Snapshots of Excellence March - June 2020

Following the announcement in March by the Ontario Minister of Education ordering the closure of all Ontario schools to students for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, families and staff throughout the LKDSB transitioned to Learn at Home. Dining room tables became remote learning centers for these King George VI Public School - Chatham students.
Educators found creative ways to teach remotely. Left: Rosedale Public School teacher Sheri Rowe is leading an online lesson using a variety of strategies. Right: Zone Township Public School teachers used avatar characters and a virtual classroom to interact with students.
A Thamesville Area Public School teacher utilized Google Jamboard and Virtual Whiteboard to work on descriptive writing with her Grade 1 class.
LKDSB Elementary and Secondary Program Departments built online learning resource websites and regularly hosted remote learning teacher support sessions to help teachers provide online and remote learning supports.
During teacher-led, staff supported student learning, students utilized accessible resources at home and engaged in innovative learning opportunities, such as using items from around the house or outside chalk art to demonstrate understanding of math concepts. Left: Students at Brooke Alvinston Public School. Right: Students from Bosanquet Public School
Left: Students at Errol Road Public School learned about Earth Day. Right: Lakeroad Public School students learn about the life cycle of salmon.
Left: Thamesville Area Public School students participate in a Google Meet with their classmates. Right: Chatham Kent Secondary Schools students work on a quiz.
Throughout the school closures due to COVID-19, staff prioritized connecting with students and families to support a continuity of learning for those who were able to engage at this time, and promote overall well-being. Here are some examples of positive messages posted by LKDSB schools. Left: Tilbury Area Public School Right: Bright's Grove Public School
A number of schools encouraged students to write messages to front-line workers who are helping to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Confederation Central School students sent messages of thanks to the staff at Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia for helping to support the health and well-being of our communities.
LKDSB recognizes Pride Month and National Indigenous History Month during the Month of June. In support of the LGBTQ+ community, the LKDSB displayed the Pride Flag from June 1-5 at all schools and Education Centres. The LKDSB recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. On this day and throughout the year, the LKDSB honours the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. In collaboration with 10 other school boards, the LKDSB co-hosted “Weaving the Braid of Unity” Virtual Summit, on June 19.
As the end of the year approaches, schools participated in a number of virtual award shows. Left: Lambton Kent Composite School hosted a virtual edition of the Athletic Banquet. Right: Great Lakes Secondary School hosted a virtual Recognition & Awards ceremony also.
Transition planning continues to help support successful student transitions from Grades 8 to 9. Staff at Bosanquet Central Public School displayed message for Grade 8 students to offer best wishes as they transition to secondary school.
As the school year as come to an end, schools and families found creative ways to acknowledge and honour graduates. Although this year is different from others, we celebrate and honour the work of our students throughout their academic career and wish them the best as they transition to the next stage in their lives and pursue new opportunities. Right: A home graduation ceremony for a student from Northern Collegiate Institute & Vocational School.