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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.

2020 RND Graduation Ceremony

October 08, 2020
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The 2020 RND Graduation Ceremony is set for 8pm on Friday October 9th.  You can watch the ceremony by clicking this link.​
Replays of the ceremony can be seen on the RND Youtube channel.  Congratulations Class of 2020.

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...

ABA Skill Building Groups

October 06, 2020
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 the...

October Newsletter

October 06, 2020

Find out what's happening at Regiopolis-Notre Dame.  Here is the October Newsletter.   October 2020.pdf

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


Post Secondary Information Session

September 29, 2020

Get the latest information on how to plan your post-secondary journey by watching this presentation​ from Student Services.

Daily Self-Screening Tool

September 29, 2020
​ You must screen for COVID-19 everyday before coming to school.   Use this link​ and answer the questions to decide if you should come to school today or not. 

September Newsletter

September 17, 2020
​ Here is the RND Newsletter for September 2020.    RND Newsletter September 2020.pdf

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...

Used Uniform Sale!

August 21, 2020
​ We are pleased to announce that we are having a used uniform sale on Wednesday August 26 th from 12:30pm to 3:30pm .
Monies raised from the used uniform sale go to RND students in need. The sale will be held outdoors at the Cowdy Street entrance. Upon arrival,...

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 Septmber

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...

2020 Spring Graduation Video

June 25, 2020

The 2020 Spring Graduation is virtual for the first time.  It will premiere at 7pm on June 25th.  You can link to the video by using the URL below. ​

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...

Retrieve Your Personal Belongings

June 11, 2020

To book “Retrieval of Personal Belongings" times, please Register an account.  If you have one from semester 1 Parent-Teacher interviews then login using the credentials created at that time.  Once logged in, click Manage Students .  Then Add New .  You must add the name of each person who...

Register for 2020-21 School Year

June 09, 2020

You can still register for the 2020-21 school year at RND!  Grade 9's can download their registration package here.​  Students going into Grades 10-12 can download their registration package here.​   Completed registration packages should be scanned and emailed to Monica Warren at


June Newsletter

June 01, 2020

Here is the RND Newsletter for June 2020.   June 2020.pdf

Graduate Survey

May 26, 2020

Each year RND gathers information on our graduates through a grad survey.  This year the survey is located on your student home page.  Click the “Grad Survey" icon to begin.   This survey  is used to help determine graduation awards and provides our school with valuable information.  It will only...

Relay For Life

May 20, 2020
​ Hey Panthers! Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Relay For Life events have been cancelled. But this year, the Canadian Cancer Society is hosting a virtual Relay For Life on June 13th at 7 PM for everyone across Canada. We made a team for the entire school to join!!...

Need Help Contacting Your Teacher?

May 14, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, teachers are unable to check their voicemail.  If you need to get in contact with your child's teacher, the best method at this time is through email.  Here is a list of email addresses for RND's teachers.  Teacher Email.pdf

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.  ...

RND Update May 11th

May 11, 2020

Week Eight - Emergency Learning from Home Good morning RND Community. Welcome to the start of Week Eight of Emergency Learning from Home.   I hope and trust all are faring well and looking out for your own well-being and that of the common good.  There is no doubt these...

School Uniform Back to School 2020

May 11, 2020
  At this time, all families, especially families of incoming grade nines, are asked to register with McCarthy Uniforms at and prepare to shop for school uniforms online. Registration will provide you with: access to updated information on where and how to shop over the summer months
access to flexible...

Secondary Summer Programming at ALCDSB

May 11, 2020

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:  June 29 – July...

Catholic Education Week

May 04, 2020
​ It's Catholic Education Week and Mental Health Awareness Week. Here's a handy placement to help you get the most out of the event.

May Newsletter

May 04, 2020

Here is the RND Newsletter for May 2020
May 2020.pdf

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

April 2020 Newsletter

April 09, 2020

Click on the link to get the latest RND news in the April 2020 Newsletter ​ April 2020 Newsletter.pdf

Barbara Rowena Megill

April 08, 2020

MEGILL, Barbara Rowena  (nee Rose)  Suddenly at her home in Kingston on Thursday April 2nd, 2020.  Daughter of the late Colin and Lolly Rose.  Loved Mom of Matthew Schwehr (Jenna) and Ashleigh Dalcourt (Jeremy).  Nana of Kali, Hunter, Ella, Roman, and Ezzie.  Dear sister of Michael, Lisa (Sean), Gayla (Brian), and Carrie (Andrew).  Remembered with...

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


Update from Student Services

April 01, 2020

Student Services We hope our students are staying healthy and active right now.  To keep up-to-date on what is happening with Student Services, you should check Regi Guidance in d2L or via Twitter.  If you don't see it, let us know.  Your teachers and counsellors are reaching out to...

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...

March Newsletter

March 03, 2020
​ Here is the RND Newsletter for March 2020!   March 2020.pdf

Help RND support students in Tanzania this Lent!

March 03, 2020  Your donations in your Period 3 class help to provide desks and seating for students in the overcrowded classrooms of Nelson Mandela School in Tanzania. Please do your part to give alms, pray and fast during Lent as spiritual preparation for Easter! 

Canadian Improv Games at Regi!

February 25, 2020

Friday, Feb. 28 and Sat. Feb. 29 mark the first time RND has hosted the CIG Kingston regional tournament! Come out and watch the junior and senior Improv teams perform with the other talented teams from our region. In the cafetorium: Juniors - 5:30pm Seniors 7:30pm Tickets $10 students/$12 adults...

Wrestlers To OFSSA

February 25, 2020
​Congratulations to the Regi wrestling team for hosting the EOSSAA Championship Wrestling Tournament. Strong showings by all who competed. Gold and Silver medalists who will be travelling to beautiful Sault Ste Marie next week to battle at OFSAA include: Kiara Vecchio, Chelsea Turcotte, Victoria Baker and Neebin Rayne-Hunter for the girls...

RND and Tanzania this LENT!

February 19, 2020
​​This Lent RND will be fundraising to help Nelson Mandela Public School in Tanzania in their need for more desks and chairs. This is through a Canadian Catholic Sponsor agency called "Chalice" who are also responsible for helping us suppor t tour sponsor child from Haiti. Please see the video...

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...

Fundraiser at Indigo Wednesday

February 10, 2020

​Support the students going on the mission trip to Costa Rica, by purchasing reading materials at Indigo at the Cataraqui Centre this Wednesday from 4-9pm.    A portion of all sales will be donated to trip.

February Newsletter

February 05, 2020

Second semester has arrived and so has the RND Newsletter for the month of February!
February 2020.pdf

Summer opportunity!

February 05, 2020
Follow the link below to register for Steubenville Toronto this July 3-5th! Parish/school sponsorships may be possible. See Mary Elaine Carty in Chaplaincy or your parish priest for details. ​ ​ ​​


Catholic Education Week Awards - Call for Nominations

January 28, 2020

During Catholic Education Week ALCDSB recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community partners who consistently demonstrate outstanding service. Please click the following links to complete the form to nominate someone in your Catholic school community.   Adult Volunteer of the Year Award The Adult Volunteer...

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...

January Newsletter

January 07, 2020

2020 has arrived ans so has the January edition of the RND Newsletter.  Happy New Year!
January 2020.pdf


RND Newsletter

December 03, 2019

Here is the final RND Newsletter for 2019!  Merry Christmas!   December 2019.pdf

Winter Coat Drive

November 25, 2019

The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception needs your help with its Coat Drive. The Coat Drive had 150 visitors in the first 50 minutes of operation this year.  As a result The Cathedral Of St. Mary Of The Immaculate Conception is in very short supply of coats...

Matilda Tickets

November 24, 2019
The RND Arts Department is presenting Matilda from December 11th-14th.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for students (under 17). Get your tickets online by   clicking here  and selecting your show time.   You can also get tickets in the RND Student Common at lunch starting November 27th. 

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...

November Newsletter

November 06, 2019
​ Here is the RND Newsletter for November 2019.  November 2019 Newsletter.pdf

Take Our Kids to Work Day

November 04, 2019

Take Our Kids to Work Day is set for Wednesday, November 6th.  All Grade 9 students across Canada will be job shadowing a parent, family member or acquaintance during their regular work day.   Permission forms, which can be found at the following link, must be returned to Students Services by Tuesday,...

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...

E-Cigarettes and Vaping Information Night

October 16, 2019
​ Parents, guardians, students and the general community are invited to learn more about e-cigarettes and vaping during presentation being hosted by KFL&A Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore.   The presentation is being held from 7-8:30pm on Wednesday November 13 on Frontenac Secondary School.  This is a free event.  Dr....

Women in Trades

October 04, 2019

Our Experiential Learning team has been working with our partners at the Limestone District School Board to secure spaces for their upcoming Women in Trades Day held at St. Lawrence College on October 21st. This initiative dovetails nicely with the Ministry's focus on promoting all pathways with particular focus...

October Newsletter

October 04, 2019
​ Fall is upon us and so is the October Newsletter.
October 2019 Newsletter.pdf

RND Run for the Cure

September 26, 2019

Join RND's Run for the Cure team today.  Just click here

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...

Post-Secondary Info Night for Parents

September 16, 2019

​There is an important meeting on Thursday September 19th, for parents of students who will moving on to post-secondary in 2020-21.  The meeting is scheduled to go from 6-7pm in the Cafeteria.  Contact Student Services if you need more information. 

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...

Driver's Education

September 06, 2019
Driver's Education course will be commencing here at RND on October 1st​.  If you are interested in participating in this course, come to the main office for complete details. 

August 2019 Newsletter

August 14, 2019
​ Welcome back, Panthers!  Here's the September 2019 RND Newsletter.
September 2019 Newsletter.pdf

2019 Grad Video

July 01, 2019

  ​Did you miss the Grad video? Don't worry.  We've got it for you here!

2019 Graduation Ceremony

June 26, 2019

Watch the full Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2019 LIVE!    Click this link


June 07, 2019

We hope that graduates, their families and RND Staff, will join us for Mass at 12 o’clock noon on Thursday, June 27th (St. John the Apostle Parish - 88 Patrick St.) This is a great way for families and extended family to share in the excitement of the day...

Steubenville - Toronto Catholic Youth Conference this Summer!

May 28, 2019
​Please see Poster for more info

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 -...

Grad Assembly

May 22, 2019
​ Graduates and parents who missed the grad meeting on May 22nd, can find a recap here.   RND Graduation Assembly2019 16x9.pdf

Parent Survey

May 22, 2019
​ Regiopolis- Notre Dame Catholic High School is 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...

Uniform Shop Summer Hours

May 15, 2019
​ 2019 REGIOPOLIS UNIFORM SHOP SUMMER HOURS The Regi Uniform Shop will be closing as of Monday, June 24 th and re-opening on Monday, August 12 th . Grade 9's/New Students are asked to make an appointment to purchase or to be fitted for their uniform prior to June 24 th...

2019-2020 Student Council Elected

May 01, 2019

Congratulations to all the candidates involved in the 2019-2020 RND Student Elections.  The successful candidates were: Head Boy: Zach Dodge, Head Girl: Gwen Van Duinen,  Treasurer: Roxanne Forget,  PAW: Sydney Kalin,  Communications: Rachel Oleschuk.  Applications are now being accepted for Cabinet positions.  All students interested in applying for a Cabinet...

May Newsletter

May 01, 2019

Here is the RND Newsletter for May 2019.   May 2019.pdf​ ...

Register for Summer School!

April 26, 2019

Summer School eLearning runs from July 2nd - 29th.  Download the registration form now! eLearning Registration Package - 2019.pdf

Volunteer Opportunity this summer! Totus Tuus!

April 18, 2019
Get your volunteer hours this summer helping run activities and games at a Catholic kids day camp! Contact for more information​!

April Newsletter

April 02, 2019
​ The April Newsletter has arrived!   April 2019.pdf

Uniform Shop - Extended Spring Hours

March 25, 2019
​ The McCarthy Uniform Shop WILL BE HOSTING EXTENDED SPRING UNIFORM SHOPPING HOURS ON Monday, April 8 th from 3:30pm to 7:30pm & Monday, April 15 th from 3:30pm to 7:30pm Crested Golf Shirt….$31.49 (+Taxes) Walking Shorts….....$32.99 (+Taxes) * Regular shop hours are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am to 3pm. ...

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...

UPDATED - March Newsletter

March 07, 2019
Here is the newly updated RND Newsletter for March! Updated - March 2019 Newsletter.pdf

A Documentary for Parents

February 27, 2019
​ RND School Council is hosting a screening of Over 18: A Documentary About Porn.  Over 18 is an examination of online  pornography and its effect on children and youth.  The goal is to educate parents on the realities of online pornography and propose  solutions to help parents talk with their children...


February 20, 2019
​The RND Improv team experienced a thrilling win at the regional tournament and is now off to Nationals in Ottawa from April 1 to April 4! Our annual Improvaganza evening is coming up on Friday, March 1 at 7pm in the cafeteria and this year we have some friends from other regional teams...

EOSSAA Wrestling

February 20, 2019
​ The RND Wrestlers made the long trek up to Renfrew yesterday in hopes of capturing another EOSSAA title but came up one point short to finish second.
Gold medalists were Devan Desai, who had to defeat his own team mate Xavier Trudel-Whan in the final. Xavier walked away with...

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...

Catholic School Council Meeting Change

February 13, 2019
​ The Catholic School Council meeting for February has been moved to February 19th due to the poor weather. It will start at 6:30pm in the Pluard Library.

ACSA Black History Month meeting

February 08, 2019
The African Caribbean Student group and Queen's mentors will be meeting after school on Thurs. February 14th from 2:30-4:30 to work on some Black History Month Posters. Everyone is welcome. ​

February Newsletter

February 07, 2019
Here's RND's latest newsletter. Download it to see what's going on at our school.  February 2019.pdf

Free Tutoring

January 15, 2019
​ Join us for FREE TUTORING in any subject in the Student Success room (Room 101) every Wednesday at 2:45.  For one-on-one tutoring, contact

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...

Attention Parents of Grade 8 Students

November 28, 2018
​ Parents of Grade 8 students who are planning to attend Regiopolis-Notre Dame in the 2019-2020 school year are invited to an information night on January 16th.  The evening starts with an International Baccalaureate information session at 5:30 in the Upper Room and is followed by a general information session at...

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...

ALCDSB Celebrates 20 years (Video)

September 26, 2018