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Letter to parents/guardians regarding Responsible Use of Technology

November 15, 2018
Dear Parent / Guardian, If your child is currently registered in one of Grades 7 to 10 at the LKDSB – then they are a participant in our one-to-one Technology Enriched Learning Program (TELP).  As part of that program they have received an iPad for their sole use and are allowed...
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Ontario government hosting additional Telephone Town Hall sessions for provincial consultations

November 15, 2018
​The Ontario government has announced additional Telephone Town Hall sessions for the provincial consultations on education reform. The Ministry of Education has informed the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) that two additional dates for the Telephone Town Hall sessions for Southwestern Ontario (which includes the LKDSB catchment area) will be held on the...
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LKDSB Trustees approve John N. Given Learning Centre name

November 13, 2018
​ Trustees of the Lambton Kent District School Board, on the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Naming  Committee, approved the name John N. Given Learning Centre for the former John N. Given Public School site at the November 13, 2018 Board Meeting. Input on the name was gathered from the community...
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LKDSB and St. Clair Catholic to host “Experience the Trades” Event November 14 and 15

November 12, 2018
​ The Lambton Kent and St. Clair Catholic district school boards are co-hosting an "Experience the Trades" event on November 14-15 at the Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Centre, along with other local school boards and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, to showcase careers in apprenticeable trades. This event is made possible...
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Share your feedback on the LKDSB's Special Education Plan

November 08, 2018
​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 community,...
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LKDSB Commemorates Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 5-9

November 02, 2018
The Lambton Kent District School Board commemorates Treaties Recognition Week from November 5-9, joining the Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and school boards across the province in promoting education and awareness about treaties and treaty relationships. Throughout the week, LKDSB students and staff will learn more about treaties between Canada...
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LKDSB to host parent/guardian IPRC information nights to support Grade 9 transitions

October 26, 2018
​The Lambton Kent District School Board is hosting parent/guardian information nights on Nov. 13 (Sarnia) and Nov. 14 (Chatham) to support transitions to Grade 9 and provide an overview of the Grade 8 to Grade 9 Identification, Placement, and Review Committee (IPRC) process. The events will be hosted by Heather Touzin,...
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Ontario government hosting provincial consultations on education reform today (Oct. 23)

October 23, 2018
The Ontario government is hosting provincial consultations on education reform. The Ministry of Education has informed the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) that the first of the Telephone Town Hall sessions for Southwestern Ontario (which includes the LKDSB catchment area) is taking place today (Tuesday, Oct. 23) at 6:30 p.m. –...
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Process to submit feedback on name of John N. Given Public School site

October 19, 2018
​The Ad Hoc Naming Committee for the John N. Given Public School site will be accepting input from all stakeholder groups on the proposed name John N. Given Learning Centre. The John N. Given Public School site is home to LKDSB’s Adult & Continuing Education program, as well as alternative Special...
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Information for parents/guardians, students and staff regarding legalization of cannabis

October 16, 2018
​With the legalization of cannabis on October 17, 2018, the Ontario Government provides rules that keep cannabis out of the hands of children and youth, and keep our roads safe.  Ontario will have laws in place about how, where and who can buy and possess cannabis in the province.  The Lambton...
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LKDSB Invites Community Organizations/Associations to Apply to Serve on the Special Education Advisory Committee

October 11, 2018
​On behalf of the Trustees of the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB), community organizations/associations are invited to submit a letter of application nominating an individual (and one alternate) to serve on the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for a four-year period, beginning February 2019. SEAC is a statutory committee of the...
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LKDSB Celebrates Staff and Volunteers on Oct. 5

October 02, 2018
​The Lambton Kent District School Board celebrates those who dedicate their time to support student success during Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Day, held on Oct. 5. “We greatly appreciate the daily dedication of our staff and volunteers who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to promoting student achievement,” said Chair Elizabeth Hudie. “On...
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Fair Notice Communication Regarding Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol

September 25, 2018
​ 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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LKDSB commemorates Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 27

September 25, 2018
​ Although Orange Shirt Day is officially held on Sept. 30, the Lambton Kent District School Board commemorates Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 27 to honour the survivors of residential schools, as well as the children and young people who never returned home. We encouraged staff and students to wear orange...
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Letter to Parents/Guardians re: Health and Physical Education Curriculum

September 11, 2018
​Dear Parents/Guardians, As you are aware, the Ontario Government has directed all school boards to use the re-issued 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum for Grades 1-8. The 2015 Health and Physical Education Curriculum will continue to be taught in secondary schools. The Ministry of Education is planning a comprehensive consultation...
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Student Accident Insurance - Voluntary Purchase

September 04, 2018

The Lambton Kent District School Board does not provide insurance 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...
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Registration for Tecumseh Public School

August 22, 2018

​Registration for new students enrolling at Tecumseh Public School for the 2018-2019 school year will take place at John N Given Public School, 92 Churchill Street, on August 27-30 from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00.  Students who finished the 2017-2018 school year at John N Given do not need to register again. ...
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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 to Repurpose John N. Given Public School Site for Special Programs

June 07, 2018
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) Senior Administration has decided to repurpose the John N. Given Public School site for alternative programs and as such, the site will not be declared a property surplus to the Board's needs. On May 9, 2017, LKDSB Trustees approved the consolidation of the John...
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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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Totem pole to be removed from Tecumseh Public School

April 24, 2018
​ Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) Senior Administration has decided to remove the totem pole from the front entry to Tecumseh Public School. The totem pole will be removed during the summer renovations in preparation for the consolidation of students from the John N. Given Public School English Language Program...
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Message from Director Costello re: Tecumseh Public School totem pole

April 24, 2018
​Dear parents/guardians, students and school community, As you may be aware, there has been significant community dialogue about the totem pole that stands in the front foyer of Tecumseh Public School. Recently, Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) Senior Administration decided to remove the totem pole. The totem pole will be...
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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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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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'Timberwolves’ Revealed as New Mascot for Consolidated Tecumseh Public School

March 02, 2018
​Students attending the consolidated Tecumseh Public School in September 2018 will be known as the ‘Timberwolves.’ The new mascot for the consolidated school was revealed at the February 28, 2018 Transition Committee Meeting.

The Traditions and Identity sub-committee solicited input from John N. Given Public School and Tecumseh Public School students and...
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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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Ministry of Education Announces $27.4 million to Build New Kindergarten to Grade 12 School in Forest

January 24, 2018
​ The Ministry of Education announced a $27.4 million investment in the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) today to build a new Kindergarten to Grade 12 school in Forest and provide 24 new child care spaces. Deb Matthews, MPP London North Centre, announced the capital funding for the new school...
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Tecumseh Public School Approved as Name for Consolidated School

November 15, 2017
Trustees of the Lambton Kent District School Board, on the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Naming Committee, approved the name Tecumseh Public School for the consolidated John N. Given and Tecumseh Public School at the November 14, 2017 Board Meeting. Input on keeping the name Tecumseh Public School was gathered from students,...
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Ad Hoc Naming Committee for the Consolidated John N. Given and Tecumseh Public School Meeting to be held Nov. 2

November 01, 2017
The next meeting for the Ad Hoc Naming Committee for the Consolidated John N. Given and Tecumseh Public School will be held on Thursday, November 2 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. at John N. Given Public School. The agenda is available at http://www.lkdsb.net/Board/AccommodationReview/chatham-arc/naming/Pages/default.aspx Thanks to everyone who submitted your thoughts on keeping the...
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts on keeping the name Tecumseh Public School for the consolidated school

October 30, 2017
​Thanks to everyone who submitted their thoughts on keeping the name Tecumseh Public School for the consolidated school. Members of the Committee will review the submissions at the November 2 meeting. It is expected that a report will be presented to Trustees at the November 28, 2017 Board Meeting. The next...
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Process to Submit Feedback on the Name of the Consolidated John N. Given and Tecumseh Public School

October 16, 2017
The Ad Hoc Naming Committee for the Consolidated John N. Given and Tecumseh Public School will be accepting input from all stakeholder groups on keeping the name Tecumseh Public School. The Ad Hoc Naming Committee feels the Tecumseh Public School name supports the criteria outlined in the Lambton Kent District School...
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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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​Chatham Elementary Schools Transition Committee Meeting

October 04, 2017
​The Chatham Elementary Schools Transition Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Tecumseh Public School. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, please visit: http://www.lkdsb.net/Board/AccommodationReview/chatham-arc/transition/Pages/default.aspx
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​Ad Hoc Naming Committee for the Consolidated John N. Given and Tecumseh Public School Meeting

October 04, 2017
​The Ad Hoc Naming Committee for the Consolidated John N. Given and Tecumseh Public School Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 4 at 7-9 p.m. at Tecumseh Public School. This meeting is open to the public. For more information and to view the agenda, please visit: http://www.lkdsb.net/Board/AccommodationReview/chatham-arc/naming/Pages/default.aspx
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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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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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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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Pupil Accommodation

May 15, 2017

​At the Board Meeting held on May 9, 2017, after careful consideration and deliberation, the Trustees of the Lambton Kent District School Board approved the consolidation of the John N. Given Public School Kindergarten to Grade 8 English Language Program at Tecumseh Public School for September 1, 2018; the relocation of...
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Farm to School

April 21, 2017


The Farm to School (F2S) pilot project is continuing for 21 schools across Chatham - Kent, Ontario, including  Tecumseh Public School, with the delivery of fresh produce. Every student in the school will have the opportunity to participate in the program. This program is made possible by the collaboration between...
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EQAO

April 21, 2017


This year, our Grade 3 and 6 students will write the mandatory provincial EQAO assessment of reading, writing, and math between Tuesday, May 23 and Monday, June 5, 2017. Please help your child do their very best by marking these dates on your family calendar, avoiding appointments or vacations that...

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