Monthly Archives: September 2019

Order A FREE EpiPen Waistpack

If your child(ren) require an EpiPen, did you know that you can get a waist pack for free?

WCDSB Board Protocol is for the student to have TWO EpiPens at the school.

We encourage students to carry one on them and store one in the office.

Click here to be redirected.

By |2019-09-28T23:01:46-05:00September 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Order A FREE EpiPen Waistpack

ORANGE SHIRT DAY ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30

All Staff and Students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt on Monday. Classes will be discussing truth and reconciliation on Monday.

Thank you

By |2019-09-27T16:16:02-05:00September 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on ORANGE SHIRT DAY ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30

IMPORTANT MESSAGE re ONGOING LABOUR NEGOTIATIONS – CUPE

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As you may be aware from media reports, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing education workers across the province, has announced plans to begin a province-wide “Work-to-Rule’ campaign beginning on Monday, September 30, 2019.

We are aware that bargaining between the union and government is planned to continue throughout the weekend. We respect collective bargaining and are hopeful that a freely negotiated agreement will be reached soon.

Regardless of the outcome of this weekend’s bargaining, all of our schools will remain open, and CUPE staff will report to work as usual. Student instruction will continue in our classrooms and, as always, the safety and well-being of students will continue to be our top priority.

As a Catholic school board, we value all of our staff as dedicated, caring professionals, and we respect labour laws that affirm the legal rights of our unionized employee groups to engage in job actions. We know that all sides are working hard to reach agreements, and we are hopeful that a new central agreement will soon be reached with our CUPE education workers.

Where to Find Information Updates

As new information becomes available it will be posted to the WCDSB website at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/about-us/labour-updates/

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this period of uncertainty.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which WCDSB employees are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees?

A: The following WCDSB positions are represented by CUPE:

  • Education Assistants
  • Personal Support Workers
  • Child and Youth Care Workers
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Lunch Hour Supervisors
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Payroll and Accounting Associates
  • Computer Technicians
  • Library Technicians
  • Communicative Disorders Assistants

Q: What does “work to rule” mean?

A:  CUPE has indicated that they are planning to withdraw specific services that they would normally perform.  Employees represented by CUPE provide many important services within our schools and board, and despite our best efforts the withdrawal of these services will cause some disruption. We will not be able to completely eliminate all impacts. Despite the impact of the withdrawal of services, we know that our schools will remain welcoming Christ centred environments.

By |2019-09-27T12:56:49-05:00September 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on IMPORTANT MESSAGE re ONGOING LABOUR NEGOTIATIONS – CUPE

Meet the Staff Open House

The construction is almost done, so we are ready for the students to show you their classroom!

Our Open House will be on Wednesday October 2, 2109 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

This will be an opportunity for your child to show you their classroom and some of the work they have been doing this past month. If you wish to discuss your child’s progress with some detail with a teacher, please contact them to set up another time and they will be happy to meet with you.

 

By |2019-09-24T11:56:57-05:00September 24th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Meet the Staff Open House