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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 reknown 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 2015/16 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!

Mark Ozorio
Principal, KDSS

KDSS student Declan Mowle (pictured above with teacher/coach Bryan Derksen) won a silver medal representing Ontario at the Skills Canada national competition held from June 5-7 in Moncton, N.B. Declan won in the Small Powered Equipment Category (seen in action below).  Congratulations Declan! KDSS is very proud of you!

On June 2, 2016, KDSS hosted a Relay for Walk life at the Davidson Centre and raised over $16000 for the cause.  Many thanks to Mrs. Triedlinger and her Phys. Ed. classes for organizing the event and to the many staff and students who participated.  A big thank you also goes out to our sponsors such as Bruce Power, Sobeys, the KDSS SCC/Home & School as well as from the many parents, students and community members who donated so generously.

Members of the KDSS SCC/Home & School met on June 2 to celebrate their year together.  Left to right are V.P. Suzanne Kennedy, Laurie Convay, SCC chair Chandra Tripathy, H&S Chair Charlene Wilson, Principal Mark Ozorio, Carrie Ravell, Nelly Walton and teacher Bryan Derksen.


Dear Students and Parents:

June Examinations will commence on Thursday, June 23rd and will run until Wednesday, June 29th.  Thursday, June 30th is a Professional Activity Day.  
The exam schedule will be as follows:

June 23
June 24
June 27
June 28
June 29
June 30
Period A
Period B
Period C
Period D
Activity Day

Examinations are held in the regular classroom with the classroom teacher supervising.  

During the exam period teachers may have different summative evaluation activities planned for students in the morning. This may include a formal examination and/or portfolio presentations, practical evaluations (i.e. oral French, skills testing in physical education or in the technical shops, computer application, etc.), student/teacher conferencing and so on.  Each teacher will indicate, in advance, the expectations for the students during the morning period for their specific program.  Quiet locations will be made available for afternoon studying.

Please inform the school immediately if a student needs to miss an exam due to illness, other medical reasons, bereavement, etc. The student may be asked to provide documentation.  If a student misses an exam for an unacceptable reason, he or she will not have completed the expectations of the course.  

Special Education:  Students who require accommodations according to their IEP may make arrangements to write their examinations in alternate locations.  Please contact Mrs. Newton (extension ) as soon as possible if this is the case.

Conflicts: If a student is unable to write an exam on a given day, due to circumstances beyond their control, accommodation to write the examination at a different time needs to be made by seeking approval from the Principal/Vice Principal, and the classroom teacher well in advance of the examination.

If you have any questions about this schedule, feel free to contact us.

Yours truly,

Mark Ozorio                                             Suzanne Kennedy
Principal                                                       Vice Principal
Extension 527                                           Extension 526


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:
  • June 17         Locker Clean out
  • June 20         Athletic Banquet (lunch)
  • June 22         Awards Assembly
  • June 23         Exams Begin
  • June 24         Grade 8 visit (p.m.)
  • June 30         PA Day
  • July 1                  Canada Day + Have a nice summer :)

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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 payment for the next school year.
You can register for your online payment account now and payments will be accepted beginning September 8, 2014.  Click on the image below to get started.
Click here to register or login.

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Last Modified: Jun 24, 2016