School Closures At UGDSB Next Week Due To Elementary Teachers’ Strike Action

via Aberfoyle PS email

Information About Next Week
January 29, 2020

Dear parents and guardians,

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced that its elementary teachers and occasional teachers will participate in one-day strikes all next week (Feb. 3-7, 2020). The Upper Grand District School Board will be included in two of these strikes: on Tuesday February 4 and Thursday February 6.

If these strikes proceed, all UGDSB elementary schools will be closed to students on Feb. 4 and Feb. 6. At this time, UGDSB secondary schools will remain open to students and will operate as usual. Transportation for elementary students on Feb. 4 and 6 will be cancelled; transportation for secondary students will run as normal.

Parents/guardians of elementary students are strongly encouraged to begin making alternate arrangements for your children prior to these one-day strikes.

Community Use of Schools and third-party operated child care centres will remain open during this labour action. Some Before and/or After School Programs may be operating and each operator will communicate directly with families.

For further information please:

We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

Thank you.

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