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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

Report cards are ready for pickup! The office will be open from Monday, July 9 to Wednesday, July 11 from 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., and from Tuesday,July 17 to Thursday, July 19 from  7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. After July 19 the office will be mostly closed until August 20th,  with the exception of the odd day here or there.  Thank you for a great school year and have a wonderful summer!

On June 20 KDSS conducted its annual end-of-year Awards Assembly.  Many awards were given out for contests, academics, activities and special recognition.  Other highlights included a comprehensive slideshow covering KDSS life over the course of Semester 2, performances from the KDSS vocal Ensemble as well as the Kincardine Youth Brass Band, and saying farewell to retiring teacher Sally Triedlinger.  2017/18 was a great year and the two-hour plus assembly provided much to celebrate.  Thank you to our staff, students, parents and community for making KDSS such a dynamic and wonderful place to be.  Pictured above, from left to right, are the major althletic award winners: Jordan Beisel (Jr. Boy Male Athlete of the Year), Shayne McCarthy (Sr. Boy Male Athlete of the Year), Cailyn McKay (Knight of the Year), Annie Leppington (Sportsperson of the Year), Madison Beishuizen (Co-winner Sr. Girl Athlete of the Year), Jennelle Smeltzer (Co-winner Sr.Girl Athlete of the Year) and Rylee Pawlikowski (Jr. Girl Athlete of the Year).  Congratulations one and all.  Go Knights Go!

On June 19th KDSS had its annual Athletic Banquet to celebrate the year's many athletic achievements.  At the time, long serving teacher and coach, Sally Triedlinger, was awarded the district's highest coaching honour: the CWOSSA McNally Award.  The McNally Award is given annually to two district coaches who best exemplify the love of sport. Mrs. Triedlinger has coached continuously for over two decades at KDSS including such sports as volleyball, basketball, golf, badminton and tennis.  She has always demonstrated the characteristics of dedication, sportsmanship, and positivity of spirit required for the award. Congratulations Mrs. Treidlinger on your award and wonderful career.  Thank you for all you have done to make KDSS a better place. We are very proud of you! (Ms. Triedlinger is pictured above with KDSS Principal Mark Ozorio)

Congratulations go out to KDSS grade 11 student David Ballagh (pictured right, above and below) for winning a Skills Canada Bronze medal in Edmonton, Alberta June 6, 2018.  David competed in the area of cabinetmaking and was invited to the Nationals after winning a Skills Ontario Gold medal gold in Toronto one month ago. David is taught and coached by KDSS shop teacher Bryan Derksen.  We are very proud of both gentlemen for their dedication, hard work and success. KDSS would also like to thank the Skills Canada organization, Bruce-Grey OYAP and the Bluewater District School Board for all of their on-going support.

Kincardine No-Frills is once again supporting local charities through their Pay It Forward program.  Customers receive coupons which not only discount their selected items, but also contribute to the charity of their choice.  One of the options this time around is the KDSS Home & School Association.  If you shop at No Frills, please consider supporting your local KDSS Home & School which, in turn, supports all of our students.  Thank you.


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
  • Sept. 4                 Link Crew Orientation and first day of school for Grade 9's
  • Sept. 5         First Day of school for Grades 10-12

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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: Jul 08, 2018