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LDPS opening in January


December 01, 2017


Through the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board November (23) Newsletter, it was announced that the new Lakefield District Public School would be ready to accept students in the new year.


“We’re very pleased to share that the first day of school in our new building will be January 8, 2018! Our contractor, Steelcore, has confirmed that we will be able to begin moving into our new school during December. Once we have occupancy of the building, following numerous inspections by fire and building officials, there will be lots of work happening to continue preparing the school for students. This includes cleaning, waxing floors, installing SmartBoards and other technology, unpacking and preparing classrooms.


Moving in at the beginning of January will provide time for the work mentioned above to take place, and will allow us to take advantage of the natural break over the holidays. Over the coming weeks, we will focus on making the transition as smooth as possible for students, particularly those with special needs, to help ensure they have a positive start in January.


While the school will be open to students on January 8, it is important to note that there will still be a few outstanding items that we will continue to work on over the following weeks. Work will be ongoing in some areas, such as the kitchen, and outdoor spaces. Our new electronic sign is on order, and will be installed shortly after our opening day. Our focus is on ensuring the school is operational and safe for students and staff, and we will continue to work diligently on outstanding items.


For safety reasons, we ask that parents and students not visit our new school site before January 8 because of the ongoing work that will be taking place. Families will be invited to an Open House in January, and an official opening celebration with local dignitaries and stakeholders will take place in the spring. Thank you, everyone, for your ongoing support and patience during this large project! We believe the new facilities and opportunities for students will be amongst the best in our school board!”


For progress updates and pictures of the new school, please visit the new Lakefield DPS page on the school board website or search #thenewLDPS on Twitter.