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TD 23/24 School Handbook

by T. Jemmeson


School Handbook
School Information
Principal: Tracey Jemmeson
Office Administrator: Andrea Mailhot
Superintendent: Nicola Benton
School Trustee: Joanne McEwan
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Thomas D'Arcy McGee Catholic School

635 LaVerendrye Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1J 7C2


Phone: 613-749-2251

School Hours: 9:15 am - 3:45 pm

Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Table of contents
Principal's Message
Covid-19 School Guidelines
General Information
* Arrival and Dismissal * Lunches and snacks
* Attendance * Parking
* Busses * School Supplies
* Dress Code
* Electronics devices, Toys and Sports Equipment
Code of Conduct
Principal's Message
Welcome to Thomas D’Arcy McGee Catholic School. As Catholic educators, our mission is to build a truly Christian school community through our example and our commitment to the Gospel values. Our school promotes self-confidence, self-esteem, school spirit, recognition and respect for individual differences, and freedom for all to develop to their full potential through their own efforts and with the help of God. The school atmosphere is one of respect, responsibility, courtesy, and pride that fosters academic excellence, and emotional and spiritual growth. We foster a strong sense of community and promote service for the common good.

The Ottawa Catholic School Board Strategic Commitments of Be Well, Be Community and Be Innovative help guide our school decisions and the learning opportunities provided to students.
This year, we continue with our spiritual theme: “Gratitude, Rooted in Joy, Fills us with Hope”. In year 3, we will focus on Hope. Hope is a powerful and positive virtue that sustains us through challenging times. Hope provides the foundation of optimism, a mindset and an outlook focusing on the best possibilities. Everyone has the seeds of enduring Hope in our hearts. This is rooted in God’s love, and Hope has the power to transform our lives and the lives of those around us. Hope does not disappoint!

We look forward to continuing to work with you during this school year!

Mrs. Jemmeson
Covid-19 Guidelines
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Daily Self-Assessment
Please be sure to complete the daily school screening assessment to determine if your child should attend school.
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Masks are currently optional for all students in Kindergartn - Grade 6.
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Important key messages to review with your child:
Stay at home when you are sick, even when symptoms are mild. Staying home helps prevent spreading your illness to others.

Ensure that personal belongings and food are not shared with students and staff. 

Practice ‘no touch’ greetings with your friends and teachers at school. Let’s share a wave and not our germs.

Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your upper arm, not your hands! Throw the tissue away, and wash your hands right away.

If you don’t feel well, tell someone.

Avoid touching your face. We can easily spread germs from our hands to our mask or face.

Bring your own water bottle from home to stay hydrated throughout the day.

When not wearing a mask, physical distancing is especially important to keep you and the friends around you healthy.