Dear Parents / Caregivers,

Due to ongoing job action undertaken by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) — and the teacher supervision requirements associated with the Faith in Action Elementary Skills Challenge Days — the Skills events scheduled for March 4th and March 5th, 2020 at Conestoga College have been cancelled/postponed.

The school board is currently looking at alternatives to the original event and will communicate these with schools as they become available.

As a school system that places a high emphasis on innovation and experiential learning we are very proud of the preparation students have done up to this point and are encouraged that the skills they have built will continue to be applied in their classes and beyond.

We also thank you for the support you – as our partners in education – have offered the students in terms of volunteer driving and supervision during the many workshops that have already occurred.

While students, parents, and staff are bound to be disappointed with the cancellation of this year’s Faith in Action Skills Challenge, we thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through challenging times.

We continue to remain hopeful for a fair, negotiated resolution to the current labour disruption and the WCDSB Skills Team continues to look for innovative ways to keep our students engaged in their learning.