Welcome to STA!

August 2019

Dear Student and Parents:

Congratulations on graduation from elementary school and welcome to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School. We hope you are excited about entering Grade 9 in September. All Grade 9 students are invited to an orientation session on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Students will receive their schedule for the year, their locker number and a lock. An overview of the Grade 9 program, some welcome activities and lunch will be provided. Parents are welcome to stay for a brief presentation from the Administration from 10:40 am to 11:15 am. We also encourage parents to attend our annual Curriculum Evening held on September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.

The first day back to school is Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Transportation schedules for September, 2019 will be available the last week of August. Go to www.haltonbus.ca for student transportation information. All transportation questions should be directed to Halton Student Transportation Services by email at transportation@haltonbus.ca or by calling 1-888-803-8660.

All students are expected to be in full uniform on Tuesday, September 3rd. Please refer to the website for Dress Code Policy. Students who are not in compliance with the Dress Code, will not be admitted to class. The school cafeteria will be in operation the first day of school. Breakfast and lunch services are available for purchase from the school cafeteria or you may bring a lunch to school.

Regular and punctual attendance to all classes is vital to your success. It is important to schedule vacations and employment outside of regularly scheduled class time and examination periods. Students who miss a Test, Assignment, Culminating or an Exam due to illness, may, at the discretion of the Teacher and or the Administration team, be required to obtain a doctor’s note. Please take the time to review the attendance policy on our website for further details.

Your locker remains the property of the school and may be inspected or opened at any time. Please do not bring valuables to school. Please refer to the St. Thomas Aquinas website to review the following items: school policies, important dates, daily schedule, etc.  http://sta.hcdsb.org

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 for orientation and then on Tuesday, September 3, in full uniform, and ready to embark on a very successful school year. We encourage you to get involved in all aspects of student life at St. Thomas Aquinas – spiritually, academically and by participating in co-curricular activities. Listen for announcements the first week of school for information regarding fall school teams and clubs.

Sincerely,
Mr. A. Perusin,
Principal

Mr. C. McDougall
Vice Principal

Mrs. A. Montanari
Vice Principal

Mrs. C. Serafim
Vice Principal

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