Occasional Teaching in 2011-2012

Dear Colleague:

This email will confirm your continuance on the Elementary Occasional Teacher list for the 2011-2012 school year. If you are no longer available for Elementary Occasional teaching and wish your name removed from the Elementary Occasional Teacher list please email Kim Daymond at kim_daymond@wrdsb.on.ca.

Sometime in the beginning of the school year you will be directed to complete your annual offence declaration online using the Imenu portal (ECNO). Please watch for these instructions in Fall 2011. As this date can fluctuate, please refrain from contacting Human Resources/Subfinder to inquire on an exact date, once it is available it will be announced and will be very clear on your ECNO account.

In order to teach in Ontario your status must be ‘Good Standing’ with the Ontario College of Teachers. Should the Ontario College of Teachers inform us of a change in your status your name will be removed from SubFinder until such time that your status reflects ‘Good Standing’. You can review your status by logging onto the Ontario College of Teacher’s website at [ http://www.oct.ca/ ]http://www.oct.ca/

As a reminder, your Collective Agreement has the following article: 8.06 “An Occasional Teacher who has not accepted occasional teacher assignments that constitute a minimum of ten (10) full or half days of work prior to June 15th each school year will be notified by Human Resources by registered letter no later than June 30th that their name will be removed from the Elementary Occasional Teacher list effective September 1st.”

Please take a moment to review the attached procedure regarding severe weather days. We remind you that the required 2-hour notification for cancelled jobs due to severe weather will be via media announcement. A listing of the local radio stations appears on the procedure. If you are unavailable for a period of time or you are in either an LTO position or have a less than full time contract teaching position, it is your responsibility to use the available features in SubFinder to program your unavailability. Otherwise the system will continue to call you. Severe Weather for Occasional Staff

Please find attached a copy of the Subfinder System instructions for your reference. Please ensure you inform Human Resources in writing (via Waterworks to SF Operator) should you have any changes in your address, phone number, qualifications, or the schools that you are willing to accept occasional teaching assignments.

SubFinder Instructions Substitute 2011

Please do not reply to this email. Questions, concerns or changes should be directed to Kim Daymond at the email listed above.


Brian J. Driver
Manager Human Resources