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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

Prior to the Victoria Day long weekend, May 14-18 was Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving (OSAID) Week at KDSS. Students were educated about the dangers of drinking and/or drugging and driving. Activities included wearing impaired goggles and drivng through an obstacle course on oversized tricycles (pictured above), quizzes, pledges, BYOB (Bring Your Own Bowl sundaes) and a actual car-wreck on site as a reminder (pictured below). A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Newton and the KDSS OSAID club, the South Bruce OPP and to Huron Auto Wreckers for their support.


Students, staff, parents and community members are encouraged to check out our May 2018 Newsletter now posted on this web-page.  The June exam schedule and the 2018/2019 school calendar are featured.  Just click on the May 2018 KDSS Newsletter to the right to get the latest news about KDSS.

KDSS competitors who advanced to the Provincial level of the Skills Canada challenge were in Toronto on May7-8, 2018.  KDSS came back with two medals: David Ballagh (pictured below) won GOLD in Cabinetmaking and Declan Mowle (pictured above) won SILVER in Automotive . As provincial champion, David now advances to the Nationals to be held in Edmonton, Alberta,  in June.  Congratulations to David and Declan, and to all of the KDSS competitors, as well as to their coach, KDSS teacher Bryan Derksen. A big thank you also goes out to Nancy Anderson and Dave Barrett from OYAP Grey-Bruce for their on-going support as well.

A little over a year after Vimy 100, some of our KDSS travellers reassebled after school on May 3, 2018, to plant the two Vimy Oaks purchased to commemorate the event.  The trees were grown from acorns brought home after WW1; our trees' grandparents, the original oaks of Vimy Ridge in France, were all destroyed by the war 101 years ago. Two other Vimy Oaks were donated to the Kincardine Legion to thank them for their generous support of the KDSS Vimy 100 trip, and will be eventually planted in Victoria Park, dowtown Kincardine. A big thank you goes out to all of the staff and students for bringing back a little bit of history to KDSS.


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
  • May 23 & 24     CWOSSA Track
  • May 24 & 25     Saugeen River Outdoor Education Field Trip
  • May 26          Prom
  • June 1          P.A. Day
  • June 12 & 13    EQAO Grade 9 Mathe testing
  • June 20         Awards Assembly
  • June 22-28              Exams

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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: May 21, 2018