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International Languages Instructor – Japanese Language

International Languages Instructor– Japanese Language  St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centre             

Posting # CE-2020-11

Applications for the position of a Language Instructor – Japanese Language are being accepted by the International Languages Program – Elementary for St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres.

IL Instructors support the language learning of each student in physical and remote environment.  They have responsibility related to the program, the students, the parents, the community, and the classroom.  The instructors must understand the concepts of equity and inclusiveness in the Canadian context.

Summary of Duties:

  • Supporting student learning, and supporting program success in the remote and physical environment;
  • Foster a safe and secure physical and virtual classroom environment;
  • Identify what students are expected to know and be able to do (learning goals) and what it looks like when they are successful (success criteria), and share this information effectively with students and parents;
  • Interact effectively with students using different technological tools in an organized and systematic way;
  • Explore new solutions, e-tools, platforms to engage all students in a real life, task based, relevant to student experience learning of the second language;
  • Be flexible and innovative while planning, conducting and managing virtual classroom;
  • Develop long and short-term lesson plans to meet the needs and program objectives in virtual and physical classroom environment;
  • Using the target language as the language of instruction and communication whenever possible;
  • Participating in staff meetings, educational conferences, instructor training workshops, and extracurricular cultural events and activities.
  • Collaborate with the school community, parents and other teachers to improve teaching methods, explore new and safe platforms and improve student wellbeing;

SKILLS:

  • Fluent in oral and written English and the language of instruction. (Japanese)
  • Ability to manage lessons with classes containing students of several ability levels.
  • Commitment to work effectively as a part of a team.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to deliver lessons in a fun and dynamic approach.

EDUCATION:

  • Degree in child development, elementary education, foreign language education strongly preferred.
  • Relevant teaching experience or appropriate related experience with elementary school-age children.
  • Teaching experience from other countries will be considered.
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada

 Location and Hours:

  • Currently online but at St Louis Main campus 80 Young St. Kitchener when we can return
  • 9:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Position is effective October 17, 2020 to June 12, 2021

 Salary Range:           

  • $26.70 per hour (plus vacation pay)

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.caPlease include your first and last name and the 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: October 13, 2020

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.

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.

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

September 30th, 2020|

Temporary Psych Consultant (Temporary Contract asap – June 25, 2021)

APSSP 2020-12

 

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:  Temporary 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 October 13, 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.

 

 

September 29th, 2020|

Important New Guidelines for Siblings of Ill Students

We have had a very good start to the school year so far, and our staff are doing a great job keeping our schools healthy, clean and safe.  All of our COVID safety protocols appear to be working and we are so grateful to all our staff and students.

Last Thursday (September 24th), Region of Waterloo Public Health updated the guidance and protocols involving school attendance for siblings of ill students.

PREVIOUSLY – any school-attending sibling(s) or parent(s) of ill students were required to “self-isolate” at home until their ill sibling / child had either received a negative COVID-19 test OR been cleared by a doctor to return to school — and were free of COVID-19 symptoms for 24 hours.

NOW — any school-attending sibling(s) or parent(s) of ill students are allowed to attend school so long as they are asymptomatic themselves and will rigorously “self-monitor” for the onset of COVID-19 symptoms. This means a sibling will NOT be sent home at the same time as a child who may not be feeling well. However, their ill sibling must still self-isolate until they have either received a negative COVID-19 test OR been cleared by a doctor to return to school – and are free of COVID-19 symptoms for 24 hours.

PLEASE NOTE — Symptomatic children or school staff who have a known exposure to a case of COVID-19 during their infectious period or have travelled in the past 14 days, (and their household contacts) must still self-isolate pending the test result of the symptomatic individual, and must not attend work or school until the symptomatic individual(s) receive a negative test.

We do want to continue maintaining safe and healthy learning environments for all our students, so we also encourage all families and individuals to use the Ontario government’s school screening tool, available at: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

The screening tool is also available on our WCDSB homepage at https://www.wcdsb.ca/

Please look for the yellow banner at the top of that page.

September 29th, 2020|

International Languages – Polish Language Instructor & Supply Instructor

International Languages – Polish Language Instructor & Supply Instructors

St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centre
Posting # CE-2020-09

Applications for the position of a Language Instructor – Polish Language and Supply Instructors are being accepted by the International Languages Program – Elementary for St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres.

IL Instructors support the language learning of each student in physical and remote environment. They have responsibility related to the program, the students, the parents, the community, and the classroom. The instructors must understand the concepts of equity and inclusiveness in the Canadian context.

Summary of Duties:
• Supporting student learning, and supporting program success in the remote and physical environment;
• Foster a safe and secure physical and virtual classroom environment;
• Identify what students are expected to know and be able to do (learning goals) and what it looks like when they are successful (success criteria), and share this information effectively with students and parents;
• Interact effectively with students using different technological tools in an organized and systematic way;
• Explore new solutions, e-tools, platforms to engage all students in a real life, task based, relevant to student experience learning of the second language;
• Be flexible and innovative while planning, conducting and managing virtual classroom;
• Develop long and short-term lesson plans to meet the needs and program objectives in virtual and physical classroom environment;
• Using the target language as the language of instruction and communication whenever possible;
• Participating in staff meetings, educational conferences, instructor training workshops, and extracurricular cultural events and activities.
• Collaborate with the school community, parents and other teachers to improve teaching methods, explore new and safe platforms and improve student wellbeing;

SKILLS:
• Fluent in oral and written English and the language of instruction.
• Ability to manage lessons with classes containing students of several ability levels.
• Commitment to work effectively as a part of a team.
• Demonstrated willingness and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
• Ability to deliver lessons in a fun and dynamic approach.

EDUCATION:
• Degree in child development, elementary education, foreign language education strongly preferred.
• Relevant teaching experience or appropriate related experience with elementary school-age children.
• Teaching experience from other countries will be considered.
• Must be eligible to work in Canada

Location and Hours:
• St. John CES 99 Strange St. Kitchener & Holy Spirit CES 15 Gatehouse Dr. Cambridge (Remote Currently)
• 9:00 am to 11:30 am
• Position is effective Sept.19, 2020 to June 12, 2021

Salary Range:
• $26.70 per hour (plus vacation pay)

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. Please include your first and last name and the 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: October 9, 2020

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.

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

September 29th, 2020|

International Languages – Tigrigna Language Instructor & Supply Instructors

International Languages – Tigrigna Language Instructor & Supply Instructors
St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centre
Posting # CE-2020-10

Applications for the position of a Language Instructor – Tigrigna Language and Supply Instructors are being
accepted by the International Languages Program – Elementary for St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing
Education Centres.

IL Instructors support the language learning of each student in physical and remote environment. They have
responsibility related to the program, the students, the parents, the community, and the classroom. The
instructors must understand the concepts of equity and inclusiveness in the Canadian context.

Summary of Duties:
• Supporting student learning, and supporting program success in the remote and physical environment;
• Foster a safe and secure physical and virtual classroom environment;
• Identify what students are expected to know and be able to do (learning goals) and what it looks like when
they are successful (success criteria), and share this information effectively with students and parents;
• Interact effectively with students using different technological tools in an organized and systematic way;
• Explore new solutions, e-tools, platforms to engage all students in a real life, task based, relevant to student
experience learning of the second language;
• Be flexible and innovative while planning, conducting and managing virtual classroom;
• Develop long and short-term lesson plans to meet the needs and program objectives in virtual and physical
classroom environment;
• Using the target language as the language of instruction and communication whenever possible;
• Participating in staff meetings, educational conferences, instructor training workshops, and extracurricular
cultural events and activities.
• Collaborate with the school community, parents and other teachers to improve teaching methods, explore
new and safe platforms and improve student wellbeing;

SKILLS:
• Fluent in oral and written English and the language of instruction.
• Ability to manage lessons with classes containing students of several ability levels.
• Commitment to work effectively as a part of a team.
• Demonstrated willingness and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
• Ability to deliver lessons in a fun and dynamic approach.

EDUCATION:
• Degree in child development, elementary education, foreign language education strongly preferred.
• Relevant teaching experience or appropriate related experience with elementary school-age children.
• Teaching experience from other countries will be considered.
• Must be eligible to work in Canada

Location and Hours:
• John Sweeney CES, 185 Activa Ave Kitchener (Remote Currently)
• 9:00 am to 11:30 am
• Position is effective Sept.19, 2020 to June 12, 2021

Salary Range:
• $26.70 per hour (plus vacation pay)

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. Please include your first and last name and
the 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: October 9, 2020

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.

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.

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

September 25th, 2020|

Upcoming Board Meeting – Monday, September 28, 2020

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. — Monday, September 28, 2020 — at the Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre.

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.

September 24th, 2020|

Daily Occasional Supply List Teachers – Certified Teachers and December 2020 graduates

(AC-2020-069)

 

At the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, we believe that preparing students today for the challenges of an ever-changing world is our highest priority and our reputation is proof that we work hard to accomplish this. In meeting the demands of today’s educational needs, we invite all interested Certified Teachers and December 2020 graduates to apply directly to the posting that can be found on Apply to Education website www.applytoeducation.com

 

Please note: Your graduation date (December 2020) should be clearly identified in your cover letter.

Listed below are the areas for which applications are currently being accepted for:


Elementary: All
Secondary: All

 

Minimum Requirements to be considered for daily occasional, long term occasional, and permanent teaching assignments:

  1. Cover letter and resume
  2. A complete Declaration of Commitment – available on our website: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  3. Copy of Roman Catholic baptismal certificate. A confirmation certificate from a Roman Catholic Church is sufficient ONLY if you were baptized in affiliation with a Christian denomination other than Roman Catholic
  4. Catholic Pastoral Reference form – found on our website https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  5. Two (2) professional academic references
  6. Ontario College of Teachers’ Certificate of Qualification
  7. Most recent teacher performance appraisal summative reports OR practice teaching reports (if applicable)

 

Minimum Requirements to be considered for daily occasional supply teaching assignments only:

  1. Cover letter and resume
  2. Copy of a Roman Catholic baptismal certificate from a Roman Catholic Church
  3. A complete Declaration of Commitment – available on our website: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  4. Two (2) professional academic references
  5. Ontario College of Teachers’ Certificate of Qualification
  6. Most recent teacher performance appraisal summative reports OR practice teaching reports (if applicable)

 

Application Process:

Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at: www.applytoeducation.com

A Complete Application Checklist for Teachers can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/wcdsb-complete-application-checklist-teachers/

All requested documents must be provided.

Please note: Incomplete applications are not considered for interview.

 

Applications and supporting documentation stating qualifications and teaching experience will be received until October 21st  at 4:00pm via website: www.applytoeducation.com.

 

Virtual interview session date TBD

Virtual orientation session date TBD

 

 

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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

September 21st, 2020|

Secondary School Credit Teachers and Supply Teachers – Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program

Secondary School Credit Teachers and Supply Teachers – Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program                                                                                              

St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centre                    

Posting Number: AC-2020-068 

Applications for the above teaching position at St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres are invited from all qualified and interested applicants. The Personal Support Worker Teacher(s) will be responsible to the Principal of St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres to teach the Personal Support Worker Program at St. Louis.

Course Codes: TPJ 3C, TPJ 4C, and TOJ 4C

General Description of Duties:

  • Developing lesson plans and delivering in-class component of Personal Support Worker credit courses
  • Developing course materials and curriculum content and ensure proper planning and follow up for the academic progress of all students
  • Identifying students’ individual learning needs and using a variety of instructional strategies
  • Evaluating the progress of students and discussing results with students
  • Creating reports of students’ performance and challenges, with recommendations for improvement
  • Facilitating Co-op component of Personal Support Worker course, including clinical supervision off campus
  • Working as part of a team to guide and further develop the PSW program
  • Participating in staff meetings 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse holding current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario

(However, Registered Nurses with a current Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Qualification and Senior teaching qualifications in the subject area, will be given preference)

  • Hold a current Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Qualification (If no candidates with an OCT apply, other candidates will be considered)
  • 3 years’ experience in Nursing
  • Preference given to those with experience in Long Term Care (LTC) and/or Community Nursing
  • Hold a valid driver’s license with access to a reliable vehicle 

Salary Level

  • Certified rate $44.01 per hour plus Stat and Vacation Pay
  • Uncertified rate $39.02 per hour, plus Stat and Vacation Pay 

Hours of Work: October 2020 – July 15, 2021  potential Day & Evening assignments

Location:        Main Campus – 80 Young St, Kitchener or 515 Langs Dr., Cambridge in-class and in LTC facilities or On-line 

Hours of Work:

Up to 35 hours per week

Anticipated Start Date: October 5, 2020 to July 15, 2021

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.  Applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca Please include your first and last name and the 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: October 5, 2020

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.

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.

The successful candidate will be required 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.

 

September 21st, 2020|

Lunch Hour Supervisor(s)

CUPE LOCAL 2512                                                                                                                                                                September 17, 2020 

Job Posting #C-2020-23

 

General Description of Duties:

Ensure the safety and security of students during the lunch period at Elementary and Secondary Schools.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or over;
  • Canadian citizen with Social Insurance Number or valid work permit to be eligible to work in Canada

Desirable Assets:

  • Experience working with children
  • Willingness to assume a wide variety of duties;
  • Ability to communicate in a sensitive, courteous manner with students, parents, staff and the general public;
  • Ability to work as a team player;
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification is an asset.

 

Hourly Rate: $21.98 to $23.23 per hour, Level 1 of CUPE employee salary grid

Hours of Work: The scheduled working hour is 1 hour between 11:00am to 1:30pm (according to school needs).

 

Current known School openings:

  • Holy Family CES
  • Our Lady of Fatima CES (C)
  • Agnes CES (W)
  • Agnes CES (W) (Temporary assignment)
  • Anne CES (C) (Temporary assignment)
  • Clements CES (Temporary assignment)
  • Dominic Savio CES (K) (Temporary assignment)
  • Nicholas CES (W)
  • St. Elizabeth CES (C) (1 new opening)
  • St. Daniel CES ( K) (1 new opening)

 

 

Weeks/Year: Approx. 42 weeks/year (September – June)

Effective Date: As soon as possible

Supply List: Schools are also recruiting for Lunch Hour Supervisor supply list. If you are interested, please follow the same application submission process.

 

Application Submission:

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter directly to the school of interest, to the attention of the Principal. For the list of Waterloo Catholic DSB Schools please follow the link below: https://www.wcdsb.ca/

 

Qualified and interested applicants can submit a resume outlining specific qualifications and abilities (such as relevant experience) to perform the duties of this job.

 

Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm on November 16, 2020.

 

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.

Successful candidates will be required 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.

 

 

September 17th, 2020|

Special Message from the Administrator Team at St. Isidore Virtual Learning School

Dear Parents and Care Givers, 

I am writing to provide you with an update regarding remote learning at St. Isidore K-12 Catholic Virtual Schools. First, I would like to take a moment to thank you for your patience as we work through this unprecedented task of creating an entire school for over 3000 students in just a few short weeks. We know you are anxious to have your children begin their online learning classes, and we are very eager to meet your children and begin building relationships with them to create vibrant learning communities. There are several items I would like to provide updates for. I know you have many questions, so hopefully this will help to address some of them. 

The sheer size of the school has created unanticipated challenges and as such we have had to adjust our start dates – BOTH elementary and secondary students will begin their classes on September 17th

Early next week your child’s teacher will make contact to introduce him or herself and to make sure your child is ready to begin learning on the 17th. At this time, the teacher will provide you with details regarding the learning platform to be used (D2L or Google Classroom) and well as some details regarding the class schedule.

All students should be prepared to attend learning from 8:30 to 3:00.

However, please rest assured that they will not be sitting in front of a computer for the entire time – there will be body breaks and recess/ lunch breaks as well as times to work independently, to engage with their peers and to speak 1:1 with the teacher. We are planning to vary the teaching and learning activities and routines to help students engage in their learning and be active partners in creating the learning environment. 

If, in the Board Return to School Survey, you indicated that your family needed a Chromebook, your home school will be in contact with you to arrange for you to borrow one from the school. Please watch for messages from the school regarding this process. Since the survey closed, you may have identified that you will need more support. Please contact your home school Administration as they will help arrange this for you.  

You may have seen in the news that the WCDSB is providing Elementary Student Learning Kits to all students in K-8. IF you would like one, please contact your home school to arrange to pick one up, as they were all delivered there.  

Finally, on behalf of our staff, we would like to continue to welcome you and your children to St. Isidore.  We are so excited to begin this journey together. There have been bumps in the road as we get things up and running, and I am sure there will be others along the way, but I believe that when we work together, when we support each other and keep your children’s education and wellness at our guide, that we can do great things together.   

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @IsidoreVirtual for up to date information. Our Web page will also be live soon! 

Peace and Blessings,  

Carla Santomero, Principal

Dawn Butson , Elementary Vice Principal

David Jaeger, Secondary Vice Principal  

 

September 11th, 2020|
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