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Bus Cancellations and Attendance
Due to the Ministry's Safe Arrival at School policy, schools are required to contact families when students are absent. On days when transportation is cancelled, only bussed students can be automatically excused under the reason "Bus Cancellation". Students who are not on a bus list must be excused by parents/guardians. We must be notified that students are not expected at school that day, or we will be required to contact home to verify that they have been excused. Students are, of course, always encouraged to attend if they can travel safely.
"Bus Cancellation" days do not count when calculating days absent for exam exemptions.
Welcome Grade 8 Parents and Students - Information Night
All parents of grade 8 students interested in attending NLSS in the fall are welcome to attend an information meeting Thursday night at 6:00 in the NLSS cafeteria. You can download an information package.
NEW OSAP REMOVING FINANCIAL BARRIERS TO COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY
If your child is currently in Grade 12, you should know that applications are now open for college and university programs. The last date for university applications is January 11th. College applications for the fall term should be submitted before February 1st.
Your child may benefit from financial assistance for postsecondary education from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). As part of the most significant reform of student assistance in North America, the government of Ontario is removing the financial barriers to attending college or university.
If your family income is under $50,000, your child’s tuition is covered. Even if you earn more, the new OSAP is still there to help with generous grants that will make sending your child to college or university more affordable.
The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has launched a new online calculator to help students and their families find out quickly and easily whether they qualify for free tuition or other grants and supports from the province. We encourage you to find out more at ontario.ca/osap.
2017 Trip to England and France
The NLSS History Department would like you to join us in England and France in 2017. Highlights include tours of London and Paris and visits to sites associated with Canada's involvement in the two world wars including Vimy Ridge (100th Anniversary), Juno Beach and Passchendaele. The trip is open to all NLSS students. See Mr. McLean for details and instructions on how to sign up. Students who enrol by September 30th will be guaranteed our current pricing. Trip website: http://www.explorica.ca/McLean-9396
Noelle's Gift Newsletter
The first edition of the semi-annual Noelle’s Gift Newsletter. We’d like to share with you who we are and what we have been doing during these past 3 years. Click to see the newsletter.
Uniform Library Resource Page
This page will provide all students with one standard uniform approach to research that follows the format used in post secondary institutions. The goal is to ensure all our students have access to proper resources. Visit http://www.lkdsb.net/Students/library-resources.htm.
Letter to Parents regarding Asthma Medication
The Lambton Kent District School Board is currently updating their Administrative Procedure to guide planning and decisions in support of students who have asthma. Please read this letter to parents for details.
Click here to obtain a copy of the Individual Student Asthma Management Plan document.
Mental Health Tip
Download the BeSafe App, free for students of the LKDSB.
If you, or someone you know, are in distress call
Kids Help Phone: 1-888-668-6868 OR
Canadian Mental Health crisis line: 1-519-337-5411