We are all in this together.

Limestone Learning Foundation
We are all in this together.
Posted on 03/23/2020
Updated March 24, 2020

In the spirit of working together to support our broader community the Limestone District School Board has extended its support and resources beyond our schools. 

We are in regular contact with our municipalities, community agencies, and health-care partners to determine how we can support each other as we all respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

Limestone has provided both Kingston Health SciencesImage of Clorox T360 Electrostatic Sprayer Centre, Providence Care, and the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital in Napanee with a variety of cleaning supplies (disinfectant wipes and bottled sanitizer) and a loan of specialty sanitizing equipment such as our electrostatic disinfection sprayers which deliver wider coverage in hard-to-reach places — including the side, underside and backside of surfaces. 

The Board’s Facility Services team and regional suppliers worked together to fulfill these urgent requests while still completing deep cleaning and sanitizing of all Limestone schools and sites.

There have been calls for us to offer personal protective equipment (PPE) from our science labs and shops. This work is being coordinated centrally at the provincial level. In the meantime, we will continue to do whatever we can to support our health-care partners.

Staff have also been regular participants in virtual meetings to coordinate supports for vulnerable families in Kingston and area. The Food Sharing Project has been working closely with other local food-providing organizations to determine how they can make the greatest positive impact, particularly for students who would normally receive food at their schools through student nutrition programs. At this time, Food Sharing will provide additional support to existing food providers, such as the food banks in Kingston (Partners In Mission, Salvation Army, and St. Vincent de Paul), Napanee, Sydenham and Sharbot Lake. Food Sharing will be providing these agencies with food and finances to supplement food hampers for families with children. This additional support will allow these agencies to add or increase items such as dairy, eggs, protein, fresh fruits and vegetables.

We understand there may be more families now, given current circumstances, who are not normally part of this program or others. We encourage families to take advantage of various food/meal programs in our region. Visit the City of Kingston website for information, click on Emergency Food/Meal Program from the list of impacted services.

If you would like to support local programs, you may do so through the United Way KFL&A COVID-19 Response Fund.

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.