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Principal's Message


Mrs. Jacqueline Gagnon  First and foremost, I would like to welcome all of our Chimo families back for the 2020-2021 school year.  My name is Jacqueline Gagnon (formerly Slowey) and I am the new Principal at Chimo Elementary School.  While I am new to Chimo, many may not be aware that I actually arrived here the first week of March, 2020.  Little did any of us really understand at that time, what March was going to bring to the school, our community and the world.  Since that time, I have had the privilege of working with the incredible staff at Chimo as we have been learning together how to support our students, families and each other through all the complexities of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year, I am delighted to be working with Sara Woodley.  Mrs. Woodley will be the new Vice Principal at Chimo.  However, she is far from new to Chimo as she is a proud “Charger” of more than 12 years.  Mrs. Woodley’s knowledge of the school and community has been invaluable this summer as we developed the school’s plan.

Our school reopening plan for 2020 is aligned with both the UCDSB Return to School Plan and the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Health Unit’s specific recommendations for schools.  While our routines and practices will be quite different this year, our priorities will remain the same.  At Chimo, we are and continue to be committed to providing:

  • A school environment that is physically and mentally healthy.  We remain committed to protecting the well-being of our students and staff.
  • A world class educational program for all our students.  This year, both in person and virtually.

Working together, our mission at Chimo is to prepare all of our students for a successful life.

As we move through this school year, I am looking forward to working with the entire Chimo community to ensure that your child has a safe and successful year.   If you have any questions, concerns or thumb’s up regarding how our school year is progressing, please enter your comments in the survey below.

Chimo Questions, Concerns and Thumbs Up


Jacqueline Gagnon
Principal: Chimo Elementary School



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