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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question or concern, do not hesitate to contact the school office at  705-878-3660.

Some frequently asked questions and their answers appear below.

When does the school day begin? What are the bell times?

Our school day schedule can be found here.

The bell rings at the beginning and end of each recess and lunch.

When do buses arrive and leave the school each day?

The bus arrives at our school at 8:50 a.m. and leaves at 3:45 p.m. each day. You can visit our Transportation page for more information on busing.

How do I know if buses are delayed or cancelled due to weather?

You can listen to your local radio station, visit the TLDSB site www.mybustoschool.ca for bus delays or cancellations. Remember that if a bus is cancelled in the morning, it will not run in the afternoon. 

What is the best way to get in touch with a teacher?

Parents/guardians are encouraged to write notes and requests to classroom teachers concerning any important changes in routines, schedules and other pertinent information in the student's agenda book. Parents can also call the school and leave a message for the teacher to contact them. A message is taken if the phone call is made during class time.

What do I do if my child is sick and cannot come to school?

If your child is sick, please do not send him/her to school. Children who are too sick to go outside for recess should be kept at home until they are able to participate fully in the school day. Please call the school at 705-878-3660 before 8:30 a.m. to inform us that your child will be absent. The school's answering machine is on 24/7 so you can leave a message at your convenience.

In which grades do students receive their sacraments?

Preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation are part of the Religion and Family Life Curriculum. Students prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist in Grade 2. Students prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation in Grade 8. To receive a sacrament, the student must be baptized Catholic. 


Who to Contact

Have a question and not sure who to contact? The following list will help to direct you to the right teacher at St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School.

Phone: 705-878-3660
Fax: 705-878-1086

Questions Relating To Contact Name
Absences/Lates Angela Cameron
Aboriginal Education Sheri Mortimer
Bus/Transportation Concerns Sheila Piggott
Catholic School Council Heather Lavalee
Exams & Report Cards Sheila Piggott
Exchange Students Sheila Piggott
Graduation Sheila Piggott
Media Inquiries Sheila Piggott
Parent-Teacher Interviews Sheila Piggott
Renting a Room/Facility at St. Dominic Kelly O'Boyle
Visit our School Board's
Facility Rentals for more information.
Safety Patrols
School Choir Anne Scully / Grant Dafoe
School Library Victoria Nelimarkka
School Photos Sheila Piggott
School Sport Teams Marc Groleau
School Website Sheila Piggott / David Dalliday
Special Education Anne Scully
Volunteers Sheila Piggott / Angela Cameron