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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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JG Simcoe Public School to host celebration of 50th anniversary

Situated in Rideau Heights, John Graves Simcoe Public School has been a place where area children have gathered for education, activity, and community engagement for nearly 50 years. More commonly referred to as JG Simcoe Public, the school opened in 1969, and is currently a kindergarten to grade eight school.

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Students walk out in protest of cuts and changes to education

Hundreds of students could be seen throughout the city and county today as they walked out of school and voiced their concerns about the changes and cuts to education at the provincial level. Approximately 650 secondary school students walked out of school and either walked, drove, or took public transit

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