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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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Survey says 90% of ALCDSB students will be attending school in person

The Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board has released the feedback from their Return to School Survey, which closed last night, Sunday Aug. 23, 2020. The survey was opened on Thursday, Aug 13, 2020, and asked parents and guardians to indicate whether or not students would be returning to in-school

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Updated Return to School Plan for ALCDSB includes staggered entry for students

The Algonquin Lakeshore District Catholic School Board (ALCDSB) has released an updated Return to School Plan. Updated information includes revised start dates for all grades, further details on remote learning, details about the school environment, including lockers, backpacks, lunch etc., health and safety details, and specific information on masks, screening,

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Ontario Liberals reveal $3.2 billion back-to-school plan

Steven Del Duca, leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, has released a $3.2 billion plan to return students to classrooms in the fall, in groups no larger than 15 students. Del Duca said his ‘Students in Schools Action Plan’ calls for 120 new classroom locations, the hiring of 270 additional

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OECTA announces province-wide walkout next week

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced it is planning a second one-day, province-wide walkout on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. The OECTA announced the plan on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, and indicated that teachers in publicly-funded Catholic District School Boards across Ontario will not be reporting to work

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