Tag: ETFO

ETFO Waterloo Region Ratify Local Agreement

We are pleased to announce that the Waterloo Region District School Board and ETFO Waterloo Region have ratified their local agreement. The agreement will expire August 31, 2017. “We appreciate and support the ratification of a local agreement with ETFO Waterloo Region. It has been a long process for everyone,” says WRDSB Chairperson Kathleen Woodcock. […]






Tentative Deal Reached Between Province & ETFO

We are very pleased to announce that on November 2, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) reached a tentative agreement with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA). Once the tentative central agreement has been ratified, we will be able to determine the timelines and process for teachers completing […]






Update Regarding Elementary Progress Report Cards

We appreciate the ongoing patience and support of parents/guardians during this time of province-wide labour unrest and uncertainty in our schools. Given the current cumulative impact of provincial labour action on the part of elementary teachers and WRDSB support staff (secretaries, custodians and supervision monitors in schools as well as some central staff), the Waterloo […]






Update Regarding Withdrawal of Extracurricular Activities

On Oct. 22, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that they would be escalating their current job action next week, if a provincial agreement is not reached. As per their news release, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, elementary teachers and occasional teachers will withdraw from all voluntary extracurricular activities in Ontario public schools, […]






Important Notice for Elementary Students & Families

Dear Parents/Guardians of Elementary Students: We wanted to provide you with an update about job action being taken by teaching staff represented by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) Support Staff, which includes secretaries, custodians & supervision monitors in schools as well as some central staff. Currently, […]






Update: Mark Summary to be Provided for Elementary Students

On June 16th, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) communicated to families that, as a result of Elementary Teachers’ Federation Ontario (ETFO) strike action, the WRDSB would be unable to provide report cards to students. Teachers have submitted marks to school principals in a variety of paper formats. As such, we notified families that […]






Elgin Street PS welcomes new Canadians

Staff and students at Elgin Street Public School hosted, and organized a Canadian Citizenship ceremony for ten families. The school’s gym turned into a courtroom, and the library was decorated with Canadian art made by their students. There was no shortage of Canadian pride! Grade 6 student, Ashley P., opened the ceremony by singing our national […]






Update: Job Action for Elementary Teachers on Monday, May 11

Earlier this week we advised you that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) were in a legal strike position effective Monday May 11, 2015. This afternoon Sam Hammond, president of ETFO Ontario, formally confirmed that public Elementary Teachers in Ontario will begin phase one of job action on Monday.  Mr. Hammond indicated that extracurricular activities […]






Job Action for Elementary Teachers on Monday, May 11

Job action announced by Waterloo Region District School Board elementary teachers. We would like to provide families with an update to our previous letter indicating that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will be in a legal strike position on Monday May 11, 2015. We can now inform you that ETFO will begin strike […]






WRDSB teacher wins ETFO Rainbow Visions award

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (EFTO) has awarded Debbie Samson, a teacher at Sunnyside Senior Public School, with the Rainbow Visions award at the 2014 Annual Meeting for her work in establishing one of the first gay-straight alliances (GSA) in Ontario middle schools. For 20 years, Debbie has been an advocate of social justice and […]