Today, the Ontario Minister of Education extended the remote learning period for elementary and secondary students in the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB). The provincial announcement did not state the expected date for the return to in-person learning for schools within the LKDSB. We will share this information once it is available.
No face-to-face, in-person learning in school settings will occur during this remote learning period, except to support in-person instruction and support to students with special education needs, in self-contained LKDSB classes, who cannot be accommodated through remote learning.
LKDSB Virtual Learn at Home schools will continue to operate on their regular schedule.
The decision to extend the remote learning period is a proactive measure by the Government of Ontario to further support the health and well-being of Ontarians. The health and safety of our students and staff are top priorities for the LKDSB.
LKDSB will share reminders and updates regarding health and safety protocols for students prior to the return to face-to-face learning in school settings for elementary and secondary students.
Student mental health continues to be a top priority. Students and/or parents/guardians should contact the school if supports are required. Visit the LKDSB Mental Health & Well-Being website or access:
- Kids Help Phone, which offers 24/7 counselling and referral services across the province. To use this free resource, children can call 1-800-668-6868, or text CONNECT to 686868.
- School Mental Health Ontario also has a number of great resources for students, parents and families on their website at www.smho-smso.ca.
The LKDSB continues to gather information and will follow directions from the Ministry of Education, local and provincial public health officials. The LKDSB will provide updates as soon as new information becomes available.
We appreciate your ongoing support in promoting the overall health and well-being of students and staff. 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