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Reminder: ETFO/OSSTF Strike Day

Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Dear Parents and Guardians,

As a reminder, both the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) will be taking part in a full strike tomorrow (Friday, February 21, 2020).

As with previous strike days, the TDSB would have no other option but to close all elementary (JK-8) and secondary (9-12) schools to students tomorrow as there would not be sufficient supervision to ensure their safety. Parents/guardians are required make alternate arrangements for their children if necessary.

Child care centres located in elementary schools will be permitted to stay open. TDSB Extended Day Programs will also be open to currently enrolled students for a full day of programs. EarlyON Child and Family Centres will operate during their regular hours.

Should the full strike continue as planned, all International Languages Elementary and African Heritage classes would be cancelled on Friday. However, all adult non-credit programs, such as Adult ESL and Learn4Life, will continue to run.

In addition to all TDSB secondary schools, Adult High Schools and Night Schools offering secondary credits will also be closed to students. Secondary e-Learning classes and any out-of-school activities (e.g. field trips, sports, etc.) will be cancelled.

Should there be any significant updates, we will communicate directly with parents/guardians as quickly as possible. As always, for ongoing labour updates, please visit the TDSB website and follow @tdsb on Twitter.

Sincerely,

Chair and Director Signatures

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