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Letter to parents/guardians from the Minister of Education

January 20, 2022
​​Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has issued a letter to parents/guardians regarding the return to in-person learning. Click on the following links to read the letter (English version/French version).

Important Update re: Return to in-person learning on Monday, January 17

January 12, 2022
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Today, the Minister of Education announced that Ontario schools, including elementary and secondary schools within the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB), will be permitted to reopen for in-person learning on Monday, January 17, 2022. LKDSB virtual learning programming continues to operate on its regular schedule. Click here to...

Update re: Transition to remote learning January 5, 2022

January 03, 2022
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and Students: The Ontario government has announced that Ontario elementary and secondary schools, including those in the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB), move to remote teacher-led learning starting Wednesday, January 5 until Friday, January 14, 2022. Students registered in virtual learning programming will continue to operate on their...

Return to school for students delayed to Wednesday, January 5, 2022

December 30, 2021
​Dear Students, Parent(s)/Guardian(s): The Ontario government has announced a delayed return to school for students following the holiday break to Wednesday, January 5, 2022​ for all elementary and secondary students, including those in the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, there will be...

Voluntary take-home rapid antigen screening kits for students

December 16, 2021
​In an effort to promote a safer return to the classroom after the winter break, on behalf of the Government of Ontario, the Lambton Kent District School Board is providing voluntary take-home rapid antigen screening kits to every student participating in in-person learning.
The rapid antigen screening kits are intended for...

UPDATED: Aberarder Central School closed Dec. 16 due to temporary power outage

December 16, 2021
​Students at Aberarder Central School have been dismissed early on Thursday, December 16 due to a power outage in the area. Due to the power outage and the estimated time of restoration, Lambton Kent District School Board has decided to close the school to students for the day on Thursday, Dec....

Share your feedback on the LKDSB's Special Education Plan

December 03, 2021
​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...

Important information for LKDSB parents/guardians

November 25, 2021
​ The following information is distributed on behalf of Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, Chatham-Kent and Lambton Public Health, and the Ministry of Education. Should you have any specific questions about this information, please follow-up directly with Public Health or your health care provider. Traveling Outside...

Lambton Kent District School Board and Occasional Teachers of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario ratify collective agreement

November 24, 2021
The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) and the Occasional Teachers of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario have announced they have each ratified the collective agreement. 
“We are pleased to announce that we have ratified the collective agreement with the Occasional Teachers of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario and...

LKDSB Participates in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week November 22-26

November 19, 2021

The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is participating in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week from November 22-26, 2021 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...

Ministry of Education announces approval of land purchase for consolidated Kindergarten to Grade 12 school in Forest

November 08, 2021
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is excited to announce the Ministry of Education has approved the acquisition of land for the location of the new consolidated Kindergarten to Grade 12 school in the Forest area.

The new school will be located on a site directly west of the...

LKDSB Commemorates Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 1-5

October 29, 2021

The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) commemorates Treaties Recognition Week from November 1-5, 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 focus on...

Important information re: Student athletes ages 12 years and older and coaching staff participating in indoor sports

October 26, 2021
​Dear Parents/Guardians, We are writing today to inform you of orders by the Medical Officers of Health for Lambton and Chatham-Kent, which have a direct impact on student athletes and coaches. Under the order, effective October 31, 2021, all student athletes, age 12 years and older, and coaching staff, who participate in...

Important Information for bus students and their families

October 26, 2021
​Dear Parents/Guardians,
As we continue to deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that each of us follows the health and safety protocols that are in place to help keep our students safe, both at school and on the bus.
It is especially important that our bus...

COVID-19 Advisory – October 14, 2021

October 18, 2021
Lambton Public Health notified the Lambton Kent District School Board on October 14, 2021 that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Aberarder Central School community. Please note: The school remains open. Lambton Public Health is working closely with the school community and has contacted any individuals (students and staff) who...

CLASS Celebrates National School Bus Safety Week October 18-22, 2021 and Driver Appreciation Day October 20, 2021

October 13, 2021

Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS) is encouraging parents/guardians, students, school staff and motorists to recognize the importance of school bus safety within our communities. In addition, CLASS is urging children and parents/guardians to say a special ‘thank you’ to the many dedicated bus drivers, who ensure students arrive safely...

COVID-19 Advisory – October 7, 2021

October 07, 2021
​Lambton Public Health notified the Lambton Kent District School Board on October 6, 2021 that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Aberarder Central School community. Please note: The school remains open. Lambton Public Health is working closely with the school community and is contacting any individuals (students and...

LKDSB celebrates staff and volunteers on October 5

October 04, 2021
The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) celebrates those who dedicate their time and efforts
to support students during Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Day on Tuesday, 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 Capital Projects - Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

September 28, 2021

The Lambton Kent District School Board appreciates the support of the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream – Education Related Projects, as part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
These projects are funded in part by the Government of Canada. Click here...

Fair Notice Communication Regarding Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol

September 22, 2021
​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 help...

LKDSB recognizes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30

September 22, 2021
​ The Government of Canada has formally designated September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day will be federally observed to honour First Nations, Inuit and Metis survivors and their families and communities, and ensure the public commemoration of their history and the legacy of residential schools.
...

LKDSB supports Welcome Week 2021

September 10, 2021
The Lambton Kent District School Board  (LKDSB)  is  pleased to participate in the Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton Welcome Week, September 10-19, 2021.   Welcome Week is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of immigrant newcomers, to connect them with services within the respective municipalities and to promote diversity in our communities. LKDSB...

Letter to parents/guardians from the Minister of Education

September 07, 2021
​Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has issued a letter to parents/guardians regarding the return to in-person learning. Click here to read the letter.​
Click here to read the LKDSB's Reopening and Operating Our Schools plan.

LKDSB Reopening and Operating our Schools Plan Now Available

August 19, 2021
​ The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is looking forward to welcoming students for a safe 2021-2022 school year. LKDSB elementary and secondary schools will reopen in September with a return to full-time, in-class learning with required COVID-19 safety measures. The LKDSB's plan for the return to school in September...

Notice: Temporary Phone Service Disruption – Friday, August 13

August 11, 2021
​There will be a temporary phone service disruption on Friday, August 13 at 10-10:30 a.m. due to a system update.
Should you need to contact the Lambton Kent District School Board during this time, you may use the Contact Us form or email info@lkdsb.net. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
...

Planning underway for a safe return to school for the 2021-2022 school year

August 03, 2021
​The Ministry of Education has released its COVID-19: Health, safety and operational guidance for schools (2021-2022) and the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is currently reviewing the information and guidance outlined in the document to finalize plans for a safe reopening of schools in September 2021. Planning is...

CLASS Student Transportation for the 2021-2022 School Year

July 20, 2021
​ Transportation details for the 2021-2022 School Year will be available after August 15. Courtesy seat applications will be accepted starting August 3. Final seating assignments will be available on the portal after August 31. Visit www.cklass.ca for more information.

Wishing students and families a healthy and safe summer!

June 29, 2021

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Thank you for your support throughout the 2020-2021 school year. To all parents and guardians, thank you for being partners in education as we faced challenges and celebrated successes with transitioning between in-person and remote learning, or supporting your child enrolled in virtual learning this year. This school...

Message to the LKDSB community from the LKDSB Chair and Director of Education

June 24, 2021
​ The ​Lambton Kent District School Board is deeply saddened by the latest news of the horrific discovery of 751 unmarked graves at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. The tragic news follows the discovery of the bodies of 215 children at the site of a...

LKDSB honours staff contributions, retirees in virtual ceremony

June 24, 2021

The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) will be honouring the outstanding achievements and significant contributions made by staff members during a special virtual event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Employee Retirement and 25 Years of Service Recognition Ceremony was paused for the 2019-2020 school year. This year,...

Summer Mental Health and Well-Being Student Supports

June 23, 2021
​ The ​​Lambton Kent District School Board is committed to supporting students' mental health and well-being. We recognize the COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for many students and families. As part of the ongoing efforts to support students' mental health and well-being and the transition back to school in September, LKDSB...

LKDSB Recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21

June 17, 2021

The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is recognizing National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. This year is the national 25th anniversary of celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis​ peoples.
On this day and throughout the year, the LKDSB honours the...

Message to the LKDSB community

June 08, 2021
​We are deeply saddened and express condolences and support to members of the Muslim community following the tragic event of anti-Muslim hate which occurred in London, Ont.
The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is committed to promoting positive, safe, and welcoming environments for all students, staff, parents/guardians, and visitors. In...

LKDSB students to continue with remote learning for remainder of 2020-2021 school year

June 02, 2021
​Today, the Government of Ontario announced that students will continue to engage in remote, teacher-led learning for the remainder of the 2020-2021 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. Read...

LKDSB Celebrates National Indigenous History Month

June 01, 2021

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. June 21, 2021 is the national 25th anniversary...

LKDSB celebrates Pride Month

May 31, 2021

The month of June is nationally recognized as Pride Month in Canada. Lambton Kent District School Board joins school boards throughout the province in supporting the LGBTQ+ community with the display of the Pride Flag on flagpoles at all school and Board locations throughout the month of June. The...

Message to the LKDSB community from the LKDSB Chair and Director of Education

May 31, 2021

On May 31, the Lambton Kent District School Board lowered its flags to half-mast to honour the lives of the 215 children whose remains were found at the Kamloops Indian Residential School.
We recognize that the tragic news of the discovery of the bodies of 215 children at the site of...

COVID-19 Vaccine Available for Youth Ages 12-17

May 28, 2021
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Please see the attached letter from the Medical Officers of Health for Chatham-Kent and Lambton County below regarding the availability of vaccines for youth ages 12-17. A fact sheet from the Government of Ontario is also attached. Should you have specific health-related questions, please contact your local Public Health...

Update Regarding Provincial Stay-at-Home Order Extension and Schools

May 13, 2021
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

Today, the Ontario government announced an extension of the provincial Stay-at-Home Order to address the COVID-19 pandemic to June 2, 2021.

At this time, Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) elementary and secondary students are expected to continue with remote, teacher-led learning as previously outlined. The provincial government said data will...

LKDSB recognizes Asian Heritage Month in May

May 11, 2021


The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) recognizes Asian Heritage Month in May, which is an opportunity to reflect on the history and ongoing contributions of Canadians of Asian descent to support the growth and prosperity of Canada.

In support of the LKDSB’s Strategic Priority, “Inclusive Diversity: Champion anti-oppressive education,” the...

LKDSB recognizes May 17 - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB)

May 10, 2021

On May 17, 2021, the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) recognizes the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). As supported by LKDSB Trustees during the May 26, 2020 Board Meeting, the LKDSB joins organizations globally in recognition of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) on...

Invitation for students to share thoughts on remote/online learning

May 05, 2021
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Student voice is so important in making decisions about the future of education in Ontario.
The Lambton Kent District School Board is assisting the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) to collect information about students’ experiences with remote/online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
OPSBA wants to...

Reminder: April 21 Deadline for Virtual Learning Registration for 2021-2022 school year

April 19, 2021
We are looking forward to a safe return to in-person learning in September 2021. We want to remind families interested in registering their child for virtual learning for the 2021-2022 school year must complete the online registration form by Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Unless otherwise indicated, all students will be registered for...

Important Update re: Transition to remote learning April 19, 2021

April 13, 2021
​​Dear Students, Parent(s)/Guardian(s): 
  As you are likely aware, the Ontario Minister of Education has announced that Ontario elementary and secondary schools, including those in the Lambton Kent District School Board, will transition to remote teacher-led learning April 19, 2021. No face-to-face, in-person learning in school settings will occur during this...

Voluntary Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing

April 09, 2021
​In a further effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, the Lambton Kent District School Board, St. Clair Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire catholique Providence and Conseil scolaire Viamonde have added additional voluntary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing clinics to the testing clinic schedule. These two additional clinics will run during...

Preparing for Spring Break and a safe return to school April 19

April 08, 2021
​Dear parents/guardians,
Thank you for continuing to follow the public health and safety measures that have kept schools open and safe for students and staff. It is our collective effort that continues to ensure your children can learn in the classroom. As per recent announcements, the province has implemented a provincewide...

Looking ahead to the 2021-2022 school year

April 01, 2021
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is looking forward to welcoming students and staff for in-person learning in September 2021. Our experience this year has reinforced that in-person learning best meets the needs of the majority of our students to remain engaged and be successful, as well as provides a...

Update Regarding Inclement Weather-related Bus Cancellations for Secondary Schools

March 16, 2021
​During the school year, there may be times when school buses are cancelled in particular zones or system-wide due to inclement weather. Effective immediately, if school bus transportation is cancelled in the bus zone where the school is located (see chart below) or cancelled system-wide due to inclement weather, all Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) secondary students attending the individual school, regardless of whether they ride a bus to...

March 22 deadline to request change in learning program

March 15, 2021
​Families wishing to transfer students between face-to-face learning and Learn at Home (or vice versa)  must notify their school by Monday, March 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 in...

Voluntary Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing to Begin in Sarnia March 14

March 11, 2021
​The Lambton Kent District School Board, St. Clair Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire catholique Providence and Conseil scolaire Viamonde, in partnership with Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CKLASS), will be launching the voluntary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for students and school staff on Sunday, March 14 at Great Lakes Secondary School...

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Principal: Janice Morrison
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