Extended School Closure

posted May 20, 2020, 9:23 AM by Tania Gamache

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students of St. Thomas More,

The Premier and Minister of Education announced yesterday that all schools would remain closed for the rest of the school year in consultation with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the COVID-19 Command Table. This is disappointing and sad news for our community to end the school year "from a distance", however, we completely understand this decision. Safety must come first!

1.The Minister of Education has released the following letter to all parents in the province: Letter to Parents May 19

2. Update School Closure from OCSB

We are waiting for approval from Ottawa Public Health and our school board regarding the distribution/retrieval of student personal items from STM. We will be in touch as soon as our plans are finalized. The STM 25th Anniversary Spirit Clothing will be included in the personal belongings of the students. Thank you for your patience!

GRADE 6/SIBLINGS PHOTOS: We have been in contact with Lifetouch regarding this Spring’s Grade 6 Grad and Siblings photos.  As you know we haven’t been able to distribute proofs or collect orders due to COVID-19 and recent school closures, but it’s not too late to order school pictures. Just call 1-866-457-8212 and Lifetouch will help locate your access credentials to place your order online if you wish.. For a nominal shipping fee these photos will be sent directly to your home. 

Attention Gr. 6 Students and Parents: The Grade 6 Leaving Ceremony will be celebrated virtually this year. Our Gr. 6 team is currently planning a special celebration "from a distance" for our grade 6 students. Please reserve Friday, June 19th (10am-12noon) for this special celebration. More details coming soon...

Attention Families of New JK Students for September 2020: Typically we host a "Welcome to Kindergarten Session" for our new JK students and their parents. Our FDK team is currently working on sharing all important information with these families in a virtual manner. Stay tuned, more details coming soon...

St. Thomas More continues to accept registrations for September 2020. We welcome students in all grades. Please complete these online registration forms. Thank you.

We extend our sincere gratitude to our amazing STM staff for their continued dedication, compassion and creativity as we continue to navigate this “new normal” in our lives. Special thanks to our parents/students for your continued support, communication and collaboration. Your flexibility and patience are greatly appreciated!

Stay safe! Stay well!

Your leadership team,

Ms. Gotell and Mrs. Gamache