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Labour Relations Update

posted by Caroline Girardin   [ updated ]


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Schools Will Be Closed Thursday, March 5, 2020

All Ottawa Catholic School Board Schools (OCSB) will be closed on Thursday, March 5, 2020.  The Provincial, Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) called a one-day, province-wide strike for Thursday, March 5, 2020. This planned strike action will take place unless an agreement is reached between the Province and OECTA. The closures affect all OCSB Elementary, Intermediate and Secondary schools. 


No Bus Service

There will be no bus or van transportation for Catholic students on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Schools will be closed to students.


What Else is Affected by the Labour Actions?

The school closures include all regular school day activities, Co-op, OYAP, Dual Credit, home instruction, extra-curricular activities, field trips, and clubs. OCSB Community Use of Schools programming is NOT affected by the one-day Provincial strike.  


What About Child Care Programming?

Before and after school programs will be cancelled for the day. However, all Ottawa Catholic Child Care Corporation Toddler and Preschool programs and all EarlyOn Centres will be open and will operate according to their regular hours. (A list showing the status of individual child care programs is posted on our Board website at https://www.ocsb.ca/labour.)


Government Reimbursement

Parents who wish to apply for government reimbursement for child care costs related to labour unrest may direct their questions to the Support for Parents Helpline at https://www.ontario.ca/page/education-contract-talks-stay-updated


Labour Updates

We will monitor the progress of negotiations and provide regular labour updates through our website, social media channels and directly with families through School Messenger to keep you up-to-date regarding labour negotiations. https://www.ocsb.ca/labour/


Agreement

We pray a fair and equitable agreement can be reached at the provincial bargaining table soon. 


Sincerely,


Denise Andre

Director of Education

Social Networking Safety with Paul Davis

posted Feb 27, 2020, 10:49 AM by Caroline Girardin

There will be a Social Networking Safety presentation with Paul Davis on Wednesday, March 4th at 7:00 pm. 


Junior Skating

posted Feb 27, 2020, 10:45 AM by Caroline Girardin

We will have our first of two skating outings at Blackburn Arena on Tuesday, March 3rd from 2 to 3 pm.


Snow Day

posted Feb 27, 2020, 2:07 AM by Caroline Girardin   [ updated Feb 27, 2020, 4:02 AM ]

Thursday, February 27th, is a snow day. Buses are cancelled but the school remains open. If you bring your child to school, pickup is at 3:30 pm. Thank you and please be safe on the roads.

Ash Wednesday Liturgy

posted Feb 23, 2020, 1:16 PM by Caroline Girardin

We will have our Ash Wednesday liturgy on Wednesday, February 26th at 10:50 am in the Learning Commons.


Shrove Tuesday

posted Feb 23, 2020, 1:14 PM by Caroline Girardin

Tuesday, February 25th, is Shrove Tuesday. Some parents have generously offered to make pancakes for the students. Please send a plate and cutlery with your child on Tuesday. Thank you to all parent volunteers!


February 25th Junior Skating CANCELLED

posted Feb 23, 2020, 1:07 PM by Caroline Girardin

The Junior skating at Blackburn Arena on Tuesday, February 25th has been cancelled. 


Paul Davis - Save the Date

posted Feb 18, 2020, 5:09 AM by Caroline Girardin

Parent Engagement Evening with Online Safety Advocate Paul Davis

Good Shepherd School Council will host online safety advocate Paul Davis on Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m.  Mr. Davis will speak about the important subject of Social Networking and Online Safety.  Topics will include: Snapchat, Instagram, Smartphones and Digital Trails, Photo Sharing, Online Security. 


This session is for parents and guardians only and will take place in the Good Shepherd School gymnasium from 7 - 9 p.m.  Space is limited, so please reserve your seat by emailing GSEvents.RSVP@gmail.com by February 28.  This is a free event and all are welcome and encouraged to attend! 


If your family uses the internet, then this session is for you!



School Closure - Friday, February 21st, 2020

posted Feb 14, 2020, 10:41 AM by Caroline Girardin

February 14th, 2020

Schools Closed Friday, February 21, 2020

All Ottawa Catholic School Board Schools (OCSB) will be closed next Friday, February 21, 2020, unless an agreement is reached between the Province and OECTA. The closure affects all OCSB Elementary, Intermediate and Secondary schools. 

No Bus Service

There will be no bus or van transportation for Catholic students. 

Why?

OECTA will join all teachers’ unions in Ontario in a province-wide, one-day withdrawal of services on Friday, February 21, 2020.

All Ottawa Catholic Schools will re-open on Monday, February 24, 2020. 


What Else is Affected by the One-day Strike?

The one-day closure also includes all regular school day activities, Co-op, OYAP, Dual Credit, home instruction, extra-curricular activities, field trips, and clubs. OCSB Community Use of Schools programming is NOT affected by the one-day provincial strike.  

What About Child Care Programming?

Before and after school programs will be cancelled for the day. However, all Ottawa Catholic Child Care Corporation Toddler and Preschool programs and all EarlyOn Centres will be open and will operate according to their regular hours. (A list showing the status of individual child care programs is posted on our Board website at https://www.ocsb.ca/labour.)

Government Reimbursement

Parents who wish to apply for government reimbursement for child care costs related to labour unrest may direct their questions to the Support for Parents Helpline at https://www.ontario.ca/page/education-contract-talks-stay-updated

Labour Updates

We will continue to monitor the progress of negotiations and provide regular labour updates through our website, social media channels and directly with families through School Messenger to keep you up-to-date regarding labour negotiations.https://www.ocsb.ca/labour/

Resolution

We remain hopeful a fair and respectful resolution will be reached at the Central Provincial bargaining table in the near future. We want to wish all of you, and the members of your families, a happy, memorable, restful and safe Family Day.



Report Card Distribution

posted Feb 14, 2020, 10:36 AM by Caroline Girardin

On Wednesday, February 19th, students will receive their first report card. 

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