Join us for our Fall General Meeting!

Date: Saturday, October 22
Place: The Water Tower Inn, Sault Ste Marie
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

A complimentary delicious breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m. with business to begin at 9:30 a.m. We hope that you will join us to find out what’s new in education, set our yearly budget, ask questions, meet new colleagues, and win some prizes!

RSVP HERE no later than October 12 at 5:00 p.m. We kindly ask that you RSVP in advance for food planning purposes.

Motions to ETFO Annual Meeting
According to our constitution, those wanting to submit motions to the Federation’s Annual Meeting in August 2023 must forward them to the Local Executive two weeks prior to the Local’s Fall General Meeting. Please submit any proposed motions to Ryan no later than Saturday, October 8 at 5:00 p.m.

Mileage & Accommodation Reimbursements
Members travelling from out-of-town and whose home postal code does not begin with P6A, P6B, or P6C will be provided with a round-trip mileage reimbursement of 25 cents/km. Additionally, members travelling in excess of 150 km one-way to reach Sault Ste. Marie will be eligible for a $100 reimbursement toward overnight accommodation costs. If you require accommodation reimbursement, please contact Sue Geick () who will be happy to assist you.

Will you have little ones in your care? Please know that they are more than welcome to join us — just let us know!

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Paid Mandatory H&S Training

ADSB occasional teachers must complete mandatory health & safety training, and you have likely received an email from the Board outlining the requirements.  Please complete the online training via your Employee Portal > Courses Online > Courses. 

You will be paid for a half-day if you complete the training by the deadline of September 30, 2022

The Board can see who has completed the training, so neither timesheets nor the printing of completion certificates are not required.  Please refer to your Board email for more information.

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Call for Standing Committees

We’re looking for individuals who are interested in volunteering some time and taking a more active role in our union! Apply today for one of our yearly standing committees:

  • Professional Learning
  • Equity & Status of Women
  • Member Engagement

Applications will be accepted until Thursday, Sept 8 at 5:00 pm.

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Intent to Remain Forms

Intent to Remain Forms must be completed and submitted via the Employee Portal no later than May 31.

The Board will remove anyone who has not completed this annual requirement from the Occasional Teacher Roster.

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Soo Greyhounds Discount

Soo Greyhounds is offering special discounted tickets to ADSB staff, students, and families for remaining regular season games.

Please view the flyer for details. If you have any questions, please contact the Soo Greyhounds at 705-253-5976.

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2022 Spring Annual Meeting

Saturday, May 7
Breakfast at 9:00 a.m., business to follow
The Water Tower Inn, SSM

AOTL members are invited to join us at 9:00 for a complimentary breakfast and socializing, followed by business. Mileage and an accommodation subsidy will be provided to out-of-town members. Everyone who attends will be eligible to win a free AQ course!

Please RSVP here.

Proposed constitution amendments have been distributed to members via personal email.

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AOTL Stands with Ukraine

The ETFO Provincial Executive made a decision to donate $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross for the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis.

In the last 24 hours, locals have donated more than $20,000. AOTL has proudly supported this worthy cause by placing a $250 donation that will be matched by the Provincial body.

Update: As of March 4, ETFO and its locals have committed to donating over $94,000.

You can make a personal donation to the Canadian Red Cross here.

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Payroll Deadlines

The ADSB Payroll Office wishes to remind you that the timesheet submission schedule for the Christmas shutdown December 20-31 inclusive is as follows:

Pay PeriodDate RangeSubmission Deadline to Payroll OfficeRegular Scheduled Pay DateLate Timesheet Pay Date
202109Dec 2-15NOON
Wed Dec 15
Dec 29Jan 12
202110Dec 16-29END OF DAY
Fri Dec 17
Jan 12Jan 26
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Call for Audit Committee

The Local is looking for two members to join the 2021 Audit Committee. Committee members meet for 2-3 hours in July to review and audit the 2020-2021 fiscal records. For their time, committee members will receive a half-day of release pay in September.

To apply, please email Ryan Geick () and briefly outline your suitability for this position. The application window is now closed.

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