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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 2016/17 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

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OPEN FROM APRIL 24-MAY 29
Boards across Ontario are required to conduct anonymous school climate surveys of their students in Grades 4 to 12, parents, and school staff at least once every two years.  A safe, inclusive, and accepting school environment is essential for student success and well-being. The data collected from these surveys helps to identify gaps and areas of improvement for school and board planning aimed at preventing bullying and harassment.  Students and staff will be completing the survey electronically in class between April 24 and May 29, 2017.  Student participation is not mandatory.  If you do not wish your child to participate please notify the KDSS administration in writing.

We are asking parents to complete a survey as well. The parent survey is available online from April 24-May 29 via the School Climate Survey link to the left of this message.  

The required Access Code for KDSS parents is 2-TWH-373-M
                                                                     
Alternatively, you can request a paper copy of the survey.  

It is important that we hear from as many parents as possible.  Thank you for taking the time to provide this important feedback.



NO FRILLS + KDSS SAVE IT FORWARD
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If you’ve shopped recently at No Frills you may have noticed a new coupon program called Save It Forward Coupons. There are banners and coupons all over the store near a wide selection of products.

What are Save It Forward Coupons?
Save It Forward coupons is a new program with a two part coupon where you can save and also a donation will be made to a local foodbank or community organization such as the KDSS Home & School.
The “Save It” side is where you save money on your favourite brands in-store, and the “Forward side” is torn off and you place in one of the three Save It Forward bins supporting local charities of your choice.

From May 17-June 24, 2017, Dykeman's No Frills in Kincardine will be donating all coupon proceeds placed into KDSS Home & School Association box back to that same parent group which supports KDSS.  Parents and students who shop at No Frills are encouraged to seek out great deals at the store and look out for these coupons in order to save money, but to also raise funds for the KDSS Home & School Association. The KDSS school community wishes to thank No Frills and the Dykeman family for their generosity and support.




SCC/HOME AND SCHOOL RUN-DOWN
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On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, the KDSS School Community Council (SCC) and Home & School had a combined meeting to discuss a wide variety of school-related issues.  Below is a summary of the meeting's top three outcomes:

1. Celebration Dinner: There will be a dinner to celebrate the year's accomplishments and to reach out to new parents in the school community and from the Kincardine Family of Schools on June 14, 2017. D
2. Achievements in review: The groups reviewed many of the year's highlights and will be asking parents to share their thoughts with Chair Chandra Tripathy for the celebration dinner and to produce a report for the June 14 celebration dinner.
3. Save it Forward/No Frills: Parents learned that Kincardine's No Frills has chosen the KDSS Home & School to be one of the three community organizations it supports through its Save it Forward coupon redeeming program.

To learn more about the SCC and Home & School please check out the school link to the left.  The next two meetings will occur on June 14 and Oct. 4, 2017.


CONGRATULATIONS DECLAN MOWLE! SKILLS ONTARIO GOLD MEDALIST! GOOD LUCK AT THE NATIONALS IN WINNIPEG.
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Declan Mowle (above left) won gold for a second consecutive year in the Small Powered Engine category of the Ontario finals, May 2-5, to qualify for the Skills Canada National Finals. He will travel to the Nationals at the end of May in Winnepeg; Declan won a silver medal last year at the all-Canadian finals held in New Brunswick.

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE MAY 15-31!
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Monday, May 15 to Wednesday, May 31
Yearbook Staff members~are putting the finishing touches on the KDSS Yearbook for 2016-2017. We have over 45 gigabytes of photos with~one-and-a-half months of school still remaining! The cost for this year's book is the same as previous years, $40.
Here is~the link needed to purchase a yearbook, online, with a credit card. We would like to handle ALL yearbook purchases in this manner.
Click on the open yearbook, to begin. You do NOT have to personalize the book, but can, if you would like. You can just click on the "Add to Cart" button, under the "Personalize" one, if you do not want a book without your student's name on the front.
If you must purchase a yearbook in a different manner, please contact Staff Advisor, Dan Weigand, at dan_weigand@bwdsb.on.ca, and something can be arranged.

SOPHIA TOMAINI WINS OWEN SOUND ART AWARD!
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KDSS received some great results May 7, 2017, at the Owen Sound Arts and Crafts Legacy Show. KDSS student Sophia Tomaini won first place in the 2D category for her canvas Arctic Heir, and she also won an honourable mention for her 3D sculpture, Tedison. Trinity Meekins won an honourable mention for her photodrawing, and Emily Eybergen won an honourable mention for her canvas.Well done one and all!


KDSS RELAY FOR LIFE 2017 - REGISTER NOW!
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FUNDSCRIP - THE SCHOOL FUNDRAISER THAT COSTS YOU NOTHING EXTRA

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 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.


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 eft@fundscrip.com . 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 16          Multicultural Night at Davidson Centre
  • May 16          Water Festival
  • May 17          SCC & H&S Parent meeting (6:30 in Library)
  • May 17          OPP Impairment goggles & Big Trikes at lunch
  • May 26          Biology Trip to Toronto Zoo

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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 18, 2017