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Kincardine & District Secondary School
Home of the Knights
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Message from the Principal

"Take Our Kids to Work Day" – Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
  • Take our Kids to Work day is an annual program for all grade 9 students in Canada.
  • This year, TOKTW will occur on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.
  • This is an opportunity for students to get an idea of the skills required in today’s workplaces by accompanying a parent, relative or family friend to work for a day.
  • All Grade 9 students received an information package and registration form in their classes on Thursday, October 16th.
  • Please fill in, sign and return the form to your teacher ASAP
  • NOTE:  There are no regular classes for grade 9 students on Wednesday, November 6th, as students are expected to participate.

School Cash Online
Please note:  KDSS is one of 10 Bluewater schools that are piloting a new online payment method for trips/teams fees/school fees/trips, etc. Whenever you need to pay money for a school item/event, please visit:


This service will be available as of MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th.  
If you have any questions, call 1-866-961-1803 or email for the Parent Help Desk.
Cheques will still be accepted, but the hope is that most parents will pay using the new online system.

Have a great year!

All Things KDSS

Please check out our course calendar for 2014-2015 located here KDSS Course Calendar 2014-15.pdf

Bus Cancellation Website
The Student Transportation Service Consortium of Grey-Bruce is pleased to announce that school bus cancellations, school closures and school event notifications are now publicly available on-line. A link to the cancellations website can easily be found on the Bluewater District School Board website at, or on the Consortium website at (follow the link named “Bus Cancellation Website”). Cancellations for our school will appear on the page named Zone 08 Kincardine. If you would like to automatically receive an email each time a new posting is made just press the “Follow” button at the bottom of the screen and enter your email address. You can also follow on Twitter and RSS.
Alternatively click on the link at left called School Bus Cancellations

School Immunizations
Public Health has new information regarding school immunizations.  Please click on the scrolling message at the top of this page, or follow the link below:
Please report to Public Health any dates when a vaccine was administered by emailing   or faxing 519-376-7782 or telephoning 519-376-9420

Membership in Home & School
It’s that time of year again to register as a member of the KDSS Home & School Association. We don’t fundraise aggressively and our presence in the hallways is very limited but it’s still a valuable experience. ~We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Library.

Think of it as a Win-Win-Win-Win situation.

Your Child gets:

  • Studies consistently show that kids with involved / engaged parents do better in school than those who don’t!
You get:

  • A monthly invitation to find out what’s happening at KDSS.An opportunity to ask questions.
  • Have your say and know it has influence.
  • You can help decide on School Enrichment Initiatives (we have some money to spend).
  • Help deliver those same initiatives.
  • Acquaint yourself with staff for when you might need help.
  • Support the Provincial Association which advocates for all students.
KDSS gets:

  • Another informed voice helping shape policy.
  • Parent-Teacher involvement.
  • A stronger School Community.
H&S gets:

  • Strengthened “seat at the table”.
  • Differing opinions and ideas, a balanced discussion.
  • Capability to make a contribution.
Let Lewis Cavasotto, Tracey Howe (president), or Randall DeKraker (principal) know if you’re interested.~

It’s $15 for a Family Membership and includes membership at EMPS and HHPS if you wish.~ All $15 goes to the Ontario Federation of Home and School Associations who advocate for all students at the provincial level.

Grocery Tapes

Unfortunately the grocery tape program has ended. We thank everyone who brought their tapes to the school or put them in the box at Zehrs.

Fundscrip  2014-2015

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 Campaigns: H&S, Robotics, Music, Outdoor Education Course, Environmental Sustainability Initiatives, Transportation, Trips, All Activities &
Sports: VB, BB, H (please put sport initial by your name when ordering).

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

If you have any question please call
Carol Blake at 519-396-5170

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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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