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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...

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...

School Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Well-being

September 20, 2020
‚ÄčPlease see attached our SIPSAW for the 2020-2021 school year!  We are excited to work with our students to achieve these goals.

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...

Sr. Girls Basketball Champions!

March 12, 2020
Congratulations to our Sr. Girls Basketball Team who won last night's championship game against St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School. The game was close until the 2nd half when the Mustangs stingy defense and efficient scoring allowed them to pull away. Thank you to all players, and to Ms. Ball for coaching!
Congratulations girls!


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...

Jr. Boys Basketball Champions!

March 10, 2020
Congratulations to the Jr. Boys Basketball team who came out victorious yesterday at the school board tournament. All students demonstrated great sportsmanship and work ethic. Congratulations boys, and thank you to Mrs. Edwards for coaching!‚Äč

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...

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...

Learning at the Frink Centre

February 11, 2020
Thank you to Mike Bibby, Coordinator of Outdoor Education, for facilitating a day of fun-filled outdoor activities for Mrs. Cassidy's class. The students thoroughly enjoyed snowshoeing, circle, and learning about the great outdoors!‚Äč


Outdoor Education at the Frink Centre

January 30, 2020

Mrs. Gibson's Grade 6 class took a trip to the Frink Centre to learn in the outdoors! Thank you to Mike Bibby, Coordinator of the Outdoor Education Program, for planning a day of activities on Wolfe Island. ‚Äč

Indigenous Education Program

January 30, 2020
Thank you Ms Loft and Ms Smart for sharing your knowledge of traditional ways of life within the Mohawk community with the Grade 3 class today. 

Bell Let's Talk Day Assembly

January 29, 2020

Wednesday, January 29th was Bell Let's Talk Day. Today, we gathered as a school community to listen, learn and understand how we can support one another, and in particular, those with a mental illness. Thank you to our Healthy Living and Wellness Team for leading us today, and for sharing with us...

Grade 6 Students Present Robert Munsch Stories

January 28, 2020

Thank you to Mrs. A. Gibson's class who performed a series of Robert Munsch stories to our primary students. The Grade 6 students did a fantastic job sharing their dramatic skills and passion with our younger students.  Well done!

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...

Bus Safety Presentations

January 07, 2020
All students took part in Bus Safety presentations today, led by Buster the Bus! The students learned about basic bus safety and appropriate riding behaviour. 
Thank you for the engaging presentations, and for reminding our students about how to stay safe when riding the bus. 

Congratulations Sr. Boys Volleyball Team!

December 12, 2019
‚Äč Congratulations to our Sr. Boys Volleyball team who competed in the City Championship last night against L'Acadie at Bayridge Secondary School. The boys demonstrated outstanding work ethic and sportsmanship throughout the match, but came up short. 
Thank you to Mrs. Ball for volunteering your time and energy to coach such a...

How The Grinch Stole Christmas Again!

December 12, 2019
Mr. Douglas' Grade 5/6 class presented their annual Christmas play to students titled "How The Grinch Stole Christmas Again". The students demonstrated excellent dramatic skills and brought joy and laughter to our school community. 
Thank you Grade 5/6 students and Mr. Douglas!

Students Supporting Tree of Hope

December 10, 2019

On Monday, December 9, three students from Mother Teresa C.S. went to St. Paul the Apostle Parish to help put all of the Tree of Hope Christmas bags onto a Kingston Transit bus to be brought to Family and Children Services. 
Thank you, once again, to all of our families...

Tree of Hope Advent Project

December 07, 2019
‚Äč Our Primary Division chose an Advent Project that focused on giving back to our local community. We worked in partnership with St. Paul the Apostle Parish and Family & Childrens Services‚Äô Tree of Hope initiative to purchase gifts for a young family in our community. Thank you to all who contributed to this...

Week 1 Advent Prayer Service

December 06, 2019
Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to the Lord’s birth on Christmas.
Today, our students gathered in the gymnasium to celebrate...

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...

School Bus Safety Week - October 21 - 25, 2019

October 17, 2019
‚ÄčPlease read the attached memo.  School Bus Driver Appreciation Day is Wednesday, October 23rd.  Say thanks to your bus driver for keeping you safe!
Memo -School Bus Safety Week 2019.pdf

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...

St. Paul the Apostle Parish Dinner and Launch Night

September 13, 2019
St. Paul the Apostle Parish will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fam Jam on Saturday, September 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. There is no cost to this event, but free-will donations ‚Äčwill be accepted to help offset the meal and to help support local charities in our community will be accepted.

Parking Lot Revitalization Project

September 09, 2019
‚Äč As you are aware, our parking lot has been under construction since mid-August. As a result, our entry and dismissal procedures have changed for students who walk, take the bus and/or are driven to school each day. F amilies are asked not to drive students to school to ease traffic congestion...

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 -...

Raising Resilient Children

April 02, 2019
‚Äč Remember - Dr. Alex Russell will be presenting to parents on April 3rd, 2019 at 6:30 at Holy Cross!  Admission is free!  Sponsored by the HC Family School Councils.

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...

Head Lice Checking

December 14, 2018
‚ÄčPlease see attached letter.

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...

Dough Raise with Cobs

November 05, 2018
‚ÄčCOBS Kingston Riocan Centre is delighted to offer your group the opportunity to raise some dough!

Parent/Teacher Interview Request Form

October 29, 2018
‚ÄčPlease see attached form to request interview with your child(ren) Teacher

"Fish Fry" on Friday, Nov. 9th in the cafeteria at Holy Cross

October 29, 2018
Mike Mundell "All You Can Eat" Fish Fry & Vendors/Craft Sale   Friday, NOVEMBER 9, 2018 @ HOLY CROSS 3:30 ‚Äď 6:30 p.M.   The staff and students from the 2019 Jamaica Mission Team invite you to join them for a " Fish Fry" on Friday, Nov. 9 th in the...


October 23, 2018

Student Insurance

October 21, 2018
Attention Parents/Guardians: If you are interested in purchasing student insurance, please click on the link below. ‚Äč

Social Action Team Newsletter

October 19, 2018
Our Social Action Team is asking for your help  in making your world a little bit better. Please take a few minutes to read this newsletter. Social Action Newsletter Oct 2018.pdf‚Äč

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!


Josh Blakeley Concert - Free Admission

September 27, 2018
Please see the attached flyer - Tuesday, October 2nd! JBB CONCERT POSTER.pdf‚Äč

Spook a thon October 31/2018

September 27, 2018
‚ÄčSponsor sheets for Spook a thon will be going out the first week in October.

ALCDSB Celebrates 20 years (Video)

September 26, 2018

Speaker at Holy Cross - Dr. Deji Ayonrinde

September 26, 2018
‚ÄčThursday October 4th, 2018 at 7 pm Lecture Theatre Cannabis and the Adolescent Brain

Open House BBQ

September 13, 2018
‚ÄčCome join us on Wednesday, September 26th from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. We look forward in seeing you there.