Can I be requested and pre-booked for a specific assignment?

Generally speaking, a principal or office admin may “manually fill” you into an assignment (thereby bypassing the call-out system) only if you are being asked to return for the regular teacher in the same assignment for consecutive days.  You will receive an email from Easy Connect confirming the assignment.

If you are asked to return for the same teacher on the next day, it is a best practice to ask the principal or office admin to enter the assignment into Easy Connect as soon as possible.  Doing so will prevent the system from calling you for the following day(s), and your name will stay near the top of the call-out order for future assignments.

In what order does Easy Connect call OTs for daily assignments?

The call-out system is designed to provide our members equitable opportunity to work, so when offering an assignment, the member who was offered work furthest in the past is the first member called.

Members are called with regard to qualification, so when the system is offering a Primary assignment, it will first contact those who are Primary-qualified before those who are simply willing to teach Primary.

It’s helpful to think of the call-out order as a list of our members from which the person at the top receives an offer of work.  Once an offer is made to you, your name moves to the bottom of the list and cycles upward again as other members receive offers of work.

What time does call-out occur?

Same-day assignments: Call-out occurs Monday to Friday from 6:30 AM to 12 noon.  Easy Connect will call a contact every 3 minutes.  *n.b. We are piloting at 6:00 AM call-out start time until March 30, 2024.

Future-day assignments: Call-out occurs Sunday to Thursday from 5:00 PM (4:30 PM for French assignments) to 8:00 PM.  Easy Connect will call a contact every 5 minutes.