Mar 072017
 

The following applications should be submitted to ESSB by the dates indicated below.

April 1st to ESSB:

  • PROGRESSIVE RETIREMENT PLAN
  • SABBATICAL LEAVES
  • PARTIAL LEAVES OF ABSENCE
  • FULL-TIME LEAVES OF ABSENCE (WITHOUT PAY)

April 15th to your principal:

ASSIGNMENT PREFERENCE

Within 5 days of job postings to ESSB:

VOLUNTARY TRANSFERS

Dec 112016
 

Dear ESSB teacher,

Once again this year, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider for the Eastern Shores School Board is Morneau Shepell.

Morneau Shepell is a leading EFAP service provider and offers a wide range of confidential and voluntary support services to assist you and your family with resolving everyday challenges, complex issues, and everything in- between. You and your immediate family have access to the EFAP at no cost.

Please remember that the EFAP is completely confidential within the limits of the law. No one, including Eastern Shores School Board, will ever know that you have used the service unless you choose to tell them.

What does your EFAP include?

  • Short-term Professional Counselling provides support for personal and emotional issues. Choose from a variety of delivery methods to best suit your comfort level and lifestyle including In-Person, Telephonic, E- Counselling, First Chat (instant online chat with a counsellor), Video, Text-based self-paced.
  • Family Support Services connects you with a Family Support Specialist for personalized assistance with family planning, parenting, childcare, eldercare, homecare support and more.
  • Legal Support Services provide consultation with professional lawyers to answer legal questions surrounding divorce, custody, adoption, real estate, debt, bankruptcy, landlord/tenant issues, and more.
  • Financial Support Services provide consultation with financial professionals to answer financial questions about budgeting, debt management, tax issues, and more.

The program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!!!

Call the Morneau Shepell Care Access Centre toll free at 1 (800) 387-4765;
Register and login to E-Counselling via workhealthlife.com, MorneauShepell.com or My EAP app.

Aug 162016
 

We sincerely hope that all teachers have had an enjoyable and restful summer break. ESTA would like to wish all teachers a successful and rewarding 2016-2017 academic year. As a reminder, here are the dates that youth sector teachers will return to work:

  • August 22: Baie Comeau, New Richmond, New Carlisle, Shigawake-Port Daniel, Gaspe Polyvalent, Gaspe Elementary, Belle Anse
  • August 24: Riverview, Fermont, Queen Elizabeth, Flemming
  • August 25: Escuminac, Grosse Ile, Metis Beach, Evergreen, St. Patrick’s
Feb 222016
 

Please be aware of the following important dates for ESSB teachers:

  • April 1: deadline for teachers to request progressive retirement plans
  • April 1: deadline for teachers to request sabbatical leaves
  • April 1: deadline to request leaves of absences without pay (partial or full-time) for 2016-2017. (NB. Teachers who do not renew their LOA are assumed to be returning full-time.)
  • A teacher requesting a re-evaluation of schooling for advancement in step on the salary scale must provide the documents before this date.
  • April 15: Teachers inform the school administration of their assignment preferences for the following school year.
Apr 082015
 

According to the Eastern Shores School Board and Eastern Shores Teachers Association local agreement’s clause 5-21.11 (d), teachers must inform the school administration of their assignment preferences for the following school year by April 15. Remember to exercise your right in writing by submitting your request to your administrator. Your administrator must respond to your request in writing. In the event that your request is denied, your administrator must give a reason why your request cannot be filled.

Feb 022014
 

The following applications should be submitted to ESSB by the dates indicated below.

April 1st to ESSB:

  • PROGRESSIVE RETIREMENT PLAN SABBATICAL LEAVES
  • PARTIAL LEAVES OF ABSENCE FULL-TIME LEAVES OF ABSENCE (WITHOUT PAY)

April 15th to your principal:

  • ASSIGNMENT PREFERENCE

Within 5 days of job postings to ESSB:

  • VOLUNTARY TRANSFERS
    (NOTE: Teachers are encouraged to send their preferences as soon as possible in anticipation that a position becomes available at a later date.) 
Jun 302012
 

Dear teachers:

I’d like to wish you all a restful and well-earned summer vacation. I hope that you will take this time to recharge your batteries and come back energized and ready for a new year of challenges.

I’d also like to remind you of your contractual obligations according to clause 5-1.23 of our local agreement: “The teacher must inform the board in writing of any change of address or telephone number.” This is especially important since we are expecting some back pay as of the 141st teaching day (roughly April 1st) as a result of a high GDP (reference: Collective Agreement clause 6-4.03 c). Obviously, the school board can’t pay you if you’ve moved away and you haven’t provided your current contact information.

Have a good summer break!