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34th Annual Memorial Basketball Tournament

January 17, 2023
The ALCDSB's 34 th annual memorial basketball tournament kicks off this Thursday, January 19, at 5:30 p.m. at Regiopolis-Notre Dame. The event features a doubleheader of Junior and Senior boy's basketball between the Regi Panthers and the Holy Cross Crusaders.  “The Memorial " established in 1989 by Paul Halligan, who at that...

Catholic Education Week Awards Nominations Now Open

January 11, 2023
​ Call for Nominations!  Each year during Catholic Education Week, the ALCDSB recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community members who consistently demonstrate outstanding service.  
We are currently seeking nominations for the 2023 Catholic Education Week awards. Please see each award for a full description. These nominations are completed...

Welcome to Grade 9!

January 10, 2023
​​ Welcome to Grade 9! 
If you have a student entering Grade 9 in September, be sure to “ Save the Date ” and join the ALCDSB for a Secondary School Orientation Day or Information E vening at the following school sites . All are welcome . Nicholson Catholic...

Your Ticket to Your Future - Earn your high school diploma

January 05, 2023
Earn your high school diploma and upgrade courses for college from Loyola, School of Adult and Continuing Education!
Loyola is an accredited secondary school supported by the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, where adult students can obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, advance their basic literacy skills and...

ALCDSB Student Artwork Featured in Journey Magazine

December 19, 2022
ALCDSB student artwork is highlighted in the current edition of Journey, a magazine published by the Archdiocese of Kingston.  Click here to view online. Also included in this edition is a full list of local Christmas mass service information. 
Front Cover:
Chloe Bodzasy, Grade 8 student at St. Patrick Catholic School,  E rinsville Come Adore...

NOW LIVE! 2022 Christmas Silent Auction

December 06, 2022

Let the bidding begin! The ALCDSB Virtual Christmas Silent Auction is  NOW LIVE  and open  until Saturday, December 10 at 8:15 p.m.!
Step 1. Create a bidder account on MaxSold.   Step 2. View auction items here.   Step 3. Start bidding on your favourite items!   ...

Director's Annual Report 2022

November 23, 2022
​ The ALCDSB is pleased to present the 2022 Director's Annual Report​.  Click  here to learn about the admirable achievements and progress taking place in our Catholic learning communities, where each member is loved, inspired, and successful.

The ALCDSB Acclaims Executive Team and Welcomes New Trustees at their Inaugural Meeting

November 23, 2022
NAPANEE, ON - A new Chair, Vice-Chair and Chair of the Finance and Operations Committee have been acclaimed at the ALCDSB's Inaugural Meeting of the Board held on November 22, 2022. The Board of Trustees has acclaimed Terry Shea, as Chair of the Board, Brian Evoy as Vice-Chair of the Board...

Staff Recognition Award Nominations

November 21, 2022
​ The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board’s Recognition Strategy recognizes staff for their actions and results.  Nominations are now being accepted for ALCDSB staff members whose work (or actions) has made an impact and are in-line with the Board's core values and exemplifies characteristics that align with the Board's vision, mission and values...

In-Person Classes to Resume

November 07, 2022
A ll ALCDSB schools will re - open to students and classes will resume in-person tomorrow, T uesday, November 8, 20 22 . S tudents currently enrolled in the remote learning school will continue classes as nor ma l.   Any further questions, please contact your school directly.   Thank you...

CUPE Job Action Update

November 06, 2022
​ Dear families, I am writing to you today to provide an update with regards to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) job action. This union represents the following employees at the ALCDSB; Educational Assistants, Early Childhood Educators, Secretaries, Youth Workers, Custodial Maintenance, and Central Clerical and Technical Staff. CUPE continues its...

Holy Cross teacher accepts first place prize for painting

October 14, 2022
ALCDSB's very own Natasha Jabre, yearbook teacher at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in Kingston, took home the First Place prize for her painting showcased at the Kingston School of Art's Fifth Annual Juried  Art Exhibition  this week. The painting, named Emma at 4, is a photo of Jabre's...

Important Message Regarding School Ventilation

October 11, 2022
​ We have had a very successful start to the school year, including the return of student extracurricular activities, field trips and all of the benefits students get from the return of in-person learning experiences.  The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is committed to the health and safety of...

New School for Site for St. Gregory Catholic School in Picton

October 04, 2022
​ Picton, ON - The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) have received approval from the province of Ontario for the acquisition of land in Picton's west end for a new school site. The $4.6 million dollars in Land Priorities funding will allow the Board to purchase the property...

The ALCDSB Releases Year Three of their Multi-Year Strategic Plan

October 03, 2022
​ Napanee , ON – The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board have released an update on year three of their five-year strategic plan.   The Multi-Year S trategic Plan (MYSP) was developed in 2020 by a diverse stakeholder group which included ALCDSB staff, parents, school board trustees, and representatives...

St. Paul the Apostle Parish Fish Fry, Saturday, 1 October, 5-7 pm

September 18, 2022
​ On Saturday, October 1st from 5 to 7 pm, come and enjoy battered cod and fries by Mundell's, with salad, dessert, hot and cold drinks. Dine in, on the patio (weather permitting), or take out.  Adults $15, children 12 and under $8; tickets available at the door.  Supporting rectory renovations. ...

Chapel Naming Service at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School

September 15, 2022
​Thursday, September 15, 2022
Kingston, ON – The chapel at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School has been formally named after St. André Bessette. The official naming was marked in a brief liturgy in the chapel Thursday morning. The naming service took place following the first whole school mass of the school...

Call for Volunteers!

September 02, 2022
ALCDSB Election s Compliance Audit Committee   The Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) is seeking interested applicants for appointment to its Election Compliance Audit Committee for the 2022 municipal election.  Deadline to apply is September 2 3 , 2022. ​ Compliance Audit Committees are required under the Municipal...

Welcome Back Message from the ALCDSB Director of Education

August 31, 2022
This year, the first day of school for students is  Tuesday, September 6, 2022 . Kindergarten students may have a staggered start to the first week of school and begin classes on a different date. Schools will contact families directly to confirm start dates.
On behalf of our Board of Trustees and the...

How to Support a Mentally Healthy Back to School for Your Child Resource

August 22, 2022
​ The past two school years have been anything but usual. We know that while many students and families are eager to return to a “more normal” school experience, some will be worried about starting back, and what this new school year will look like for them. Remember as parents/caregivers you know...

Summer Art Therapy-based Program (Grades 4 – 9)

August 08, 2022
Another set of in-person Art Therapy-based programs are being offered this summer by school mental health clinicians. Students entering G rades 4-6 and 7-9 are eligible to attend a weeklong program of psychoeducation workshops addressing mental health topics this August .  
Students will learn strategies through art-based activities ....

Register your team for the 23rd Annual ALCE Foundation Golf Tournament

July 21, 2022
​ Every year, the ALCDSB organizes an Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic Education Foundation Golf Tournament. This year marks the 23 rd  annual event, which will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at  Loyalist Golf and Country Club.
We're excited to announce that registration and sponsorship opportunities are now ...

ALCDSB Teacher Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Pin Award

July 21, 2022
Kingston, ON - Congratulations to Concetta Buragina, Special Education Resource Teacher at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School in Kingston for being the recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Pin Award, for her outstanding contributions to her community.  
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee marks the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's...

Holy Cross Student Wins Bronze Medal at Pan-Am Games Wrestling Championships

July 06, 2022
​ Luke Coffin, Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School student and wrestling heavy-weight champion of the Cadet Division (U17), proudly represented Canada last month at the Pan-American (Pan-Am) Wrestling Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Coffin, who place third at the international games, is the first athlete to represent the Kingston Wrestling Club...

2021-2022 EcoSchools Certifications Announced

June 30, 2022
​Each year ALCDSB schools apply for EcoSchools certification by undertaking environmental actions, campaigns, and projects, and then recording them in the online EcoSchools Certification Application (ECA) to earn points.
Participation in the program allows our students, teachers, school administrators, caretakers, and parents to authentically integrate learning experiences within the natural...

The Right to Read in the ALCDSB

June 29, 2022
Napanee, ON - The work of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board has been acknowledged in the 2021-22 Ontario Human Rights Commission's (OHRC) Annual Report, in its Education section.
As Year 2 of a 5-year Multi-Year Strategic Plan implementation ends, the board's Science of Reading professional development plan is...

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Teacher Receives Ballie Award

June 24, 2022
Congratulations to ALCDSB Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School teacher Nadia Bernabei, for being a 2022 recipient of the prestigious Queen's University Baillie Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching.
Bernabei was nominated for the award by former ALCDSB student Emma Smith. Smith who has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing...

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary School Awarded $500 Grant from Nutrients for Life for School Garden Program

June 24, 2022

L-R: ​Donna Jongenotter (Educational Assistant), Kristy Sinclair (Early Childhood Educator), Brooklyn (student), Jill Gardiner (Principal), Mason (student), Amanda Kain (teacher)​
​ Bel leville, ON  -  Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Belleville has been selected as a recipient for a 2022 Nutrients for Life School Garden grant. This...

Board Approves 2022-2023 School Year Budget

June 24, 2022
​ Napanee, ON –The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) Trustees approved an operating budget of $177,293,497 and a capital budget of $34,402,323 for 2022-23 school year at the Board meeting held on June 21, 2022. ​ The budget reflects the funding information released by the Ministry of Education...

ESL and LINC students receive awards at presentation of certificates ceremony

June 23, 2022
Students​ in the ESL and  Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)   ​programs at  Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education  accept awards today during the  2022 presentation of certificates at Zwick's Park. ​ ​   The Susan An award  is donated in honour of Susan An who was passionate about ESL instruction. It is given...

The ALCDSB and Loyalist College sign MOU to strengthen their International Education Program

June 22, 2022
Napanee, ON – The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) welcomed Loyalist College President and CEO, Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, to the Board office Tuesday evening to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
​​(L-R)  Sean Monteith, L oyalist College Senior  Vice President of  Academic   and David DeSantis,  Direc tor...

Incoming Student Trustees Take Oath of Office

June 21, 2022
Incoming student trustees for the 2022/2023 school year took their "Oath of Office" at the June Board Meeting on Tuesday evening. ​

David DeSantis, Director of Education for the ALCDSB welcomed incoming student trustees Marlow Slatter (left) and Mary Mekhaeil (right) and their families. Mary Mekhaeil, entering grade...

Virtual Sumer Wellness Workshops   July 11 - 14 (Grades 7 - 12)

June 07, 2022
​ Virtual Summer Wellness workshops are being offered to students entering Grade 7 -12 this summer by the ALCDSB Social Work Team and delivered via the Microsoft Teams platform.   The objective of the wellness workshops is to offer psychoeducation and accompanying strategies and tools for a range of mental health...

KFPL's Teen Summer Reading Challenge

June 06, 2022
​ The Teen Summer Reading Challenge is an online reading program for teens ages 13 to 17 who live or attend school in Kingston and Frontenac County, or have a KFPL library card. Teens log their reading through the Teen SRC website and complete challenges to earn ballots towards weekly prizes...

Autism and Mental Health Workshops for Parents, Caregivers and Youth Being Offered this June

May 31, 2022
​ The Maltby Centre (KFLA's Mental health and Autism service agency) is offering virtual workshops for parents/caregivers and youth this June. See complete list below.  To register please visit

Coping with Challenging Behaviour
Wednesday, June 1, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School is Back On-stage with Disney’s High School Musical

May 31, 2022
Kingston, ON – Regiopolis-Notre Dame (RND) Catholic High School is back on-stage after over a two-year-long COVID hiatus. The local Catholic high school are presenting Disney's High School Musical on June 2, 3 and 4.
For those familiar with the Original Disney Channel movie, the musical is a high-energy, large-scale...

Janet Kenny Recipient of Environmental Stewardship of Creation Award

May 25, 2022
​ Napanee, ON - The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) 2022 Environmental Stewardship of Creation Award was presented to Janet Kenny, Educational Assistant (EA) for St. Paul Catholic Elementary School in Kingston, Tuesday night at the ALCDSB Meeting of the Board. Kenny has been in the role of...

McCarthy School Uniform Fit Show - June 13 @ HC

May 25, 2022

The McCarthy Day Fit Team will be visiting our school on ​Monday, June 13, 2022  from 12 to 7 pm.  Please  click on the   attachment  for more information.  

Welcome new grad coach Mahaley Brant

May 18, 2022
We are grateful to welcome the new ALCDSB grad coach Mahaley Brant! See​ poster for more details.​​​

COVID-19 Update: School and child care screening

May 10, 2022
​ The Ontario Ministry of Health and the Ontario Ministry of Education have updated their COVID-19 screening tools for  COVID-19 school and child care screening . Revisions have been made to align with federal guidance for fully vaccinated travelers who are exempt from quarantine.
Staff, students, children, and visitors...

First-Ever See Me in ALCDSB Student Census Takes Place May 9 to 20

May 09, 2022
Survey data will support improvement planning, accountability  
Napanee, ON – Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) students and families are invited to participate in the first-ever See Me in ALCDSB survey, a confidential and voluntary student census happening from May 9 to 20. The student census will collect...

Winter Break: Friday, December 23, 2022 - Friday, January 6, 2023

May 06, 2022
​​​ The Ministry of Education has approved  the ALCDSB School Year Calendar for 2022/2023. This calendar includes the additional criteria identified by the ministry and supports the strategic priority “Ensure fiscally responsible, transparent and accountable decision making practices and resource allocation of all scho​ol, Board and provincial resources to achieve goals that equitably meet...

ALCDSB Catholic Education Week Award Recipients

May 06, 2022
Napanee, ON – Each year during Catholic Education Week, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community members who consistently demonstrate outstanding service.
Links to Resources:
CEW-MHW 2022 Poster.pdf
Catholic Education Week Awards Video Presentation
Celebrating Catholic Education in the ALCDSB: Video...

Catholic Education Week Video

May 03, 2022
​​​ The ALCDSB Catholic Education Week video has premiered! Watch to see how the ALCDSB is celebrating the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada.
This Catholic Education video highlights ALCDSB school initiatives and includes narrative on this year's Catholic Education Week's theme Rebuild,...

The ALCDSB Celebrates Catholic Education and Mental Health Week

May 02, 2022
During the week of May 2 to May 6, 2022, The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) are celebrating the significant contributions that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. During Catholic Education Week ALCDSB schools will also recognize Mental Health Week as an...

Calendar of Events for May 2 - 6

April 29, 2022
​Catholic Education and Mental Health Week will be celebrated across the ALCDSB during the week of May 2 – 6, 2022. 
The theme of Catholic Education Week is Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together. This year, Mental Health Week focuses on how empathy is important for our mental health.      
During Catholic Education Week ALCDSB schools will celebrate...

Student Trustees Appointed for 2022/2023 School Year in ALCDSB Student Senate Election

April 27, 2022
​​​ Napanee, Ontario   -  Secondary School Student Trustee representatives in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board have been elected by their Student Senate for the upcoming 2022/2023 school year.   ​
The ALCDSB student​ Senate met at the board office Tuesday morning where ​​the group of secondary...

See Me in ALCDSB Survey - Info Session April 25

April 12, 2022

Parents/guardians, students, staff and community members are invited to join a live webinar on April 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. to learn more about the See Me in ALCDSB survey , a confidential student census taking place from May 9 to 20.  The virtual info rmation session will cover:...

Holy Week

April 12, 2022
Holy Week
The action of this week moves from the triumph of the palm procession through the agony and death of the Lord to his glorious resurrection from the dead. During Holy Week, the people of God take time to reflect and pray about what Jesus has done for us...

Learn more about the survey.

April 07, 2022
5 Things to Know About the See Me in ALCDSB Survey  
The first-ever See Me in ALCDSB Survey, a confidential student census, takes place May 9 to 20. We hope all students and families will participate. Here are five things to know about the survey:    

Speak Up for Ability Online Forum

April 07, 2022

SPEAK UP FOR ABILITY - PARENTS FORUM Join the Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston for their annual forum ONLINE
Saturday April 23, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Topic: Building Children's Literacy Skills Keynote presentation by the OHRC on the Right to Read Inquiry. Sessions for...

See Me in ALCDSB Census

April 04, 2022
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) students and parents are invited to complete the first-ever See Me in ALCDSB Survey, a confidential and voluntary student census , from May 9 to 20. The See Me in ALCDSB survey asks about:   Student i dentity, including race, gender, sexual...

​DELF Exams - Spring 2022

March 30, 2022
Students enrolled in a ALCDSB Grade 12 FSL course this school year, and who have not previously written the DELF are eligible to take t he   Diplôme d'études en langue française   (DELF) exam.
DELF is an internationally recognized test of French proficiency. It is based on...

Changes to OSSD Graduation Requirements

March 28, 2022

​Dear Families of current grade 8 and grade 9 ALCDSB students,

We are writing to inform you about the recently released Policy and Program Memorandum 167 which details the implementation of an online learning graduation requirement for Ontario schools and the associated opt-out process. The Ministry of Education has mandated...

Catholic Education Week Awards: Call for Nominations

March 21, 2022
​ ​​​Call for Nominations  ​ Each year during Catholic Education Week, ALCDSB recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community members who consistently demonstrate outstanding service.  We are currently seeking nominations for the 2022 Catholic Education Week awards. Please see each award for a full description. These nominations are completed through Forms.  The...

Russia - Ukraine Conflict: Supports for families

March 01, 2022
​ As we hear and witness more about the shocking developments in Eastern Europe, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Ukraine and the Ukrainian families within our ALCDSB communities. 
To support the greater community during this time, LifeWorks has activated their Community  Crisis Support Line in response to...

Welcome to ALCDSB!

February 22, 2022
​ ALCDSB is committed to providing a welcoming and caring environment for  ALL students, regardless of their religious background or affiliation . We encourage you to get in touch with your local Catholic School if you have any questions about our schools, our programs, or our school board. 
Wondering what it's...

Skills Ontario Parent Presentation, Wed. Feb. 23 @ 7 pm

February 16, 2022
​Students, educators and parents can join Skills Ontario staff as they discuss opportunities in the world of skilled trades and technologies and the pathways into these careers. Virtual Skills Ontario presentations are approximately 40 minutes in duration with time for questions afterward.   Parents interested in attending a live ALCDSB Skills Ontario...

Virtual Speaker Series: Dr. Jean Clinton | The Power of Play - Building Relationships and Resilience Through Play​

February 07, 2022
​ALCDSB families, staff and students are invited to join us for the S​pring 2022 Evening Virtual Speaker Series: Helping Our Kids Thrive. ​ Next Session: May 11 | 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Dr. Jean Clinton | The Power of Play - Building Relationships and Resilience Through Play​ Microsoft Teams Link​​ If you missed...

Synod - Online Survey Open Now!

February 07, 2022
​ In October 2021, the entire Church entered into a synod opened by Pope Francis: For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, & Mission . 
All people are invited to provide feedback to the local Church.    We are asking all ALCDSB to share your voice and be part of this...

Letter from Director DeSantis - Returning to School Jan 17th

January 14, 2022
​Please read the attached letter from Director of Education, David DeSantis, regarding the return to in-person learning on January 17, 2022.  Branded Parent Communication Returning to School January 17 2022 (1).pdf

Virtual ABA Skills Development Program

January 13, 2022
A LCDSB is excited to be able to offer after-school virtual group opportunities between January - June 2022 through the ABA Skills Development Program available for students in Grades K-12 diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The form below will serve as the application to the program and we ask that parents/guardians...

2022-2023 School Year Calendar Survey

January 13, 2022
​The 2022-2023 School Year Calendar is currently being drafted for submission by the ALCDSB.
The ALCDSB is currently working to develop the calendar for the 2022-23 school year. In collaboration with our coterminous boards (LDSB and HPEDSB), we have created 3 options. We w​ould like to gather the opinions of many different...

School Screening Tool and Exposure Guidelines

January 07, 2022
​To assist our Catholic school Families, please use the links below to access the most up-to-date school screening tool from the Ministry, along with the COVID19 Exposure Guidelines​.  May God Bless you and keep you safe. School Screening Tool
Exposure Guidelines

Schools Move to Remote Learning Starting January 5, 2022

January 03, 2022
January 3, 2021
Dear Families,
As you may be aware, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has made the decision to move all in-person learning to remote learning for 2 weeks , starting on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. This move has been made...

ALCDSB Multi-Year Strategic Plan - Year 2

October 27, 2021

We're excited to launch year 2 of our Multi-Year Strategic Plan. Use the link below to check out the video update from Director DeSantis and learn about all the  amazing progress and achievements being made in the ALCDSB during the second year of our MYSP! #ALCDSBMYSP
ALCDSB Multi-Year Strategic Plan...

Return to Inter-School Competition for Grades 7-12

October 01, 2021
Dear Families,
 The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce inter-school athletics for student-athletes in grades 7-12 will resume this week with a mandatory vaccination plan for students, coaches, volunteers, and officials. This decision was made after consultations with our coterminous boards, and...

Letter to Families - Sept. 3 2021

September 03, 2021

Dear Families,  
On behalf of our Board of Trustees and senior team I want to reiterate our commitment to the safety, and ongoing well-being of our students and staff as we return to our Catholic schools in person next week. This letter is intended to provide...

Youth Vaping and Cannabis Use Info Session

June 17, 2021
​ Offered  June 22nd from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

ALCDSB Summer 2021 Mental Health Supports

June 17, 2021

​ The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will be running several programs throughout the summer of 2021 in support of Mental Health for our students and families.  Please use the link below to access an information poster which describes these programs in further detail, and provides links for registration....

ALCDSB 2021-22 School Year Calendars

June 15, 2021
​ ​

​ALCDSB School Year Calendars have been reviewed by the Ministry. Please use the link below to view the full ALCDSB School Year Calendar.

School Year Calendar 2021-2022.pdf

​We look forward to seeing you in September!​


Joint Statement from HPE and KFL&A Public Health Units

June 09, 2021

June 9,2021
To All Members of the School Communities in the Hastings Prince Edward, and Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington Counties. A Joint Statement from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) and Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington Public Health (KFL&A PH) regarding the upcoming...

Kingston Frontenac Public Library presents: "What to expect in Post-Secondary"

June 07, 2021
​ This event will take place via Zoom on June 14, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
"In this candid and casual informational event for senior high school students and their parents former KFPL teen volunteers and current new adult volunteers will spill the beans on their college and university experiences. Panelists will answer...

Virtual Screening of "Healing the Nation" - June 21st @ 4 pm

June 04, 2021
  A virtual screening of the documentary "Healing the Nation" followed by a conversation with Elder Little Brown Bear will take place online on Monday June 21st at 4pm.     All community members are welcome to attend.  To register please email Jayme at  

Information for KFLA schools on youth vaccination clinics in our region

May 27, 2021
Youth aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination in Ontario. To ensure eligible youth have access to vaccines as soon as possible, KFL&A Public Health will be offering special youth vaccination clinics beginning the week of June 7 and continuing to June 28.
Please click on...

Secondary Remote Learning Survey

May 21, 2021

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): 
Families of students planning to attend school remotely next year must complete the attached Secondary Remote Learning survey.  Unless a survey has been completed indicating a student's intention to learn remotely, it will be assumed that they are attending school in person for the 2021-2022 school...

Catholic Education Week Award Recipients

May 05, 2021
​ Each year during Catholic Education Week, ALCDSB recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community members who consistently demonstrate outstanding service.  Catholic Education Week Awards Poster:​​   2021 CEW Awards Poster.pdf ​ ​ Archbishop Francis J. Spence Catholic Teacher of the Year Award

​ Sarah Cassidy - ALCDSB Board...

Secondary Summer Programming

April 27, 2021
​ Secondary Summer Programming at ALCDSB Please find below the Secondary Summer Course offerings running during the month of July.  
Reach Ahead Courses For grade 8 students entering secondary school in September 2021   Course Dates: June 28 – July 23, 2021 Students moving from grade 8 into grade 9...

ALCE Foundation Silent Auction goes LIVE at 5pm TODAY!

April 19, 2021
ALCE Foundation's Silent Auction to raise funds for families in financial crisis starts today !  Silent Auction LINK Bidding will begin at 5pm on Monday, April 19th .  Relax and browse the 147 items that are up for bid to help raise much needed funds for the students and families in our Catholic...

Remote Learning Plan 2021-2022

March 17, 2021
Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
2021-22 Remote Learning Plan    
Dear Families,   The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will continue offering families the opportunity for their children to learn remotely through virtual modes in the 2021-2022 school year. Ideally, all students would...

ALCDSB 2021-2022 School Year Calendar Survey

February 02, 2021

​The ALCDSB 2021-2022 School Year Calendar is being finalized and we are seeking input from our school communities and  stakeholders on different options for things like starting dates, PA days, and final day of instruction dates. This survey will be open for responses from February 2 until 6pm on February 16th.  Please...

​2020-2021 School Year Calendar​ with Secondary Octomester Dates​

December 18, 2020
Please find attached the ALCDSb 2020-2021 school calendar with secondary octomester dates. 
Secondary Octomester School Year Calendar 2020 2021_.pdf

Inclement Weather Days

November 22, 2020
November 24, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians,
Following our message to you this past Sunday (November 22, 2020) regarding our inclement weather day process this year, we would like to provide further clarification on some key points:
ALCDSB is keeping our schools open during inclement weather days when buses are cancelled....

Take Your Kid to Work Day

November 03, 2020
Greetings Parents/Guardians & Students!
It is with much regret that students won't be able to enjoy the amazing experience of job shadowing in a real work place, but we have been planning to ensure that all have access to enriching experiences that celebrate the spirit of the day!  These resources...

United Way Campaign

October 19, 2020
​The employees of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board have, for many years, been strong supporters of our local United Way. Once again, we look to you to participate in our United Way campaign by making a donation that will support our students and families within our communities.

ALCDSB Launches New Five Year Plan

October 07, 2020
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is excited to announce a new Multi-Year Strategic Plan. This five-year plan will guide ALCDSB to higher levels of excellence in all that we do in service of Catholic education.
ALCDSB's new Multi-Year Strategic plan will focus on four main priorities over...

Ask A Professional About Your Child's Anxiety

October 05, 2020
​Social workers and psychotherapists talk about how anxiety affects children and youth. Ask questions and learn how to help your child.
Virtual Town Hall 
October 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 
Click Here to Register


Class of 2020 Graduation Event - Friday October 9th.

September 29, 2020
​​Please see the attached document for details about our upcoming graduation event for the Class of 2020.​

Follow TriBoard Transportation for Bus Delays & Cancellations

September 17, 2020
​ TriBoard Bus Transportation anticipates more delays and route cancellations than normal this year due to the pandemic. TriBoard is asking all families to ensure they have subscribed to their notification system and are aware of other ways to track bus delays and cancellations. 
Click here to subscribe by email...

COVID-19 and ALCDSB School Closures

August 12, 2020
​Click Read more for link to  full details. 

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Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September

July 30, 2020
Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September
Province Providing Critical Investments and Resources to Keep Students and Staff Safe Office of the Premier 
TORONTO — The Ontario government is announcing the safe reopening of schools for in-class instruction beginning this September. The government has unveiled a plan that prioritizes the...

McCarthy Uniform Shopping for 2020

July 07, 2020
​Please see attached for an update from the McCarthy Uniform Company

Student Timetables for 2020/21

June 19, 2020
​Please see attached for information about accessing Student Timetables.

Remote Learning Survey

June 17, 2020

The last three months have been a time of learning for all of us at ALCDSB. We had to quickly change how we connect with our students and families  as a result of the province's Emergency Closure Order. 
We are looking for your feedback on how we did and how we...

Wellness Huddle

June 16, 2020
Youth2KL&A has organized an open online space for black Kingstonians to address mental health, coping strategies, and where we see our community and schools going forward in light of recent events via zoom. It will be from 6:30pm-8:30pm on Thursday 18th. It is open to all ages, all genders and all underrepresented black...

Dual Credit Opportunities at SLC!

June 16, 2020
​See the attached pdf for full details.

Student Access to Holy Cross June 2020

June 10, 2020
​Please see the attached pdf for the schedule and protocol for students to retrieve personal items from their lockers and to return textbooks, musical instruments and technology (if not returning in September 2020).


June 2020 Newsletter!

June 08, 2020
Please see attached pdf for the June 2020 Newsletter!​


May 13, 2020
Hello HC.  We hope you are all safe and healthy.  This is a friendly reminder that HC will complete the yearly COMPASS survey next Tuesday, May 19th.  Your parent/guardian received an email last week and you should have received an email yesterday with details.  Please check that you received the email in...

Secondary Summer Programming

May 12, 2020
Please find below the Secondary Summer Course offerings running this July.  ​
Students must email their home school guidance counsellors to register for these programs.  eLearning:  June 29 – July 24, 2020 PLEASE NOTE:   This program is not part of the ALCDSB Academic and Well Being: Emergency Remote Learning.  ...

Summer School!

May 11, 2020
​Secondary Summer Programming at ALCDSB At this time, the 2020 Secondary Summer School program will consist of eLearning courses.  However adjustments may be made if Ministry direction changes. As new programs are added information will be distributed. Students must email their home school guidance counsellors to register for this program.  eLearning: ...

Catholic Education Week & Mental Health Week

April 28, 2020
​Please see the following attachment for daily resources for Catholic Education Week and Mental Health Week.  ​
CEW-MHW 2020 Placemat

Accessing ALCDSB Learning Platforms

April 06, 2020
​ Please see attached document, which supports students and families in accessing FreshGrade and D2L from home. 
Accessing alcdsb learning platforms

Holy Week

April 05, 2020

​As we enter into Holy Week, check out the following resources for families and educators on daily Gospel readings, infographics/video reflections,  music and actions:  Holy Week 2020


Access to Technology Questionnaire

April 01, 2020
On March 31, 2020, the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, announced that schools would remain closed until at least May 4, 2020

As a result, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will continue to work to create a plan to best support our students academically. 
With this...

Learning Resources for Students

March 24, 2020
PHASE TWO On March 31, 2020 the Premier of Ontario and Minister of Education announced the launch of the second phase of  Learn at Home . The second phase establishes clarity for parents/guardians, enhances education supports and creates opportunities for teachers and educators to connect with students. ​Letter from the Minister of...

COVID-19 Updates from KFL&A Public Health and HPE Public Health

March 12, 2020
​Dear ALCDSB families, guardians and staff,   
The health and wellbeing of all Board students, staff, volunteers and community members is a priority for the Board. We work in collaboration with all of our public health units who have asked us to share information about COVID-19. 
The Algonquin and Lakeshore...

Public Health: COVID19

March 05, 2020
March 4, 2020
​The health and wellbeing of all Board students, staff, volunteers and community members is a priority for the Board. We work in collaboration with all of our public health units who have asked us to share information about COVID-19.
On January 30, 2020 the World Health Organization declared...

OECTA Labour Updates

February 18, 2020
February 28, 2020 The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) have announced a one-day full withdrawal of services on Thursday, March 5, 2020.  As a result, all ALCDSB schools will be closed to students. This affects both elementary and secondary students. All information will continue to be posted on the board...

Grade 9 EQAO Assessment Update

January 13, 2020
​ The following information will be sent home with all secondary students on Monday, January 13:
The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) has announced that they will be taking administrative job action starting on Monday, January 13, 2020. As a result of this partial withdrawal of services, secondary students in...

Labour Action Update - Jan. 21 Schools Closed to Students

January 08, 2020
January 14, 2020
On Monday, January 13, 2020 OECTA announced that they would be taking part in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 if an agreement is not reached prior to this date. Due to this full withdrawal of services, all ALCDSB schools will be...

ABA Skill Building Groups

November 11, 2019
​ What is the ABA Skill Development Program?
This program is offering free skills development programming to children/youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). The program will focus on teaching a variety of skills including social, emotional regulation,  daily living, and communication based on...

Strive for 5 - Attendance Campaign

October 31, 2019
    [Strive for Five poster created by Abby Daicar, Grade 12 Communications Technology Student at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School]

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board continues to focus on Every School Day Counts in supporting staff and families with strategies to promote good attendance as...

CUPE Job Action Update

September 25, 2019
Sunday, October 6
On Sunday, October 6 the Minister of Education announced that a tentative agreement has been made with CUPE. ALL ALCDSB schools will be open on Monday, October 7. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
We look forward to welcoming all students and...

Textbook Cards

September 18, 2019
Attention Students: Textbook cards are ready for pick up. Please see Mr. McGonegal in the textbook room.  

Share your thoughts on the future of Catholic Education

September 16, 2019
We want to hear from YOU as we work to create a new MYSP for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board!  Send us your thoughts: Every school board in Ontario is governed by a board of trustees that has a legislated requirement to ensure the creation...

Welcome back!

August 27, 2019
Please see the attached document for information about 2019/20 student fees and obtaining text books for Semester 1.
StudentActivityFeesandBookroom2019.pdf ...

Tell Them From Me Parent Survey

May 28, 2019
Holy Cross will be participating in an online school survey for parents and guardians called the OurSCHOOL Parent Survey. We invite you to review the information below, and complete the survey using the login information provided. Who: All parents and/or guardians of students in grades 9-12. When: May 13 th ,...

2019/2020 School Year Calendar

May 22, 2019
​ The 2019/2020 School Year Calendar has now been approved. To view the full calendar:  2019-2020 ALCDSB School Year Calendar .pdf
 Please note the following dates: First Day of School - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Christmas Break - Monday, December 23, 2019 - Friday, January 3, 2020 March Break -...

HC Tech Ed Dept Bus to Skills Competition

May 06, 2019
​Students on the Holy Cross Technological Education Department's bus trip to the 2019 Skills Ontario Competition tomorrow, Tuesday, May 7th are reminded to be on time for the 7 am departure.

John Gerretsen Youth Leadership Award Application

March 21, 2019
Through his compassionate and courageous leadership as a member of Provincial Parliament, and Mayor and City Councillor for the City of Kingston, John Gerretsen has devoted his career to enabling positive change, and to advocating for citizens, young and old, throughout our community and province. In recognition of his long time...

Parent Teacher Interviews - Booking Instructions

March 20, 2019
​See attached letter for PT Interview booking instructions and timelines!

Student Trustee Election Upcoming!

March 01, 2019
​If you are interested in putting your name forward for consideration at the ALCDSB student trustee for 2019-20, please carefully read the attached poster.

Call for Catholic Education Week Award Nominations!

February 19, 2019
Catholic Education Week May 6-11, 2019 During the week of May 6-11, 2019 the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. Our Catholic Graduate Expectations challenge students to articulate in society those fundamental values...

January 2019 Examination Schedule - UPDATED January 29th!

January 08, 2019
Please see the attached document for the recently updated January 2019 semester 1 examination schedule. Once again, all exams have been pushed forward by one day. Exams re-scheduled for Tuesday January 29th have now been moved to Wednesday January 30th and exams originally re-scheduled for Wednesday January 30th have been moved to...

UPDATE: School Threats, Dec. 5 & 6

December 10, 2018
December 10- Update from Kingston Police Investigation Continuing into Threats against Local Schools   The threats made to several local schools on December 5 and 6, 2018 has been investigated by the Kingston Police. They have been found to be unsubstantiated and no actual danger existed at any of the schools...

Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 4-10

November 05, 2018
In 2016, the Ontario government passed the Treaties Recognition Week Act to honour the importance of treaties and to help all Ontarians learn more about treaty rights and treaty relationships. This legislation designates the first week of November as Treaties Recognition Week and is intended to bring awareness to the treaty...

Dual Credit Winter 2019 Courses Presentation

October 08, 2018
​Interested in taking a Dual Credit course at St. Lawrence College while you are still a secondary school student? There are 25 courses offered during the Winter 2019 semester. Some courses offered include: Addictions, Carpentry, Media and the Arts, Make-Up, Marketing, and Electrician, to name a few. And they are free!!! Come...

The Spirit Shop

October 04, 2018
​The Holy Cross Spirit Shop is open every Tuesday & Wednesday during lunch.  Please check the school calendar for days of operation. 

ALCDSB Celebrates 20 years (Video)

September 26, 2018

Science and Math Tutoring

September 13, 2018
​Science and math tutoring will be held in the Learning Commons after school every Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:30. See you there!

Grade 9 Activity Day

September 10, 2018
Parents and Guardians, please see the attached letter from the Holy Cross student leadership group regarding this Fridays grade 9 activity day. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school. The letter will also be sent home via school messenger.​

Back to School Information for 2018/19

August 23, 2018
​Please see the attached document for back to school information. This information has also been sent home via school messenger to the email address that the school has on file.

Uniform Shop Summer Hours

May 16, 2018
See attached for full details.​ August 14: 12pm-3pm ,  August 16,21,23: 9am-3pm ,  August 27,28: 9am-2pm ,  August 29,30: 3pm-8pm,   August 31: 9am-11am

Early Semester Report Cards and Interviews

March 20, 2018
On March 21st, the early Report Cards for Grades 9 – 12 students will be distributed in homeroom classes. Parent-teacher interviews are scheduled for Wednesday, March 28th, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm and from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Each parent-teacher conference is scheduled for ten minutes, and must be booked...

Early Semester Report Cards and Interviews

October 02, 2017
On  October 12 th , the early Report Cards for Grades 9 – 12 students will be distributed in homeroom classes. Parent-teacher interviews are scheduled for Thursday, October 18 th , from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 24 th , from 6:30 to...

Tell Them From Me Survey

February 12, 2017
As part of our ongoing commitment to school safety and effectiveness, Holy Cross CSS will be participating in an online school survey (Tell Them From Me) for students.
This anonymous survey which we conduct every two years, is intended to help us:
Assess perceptions of safety – from students,...

January 2017 Exam Schedule

December 13, 2016
​ Click the link  to see the exam schedule: ​

New Program - Secondary School High Skills Major in the Environment

December 01, 2016
​​​ Is your Crusader interested in the outdoors? Are they mindful of the need to be ‘green’? Do they like to work with their hands? It is with a great deal of excitement that Holy Cross has begun the process of applying to the Ministry of Education to create a Secondary...

Parent Council Presents Dr. Matt Bellace, February 21

December 01, 2016
​​ Holy Cross School Council welcomes Dr. Matt Bellace, Ph.D., speaker, psychologist, comedian on Tuesday February 21st, 2017. 
With support from Parent Reaching Out Grants , and in collaboration with our elementary school partners, the Holy Cross School Council has arranged to have Dr. Matt Bellace, PhD, speaker, psychologist and...

Mr. Stuart's December Message

December 01, 2016
November has been a busy month. I have just completed feeder school visits with our Student Success Lead, Mrs. Besselink, and based on the reports by grade 8 teachers and the enthusiasm demonstrated, I predict the class of 2021 is going to be fantastic. Our annual Day of the Arts at...

KASSAA and OFSAA Code of Behaviour for Spectators

November 11, 2016
Failure to comply with this Code of Behaviour may lead to ejection ​

The Holy Cross Mus​ical 2016

November 04, 2016
The Holy Cross Musical 2016 The time is here! The Holy Cross Arts Department proudly presents the musical Les Miserables later this month. This talented cast of 60 students has been in rehearsal since the third week of school and the students are thrilled to bring this Broadway production to our...

Principal Stuart's November Message

November 03, 2016
It seems the year is racing by. Our fall sports teams are reaching the end of their seasons. In fact, our field hockey team, led by Mr. Kallevig , played Frontenac in the KASSAA finals October 26th, defeating the Falcons 1-0 to qualify for OFSSA this week in Kitchener. Congratulations to...

Update on OSSLT

October 21, 2016
​ Dear st udent or parent, It is with great disappointment that we acknowledge that the October 20 trial of the online OSSLT was unsuccessful. Unfortunately, we experienced widespread technical issues with the network and, as a result, we had to cancel the trial assessment. We do not yet exactly know...

Important Information About OSSLT Test Day for Schools and School Boards

October 19, 2016
The province-wide trial of the online OSSLT is just days away.  The response to this voluntary test has been tremendous. We are expecting a majority of the 900+ English and French schools and school boards across Ontario to participate.
This is a trial. Given the strong interest, we want to...

OSSLT Grade 10 Timetable, October 20th

October 17, 2016
​1 8:30 – 8:45 Arrival and Log In 2 8:45 – 10:00 Session 1 3 10:00 – 10:15 Nutrition Break 4 10:15 – 10:30 Return to class and Log In 5 10:30 – 11:45 Session 2 6 11:45 – 12:30 Lunch 7 12:30 – 1:30 Regularly Scheduled Period 3 8 1:30...

Jamaica Mission Trip Fundraising Concert

October 09, 2016
Kingston's best kept secret, The Big Phat Horn Band  will be performing at Holy Cross C.S.S. on November 3rd at 7 p.m.  Openin the show will be our very own  The Banters .  Tickets are $15, and all proceeds go to the Holy Cross' House Build Project in Jamaica.  If you...

Grade 9 Kingston Gets Active ActivPass

October 08, 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians of Grade 9 Students: The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board believes a healthy mind and body have an important impact on learning and the quality of life for everyone, staff and students alike.  We support physical activity in our schools and would like to encourage...

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Student Activity Fee

September 04, 2016
All students are required to pay a student activity fee at the beginning of the school year. Please make cheque payable to Holy Cross CSS. For parents with more than one child at Holy Cross, a reduction of $5.00 per additional child is available.  There is a decrease in student activity...

Principal Stuart's September Message

September 04, 2016
​ Welcome parents, guardians, and students to the 2016-17 school year at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School. I speak for all of us when I say we are proud and humbled to welcome such a large number of students to our school: our enrolment is very strong, and your confidence in...

HC student wins video contest

June 15, 2016
Congratulations to Grade 11 Holy Cross student Ryan Murray who won third place in the Ontario Ministry of Labour's 2015-2016 "Student Video Contest". Ryan received provincial recognition for his two minute Public Service Announcement television commercial on the topic of "Working Safely On The Job". Ryan used his creativity to develop...

Walk, Wheel or Bus to School

June 15, 2016
O n May 18 th   Holy Cross Catholic Secondary   School students participated in a "Walk, Wheel or Bus" to school event. This event was designed to promote healthy active living and was jointly sponsored by Holy Cross' Students' Council, Green Team, Wellness Team and the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and...

HC student encourages others to learn about stem cell donation

June 15, 2016
On Friday, May 27, Mackenzie Curran held   a stem cell drive at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, encouraging fellow students to learn about stem cell donation. Alongside OneMatch Cell and Marrow Network and Canadian Blood Services, Mackenzie organized a day where students were able to visit a variety of stations...

Student Volunteer of the Year

May 09, 2016

Congratulations to HC student Noah Vinet who was named the Student Volunteer of the Year for the Secondary Schools of the Agonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board. Noah is an incredibly giving person. He willingly volunteers his time in so many ways here at Holy Cross including reading Morning Announcements for almost...

Holy Cross Advances to the Ontario Tech Skills Competition in Waterloo

April 27, 2016
​The Holy Cross TV/Video Production team of Shannon Dunphy and Angelica Peters have qualified to advance to the Ontario Technological Skills Competition in Waterloo, Ontario on Tuesday, May 3 rd , 2016!