Friday, Nov. 4, 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians;
In addition to following the status of the labour disruption involving Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Near North District School Board (NNDSB) has been in regular contact with our open schools, evaluating the feasibility of maintaining in-person learning.
After communicating with principals and vice-principals and consulting with the board’s facilities department, NNDSB has determined it is unable to meet the health and safety requirements for all students while the services of CUPE members are withdrawn.
All NNDSB schools will be closed to in-person learning as of Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, except special education classes in secondary schools that were open Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 (Parry Sound High School, Almaguin Highlands Secondary School, West Ferris Secondary School, Chippewa Secondary School). We are sending this message out as early as possible so families may make arrangements for alternative childcare.
In order to support its highest needs students, NNDSB will make efforts to re-open elementary special education classes beginning Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, with more information to come from these schools on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022.
Schools will communicate on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022 about at-home learning for students, and how families can support their child(ren).
NNDSB’s website has a new icon that directs families and stakeholders to a labour disruptions news page. It includes resources to support families and all communications that have been issued related to the disruption.
Should the labour disruption be settled over the weekend, additional information will be sent to families.
We understand this labour action is challenging to families and appreciate your understanding as we navigate it together.
Near North District School Board