Check In, April 3rd, 2018

Good morning County! I hope you had a restful Easter weekend.

As a high school teacher, the Easter break was always fairly significant for me in that it marked the 2nd to last milestone on the way to the end of the year. It was always between the Easter break and the May long weekend when I found a nice long stretch of classroom time where I could get a good flow going with my students. It was also probably one of my busiest times of the year. Just a friendly reminder to keep an eye on your own “energy reserves” as best you can over the coming weeks.

Speaking of busy, it is the time of year when teachers’ minds often turn to the evaluation process and to staffing. Just a quick reminder that, as of now, nothing has changed as far as the processes are concerned. Teachers will continue to be evaluated by their immediate supervisor, and the dates of the rounds have not changed. We will be keeping you updated as we get information, and HR will undoubtedly be informing principals as the process moves forward.

Speaking of jobs, the Regional Economic Welfare Committee is planning a session on how the contract process works coming up on May 10th. If you are interested in finding out more. Click on the following link.

May 10 Term, Probationary Contracts, Teacher Placement Process

As well, plans for the annual retirement celebration are well underway, thanks to our Social Wellness Committee. This year’s celebration will be at the Delta Halifax on June 10th. For more information, check out this week’s “Short snappers” page.

Finally, the election of our next Provincial Executive position is fast approaching. If you wish to find out more about the candidates, check out their answers to some questions posed to them via our nominations committee. They will all be addressing the general local meeting on April 11th, and will have an opportunity there as well to answer questions. Good luck to all three and thanks for putting your names forward.

That’s it for today, County. Have a great week!


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