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Invitation for students to share thoughts on remote/online learning

May 05, 2021
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Student voice is so important in making decisions about the future of education in Ontario.
The Lambton Kent District School Board is assisting the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) to collect information about students’ experiences with remote/online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
OPSBA wants to...

Reminder: April 21 Deadline for Virtual Learning Registration for 2021-2022 school year

April 19, 2021
We are looking forward to a safe return to in-person learning in September 2021. We want to remind families interested in registering their child for virtual learning for the 2021-2022 school year must complete the online registration form by Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Unless otherwise indicated, all students will be registered for...

Important Update re: Transition to remote learning April 19, 2021

April 13, 2021
​​Dear Students, Parent(s)/Guardian(s): 
  As you are likely aware, the Ontario Minister of Education has announced that Ontario elementary and secondary schools, including those in the Lambton Kent District School Board, will transition to remote teacher-led learning April 19, 2021. No face-to-face, in-person learning in school settings will occur during this...

Voluntary Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing

April 09, 2021
​In a further effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, the Lambton Kent District School Board, St. Clair Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire catholique Providence and Conseil scolaire Viamonde have added additional voluntary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing clinics to the testing clinic schedule. These two additional clinics will run during...

Preparing for Spring Break and a safe return to school April 19

April 08, 2021
​Dear parents/guardians,
Thank you for continuing to follow the public health and safety measures that have kept schools open and safe for students and staff. It is our collective effort that continues to ensure your children can learn in the classroom. As per recent announcements, the province has implemented a provincewide...

Looking ahead to the 2021-2022 school year

April 01, 2021
​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...

Update Regarding Inclement Weather-related Bus Cancellations for Secondary Schools

March 16, 2021
​During the school year, there may be times when school buses are cancelled in particular zones or system-wide due to inclement weather. Effective immediately, if school bus transportation is cancelled in the bus zone where the school is located (see chart below) or cancelled system-wide due to inclement weather, all Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) secondary students attending the individual school, regardless of whether they ride a bus to...

March 22 deadline to request change in learning program

March 15, 2021
​Families wishing to transfer students between face-to-face learning and Learn at Home (or vice versa)  must notify their school by Monday, March 22  by noon (12 p.m.).  Please contact your  home school  and provide the following information by phone or email:  Student name; Learning model choice (face-to-face instruction or Learn at Home); and Phone number for school to follow-up. Students participating in...

Voluntary Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing to Begin in Sarnia March 14

March 11, 2021
​The Lambton Kent District School Board, St. Clair Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire catholique Providence and Conseil scolaire Viamonde, in partnership with Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CKLASS), will be launching the voluntary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for students and school staff on Sunday, March 14 at Great Lakes Secondary School...

LKDSB lowers flags to half-mast March 11 to recognize the National Day of Observance for COVID-19

March 11, 2021
​Flags across Lambton Kent District School Board schools and Board locations are lowered to half-mast today (Thursday, March 11) in recognition of one-year from the day COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. COVID-19 has impacted, and continues to affect, all LKDSB students, staff,...

Update re: Voluntary Asymptomatic Testing for Students and Updated COVID-19 Daily Screening Tool

February 19, 2021
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
We want to inform you of recent updates from the provincial government in support of promoting the safe operation of schools. To continue to support our schools, students, staff and families, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and local Public Health officials, the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB)...

School buses in all zones cancelled today (Feb. 16)

February 16, 2021
​School buses in all zones are cancelled today (Tuesday, Feb. 16) due to weather and road conditions. All Lambton Kent District School Board schools are open.
Visit the CLASS website or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.
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Important Update re: March Break postponed to April 12-16

February 12, 2021
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
Thank you for your support for a smooth transition to in-person learning this week. As you may be aware, on Thursday, February 11, the Minister of Education announced that March Break, which was scheduled for March 15-19, 2021, has been postponed to a Spring Break on April 12-16, 2021....

Important Update re: Reporting Student Absences

February 08, 2021
​At the Lambton Kent District School Board, one of our greatest priorities is ensuring students have arrived safely at school every day. You may have received notification about your child's absence from our SchoolMessenger automated attendance messaging system. We will soon be adding a SchoolMessenger Parent/Guardian Reporting Tool for you to notify...

Important Reminders re: Return to In-Person Learning Monday, February 8

February 04, 2021
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): As you are aware, Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) elementary and secondary schools will return to in-person learning on Monday, February 8, 2021. LKDSB Virtual Learn at Home schools continue to operate on their regular schedule. We want to remind students and families about important health and safety...

Important Update re: Return to in-person learning on Monday, February 8

February 03, 2021
​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...

Message regarding Black History/African Heritage Month and Black Lives Matter

February 01, 2021

The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) acknowledges the ongoing impacts of anti-Black racism in our communities, which cause harm, trauma, violence and the loss of Black lives. We know that the intersections of racism and other social and institutional inequalities result in the ongoing oppression and marginalization of the...

LKDSB students to continue with remote learning

January 28, 2021
​Today, the Ministry of Education announced that schools within four additional Ontario Public Health units will be permitted to open for in-person learning next week; however, this does not include local Public Health units and schools in the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB). LKDSB students are expected to continue with...

Update regarding students transferring between learning program delivery (in-person and Virtual Learn at Home)

January 26, 2021
Due to the current remote learning period, the transition for elementary students between in-person learning and Virtual Learn at Home will be delayed pending further information from the Ministry of Education on the return to face-to-face learning. At this time, elementary students will continue in the current learning program of delivery...

Update regarding the extension of the remote learning period

January 21, 2021
​As you are aware, the Ontario Minister of Education extended the remote learning period for elementary and secondary students in the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB). We received confirmation today from the Ministry of Education that the remote learning period has been extended up-to and including February 10, 2021. Further...

Remote Learning Extended for Elementary and Secondary Students

January 20, 2021
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): 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...

Update Regarding Provincial State of Emergency and Schools

January 13, 2021
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, the Ontario government announced a provincial State of Emergency and stay-at-home order to address the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) elementary and secondary students are expected to continue with remote, teacher-led learning as previously outlined until January 25,...

Important Update re: Extension of Elementary Remote Learning

January 07, 2021
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
Thank you for your support this week as we transitioned to remote, teacher-led learning. The Ontario government has announced that all Ontario elementary schools will continue to participate in remote teacher-led learning Monday, January 11 to Friday, January 22, 2021. No face-to-face, in-person learning in school settings will occur...

Minister of Education letter to parents/guardians

January 05, 2021
​Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has issued a letter to parents/guardians regarding elementary and secondary student learning in January; financial relief for parents/guardians; and keeping schools safe in 2021. Read the letter here: English version/French version

Update: Cogeco Internet service disruption Jan. 5 resolved

January 05, 2021
LKDSB students and staff: For those who have Internet provided by Cogeco, LKDSB has been notified by Cogeco that they are experiencing network issues today (January 5) and are working on restoring service. Please continue to attempt connecting to your class throughout the day.
UPDATE: Cogeco has reported this issue...

January 12 deadline to request change in learning program

January 04, 2021
​Families wishing to transfer students between face-to-face learning and Learn at Home (or vice versa)  must notify their school by Tuesday, January 12  by noon (12 p.m.).  Please contact your  home school  and provide the following information by phone or email:  Student name; Learning model choice (face-to-face instruction or Learn at Home); and Phone number for school to follow-up. Students participating in...

Important Update re. Elementary and Secondary Student Learning in January 2021

December 22, 2020
Dear Students, Parent(s)/Guardian(s):  As you are likely aware, the Ontario Minister of Education has ordered that all Ontario elementary and secondary schools move to remote teacher-led learning January 4-8, 2021. No face-to-face, in-person learning in school settings will occur during this week. LKDSB Virtual Learn at Home schools will continue to operate on their regular schedule. On January...

Important reminders for a safe and healthy holiday break

December 18, 2020
​Dear parents/guardians, Thank you for your ongoing efforts which have made the school re-opening process possible, and for adhering to public health and safety measures that have ensured schools remain a safe place for our students and staff. The holidays are going to look a little different this year. We understand...

LKDSB Annual Organization Board Meeting rescheduled to Dec. 3

December 01, 2020
Due to anticipated inclement weather, the LKDSB Annual Organization Board Meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Sarnia Education Centre.

School buses in Zones 1-7 cancelled today (Dec. 1), Zone 8 buses running as scheduled

December 01, 2020
​School buses in Zone 1-7 are cancelled today (Tuesday, Dec. 1) due to road and weather conditions. Buses in Zone 8 are operating as scheduled. All Lambton Kent District School Board schools are open.
Visit the CLASS website​ or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.

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Reminder: Nov. 17 virtual event with Dr. Karyn Gordon on "Building Confidence"

November 16, 2020
Parents and guardians are invited to join the Lambton Kent District School Board's Parent Involvement Committee on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7-8:30 p.m. for a virtual presentation by leadership and relationship expert and author Dr. Karyn Gordon on “Building Confidence."  Pre-registration for the online event is not required. Join the presentation at http://tiny.cc/BuildingConfidence (password: LKDSB).  Learn...

LKDSB Participates in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week Nov. 16-20

November 13, 2020


The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is participating in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week from November 16-20, 2020 to help promote safe, welcoming and inclusive learning and work environments.

During this week, students, staff and parents/guardians are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on student learning and well-being, as well...

LKDSB Launches Strategic Priorities 2020/21-2025/26 and Operational Plan for Implementation

November 11, 2020

​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has launched its new Strategic Priorities for 2020/21-2025/26 to continue the LKDSB’s mission of Fostering Success for Every Student Every Day. The Strategic Priorities 2020/21-2025/26 are: Student Achievement & Well-Being: Advance high standards for innovative and responsive learning; Inclusive Diversity: Champion anti-oppressive education; Sustainable...

New Students

November 09, 2020
Welcome to new students who are starting at the Virtual Learn at Home Secondary School (VLHS) for quadmester two on Monday, November 16.​  Information will be emailed out to students and parents/guardians on November 14 or 15.  Students can expect an email from their Q2A teachers the morning of Monday, November...

Update regarding Nov. 13 quadmester transition day

November 03, 2020
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
We are quickly approaching the end of the first quadmester for secondary students. Although this year has been unlike any other, we appreciate the resiliency and hard work of all students and staff to adjust to this year's schedule and health and safety practices and routines for the safe...

LKDSB Commemorates Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 2-6

October 30, 2020

​ The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) commemorates Treaties Recognition Week on November 2-6, joining school boards across the province in promoting education and awareness about treaty rights and treaty relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Ontario.
This year, the LKDSB Indigenous Education Team is continuing to...

LKDSB’s Parent Involvement Committee to host Nov. 17 virtual event on “Building Confidence”

October 29, 2020
​​ The Lambton Kent District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee is hosting an event for parents/guardians featuring leadership and relationship expert and author  Dr. Karyn Gordon . The presentation titled, “Building Confidence,” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7-8:30 p.m.  
Pre-r egistration for the online event is...

LKDSB supports K-12 Cyber Awareness Month Oct. 26 to Nov. 20

October 26, 2020

​The Ontario Ministry of Education, in partnership with Ontario school boards (including the Lambton Kent District School Board) and the Educational Computing Network of Ontario (ECNO), has prepared multiple resources for school boards to share with teachers, students and staff to promote cyber safety and awareness during K-12 Cyber Awareness Month,...

National School Bus Safety Week October 19-23, 2020

October 16, 2020

CLASS Celebrates National School Bus Safety Week October 19-23, 2020 and Bus Driver Appreciation Day October 21, 2020
Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS) is encouraging parents, students, school staff and motorists to recognize the importance of school bus safety within our communities. In addition, CLASS is urging children...

LKDSB Seeking Applicants to Fill Trustee Vacancy

October 14, 2020
​ The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees.
The successful candidate will attend bi-monthly Board Meetings, which alternate between the Corporate Office in Sarnia and the Regional Office in Chatham and participate in additional committee work. The specific...

October 22 Deadline to request change in learning program

October 13, 2020
​Families wishing to transfer students between face-to-face learning and Learn at Home (or vice versa)   must notify their school by Thursday, October 22  by noon (12 p.m.). 
Please contact your  home school  and provide the following information by phone or email:  Student name;
Learning model choice (face-to-face instruction or Learn at Home); and
Phone number for school to follow-up.
Students participating...

Important Message to Grade 9 Parents/Guardians re: Take Our Kids to Work Day

October 09, 2020

During the first week of November, Grade 9 students typically participate in Take Our Kids to Work Day, which is an opportunity for students to accompany a parent, relative or community volunteer to work to observe workplace skills and consider career possibilities. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and in order to...

Parent Communication 2020-10-08

October 08, 2020
Please ​see our latest communication to parents, guardians, and students including information about progress reports and parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, October 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Parent Communication 2020-10-08.pdf

School Council

October 04, 2020
The VLHS will be starting a School Council with its first organizational meeting date scheduled for Thursday, October 15 at 7 p.m.  The meeting will take place using Microsoft Teams.  No software or account is required.  School Council is made up parents, staff representatives, community members and the principal.  It provides...

Parent Communication 2020-10-05

October 04, 2020
Please see our latest communication to parents, guardians, and students.
Parent Communication 2020-10-05​
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Updated - Provincial daily COVID-19 school screening

October 02, 2020
Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): ​ The provincial government has updated the COVID-19 school screening daily assessment tool, which is available here:  https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
The updates include adjustments to the type and number of symptoms needed for a child to stay home for a period of time and seek medical advice. The new...

LKDSB celebrates staff and volunteers on October 5

October 02, 2020



The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) celebrates those who dedicate their time and efforts to support student success during Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Day on Monday, October 5.

At the 44th Session of the International Conference on Education, a United Nations agency declared October 5 as World Teachers' Day. The LKDSB...

LKDSB Recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21

September 30, 2020

The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is recognizing National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. On this day and throughout the year, the LKDSB honours the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
June is National Indigenous History Month, a time for all Canadians to reflect...

Provincial daily COVID-19 school screening

September 25, 2020
​Welcome back to school! We look forward to a safe start to the 2020-2021 school year. The provincial government has released a COVID-19 school screening daily assessment tool, which is available here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ Click here to download a PDF​ version of the COVID-19 school screening.
All students (or parents/guardians on behalf of students),...

​ LKDSB commemorates Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30

September 22, 2020

The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) joins school boards across the province in commemorating Orange Shirt Day on September 30 to acknowledge and honour the survivors of residential schools, as well as the children and young people who never returned home.
LKDSB encourages staff and students to wear an orange...

Best wishes for a safe and healthy school year

September 09, 2020
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) staff is looking forward to welcoming students back to school for a safe start to the 2020-2021 school year. We know that this year will look different from previous years, but our staff remains committed to supporting safe, welcoming and positive school environments...

Parent Communication 2020-09-09

September 09, 2020
​Students at the Virtual Learn at Home Secondary School (VLHS) will receive an email to their LKDSB Gmail accounts from their quadmester one teachers on Thursday, September 10.
In addition to specific course information that the teacher will provide, the email will contain the following information: 
Please access your...

Parent Communication 2020-09-04

September 04, 2020
​Read our introductory letter to parents and students.

Fair Notice Communication Regarding Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol

August 31, 2020
​ 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...

Important Update Regarding LKDSB Start Dates

August 27, 2020
​Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
With the health and safety of students and staff as the top priority, the Lambton Kent District School Board's (LKDSB) plan for a safe reopening of schools continues to evolve and the LKDSB has decided to update its reopening plans to further stagger the entry of students for the...

LKDSB Releases Updated Staggered Entry Safe Return to School Plans

August 27, 2020

With the health and safety of students and staff as their top priorities, the Lambton Kent District School Board has updated its plans for the safe reopening of schools to further stagger the entry of students for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

The Ministry of Education...

Minister of Education letter to parents/guardians

August 27, 2020
​ Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has issued a letter to parents/guardians regarding the government’s plan for the safe reopening of schools, public health protocols and additional funding for school boards. Read the letter here: English version/ French version
Click here to read the LKDSB's Reopening Our Schools plan.​
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