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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 2016/17 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

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For ALL Grade 8 students and parents
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
7:00 p.m.
KDSS gymnasium

The evening will begin in the KDSS Gymnasium with a large group information session, followed by school tours where you can see the school, meet the staff and learn all about why KDSS is the top ranked school in the area.

Come out to see the school, meet the staff and learn about course selection options:
Academic / Applied / Locally Developed Options
Elective Credit Options

In preparation for the exams, the KDSS Youth Connections group has planned and organized a number of events during the lunch hour to support students in the days leading up to January 27.  Please see below for a schedule of activities (all are free of charge):

Monday, Jan. 23: Study Strategies for successful exams - Room 20
This will cover strategies for test taking, healthy eating before exams, getting rest and sleep, study tips as well as smarter studying habits.

Tuesday, Jan. 24:  Yoga with Eric Cunliffe - Activity room
Eric is a KDSS graduate, and a certified yoga instructor who is thrilled to come in and help with our Healthy Minds week.

Wednesday, Jan. 25: Stress Balls/Art Therapy Session - Room 20
Bethany from Penetangore Wellness is going to come in and work with students to make stress balls and do some art therapy with them. As well, she will talk about the importance of studying smarter, eating, sleeping and exercising.

Thursday, Jan. 26: Therapy Dogs - Davidson Centre
Deputy Mayor of Kincardine and Youth Waves member Jaqueline Flaubert is going to come with a few of her colleagues and their certified therapy pets over the lunch hour; all comers will have a chance to pet and interact with the animals, and relax a bit.

This year’s exams will occur from Jan. 27 – Feb. 2, 2017 (1st Semester) and June 22 - June 28, 2017 (2nd Semester). As attendance for exams and culminating activities is mandatory, please do not book holidays, appointments or work during exam times. Some culminating activities are performance tasks, lab examinations, etc. that cannot be rescheduled. If any exam days are postponed due to weather cancellations, the postponed exams will be written on the next school day and the remaining exam schedule will be delayed by one day.

Jan. 27
Jan. 30
Jan. 31
Feb. 1
Feb. 2
Feb. 3
Period A
Period B
Period C
Period D
Activity Day
(please note that in the event of a snow day, this day DOES NOT move)

The beautiful game returns to Kincardine this summer with a new look, new executive, and new opportunities to embrace, advance, and improve what soccer means in our community. If you are passionate about improving soccer here in Kincardine why not join our ranks as a player or a volunteer? If you have the time, we have a place for you in Kincardine soccer. Contact us for more information by visiting our website:


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:
  • Jan. 24         Grade 8 Night/Open House
  • Jan. 25         SCC/Home&school, 6:30 p.m. in Library
  • Jan. 27         Exams begin                                     

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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: Jan 20, 2017