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Important Information Regarding Extended Christmas Break

Dear Waterloo Catholic Community –

As you know we have commenced our well-deserved Christmas Break and we hope that for each of you, it is starting as well as it can under our current circumstances.  No doubt you are likely also aware, the Premier of the Province has indicated that the return to school in January will be remote.  That is, on January 4th both our elementary and our secondary students will begin the new year learning virtually.  The decision is being made out of an abundance of caution.  We know our schools are safe.  The cases of COVID are not starting, nor are they spreading, in our schools, but we are a reflection of the community.  Closing the schools to in person learning for the early part of January will help us contain the cases that come into schools and ensure that when we return to our buildings, we are doing so in the safest manner possible.

Our elementary schools will return to face-to-face learning on Monday January 11th, 2021 and our secondary schools will return to face to face learning on Monday January 25th, 2021.

Just before we left for the break, we were given an indication that the government might choose a remote return in January.   Given the short timelines, we made a “best efforts” attempt to send home Chromebooks with all those students for whom we had a prior request through our comprehensive survey.  If there are outstanding orders that were missed, they will be deployed upon our return on January 4th.   Schools and Extended Day programs currently remain closed and unavailable to staff, students and parents.  All school staff and teachers are on a well-deserved break and will be available for questions and updates as of January 4th, 2021.

The move to remote learning will be different than last spring when the face-to-face hours with teachers was limited.  The school day will follow the bell times of your individual school and if not already received, you/your student will be given a clear indication of the daily schedule your child is to follow through your local school.  Again, we might expect that the first day or two back in January may not be perfectly smooth as we all adjust to the new reality.  St Isidore students will continue as per the usual schedule.

For our high needs special education students we would like to provide the following guidance.  In elementary, students with high needs will learn remotely as with the rest of your class and per the class daily schedule, but there will be “break-out” rooms where additional support is possible.  Your return to face-to-face learning will be January 11th 2020.  For secondary high need students, you will also leaning virtually for the first week back (again with breakout rooms) and by January 11th we will provide more detail with an option for transportation and face to face learning in your local school setting.

As of today, we are still planning to proceed with our Secondary Transition Survey regarding quadmesters 3 and 4.  The current decision to move to virtual is a short-term strategy and there will be a return to face to face learning on January 25th (as we near the end of quadmester 2).  Please keep in mind if you choose “face to face learning in the bricks and mortar schools” or if you choose “virtual” that is your choice through to the end of June.

Thank you for adhering to public health and safety measures that have ensured schools remain a safe place for our students and staff.  This will be more important than ever now – both for our schools and for our community at large.  During the upcoming Christmas Break we must adhere to the guidance to limit our contacts and social gatherings.  You can check the government’s holiday web page for more direct and up-to-date guidance on how individuals and families can plan for a safe holiday season, including suggestions for safer holiday activities for children and families.

Once again, we encourage you to visit Ontario.ca/covidresponse to learn what public health measures are in place in our community – but also please be aware that these could change depending on the most current public health advice. We also suggest checking out the WCDSB website https://www.wcdsb.ca/living-learning-looking-forward/  and Region of Waterloo Public Health website https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/2019-novel-coronavirus.aspx as they contain helpful resources and supports.  If you have any questions about what your particular school is doing, please let your school principal know upon their return on January 4th, 2021.

I will also take this opportunity to point out that mental health resources are available to students and families through Kids Help Phone, which offers 24/7 counselling and referral services across the province. To use this free resource, children can call 1-800-668-6868, or text CONNECT to 686868.

This is likely not the Christmas any of us envisioned or desired.  These challenges are real and the hardships can be quite difficult for some.  But we can see the light in the distance.  We can also see the profound light of the manger.  Let us continue to be people of hope who celebrate the birth of a tiny babe who shared a powerful message of love and salvation.  Please reach out to us if you need help or guidance, and remain confident that we are here to support you, as we walk together as a hope-filled community.  #InThisTogether  #WeGotThis

Sincerely,

Loretta Notten                                                                       

Director of Education 

December 22nd, 2020|

Special Message from the Director of Education

Dear Waterloo Catholic Community –

As I write this letter, we sit on the cusp of our Christmas break and perhaps more than ever, we can all appreciate the need for a pause.  It is a true testament to everyone in the entire WCDSB community that we made it to Christmas with all our schools still open and thriving, despite the reality of the pandemic.  The number of cases in our schools has grown, reflecting where we are as a region, but in all circumstances, the cases are quickly resolved, and all affected individuals return to school in a short period of time.  We have had very, very few cases of “outbreak” which is defined as 2 or more related cases in a school.  So, on behalf of all – thank you for your ongoing efforts which have made the school re-opening process possible, and for adhering to public health and safety measures that have ensured schools remain a safe place for our students and staff.

The holidays are going to look a little different this year. We understand that there may be challenges as the winter break approaches but we encourage all families to consider what we can all do to make the return to school in January 2021 as safe as possible. I would also like to remind you about the actions we are taking to reinforce the health and safety protocols aimed at protecting our students, educators and staff while limiting the spread of COVID-19 at schools.

Throughout this challenging time in our history, I have used the refrain #InThisTogether and it has been a way to emphasize that we are a team in all of this.  That we do have each other’s back.  What one of us does, affects all of us.  During the upcoming Christmas Break we must adhere to the guidance to limit our contacts and social gatherings.  You can check the government’s holiday web page for more direct and up-to-date guidance on how individuals and families can plan for a safe holiday season, including suggestions for safer holiday activities for children and families.

I also wanted to take this opportunity to speak to you about our upcoming Transition window in secondary.  As indicated, we have one further transition window in both elementary and secondary.  Our secondary survey will be open January 4th to January 6th.  At this time, you will have the opportunity to indicate if you wish to move your child back to face to face learning (adapted model) in their community school or if you wish to move to St Isidore (virtual school).

This choice will apply for the remainder of the year – including into the warmer spring months of April, May, and June.  We have to limit ourselves to one final transition window to be able to facilitate the challenging student and staff scheduling that needs to take place.

As a reminder, anyone feeling ill should not attend school. All children, students, staff, and visitors must be screened for symptoms of illness every day before attending school or childcare. To help meet this requirement, you may use the provincial COVID-19 school screening tool.  Self-screening will still be a requirement when we return to school and we will continue to reinforce masking and hand hygiene, as well as cohorting and physical distancing with students and our staff.

We encourage you to visit Ontario.ca/covidresponse to learn what public health measures are in place in our community – but also please be aware that these could change depending on the most current public health advice. We also suggest checking out the WCDSB website https://www.wcdsb.ca/living-learning-looking-forward/   and Region of Waterloo Public Health website https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/2019-novel-coronavirus.aspx as they contain helpful resources and supports.  If you have any questions about what your school is doing, please let your school principal know.

Once again, I want to share that it is perhaps inevitable that when the provincial and regional numbers rise, we too will see some cases.  I realize that if you get a letter saying there has been a case of COVID in your school that it is most unsettling.  If we ask a cohort to quarantine it is to ensure that they remain safe and that the rest of our school community remains safe.  Our safety protocols are working.

We sincerely thank you for journeying with us.   May each of you and your families enjoy a beautiful Christmas Season.  Perhaps it is entirely fine that it will be less social, less focused on material goods, much simpler in every way but firmly focused on family, for isn’t it true that the very first Christmas was exactly that.  Let us continue to be people of hope who celebrate the birth of a tiny babe who shared a powerful message of love and salvation.  Please reach out to us if you need help or guidance and remain confident that we are here to support you, as we walk together as a hope-filled community.  #InThisTogether  #WeGotThis

Sincerely,

Loretta Notten, Director of Education

December 16th, 2020|

Director of Education’s Annual Report: 2019-20

A highlight of every year for the WCDSB is the release of the Director’s Annual Report.

Every school board in the province is required to produce such a report, and ours is always a comprehensive and wide-ranging look back at the previous year’s many accomplishments.

More than perhaps anything else we produce, it provides a multi-faceted illustration of what we mean when we say our schools are “Heart of the Community”.

You can view the report here: https://annual.wcdsb.ca/

December 15th, 2020|

WCDSB Board Meeting Bulletin — December 2020

Meetings

Inaugural Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Monday, December 7, 2020 – Meeting Agenda Package

Public Board Meeting

Monday, December 14, 2020 — Meeting Agenda Package

Highlights

Election of Chair and Vice Chair

On December 7, 2020, the Board of Trustees elected Waterloo / Woolwich / Wellesley Trustee Melanie Van Alphen as Chair of the Board, and Waterloo / Woolwich / Wellesley Trustee Jeanne Gravelle as Vice-Chair of the Board.

The Board of Trustees is comprised of the following representatives:

  • Bill Conway (Cambridge / North Dumfries) – Past Chair
  • Manuel da Silva (Cambridge / North Dumfries)
  • Kevin Dupuis (Kitchener / Wilmot)
  • Jeanne Gravelle (Waterloo / Wellesley / Woolwich) – Vice-Chair
  • Wendy Price (Cambridge / North Dumfries)
  • Greg Reitzel (Kitchener / Wilmot)
  • Brian Schmalz (Kitchener / Wilmot)
  • Melanie Van Alphen (Waterloo / Wellesley / Woolwich) – Chair
  • Tracey Weiler (Kitchener / Wilmot)
  • Abby Barbosa and Kate Morrison (Student Trustees)

FSL Program Update

English-language school boards in Ontario are required to provide students with a minimum of 600 hours of French instructional hours by the end of elementary school. In Secondary, one FSL credit (110 hours) is compulsory for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). A second FSL course can be counted towards the compulsory credits required for the OSSD. The Waterloo Catholic District School Board currently offers four program options for French as a Second Language:

  • Core French
  • Intensive French
  • Advanced Placement (AP) French
  • French Immersion

Unfortunately, like other school boards across Ontario the WCDSB has continued to be impacted by the province wide FSL labour market shortage. That pressure, coupled with the impacts of COVID-19, has made the past year quite challenging.

Despite that, our French Immersion program continues to grow. We opened a new FI site in September at St. Peter CES, and our FI Review Committee has begun to meet. The following factors are to be re-confirmed or addressed in this review:

  • Elementary school organization (i.e., grade structure, single track, dual track)
  • Grade 1 entry point
  • Approach to Grade 1 application for FI
  • Attendance of siblings in FI schools
  • Impact of transportation, as it relates to school organization
  • Establish strategy for delivery of FI courses for grades 9 to 12 to meet secondary FI certificate requirements
  • Review and confirm criteria for selecting new elementary FI location(s)
  • Identify areas of future consideration for new elementary FI location(s)
  • Establish criteria for selecting new secondary FI location(s)

The report begins on page 23 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Equity Action Plan Report

The Ministry of Education has made a commitment to every student in the province of Ontario that regardless of ‘ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, physical and intellectual ability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or other factors’, all students should be able to access the curriculum, feel safe at school, and have a sense of belonging.

Accordingly, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s (WCDSB) vision commits us to being the “heart of the community”, offering “success for each and a place for all.” In support of our vision, the current theme of our three-year pastoral plan is “Gathered to Become: All of one in Christ Jesus.”

At WCDSB, our Equity Committee works to build educator capacity to serve all students and assist in removing identified barriers to success. We employ a lens of liberation theology with a strong emphasis on the social teaching of preferential option for the poor. This involves empowering students and their families to advocate for change so that they may not just survive but thrive in our school communities.

Our work is guided by the four priority areas of the Ontario Education Equity Action Plan:

  • School and classroom practices
  • Leadership, governance, and human resource practices
  • Data collection, integration, and reporting
  • Organizational culture change

With the harmonization of several working committees and planning tables – equity, well-being, pastoral – we continue to work together to achieve our goal of removing barriers to student success and well-being in Waterloo Catholic.

The report begins on page 27 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Update on WCDSB COVID Education Delivery Plan

At the current time, the schools of Waterloo Catholic are engaged in learning in our new pandemic reality. Our staff, students and parents have been introduced to a new way of experiencing learning both in our face-to-face learning environment, or in the virtual environment of St. Isidore. As reported in November, our numbers remain relatively stable with approximately 4,187 students learning virtually and 19,900 students learning face-to-face. Thus, at this point approximately 17% of our total student population has opted for the virtual learning environment. We do have some families requesting to move back to face-to-face and where that can be accommodated without being overly disruptive to the local school’s organization, we are endeavoring to honour those requests.

An important recent development involves our large International Education program. On November 13th, the province of Ontario was given permission by the federal government to welcome international students. At that time, each board was required to obtain individual approval from the Ministry, based on a comprehensive submission and an attestation of readiness. On November 24th we were informed that WCDSB is now on the list of boards approved to again welcome international education students.

Meanwhile, we are currently experiencing from 5-10 positive COVID-19 cases a week in our schools, but in virtually all situations, the reality continues to be that the positive case runs its course, with very few instances of any transmission. We have had since re-opening the school system five limited outbreaks, all of which were quickly resolved. This is a strong indication that all our protocols are working. Outbreaks are followed by an Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Assessment by Region of Waterloo Public Heath, and the results have been quite strong in all cases.

Health and safety remain our primary concern and motivator, as the COVID-19 situation in Waterloo Region continues to evolve.

The report begins on page 39 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Student Trustees Update

Student Trustees Abby Barbosa and Kate Morrison presented their monthly update – covering activities in WCDSB’s secondary schools. It is available beginning on page 44 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Upcoming Board Meetings

Committee of the Whole Board Meeting

Monday, January 11, 2021

Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre

Regular Public Board Meeting

Monday, January 25, 2021

Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 48 schools and four adult education facilities, serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary, and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 184-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

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December 15th, 2020|

Upcoming “Virtual” Board Meeting – Monday, December 14, 2020

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. — Monday, December 14, 2020.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be streamed live on Youtube:

WATCH HERE

Meeting Agenda

General Information About WCDSB Board Meetings

Information About the Board of Trustees

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 48 schools and five adult education facilities serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 184-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

December 11th, 2020|

Plumber – Licenced

Job Posting Number: UNIFOR2020-07 Plumber (Licenced)

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the successful candidate will complete the following duties:

Duties:

  • Maintenance of all systems related to plumbing system, fixtures and components, e.g. hot water heating, cooling, and domestic water systems.
  • Installation of new equipment and alterations to existing equipment and systems.
  • Locate and mark positions for connections and fixtures.
  • Repair and maintain water treatment equipment, piping, and controls.
  • Install, repair, and maintain sinks and toilets.
  • Test pipe systems and fixtures for leaks.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance service on plumbing systems and fixtures.
  • Complete and submit regulation paperwork, e.g. backflow testing.
  • Review building plans and specifications to determine the layout for plumbing and related materials.
  • Maintain all building codes, installation requirements and relevant legislation.
  • Ensure all installations, repairs and maintenance meet environmental protection requirements.
  • Provide emergency service as required during or after regular working hours.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades
  • Certification of Qualifications as Plumber (Gas Technician II certification an asset)
  • Must demonstrate ability to troubleshoot plumbing issues.
  • Physically capable of performing the duties as outlines above while working with regulated substances and confined space situations.
  • Minimum three (3) years related experience as journeyman plumber.
  • Demonstrate ability to read plans, specifications, blueprints, and manufacturers’ literature.
  • Must have working knowledge of W.H.M.I.S. 2015 system and safe handling of hazardous materials.
  • Hold and provide proof of a valid MTO Class G driver license with a safe driving record.
  • Must be self-motivated, safety conscious, have excellent interpersonal and strong organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment with minimum supervision.
  • Good computer skills required.

Salary Range: 32.36 per hour in accordance with the UNIFOR Collective Agreement, plus full benefit package and OMERS Pension Plan

Hours of Work: Permanent full time: 40 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

Location(s): Facility Services (480 Dutton Dr) Service to schools in Waterloo Region

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.

Applicants must attach all required documentation required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

External applicants: applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca  while the internal applicants must apply via internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca  Please include your first name, last name and posting number (provided above) in the subject line. Further information on the application process can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm January 8th, 2021

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours. Please use one method of application only.

This is a non-denominational equal opportunity position.

If you require a disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to provide your contact information.

 

 

December 10th, 2020|

Psychology Consultant

APSSP 2020-15

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board with a total student population of 23,000, provides services to students in 52 schools (J.K. to Grade 12) across the Waterloo Region.  As a member of the Student Services Team, you will provide assessment and recommendations for students with a broad range of issues.  The position involves consultation with students, principals, teachers, parents and community agencies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in psychology
  • Registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario having the authority to perform the controlled act of diagnosis autonomously and ‘school psychology’ as a declared area of competency with the College
  • Evidence of experience in psychoeducational assessment and consultation
  • Ability/attitude to be a positive, contributing member of a multidisciplinary team within a number of school settings
  • Must possess a valid driver’s licence and be able to use own vehicle

Desirable Assets:

  • Experience in an educational setting and knowledgeable in another language
  • Participation in ongoing professional/leadership development activities
  • Familiarity with a wide range of special education programs and services
  • Knowledge and experience in providing consultation with teachers, administrators and parents on the intellectual, academic, social and emotional development of students

Applications:

A letter of application quoting the file number below, a complete and up-to-date personal resume or curriculum vitae.

Documentation to support the qualifications and assets identified above.

SALARY RANGE: $60,344. – 92,791 per year based on 194 school days per year and evaluation of years of experience in accordance with the provisions of the APSSP Collective Agreement.

Hours of Work:  Permanent full time

Location(s):  Catholic Education Centre – 35 Weber Street West, Unit A, Kitchener, Ontario

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter. Applicants must attach diplomas/certificates required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

Applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca  for external applicants and internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca   for internal applicants.  Please include your first name, last name and posting number (provided above) in the subject line. Further information on the application process can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

Applications will be accepted until December 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours. Please use one method of application only.

This is a non-denominational equal opportunity position.

The successful candidate will need to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background Check.  For further information refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

December 10th, 2020|

Equity Officer

Job Posting Number   PASS 2020-14

 Reporting to the Director of Education, the Equity Officer supports the implementation of the Board’s Equity Action Plan and Multi-Year Strategic Plan, performs audits of policies and procedures, designs and implements training, and conducts consultations with key stakeholders to support the development and implementation of programs to support the wellbeing and success of students and staff who represent equity-seeking groups.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the implementation of the Equity Action Plan
  • Design, develop and implement equity training for staff and new hire orientation
  • Conduct community consultations with key stakeholders to support the development and implementation of programs to support the wellbeing and success of students and staff who represent equity-seeking groups.
  • Identify and address systemic issues and gaps related to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI);
  • Make research-informed recommendations to the Director of Education and senior team leaders to ensure the effectiveness and enhancement of strategies and programs that advance inclusion.
  • Develop and implement policies and guidelines on matters related to EDI that will bring best practices into the organization as well as ensure compliance with legislation such as Ontario Human Rights Code
  • Assist with diversity analytics, including benchmarking, tracking metrics, analyzing and generating diversity reporting for various audiences to highlight trends and demonstrate impact of Board programs and initiatives
  • Support recruitment and employee retention, make recommendations to identify barriers to employment and provide recommendation to either eliminate or modify policies, practices and systems that hinder retention, development and advancement of under-represented groups

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experiences and Qualifications for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • University degree in a related field (e.g. Human Rights/Equity, Social Sciences, Public Administration, Social Work);
  • Lived experience as a member of an equity-seeking group;
  • Demonstrated leadership in working with historically oppressed communities, navigating institutional resistance and leading equity and anti-oppression work and/or demonstrated experience influencing positive change in the field of equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity, preferably within a comparable organizational structure;
  • Demonstrated experience working with senior-level leadership in creating, leading, and monitoring organizational change;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, facilitation and mediation skills. Collaborative and team-oriented leadership style;
  • A thorough understanding of issues related to accessibility, culture, disability, diversity, equity, faith, gender, Indigeneity, race, spirituality, their intersections, and protected grounds as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and any other relevant legislation; and
  • Highly proficient computer skills.

Salary Range: $77,148-90,766 Grid Level 7 of Professional & Administrative Support Staff Terms of Employment.

*NB: Placement on salary grid done in accordance with provisions outlined in the PASS (Professional and Administrative Support Staff) Terms of Employment.

Location(s):  Catholic Education Centre – 35 Weber St., Kitchener, ON.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.

Applicants must attach all required documentation required for this position to the resume to be considered a candidate for the position.

External applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca.  Internal applicants must apply via internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca  Please include your first name, last name and posting number (provided above) in the subject line. Further information on the application process can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

Applications will be accepted until January 8, 2021

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups. Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours. Please use one method of application only.

This is a non-denominational equal opportunity position.

The successful candidate will need to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background Check.  For further information refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

 

December 10th, 2020|

WCDSB Trustees Elect Chair and Vice-Chair

Waterloo Region, ON – The Board of Trustees of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board has elected Waterloo / Woolwich / Wellesley Trustee Melanie Van Alphen as Chair of the Board, and Waterloo / Woolwich / Wellesley Trustee Jeanne Gravelle as Vice-Chair of the Board. The meeting was held Monday, December 7, 2020.

The Board of Trustees is comprised of the following representatives:

Bill Conway (Cambridge / North Dumfries) – Past Chair

Manuel da Silva (Cambridge / North Dumfries)

Kevin Dupuis (Kitchener / Wilmot)

Jeanne Gravelle (Waterloo / Wellesley / Woolwich) — Vice-Chair

Wendy Price (Cambridge / North Dumfries)

Greg Reitzel (Kitchener / Wilmot)

Brian Schmalz (Kitchener / Wilmot)

Melanie Van Alphen (Waterloo / Wellesley / Woolwich) – Chair

Tracey Weiler (Kitchener / Wilmot)

Abby Barbosa  and Kate Morrison are the Student Trustees.

Detailed information about the Board of Trustees – including contact information, board agendas and minutes and board policies is available by clicking —–> HERE … Then click the “Our Governance” link.

December 8th, 2020|

Upcoming “Virtual” Board Meeting – Monday, December 7, 2020

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees (Board Inaugural Meeting) is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. — Monday, December 7, 2020.

As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, this meeting will be streamed live on Youtube:

WATCH HERE

Meeting Agenda

General Information About WCDSB Board Meetings

Information About the Board of Trustees

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 48 schools and five adult education facilities serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 184-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

December 3rd, 2020|
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