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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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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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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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Message from Director Jim Costello Regarding Drinking Water Testing

April 02, 2018
The health and safety of students, staff and visitors in Lambton Kent District School Board buildings is a top priority. Under Regulation 243/07, school boards and child care providers are required to flush the plumbing in schools and child care centres; sample and test the drinking water for lead content; as...
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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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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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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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Agenda's/Planners

September 20, 2017
​ A friendly reminder to check children’s agendas/planners each night.  If you could please initial when looking it over, this will help staff to ensure children are showing parents and being responsible citizens.
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Volunteer Information

September 20, 2017
​A reminder that regular volunteers to the school need a police vulnerability check.  Please come into office to obtain a form to take with you to attain the check.
For those volunteers who submitted one last year,  stop in to sign off for this school year.  A simple signature is all...
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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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CLASS and school bus operators offer First Time Rider Orientation Day Aug. 19

August 14, 2017
Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS), together with local school bus operators, will host its annual First Time Rider Orientation Day on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. The safety program is for students from the Lambton Kent District School Board & St. Clair Catholic District School Board.
As another school year begins,...
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Back To School Routines

August 07, 2017
​September, 2017 Dear Parents/Guardians, This letter is to inform you of our back to school routines on the first day of school, September 5, 2017. To assist children with the first day of school, we had a school wide Meet and Greet on Tuesday, June 27 th .  Students had an...
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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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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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Bucket Filling PBS School

May 15, 2017


Naahii Ridge is a BUCKET FILLING SCHOOL! This means that we teach and encourage students to show respect through kind actions, their words and always lending a helping hand to fill their own and others’ buckets.

Naahii Ridge is also a PBS school, this means that we engage in School Wide Positive...
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Education Week is May 1-5!

April 20, 2017
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EQAO

April 20, 2017
​ Our Grade 3 and 6 students are working diligently on the Ontario Curriculum, to prepare for the provincial testing. To help prepare your child for EQAO, it would be beneficial to continue to read with your child each evening for 20 minutes, give them opportunities to practice to write and...