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Update: Schools to reopen – Three LDSB schools closed due to confirmed COVID-19 cases

Update (Monday, Mar. 29, 2021) Bath Public School, Ernestown Secondary School, and Odessa Public School will reopen on Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021 after being closed due to possible COVID-19 contacts. Since the closure of the three schools was announced on Saturday, Mar. 27, 2021, further investigation and testing by KFL&A

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UPDATE: KFLA Public Health orders closure of Land O’Lakes Public School

Update (Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2021): Land O’Lakes Public School will remain closed until Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021 and students will continue with remote learning until Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021, however, according to a release from Limestone District School Board (LDSB), KFL&A Public Health has released some individuals from isolation. Students in

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LDSB Virtual School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Another member of the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) community has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the board. LDSB issued a press release on Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2021 indicating that a staff member in the board’s Elementary Virtual School had tested positive for COVID-19 the same day. “The individual

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VOC being investigated at Winston Churchill Public School, several other LDSB classes cleared

A student case of COVID-19 at Winston Churchill Public School is being investigated as a Variant of Concern (VOC), meaning that this strain of virus could spread more easily. This student’s class cohort will continue to isolate as the investigation continues, according to the Limestone District School Board (LDSB). The

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New COVID-19 cases at three LDSB schools

Limestone District School Board (LDSB) has identified four new cases of COVID-19 at three of its schools. According to a release from the school board on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, there is one case at each of Frontenac Secondary School and Bayridge Public School, and two cases at J.R. Henderson

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Local school bus operators run drive-by protest

Local school bus operators in Kingston held a drive-by demonstration outside Limestone District School Board (LDSB) headquarters on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. They were protesting a provincially mandated Request for Proposal (RFP) process initiated the night before by Tri-Board Transportation Services, who award school bus contracts in the area. Approximately

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Update: More Kingston schools declare cases of COVID-19

Update (Friday, Dec. 11, 2020): On Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) announced two more cases of COVID-19 have been detected in local schools. Both cases were identified at KCVI, according to LDSB. “The students are isolating at home, and they are following directives from KFL&A

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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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Indie the intervention dog training to comfort Kingston high school students

Through the doors of the BMO entrance at the Cataraqui Centre stands a group of masked humans, each holding leashes attached to puppies in various stages of their service dog training.  Ability Dogs Canada, the organization training these pups, have brought the dogs to the mall in search of a

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LDSB puts focus on combatting anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism

School Board Trustees of the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) voted Wednesday night to approve the draft of their 2020-2023 Equity Action Plan. The plan lists 45 recommended actions in four areas, with the intent to eliminate systemic barriers against race or gender, for students and staff alike. “I have

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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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