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ALCDSB Summer 2021 Mental Health Supports

June 17, 2021

‚Äč 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....

Ministry Approves ALCDSB 2021-22 School Year Calendars

June 15, 2021
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The Ontario Ministry of Education has approved the 2021 -2022 ALCDSB School Year Calendars. The first day of school will be Tuesday September 7, 2021. Please see the links below for further details and  full year calendars for Elementary and Secondary Schools. 
School Year Calendar 2021-22- (Elementary).pdf ...

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...

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...

Grade 8 Info Night Save the Date

December 03, 2020
‚Äč Please Open the attachment
Grade 8 Info Night.2020.Save the Date.pdf

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....


November 20, 2020
‚ÄčThe Algonquin and Lakeshore International Education Program is looking for a host family for a Grade 10 boy from Germany who will attend RND for Semester 2. If you would be interested or would like further information please email or you can call or text Rob Gilmour at 613 634...


November 20, 2020
Picture Day is coming this Thursday, November 26th.   Please note, this will be the  ONLY  day available to have your child's individual picture taken.  Unfortunately at this time, there will be no sibling photos, or class group photos taken.  As well, there will be  NO picture retakes .  If your...

Let's Help Those in Need!

November 20, 2020
‚Äč We are asking our School Community to please show their continued generosity to our community by sending in new socks, new mittens and non-perishable food items for St. Vincent de Paul Society Kingston.  
Every little bit counts.  You can make the difference.
We thank you all in advance...

Holiday Wreath and Planters 2020

November 09, 2020
‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčHoly Name Catholic School have partnered with C.C.Farms again this year for a holiday fundraiser.  All profits will be used towards Holy Name Catholic School Improvement Plan . The family-run company has been producing fresh handmade evergreen Christmas products since 1997.  We specialize in fresh wreaths and planters, made to order....

Parent/Teacher On-Line Registration Process

October 26, 2020
‚Äč Please note, parent/teacher telephone interviews are optional and can happen at the request of the parent or the teacher.
Please Register ahead of time and use this quick and easy guide to have yourself set up for Parent/Teacher Interview times, via Telephone Conferences on Tuesday, November 3rd, Wednesday, November 4th and Thursday,...

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.

Daily Screening COVID-19 school and child care screening tool

October 15, 2020
‚ÄčAnswer the following questions to help you decide if you should or should not go to school/child care today.
You must screen for COVID-19 every day before going to school/child care.

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


Clothes for Kids

September 29, 2020

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...

School Supply List 2020

August 25, 2020
‚ÄčIf you wish to purchase school supplies for the upcoming school year, please see the attached suggested list. Thank you!

COVID-19 and ALCDSB School Closures

August 12, 2020
‚ÄčClick 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 ‚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...

Kindergarten Registration will begin again February 16, 2021

May 08, 2020
‚ÄčYou are invited to register your child here at Holy Name Catholic School.  Please follow this link to the online Pre Registration form  ‚Äč Registration Information‚Äč   More registration information can be found on our School Board website @ ‚Äč
Register your child for a bus at‚Äč

‚ÄčKindergarten at ALCDSB‚Äč  (video)



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...

Holy Name Spirit Wear - Available On-Line

March 06, 2020
Holy Name Spirit Wear is available on-line only.  Please see the attached flyer for website details.

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...

Holy Name Spirit Wear - Order Deadline March 12, 2020

March 02, 2020
‚Äč Holy Name Catholic School Council Presents. . . . Holy Name Spirit Wear! Please see the attached order form.  Order forms will be sent home on Monday, March 2nd with students.  Orders are due no later then March 12, 2020.  

Parent Information for February 20, 2020

February 20, 2020
‚Äč Please note that OECTA has announced full withdrawal of services for Friday, February 21, 2020 and Thursday, February 27, 2020 . As a result, Holy Name will be closed to students on these dates.   SHROVE TUESDAY Holy Name will celebrate Shrove Tuesday with a pancake lunch on Tuesday, February...

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...

Important News from Holy Name C.S. February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020
‚Äč   Please note that OECTA has announced a one-day full withdrawal of services on Friday, February 21, 2020 . As a result, Holy Name will be closed to students.   Hotdog Orders: Due date for purchase is FEBRUARY 19! Orders must be submitted through Cash Online by February 19. Please...

January 30, 2020 Holy Name News Update

January 30, 2020
  ‚ÄčPlease see the attached information for the upcoming week

School Cash On-line Instructions

January 27, 2020
‚ÄčParents and Guardians, Please review the attached information in order to sign up for our School Cash Online.  Very quick, safe and simple.  NO credit card required.  We will be integrating more purchasing information via our Cash online system only.  Hot dogs and hot lunch will only be available via school cash on line...

School News January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020
‚ÄčPlease see this very important School News Update for January 17, 2020!  

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
‚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...

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 Newsletter

October 01, 2019
‚ÄčCheck out the month ahead at Holy Name Catholic School.

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...

Catholic School Council Minutes 2019

September 19, 2019
‚ÄčParents are encouraged to review the attached. All parents are welcome to attend the monthly CSC meetings. Council Minutes for Sept2019.docx

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...

June Newsletter

June 03, 2019
‚ÄčKeep informed and enjoy the June news at Holy Name Catholic School! June newsletter.docx

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 -...

April School Newsletter

April 02, 2019
‚ÄčKeep up to date with all that is happening during Spring at Holy Name Catholic School! April 2019 newsletter.docx

March School Newsletter

March 04, 2019
‚ÄčStay current and up-to-date by reading Holy Name Catholic School's Newsletter!

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...

February Newsletter

February 04, 2019
‚ÄčRead about all the great things happening!

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...

Chili Cook-Off!

January 14, 2019
‚ÄčRegister now and participate in the CSC's Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser! Registrations due by THIS WEDNESDAY! chili_signup_revised0114.pdf

January Newsletter

January 07, 2019
‚ÄčKeep up to date on all that is happening at Holy Name Catholic School!

Lockdown Parent Communication

December 12, 2018
‚ÄčSafe & Caring Schools Letter

Gr. 8 Regi Night

December 12, 2018
‚ÄčGr. 8 students and their parents are invited to an Information Night at Regi.

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...

December Newsletter

December 04, 2018
‚ÄčFind out what is happening in December!

November CSC Minutes

December 04, 2018
‚ÄčNovember CSC Minutes have been posted so all parents can be informed.

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...

November Newsletter

November 01, 2018
‚ÄčCheck out the events for November!

CSC Meeting

October 19, 2018
‚ÄčCSC Oct. Minutes

CSC Halloween Event

October 17, 2018
‚ÄčCatholic School Council Halloween Event

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!


October School Newsletter

October 01, 2018
‚ÄčCheck out the News and Events happening!

Monthly French Fact

October 01, 2018
‚ÄčOctober French Fact

ALCDSB Celebrates 20 years (Video)

September 26, 2018


August 29, 2018
‚ÄčRead the September Newsletter and find out what is happening this month!


August 29, 2018
‚Äč Student Accident Insurance The company will no longer be sending home the pamphlets and forms to order student insurance.  It can be found by going on-line at once there you can follow the prompts in order to purchase this very valuable insurance.