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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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