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Province extends remote learning

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate throughout the province, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is extending certain measures to keep students and education staff safe. This includes extending remote, teacher-led learning until Monday, Jan. 25,

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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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ALCDSB reminds elementary families of option to switch learning modes

David DeSantis, Director of Education for the Algonquin Lakeshore District School Board (ALCDSB) sent a letter to families of elementary students on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. In the letter, DeSantis reminded families that the date to switch between learning modes – Remote Learning or In-Person – is quickly approaching. Beginning

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COVID-19 Assessment Centre opens on Queen’s University Campus

A new satellite COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Queen’s University is opening this week as part of the University’s ongoing efforts to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak in Kingston. The Assessment Centre is located adjacent to Student Wellness Services in Mitchell Hall. Operated by Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the facility has

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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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Updated Return to School Plan for ALCDSB includes staggered entry for students

The Algonquin Lakeshore District Catholic School Board (ALCDSB) has released an updated Return to School Plan. Updated information includes revised start dates for all grades, further details on remote learning, details about the school environment, including lockers, backpacks, lunch etc., health and safety details, and specific information on masks, screening,

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Queen’s addresses tuition costs during remote course delivery

For the past few months, thousands of students across Ontario have taken to social media, expressing confusion over why tuition costs will remain the same when most courses are being delivered online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in Kingston, a number of Queen’s University students have done the same.

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Poll: What is your decision for your children and the 2020-2021 school year?

With the 2020-2021 school year fast approaching, and with new information coming out daily on what the different models of curriculum delivery will look like, we want to hear from those in Kingston and the area about the decisions they’ve made with regard to their children for the upcoming school

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Details from the LDSB on the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year

Following a special meeting of the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, The Kingstonist interviewed Board Director Krishna Burra. The interview took place on a packed news day, with two other major developments in Ontario education on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. In the early afternoon, Ontario’s

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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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ALCDSB releases statement on report cards and upcoming school year

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) released information on how report cards are going to work and an update on the upcoming school year in statements made on Thursday, Jun 25, and Friday, Jun. 26, 2020.  According to a letter addressed to parents, they will be receiving

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