Today, the Minister of Education announced that additional 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, February 8, 2021.
LKDSB Virtual Learn at Home schools continue to operate on their regular schedule.
Click here to read the provincial government media release.
As we prepare to return to school on Monday, February 8, 2021, we want to remind students and families about the health and safety measures in place to support a safe operation of schools. As per the provincial government requirements, school boards have implemented some new health and safety protocols for the return to in-person learning, including the requirement for students in Grades 1-3 to wear a mask and confirmation of self-screening for staff and secondary students, etc. Further information about these enhanced health and safety protocols will be shared with staff, students and families later this week.
To help students prepare to return to school, parents/guardians are encouraged to review the health and safety protocols in place to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, such as reminders about masking, physical distancing and proper hand hygiene, etc. Click on the video links below to review important reminders with students on the following topics:
Reminder: Prior to attending school, all students, staff and visitors must complete the daily COVID-19 School Screening assessment tool.
The LKDSB continues to follow directions from the Ministry of Education, local and provincial public health officials. Additional information and resources are available on the LKDSB's Parent/Guardian Resources website. Information is also available on Chatham-Kent Public Health and Lambton Public Health websites.
The health and well-being of students and staff remains the top priorities for the LKDSB. Together, we will continue to support the safe operation of schools.
If you have a specific question or concern about your child, please contact your school directly as messages are checked regularly.
Please visit the LKDSB website (www.lkdsb.net) regularly for up-to-date information.
Director of Education