Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question or concern, do not hesitate to contact the school office at 705-878-4117.

Some frequently asked questions and their answers appear below.

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

Our warning bell rings at 8:58 a.m. and class begins at 9:03 a.m.

Our school day schedule and bell times can be found on our Fact Facts and Bell times page here.

When do buses arrive and leave the school each day?

The buses arrive at our school at 8:35 a.m. and leave at  2:55 p.m. each day. You can visit the board's 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, BOB FM 91.9 or visit the Trillium Lakelands District School Board website in the morning 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 can 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 ill should be kept at home until they are able to participate fully in the school day. Please call the school at 705-878-4117 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.

Purchasing Uniforms

Students can purchase their school uniforms from R.J. McCarthy Ltd. Only uniform items purchased from R.J. McCarthy Ltd. or its agent are allowed at St. Thomas Aquinas. Students will be disciplined if their uniform items do not comply with this standard.

You can visit the R.J. McCarthy Ltd. e-store and enter our school name, St. Thomas Aquinas C.S.S. - (Lindsay), to search our uniform articles. For additional information, read our Dress Code or you can contact the local R. J. McCarthy showroom:


R.J. McCarthy Ltd. Peterborough Showroom 347 Pido Road,
Unit 23 & 24 Peterborough,
ON K9J 6X7
416-593-6900
Toll Free: 1-800-668-8261
Email: info@rjmccarthy.com