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2022-2023 Budget Survey

We would like your input for the 2022-2023 budget.

The purpose of this brief budget survey is to gain feedback from stakeholders with respect to Board priorities. While we cannot accommodate all requests, we do want to know what is important to stakeholders which will help guide our decisions.

https://wcdsb.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1zfzfNdBBpZJjMO

 

February 28th, 2022|

Ontario Teachers’ Federation – Online Learning Survey

RESEARCHER INVITES PARENTS AND STUDENTS TO COMPLETE SURVEY ABOUT ONLINE LEARNING IN ONTARIO’S PUBLICLY FUNDED SCHOOLS

Dear parents, guardians, and caregivers,

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. The survey is one component of an evaluation to explore the current and future implications of online/virtual teaching and learning in the K-12 educational context in Ontario.

The Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) has commissioned this external evaluation and will support its implementation at arm’s length. In phase one of the project, we facilitated focus groups with parents who shared their experiences and insights. We used this invaluable information to design a survey that reflects respondents’ collective experiences especially in relation to learning and well-being.

Now, in phase two of the project, we are circulating the survey across Ontario and inviting you to share your lived experiences, perspectives and insights by participating in the online survey. Your responses to the survey as a parent/guardian/caregiver will help us gather further meaningful information about the implications of online/virtual teaching and learning. We are also inviting you to share the student version of the survey with your child/children in order to learn about what online/virtual learning has been like for students in Ontario.

The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, depending on the length of your open-ended responses. The student survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete, depending on your child/children’s age/ages.

Please note that the deadline for completion of the surveys is March 1, 2022. Please also note the following:

  • Participation is completely voluntary.
  • You and your child/children may choose to end your participation at any time.
  • You and your child/children may choose to skip ANY question that you prefer not to answer.
  • One or more questions may trigger an emotional response or resurface a difficult experience. If you and your child/children require counselling or support, please connect with a medical professional.
  • All of your responses will remain anonymous.
  • Any identifying information will be removed from the completed surveys.
  • The data will only be accessible to the research team.

To participate in the parent/guardian/caregiver survey, please click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FW66K2D  

If you agree to their participation and your child/children is/are in GRADES 5-8 , please click on the following link in order for your child/children to complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FCSY97W

If you agree to their participation and your child/children is/are in GRADES 9-12 , please click on the following link in order for your child/children to complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3LF29YS

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Lisa Bayrami (lead researcher) via email info@lisabayrami.com or phone (416) 722-9050.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and for considering the invitation to participate.

Sincerely, Lisa Bayrami and the Research Team

February 28th, 2022|

WCDSB’s Denise Francis Accepts Lt. Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Black Heritage Project

On February 24, 2022, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and John Ecker, Chair of the Ontario Heritage Trust, presented projects and individuals who made exceptional contributions to heritage conservation with the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards. The ceremony was held virtually.

Created in 2006, the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards are annual juried awards administered by the Ontario Heritage Trust to recognize remarkable achievements in heritage conservation across the province. These inspirational achievements signal the important role that heritage conservation plays in Ontario’s communities.

Accepting the award for the Freedom Project at Heritage Hall by the Guelph Black Heritage Society, was the Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s Denise Francis. Denise serves as GBHS president.

The “Freedom Project” was an extensive renovation, conservation and restoration of the Heritage Hall (originally known as the British Methodist Episcopal Church). The Heritage Hall was built in 1880 by formerly enslaved Black individuals and their descendants who came to Canada from the United States via the “underground railroad”.

The project included an addition, which provides universal accessibility, and was designed as a sustainable building, using recycled materials where possible, looking for sustainability improvements during the building process, and prioritizing energy efficiency.

In addition, the project features a pollinator garden at the front of the building. The Norwood Francis Memorial Garden (named for Denise’s late father) features native, pollinator-friendly plants. Pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, are negatively impacted by habitat loss and fragmentation, which is especially relevant in areas like southern Ontario, with large amounts of agricultural and city development.

As our #WCDSBAwesome @WCDSBNewswire schools continue celebrating Black History Month, we proudly congratulate Denise and the Guelph Black Heritage Society for this extraordinary accomplishment, and very well deserved recognition!

About the Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS)

About the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards

About Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools

February 25th, 2022|

SS 2022-01 Summer Student Facilities

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Job Posting

Summer Students

Job Posting Number: SS 2022-01 Summer Student Facilities

Maximum of 8 positions available (May 2 to September 2, 2022 based on operational needs)

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board serves over 30,000 learners and provides services to students in 50 schools (Kindergarten to Grade 12 and adult learners) across the Waterloo Region.

The Board conducts intentional recruitment and selection as it seeks to achieve a state of greater equity for employees and students and to diversify its workforce.

 

All qualified applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply and applicants may choose to indicate if they are from a group who has experienced racial or social discrimination.  Self-identification data will be used as a consideration in this posting.  Aggregate data will be stored anonymously to support improvements to the Board’s hiring processes.

 

Responsibilities:

The duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Grounds maintenance including cutting, trimming, reseeding/sodding and rotor tilling
  • Plant bed maintenance including weeding, edging, mulching, trimming and pruning of plant material
  • Tree maintenance including trimming, pruning and removal of branches
  • Operate grounds care equipment: push mowers, leaf blowers and gas-powered line trimmers
  • Loading/delivery/unloading of school goods/equipment/furniture in accordance with established procedures & protocols
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution and provide proof of enrollment
  • Must hold and provide proof of a valid G Class licence & provide a current driver’s abstract.
  • Ability to perform physical labour
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Experience in moving/delivery of large items
  • Successful candidates will be required to wear protective clothing including, but not limited to long pants, CSA approved safety footwear and potentially eyewear regardless of the weather conditions

Salary:  $15.00 – 15.50 per hour

Hours of Work:  Full-time day shift positions Monday to Friday (40 hours per week)

Location(s): Waterloo Region

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

Application Process:

In the application process, identify your qualifications and abilities, such as relevant experience to perform the duties of this job.  Include your resume, and covering letter in your application.

 

External Applicants

External Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at: https://wcdsb.simplication.com.  For ApplytoEducation assistance, please contact 1-877-900-5627 (Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm EST.)

 

Internal Applicants

Internal applicants must submit a resume via internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca.

Include your first and last name and the posting number (provided above) in the subject line.

Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Detailed information on the application process can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

Applications will be accepted until March 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm

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.

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.

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.

February 25th, 2022|

Upcoming Meeting of the Board of Trustees

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. — Monday, February 28, 2022, at the Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre. Masking and physical distancing guidelines remain in effect.

Agenda:

Public Board Meeting

Other Information:

General Information About WCDSB Board Meetings

Information About the Board of Trustees

(Agenda files can be large. If you are experiencing issues downloading a file, right click on the link and choose “Save Target As…”.)

February 25th, 2022|

Classroom Supervisor

Job Posting

Classroom Supervisor

AC-2022-046

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board serves over 38,000 learners and provides services to students in 50 schools (Kindergarten to Grade 12 and adult learners) across the Waterloo Region.

The Board conducts intentional recruitment and selection as it seeks to achieve a state of greater equity for employees and students and to diversify its workforce.

All qualified applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply and applicants may choose to indicate if they are from a group who has experienced racial or social discrimination.  Self-identification data will be used as a consideration in this posting.  Aggregate data will be stored anonymously to support improvements to the Board’s hiring processes.

 

General Description of Duties:

  • Ensure the safe and secure supervision of students in elementary or secondary classes in the event of a teacher absence.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Baptismal Certificate confirming a Roman Catholic baptism.
  • Canadian citizen with Social Insurance Number or valid work permit to be eligible to work in Canada.

 

Desirable Assets:

  • Experience working with and supervising children (ages 3-18)
  • Ability to communicate in a sensitive, courteous manner with students, parents, and staff;
  • Ability to work as a team player;
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification.

 

Note:

Individuals graduating from a Faculty of Education in the spring of 2022 will not be considered through application to this posting and should not apply to it. Such candidates may apply to a posting for certified Daily Occasional Teachers and Spring 2022 graduates on Apply to Education.

 

Hourly Rate:  $23.46 per hour

Hours of Work: 6 hours per day with a 40 minute unpaid lunch.  Shifts begin 15 minutes prior to a school’s bell time.  Bell times are available at Our Catholic Schools – Waterloo Catholic District School Board (wcdsb.ca)

 

Application Submission:

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter to:
Catherine.Wendling@wcdsb.ca

Applications will be accepted until March 3, 2022 at 4:00pm

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

February 24th, 2022|

Elementary Principal Pool

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Job Posting

Elementary Principal Pool

ADMIN 2022-01

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board with a total student population of over 36,000, provides services to students in 50 schools (Kindergarten to Grade 12) across the Waterloo Region.

The Board conducts intentional recruitment and selection as it seeks to achieve a state of greater equity for employees and students and to diversify its workforce.

All qualified applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply and applicants may choose to indicate if they are from a group who has experienced racial or social discrimination.  Self-identification data will be used as a consideration in this posting.  Aggregate data will be stored anonymously to support improvements to the Board’s hiring processes.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Hold a current Certificate of Qualification with the Ontario College of Teachers.
  • Part 1 of the Ontario Principal’s Qualification Program (PQP) and completion of Part 2 of the PQP or commitment to complete by September 1, 2023.
  • Hold Religious Education Certificate, Part I or a Letter of Equivalency from OECTA Provincial/OCSTA.
  • Demonstrated successful teaching experience.
  • Have developed a professional portfolio tied to the Catholic School Level Leadership Framework that demonstrates a transformation of lifelong learning experience(s) to teaching and learning practices.
  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving greater equity for all students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering innovation to improve student engagement and achievement.

Desirable Assets:

  • Have received certification or enrolled in the Board’s Catholic Leadership Development Program
  • Master’s degree
  • Evidence of a clear understanding of the purpose and nature of leadership experiences in a Catholic School and in a variety of other settings
  • Have a good knowledge of special education policies and procedures 

Application Process:

Internal applicants must apply via internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca.  Please include your first and last name and the posting number (provided above) in the e-mail subject line.

External Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at:  https://wcdsb.simplication.com

Applytoeducation assistance, contact 1-877-900-5627 (Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm EST.)

 

Please ensure all documentation required is submitted.  Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Applications must include:

  • A letter of application quoting the above posting number
  • A complete and up-to-date personal resume or curriculum vitae
  • A copy of the candidate’s most recent Teacher Performance Appraisal or Principal Performance Appraisal.
  • Letters of reference from a minimum of two individuals who can provide a current professional reference (one must be the candidate’s current supervisor/principal).If a current supervisor cannot be provided, please indicate why.Additional references are welcome, including from community work.
  • A current satisfactory pastoral reference dated within the last 12 months.The form can be found at https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Documentation to support the qualifications and assets identified above including a copy of your current Certification of Qualification

 

 

Applicants are invited to a 30 minute Teams session for Q&As regarding the posting process on March 1, 2022 at 4pm.  Please email  lisa.legault@wcdsb.ca  attend.

 

Applications will be accepted until 4pm on March 18, 2022.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate in 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 may 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.

February 22nd, 2022|

#WCDSBPetWeek is Coming!

February 21 to 25, 2022 is #WCDSBPetWeek in Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools.

Throughout the week, we invite all students and staff to share on social media their pets, and how their pets are helping them cope with COVID-19.

If your family doesn’t have a real pet, please feel free to create a “virtual” pet and share that …. or share a favorite stuffy.

We are all #InThisTogether – and everyone can play!!

Watch our video!

Remember to use the hashtag #WCDSBPetWeek when you share.

And then check out www.wcdsb.ca/wcdsbpetweek frequently as all the posts are gathered!!

February 18th, 2022|

February 18 – SNOW DAY: All schools and sites are CLOSED and it will be a Remote Learning Day

February 18, 2022

Due to the current weather conditions ALL SCHOOL BUSES, TAXIS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION ROUTES operated by the Board are cancelled. All schools are CLOSED and it will be a Remote Learning Day. Students should visit their virtual classrooms for resources. All before and after school programs and child care centres co-located in schools are CLOSED.

February 18th, 2022|
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