The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Thursday, March 5, 2020. 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 March 5.
In addition to the closure of all WCDSB elementary and secondary schools on March 5, please note the following:
Some programs offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on March 5 — they are:
- Hairstyling will be closed
- Culinary Arts will be closed
- Secondary School Credit Day School will be closed
- Correspondence services will be closed
- Guidance services will be closed.
All other St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres programs will be running as per their normal schedules.
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.
Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.
OECTA’s previously announced job actions will remain in effect before and after March 5.
The SJPII Pita Day scheduled for this date will now be moved to WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4. Any orders already placed on CashOnline will be honoured and distributed to students at lunch on Wednesday, March 4.
Please note, this is also a scheduled Lunch Lady day. Lunch Lady will still be delivering to Saint John Paul on Wednesday, March 4, but if you have ordered both Lunch Lady, and Pita Pit for your student, you may wish to adjust your Lunch Lady order.
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 the best interests of our students.