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Welcome to the Thames Valley Occasional Teachers website.


LTOs and the Need to Communicate with Parents During School Closure

Here is the current advice from ETFO Provincial:

Members do need to be available for calls/virtual meetings with their administrators during the regular workday and they should cooperate with any requests for information re. technology or resources needed to support students.

· Board’s direction is that communication is to be with parents not students in the elementary panel.

· Teachers should use professional judgement when determining the means of communication to be used to connect with parents (telephone or email).

· Teachers may complete the technology survey as they are able



New Paid PD Opportunities

Daily Occasional Teachers and those in LTO assignments of .5 or less FTE, of new Paid PD Opportunities to take place on March 31st, at the Lamplighter Inn.  Each session counts as a half day of work. Sessions begin at 4:30 pm and dinner is included. 

Registration is now open on the TVDSB Employee Portal for the following sessions:

1) Providing the Spark for Writing (P/J/I)

2) Word Work in the P/J Classroom!

3) Literacy Learning Outdoors

For more information, contact TVDSB System Staff Development

ETFO Central Collective Bargaining Bulletin # 20: Strike Protocol: Phase 7, has now been posted to this website under Collective Bargaining Menu item. This Bulletin contains important information affecting all TVOT members. Compliance is mandatory. If you have any questions, please contact your local OT office: 519-641-3936.

 To view all bulletins, see Membership Menu.

TVOT Local announces Local strike vote of 94%.

Links to ETFO Pension News and PD development options.  See Membership Menu.

The 2019-2020 Professional Learning Development Fund Application Form is now available.  To download a copy go to  Useful Forms/Documents listed in the Member's Services menu (you must be logged in to access this page).

ETFO Videos of Interest to Members and the General Public:

Continuing Our Exclusive Partnership with OTIP for details click here




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