I wanted to provide you with an update with regards to ongoing job action by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which is currently in negotiations with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) to achieve a new collective agreement. Since November 2019, OSSTF members have been engaged in legal job action, which includes not providing comments on any secondary provincial report cards.
As per the sanctions, secondary teachers will be inputting student marks electronically, but will not be writing comments. As a result, semester one report cards will be produced for secondary students with marks only and distributed following the completion of the semester. For those students applying to College or University, marks will be submitted to the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) and to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) on time to avoid any impact on application deadlines.
Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding during this labour action. If you have any questions about your child’s progress, please contact the teacher directly.
Director of Education