Dear Families of the York Catholic District School Board,
As we communicated yesterday, bargaining between CUPE and the Government of Ontario is ongoing and we pray that a negotiated settlement can be reached before Friday, November 4. The situation is fluid, but there remains a possibility that there will be a withdrawal of services on Friday and York Catholic schools will need to close to students. We want to provide some information about what will happen if our schools are closed to students on Friday.
We will communicate before 6 a.m. on Friday if our schools are closed via SchoolMessenger (email), the YCDSB Twitter account and the YCDSB website.
If schools are closed, do not bring your child to school. There will not be supervision available for students.
On Thursday, students will be provided with work they can complete independently on Friday. If schools are closed on Friday, teachers will be available to answer students’ questions on a specified virtual platform (i.e. Google Classroom, D2L) from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and also from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
On Friday, teachers will also be planning Virtual Learning Environment lessons for next week, in case they are needed. We will provide more information about what to expect for classes next week as soon as possible.
If schools close to students, all con-ed programs will be cancelled on Friday and Saturday, including tutoring.
We know that the collective bargaining process can be challenging and we thank you for your support of the Board and all our staff at this time.
Yours in Christ,
Director of Education