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Kincardine & District Secondary School
Home of the Knights
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Message from the Principal
Hello! Thank you for checking out our website.   The staff and students at KDSS are renowned for their commitment to excellence both inside and outside of the classroom. Our school community of caring adults, parents, community partners and staff all play a key role in ensuring that we are able to provide a top-notch educational experience in a safe, supportive and engaging environment.  Through this partnership KDSS is able to meet the needs of our students, and prepare them for a prosperous life in the 21st Century. From its many sports teams to clubs and activities, KDSS endeavours to teach the whole student and engage them in a wide variety of authentic and exciting ways. Framed by Bluewater's Character attributes, we hope to graduate students who are as happy and successful as they are kind and caring. With your support, the future is bright for the 2017/18 school year and beyond. Please do not hesitate to drop by for a visit or to give me a call (519-396-9151, ext 527) should you have any questions or concerns regarding KDSS - I'd love to hear from you. In the meantime - Go Knights Go!

To learn more about KDSS, our student activities, services or parental involvement, please browse this site and check out the links to the left, as well as elsewhere on this page.

Mark Ozorio
Principal, KDSS

No Frills Kincardine has teamed up with our very own KDSS Home & School Association to once again  Save it Forward. If you shop at No Frills you will have the option to not only save on many popular grocery items for your family, but also raise funds to support our students by donating to our Home & School.  The KDSS Home & School generously donates funds to the school to support student initiatives and bursaries.  Simply drop your coupon stub into the KDSS Home & School display as you leave No Frills, and then No Frills donates the same amount to the KDSS Home & School. Coupons can be found on display in every aisle at No Frills near the items you want to buy.  Donating to your school will actually save you money! Please spread the word and Save it Forward today. Thank you to No Frills for supporting KDSS!

A tremendous note of thanks to Tracy Murray and Shelley Roberts for their creative and „delicious“ support of our KDSS Gay-Straight-Alliance Club.  In the GSA initiative to raise consciousness around bullying and homophobia, the club sold baked goods with the theme of supporting „Pink T-Shirt Day“.  During the lunch hour of February 22nd and 23rd  club members sold pink-icing T-Shirt shaped cookies and other delicious items that Ms. Murray prepared.  That phase of the fund-raising encouraged students to come to school on the 28th wearing pink.

On February 28th both Tracy and Shelley brought their baking and choclatier expertise to the fore with a chocolate fountain combined with a variety of cookies, fresh fruit, and marshmallows.  Students wearing pink were rewarded with a free bowl, filled with any of the aforementioned of their choosing, to smother in home-made chocolate.  In addition to Tracy’s delicious cookies from last week, Shelley baked two large pink-iced lemon-Italian cookies which were auctioned off to students and staff to help with a fundraiser.

The Pink-Shirt day in Canada on February 28th commemorates an initiative begun in September 2007 in Cambridge, Nova Scotia.  Two Grade 12 students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, bought pink shirts for the classmates to wear the following day after seeing a Grade 9 boy being bullied after wearing a pink T-Shirt on his first day of high school.  The two senior students had e-mailed their classmates to help out the following day and create „a sea of pink“ but were overwhelmed to see hundreds of their peers wearing pink the following day (CBC News, Sept.18 2007).  At KDSS our students were taking a stand against homophobic comments and trying to raise consciousness to more inclusive attitudes for our school’s greater community.

The bake sale of last week and our latest chocolate fountain extravaganza are part of an awareness program that is building to a poster/multi-media contest for our students to apply their critical and creative thinking skills to produce a thought-provoking medium of information that promotes a supportive learning community and helps to prevent hate and oppression.

The support from Tracy Murray and Shelley Roberts are further examples of what many of our parents from our student body provide to enrich our learning community.  Many thanks and bon appetit!




The Ministry of Education is currently undertaking a broad engagement process, to develop a new vision for student transportation in Ontario. The engagement will solicit feedback from the many stakeholders of student transportation across the province, with a final report to be released in the fall of 2018. The ministry is looking for ideas on how they can enhance safety, responsiveness, equitability, and accountability in student transportation, and feedback to help improve the way Ontario and its student transportation partners deliver this service to students and families.

Public submissions on the ‘Discussion Paper on a New Vision for Student Transportation in Ontario’
are being accepted until March 29, 2018.  The discussion paper and details on providing feedback can be found at  


Remind is a free app that allows the school to keep KDSS parents and students informed about school activities.  It allows us here at school to send a quick one-way message via text or email to parents and/or students, without revealing any personal contact information of subscribers.  Keep up to date on report card dates, meeting times, school closures, etc.

Students and parents, please feel free to sign up to this confidential reminder service to stay in the loop with KDSS reminders…..

  • Text the code: @kdssmsg to the number: (226) 780-4426

Dear Parents of KDSS:

Every year KDSS organizes a fundraising program to raise much needed funds. The money we earn helps to pay for ‘extras’ not covered by the school budget.  We provide money for a number of school activities, sports and clubs.

To reach our fundraising goal, we have chosen FUNDSCRIP.   
FundScrip costs you nothing!

Picture this:  You make your usual visit to the grocery store.  You fill your cart and go to the check out. Instead of paying with cash or a debit card, you use a gift card that you purchased through our school. It costs you nothing extra but you just earned money for KDSS.  You can use FundScrip cards to purchase your everyday essentials such as groceries, gas and clothing. You can even use them at restaurants or for a cup of coffee.  Please go to to see the complete list of participating retailers.

How does FundScrip work?

All you have to do is buy gift cards from FundScrip for the stores where you already shop.  You spend the gift cards just like cash and in the process, earn money for KDSS campaigns.

The gift cards are the retailers own cards that are swiped at the cash.  The value of the purchase is automatically deducted from the value stored on the card.  Any remaining balance can be used for future purchases.

How to get started

How to Register:

Choose a Password
Agree to the Terms of Use
Click on Sign Up

How to Apply for EFT Payment:

You can apply for EFT (electronic funds transfer) and set up your online debit to pay for your orders from your bank account. EFT is the easiest way to pay for your orders*.

  • It’s a cheque but without the paper.
  • No transaction fees and no monthly fees.
  • FundScrip submits a debit to your bank account and then your financial institution Transfers’ the money electronically.
  • It’s private, safe and secure.
  • You can cancel the EFT payment service at any time.

Simply, download the EFT form when you register. Then fill out the form and fax us a copy (with the voided cheque attached) to the number indicated on the form. You can also scan and email the form to . You will receive an email when your EFT account has been activated.

How to Order:

Enter your Email and Password to Sign In
Click on Buy Cards button

Order schedule
Our group will be ordering every Thursday / Order deadline is 9:30 a.m. Eastern

Order pickup

Orders will be available to pick up on Tuesdays at JB’s Lingerie

Upcoming dates

  • March 5-6       Hosting hockey - CWOSSA
  • March 23        Interim reports go home
  • March 28        Parent/Teacher Interviews
  • April 10        Literacy Test

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The Bluewater Board of Education and the Kincardine and District Secondary School, respect and support the goals of education identified by the Ministry of Education. This code of student behaviour focuses on the students’ freedom to learn within a positive and a supportive school environment. It presents a set of clear rules, the reasons for these rules, and consequences, which are consistent and fair, for transgressions of the rules.

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We are very excited to announce that we are one of the first schools in Bluewater District School Board to offer parents the convenience of paying online for school activities, field trips and sports events.
For safety and efficiency reasons, we want to reduce the amount of cash and cheques coming into our school.  School related expenses will be available online for you to make payments during the school year.
You can register for your online payment account now.  Click on the image below to get started.
Click here to register or login.

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Last Modified: Feb 21, 2018