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Regi Ornament

November 29, 2023
​Regi will offering a Pewter Ornament of the school, these are Ornaments the City of Kingston released in 2020 and were leftover. We have a limited quantity and will be selling them for $10.00 each. Don't miss out. If you wish to purchasing one or see what they look like, you can do...

25-Year Anniversary Timeline Wall Unveiled

November 23, 2023
Napanee, ON - As we wrap up our 25th year the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) is excited to unveil a timeline wall of achievements, and commemorative video​ , celebrating 25 years of Excellence in Catholic Education.  
Located at the front entrance of the Board office in Napanee,...

Emergency Response Procedures

November 20, 2023
A t times, to keep ALCDSB schools safe, we need to practice emergency response procedures.  By having a clear process in place, school administrators can navigate possible threats to school safety in a calm and organized manner.  
To better serve parents, guardians, and community members, we thought it may be helpful to...

Cinderella Tickets

November 18, 2023

Regiopolis-Notre Dame is proud to present the timeless classic, Cinderella. This incredible show will run from December 14th-16th.  Don't miss your chance to experience the fairy tale magic of Cinderella, presented by the talented students of RND!  Click  here​  to purchase tickets!  ​

Draft Long-Term Accommodation Plan Review

November 15, 2023
​ We value the input of our community members and stakeholders, which is why the the ALCDSB is inviting staff, families, and community members to review and provide feedback on the ALCDSB's 2023 Draft Long-Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP). Feedback can be submitted via this online form from November 15,...

Participate in GivingTuesday this month!

November 14, 2023
  During the spring of 2024, t he ALCDSB will be putting on a Silent Auction concurrent with Catholic Education Week during the first week of May to raise funds for the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic Education Foundation.    For GivingTuesday on November 28 , we invite all to participate by...

Cinderella Tickets

November 08, 2023

Regiopolis-Notre Dame is proud to present the timeless classic, Cinderella. This incredible show will run from December 14th-16th.  Don't miss your chance to experience the fairy tale magic of Cinderella, presented by the talented students of RND.  Tickets go on sale Sunday, November 12th at 9:00 am. 

Click HERE to purchase...

Christmas Bundle

November 06, 2023

​ As we approach the holiday season, RND Students' Council has an exciting opportunity for you to purchase a special clothing bundle. This bundle included a t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, and a cozy sweater, all for just $70.    Deadline for Purchase:  Wednesday, November 15   These items can be...

Treaties Recognition Week

November 03, 2023
​ Treaties Recognition Week takes place this year, from November 5 -11. This week was introduced by the province in 2016 to honor the importance of treaties and to help us to learn more about treaty rights, treaty relationships and their relevance today.   
During Treaties Recognition Week, students across the ALCSB...

P.A. Day for Staff on November 10, 2023

October 27, 2023

Professional Development Day Focus for November 10, 2023
P.A. days are professional activity and professional development opportunities for all school staff to engage in and learn.  There are seven P.A. days throughout the 2023/24 school year, approximately once a month. To view the school year calendar, click   here ...

ALCDSB Student Trustee Participates in Mayors of the Week Program

October 25, 2023
Students from local high schools participated in the Rotary Club of Belleville's Mayors of the Week program from October 2-6.
Representing the ALCDSB was Shivani Narendranath, grade 12 student at Nicolson Catholic College and Student Trustee. ​ ​S tudent participants were selected by their high school. Narendran​ath was chosen for...

Grade 7 & 8 students participate in C3 Local Government Week mock Council

October 20, 2023

​ PICTON, ON - Grade 7 and 8 students from St. Gregory Catholic School in Picton will get an inside look at local government this week.  As part of Local Government Week, the County of Prince Edward is offering an inquiry-based beyond classroom program for students to learn...

​ Student Senate

October 18, 2023
Students from all 5 secondary schools came together at Nicholson Catholic College today to discuss the role of student leadership in our Catholic Learning communities. Students engaged in discussions around student mental health and well-being, student safety and how to reach and represent those whose voices are missing or underrepresented in...

P.A. Day for Staff on October 27, 2023

October 12, 2023

​Professional Development Day Focus for October 27
P.A. days are professional activity and professional development opportunities for all school staff to engage in and learn.  There are seven P.A. days throughout the 2023/24 school year, approximately once a month. To view the school year calendar, click   here...

St. Lawrence College Open House

October 12, 2023

St. Lawrence College-Kingston Campus will be hosting an Open House for the College Information Program-CIP for all participating Colleges on Tuesday, Oct 24, 2023 from 1pm to 2:30pm. This is a great opportunity for students to become familiar with the programs at St. Lawrence College and to gather information from...

Post Secondary Information Night 2023

October 12, 2023
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There is much to know about what you need to do to be ready for post-secondary education.  Learn more by watching this presentation by our Student Services department. ​

Canada-Spain Exchange Program Available to Students in Grades 7-9

October 12, 2023
​ The ALCDSB has teamed up with Ken’s Education Group to provide ALCDSB students currently enrolled in grades 7, 8 and 9 the opportunity to apply for a space in the Canada-Spain Exchange Program for the 2024 – 2025 school year.   The Canada-Spain Exchange Program is a once in a lifetime...

Now Accepting Staff Recognition Award Nominations

October 11, 2023
​ ​ 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...

See Me in ALCDSB Student Census Now Open for Students in Grades 7 - 12

October 04, 2023
​ From October 23 – 27, 2023, the ALCDSB is conducting a revised and updated version of the See Me in ALCDSB Student Census. If your student is in high school, they will have time during class this week to complete the survey.

Parents and guardians of intermediate students are invited...

Your Feedback Matters: Communications Survey

October 04, 2023
We heard you!  On behalf of the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, we'd like to thank you for taking the time to fill out the Communications Survey. We received tons of feedback and are combing through the valuable information.  Stay tuned ! ​

At the ALCDSB, we value...

Golf Tournament Raises over $20,000 for students

September 26, 2023

Pictured above: Director of Education, David DeSantis and Chair of ALCDSB Terry Shea present a cheque to Leila Nasr-Sharifi, Chair of the ALCE Foundation at the September Board Meeting
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) is excited to announce that the 24 th Annual ALCE Foundation...

Multi Year Strategic Plan - Year 4

September 26, 2023
​The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the launch of the Multi Year Strategic Plan (MYSP)  - Year 4. The MYSP highlights key strategies and goals that the Board will implement this year to ensure the best in Catholic education. 
Please read the MYSP -Year 4 here: ...

Franco-Ontarian Day

September 22, 2023
September 25th is officially recognized as Franco-Ontarian Day in the province of Ontario. There are more than 622,000 Francophones and 1.5 million Ontarians who can speak French, making Ontario Canada’s largest Francophone community outside of Québec.    
First recognized in 2010, Franco-Ontarian Day represents over 400 years of Francophone history, celebrating the...

Truth and Reconciliation Week 2023

September 22, 2023
​ From Sept. 25 – 30 ALCDSB schools will be reviewing Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and exploring conversations on True History reconciliation and responsibilities in preparation for the #NationalDayofTruthandReconciliation on Saturday, September 30 . Due to September 30 falling on a Saturday this year, the ALCDSB is recognizing this...

CODE Statement on Gender Expression

September 21, 2023
CODE Statement Gender Expression

​Council of Ontario Directors of Education Statement on Supporting Students and Gender Expression

The Council of Ontario Directors of Education, representing the 73 Directors from across all four publicly funded school systems is deeply committed to upholding the human rights of all students and staff as...

Congratulations to ALCDSB Graduate on Winning Photography Award

September 15, 2023

Looking Back    by Julia Waller.
​The ALCDSB would like to congratulate Julia Waller, a 2023 ALCDSB graduate, for winning the EcoSchools 2022-23 Bondar Challenge​ in photography! Julia submitted her image as part of an extra credit assignment while attending Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School. ​​​
See Julia's statement below: My photo, titled Looking...

Aspiring Catholic Leadership Development Program 2023-24

September 11, 2023
​​ ​​Aspiring Catholic Leadership Parts 1 and 2 will begin in October 2023.  The deadline to apply for the October start date for Part 1 and Part 2 is   Friday,  October 13, 2023 .  ​ Classes run from 5:00-7:00 pm.
P art 1:
Tuesday, N ovemb er 7

P.A. Day for Staff on September 25, 2023

September 08, 2023
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September 25, 2023, Professional Development Day Focus P.A. days are professional activity and professional development opportunities for all school staff to engage in and learn.
There are seven P.A. days throughout the 2023/24 school year, approximately once a month. To view the school year calendar, click here ...

2023-2024 Pastoral Theme - Blessed Beyond Belief

September 01, 2023
​ The fourth of five pastoral themes, “Blessed Beyond Belief”, calls us to open our eyes and our hearts to see all of God’s goodness that surrounds us. Recognizing that faith is a gift from God, we are thankful for all of the gifts and blessings that we receive, which all...

Welcome Message from the Director of Education

September 01, 2023
De ar families, On behalf of our Board of Trustees and the Senior Leadership team, I am excited to welcome back students and staff to another year of faith-filled learning. I am also pleased to announce that our enrollment has significantly increased for the 2023/2024 school year.  As a result, it...

A-Head Start 2023

August 21, 2023
​ Grade nine students are invited to take part in the optimal introduction to RND with our "A-Head Start" program.  A-Head Start runs from Monday August 28th until Wednesday, August 30th.  Students are to meet at 8:15am on Monday in the Jesuit Gymnasium.   Students attending this program will experience lock and...

Student athletes invited to train with Field Hockey Canada’s Women’s NextGen (U18) Program this Summer

July 19, 2023
K ingston, ON - Hailey Bauder and Gates McAllister, soon to be grade 12 students at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School (HCCSS) in Kingston, were selected to train with Field Hockey Canada’s (FHC) NextGen (U18) Program this summer. After winning a silver medal at Field Hockey Canada’s National Championships in Surrey,...

ALCDSB Board of Trustees Approve 2023-2024 School Year Budget

June 27, 2023
Napanee, ON –The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) Trustees approved an operating revenue budget of $178,397,987, operating expenditure budget of $179,450,548 and a capital budget of $31,152,706 for the 2023-24 school year, at the Board meeting held on June 20, 2023.   The budget reflects the funding information released...

33 ALCDSB Schools Receive EcoSchool Status

June 26, 2023
​ The ALCDSB has 33 EcoSchools this year! This number includes 6 Platinum level, 12 Gold level, 3 Silver level, 2 Bronze level schools and 10 Participants (Green) as reported in the Eco Schools report released on June 16, 2023.   Of the 23 schools that received certification this year, 339 actions were...

Year End Message from the Minister of Education

June 26, 2023
Please see an end-of-year message from the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, in English and French, and two videos in English with French subtitles at the bottom of the page.
  Dear Parents,
As the school year comes to a close, I would like to express my sincere congratulations to...

Summer Wellness Workshops being offered for students entering grades 7-12

June 26, 2023
​ Summer wellness workshops are being offered by the ALCDSB Social Work Team to students entering grades 7-12 on July 18, 19 and 20 .  The objective of the wellness workshops is to offer psychoeducation and accompanying strategies and tools for a range of mental health and wellness concerns.  
Click ...

Virtual Parent Q&A with School Social Workers

June 26, 2023
​ Does your child/youth struggle with attendance? Worry about marks? Worry about friendships? Cope in unhealthy ways?   Join us on Thursday, August 24 for a virtual parent Q&A with School Social Workers and to hear about how anxiety shows up at school and strategies to support your child/youth.  
Participants will be provided...

Incoming ALCDSB Student Trustees Take Oath of Office

June 21, 2023
Napanee, ON – Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board‘s (ALCDSB) incoming Student Trustees for the 2023/24 school year took their Oath of Office at the June Board Meeting on Tuesday evening. 

This year the ALCDSB is pleased announce the addition of a third Student Trustee position to support and uphold...

Holy Cross Students Take Bronze in Special Olympics Ontario School Championship in Unified Floor Hockey

June 09, 2023
A big shout out to Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School (HCCSS) and the Gonzaga Bulldogs floor hockey teams, who fought hard to share the bronze medal in the unified division of Floor Hockey at the Special Olympics Ontario School Championship hosted in Kingston on June 6th and 7th.  
This School Championship...

ALCDSB Celebrates Opening of New Grade 7 & 8 Integrated Tech Classroom

June 09, 2023
BELLEVILLE, ON – The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to celebrate the new Integrated Tech grade 7 & 8 classroom which opened its doors this spring at the ALCSDB Tech Site, located at the Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf campus in Belleville.   The opening of...

Totus Tuus Summer Camp Registration is Now Open!

June 02, 2023
The Archdiocese of Kingston is offering Totus Tuus weeklong summer camps for students in grades 1-6 and 7-12 in Kingston, Belleville, Perth and Kempville this summer.
See schedule below.
Grades 1-6
9am –2:30pm
With an option of extended day care.
July 10-14 – St. Michael the Archangel Church,...

June is Pride Month

June 01, 2023
Throughout the course of this year, we have committed to living out our Board pastoral theme “ Formed in the Faith " in our daily words and actions. During the month of June, we in Catholic Education, recognize both The Sacred Heart of Jesus and Pride Month concurrently. ​​

Sacred Heart of Jesus

June 01, 2023

​ Each year, the Catholic Church celebrates the whole month of June as the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Catholics are called to devote the month to meditating on the Sacred Heart, and to deepening our commitment to imitate the compassionate love of Jesus. 
The Institute for Catholic...

St. Paul Catholic Secondary School Colour Run Event Raises $9,400 for Trenton Memorial Hospital

May 31, 2023
​TRENTON, ON. - Grade 12 students from the Recreation and Leadership class at St. Paul Catholic Secondary School in Trenton raised $9,400 during their Colour Run fundraising event on May 4. Proceeds were donated to the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation (TMHF) Tuesday in a cheque presentation. The funds will go towards...

Student Artwork Highlights the Struggles Faced by Persons with Disabilities

May 29, 2023
From Sunday, May 28 to Saturday, June 3 the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) is recognizing National AccessAbility Week as an opportunity to reflect on ongoing efforts to become a better, more accessible, more inclusive Catholic Learning Community. 
Jarell Gadon, Grade 10 student at St. Paul Catholic...

Congratulations to the mathletes who competed in the Annual ALCDSB Grade 7&8 Math Tournament

May 26, 2023

On May 26, 2023 the annual Gr 7-8 ALCDSB Math tournament took place at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School. Special thanks to principal Chris Gencarelli and his staff for helping to make the tournament a great success.  96 mathletes competed in this day-long competition coming from as far as...

Two St. Gregory Catholic School Students Present at PEC Council on Food Scarcity and Affordable Housing

May 25, 2023

Curiosity Creates Change for St. Gregory Catholic School Grade 7 and 8 students, two of whom presented at the Prince Edward County (PEC) council meeting today on the topics of food scarcity and affordable housing in the area. Students Violet Dickie and Paulina Mayall provided solutions to council on these...

"See Me in ALCDSB" Staff Census Closes June 9

May 25, 2023
​ Staff of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board are being invited to participate in the voluntary, anonymous, and confidential "See Me in ALCDSB" Staff Census. The results of the census will be used to understand the current demographic makeup of the Board’s workforce, and to identify any barriers to equity...

RND Senior Concert Band Won Silver in NYC Competition

May 15, 2023

Congratulations to the talented musicians of Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School (RND) Senior Concert Band, who recently won Silver in a competition held in New York City last month. This achievement was accomplished by 48 out of 53 of the band members who travelled to the Big Apple to...

Break-A-Stick, Plant-A-Tree

May 12, 2023
Twenty-four grade 12 students from the St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School Outdoor, Recreation and Leadership class assisted in the planting of 250 shrubs and trees at Riverside Park in Belleville Thursday afternoon as part of the first ever ‘Break-A-Stick, Plant-A-Tree’ initiative.  Click here to read the Belleville Senators media...

May the 4th Be with You!

May 11, 2023
​ Students from St. Thomas More Catholic School shone like the bright stars they are, at the annual Sistema Kingston's year-end concert celebration. The event was held at the Jennifer Velva Bernstein Performance Hall in the Isabel Bader Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, May 4.   
The Star...

Register for the 24th Annual ALCE Foundation Golf Tournament!

May 10, 2023
  Are you ready for some golfing fun that also supports a great cause? The 24th Annual ALCE Foundation Golf Tournament is coming up, and we can't wait to tee off with you!

Join us on Thursday, August 17, 2023 , at the beautiful Trillium Wood Golf Club for...

The RND Mathlete Team Takes Home 1st Place at University of Ottawa Math Tournament

May 09, 2023
The Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School Mathlete Team took home the 1st Place award at the annual Ottawa Math Tournament held at the University of Ottawa on Friday, May 5, 2023.
The Mayor of Ottawa, Mark Sutcliffe, presented
the 1 st  Place plaque to the team.
L-R: Mayor...

St. Paul Catholic Secondary School student selected for Schulich Leader Scholarship

May 09, 2023
Trenton, ON - The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) congratulates Keegan Amos, Grade 12 student at St. Paul Catholic Secondary School (SPCSS) in Trenton for being one of 100 Schulich Leader Scholarship recipients, and the only recipient to be awarded the scholarship pursuing a Bachelor of Computer Science degree...

Catholic Education Week 2023 Awards Ceremony

May 05, 2023
Napanee, ON – The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board held their annual Catholic Education Week Awards Ceremony this afternoon. The event was held in-person at the Board office in Napanee where award recipients and special guests gathered for a luncheon following.  Each year during Catholic Education Week (first full week...

Mother Teresa Catholic School Renamed to St. Teresa of Calcutta

May 03, 2023
​ K ingston, ON – The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) is excited to formally announce the renaming of Mother Teresa Catholic School to St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School.  St. Teresa was canonized by Pope Francis on September 4, 2016. In June 2022, Trustees of the ALCDSB approved the renaming...

Celebrating Catholic Education in the ALCDSB April 30-May 5

April 29, 2023
C atholic Education Week will be celebrated across the province during the week of April 30 - May 5, 2023. This year’s theme of Catholic Education Week is We are Many, We are One .  The spiritual quote for Catholic Education Week 2023 is  “We, who are many, are one body...

Mental Health Week 2023

April 29, 2023
​ From May 1-7, the ALCDSB is recognizing The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week. See below for details on how the ALCDSB is recognizing and participating in Mental Health Week 2023. #MYSTORY
Mental Health Week is a social change campaign to educate the public and shift beliefs and perceptions...

Three ALCDSB Student Trustees Appointed for 2023/24 School Year in Student Senate Election

April 26, 2023

Student Trustees L-R Evelyn Shakell, Evangelyn Kelvin (EJ), Shivani Narendranath​
S tudent Trustee representatives in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) have been elected by their Student Senate peers for the upcoming 20 23/2024 school year . Historically, two student trustees are elected to sit on...

Kristen Hannafin recipient of the Stewardship of Creation Award 2023

April 25, 2023
​ Congratulations to Kristen Hannafin on being the recipient of the Stewardship of Creation Award 2023! The St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School teacher was nominated for being a long standing, behind the scenes, environment leader within her school community. “Kristen foregrounds the stewardship of creation in her classroom and beyond. She...

Director DeSantis Receives Honorary Lifetime Membership Award at 84th Annual OAPCE Gala

April 24, 2023
KINGSTON, ON - The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) is excited to congratulate David DeSantis, Director of Education, for being the recipient of the Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE) Honorary Lifetime Membership Award.  The OAPCE Honorary Lifetime Membership Award is given to an individual who...

Human Rights Education Bus takes OLMC Students on Journey through History

April 18, 2023
​ Amherstview, ON - The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) brought their mobile human rights education bus Tour for Humanity to Our Lady of Mount Carmel (OLMC) Catholic School in Amherstview on Monday, where students in grades 5-8 learned about human rights-related topics from a Canadian perspective.

The focus...

QRTC launches #ActiveSchoolTravel Campaign

April 17, 2023
Distributed on behalf of the Quinte Region Traffic Coalition
The Quinte Region Traffic Coalition (QRTC) wants to encourage drivers and school communities to work together to ensure that children are safe to actively travel to and from school. Safe driving behaviours, such as obeying the posted 40 km/h speed limits and...

Former Humboldt Broncos Player Visits Holy Cross

March 30, 2023
Former Humboldt Broncos player Kaleb Dahlgren shared stories from his personal journey with secondary school students from Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) and Limestone District School Board (LDSB) at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School on Wednesday. Kaleb’s visit and was organized as part of the “Making a Difference"...

Holy Cross Students Bring Home Big Win in the Limestone Skills Competition

March 29, 2023
​Six Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School students brought home gold and bronze following the Limestone Skills Competition earlier this month. Their participation and dedication led to two first-place wins and one third-place win.

TV/Video Production Category
Annie Stewart and Emma Cross came in first place and are now headed...

Boy's and Girl's Club Speaker Series

March 27, 2023
This is a reminder to all students in grade 10, Sports Leadership, Student's Council and both hockey teams that you will be travelling to HC to see Kaleb Dahlgren tomorrow.  Busses will leave from the Cowdy St. Circle at 11: 25 a.m. and return by 2:00 p.m.

Notice of Election for Three 2023-2024 Student Trustees

March 07, 2023

Notice of Election for Three Student Trustees for the 2023-2024 School Year
April 25, 2023 What is a Student Trustee? Student Trustees represent all students in the Board (approximately 12,000).
One Student Trustee will represent the Western Constituency of the Board, representing St. Paul Catholic Secondary School, St. Theresa Catholic ...

2022-23 Course Selection Information

March 01, 2023

Course selection for 2023-2024 is on-going.  Please review your student's grade level information and review their course selections in MyBlueprint before the end of March break.  At that point, courses will be due and locked.  If a student requires a change after that point, they must speak to their...

The ALCDSB Celebrates 25 Years!

March 01, 2023
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Celebrate with us as we mark 25 years of making a difference in our Catholic community! The ALCDSB has been dedicated to improving the lives of those in need for a quarter of a century, and we couldn't have done it without the support of our Catholic community, staff...

Register to Write the DELF Exam

February 17, 2023
​ DELF 2023 Exam The  Diplôme d'études en langue française  (DELF) is an internationally recognized test of French proficiency. Students enrolled in an ALCDSB Grade 12 FSL course in the current school year, and who have not previously written the DELF. 

The DELF exam is composed of two...

2023 – 2024 School-year Calendar Survey is Now Open!

February 10, 2023
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) is seeking feedback from employees, parents/guardians, students, community members and community partners about the dates for the school year calendar. This feedback supports the version of the calendar that is submitted to the Ministry of Education, which provides final approval of the school...

Umbrella Parenting Online Course

February 10, 2023
​ 96 RND families have the opportunity to enroll for free in the Umbrella Parenting 101 online course at
Umbrella Parenting 101 Course Description: In this foundational course, you will be given the tools to assess your child's coping skills and to learn where to put your focus. You will...

Homestay Program Information Session

February 10, 2023
Interested in becoming a Homestay family to an international student this September? Plan to attend an information session led by the ALCDSB International Education team to find out how hosting students from around the world can be an enriching experience for all. No registration required. 
Wednesday, March...

Information Session

February 09, 2023
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Join a discussion on how social media messages shape our perceptions of reality, how they can negatively affect body image and strategies to use social media in way that can be both positive and health promoting.  This session will be hosted by a registered dietitian and a registered nurse. ...

Vaccination Clinic

February 09, 2023
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​There is a routine immunization, Covid-19 and flu vaccine clinic on Tuesday February 14th at Bayridge Secondary School.  The clinic runs from 3:10-6pm.  Covid-19 and flu vaccine available by walk-in for anyone six months and older. Routine immunizations are for anyone 18-and under and are by appointment only. Book...

Parenting Advice

February 09, 2023

Parenting is a tough job, but you're not alone.  Connect with a registered nurse for any questions you have about your school aged child.
​Here's how to contact us: Facebook: @ParentinginKFLA Phone: 1-800-267-7875 Email:

The Holy Cross CSS Green Beans Improv Team Win First Place at Competition

February 07, 2023
​ This past weekend may have been frigid , but the Holy Cross Catholic School turned up the heat during an improv competition in Kingston. The Green Beans Improv Team were announced as the first-place winners at the Canadian Improv Games (CIG) that took place from Thursday, February 2 until Saturday,...

DELF Tutoring Program

February 03, 2023
The Diplôme d'études en langue française​ (DELF) is an internationally recognized test of French proficiency. Students enrolled in an ALCDSB Grade 12 FSL course in the current school year, and who have not previously written the DELF.  
This year the Ministry of Education is providing funding to school boards...

Black History Month at the ALCDSB

January 31, 2023

Black History Month is celebrated across Canada every February. This month is an opportunity to celebrate, learn, and honour the tremendous legacy of Black Canadians of the past and present. One month would never be enough time to fully commemorate and celebrate the often-omitted accomplishments, contributions and true history...

Exam Details

January 25, 2023
​Students are reminded to return textbooks to classroom teachers today, or on the morning of your exam. Students are also reminded to be in full uniform for all exams and to leave all electronic devices in your locker.  Senior students – be aware of your writing locations, ie…. the rows your...

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...

Exam Schedule

January 12, 2023
  Semester one is coming to a close and that means exams are just around the corner!  Here is the exam schedule: Period 1 Exam: 8:30 Thursday, January 26 th , 2023
Period 2 Exam: 8:30 Friday, January 27 th , 2023
Period 3 Exam 8:30 Monday, January 30 th , 2023
Period 4 Exam 8:30...

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 . St. Paul...

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...

Addams Family Musical Live on Stage at Regiopolis-Notre Dame

December 12, 2022
​Kingston, ON - Regiopolis-Notre Dame (RND) Catholic High School students are gearing up to be live on-stage this week. The local Catholic high school is presenting The Addams Family Musical December 15-17.

It is the secondary school’s first time putting on the cheeky take on the iconic television series. The dark, yet...

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...

Create Affordable, Tasty Meals!

November 15, 2022

Join a dietitian and registered nurse from KFL&A Public Health for an information session on how to create meals that are affordable, convenient and tasty.  It will be held on Thursday November 24th from 6-7pm at Kingston Secondary School.  Register by November 22nd by going to

Tickets on Sale Now!

November 13, 2022

Tickets for the RND production of The Addams Family are on sale now!  The Addams family will be on stage December 15th to 17th.  Just  CLICK HERE​c to be taken to the purchase page, or go to the Student Commons at lunch on Wednesday November 30th or Thursday December 1st. Don't miss your...

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...


October 21, 2022
​If you have not yet received your student card please come to the main office. 

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...

Post Secondary Information Night 2022

September 29, 2022

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...

September 2022 Newsletter

September 04, 2022
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Welcome back, Panthers!  Find out what's going on at Regi by downloading  the September 2022 Newsletter!   September 2022 Newsletter.pdf

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...

RND IB Students Set Up for Success

June 24, 2022
​ ​ The International Baccalaureate program at RND is being praised by grads for setting them up for success in post-secondary.  Watch this video​ and see if the IB program is right for you.

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...

June Newsletter

June 01, 2022

Summer is almost here and so is the June edition of the RND Newsletter!   June 2022.pdf

Girls Rugby

June 01, 2022
​The girls rugby team has returned from ofssa AAA  in kitchener. The girls proudly represented rnd while playing in punishingly hot temperatures that felt like 31c. The last game went into over time to resolve a tie. Outstanding moments can be seen on the offsa website under media, videos. Congrats girls for a...

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...

Fit Show

May 19, 2022

McCarthy Uniforms is holding a Fit Show from 12:00pm-7:00pm on Tuesday, June 14th.   Come in to make sure you look your best for the 2022-23 school year.​  Get full details by downloading the Fit Show Flyer.pdf​

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.​​​

High School Musical Tickets

May 10, 2022

Get your tickets for RND's presentation of High School Musical now!  Performances run from June 2nd-4th.  Click here​
to get your tickets!

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...

KanJam Postponed

May 04, 2022
​Due to missing cans, KanJam will not run Thursday at lunch. MHA will reschedule the event in the next couple of weeks.


May 04, 2022
​ Today, RND begins the COMPASS survey in morning classes.  We have 8 school days to do the ½ hour survey.  The survey is done online, and it is voluntary.  It covers topics such as  healthy eating, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, smoking, alcohol and drug-use, academic achievement, bullying and harassment, experiences of...

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...

IB Students Writing Exams

April 05, 2022
​There will be a very important meeting for all IB students writing exams this May on Thursday at lunch in the Learning Commons.  This is a mandatory meeting.   Meeting begins at 11:15am

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...

April 2022 Newsletter

April 04, 2022
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Here is the RND Newsletter for April 2022.   April 2022 Newsletter.pdf

​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...

Bake Sale in Life Skills rm 119

February 10, 2022
​Come to the Life Skills Centre on Monday for some sweet Valentine treats!

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...

Sign up for Your Grad Portrait Session

February 03, 2022
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Attention Class of 2022!  Now is the time to make your appointment to have your grad portraits completed.  Portrait sessions are available from  February 14th to March 2nd.   Schedule your appointment by going to
Download the grad portrait flyer for complete details.  Grad Portrait 2022.pdf

Februrary Newsletter

February 03, 2022
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Here is the RND Newsletter for February 2022.  Find out the latest happenings at RND.   February 2022 Newsletter.pdf

Watch our Virtual Grade 8 Information Night Now!

January 27, 2022
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If you were unable to attend our live Virtual Grade 8 Night Presentation, never fear.  You can watch the recorded version of the presentation on our Youtube Channel. Just CLICK HERE​ to be taken directly to the presentation. 

Join us for Grade 8 Information Night

January 25, 2022
​ Grade 8 Information Night is scheduled for 6pm on Wednesday January 26th.  Future RND Students and their families are invited to CLICK HERE​ to join the live Zoom meeting.​

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...

January 2022 Newsletter

January 10, 2022

Happy New Year, Panthers.  Here is the first RND Newsletter or 2022!   January 2022 Newsletter.pdf

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...

December Newsletter

November 30, 2021
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Advent is upon us. Here is the December Newsletter.  Merry Christmas!   December 2021.pdf

Get Your Quadmester 1 Report Card Now!

November 22, 2021

Final Quad 1 Grades can be view in the Student ASPEN portal:   Open ASPEN Click my info to tab Click Transcript side tab Click specific source to see comment.​

Academic Awards - Grade 11

November 03, 2021

Watch the Grade 11 Academic Awards ceremony.  It's being shown LIVE on our RND Youtube Channel!

Academic Awards - Grade 9

November 03, 2021

Watch the Grade 9 Academic Awards Now!
Just go to our Youtube Channel

Academic Awards - Grade 10

November 03, 2021

Watch the Academic Awards for Grade 10s LIVE!   Go to our Youtube Channel Now!


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...

Post Secondary Application Process

October 19, 2021
  ​​ Did you miss the Post-Secondary Info Night?  Are you in grade 12 and need a refresher on the application process?  Here is the video of the presentation from Regi Guidance.

Virtual Post-Secondary Info Night for Parents & Guardians

October 11, 2021
On Wednesday, October 13th from 6-7pm, Student Services will present to parents and guardians of gr12 students via Zoom.  This information session will outline graduation requirements, research tools, as well as the application process for college and university.  There will be time allotted for Q & A.  The Zoom link will be emailed...

October Newsletter

October 01, 2021
​ ​
Fall has arrived and so has the October RND Newsletter!  
October 2021.pdf

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...

Check Your 2021-22 Timetable Now!

August 26, 2021

September 7th is approaching quickly!  Students looking to check their timetable for the upcoming school year can follow this link.  Welcome back, Panthers! 

Dual Credit Orientation

August 19, 2021
​ There are two important dates on the horizon for students enrolled in the Dual Credit Program.   Students registered in the St. Lawrence College Dual Credit Trades courses are to attend orientation on September 2nd.  Orientation for all other Dual Credit courses will take place on August 31st. ​  Contact Mr. Poser by...

Used Uniform Sale!

August 12, 2021

The annual Used Uniform Sale is set to go on Monday, August 16th at RND.  Come to the Cowdy Street entrance between 10am and 2pm to get a great deal on a previously used uniform. 
​ Price List
Pants ………………………………………………$10.00
Dress Shirts …………………………………….....$10.00 Shorts ……………………………………………..$10.00 Golf Shirts ………………………………………....$10.00 Vests...

How to Purchase Your New School Uniform

August 07, 2021
​ ​​ Dear Friends,

As we continue to navigate COVID-19 together, I am pleased to share an update on enhanced options for buying your school uniform in 2021.

New to 2021, we are introducing a Virtual Agent option, along with On-Line and Call Centre options. Unfortunately, as a result of the provincial guidelines...

Check Your Final Marks!

July 04, 2021

Want to check your marks from octo 7 or 8?  Follow these instructions to navigate ASPEN:
1. Log in to Aspen. 2. Click My Info top tab 3. Click Transcripts side tab That will show the courses and marks for this year. You can click on the specific course...

2021 RND Graduation Ceremony

June 23, 2021
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Join us on Thursday June 24th at 7:30 pm as we celebrate the Class of 2021 with a graduation ceremony.  The ceremony will be broadcasted on the RND YouTube channel.  Click here to go to the broadcast.​   Congratulations Class of 2021!  


Equity in Education

June 20, 2021

The Ministry of Education has a renewed focus on Equity, and de-streaming in mathematics will begin in September 2021.  Jason To, Coordinator of Secondary Mathematics and Academic Pathways in the TDSB, hosted a Live Event for parents in ALCDSB on June 16 th which was recorded.  If you were...

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
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​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...

June Newsletter

June 01, 2021
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It's June!  Here is this months edition of the RND Newsletter.  June 2021 Newsletter.pdf

Important Vaccination Notice from KFL&A Public Health

May 27, 2021

Eligible youth and their parents/guardians attending Regiopolis-Notre Dame and other schools in the KFL&A region are encouraged to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.  Find out more in this letter from KFL&A Public Health.   Letter From KFLA Public Health.pdf


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...

May RND Newsletter

April 30, 2021

Here is the RND Newsletter for May 2021.   May 2021.pdf

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...

RND Poetry Contest

April 12, 2021

April is National Poetry Month. Enter RND's annual Poetry Contest. Cash prizes will be awarded in both Junior and Senior Divisions. You can enter up to 3 submissions, each as a separate Word doc and email them to Mr. Ows ( Submission deadline is April 30. Kiss the pandemic...

Relay for Life

April 07, 2021
​ Now is the time to register for RND's Relay for Life campaign.   To register, just go to our sign up page​ where you can make a donation or enter a team.   Anyone interested in volunteering and helping to plan Relay for Life can contact Hanna Repetti at to learn more on...

April 2021 Newsletter

April 01, 2021
​ ​
Happy Easter!  Here is RND's April Newsletter.   April 2021.pdf

Spring Uniform

March 24, 2021

The Spring Uniform is coming!  RND students will be permitted to start wearing the spring uniform on Monday, April 19th, which is the start of Octomester 7.  The uniform shop is not currently open at RND, so new spring uniforms must be purchased online through McCarthy Uniforms.  Go to to place your order.  Current delivery times...

The Chess Club is Back!

March 23, 2021

The RND Chess Club is moving online!  All students are invited to join us for our chess tournament this Friday, March 26th.  It's easy to sign up:
Step1: Get a account (it's free)
Step 2: Search under "Clubs" for RND Chess and request to join.
Step 3: Register...

Relay for Life Rally

March 18, 2021
​ ​
Join us for our Relay for Life Rally.  Watch it anytime on Friday on our Youtube Channel.  

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...

Finding Your Class Schedule

March 10, 2021

Still confused about how to access your class schedule through Aspen?  Here's a video that should help.  How to Access Class Schedule​


March 08, 2021
​Participate by raising money for going without food and participate virtually with youth from across Canada this Thursday-Friday starting at 3pm. See Mary Elaine for more information. Pledge sheets are available by the chapel.

March Newsletter

February 26, 2021

The March Newsletter has arrived!   March 2021.pdf

Picture Retake Day

February 23, 2021

Students who would like to get their school portrait redone can do so on the morning of March 12th.   There is no need to make an appointment as students will be called down by grade. This portrait session is also open to students who did not get their portrait taken...

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...

Covid Screening Tool

February 02, 2021
​ ​
​​You must screen for Covid everyday before coming to school. 
 Decide if you should or should not go to school today by using the Covid Self-Screening Tool.​

Februrary Newsletter

February 02, 2021

Here is the RND Newsletter for Februrary 2021!  ​ February 2021.pdf

Virtual Grade 8 Night

January 12, 2021

Virtual Grade 8 Night is scheduled for 6pm on Wednesday January 13th.   Grade 8 students who are interested in attending Regiopolis-Notre Dame and their parents are invited to attend.   Follow this link to our Youtube channel for the presentation.
The meeting will be followed by a Question & Answer Zoom...

Non-ALCDSB Students Register Now for Grade 9

January 11, 2021
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If you are a Grade 9 student who is currently not registered at an ALCDSB school and would like to attend Regiopolis-Notre Dame in the fall, then the time to register is now! Download these forms in order to reserve your spot at RND and become part of Canada's Oldest...

January Newsletter

January 06, 2021

Happy New Year!  Here is the first RND Newsletter of 2021.   January 2021.pdf

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

Get Your School Photo

December 12, 2020
​ ​
​​Book a studio appointment to get your school photo taken. Appointments are available from January 11-18th.  Appointments are only accepted at the Lifetouch/Prestige studio located at 3055 Princess Street.  Additional information including session instructions will be emailed once your appointment is booked.   Book your appointment here!​

2nd Week of Advent prayer service

December 07, 2020​ ​

December Newsletter

December 01, 2020

Advent is upon us!  Here is the December Newsletter!  ​​ December 2020.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....

Join Us For Remembrance Day

November 11, 2020

Join RND in remembering those who gave their lives fighting for our freedom.  Our Remembrance Day ceremony​ begins at 10:30am.  Lest we forget. 


IB at RND Information Webinar

November 10, 2020
For more information about the IB Programme at RND, please view  our ​IB at RND Virtual Information Presentation​. 


Book Your Grad Photos

November 10, 2020
​​At​ ​ ​Attention Class of 2021!  Book your appointment for your grad photos now. Photos will be taken at the Lifetouch studio by appointment only between November 16th and December 18th. Use this link​ to get your appointment before it's too late!  ​

Remembrance Day Prayer

November 09, 2020

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...

November Newsletter

November 02, 2020
​ What's happening at RND in November?  Find out in our monthly newsletter.  November 2020.pdf

Halloween Coffee House

October 29, 2020

The Halloween Coffee House is scheduled for Thursday October 29th at 6:30pm.  Check out the incredible talents of RND students on our  YouTube Channel​

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
​ ​
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...

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. 

Click for full details

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...

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. ​ ​ ​​


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