, the Ontario Minister of Education announced that schools will remain closed to students until May 4, 2020, due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak. As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) schools will remain closed to students until May 4.
The province's announcement may be found...

COVID-19 Update - March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020
‚ÄčDear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
We hope that you and your family are well and staying connected through these unprecedented times. We understand that many families are facing unique challenges and we remain committed to support success and well-being of our students.
As you are aware, the Ontario Ministry of Education has closed schools...

COVID-19 Update - March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020
‚ÄčDear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
Today marks the first day of the school closures following the March Break. We understand that this is an unprecedented time and appreciate your support as we work through this process together.
As we all work together to flatten the curve and practice social distancing, we recognize that this...

Letter to parents/guardians from Minister of Education

March 23, 2020
‚Äč Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has issued a letter to parents/guardians.  Read the letter here - English version/French version.

COVID-19 Update - March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020
‚ÄčThis is a reminder that all schools and board offices under the jurisdiction of the Lambton Kent District School Board are closed from March 23 to April 5, 2020.  As you are aware, the Ontario Minister of Education ordered all Ontario schools to be closed from March 14 to April 5,...

Important message to parents/guardians: LKDSB schools closed March 14-April 5, 2020

March 13, 2020
‚ÄčDear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
As you are likely aware, the Ontario Minister of Education has ordered that all Ontario schools remain closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. This closure extends from the recommendation from the Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health and...

Important message to LKDSB parents/guardians and community

March 12, 2020
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board is aware that the Ontario Minister of Education has ordered that all Ontario schools remain closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19.
The LKDSB is in the process of gathering further information and will provide...

COVID-19 Update - March 11, 2020 4:20 p.m.

March 11, 2020
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is aware the World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic. As with all health-related matters, the LKDSB takes direction from the local and provincial Medical Officers of Health, the Public Health Agency of Canada and our Pandemic Influenza Protocol/Plan.
The...

Message to LKDSB parents/guardians re: COVID-19

March 11, 2020
‚Äč I am writing today to provide you with an update about the novel coronavirus ‚Äď COVID-19. Please be assured that student and staff safety are a top priority for the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB). The LKDSB has been closely monitoring information from local and provincial Medical Officers of...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď March 6, 2020 3:45 p.m.

March 06, 2020
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that effective Monday, March 9, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will escalate the legal strike action, involving a partial withdrawal of services, unless a settlement is reached prior to this date.
The LKDSB is working with OSSTF...

Buses in Zone 1 cancelled today (Feb. 28)

February 28, 2020
‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčSchool buses in Zone 1 are cancelled today (Friday, Feb. 28) due to road conditions. Buses in all other zones are operating as normal. 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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Buses in all zones cancelled today (Feb. 27)

February 27, 2020
‚Äč‚ÄčSchool buses in all zones are cancelled today (Thursday, Feb. 27) due to road conditions. 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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Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď February 21, 2020 3:20 p.m.

February 21, 2020
‚ÄčReminder: All Lambton Kent District School Board ‚Äčelementary and secondary schools and programs are OPEN to students on Monday, February 24, 2020. Please visit the Lambton Kent District School Board website for up-to-date information regarding labour relations: www.lkdsb.net

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď February 21, 2020 3 p.m.

February 21, 2020
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is aware that at other school board locations across the province, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will participate in a legal strike, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Friday, February 28, 2020, unless a settlement is reached prior...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď February 21, 2020 6 a.m.

February 21, 2020
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) have confirmed their members will join colleagues across the province in a one-day legal strike action (full withdrawal of services) on Friday, February 21, 2020.
As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board elementary and secondary schools and programs...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď February 20, 2020 9:15 a.m.

February 20, 2020
‚ÄčAs a reminder, if provincial settlements are not reached, members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will join colleagues across the province in a one-day legal strike (full withdrawal of services) on Friday, February 21, 2020.
A full strike would mean...

School buses in Zone 1 cancelled today (Feb. 14)

February 14, 2020
‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčSchool buses in Zone 1 are cancelled today (Friday, Feb. 14) due to weather and road conditions. Buses in all other zones are running as normal. All schools will remain open. Visit the CLASS website or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď February 13, 2020 1 p.m.

February 13, 2020
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will join colleagues across the province in a one-day legal strike (full withdrawal of services) on Friday, February 21, 2020, unless a settlement...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď February 11, 2020 9 a.m.

February 11, 2020
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is aware that at other school board locations across the province, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will participate in a legal strike, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Thursday, February 13, 2020, unless a settlement is reached prior...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď February 6, 2020 6 a.m.

February 06, 2020
‚ÄčThe Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has confirmed its members will join colleagues throughout the province in a one-day legal strike action (full withdrawal of services) on Thursday, February 6, 2020.
As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board elementary schools and programs are CLOSED to elementary students on Thursday, February 6. Elementary schools will...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď February 4, 2020 6 a.m.

February 04, 2020
‚ÄčThe Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) have confirmed their members will join colleagues throughout the province in one-day legal strike actions (full withdrawal of services) on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board elementary and secondary schools or programs are CLOSED...

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus Update

February 03, 2020
‚ÄčAs you are likely aware, Ontario has identified confirmed cases of the Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Students, parents and school communities should rest assured that the province is working together in close cooperation with its partners in both the education and health care sectors to ensure the continued safety and well-being...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď February 3, 2020 11 a.m.

February 03, 2020
‚ÄčAs a reminder, if a provincial settlement is not reached, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF), who are in a legal strike position, will engage in one-day strike (full withdrawal of services) on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. A full strike would mean secondary teachers would not report to...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď January 30, 2020 4:30 p.m.

January 30, 2020
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will join colleagues throughout the province in a one-day legal strike (full withdrawal of services) on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, unless a settlement is reached prior to this date.
Student safety...

February 4 LKSSAA activities cancelled

January 29, 2020
‚ÄčIn anticipation of the potential legal strike action by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) on Tuesday, February 4, all Lambton Kent Secondary School Athletic Association (LKSSAA) student athletic activities scheduled on Tuesday, February 4 have been cancelled and will be rescheduled. Schools will communicate information to students and parents/guardians about the rescheduled...

Information About Coronavirus

January 27, 2020
‚Äč January 27, 2020 Dear school community members: Re: Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) As you will likely know, on January 25, 2020, Ontario identified its first presumptive confirmed case for the Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Today, January 27, 2020, Ontario has confirmed that the wife of the first case has tested...

Buses in Zones 1 and 4 cancelled today (Jan. 20)

January 20, 2020
‚ÄčBuses in Zones 1 and 4 are cancelled today (Monday, Jan. 20) due to road and weather 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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Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď January 16, 2020 8:50 a.m.

January 16, 2020
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is aware that at other school board locations across the province, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will participate in a legal strike, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, unless a settlement is reached prior...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď January 13, 2020 7:00 a.m.

January 13, 2020
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is aware that at other school board locations across the province, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will participate in a legal strike, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, unless a settlement is reached prior...

Message to Parents/Guardians re: EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics

January 09, 2020
‚ÄčOn January 8, the Minister of Education published an announcement regarding the January administration of the EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics. LKDSB Grade 9 students in applied and academic math courses in semester 1 will not participate in the EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics this January. 
As you may...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď January 6, 2020 1:15 p.m.

January 06, 2020
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is aware that at other school board locations across the province, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will participate in a legal strike, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, unless a settlement is reached prior...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď December 18, 2019 3:10 p.m.

December 18, 2019
‚ÄčReminder: All secondary schools and programs are open to students on Thursday, December 19, 2019. Please continue to visit the LKDSB website regularly for update-to-date information regarding contract negotiations: www.lkdsb.net

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď December 18, 2019 6 a.m.

December 18, 2019
‚ÄčThe Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) has confirmed its members will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, involving a one-day, full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.
As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board secondary schools or any programs currently under the supervision...

Important letter to parents/guardians regarding labour relations

December 17, 2019
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, unless a settlement is reached prior to this...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď December 13, 2019 3:20 p.m.

December 13, 2019
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, involving a one-day, full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, unless a settlement is reached prior to this...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď December 6, 2019 3:10 p.m.

December 06, 2019
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is aware that at other school board locations across the province, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will participate in a legal strike, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, unless a settlement is reached prior...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď December 4, 2019 3 p.m.

December 04, 2019
‚ÄčReminder: All secondary schools and programs are open to students on Thursday, December 5, 2019.
Please continue to visit the LKDSB website regularly for update-to-date information regarding contract negotiations: www.lkdsb.net

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Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď December 4, 2019 12:30 a.m.

December 04, 2019
‚ÄčThe Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) has confirmed its members will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, involving a one-day, full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board secondary schools or any programs currently under the supervision...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď December 3, 2019 9 p.m.

December 03, 2019
‚ÄčContract negotiations between the Ministry of Education, the Ontario Public School Boards' Association and Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) are ongoing and the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is hopeful a fair agreement can be reached, and the full, one-day strike action on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 will be...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď November 29, 2019 2:10 p.m.

November 29, 2019
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, involving a one-day, full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, unless a settlement is reached prior to this...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď November 28, 2019 6:15 p.m.

November 28, 2019
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, involving a one-day full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, unless a settlement is reached prior to this...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď November 22, 2019 11:30 a.m.

November 22, 2019
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, involving a partial withdrawal of services, effective Tuesday, November 26, 2019, unless a settlement is reached prior to this date....

Buses in all zones cancelled this morning (Nov. 19) due to fog

November 19, 2019
‚ÄčSchool buses in all zones are cancelled this morning (Tuesday, Nov. 19) due to fog conditions, but will run as normal this afternoon. All schools are open.
Visit the CLASS website or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.


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Important message for LKCS parents/guardians

November 18, 2019
‚ÄčDear Parents/Guardians,
This letter is to notify you of an incident that occurred at the school on Monday, November 18 at approximately 12 p.m. Earlier today, the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) notified Enbridge Gas of concerns about a smell of sulfur in the cafeteria area. All Lambton Kent Composite School...

Important update for Chatham-Kent parents/guardians re: changes to school-based rehabilitation services

November 15, 2019
‚ÄčBeginning January 6, 2020, the Children's Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent will be providing direct support to students for occupational therapy, physiotherapy and some speech/language therapy services. There will be no changes to eligibility for services; however, some students may have a new therapist in January 2020.
Click here for more information: ...

LKDSB Raising Awareness about Bullying Nov. 18-22

November 15, 2019
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The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is participating in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week from November 18-22, 2019 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...

‚ÄčSchool buses cancelled today (Nov. 12)

November 12, 2019
‚ÄčSchool buses in all zones in Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton are cancelled today (Nov. 12) due to road and weather conditions. All schools will remain open.
Visit the CLASS website or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.

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Message to parents/guardians regarding drinking water testing

November 11, 2019
‚ÄčThe health and safety of our students, staff and visitors to our buildings is a top priority for the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB). The LKDSB is committed to ensuring its facilities are compliant with Ministry regulations regarding drinking water testing. Any areas of concern are addressed in accordance with...

LKDSB Commemorates Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 4-8

November 01, 2019
  The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) commemorates Treaties Recognition Week on November 4-8, 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 will be focused on increasing awareness and understanding...

Join CLASS in Celebrating National School Bus Safety Week October 21-25, 2019

October 22, 2019
‚Äč Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS) encourages parents, students, school staff and motorists to recognize the importance of school bus safety within our communities.
School Bus Driver Appreciation Day, which is also a nationally recognized observance, on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  CLASS encourages children and parents to say a special...

School Climate Survey results now available

October 08, 2019
‚Äč The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has released board-wide and individual school results from the School Climate Survey conducted April 1-12, 2019. The survey gathered input from students in Grades 4-12, staff and parents/guardians to assist with planning programs and decision-making related to supporting safe and inclusive school environments.
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Share your feedback on the LKDSB's Special Education Plan

October 07, 2019
‚ÄčIn 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,...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď October 6, 2019 (9:20 p.m.)

October 06, 2019
Today, the Ministry of Education and the trustees' association announced they have reached a tentative provincial agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) schools and facilities will be open to students on Monday, October 7, 2019. We thank you for...

LKDSB celebrates staff and volunteers on Oct. 4

October 04, 2019

‚Äč The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) celebrates those who dedicate their time to support student success during Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Day on Friday, October 4. At the 44th Session of the International Conference on Education, a United Nations agency declared Oct. 5 as World Teachers' Day. In...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď October 3, 2019 (1:30 p.m.)‚Äč

October 03, 2019
‚Äč On October 2, 2019, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) announced that they would begin a legal full withdrawal of services (strike action) in Ontario schools beginning on Monday, October 7, 2019 unless there is progress at the central bargaining table with the Ministry of Education and...

Contract Negotiations Update ‚Äď October 2, 2019 (3:30 p.m.)

October 02, 2019
‚ÄčToday, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) announced that they would begin a full withdrawal of services (strike action) in Ontario schools beginning on Monday, October 7, 2019 unless there is progress at the central bargaining table. Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is currently assessing the impact...

Update regarding CUPE contract negotiations

October 02, 2019
‚ÄčOn Wednesday, October 2, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario announced that in the absence of a negotiated settlement, its members will escalate labour sanctions to include a full strike at Ontario school boards, effective Monday, October 7, 2019. The Lambton Kent District School Board is currently reviewing what the impacts...

Fair Notice Communication Regarding Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol

October 02, 2019
‚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...

Update from CLASS regarding Community Use of Schools permits

October 01, 2019
‚ÄčChatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS) has been notified by the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) and St. Clair Catholic District School Board (SCCDSB) that members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Locals 1238 & 4168 have joined their colleagues across the province in implementing labour sanctions against...

LKDSB releases 2019 School Climate Survey results

September 27, 2019

‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has released board-wide results from the School Climate Survey conducted April 1-12, 2019. The survey gathered input from students in Grades 4-12, staff and parents/guardians to assist with planning programs and decision-making related to supporting safe and inclusive school environments.
A total of...

Message from Director Howitt regarding an update on contract negotiations

September 26, 2019
‚ÄčDear Parents/Guardians, The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1238 will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, which includes a partial withdrawal of services, effective Monday, September 30, 2019. However, contract negotiations between...

LKDSB commemorates Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30

September 23, 2019

‚ÄčThe 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. We encourage staff and students to wear an...

Message on behalf of Director John Howitt

September 03, 2019

Welcome back for the 2019-2020 school year! I hope you had an opportunity to relax this summer with family and friends. I am excited to begin as Director of Education and I look forward to visiting schools and meeting students, staff and families as I learn more about our unique...

Service Disruption: All Lambton Kent District School Board locations will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2

August 29, 2019
All Lambton Kent District School Board locations will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 for Labour Day.
All locations will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Service Disruption - Phone services at all LKDSB locations will be unavailable on August 21, 2019 at 3:30-7:30 p.m.

August 08, 2019

Please be advised there will be a phone service disruption at all Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) locations on Wednesday, August 21 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. due to a system upgrade. During this time, all inbound and outbound calls will be unavailable.
Should you need to contact the LKDSB during this...

Secondary Administrative Changes for the 2019 - 2020 School Year

July 25, 2019
‚ÄčDue to some recent administrative appointments, the following secondary school administrative changes will be in effect as of September 1, 2019:

Secondary Principals

    Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School: Derek Stenton
    Great Lakes Secondary School: Jim Stewart

Secondary Vice-Principals

    Lambton Central Collegiate & Vocational Institute: Scott Watson
    Northern Collegiate Institute & Vocational School: Nathan Jeffrey
   ...

Students and Families Enrolled in Student Accident Insurance Program

June 05, 2019
DISCONTINUATION OF KIDS PLUS‚ĄĘ ACCIDENT INSURANCE PROGRAM
This is to inform you that the Kids Plus‚ĄĘ Accident Insurance Program will be discontinued effective with the 2019-2020 school year.
iA Financial Group (distributor of Kids Plus‚ĄĘ) has stated that all policies currently in force for the 2018-2019 school year will...

LKDSB Pride: Supporting LGBTQ+ Communities

May 22, 2019
‚Äč The month of June is nationally recognized as Pride Month in Canada. In accordance with the Ministry of Education's commitment to student achievement and well-being, the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is joining school boards throughout the province in supporting the LGBTQ+ community with the display of the Pride...

Memo regarding inclement weather during OSSLT

March 22, 2019
‚ÄčWednesday, March 27 is the date all secondary schools across Ontario are scheduled to administer the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). EQAO, as well as the Lambton Kent District School Board, will be monitoring weather forecasts in the days leading up to the administration of the test to anticipate any...

Letter to parents/guardians re: Technology Enriched Learning Plan (TELP) Update

March 07, 2019
‚ÄčDear Parents/Guardians, As you may be aware, the LKDSB Technology Enriched Learning Plan (TELP) has been under review for several years. As a result of this ongoing review, Senior Administration has decided to reconfigure TELP for the 2019-2020 school year, based on current budget constraints and anticipated further Ministry funding reductions....

All LKSSAA games cancelled tonight (Feb. 13) due to inclement weather

February 13, 2019
‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent Secondary School Athletic Association‚Äôs (LKSSAA) Executive, in coordination with secondary principals, has decided to cancel all games tonight (Feb. 13) due to weather-related concerns. We understand this will have a direct impact on Boys‚Äô Basketball playoffs, however these games will be rescheduled and future dates will be communicated...

All school buses running today (Feb. 13) in Zones 1-8

February 13, 2019
‚ÄčAll school buses in Zones 1-8 are running today (Feb. 13). CLASS is experiencing technical difficulties with its transportation website, however updates on bus delays are available on the MySBI app. CLASS is working to resolve the issues with its website. Download the MySBI app for up-to-date school bus information.

UPDATE: All Lambton Kent District School Board locations are closed today

February 12, 2019
‚ÄčBased on updated information, the Lambton Kent District School Board is closing all locations, including schools, the Chatham and Sarnia Education Centres, and the Adult and Continuing Education Centre in Chatham and Sarnia today (Feb. 12) due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. All daycare facilities located within schools are also closed today.

‚ÄčSchool buses in all zones are cancelled today (Feb. 6) due to poor road conditions

February 06, 2019
School buses in all zones (Zones 1-8) are cancelled today (Feb. 6) due to poor road conditions. All schools will remain open.

Kindergarten registration at the following schools will continue as scheduled from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: Queen Elizabeth II Public School - Chatham
Victor Lauriston Public School
Winston Churchill Public...

Black History Month

February 01, 2019
‚Äč Black History is annually celebrated during the month of February, but the role of African Canadians in our history and society is embedded in Lambton Kent District School Board curriculum throughout the year. In addition to activities promoted during the month of February, LKDSB students, families and staff members are...

Travel for Credit - Registration Open

January 29, 2019
‚Äč Registration for the Summer 2019 Civics and Careers opportunity is now open.  Students enrolled in the course earn both 0.5 credits and travel to Ottawa, Montreal and New York City.  The online portion of the course runs for the month of July, with travel July 20 th ‚Äď 26 th...

Memo regarding inclement weather during exams

January 23, 2019
The Lambton Kent District School Board and the St. Clair Catholic District School Board have developed the following plan, which is to be followed in the event of disruptions to the examination schedule, due to inclement weather.   ‚Äč Exams ‚ÄĘ  In the event that inclement weather forces the cancellation of...

School buses cancelled today (Jan. 23)

January 23, 2019
‚Äč‚ÄčSchool buses in all zones in Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton are cancelled today due to poor road conditions. All schools will remain open. Visit the CLASS website or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.

School buses cancelled today (Jan. 21)

January 21, 2019
‚ÄčSchool buses in all zones in Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton are cancelled today due to poor road conditions. All schools will remain open. Visit the CLASS website or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.

EXAM Schedule

January 09, 2019

Become a member of Special Education Advisory Committee

November 23, 2018
‚ÄčCommunity organizations/associations are invited to apply to serve on the Special Education Advisory Committee. Interested applicants must submit a nomination form and letter by 4 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2018. Click here to learn more about the criteria and the application process. To obtain a copy of the Nomination Form, please contact Lori Gall...

LKDSB Raising Awareness about Bullying Nov. 19-23

November 19, 2018
‚Äč The Lambton Kent District School Board is participating in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, November 19-23, 2018 to help promote safe, welcoming and inclusive learning and work environments. During this week, students, staff and parents are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on student learning and well-being....

Ontario government hosting additional Telephone Town Hall sessions for provincial consultations

November 15, 2018
‚ÄčThe 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...

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 ‚Äď 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...

LKDSB and St. Clair Catholic to host ‚ÄúExperience the Trades‚ÄĚ Event November 14 and 15

November 12, 2018
‚Äč 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...

Share your feedback on the LKDSB's Special Education Plan

November 08, 2018
‚ÄčIn 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,...

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...

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. ‚Äď...

Information for parents/guardians, students and staff regarding legalization of cannabis

October 16, 2018
‚ÄčWith 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...

LKDSB Invites Community Organizations/Associations to Apply to Serve on the Special Education Advisory Committee

October 11, 2018
‚ÄčOn 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...

LKDSB Celebrates Staff and Volunteers on Oct. 5

October 02, 2018
‚ÄčThe 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. ‚ÄúWe greatly appreciate the daily dedication of our staff and volunteers who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to promoting student achievement,‚ÄĚ said Chair Elizabeth Hudie. ‚ÄúOn...

Fair Notice Communication Regarding Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol

September 25, 2018
‚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...

LKDSB commemorates Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 27

September 25, 2018
‚Äč 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...

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...

Message from Chair Hudie and Director Costello re: Health and Physical Education Curriculum

July 26, 2018
‚ÄčDear 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)...

LKSSAA athletic activities cancelled today (May 28)

May 28, 2018
‚ÄčIn 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...

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), ‚Äčdue 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....

LKDSB Celebrates ‚ÄėEquity in Action‚Äô During Education Week, May 7-11

May 03, 2018
‚Äč 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...

Secondary students, young adults invited to explore "future opportunities"

April 25, 2018
‚ÄčThe 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...

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...

Important message from Director Jim Costello

April 06, 2018
‚ÄčDear 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...

Important message from Superintendent Gary Girardi

April 04, 2018
‚ÄčStudent 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...

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...

Update re: Technology Enriched Learning Plan (TELP)

March 02, 2018
‚ÄčThe 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...

Become a Student Trustee

February 28, 2018
‚Äč 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...

UPDATE: All LKDSB schools open Monday, Feb. 26

February 25, 2018
‚ÄčFlood 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...

Message from Director Jim Costello

February 15, 2018
‚ÄčWe 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...

Cafeteria Closure at LKCS - effective semester 2

January 24, 2018
‚ÄčLambton Kent District School Board Senior Administration was informed by the cafeteria operator, Chartwells, that the company would be closing its location at Lambton-Kent Composite School at the end of Semester 1.  The company cited low customer numbers, decreased profit margins, and the increase in minimum wage with the introduction of...

Memo regarding inclement weather during exams

January 11, 2018
‚ÄčThe 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...

Update on College Labour Disruption - Nov. 20, 2017

November 20, 2017
‚ÄčOn 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...

Update on College Labour Disruption - Nov. 16, 2017

November 16, 2017
‚ÄčFollowing a vote on Nov. 14‚Äď16, 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...

Update for students re: St. Clair and Lambton College labour disruption (Oct. 16, 2017)

October 16, 2017
‚ÄčOntario'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...

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...

Dr. Dean Kriellaars Presents "Can Physical Activity Promote Emotional Development?"

October 11, 2017
‚ÄčPlease 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...

Fair Notice Communication Regarding Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol

September 28, 2017
‚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...

Student Accident Insurance available for voluntary purchase

September 06, 2017
‚Äč 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‚ĄĘ...

The LKDSB on the Go App will be discontinued as of Sept. 1, 2017

August 31, 2017
‚ÄčThe 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...

Tuesday, August 29 - Registration

July 19, 2017
‚Äč 9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 6 pm Registration in Main Office Activity Fee: $30 Locker Rental: $5 Phys Ed Uniform: $30 Yearbook - $50 Payment by CASH only.
Summer Jam Tuesday, August 29 - 10am to 12:30pm For Grade 9 students and other students new...

Provincial government changes to drinking water regulations for schools, effective July 1

June 14, 2017
‚ÄčThe 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...

Share your thoughts on proposed focus areas for accessibility standards for education

May 31, 2017
‚ÄčThe 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...

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
‚ÄčThe 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, M√©tis and Inuit Education Policy Framework . This survey is intended to capture the successes and help to identify promising practices and opportunities...

Education Week is for Educators too!

May 02, 2017
Mr. Moynihan at the new LKDSB website training. LKCS going live May 10th!‚Äč

CLASS Launches Free Mobile App ‚ÄúMySBI‚ÄĚ

April 11, 2017
‚Äč 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...

STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SURVEY

April 11, 2017
‚Äč 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 ...

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) - Free Tuition for Eligible Students

April 11, 2017
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If your child is currently in Grade 12, you should know that applications are now open for college and university programs. The last date for university applications is January 11th. College applications for the fall term should be submitted before February 1st.

Your child may benefit from financial assistance for postsecondary...

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