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ALCDSB expands mask mandate to include kindergarten students

The mask mandate for students in the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) has been extended to include kindergarten students. In a letter to families, dated Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, David DeSantis, Director of Education for ALCDSB, announced “at the September 14th Issues & Directions Committee Meeting, the ALCDSB

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ALCDSB releases Return to Learning plan for 2021-2022 school year

On Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, David DeSantis, Director of Education for the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) shared a welcome back letter, including a return to school update, with families in the school board. The five-page letter details the board’s compliance with Public Health protocols and guidelines, and

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Province approves funding for new Catholic school in west Kingston

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board has received approval from the province to tender a new Kingston West Catholic Elementary School. The new school will include new child care rooms and an EarlyON Child and Family Centre, in addition to over 450 elementary student spaces. The investment from

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New student trustees to be sworn in by ALCDSB later this month

Students in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) will again have their voices heard, and perspectives represented on the Board of Trustees for the 2021-2022 school year. For the second year, ALCDSB will have two student trustees representing the student population at the board level. In 2019,

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Local students participate in Celebration of Dance virtual event

Today, more than 9,000 local elementary students danced their way to better health during a virtual Celebration of Dance event. The event, held annually at Fort Henry when we’re not in a pandemic situation, is part of the health and physical education curriculum for students in both the Limestone District

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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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UPDATE: St. John XXIII Catholic School closed due to variant of concern investigation

Update (2:30 p.m., Monday, Mar. 15, 2021): At a press event on Monday, Mar. 15, 2021, Dr. Kieran Moore confirmed that the student has tested positive for a variant of concern. Original Article: St. John XXIII Catholic School is closed after a case of COVID-19 was identified at the school.

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COVID-19 case detected at St. Martha Catholic School

The Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) was informed of a positive case of COVID-19 at St. Martha Catholic School on the evening of Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021. “All contacts of the individual were traced last night, shortly after the test result came in, and anyone who needs to

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Ontario government details additional pandemic funding for schools

The Ontario Government has announced an additional $381 million for Ontario schools through the federal Safe Return to Class Fund. According to a statement from the office of Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings, Lennox & Addington, the funding will be used to continue to improve air quality and ventilation in

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New COVID-19 cases confirmed by ALCDSB schools

Three schools in the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) have confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 48 hours. Regiopolis Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School and Ecole Catholique Cathédrale (ECC) each confirmed one case on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. This is the second case associated with ECC in

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LDSB reports two COVID-19 cases at separate schools: ‘No risk to students or staff’

Limestone District School Board (LDSB) has confirmed two cases of COVID-19 at local schools over the past week, but says there is no risk to the public. LDSB reported a student had tested positive at Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute (KCVI) on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. They reported a student

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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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