Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents our cleaners, custodians and maintenance staff, has advised school boards across Ontario that its members will engage in a full withdrawal of services Monday, November 21, 2022 unless a negotiated settlement is reached.

The job action is in response to the status of bargaining at the provincial level.

Based on the information that we have at this time, Rainbow Schools in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin Island will remain open on Monday.

For questions regarding school-based childcare, please contact your service provider.

Please be assured that we are monitoring the situation closely and will share more information as it becomes available.

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As always, we value our Facilities staff and the services they provide in our schools.

We remain hopeful that a provincial resolution will be achieved.

We acknowledge that this is a challenging situation for everyone and thank you and your children for your ongoing patience and understanding.


Bruce Bourget
Director of Education