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March of the Museums goes virtual — in April

The Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) have announced their March of the Museum event will take place this year, though with some significant changes. Due to the pandemic, and the change to the regular school March Break, the event will happen in April, and has

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Teachers’ unions oppose March break delay

The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) released a statement Thursday afternoon condeming the Ontario government’s March break plans. All four unions say they strongly oppose

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March Break delayed until April 12

The Ontario government has announced that this year’s March Break will be delayed. “In support of our collective efforts to keep schools safe, we are postponing March break until April 12-16, 2021,” said a statement from Minister of Education Stephen Lecce. “This decision was made with the best advice of

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ALCDSB school calendar released for 2020-2021

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board has released its calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. On June 30, 2020, school boards were asked to resubmit proposed school calendars for the 2020-2021 school year in order to accommodate additional criteria that was set by the Ministry of Education. This

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Provincial government cancelling two weeks of school due to COVID-19

The following is a release from the Ontario Ministry of Education regarding COVID-19 and the cancellation of two weeks of classes in publicly-funded schools after March Break: Today Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in

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How Should Schools Make Up for Snow Days?

This winter, Kingston has endured a seemingly endless supply of snow, ice and undesirable conditions, which have resulted in power outages, delayed commutes and beloved snow days.  Since last December, local elementary and secondary school students have lost as many as 5 days in the classroom due to inclement weather,

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Kids Get Animated Over March Break with Art Workshop

Some children spend March Break watching cartoons, while an inventive few spend March Break making them. This week, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre is holding a two-part workshop for youth that teaches the basics of stop-motion animation. The kids, who range in age between twelve and fourteen, begin the workshop

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Kingston’s Local Attractions

This past week I was fortunate enough to take a bit of a reprieve from the 9 to 5, and wander around as a part of the March Break crowd. My wife and I filled our days with a trip to Wolfe Island, movies, open houses, home improvements, dinner and

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Guide to March Break 2012

In case your kids haven’t reminded you, March Break is but a few days away. Kids throughout the Limestone District School Board are presently sitting in class watching the clock, and counting down to a week where they’ll be free from finger painting and standardized testing. If you’re like many

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Guide to March Break in Kingston in 2011

In case your kids haven’t reminded you, March Break is but a few days away. Kids throughout the Limestone District School Board are presently sitting in class watching the clock, and counting down to a week where they’ll be free from finger painting and standardized testing.  If you’re like many

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