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WCDSB Schools Closed on Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Tuesday, February 4. This decision affects all Catholic district school boards in Ontario.

 

As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on February 4.

 

All WCDSB extended day programs will be open for the day as usual (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for students currently registered in the program.

 

Secondary school credit courses, hair styling courses and culinary arts courses offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres campuses will be cancelled on February 4. St. Louis guidance and correspondence services will also be unavailable on February 4. All other St. Louis programs will be open and running on their normal schedules.

 

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

 

OECTA’s previously announced administrative job actions will remain in effect before

Summer Employment Expo – City of Kitchener on Saturday January 18th

 

The City of Kitchener is hiring for summer 2020!

  • summer camp leaders, assistant camp coordinators and summer coordinators
  • inclusion support workers and inclusion coordinators
  • youth drop-in leaders, team leads and coordinators

 

Students are invited to our Hiring EXPO to find out about summer employment opportunities at the City of Kitchener.

 

Please share the attached poster with your students, and your networks about a drop-in information session taking place next week (Saturday January 18th from 1 – 4 pm at the Forest Heights Community Centre)  on employment opportunities available at the City of Kitchener for the summer of 2020.

 

Candidates are invited to talk to current or former summer staff directly, ask them questions and find out what the jobs are really like; get information on the hiring process and what supervisors are looking for from candidates in each position.

 

These positions will help successful candidates to develop skills in the areas of leadership,

WCDSB Schools Closed on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Tuesday, January 21. This decision affects all Catholic district school boards in Ontario.

 

As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on January 21.

 

Additionally, all WCDSB extended day programs will also close for the day.

 

Secondary school credit courses offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres campuses will be cancelled on January 21, but all other St. Louis programs will be open and running on their normal schedules.

 

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

 

OECTA’s previously announced administrative job actions will remain in effect before and after January 21.

 

As before, we remain hopeful the two sides will return to the bargaining table quickly and will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves

EQAO – Update Regarding Upcoming Testing

As a result of the current OECTA job action, teachers are not permitted to assist in the administration of EQAO assessments.  At the current time no further talks have been scheduled between OECTA and the government.  Therefore, in consultation with all other English Catholic Boards, Waterloo Catholic will not be administering the Grade 9 EQAO mathematics assessment this January.   This is also true in all English Public boards.  This decision will not impact grade 9 math credit completion, and the final mark will now be based solely on other summative assessments, and EQAO will not factor in the final mark.