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Principal's Message

From The Principal's Desk


It is my honour to continue serving Thousand Islands Secondary and Intermediate school as Principal this year. TISS is a very special school that serves all students’ academic pathways - school to work- school to university- school to apprenticeship- school to college. TISS is very well known for excellence in athletics as well as academics.

On behalf of the teaching staff, support staff and administration, I would like to welcome you to a very unique 2020-2021 school year at Thousand Islands Secondary School. We are looking forward to continuing to grow together in many different areas as a grade 7-12 school.

We would like all of our parents and guardians to know that their child or children will receive an excellent education in a safe and caring learning environment where equity for all students is our priority. This year, Ministry of Education, on advice from the province’s top medical professionals, has stated that students in Grade 4-12 will be required to wear cloth masks or face coverings while at school. 
We will be following all recommendations regarding enhanced health and hygiene practices. Our students attend daily from 8:00 - 2:10 and are co-horted into  separate lunch breaks and four different rest periods to support  physical distancing recommendations.

For parents and guardians who are not comfortable or able to send their child to school, there is the option to continue with distance learning. If you have questions regarding this, don't hesitate to contact myself or our Vice Principals - Lyndsay Pilling ( or Mark Wiltsie (   

We will strive to keep you informed of all school activities and events throughout the year with our website, monthly newsletters, social media, calendars, special notices, phone calls home, emails and the local press. Two-way communication between the home and school is imperative to the success of all students. We encourage you to contact the school in regards to any inquiries or questions that you may have.

Terry Gardiner

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