Principal's Message

Welcome to Vimy Ridge Public School. My name is Cheryl Sevigny and I am proud to be the principal of this energetic, caring, and creative school community. 

We are a K-8 school located in Findlay Creek, Ontario, on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin people.  We recognize their enduring presence on this land and acknowledge the incredible contributions of Indigenous people in the arts and sciences, and the ways in which our lives are enriched by those contributions. 

 

With over 1000 students at Vimy Ridge, we are the largest elementary school in the Ottawa Carleton District School Board this year. Joining me at Vimy are over 80 caring and dedicated teachers, education assistants, Early Childhood Educators, office staff and custodial staff, who are committed to help your child achieve their full potential, in a safe and nurturing environment.

 

As the Covid 19 global pandemic continues, we are working hard to ensure the safety and health of our students and staff. Our school building is only a few years old, and has the latest ventilation systems built in. In our portables we are supplementing the ventilation systems with new portable HEPA filtration units. We will be cohorting students by class, and ensuring social distancing as much as possible. Vaccination for school staff is now mandatory, as is mask wearing for all students and staff. Students and staff will be required to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer at regular intervals and to complete a Covid Screening questionnaire before attending school each day. 

 

We pride ourselves on providing a welcoming environment to all our families at Vimy Ridge. We value our diverse population and we believe that learning about, and celebrating our differences as well as our common interests, helps to unite us and makes us who we are - a family of learners. You will see this in our hallways and classrooms and as we play out in the yard. Our staff is committed to continue their work on Equity and Diversity in order to ensure that all students have opportunities to reach their full potential while at our school.

 

Finally, we are fortunate to have the support of a wonderful community of families at our school. While Covid safety protocols continue to prevent parents and guardians from entering the building, we encourage your participation in our school through joining our School Council or attending council meetings, which will continue to be held virtually this year. We will keep you informed about what is happening at our school through our weekly email, and encourage you to reach out to us if you have questions or concerns.

 

We look forward to working with you all, and making the 2021/2022 school year an awesome one!

Cheryl Sevigny

 

 

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