Why is ETFO escalating strike action?
Why are we striking field trips and voluntary extracurricular activities taking place outside the regular school day? Isn’t there something else we could do, instead?
Would a public relations campaign get the government to move at the bargaining table?
I have questions about rotating strike action that will be taking place as of January 20, 2020, should agreements at the Teacher/Occasional Teacher and Education Worker Central Tables not be reached by January 17, 2020. Where can I get answers to my questions?
Can I invite a consultant/coordinator/facilitator/coach to work with me in my classroom during Phase 3?
Where can I find a copy of ETFO’s Phase 1 and Phase 2 WTR Strike Protocols?
The principal has organized monthly character assemblies. Every member of staff is assigned to organize one character assembly during the school year. Is the character assembly scheduled for January 2020 considered to be struck work?
VOLUNTARY EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Am I able to take students to extra-curricular activities that take place outside of my school?
The Phase 3 WTR states that members may participate in extracurricular activities if they are scheduled within the regular school day. What does that mean?
Is the homework club or school intramurals taking place during lunch hour considered struck work under Phase 3 WTR?
Can I hold indoor track and field practice before or after school?
Can the Grade 3 Swim to Survive program continue?
Can Scientists in School activities continue?
Can the recycling club continue during nutrition breaks?
Can I take my students to the community rink for skating during Phase 3?
Who tells parents if a field trip needs to be cancelled?
Can an ETFO member in an occasional position be hired to go on a field trip?
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE FROM SCHOOL/WORK SITE
I am an ETFO member in a part-time position. When do I arrive and leave work under the Phase 3 WTR?
Our school has an evening open house scheduled, can I participate during Phase 3?
REPORT CARDS: GENERAL
Can you remind me what our job action around report cards looks like?
My principal/school board has created an electronic spreadsheet for report card marks/Learning Skill ratings for Grades 1 to Grade 8 teachers at my school. They asked me to complete my report cards on this spreadsheet and return the marks electronically. Should I do that?
Some subjects are taught by other teachers at my school. Do I have to collect the marks from each teacher and submit one class list that has marks for all subjects to submit to my principal?
Do we submit letters for the Learning Skills to our principal?
I had entered a few comments and marks into the electronic report card template before WTR started. Should I leave the comments/marks in the template or delete them?
What if ETFO ESP members are directed by their principals to help with preparing report cards? What should they do?
What do I do if my principal asks me to sign the Provincial Report Card/Kindergarten Communication of Learning?
REPORT CARDS: KINDERGARTEN COMMUNICATION OF LEARNING
In the past, I have had to write my comments for the Kindergarten Communication of Learning based on the headings in Growing Success. Do I have to do that for the one BRIEF comment in each section during our work-to-rule?
My principal/school board has created an electronic template for me to record the one brief comment per Frame for each student on the Kindergarten Communication of Learning. They asked me to complete my brief comments on this template and return the comments electronically. Should I do that?
IEPS, ESL/ELD AND EXEMPTED STUDENTS
Should I print and sign IEPs and hand them in to principals/vice-principals for inclusion in the report card during our WTR?
I have a student who is exempt from a specific subject? What do I do?
When submitting my class list of marks or one brief comment, how do I indicate a subject was taught in French?
When submitting my class list of marks or one brief comment (i.e., for Alternative Report Card/Kindergarten Communication of Learning), how do I indicate a student has an IEP that applies to a particular subject/strand/frame?
When submitting my class list of marks or one brief comment (for Alternative Report Card and Kindergarten Communication of Learning), how do I indicate a student has modified curriculum expectations in a subject/strand/frame to support English language learning needs?
How do I complete the Alternative Report Card during our strike action? Do I complete them in the IEP engine or do I hand in the information on a class list?