Friday, January 10, 2020
Date: January 10, 2020
The planned field trip for your child's class has been cancelled.
As of Monday, January 13, members of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) have been notified, as a result of their provincial job action, that they are no longer to organize, accompany or go on field trips with their classes. This action, as part of Phase 3 of ETFO's lawful strike, will mean that field trips will cease to take place in all Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) elementary schools for the duration of the strike action.
Without teachers participating in field trips, the necessary level of supervision is not attainable. Field trips require an even greater attention to the safety and care of students. Without teachers present to fill that role we cannot have those activities take place.
Cross Country Skiing
· What is being cancelled
- The trip to Blueberry Trails for Cross Country Skiing will be cancelled
· How refunds will be handled
- If there is no agreement reached and all skiing dates are cancelled a refund will be issued in the format it was paid. This will be approximately the first week of February
We will notify you if the situation changes, but, as always, we wanted to let you know that the safety of our students, your children, is our first priority.