Education

ADSC to Close Schools on Thursday, January 30th

Dear ADSB Families of Elementary Students and LBS students: The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has provided notice that it is engaging in a full withdrawal of services (otherwise known as a strike or walkout) for one day, on Thursday, January 30th, 2020. In the Algoma District School Board, this union represents all of our Elementary and Adult Literacy and Basic Skills ...

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Minister of Education on AEFO Strike Escalation

Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education issued the following statement in response to Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) entering Phase 2 of their work-to-rule strike action: “Students across the province are continuously being hurt by union-led escalation. The withdrawal of services is impacting our students negatively and causing uncertainty and frustration for parents. By withdrawing services, Ontario’s students ...

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Le plaisir de la découverte

  Les élèves de l’école Saint Nom de Jésus (Hornepayne) se sont beaucoup amusés avec le jeu éducatif OSMO. À l’aide de jeux interactifs, ils apprennent les lettres, les chiffres ainsi que des éléments de base du codage.

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HSCDSB Statement on Report Cards

Members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association are currently participating in an administrative job action that prevents them from entering comments on report cards; however, our board’s teachers will be providing marks and learning skills levels on students’ report cards and students will be receiving them as scheduled.  For classes where marks are not usually entered (e.g., full-day kindergarten, ...

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École Saint-Joseph students build ties with soldiers on mission!

  In December 2020, students in grade 4 of Mr. Eric Comtois’ class at École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) participated in a writing project. To mark the holiday season, students wrote and sent Christmas cards to Canadian soldiers posted in southern Sudan.   Returning from the Christmas break on January 6th, an unexpected email awaited the École Saint-Joseph administration team. Task Force ...

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Minister of Education on OECTA One-Day Strike

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) one-day province-wide strike: “We fully recognize the negative impacts teacher union escalation is having on families. It is why we are calling on these union leaders to end these strikes, given the adverse effects on students and financial hardship on parents. While ...

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Minister of Education Reacts to Lack of Report Cards

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the lack of report cards for elementary students: “Yet again, teacher union leaders are risking student success and preventing parents from seeing valuable information about their child’s performance in class. It underscores our government’s insistence that teacher union leaders cancel these strikes that are hurting our kids. And ...

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January 21st – One-Day full withdrawal of services

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) will be holding a one-day full withdrawal of all services for the following school boards: Rainy River District School Board, Near North District School Board, Grand Erie District School Board, Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, Toronto District School Board, Simcoe County District School Board, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, Trillium Lakelands District School Board, and Hastings and Prince Edward District ...

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Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) to hold one-day full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21. This means teachers in publicly funded Catholic district school boards across Ontario will not be reporting to work or performing any of their duties. The previously announced administrative job action will remain ...

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Ontario Government to offer Parents Financial Assistance during Teacher Strike Action

Yesterday, January 15th, 2020, the Honourable Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, announced the Ontario government’s plan to offer parents up to $60 per day if strike actions close schools or school-based child care centres. He explained that “Our aim has always been to reach a negotiated settlement that keeps kids in class, which we have done successfully with multiple labour partners to date. ...

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La communauté appuie l’équipe de hockey de l’école secondaire Saint-Joseph

  Le 7 janvier dernier, M. Ulo Pihelgas, représentant du Northern Credit Union, a remis un don d’une valeur de 850$ à l’équipe de hockey de l’École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa)! Le club, sous la direction de M. Kevin Auger, enseignant èa l’école secondaire Saint-Joseph, a également tenu une vente de pâtisseries à l’école le 13 décembre! Les fonds recueillis permettront ...

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ES Saint-Joseph hockey team benefits from community support

  On January 7, Mr. Ulo Pihelgas, Northern Credit Union delegate, presented a cheque in the amount of $850 to the École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) hockey team! The team, under the direction of Mr. Kevin Auger, teacher at École secondaire Saint-Joseph, also held a sale of pastries in the school on December 13. The funds raised will be used towards ...

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HSCDSB Responds to Strike Action

The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) will close its schools to students on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. This decision has been made in response to the one-day province-wide strike action initiated by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA).  “The decision to close schools to students was made after thorough consideration of many factors, but particularly the safety and ...

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