Midterm report cards will be distributed to students on Thursday, April 25.
School Climate Survey
Boards across Ontario are required to conduct anonymous school climate surveys of their students, parents and school staff at least once every two years. A safe, inclusive and accepting school environment is essential for student success and wellbeing. The data collected from these surveys helps to inform school and board planning and decision making about programs and resources aimed at preventing bully and harassment. Students and staff will also be completing the survey electronically between April 15th and May 3rd.
If you are a parent or a guardian of student within the Bluewater system, we are asking you to complete a survey. The parent survey is available onlinebetween April 15th and May 3rd and can be accessed through following the link.
The required Access Code for Kincardine District Secondary School is 2-TWH-373-M
Alternatively, parents can request a paper copy of the survey from your child’s school.
It is important that we hear from as many parents as possible. Thank you for taking the time to provide this important feedback.
Below is an UPDATED message from the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) regarding the OSSLT:
Revision to May OSSLT Date
Please be advised that the previously communicated date of May 15, 2013 issued by EQAO for the second administration of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) has been RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY MAY 14, 2013.
We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test
On April 11, 2013 grade ten students across Ontarion will be writing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). The test will also be written by grade eleven and twelve students who have not yet successfully completed the OSSLT. Parents and students can find additional information about the test and copies of previous years' test by going to
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 Consortium website at www.brucegreyschoolbus.ca (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
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!
A monthly invitation to find out what’s happening at KDSS.
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.
Another informed voice helping shape policy.
A stronger School Community.
Strengthened “seat at the table”.
Differing opinions and ideas, a balanced discussion.
Capability to make a contribution.
Let Lewis Cavasotto, Heather Padfield (chair), 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.
Bringing or sending your Zehrs grocery tape receipts to KDSS helps us to raise funds. KDSS receives a percentage of the value of the Zehrs tapes that we collect and collate. Please bring or send your Zehrs tapes in to the box by the office window or give them to any Home and School or School Community Council member.
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 www.findscrip.com/retailers 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . You will receive an email when your EFT account has been activated.