UPDATED March 10, 2020
Dear GSCS parents and caregivers;
On Monday, March 9, 2020, The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) announced job action starting on Thursday, March 12, 2020. In a letter to the school division, the STF outlined the following teacher sanctions:
- Teachers are to report to school and provide professional service no more than 15 minutes prior to the start of the school day and not later than 15 minutes after the conclusion of the school day.
- Teachers will continue to provide student supervision such as recess, lunch or bus supervision within the time frame specified above.
- Teachers will not provide any voluntary or extracurricular services.
We respect the bargaining process and STF’s right to take job action. Our primary focus will remain offering high-quality Catholic education in a safe and secure school environment for students.
All extra-curricular activities (sports, clubs, etc.) are cancelled starting March 12, 2020. Field trips or any school activities scheduled to take place outside of the school will also be cancelled to ensure the safety of students. Details specific to your school or classroom will be coming from your school.
Bus service and before-and-after school programs will continue to operate. If you are not registered for before-and-after-school care or take the school bus, please ensure your children do not arrive at school more than 15 minutes before school, and ensure you have made provisions for them to be out of the school no later than 15 minutes after school.
Sanctions will remain in place until further notice. We will provide updates via direct communication, updates on our website (www.gscs.ca), and on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
If you have specific questions about school operations, please contact your school principal.
Director of Education