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COVID-19 outbreak declared at École Élémentaire Publique Madeleine-De-Roybon

The Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO) has confirmed that six cases of COVID-19 have been detected at École Élémentaire Publique Madeleine-De-Roybon in Kingston. The French public elementary school, located on Gilmour Avenue between Kingston’s Strathcona Park and Calvin Park neighbourhoods, has closed one class at the

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LDSB ‘well positioned’ to open schools safely

As a community, we must do our utmost to ensure our schools remain safe and open.” — Krisha Burra, LDSB Director of Education *CORRECTION: This article states that “Patty Gollogly, Associate Superintendent of Education, said KFL&A Public Health reported 76 per cent of eligible students have had the first dose

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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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Liberals: Disruption of education due to ‘lack of leadership’ by Ford, Lecce

Hard capped classes of 20, increased access to special education and mental health professionals, and a promise to match the over $500 million that’s already been invested by the federal government to improve school ventilation — these were the top promises made by Ontario Liberal Leader Steven del Duca laid

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Outbreak declared at Kingston elementary school

Update (Friday, Nov. 13, 2020): On Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board announced that KFL&A Public Health had identified two new cases of COVID-19 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Elementary School. There are now six active cases of the virus within the faculty

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LDSB: new dates to move between in-class and Virtual School model

As Kingston students complete the seventh week of the 2020-2021, Limestone District School Board (LDSB) is providing a chance to revisit their choice between in-person or virtual learning. “Students and teachers have done an amazing job of adapting to the new routines and health and safety procedures,” said LDSB. In

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COVID-19 case identified in ALCDSB elementary school

One positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) as of Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. The case is at J. J. O’Neill Catholic School in Napanee, according to ALCDSB’s COVID-19 update page. ALCDSB confirmed Tuesday evening that the individual who tested positive

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Elementary Virtual School created for ALCDSB remote learners

After data from the Return to School Survey suggested that 10 per cent of families in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) will be opting for remote learning in September, the school board is opening a new elementary virtual school for Remote Learning.  Read our coverage of

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Questions remain as schools prepare for fall reopening

Limestone District School Board, the largest of four Kingston-area boards, is finalizing its reopening plans as September draws near. “We anticipate additional information coming our way next week from our medical health partners,” said Jane Douglas-Charanduk, Communications Specialist for LDSB. “By then, we may be able to provide an update

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Multiple schools set to shut Wednesday due to rotating OSSTF strike

The rotating strikes of the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (OSSTF) will affect local students as the strike hits Kingston on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Secondary students in the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) and both elementary and secondary students within the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) and

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School board addresses possible teacher strike action

The Limestone District School Board (LDSB) wants parents and students to know that no changes to student learning should the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) take strike action next week. The ETFO represents elementary teachers, and has indicated that job action

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Local family host cereal drive in honour of late son

When one local family lost their son far too early, they chose to keep his spirit alive by continuing his passion of helping students perform the best they can. Everyone knows how difficult it is to excel when you haven’t had a good breakfast. For one local teacher’s college student,

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