School Closures At UGDSB Next Week Due To Elementary Teachers’ Strike Action
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:
- Visit our Labour website for updates (https://www.ugdsb.ca/)
- Follow the UGDSB on Twitter for updates
- For additional details from ETFO, please visit the ETFO website: https://etfocb.ca/phase-5-strike-protocol/
We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.