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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...

Register now for Summer Mindfulness Learning Sessions

June 28, 2022

Students entering Grades 3-8 are being offered an opportunity to register for our  Virtual Summer Mindfulness Learning Sessions that are based on the MindUp curriculum.
The MindUp curriculum is designed to teach students the skills and knowledge that they need to:
Regulate stress and emotion Form positive relationships...

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...

Grade 7 & 8 Mathletes Recognized at Annual ALCDSB Tournament

June 22, 2022
​On June 6, 2022, the annual ALCDSB Math Tournament for students in grades 7 and 8 took place at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Kingston.  Sixty-six mathletes from across the ALCDSB gathered, some competitors travelled from as far as Sacred Heart Catholic School in Batawa. The participants worked tirelessly on challenging...

Incoming Student Trustees Take Oath of Office

June 21, 2022
​Napanee, ON - 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...

The Results are in from the ALCDSB 5 & 6 Math League Tournament!

June 14, 2022
On June 2, 72 mathletes from 12 teams across the ALCDSB competed in the Grade 5 & 6 Math League Tournament at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School in Kingston. 
The tournament was established in 2019 to honour St. Marguerite Bourgeoys' 400 th  anniversary, for whom the cup is named after. Congratulations...

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

June 13, 2022
Registration is CLOSED ​: This program is now full. Families will receive confirmation on whether or not their spot(s) has been secured by Friday, June 24 . 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...

2022/2023 School Year Calendar

June 13, 2022
​ 2022/2023 school year calendar: ​ First day of school for students:  Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Winter Break:  Friday, December 23, 2022 - Friday, January 6, 2023 March Break:  Monday, March 13, 2023 - Friday, March 17, 2023 Last day of school for students:  Thursday, June 29, 2023 ​ Professional Activity (PA) Days:...

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 maltbycentre.ca.

JUNE 1 – AUTISM SERVICES
Coping with Challenging Behaviour
Wednesday, June 1, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
ONLINE – FREE WITH AN...

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...

​Help Your Child Catch up on School Age Immunizations

May 30, 2022
Throughout the pandemic, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) was unable to provide school-based immunization clinics or community clinics for childhood vaccines, and access to some health care providers was limited. Unfortunately, this resulted in many children and youth falling behind in their routine vaccinations.
In accordance with the Immunization...

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...

Complete the See Me in ALCDSB Survey

May 11, 2022
Attention ALCDSB families, The See Me in ALCDSB survey link is available until May 20 . Your participation, while voluntary, is very important because it will help support future decision-making about programs and supports available in our school and across the school board.      Click  here  to complete...

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...

2022-23 School Year Calendar Approved by Ministry of Education

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

ALCDSB Catholic Education Week Award Recipients

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

Catholic Education Week Video

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

The ALCDSB Celebrates Catholic Education and Mental Health Week

May 02, 2022
​ Napanee, ON – 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...

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...

J.J. O'Neill Catholic School Selected as 1 of 5 Ontario Elementary Schools for Rapid Build Pilot Project

April 22, 2022
Friday, April 22, 2022
Napanee, ON – The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) is excited to share that the province of Ontario in partnership with Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has selected J.J. O'Neill Catholic School as a Rapid Build Pilot Project site. The province announced Thursday, April 21 they...

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:    
The...

Speak Up for Ability Online Forum

April 07, 2022


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

See Me in ALCDSB Census

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

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...

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...

Welcome to Kindergarten in ALCDSB!

February 03, 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.  Kindergarten Registration ​​ ALCDSB offers...

Ontario invests in J.J O'Neill Catholic School

February 03, 2022
​ The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to share that Ontario is investing $9.9 million to update J.J O'Neill Catholic School, located in Napanee.
This improvement will include updates for 331 student spaces as part of the province's capital investment program to support students with better...

Letter from KFLA Medical Officer of Health

January 19, 2022
Please find attached a letter from Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health, with information on an important COVID-19 update for schools ​ 2022-01-26-Important COVID-19 Update for Schools

Letter from Director DeSantis - Returning to School Jan 17th

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

Virtual ABA Skills Development Program

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

2022-2023 School Year Calendar Survey

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

School Screening Tool and Exposure Guidelines

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

Schools Move to Remote Learning Starting January 5, 2022

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

ALCDSB Multi-Year Strategic Plan - Year 2

October 27, 2021



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

Return to Inter-School Competition for Grades 7-12

October 01, 2021
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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...

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!​

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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
​ 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...

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
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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...

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...

Remote Learning Survey for Elementary

November 30, 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...

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
​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.
During...

ALCDSB Launches New Five Year Plan

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

Ask A Professional About Your Child's Anxiety

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

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

COVID-19 and ALCDSB School Closures

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

Click for full details
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Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September

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

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

​ 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...

School Access

June 09, 2020
​ Dear J.J. O'Neill Catholic School Families, Students/parents may temporarily access J.J. O'Neill Catholic School to retrieve personal items and return school resources, following the local public health approved access protocols. Students may keep any resources required for the continuation of learning. Please return all other items, clearly labelling child's name...

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
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April 28th is the feast day of St. Gianna Beretta Molla!

April 28, 2020
​St. Gianna Beretta Molla, the patron saint of mothers, physicians, and unborn  children and was  the first canonized woman who was a 'working mom.'
Here is a short video of her life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xivG5t69wc0&feature=youtu.be
and another with more info
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbAX366dXCU​

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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
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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

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Graduation and Sibling Photos

April 05, 2020
​Dear Families,
 
We have been in contact with Lifetouch regarding this graduation and sibling school pictures.  As you know we haven’t been able to distribute proofs due to COVID-19 and recent school closures, but it’s not too late to order school pictures. 
 
Just call 1-866-457-8212 and Lifetouch will help locate your...

Access to Technology Questionnaire

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

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

Learning Resources for Students

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

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

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

Public Health: COVID19

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

OECTA Labour Updates

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

Parent Council Hot Lunches

January 27, 2020
Parent Council Hot lunches for the month of February will include on Mondays, a 6" subs from the Deli Fritz, Thursdays, Pepperoni or cheese pizza from Paul's Pizzeria and on Fridays, Meatballs and mashed potatoes made at school by Hot lunch Moms.  .  Please check on Cash online as these lunches...

Labour Action Update - Jan. 21 Schools Closed to Students

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

ABA Skill Building Groups

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

Strive for 5 - Attendance Campaign

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


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

soccer tournaments postponed

September 27, 2019
​Dear Families, All upcoming soccer tournaments have been postponed until further notice. 

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: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#821842860 Every school board in Ontario is governed by a board of trustees that has a legislated requirement to ensure the creation...

Early Years & Child Care Services Survey - City of Kingston

May 23, 2019
​ 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
​ 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 -...

Kindergarten Open House

April 03, 2019
New kindergarteners registered for September 2019 are invited to join us for our Open House on May 9th from 4-5 pm.​

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
​​The 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...

After School ABA Program - Autism Skills Groups

November 05, 2018
​ 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...

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!



 

ALCDSB Celebrates 20 years (Video)

September 26, 2018