Dear Parents & Guardians:

As reported in several media outlets, CUPE has indicated that they will be withdrawing services to school boards in Ontario on Friday, November 4, 2022.

CUPE represents education workers at the Waterloo Catholic District School Board that include school administrative assistants, educational assistants, early childhood educators, library technicians, child and youth care workers, lunch hour supervisors and some central office staff. There are approximately 1200 full/part-time CUPE workers in our schools.

Our education workers provide support for safety through supervision duties and safe arrival protocols. Many CUPE members have specialized training to make sure our schools are safe and fully accessible to students with exceptional needs.

In the event of a full withdrawal of services by CUPE, our schools will migrate to remote learning. Devices are being deployed today and tomorrow so students can access learning on Friday.

Students will be able to login to their respective learning management system. Friday, November 4th will be an asynchronous instruction day and students will be able to access materials by 9:30 AM.

Please feel free to contact your school if you have any questions or concerns.

We ask for your continued prayers for our community.

For information and updates, please visit https://www.wcdsb.ca/about-us/labour-updates and follow us on social media @WCDSBNewswire.