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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...

Catholic Education Week Award Recipients

May 05, 2021
‚Äč 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:‚Äč‚Äč   2021 CEW Awards Poster.pdf ‚Äč ‚Äč Archbishop Francis J. Spence Catholic Teacher of the Year Award

‚Äč Sarah Cassidy - ALCDSB Board...

Elementary Summer Programming (Grade SK - 8)

April 27, 2021
Funding for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board Elementary Summer Learning Program (SLP) has been approved for Summer 2021. The Summer Learning Program aims to provide students opportunities to minimize learning loss and face social and economic challenges that affect their learning. Another focus of this year's SLP is...

ALCE Foundation Silent Auction goes LIVE at 5pm TODAY!

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

Remote Learning Plan 2021-2022

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

Elementary Remote Learning Survey

March 04, 2021
Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s);
 On February 11 th Ontario Education Minister of Education Stephen Lecce issued a statement that March break would be postponed until April 12-16, 2021. This decision was made in conjunction with Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and public health officials' advice, including consultations with many local Medical...

Snowshoeing with M. Bibby

February 05, 2021
‚ÄčM. Kyte's class will participate in a snowshoeing activity with M. Bibby on February 12. 

ALCDSB 2021-2022 School Year Calendar Survey

February 02, 2021

‚ÄčThe 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...

Remote Learning Survey for Elementary

November 30, 2020
         ‚Äč Dear parents/guardians of elementary students, I am writing to you to provide updates on our Catholic learning communities. This information applies to elementary students (Kindergarten-Grade 8) only. There are no changes at the secondary level (Grade 9-12). Please note that Remote Learning is available for families...

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....

United Way Campaign

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

ALCDSB Launches New Five Year Plan

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

Ask A Professional About Your Child's Anxiety

October 05, 2020
‚ÄčSocial 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


Remote Learning Survey for Elementary

September 28, 2020

Dear parents/guardians of elementary students,
I am writing to you to provide updates on our Catholic learning communities.
This information applies to elementary students (Kindergarten-Grade 8) only. There are no changes at the secondary level (Grade 9-12). Please note that Remote Learning is available for families who require...

Follow TriBoard Transportation for Bus Delays & Cancellations

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

COVID-19 and ALCDSB School Closures

August 12, 2020
‚ÄčClick Read more for link to  full details. 

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Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September

July 30, 2020
Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September
Province Providing Critical Investments and Resources to Keep Students and Staff Safe Office of the Premier 
TORONTO ‚ÄĒ 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...

Child Care Survey from Ministry of Education

July 09, 2020
Thank you for your continued partnership during this unprecedented time. We value your leadership and commitment in supporting children and families across the province.
As you know, the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) came into effect on August 31, 2015. The CCEYA requires the Minister of Education...

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...

Elementary Summer Programming (Grades 1-8)

June 09, 2020

‚Äč Elementary Summer Programming (Grade 1 -8) Funding for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board Elementary Summer Learning Program (SLP) has been approved for Summer 2020.  The Summer Learning Program aims to provide opportunities for students to minimize learning loss, and for those who may face social and economic...

Catholic Education Week & Mental Health Week

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

Accessing ALCDSB Learning Platforms

April 06, 2020
‚Äč 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

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


Access to Technology Questionnaire

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

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

Learning Resources for Students

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

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

March 12, 2020
‚ÄčDear 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
‚ÄčThe 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...

Maple Madness

February 18, 2020
‚ÄčMme Poisson and Mme Wannamaker's classes will visit Little Cataraqui Conservation Area for Maple Madness on March 6. Permission forms are attached. 

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...

Ski Trip

January 28, 2020
Students in grades 4-8 are invited to try downhill skiing on February 28 at the Battawa Ski Hill. ‚Äč


January 28, 2020
Basketball try-outs are beginning for Junior and Senior Boys and Girls teams. Please see the school calendar and attached permission forms for details.  Junior Boys Basketball 2019-2020.pdf‚Äč
Junior Girls Basketball 2019-2020.pdf

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...

Swim to Survive

December 17, 2019
Grade 3 students will learn basic water safety and swimming at Queen's University on January 9, 14, and 16. ‚Äč

Ryan Center

December 11, 2019
M. Kyte's class will visit the Ryan Center on December 19 to participate in activities related to First Nations and Early Settlers‚Äč

Christmas Caroling at Market Square

December 03, 2019
‚ÄčAll are welcome to support our grade 2 students at Market Square on December 17 from 11:00 to 11:30 am for Christmas Caroling. Donations of non-perishable foods for local charities will be collected.

The Nutcracker

December 03, 2019
‚ÄčGrade 3 and Grade 3/4 students will attend the Nutcracker Ballet at Th√©√Ętre Octave on December 10.


December 03, 2019
‚ÄčGrade 4-5 and 7-8 will attend the RND production of Matilda on December 10 or December 12. 

Confirmation Retreat

November 15, 2019
Grade 7 and 8 students will be participating in a Retreat at St. Mary's Parish Centre on November 19. ‚Äč

ABA Skill Building Groups

November 11, 2019
‚Äč 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...

Children's Play at RND

November 05, 2019
‚ÄčStudents in Grades 1 and 2 will attend an original Children's Play created and performed by Regiopolis-Notre Dame students. 

Day of Remembrance

November 05, 2019
Several students from √Čcole catholique Cath√©drale will represent our school at the annual Day of Remembrance Ceremony at Cataraqui Cemetery. 

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...


October 18, 2019
Congratulations to the Senior Boys Volleyball Team who made it to the finals on December 4 at RND.
Here is the practice schedule: 
Tues Nov 19 th . Practice: 730am-820am    Thurs Nov 21. Scrimmage at ECC against Vanier: 3-415pm   Tues Nov 26 th  3-445pm, scrimmage against St John...

Children's Safety Village

October 09, 2019
‚ÄčM. Mickael and Mme Rod√©'s class will visit the Children's Safety Village in Belleville on October 22. 

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...

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...

Frontenac Park

September 12, 2019
‚ÄčM. Kyte's Grade 6 class will visit Frontenac Park on September 19.

Ryan Center

September 12, 2019
Grade 2 and 2/3 students will visit the Ryan Center on November 8 (Mme Pelletier) and November 13 (Mme Carrara). 

Garrison Bowling Lanes

June 05, 2019
Students in Mme Drouin and Mme Wilson's classes will have the opportunity to try out bowling on June 26. ‚Äč

Splash Pad

June 04, 2019
Mme Carrara and Mme Wilson's classes will enjoy ‚Äčan afternoon at the Splash Pad on June 24. 
Mme Cauley's class will visit the Splash Pad on June 26.

First Capital Day

June 04, 2019
‚ÄčJune 14 is First Capital Day in Kingston. Mme Doutwaite, Mme Rod√© and M. Mickael's classes will attend. 

Kingston Police Station

June 04, 2019
Children in Mme Howe and Mme Wannamaker's classes will visit the Kingston Police Station on June 12. ‚Äč

H.R. Frink Outdoor Education Centre

May 30, 2019
M. Kyte's class will be visiting the Frink Centre on June 7. Make sure to be prepared for all weather conditions. ‚Äč

Voyageur Canoeing and Rock Climbing

May 30, 2019
Students in M. Kyte's class will have the opportunity to paddle a voyageur canoe and learn to do indoor rock climbing.  Wednesday, June 26‚Äč

Panther Play Day

May 30, 2019
‚ÄčOn June 13, M. Kyte's class will participate in the Panther Play Day at Regiopolis-Notre Dame. 

Improbable Escapes

May 24, 2019
‚ÄčMlle Burtch's Grade 5/6 class will join Mme Bacile's class from Our Lady of Mount Carmel on June 21st at Improbable Escapes.

School Track and Field event

May 24, 2019
The school Track and Field event is Friday, May 31‚Äč for ALL STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-8. Please make sure to return the permission form.  Volunteers are welcome. 

Early Years & Child Care Services Survey - City of Kingston

May 23, 2019
‚Äč Help shape the future of early years and child care services in Kingston and Frontenac County!
The City of Kingston provides direction and oversees Child Care and EarlyON programming in Kingston and Frontenac. As the child care and early years’ service system manager, the City plays an important role in...

2019/2020 School Year Calendar

May 22, 2019
‚Äč 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 -...

Marathon Club

May 15, 2019
The final Marathon Club event and celebration is Wednesday, May 22. Students who have completed the necessary running distances have received an invitation to go to the event. ‚Äč

Fire Station

May 09, 2019
‚ÄčA visit to the local Fire Station is planned for the Senior Kindergarten classes.  Mme St√©phanie: May 10 Mme Cauley: May 15

Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area

May 08, 2019
The Senior Kindergarten classes will visit Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area on June 5. ‚Äč

Kingston Frontenac Public Library

May 08, 2019
‚ÄčMme St√©phanie's class will visit the library on May 27. 

Kids Choice Afternoon

May 08, 2019
‚Äč Student Council is very happy to announce the grand total that ECC families raised for Martha‚Äôs Table. Throughout Lent, we raised just over $1200 to help Martha‚Äôs Table run their important meal and social programs. Student Council visited Martha‚Äôs Table to present the first cheque of $1122 and the additional...

Celebration of Dance

April 30, 2019
All grade 3-8 students will be participating in Celebration of Dance at Fort Henry on May 8. ‚Äč

Rock Around the Block

April 26, 2019
Mme Pelletier and Mme Drouin's grade 2 class will be attending Rock Around the Block at Holy Cross on May 8. ‚Äč

LCVI Road Race May 1

April 23, 2019
‚ÄčStudents in grades 3-8 who have been practising with the Running Club and/or the Cross-Country team have an opportunity to participate in a Road Race at LCVI on Wednesday May 1st.   Please complete the attached forms, pay the $8 fee online and return the receipt of payment and the permission forms...

Cross Country Running

April 16, 2019
The ALCDSB Cross Country Running Meet takes place on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Fort Henry. Students must participate in after-school practices on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:35 pm to 3:45 pm. Students must also join the Club de Course which is during lunch time on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Last chance...

Club de course

April 16, 2019
‚ÄčClub de course (Running Club) begin April 16 for  students in grades 1-8. Students will have the opportunity to run around the school block Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1140am-12pm.   There are other initiatives associated with this club.  Please see attached. This letter will also be sent home with your child.   If...

Fun French Fact

March 29, 2019

ECC Lenten Mission: Helping to Feed those in Need

March 22, 2019
‚Äč This year, for our  Lenten  mission, we will be helping those in need by donating to Martha‚Äôs Table.  Martha‚Äôs Table‚Äôs mission is to provide a  caring place and a  full meal to those  in need . We will be learning about poverty in Kingston and  what we  can do to help....

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...

Welcome to Kindergarten!

February 01, 2019
Experience Kindergarten with ALCDSB
‚Äč‚ÄčThe Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board looks forward to welcoming your child to our kindergarten classrooms!
Online Pre-Registration  ALCDSB offers pre-registration online for all incoming kindergarten students.  Pre-Registration Online Form
This application will take approximately 15 minutes. After you complete this...

UPDATE: School Threats, Dec. 5 & 6

December 05, 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...

After School ABA Program - Autism Skills Groups

November 05, 2018
‚Äč The After School ABA Program is offering FREE Autism Skills Groups to children/youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The groups will focus on teaching a variety of skills including social, behaviour/emotional regulation, daily living and communication.  For Belleville and area, including Napanee :
For more information:  ASAP Flyer - Updated October...

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...

French is Fun

October 24, 2018

Mabel's Labels

October 02, 2018
‚ÄčKeep stuff out of the lost and found and help raise funds for √Čcole catholique Cath√©drale School Council.  Visit: 

ALCDSB Shares Experiences with FreshGrade [video]

October 02, 2018
FreshGrade is a digital portfolio and assessment platform that makes learning visible for educators, parents/guardians and students.  Check out what ALCDSB educators and students have to say about their experience with FreshGrade!


School Council Meeting

September 27, 2018

Fun French Fact

September 26, 2018

ALCDSB Celebrates 20 years (Video)

September 26, 2018

Hot Lunch and Hot Dog Day

September 12, 2018
‚ÄčOrders for Hot Lunch and Hot Dog Days are now being accepted on SchoolCash Online.  Click her to register:  SchoolCash Online