National Service Animal (2017-18)

Service Animal @ STA

September 5, 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian:

This letter is to inform you that there will be a Service Animal in our school assisting one of our students. This dog is a highly trained companion for our student, and is able to assist in many of the routine activities which may pose some challenges for this students.


Service/Guide Dogs are comparable to "Seeing Eye Dogs', and are included in every aspect of life for the handler. The dog is protected under the Human Rights legislation and as such, it has the right to be with the handler wherever he/she goes (e.g. public buildings, transportation).

There will be information sessions here at school to educate our students as to the proper procedure and behaviour around the dog.

As always, we respect the interests of all our students in providing a safe and effective learning environment here at St. Thomas Aquinas C.S.S.

We appreciate your support!


A. Varano Principal