It is very important that we continue to keep calm heads and maintain communication with those who can provide support. Let's not forget, we are professionals and our role to educate and provide a safe and positive environment for the students we are entrusted to teach cannot be forgotten. Take pride in knowing you can and do make a difference.
Many of you have learned to monitor and keep on top of ever changing procedures and have realized that educating yourselves and a little advance preparation are keys to success. Your Union will continue to represent each one of you and we will continue to provide information to you in as timely a manner as possible. Our Newsletters, Pocket-Calendars, Blogs, and Twitter modes of communication are a constant source of information and we strongly encourage you to fully read the contents. As well, we encourage you to register for updates on our revamped website to be unveiled this fall. This information along with notices on First Class provided by Thames Valley District School Board are YOUR information resources. This is your career, don't skim over items that provide important information especially if action is to be taken by yourselves with due dates.
Information for EI Applications:
- For EI purposes only, the Board reports a Full Day of work as 7 hours
- Your Local has no number, it is ETFO Thames Valley OT Local
The ETFO OT Office is not funded during the summer, (July and August) and will be closed. We will however check emails on a weekly basis. Please remember to use the firstname.lastname@example.org email address. (The email@example.com address is for registrations only and will not be checked.)
In the event of an emergency, please call/contact Provincial ETFO at 1-888-838-3836/www.etfo.ca for assistance.
On behalf of Terry Card, your Executive and Debbie Laxer who so capably runs the office, we wish you a relaxing and safe summer and we look forward to seeing you in September.