PA Day added to the 2015-2016 School Year Calendar

Professional Activity (PA) Day Added to 2015-2016 School Year Calendar
Posted on 01/25/2016

January 22, 2015 - BARRIEAs a result of the recent settlements with teachers’ federations in the province, school boards across Ontario received direction from the Ministry of Education to add an additional PA day to their 2015-2016 school year calendar. In response to this requirement, the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) has identified Friday, April 8, 2016 as a PA day for all of its schools (elementary and secondary).

Teachers and other staff will be using this PA day for occupational health and safety training as well as professional learning on Ministry of Education priorities.

Parents, guardians and students should make note of this change on their calendars. This change to the school year calendar is being communicated well in advance so that families have ample time to make necessary arrangements.