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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

This year KDSS is involved in a pilot project through Bluewater DSB to provide French language instruction through blended learning.  Through interactive software, an ultra modern sound sustem, t.v. monitor and computers, KDSS students join students from Grey Highlands, Walkerton and Port Elgin in a virtual classroom/learning environment.  The approach combines the advantages of online learning, but with the ability to talk and listen to a live French teacher, as well as other students throughout the Bluewater Board.  Ms.Sarah Schlorff, formerly a French teacher at WDCS, was hired centrally to combine students from various locations to teach them French daily.  Some days she is physically present with Kincardine students, and other times she travels to the other participating schools.  This semester Ms. Schlorff teaches core 3U and 4U French, French Immersion 3U and 4U, as well as ESL.  Next semester Ms. Schlorff will help KDSS to grow its French Immersion offerings by teaching both Civics/Careers as well as Grade 10 Canadia History in French.  

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
On October 6, 2017, KDSS hosted its annual graduation ceremonies.  The well-attended event went smoothly and was a fitting celebration for our 120 graduates. Many thanks to all of our community supporters, parents, staff and, of course, students for making the evening such a wonderful occasion. We are proud of all of you.

Picture courtesy of Liz Dadson, Kincardine Record

Every year for the last number of years the local chapter of the Power Workers' Union of Ontario has generously donated thousands of dollars to support school programs and activities.  This year union representative Rob Rix (center back row giving handshake) delivered a check to the school for over $7000 on October 4, 2017. The funds will go to support the school's breakfast club, Safe Schools Committee, computer studies as well as tournaments and uniforms for a number of sports.  A big KDSS thank you goes out to the Power Workers' Union!

In 2013, the Ministry of Education released A Framework for French as a Second Language in Ontario Schools, Kindergarten to Grade 12. This document identified three goals which support the vision for French as a Second Language (FSL) programs:

  • Increase student confidence, proficiency, and achievement in FSL
  • Increase the percentage of students studying FSL until graduation
  • Increase student, educator, parent and community engagement in FSL
In accordance with the framework, boards are required to monitor progress towards these goals through surveys to determine the effectiveness of our actions. Surveys will need to be completed by all FSL parents for students in Core, French Immersion and Extended French programs.

Action required

  • Parents are asked to take a few moments to answer the survey questions found via the link below.  Surveys must be completed by October 31, 2017. Merci!

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

  • Oct. 18                 Interim Report go home
  • Oct. 18         Water Treatment Field Trip (Grade 11 Biology + Environmental Science)
  • Oct. 19         BAA Cross Country
  • Oct. 19         Dwayne Morgan Assembly
  • Oct. 19         BAA Cross Country
  • Oct. 25         Parent/Teacher Interviews
  • Oct. 27         P.D. Day

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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: Oct 16, 2017