Welcome Message from your Principal (Mrs. G)

posted Aug 22, 2020, 10:15 AM by Tania Gamache   [ updated Aug 22, 2020, 3:45 PM ]

August 22nd, 2020

Hello DI Tiger Cub Parent Community,

I wanted to take the time to introduce myself as your new principal this year at Divine Infant Catholic School. I have been working with the OCSB for 20 years either teaching, in special education, as a Vice-Principal and now newly appointed Principal at this AMAZING school. 

Our OCSB executive team at the top led by Mr. D’Amico and Mrs. Donaghy are working exuberantly long hours to provide us with updates daily and sometimes hourly. Our district supervisor Mr. Kettles and our school custodian M. Gilles are being diligent in providing all the safety items required for our school.  Our stellar educators are setting up the best learning opportunities that encompass the safety and wellness of your child. This is certainly not a typical start up, but I want to assure you that we are working hard as a school team to make sure the school year is GREAT and SAFE for your children.

If you haven’t already done so, please familiarize yourself with some of the changes in the BACK TO School Plan (eg. Staggered Entry Dates for both distance and in-person learning).  Please continue to verify with Back To School Plan - Frequently Asked Questions  that are being updated daily.

Please note the Student Back to School List (Suggested). This year, students will be required to keep all of their belongings with them in their assigned seats. Therefore, students will not be permitted personal items (ie. toys) to school.  Only personal items for educational purposes will be allowed. 

If you choose to purchase a chromebook for your child this year, be sure to visit the ocsb website for our STAPLES partnership. They offer an interest free payment plan for ocsb students. 

Final details about entry points and new school safety routines for both students and parents will be communicated later this week. 

If you don’t already follow our school on Twitter @DivInfantOCSB, please do so as I am retweeting updates from the school board as well as sharing school based updates & news on a regular basis.

If your child is attending school. I look forward to meeting them very soon in person.  For those of you who have chosen distance learning, I look forward to meeting you in the near future. 

As always, your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated as we navigate this new territory together.

Kind regards, 

Tania Gamache

Principal - Divine Infant Catholic School

Welcome Message VIDEO from Mrs. G