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No school impact, risk from positive COVID-19 cases in area schools

Four area schools have reported positive cases of COVID-19 since in-person learning resumed on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Two schools in the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB), as well as two schools in the Limestone District School Board (LDSB), have reported at least one positive case over the

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Music comedy duo offer mentorship to high school students pursuing the arts

High school students considering a future in the arts are being offered a unique mentorship opportunity by internationally-acclaimed music and comedy duo, Bridge & Wolak. Oftentimes when a musically gifted student is thinking about pursuing higher education, they tend to be steered away from pursuing their art in favour of

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ALCDSB to hold virtual graduation ceremonies this month

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) sent a letter to families in the school community yesterday, Monday, June 7, 2021, regarding graduation plans for the school year. “In the interest of equity for students and families, and the logistics around planning graduation ceremonies so late in the

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Unicorn helps Ontario schools be inclusive of gender diversity

A unicorn named Gegi is now helping Ontario public and Catholic schools welcome gender diversity. Gegi.ca is the creation of Queen’s University researcher, Dr. Lee Airton, Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education, and Dr. Kyle Kirkup, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section) at

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Positive COVID-19 case detected at John XXIII Catholic School

An individual at John XXIII Catholic School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB). The Board announced that the case had been detected, and that Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has been notified of the case, on Thursday,

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ALCDSB announces new appointments for 2021 term

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) held their Inaugural meeting for the 2021 term. Following an address from Father Marek Chochrek the Board of Trustees swore in a new Chair, Vice Chair, and Chair of the Finance and Operations Committee, according to a

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Positive COVID-19 case reported at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School

KFL&A Public Health has notified the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) that one individual at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School has tested positive for COVID-19. Families with students at the school received an email message confirming the positive case on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. “We recognize that

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ALCDSB extends school closure due to COVID-19 cases

Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) has announced that temporary remote learning will continue for all students of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School for the next two weeks. ALCDSB confirmed three positive COVID-19 cases at the school on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. Students and staff were re-assigned

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Three new cases of COVID-19 prompt Kingston school closure

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) has announced three new cases of COVID-19 at one of its schools in Kingston, prompting its temporary closure. The school board made the announcement on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, disclosing that the multiple cases were associated with Our Lady Of Lourdes

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ALCDSB updates parents on commitment to student safety

The Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) is reminding families that vigilance is critical in preventing community spread of COVID-19. In a letter to parents, dated Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, David DeSantis, Director of Education for ALCDSB expressed his gratitude to all parents/guardians, board and school staff and students

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ETFO President says teachers nervous about school reopening

The President of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) local branch says teachers are apprehensive heading into the school year during a pandemic. She also called Premier Doug Ford’s message to teachers unions yesterday ’insulting.’ “It’s time for teachers to step up,” Ford told the media on Thursday, Aug.

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Local boards readying as majority of students opt for in-class learning

Kingston’s two largest school boards report that 90 per cent of their students will return for in-class learning this fall. Combined, Limestone District School Board (LDSB) and Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) serve more than 30,0000 students in the Kingston area. Both boards issued online surveys to

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