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 connection and sense of belonging for them. Although there are still many unknowns about the September 2021 return to learning, the LKDSB has started planning for the 2021-2022 school year.
All students will be registered for in-person learning for September 2021. If your child will be attending in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year, no further action is required. If you are interested in virtual learning for your child for the 2021-2022 school year, please see the information below.
Through recent surveys of family preferences for the next school year, we learned that for some families virtual learning may be the preferred program option for the 2021-2022 school year. LKDSB is committed to supporting students to learn in the manner that best meets their needs and circumstances and will provide virtual learning programming for both elementary and secondary students (Kindergarten to Grade 12) for the 2021-2022 school year.
In order to support planning and staffing decisions, the LKDSB is asking families to sign-up for virtual learning for the 2021-2022 school year by April 21, 2021.
Families must commit to virtual learning for the 2021-2022 school year by completing the form found on the board website by April 21, 2021. Click here to access the virtual learning registration form (select Virtual Learning Elementary or Virtual Learning Secondary from the drop-down menu). Only those students who complete this form will be registered for virtual learning in September 2021. All others will be registered at their home school.
Important Note: In order to promote stability within classrooms, enrolment in the virtual learning program is intended to be a permanent year-long commitment. Families will not be able to opt-in or out of in-person and virtual learning during the 2021-2022 school year (exceptions would be considered on a case-by-case basis and accommodation would be based on space availability and may vary school-to-school and grade-by-grade).
More information about virtual learning is available here. Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions about the virtual learning programming for the 2021-2022 school year, including a list of secondary school course offerings.
Should you have any specific questions about your child, please contact your school directly.