Update from Monday, Feb 26 

Teachers are giving notice of a one-day withdrawal of noon-hour supervision and extracurricular activities that will take place on Wednesday, February 28 at locations throughout the province.  

By law, 48 hours’ notice is required for job action; however, the STF is providing extra time to allow families to make necessary arrangements. Withdrawal of noon-hour supervision means STF members will not be available to supervise students who are eating lunch at school or taking part in noon-hour activities.  

Although teachers, including principals and vice-principals, often provide lunch break supervision, it is done on a voluntary basis. Student supervision is the responsibility of the school division.  

Withdrawal of noon-hour supervision will involve members from all schools in Sun West School Division Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation  

Withdrawal of extracurricular activities means that STF members who provide voluntary leadership of all extracurricular programs, including sports, non-curricular drama, music and band, science clubs, intramurals, rehearsals, student leadership activities, planning for graduation celebrations, book fairs, and other clubs and activities, will not be available.  

This includes activities that take place before school, during lunch hour, after school and in the evening.  

Original Article:

Teachers of Kindersley as well as the rest of the province will be taking more action against the provincial government Monday. For the day only, the teachers will be withdrawing all extracurricular activities as they continue to feel unheard by those in government. 

In a recent release Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation President Samantha Becotte had this to say. “Teachers are passionate about the work we do to support students in classrooms and within the school community. We never want to be in a situation where opportunities for students are impacted; however, this government has left us no other options,”

Becotte continues. “Beginning with a one-day withdrawal of these services is not something that we take lightly. Government needs to recognize the magnitude of the situation they have caused and continue to contribute to, get serious, and return to the table ready to bargain on the real issues impacting Saskatchewan students. Once again, I encourage parents, families and community members to reach out to their MLAs, the Minister of Education and the Premier to voice their concerns.” 

Parents and caregivers are invited to attend a Parent and Caregiver Information Night being offered virtually through Zoom at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 26.  Becotte will provide information about the status of contract negotiations and teacher job action as part of this virtual event. You can register here and read the whole release here. Space is limited to 5,000 registrants.