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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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KASSAA announces no inter-school sports for fall

The Kingston Area Secondary School Atheletic Association (KASSAA) released a statement Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020, announcing there will be no inter-school athletics for the fall season. KASSAA works in concert with the four local school boards to provide extra-curricular leagues for students of the schools. Because the coming school year

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Local teen filling backpacks with school supplies for needy students

A Frontenac Secondary School student is filling backpacks for needy families for a second year in a row. 17 year-old Katie Onesi launched her Backpack Project fundraiser on Facebook on Friday, Jul. 31. So far she has raised enough money to purchase 26 backpacks and fill them with school supplies,

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Go Back to School shopping and support local businesses

September is just around the corner. While this year may be different, with many families scrambling to make sense of what’s to come, we still need to prepare for the Back to School season. From programs to help children return to school, to finding technology, supplies, and services to help

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Back to school… It’s not just for kids

It’s that time of year – back to school! While the kids are heading back and you may be relieved, your pets may be getting more amped up about the time they’ll be alone now that summer is over. Yes, we’re talking about separation anxiety. When you think about it,

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