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					                        WELCOME




                  Thank you for bringing

                        your talents

                      into our family.

           Bless you for sharing our commitment

            To education. To people. To Christ.

                    We look forward to

                  watching you grow and

                 achieve your personal goals

                   and our shared vision.

September 2006




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TABLE OF CONTENTS
MESSAGE from the Superintendent.................................................................................................. 4
History .............................................................................................................................................. 5
An Overview....................................................................................................................................... 6
Our Logo ............................................................................................................................................ 7
District Organization........................................................................................................................... 9
Working Together............................................................................................................................. 10
Board of Trustees............................................................................................................................. 10
Office of the Superintendent ............................................................................................................ 11
     Assistant Superintendent - Leadership Services....................................................................... 11
     Assistant Superintendent/Director of Educational Planning & Administrative Services............ 11
     Legal Services ........................................................................................................................... 12
     Community Relations Services.................................................................................................. 12
     Superintendent’s Council........................................................................................................... 12
     School Operations Services ...................................................................................................... 13
Aboriginal Learning Services ........................................................................................................... 14
Educational & Administrative Technology Services......................................................................... 18
Educational Planning & Administrative Services ............................................................................. 19
Employee & Family Assistance Program......................................................................................... 21
Facilities Services ............................................................................................................................ 22
Financial Services ............................................................................................................................ 23
Human Resource Services .............................................................................................................. 24
Leadership Services......................................................................................................................... 28
Learning Support Services - St. Peter ............................................................................................ 29
     Lending Library - St. Peter......................................................................................................... 32
     Lending Library Annex (Service Centre – White Room) ........................................................... 32
Lifelong Learning and Alternative Education Services .................................................................... 33
     Alternative Education Programs ................................................................................................ 33
     Lifelong Learning Programs ...................................................................................................... 35
Religious Education Services .......................................................................................................... 36
District Information ........................................................................................................................... 37
     Acceptable Use Of ECSnet ....................................................................................................... 37
     Benefits...................................................................................................................................... 37
     Child Welfare (Intervention) Record Check............................................................................... 38
     Criminal Record Check.............................................................................................................. 39
     Conflict Of Interest..................................................................................................................... 39
     Designated Holidays.................................................................................................................. 40
     Employee Health Services - Your Health and Confidentiality ................................................... 40
     Facilities And Security ............................................................................................................... 41
     Harassment Policy..................................................................................................................... 41
     Health & Safety Information....................................................................................................... 42
     Smoke Free Environment.......................................................................................................... 42
     Workers’ Compensation ............................................................................................................ 42
     Human Resource Records ........................................................................................................ 43
     Leaves Of Absence ................................................................................................................... 44
     Long Service Recognition Program........................................................................................... 44
     Overtime .................................................................................................................................... 44
     Parking....................................................................................................................................... 44
     Pension Plan.............................................................................................................................. 44
     School Operations ..................................................................................................................... 45
     Sick Leave ................................................................................................................................. 45
     Staff Attendance ........................................................................................................................ 45
     Training And Development ........................................................................................................ 46
     Vacation..................................................................................................................................... 46
Services Directory ............................................................................................................................ 47
     District Site Phone Numbers ..................................................................................................... 47
     District Site Fax Numbers.......................................................................................................... 47
     Frequently Called External Agencies ........................................................................................ 48
     Emergency Numbers................................................................................................................. 48
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MESSAGE from the Superintendent



Dear New Staff Member:


I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Edmonton Catholic
School District. As a new staff member, you are about to join a team of over 3000
people who work together to provide quality Catholic education to over 32,000
children in Edmonton.

Edmonton Catholic Schools has a very long and very proud history, providing
Catholic education in Edmonton since 1888 - 118 years of proud history.

Our mission is “to provide a Catholic education which inspires and prepares
students to learn, to work, to live life fully, and to serve God in one another”.
Your task is to help us fulfill this mission. No matter what your work – be it as a
teacher, a custodian, maintenance worker, an out of scope staff member or as a
support staff member – your work is crucial to our success. I would ask you to
always remember that no matter what your work is as a member of our Edmonton
Catholic Schools family, it is and must always ultimately be about serving the
educational needs of the children in our schools.

I wish you every success in your career with Edmonton Catholic Schools, and I
hope that we as your employer are able to assist you in developing yourself, both
personally and in your work, through your experiences and through the
relationships you will develop with colleagues in our school district.

May God bless you and guide you in your career with Edmonton Catholic Schools.


Joan Carr, Superintendent




September 2006




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HISTORY
Catholic education can be traced back to the early 1860’s in the Edmonton area,
when Brother Scollen of the Oblates taught children at Fort Edmonton.

Parent supported Catholic schools operated throughout the early 1880’s when
basic education was compulsory from ages seven to twelve.

The Faithful Companions of Jesus first arrived in Alberta in 1885. Five nuns from
the Old World teaching order were sent to Calgary to start a boarding convent and
community day school. In 1888, local Catholics applied to the province for
approval to organize a separate school District. The District was formed – St.
Joachim Roman Catholic Separate School District #7.

Three teaching sisters of the Faithful Companions of Jesus were assigned to
Edmonton to open a convent and school that year. A 24 by 30-foot wooden school
was built on 110th Street for this convent and school, and named St. Joachim’s for
the existing church. Electricity would not arrive in the school until 1892.

The teachers came to Edmonton on October 11, 1888. Sister Julia Coghlan from
Ireland, first-class teaching certificate holder, would earn $1,000 a year for the
order. Sister Anna O’Neil, also from Ireland with a second class certificate, made
$800. Sr. Delphine Bouquet, from France, made up that first teaching threesome.

The first trio of teachers taught a complete curriculum. Subjects included: reading,
writing, and arithmetic, grammar, spelling, geography and history, French, ethics,
calisthenics, literature, composition, drawing, bookkeeping, needlework, music
and object lessons. Religious instruction was provided in a half-hour added to the
regular school day.

The second Catholic school was a church and school combined, St. Anthony’s,
built in Old Strathcona at 84th Avenue and 105th Street. The original building now
resides in Fort Edmonton Park.

St. Anthony Roman Catholic Separate School District amalgamated with St.
Joachim Roman Catholic Separate School District #7 in 1912 to become
Edmonton Roman Catholic Separate School District #7.

By 1945, Edmonton Catholic Schools had 3,617 students, 104 regular teachers
and 8 specialists. By 1951, there were 25 schools, 156 teachers and 4,762
students. On May 28, 1997, an agreement to regionalize the Edmonton Catholic
School District and the Vegreville Catholic School District received final approval
from the Alberta Government and effective September 1, 1997 Edmonton Catholic
Schools became Edmonton Catholic Regional Division No. 40 serving
approximately 32,000 students and employs some 3,000 staff. In April 2001,
regionalization was ended and we returned to Edmonton Catholic Separate
School District #7.




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AN OVERVIEW
There is a saying… “It takes a village to raise a child.” Edmonton Catholic Schools
applies this philosophy to education. At Edmonton Catholic Schools, educating a
child is a team effort. Parents work with teachers and schools. Schools work with
the parishes and businesses in the community. The entire Edmonton Catholic
Schools community works together to provide to students the highest quality
education possible.

At Edmonton Catholic Schools, you are Inspired!

We offer students and staff a message of hope and growth, living Christian values
of faith, hope, charity, respect and compassion, and we present the teachings of
the Catholic Church.

Edmonton Catholic Schools provides a wide range of alternative and enrichment
opportunities. Religious studies and day-to-day practice of our faith promote
spiritual growth. Edmonton Catholic Schools encourages students and staff to
strive for excellence and intellectual growth.

Selected schools offer bilingual language programs that are open to all students.
The bilingual language programs encompass academic, spiritual, and cultural
learning in: Cree, French Immersion, Polish and Ukrainian. As well, there are
subject offerings in many of our schools in Cree, French, Italian, Japanese, Polish,
Spanish, Ukrainian and German, reflecting the broad mosaic of the city. Many
schools also host the English as a Second Language program.

In addition to a variety of enrichment programming alternatives at the K-9 levels,
Edmonton Catholic Schools also offers enrichment opportunities for students
through International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs. Fine
arts, technology, sports and other programs contribute to overall student
development.

Edmonton Catholic Schools is a leader in providing a cascade model of inclusion
for special needs students. A well-developed resource facilitator program helps
the District realize its goals for inclusive education. Edmonton Catholic Schools is
a strong supporter of early childhood programming -- offering kindergarten
programs in all elementary schools. Edmonton Catholic Schools is a leader in
effectively utilizing technology to further quality teaching and learning and to
support sound administrative practices.

Through Lifelong Learning and Alternative Education Services, Edmonton Catholic
Schools provides a variety of programs to both youth and adults in the community.
Programs range from reaching out to at-risk school age students to offering
language and computer literacy training to adults.

Edmonton Catholic Schools embraces the philosophy of service to the community.
All members of the Edmonton Catholic Schools community are encouraged to
give of their talents for the greater good of the community. School clubs,
organizations, committees and councils help promote this philosophy throughout
the District.

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OUR LOGO
The Catholic School finds its true justification in the mission of the Church; it is
based on an educational philosophy that brings faith, culture and life into
harmony.1

Those committed to Catholic Education are committed to education of the whole
person. This means teachers and students engage in a reciprocal learning
relationship, which includes the home, school and faith community -- indeed, the
entire global family and creation itself. As such, the goal of Catholic education is
both to form and to transform the individual and the community into a maturing
reflection of God’s presence. In short, the purpose of Catholic education is that we
become fully human.

All religions of the world have a designation for what we call “God.” Most religions
would hold that this God is the Author of life with whom a personal relationship is
possible. The uniqueness of the Christian religion is that our God is a unity of
three divine persons, one who became a human being in order to make humanity
divine. It is precisely this dynamic of our faith, as it applies to the educational
endeavor described above, which the new logo of the District conveys.
1. The Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School,
   Congregation for Catholic Education, 1998



 THE MARK


On June 17, 1996, the Board of Trustees adopted a new logo for Edmonton
Catholic Schools. The mark is the fifth official logo to visually represent the District
over the past one hundred years. The mark is inspired by the tradition of Christian
symbolism and theology. The principles of classical iconography influenced the
selection of colors. Purple or ultraviolet represents God, the Mystery beyond all
knowing. Yellow stands for the human spirit.

The logo is comprised of three separate geometric designs.

The three contours at the base of the logo evoke movement in the direction of a
distant goal. They are paths leading into a bright horizon, towards enlightenment,
understanding and convergence. Yet, they represent God, the ultimate goal of the
human quest for meaning. The more profound journey, therefore, is the pilgrimage
of the human spirit into the depths of God wherein one finds wisdom, knowledge,
love, peace, beauty and fulfillment.

The circular shape of the logo also depicts two realities. The representation of the
sun is a tangible portrayal of the Holy Trinity. As the sun is the source of life, so is
the Father the Source of Life. In the same way that the sun illuminates the world,
the Son of God is the Light of the World. Like the sun that energizes the core of all


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creation, the Holy Spirit is power and warmth for the human spirit. It also
represents the cosmos and speaks of the material universe filled with the grace of
God. It is from this spirit-bearing matter that God fashions the human form. This,
the goodness of the human body is celebrated along with the sacredness of the
earth -- humanity and all of creation in mutual embrace and nurture.

The rays are dynamic. They signify the joy of learning. There are both a sense of
accomplishment and a drawing forth into the beyond. There is mature
development and youthful vigor. There is celebration and hope. The rays
themselves suggest the unfurled pages of an open book, which evoke not only
academic seeking, insightful discovery and human understanding, but also
revelation of life through the Word of God. The cross at the base of the logo is the
fount from which these rays emanate. Christ, the Light, is the key to the mystery of
God.

In addition to the colors and the shapes, the logo is pervaded by “Trinity,” that is
“three-in-oneness.” The unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is the prototype of
all relationships -- a perfect giving and receiving in love. Therefore, the logo
reveals that the inner dynamism of Catholic education consists in
interconnectedness and interaction. Personal relationships are the basis on which
teaching and learning is founded. Many such triads come to mind: student,
teacher, classmate; adult caregivers (parents and guardians), students, staff
members; school, home, faith community. As well, the substance of Catholic
education is Trinitarian: body, soul, spirit; mind, heart, will; personal growth,
community formation, social justice; reconciliation, service, prayer.

This combination of symbolic elements, and their respective representations, is
effective in expressing the fullness of God in the human person -- Jesus Christ.

The logo is a powerful and meaning-filled assertion of the way Christian faith
relates to the education of our students. It acknowledges God as the Source of all
being and the ground upon which the process of Catholic education takes place.
The logo, inspired by the graciousness of God, the dignity of human beings
created in God’s image, and the Christ-presence in genuine human relationships,
portrays an optimistic, joyful and progressive approach to education.




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DISTRICT ORGANIZATION
(as of August 2006)


   Internal Auditor                       Board of Trustees




                                       Superintendent of Schools
 Superintendent’s Council                                                              Corporate Secretary




                                           School
   Assistant Superintendent                                               Assistant Superintendent
                                            Base
                                          Principals


         Learning                                                                      Facilities
         Support                          Financial                                    Services
         Services                         Services                                                           Legal    Community
                                                                                                            Council    Relations
                                                                                                                       Services

        Leadership
         Services                          Human                                        EATS
          School                          Resources           EFAP
         Operation


         Aboriginal                                                                        EPAS
         Learning                         Religious                                     Ed Planning
                                          Education                                    Transportation
                                          Services




           AELL




                        Assistant              Director              Principal                      Other
                      Superintendent



              Superintendent’s Council is comprised of:
              Superintendent
              Assistant Superintendent (2)
              Director – EATS
              Director – Facilities Services
              Director – Financial Services
              Director – Human Resource Services
              Director – Learning Support Services
              Director – Religious Education Services
              District Principal – AELL
              District Principal – ALS
              Elementary School Principal
              Junior High Principal
              Senior High Principal




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WORKING TOGETHER
The District’s 85 schools work in close cooperation with District administration to
deliver effectively a Christ-centered education to the students of Edmonton. The
following profiles provide a glimpse into each department’s operations and
responsibilities.


BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Catholic supporters elect seven individuals to the Board of Trustees. Trustees
serve a three-year term (2004-2007) and are elected at province-wide Municipal
elections.

Regular Board Meetings are held on Monday evening at least once per month at
7:00 p.m. The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson are elected annually at the
board’s Organizational Meeting held on the second Monday in September of each
year. At this meeting the dates and times of board meetings for the ensuing year
are set.

The Board of Trustees, through the Corporate Secretary, maintains a full-time
office at the Catholic Education Services building located on 98th Avenue and
106th Street.

Governance of the Edmonton Catholic Schools is administered in keeping with the
School Act and the Board Governance Policies.

Key Responsibilities                    Contact                       Telephone

Corporate Secretary                     Andrea Klotz                  441-6002




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                      SUPERINTENDENT’S SERVICES



OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
The Superintendent is responsible for all aspects of the District’s operations. All
District staff members ultimately report to the Superintendent through their line
officers. The Superintendent’s office is supported by two Assistant
Superintendents.

► Assistant Superintendent - Leadership Services

In support of the Office of the Superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent will:
• Represent Edmonton Catholic Schools as the district representative on the
    College of Alberta School Superintendents - CASS
• Represent Edmonton Catholic Schools on the Council of Catholic School
    Superintendents of Alberta - CCSSA
• Conduct investigations and reviews as requested by the Superintendent.
• Provide line authority support to Learning Support Services, Aboriginal Learning
    Services, Alternative Education & Lifelong Learning, and to School Operations
    District Principals and the Principal Leadership Services.
• Supervise St. Anthony Meeting Centre and District Archives
►   Assistant Superintendent/Director of Educational Planning and
    Administrative Services

In support of the Office of the Superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent will:
• Provide Catholic leadership to an interdisciplinary grouping of departments
    including Facilities Services, Educational and Administrative Technology
    Services, and Educational Planning and Administrative Services.
• Ensure that exemplary service is provided to schools, departments, district sites,
    staff, and students through the roles and responsibilities identified above.

In addition to this information, the Assistant Superintendents will be involved in
other duties and responsibilities as required by the Superintendent.

In addition, operating out of the Superintendent’s office is the office of Legal
Counsel and Community Relations Services.




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► Legal Services

Provide legal services to the Board of Trustees and the district while embracing the
foundation of our Catholic identity and uniqueness with respect to:
• School Act
• Education Law
• Staff, students and parent matters
• District contracts, policies, procedures, and practices
• FOIP issues and legislation
• Labour Law

Carole Karbonik, Legal Counsel                                           441-6093
Karen Poss, Legal Secretary                                              441-6155
                                                 Fax:                    425.7429

► Community Relations Services

Provide leadership and support in:
• Communications
• Media relations
• Graphic design
• Research planning
• Marketing consultations
• Management issues
• Multimedia productions

Lori Nagy, Coordinator of Media and Public Relations                     441-6189
Karla Brophy, Communications Specialist                                  441-6075
Annette Ferguson Graphic Designer                                        441-6077
Christine Plican, Graphic Designer                                       441-6029
Irene Short, Administrative Assistant                                    441-6083
Allan Au, Multimedia Production Specialist                               989-3047
                                              Fax:                       426.4439

► Superintendent’s Council

The Council, which deals with strategic, global issues for the district, is made up of
all directors, the assistant superintendents, district principals in Aboriginal Learning
Services and Alternative Education and Life Long Learning, and elementary, junior
high and high school principal representatives.

The role of the council is to:
• Assist in the establishment of district priorities
• Review and provide guidance from a global, strategic perspective regarding
   district issues and operations throughout the year
• Enhance communication between central services and school sites
• Serve as one aspect of the district’s administrative leadership team
• Problem solve
• Receive information and input from school principals relative to district matters

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•    Give advice, guidance and counsel to the superintendent. The council is a
     decision making body. However, some final decisions are made by the
     superintendent, while those which are legislatively decisions of the Board, are
     brought forward as recommendations to the Board, with the Board having the
     ultimate responsibility to decide in these areas.
        Notes of each meeting will be forwarded to the Board of Trustees and Principal
        Group. Principals who wish to have items added to the agenda, please forward
        your request to your principal representative. The agenda is finalized on Monday
        mornings.


► School Operations Services

School Operations Services provides a direct service to the 83 schools in the
Edmonton Catholic School District. The Service consists of two District Principals
and administrative support. Their role includes services to principals, teachers,
parents and students.

The District Principals support schools in specific areas, as indicated below. They
are members of the district Staffing Committee, which oversees all staff placements
during the staffing cycle. Finally, the District Principals provide a liaison role with
the various departments within Edmonton Catholic Schools, each of the schools
and various external government departments and agencies.

•    Advice, assistance and support to principals
•    Student achievement results
•    School hours of operation
•    Policy alignment considerations
•    Advocate for principals
•    Access to Legal Counsel
•    Parent interventions
•    Mediation
•    Financial planning & budgeting
•    Plan for staffing and class configurations
•    Critical Response Team coordination [grief counseling]

►    Superintendent's Office Representative
1.   Evaluation of new principals
2.   Administrative Policies and Regulations - review & development
3.   Suspensions and expulsions
4.   Principal meetings, level Agenda Committee meetings
5.   School Council Meetings
6.   Parent/School issue meetings [where requested]
7.   District Committee representation
8.   School Resource Officers [SRO program]
9.   Careers: The Next Generation [Registered Apprenticeship Program- RAP]

District Principal                   Laurie Pelkie                         441-6094
District Principal                   Bob RItter                            441-6095
Secretary                            Claudette Rosenthal                   441-6090



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                       ABORIGINAL LEARNING SERVICES


9624 – 108 Avenue
Phone: 477–2133
Fax:    474–2885

Aboriginal Learning Services:

   Continues to assist our schools to be responsive to the needs of Aboriginal
   students.
   Has taken a leadership role in Alberta in the development of “Promising
   Practices” in urban Aboriginal education in integrated settings.
   With its wide variety of programming and creative partnerships, our staff has
   been able to provide Aboriginal students within Edmonton Catholic Schools with
   an increasingly culturally relevant education.

The following is a brief description of the services available through Aboriginal
Learning Services:

The Sacred Directions Model of Service

Service.
While each of our District schools has FNMI students, 85% reside in 56 sites. The
Sacred Directions model puts Aboriginal Learning Services staff into 3 geographic
zones that support those high FNMI population sites. The Direction teams consist
of Aboriginal School Liaisons, Learning Services, and have access to staff from
Aboriginal Learning Services such as the Chartered Psychologist.
Budget.
Based on a per student allotment each team will have financial support to enable
them to carry out unique projects, hire staff to their Direction, bring in outside
services, offer special events, or arrange for other appropriate expenditures.
Role descriptions.
The roles of staff from Aboriginal Learning Services will be made more responsive
to school need by the merger of the “counselor” and “holistic instructor” positions
into one position – Aboriginal School Liaison. The ASL will develop relationships
with staff and students through direct intervention and through instruction of cultural
perspectives.

Student Services

Aboriginal Learning Services through the work of psychologists and support staff
provides: assessments; family reporting; resource / agency referral; crisis
management, participates on the Crisis Response Team and acts as liaison with
Schools and District departments.


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Curricular Consultants

The Model calls for the staff to be led in each Direction by a consultant. Their role
has the following components:

1. Supervise the delivery of our programs into the classrooms. This requires a
   thorough understanding of what is required by the Program of Studies and the
   Curriculum Delivery Strategies. The ASL staff who are working in the schools
   and sites will need to know how to support the teachers in the classrooms. If the
   ASL staff are sharing cultural and traditional knowledge it is expected that the
   Elders Advisory Council will be aware and are in support of what is being
   shared. Our teacher/consultants will serve as liaison with the Elders.
2. The Professional Development of school staffs shall be a key element of the
   work done. The PD will require action at the: District, Direction, and Site levels.
   The 3 teacher/consultants will work together along with our Elder to fashion
   appropriate sessions for teachers, support staff, and District leaders.
3. Coordinate and facilitate spending within their Direction. Two components make
   up the budget. One is the Direction Budget which is where FNMI funds are set
   aside at approximately $100.00 per self identified student. These funds are
   assigned to enable the Aboriginal Learning Services staff to meet the unique
   learning needs of FNMI students at each school. It is imperative that the
   principals along with the teacher/consultant agree on what is required. The
   intent is not to simply reassign funds to each school. The expectation is that
   common needs can and should be met with these funds. Possible expenses
   are: hiring of cultural experts to deliver a unique program, securing the services
   of a employee to increase supports to the zone, paying for resources or
   expendables, paying for fees to attend a program outside the school, or other
   appropriate uses. The second component is determining where the funds from
   outside sources [UMAYC, Oteenow, AHR&E, etc.] can be used within the
   Direction to deliver the programs these Funders have contracted us to do. The
   teacher/ consultant in direct contact with the Business Manager and Program
   Manager will manage the best allocation protocol. This likely to include use of P-
   cards, transfers, and direct billing options.
4. Ensure that the Schools with small FNMI populations have access to Sacred
   Journey opportunities. This will require the teacher/consultant to plan the
   special week long activity and to be able to pull in Aboriginal Learning Services
   staff who possess the cultural expertise needed. Funds required to achieve the
   desire outcomes will be directed to Aboriginal Learning Services.
5. Serve as a “go to person” for principals who aren’t sure of protocols or
   procedures. The teacher/consultant will be seen as a resource person and will
   collect information, requests, and concerns from their schools and re-direct to
   the most appropriate Aboriginal Learning Services staff member. In some cases
   that person may ask the teacher/consultant to work with them to solve the
   problem or collect additional data.
6. Arrange and lead meetings. This may be for the Aboriginal Learning Services
   staff or for the principals in their Direction.
7. Support and coordinate the formation and development of student clubs, teams,
   and groups to give the students the opportunity to learn about their culture.
   Possible focus areas are: Cree dance, Métis dance, drumming, singing, art, etc.

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Aboriginal School Liaison

 General            •    Collaborate with certified staff and other Aboriginal
 Supports               School Liaisons to provide on-going support to schools
                        including:
                              building strong partnerships with them,
                              engaging in after-school programming,
                            school celebrations and cultural events to improve
                             the feeling of inclusiveness and cultural identity for
                             Aboriginal students
 Preventative       •    Collaborate to access programs that assist students by
 Interventions          actively facilitating their development in personal, social
                        and cultural areas
                    •    Collaborate to access programs that assist students in
                        practicing life skills such as problem-solving and making
                        good decisions
 Responsive         •    Consult with parents, teachers and principals to assess
 Interventions          strategies and make referrals for students experiencing
                        attendance, behavioral or other problems.
                    •    Provide support and advocacy to students
                    •    Access appropriate community resources for students
                        in emergency situations
                    •    Provide liaison and referral services regarding
                        community agencies on behalf of the student and
                        families
                    •    Contact home and organize other community outreach
                        initiatives to:
                            offer support,
                            access to appropriate community resources, and
                            encouragement to Aboriginal families
                    •    Consult with ALS Psychologists regarding critical
                        cases which may require Region 6 of Children Services
                        intervention
                    •    Promote wellness in the Aboriginal population by
                        organizing and participating in Circles and other healing
                        ceremonies
 Classroom          •    Build positive relationships with students by assisting
 Supports               with classroom instruction (arts, dance, drumming,
                        singing, and cultural teachings).
                    •    Provide positive role model to students by participating
                        in their scheduled school activities
                    •    Provide positive role models to students by participating
                        in their informal recreational school activities
 Wellness           •    Assist school staffs with lunch hour and after-school
 Programming            programming including fine arts, cultural ceremonies
                        and recreation
 Other              •    Assist with Dreamcatcher Conference
                    •    Assist with Career Expo
                    •    Assist with providing Professional Development to
                        schools
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Transitioning

Aboriginal Learning Services staff is involved with schools and Aboriginal students
in developing strategies that will improve student transitions. Many Aboriginal
students struggle with transitions from one educational level to the next; from rural
to urban settings; from one school to another. On-going strategies are in place to
ensure that transition planning is in place to ensure success for all learners.

Community Development

Aboriginal Learning Services works collaboratively with agencies and government
departments in the “Greater Edmonton Aboriginal Community” to provide a
coordinated range of services for Aboriginal families. Ongoing liaison work,
information sharing and access to community resources are critical. Imperative to
the success of these partnerships is the value placed in building and maintaining
relationships. Aboriginal Learning Services continues to play an active role on
community boards and commissions and continues to have active partnerships with
government and community agencies.




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                       EDUCATIONAL & ADMINISTRATIVE
                           TECHNOLOGY SERVICES


Educational and Administrative Technology Services provides leadership in the
areas of both educational and administrative technology services to the District
and to the school sites. We provide services and supports to existing technological
use and putting in place an environment, focusing both on human and
technological needs to ensure Edmonton Catholic Schools is prepared to take full
advantage of the future. Some of the priorities are: integration of technology within
the instructional environment; increased bandwidth and computer use; increased
speed, volume and accuracy of data; upgrading of staff skills; and site planning. If
you have any technologically questions or needs contact our help desk at 441-
6111 or any of the following individuals.

Key Responsibilities                          Contact                   Telephone

Director                                      Mike Carby                441-6169
Manager, Educational Technology               Dan Durand                441-6062
Manager, Administrative Technology            Debbie Hawrelak           498-0956
Manager, Data Project                         Angie Tarasoff            441-6168
Manager, Support Model                        Bob Cormack               441-6076
Consultant, Curriculum Integration            Karen Shipka              441-6014
Manager, District Monitoring                  Val Schlosser             441-6082




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                               EDUCATIONAL PLANNING &
                                   ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES


This diverse department incorporates teams of individuals in the areas of
Educational Planning and Transportation Services. Our common mission is to
“provide services and support that enable people to perform their duties in a
Christ-centred learning environment.” Educational Planning and Administrative
Services is required to be future-oriented: we need to anticipate and respond to
the impact of societal changes and trends for our students, staff, parents and
community. We are indeed bound to assist the district to forge new paths that will
ensure current and future success for the students of Edmonton Catholic Schools.
Our key areas of responsibility include:

    ▼EDUCATIONAL PLANNING                                  ▼TRANSPORTATION

    Provide leadership in educational and strategic        Provide students in our district with transportation
    planning for the district, assistance in the           services in a timely, safe, and effective manner.
    implementation of these plans, and the monitoring of
    results achieved.


Specific areas of responsibility:

•     Continue to ensure that “service” is the key of what the department offers to
      students, staff, parents and our broader community
•     Collaborate with district stakeholders to develop and implement the district's
      strategic education plan
•     Be proactive in dealing with issues management
•     Conduct a district wide review of our school enrollments, and from this data,
      examine the impact of small schools on such things as programming, staffing,
      financial viability, transportation, utilization and capital construction
•     Continue to look at innovative and alternative educational programming (focus
      schools/magnet programs) in our district to ensure that we remain responsive
      to the needs and wants of our parents and students in regards to educational
      programs of choice
•     Support new focus programs and provide continued support to existing focus
      programs
•     Facilitate the plan to identify potential excess spaces
•     Determine and review school program placement in collaboration with other
      district departments
•     Develop and review school boundaries and catchment areas
•     Prepare demographics that provide direction for future educational planning
•     Collaborate with Facilities Services in the preparation of the district capital plan
•     Identify facility needs and prepare plans for relocation of programs
•     Determine need for portables and prepare plan for relocations
•     Develop the district's Three Year Strategic Education Plan and Annual
      Education Results Report
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•   Preparing a district calendar
•   Provide leadership to the area of Student Transportation Services
•   Provide leadership for the use of MAPNET and MAPNET Web in the delivery
    of transportation services
•   Provide leadership services in the area of MAPNET in the redistricting for
    future educational planning
•   Liaise with Educational and Administrative Technology Services with respect
    to information gathering and reporting
•   Assist in the directing of Edulink
•   Continue to promote a positive profile of Edmonton Catholic Schools in our
    educational and faith community
•   Continue to develop effective and appropriate working relationships with
    various agencies and groups
•   Liaise with School Operations Services principals on school related issues

Contact                                                            Telephone

Educational Planning & Administrative Services

Boris Radyo, Acting Assistant Superintendent, Director             441-6112
Irene Short, Administrative Assistant                              441-6083
Cindy Husband, Clerk                                               441-6006
                                                     Fax:          425-7429

Transportation Services

Debbie Hunter, Transportation Manage                               441-6078
Margaret Gendur, Clerk
Terry Hersey, Clerk
Heather Hoekstra, Clerk
Lori Kozak, Clerk
Lori Sharkey, Clerk
Shannon Uchacz, Clerk                               Fax:           426-2317




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                       EMPLOYEE & FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM



The EFAP is a confidential service designed to assist employees and their eligible
family members in resolving personal problems before they disrupt personal or
work life. The EFAP Manager provides professional assessment and referral
services to assist employees in developing problem resolution strategies. The
EFAP also links employees to community resources. Additionally, consultation
services are provided to all administrators, supervisors and managers.

Services of the Employee Assistance Program Include:
1. Counselling and consultation for employees regarding serious work-related
   problems. These issues can include harassment, work performance problems,
   burnout and co-worker conflicts.
2. Confidential, voluntary, in-person assessment, brief counselling, referral, case
   management and follow-up for employees and/or their eligible family members
   experiencing problems in living of any kind. Typical concerns involve
   relationship problems, anxiety and depression, substance abuse, grief and
   loss, legal and financial problems, parent/child problems, domestic violence
   and work/family balance.
3. Consultation to supervisors regarding challenging work site problems such as
   workplace communications, work performance issues and organizational
   change. An EAP perspective is integrated with labour relations, health
   promotion, safety, training and benefits administration. Where necessary, the
   EFAP also collaborates with Employee Health Services to provide
   comprehensive Disability Management for ill or injured employees.

EFAP services are available by calling the EFAP office at 488-4960. You may
request an appointment or you may choose to have a phone consultation with the
EFAP Manager.

Attendance at EFAP is voluntary and confidential. There is no cost for assistance
provided by the EFAP Manager and, where possible, services are provided “in-
house”. Depending on your need, however, you may be referred to a qualified
professional or an agency for ongoing assistance. Costs for external services are
on a fee for service basis and are shared by extended health insurance, EFAP
benefit and the employee/family member. Details regarding fees, specific limits on
coverage and reimbursement procedures will be provided to you upon request or
during your first visit.

Key Responsibilities              Contact                             Telephone

EFAP Manager                      Sandy Janzen                        488-4960


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                    FACILITIES SERVICES


Facilities Services is responsible for communication with Alberta
Infrastructure/Alberta Learning, communication with the City of Edmonton,
planning, design and construction services, selection of sites for future schools,
plant operations and maintenance, custodial services, facilities leasing, community
access to facilities through rentals, Joint Use Agreement partnership, collaboration
with Educational Services in the preparation of the District Capital Plan,
environmental coordination of District sites, energy management, and printing
services; all coordinated through the following departments: Facilities Planning
Services; Printing Services; Maintenance/Custodial Services;            Energy and
Environmental Services.

Services Team:

Key Responsibilities                     Contact                       Telephone

Director                                 Mike Pieters                   453-4501
Properties Planning Coordinator          Gerry Hartland Foley           453-4502
Maintenance/Custodial Manager            Bruce Knisley                  453-4519
Environmental Coordinator (Vacant)       Refer to D. Whitfield          453-4510
Energy Manager                           Dave Whitfield                 453-4531
Printing Manager                         Gladys Woitas                  453-4522
Project Manager                          Ken Yakimovich                 453-4521




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                       FINANCIAL SERVICES


Financial Services handles all the financial matters of the District. This includes
budget preparation and management, investments, auditing, bus pass
reconciliation, capital reserves and reports to Alberta Education. Issues pertaining
to copyright, taxation, grant applications and disbursements and revenues also fall
under this area.

Financial Services also provides the District with all aspects of Accounts Payable,
Accounts Receivable, Purchasing and Warehouse & Delivery Services.

Key Responsibilities              Contact                              Telephone

Budget                            Andrew Isbister                      441-6021
Financial Statements              Andrew Isbister                      441-6021
Accounts Payable                  Tracey Walbourne                     441-6026
School Accounting                 Mary Hannas                          441-6011
Treasury                          Franco Maisano                       441-6035
District Accounting               Theresa Reich                        441-6037
Purchasing                        Jim Strand                           441-6009
Warehouse Distribution            Devin Wilken                         453-4526




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                       HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES

The Mission of Human Resource Services is to promote a climate which inspires
all to learn and grow in Christ. Human Resource Services believes in providing a
high level of service which focuses providing to employees in facing on the day-to-
day issues by being supportive, caring and accepting.

Human Resource Management deals constantly with personal issues that are of a
confidential and/or sensitive nature. From staff development and good hiring
practices to employee absences, grievances and disciplinary response, Human
Resource Services covers the gamut of human relation issues. Issues as complex
as employee assistance programs, retirement planning, benefits management and
contract negotiations and management, to issues such as handling the business
of data management for our 3000 plus employees. These duties comprise the
major portion of the staff time we have to dedicate to Human Resource
Management. As employee costs consume approximately 75% of Edmonton
Catholic School District’s total budget, the effective management of this primary
resource is imperative to the development of a successful organization.

Our major areas of responsibility within Human Resource Services are divided into
three components; Support Services, Employee Relations and Staffing. Below are
listed for you, the names of contacts for each of the functions carried out by the
staff in the Human Resource Services Department.

Human Resource Services Fax           441.6147
Employee Health Services Fax          425.5130
Employee Time Sheets Fax              441.6116
Employee & Family Assistance Fax 482.6910
Staff Attendance System Help Desk (7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) 441-6059
Staff Attendance System:     www.aesoponline.com or
                             1-800-94aesop (1-800-942-3767)

Key Responsibilities                         Contact                Phone

 Department Administration

 Discipline Process and Policies             Brian Murphy            441-6061
                                             Peg Mitchell            441-6184
 Negotiations—ATA                            Brian Murphy            441-6061
                                             Peg Mitchell            441-6184
 Department Communications                   Sharon Herout           441-6056
 • Reaching Out
 Human Resource Services Legal Issues        Brian Murphy            441-6061
 Employee Liaison Committee Meetings         Brian Murphy            441-6061
 • ATA
 • Out of Scope

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Key Responsibilities                    Contact           Phone

Principals Request for Personal Leave   Brian Murphy      441-6061
Appeals (Staffing)                      Brian Murphy      441-6061
School Based Administrator              Sharon Herout     441-6056
Transfer Requests Process
School Based Administrator              Sharon Herout     441-6056
Application and Process                 Paul Gagné        441-6097
Leadership Development Programs         Sharon Herout     441-6056
Application Process

Employee Relations

Grievances/Arbitrations                 Peg Mitchell      441-6184
Termination Process                     Peg Mitchell      441-6184
Collective Agreements                   Peg Mitchell      441-6184
• Interpretation                        Brian Murphy      441-6061
• Negotiations AUPE/ECSSA
Out of Scope Terms and Conditions       Peg Mitchell      441-6184
• Interpretation/Maintenance/
   Update
Human Rights Complaints                 Peg Mitchell      441-6184
Reception and Mail                      Donna Checknita   441-6000
                                        Chris Dulaba      441-6064
Harassment Policies                     Peg Mitchell      441-6184
Employee Liaison                        Peg Mitchell      441-6184
• Chair: AUPE and ECSSA
• Committee Member ATA
Performance Management -                Peg Mitchell      441-6184
(ECSSA, AUPE and OOS)
• Appraisal
• Discipline
• Conflict Resolution
• Coaching
Health Care Spending Account            Serena Brown      441-6186
                                        Janet Meara       441-6008
Occupational Health & Safety            Patrick Devlin    441-6177
Appraisal/Evaluation/Documentation      Peg Mitchell      441-6184
Performance Appraisal:
ECSSA, AUPE, OOS
Employee Health Services                Cheryl Robinson   441-6036
• Medical leaves                        Janet Meara       441-6008
• Return to work program
• Fitness Passes
Facilitated Return to Work              Paul Gagné        441-6097
                                        Cheryl Robinson   441-6036
Employee and Family Assistance          Sandra Janzen     488-4960
Program (EFAP)



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Key Responsibilities                     Contact               Phone

Support Services

Human Resources Information System       Jessie Foley          441-6058
(HRIS) Maintenance and Development       Paul Gagné            441-6097
Retirements/Resignations                 Paul Gagné            441-6097
                                         Linda Deans           441-6055
Former/Current Staff Obituaries          Paul Gagné            441-6097
AESOP/Help Desk                          Lisa Benedetto        441-6059
                                         Angie Williams        441-6059
Self-Service                             Jessie Foley          441-6058
• Employment Applications                Paul Gagné            441-6097
• Pay Information Process                Nick Parrotta         441-6098
Leaves: Maternity; Education;            Paul Gagné            441-6097
Compassionate; Deferred; Personal        Linda Deans           441-6055
Human Resource Services Policies and     Paul Gagné            441-6097
Regulations: Maintenance and Update
French Immersion Recruitment &           Paul Gagné            441-6097
Selection
Teacher Certification/                   Linda Deans           441-6055
Employment & Salary Verification
Human Resource Services Data Input       Manuela Medeiros      441-6066
• Substitute payroll
• Casual/hourly timesheet verification
• Personal Information Update
Payroll                                  Gerry O’Brien         441-6032
                                         Debby Kerr            441-6033
                                         Darlene Harris        441-6047
                                         Brenda Tupala         441-6034
Job Sizing/Description/ Classification   Patricia McLaughlin   441-6120
• ECSSA
• Out of Scope
Compensation - Out of Scope              Patricia McLaughlin   441-6120
Benefits                                 Clare Baxter          441-6052
                                         Linda Sandl           441-6050
New Employee Registration                Linda Sandl           441-6050
                                         Bev Doherty           441-6187
Pensions (AUPE, ECSSA , OOS)             Irene Mathers         441-6051
• Pension Counseling
• Pre-retirement Seminars

Staffing

Recruitment/Selection/ Placement         Lana Dogor            441-6118
Job Fairs; Position Advertisements;      Bev Doherty           441-6187
Presentations Interviews; Shortlists     Nick Parrotta         441-6098
Religion Course Requirements             Lana Dogor            441-6118
(Teachers)                               Bev Doherty           441-6187
                                         Nick. Parrotta        441-6098

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Key Responsibilities                         Contact                Phone

 Appraisal/Evaluation/Documentation          Nick Parrotta           441-6098
   Evaluation of Temporary,
   Probationary and Interim Contract
   Teachers
 Staff Development                           Allison Betton          441-6114
 Staff Recognition                           Allison Betton          441-6114
                                             Sharon Herout           441-6056
                                             Janet Meara             441-6008
 File Access and Management                  Doris Hutniak           441-6010
                                             Sharon Herout           441-6056
 Staff Replacement                           Lisa Benedetto          441-6059
                                             Angie Williams          441-6059
 Website                                     Sharon Herout           441-6056
 • Development; Maintenance; Updates         Nick Parrotta           441-6098
 Employment Documentation                    Lana Dogor              441-6118
 • Criminal Record Check                     Bev Doherty             441-6187
 • Child Welfare Check                       Doris Hutniak           441-6010
 • Teacher Certificate
 Contracts: Types, Orientation & Signing     Lana Dogor              441-6118
 of Contracts                                Bev Doherty             441-6187
                                             Nick Parrotta           441-6098
                                             Doris Hutniak           441-6010
 Staffing Committee                          Nick Parrotta, Chair    441-6098
 • Availability of positions                 Paul Gagné              441-6097
 • Continuous Contracts                      Bob Ritter, School
 • Staffing Cycle Information                Operations
 • Staffing Bulletin Information             Services
 • Reassignment, Transfers,
    Exchanges

Human Resource Services Website          www.hrs.ecsd.net

Our website’s main purpose is to provide our staff and public with up to date
information on many of the functions and services presently offered by Human
Resource Services. Information can be found on matters dealing with labor
relations, health services, benefits, staffing, careers, employee relations, staff
development, compensation and pensions. Also included in our website, for staff,
is Employee Self Service where AESOP On-line, the District web mail and Human
Resource Self Services links can be found.

Our vision is for our Web page to be: informative with timely news; interactive with the
ability for end users to receive, to submit and to complete various forms and documents;
and service oriented with the purpose of providing our employees with the information
they require to make sound personal decisions.




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                       LEADERSHIP SERVICES


“The world will listen to witnesses before they listen to leaders; and if they listen to
                leaders, it is because they are witnesses. ”Paul VI

The overarching goal of Leadership Services is to build and enhance leadership
capacity within the staff of Edmonton Catholic Schools. The following initiatives
support this goal:

Leadership Development Programs

•   Leadership Formation and Training – a program for staff considering a career
    in school based leadership for the first time.
•   Principal Training – a program of discernment and training for assistant
    principals who demonstrate readiness for appointment to the principalship in
    the near future.
•   New Principals’ Training – a program that provides training, support and
    mentorship to first year principals.
•   New Assistant Principal Training – a program that provides encouragement,
    training and collegial support for first year assistant principals.

Role of Principal as Catholic Educational Leader

A comprehensive and ongoing professional development program for principals,
assistant principals and senior administrators designed to weave the elements of
Catholic faith and learning into the Educational Leadership role. Through
reflection, skill development, dialogue and literature, participants are guided to a
deeper understanding of how their personal faith commitment permeates their
roles and responsibilities as Catholic Educational leaders.

Selection of School Based Administrators

Utilizing effective and efficient assessment strategies, prospective candidates are
screened to facilitate the creation of assistant principal and principal leadership
pools. The quality and diversity of members within the pools helps to ensure that
the district will have capable and competent Catholic Educational Leaders to meet
its future needs.
Succession Planning
Through succession management, ongoing processes have been developed
which systematically promote, identify and assess leadership capability of staff to
meet future school and district needs.

Key Responsibilities                  Contact                             Telephone

Principal, Leadership Services      Joanne Ritcey-Devaney                 441 -6158


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                                LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES-St. Peter


   “Adult Learning for Students’ Sake”

  Administrators, consultants, out-of-scope and classified staff of Learning Support Services
  support the work of our school communities in key areas that directly impacts students and
  teachers. These include: curriculum specialized programs, assessment, and learning
  materials. Curriculum staff provides leadership and support to schools to deliver the
  Programs of Study as prescribed by Alberta Education in ways that exemplify the richness
  of our Catholic tradition. Program staff provide leadership and support to schools in the
  provision of language and specialized programs that address the unique needs of our
  student population. In the area of assessment, consultants support schools in accessing
  contract assessment personnel, assisting schools in the interpretation of assessment data,
  and developing assessment instruments and protocols. Classified staff within the Lending
  Library offer advise and assistance to school staff in the selection and use of
  supplementary teacher resources. The out-of-scope staff offer service to the department
  and to schools on multi-media production, therapeutic and family services, metro athletics
  and International Education.




   Curriculum
                                                                             Assessment
                            Programs
     Science
  Language Arts                                                            PAT & Diploma
                        French Immersion        Learning Materials             Exams
  Social Studies        Gifted & Talented
    Fine Arts                                                              Assessment For
                          Early Learning         Teacher Resource             Learning
Physical Education           Inclusive                Centre                  Contract
Health & Life Skills        Education             Lending Library           Psychologists
   Mathematics          Special Education             Annex                 Target School
  Daily Physical         Home Education           Lending Library         Improvement Proj.
    Education              English as a
                        Second Language
                           International
                            Languages




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Key Responsibilities                       Contact                  Phone

Consultant, French Immersion               Anderson, Lynnette       989-3038
AISI Project Multi-Media Production        Au, Allan                989-3047
Specialist
Consultant, French Immersion               Beaudoin, Stella         989-4925
Consultant, AISI Literacy/Language Arts,   Bell, Shelley            989-3018
1-3
Consultant, Special Needs Programming      Bounds, Pat              989-3043
Consultant, Fine Arts (Art, Drama)         Brosseau, Carole         989-3027
Secretary                                  Carter, Linda            989-3012
Consultant, AISI Science 7-12              Chichak, Daryl           989-3022
Consultant, AISI Literacy/Reading          Comartin, Beth           989-3037
Intervention
Occupational Therapist Kindergarten        Cox, Katy                989-4931
Outreach
Principal, LSS International               DeCorby, Emilie          989-3014
Education/ESL/Special Education
Physical Therapist Kindergarten            Deforge, Shannon         989-4946
Outreach
Consultant, AISI Projects Coordination     Delaney, Don             989-3017
Consultant, English as a Second            deMilliano, Karen        989-3025
Language
Consultant, ERLC/Social Studies, K-5       Dempsey, Heidi           989-4940
Secretary                                  Doblanko, Jan            989-3011
Consultant, ERLC/Social Studies 6-9        Dumont, Joe              989-4929
Consultant, Language Arts 7-12             Fenrich, Cecilia         989-3031
Consultant, Special Needs Programming      Flynn, Jackie            989-3044
Principal, AISI Literacy/Early             Gannon, Corine           989-3007
Learning/Inspired Beginnings
Consultant, AISI/Mathematics 1-6           Gibeau, Lorelei          989-3020
Consultant, Early Learning Kindergarten    Greaves, Carleen         989-4934
Occupational Therapist Kindergarten        Griffiths, Marian        989-4927
Outreach
International Student Coordinator          Hoffner, Trudy           989-3004
Family/School Liaison Worker               Holwell, Cynthia         989-4932
Kindergarten Outreach
Consultant, Special Needs Programming      Kalita, Antonia (Toni)   989-3010
Psychiatric Nurse                          Khalema, Emily           989-4938
Consultant, Early Learning Kindergarten    Kinal, Amy               989-3045
Family/School Liaison Worker Dist.         King, Cheryl             989-4928
Spec. Ed. Programs
Media Resource Clerk, Lending Library      Krauskopf, Dianne        989-3034
Consultant, AISI Literacy/Reading          Lafreniere, Nicole       989-3030
Intervention
Secretary                                  Lecuyer, Rachel          989-3029
Administrative Coordinator                 Letwin, Pat              989-3003
Speech Language Pathologist                Leung, Clarence          989-4933
Kindergarten Outreach


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Key Responsibilities                      Contact                Phone

Consultant, Mathematics 7-12              Ludwig, Susan          989-3021
Speech Language Pathologist               MacGurry, Alana        989-4945
Kindergarten Outreach
Consultant, AISI Literacy/Language Arts   Macy, Leonora          989-3033
4-6
Media Resource Clerk, Lending Library     McKay, Maria           989-3035
Consultant, AISI/English as a Second      McLaughlin-Phillips,   989-4935
Language Project                          Kerri
Consultant, Fine Arts (Music,             McLellan, Ray          989-3046
Secondary)
Consultant, Home                          McLeod, Ralphina       989-3008
Ed./Documentation/Coding
Receptionist/Secretary                    McMaster, Dorothy      989-3000
Consultant, Fine Arts (Music,             Moffet, Susan          989-3026
Elementary)
Secretary                                 Moore, Sharon          989-3048
Secretary                                 Morrison, Diane        989-4943
Secretary                                 New Admin. Support     989-4926
Consultant, International Languages       Ninassi, Manuela       989-4936
Consultant, AISI Literacy/Language Arts   Nixon, Rhonda          989-3032
4-6
Head Custodian                            Nobert, Dale           989-3015
Secretary                                 Pelletier, Cindy       989-3013
Consultant, Special Needs Programming     Pistotnik, Maria       989-3006
Family School Liaison Worker              Proby, Joscelyn        989-4942
Kindergarten Outreach
Psychiatric Nurse                         Ranville, Karen        989-4937
Assistant to the Director, Learning       Rowley, Deborah        989-3002
Support Services
Consultant, Social Studies 10-12          Settle, Marie          989-3023
Consultant, Physical Education/Health     Shinkaruk, Cheryl      989-3019
and Life Skills
Consultant, Early Learning Pre-School     Shuman, Michelle       989-3041
Programs
Metro Athletic Coordinator                Smith, Norma        989-3005
Consultant, ESL Assessment and            Snihurowych, Joanne 989-4939
Newcomer Support
Consultant, Special Needs Programming     Spadafora, Ed          989-3009
Speech Language Pathologist               Srinivasan, Priya      989-4944
Kindergarten Outreach
Consultant, French Immersion              St. Pierre, Cecile     989-3039
Speech Language Pathologist               Stewart, Eleanor       989-4947
Kindergarten Outreach
Secretary                                 Stewart, Patricia      989-3028
Consultant, Special Needs Programming     Sweetland, Wendy       989-3024




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Key Responsibilities                       Contact                 Phone

Consultant, AISI Math/Science 1-6          Swinkels, Amy          989-3040
Custodian                                  Tan, Erlinda           989-3015
Consultant, Early Learning Kindergarten    Tumbach, Scott         989-3042
Media Resource Clerk, Lending Library      Vandebeek, Adriana     453-4541
Annex
Physical Therapist Kindergarten            Willes, Tara           989-4930
Outreach
Director                                   Willis, Brenda         989-3001
Consultant, AISI Literacy/Reading          Zydek, Elizabeth       989-3036
Intervention


Lending Library (St. Peter Centre)

The Lending Library offers teachers visiting St. Peter Teacher Resource Centre
a chance to preview video and other media resources, scan novels and other
reading materials, check out the contents of a kit, or place orders in person or
online! A new, more efficient search engine, with a curriculum-based database,
will make finding relevant and current materials simpler and hopefully will also
increase teacher-knowledge of the great resources we have in circulation.

Lending Library Annex (Service Centre – White Room)

An Annex to the Lending Library, located in the White Room at the Service
Building, holds the majority of the novel and art collection; you can expect the
same efficient delivery to schools from the Annex as well as from St. Peter’s.
Please note that a copy of each novel will be available for perusal at St. Peter’s!

Adriana Vandebeek      453-4541

Laminating services and Accu-cuts is housed at Printing Services.
Please contact Gladys Woitas at 453-4522 for service hours.




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                       LIFELONG LEARNING &
                             ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION SERVICES

Lifelong Learning and Alternative Education Services offers a variety of programs
for students. Our evening and weekend programs are designed specifically to
help improve marks, achieve prerequisites and build effective study skills. More
information is available at www.lifelonglearning.escd.net .

       Location:     Sacred Heart Centre
       Phone:        (780) 944-2000
       Fax:          (780) 944-2007

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION

                       Fresh Start Outreach High Schools

This program is for district high school students who are not attending a regular
district high school and who need an alternative, flexible program delivery.
Program features: individualized delivery and personal support. Register at one of
the following four locations or contact Stephen Bouska, Principal at 944-2000.

•   Fresh Start Downtown (10004–105 Street)                         426-1003
•   Fresh Start North (9499–137 Ave-Northgate Shopping Centre)      475-6700
•   Fresh Start West (8240–175 St–Thorncliffe Shopping Centre)      484-3535
•   Fresh Start South (10425–84 Ave–St. Anthony Centre)             433-8100

                     Junior/Senior High Outreach Programs

These programs serve junior and senior high school students who are at risk of
not completing their schooling and also would like an opportunity to experience an
individualized, self-paced, more independent approach to their learning. The
program focuses on student success and core subject areas. Counselling services
are also available. There is continuous intake and flexible scheduling. For more
information, contact Sue Chevalier, Assistant Principal at 944-2000.

Partners for Youth            Guardian Angel Program        Fresh Start Mill Woods
Junior/Senior High Outreach   Junior/Senior High Outreach   Junior/Senior High Outreach
Beverly Community             St. Andrew School             2849 Mill Woods Road
4308-118 Avenue               11342 – 127 Street            440-9341
471-2220                      451-4719




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                      Revelation Online Learning Program

This program affords students in Edmonton Catholic Schools the opportunity to
supplement their home school courses with online courses taught by Revelation
Online staff. These courses are truly virtual classroom courses in that students are
part of a class and take that class over a full semester. High school students can
choose from over 35 high school courses (grades ten, eleven and twelve) in both
core and option courses. More information can be obtained through the facilitator,
Derek Nash (944-2006) or the district principal, Rick Dombrosky (944-2000). Feel
free to visit our web site at www.revelation.ab.ca.

         Our Lady of Grace Program for Pregnant/Parenting Students

This program provides academic, personal and spiritual support and services for
pregnant and parenting district students (male and female) within their community
schools or at alternative educational sites. The coordinator’s office is located at St.
Andrew Centre (944-2181). For more information, contact Sue Chevalier,
Assistant Principal at 944-2000.

                             Sanctuary at St. Margaret

Located at St. Margaret School, Sanctuary offers programming for junior high and
senior high students with severe behavioural needs. Psychological and
educational support is available. Intake is initiated through Learning Support
Services. Contact Tim Starko (Facilitator) or Sue Chevalier (Assistant Principal) at
944-2000 for more information.

                                     A.A.D.A.C.

We operate two programs in partnership with AADAC. One is the educational
component for teens battling addictions within the AADAC day treatment program.
The second (new program) is the educational component of the residential
treatment program for teens addicted to crystal meth. For information, please
contact Stephen Bouska, Principal (944-2000).

                      Knowledge & Employability Program

The Outreach Knowledge and Employability Program (formerly known as I.O.P.) is
located at St. Andrew Centre. This program serves the needs of K & E high school
students using an outreach approach. For information, contact Ed Spadafora, LSS
Consultant (989-3009) or Sue Chevalier, Assistant Principal (944-2000).

                                  Summer School

Lifelong Learning operates regular summer high school programs at the following
sites: Archbishop O’Leary High School, Austin O’Brien High School, Louis St.
Laurent High School, and St. Francis Xavier High School. In addition, four
Outreach sites (Fresh Starts North, South, West & Mill Woods) will also be open
for summer school.

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             P.A.S.S. (Part-time, Alternative, Self-paced School)

An after school program for students and adults wanting to take a high school
credit course in an independent, self-paced environment. Students work on and
off site on modularized courses with teachers on site to offer assistance.
Enrollment is continuous. The hours of operation are from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
on Mondays and Wednesdays. Call 944-2000 for more information.

Location:   Northgate Centre          475-6700
            St. Anthony Centre        433-8100
            Thorncliffe Centre        484-3535
            Mill Woods                440-9341

LIFELONG LEARNING

                 Elementary & Junior High Tutorial Program

Lifelong Learning (Based out of Sacred Heart Centre: 9624 – 108 Avenue)
• Other sites to be determined according to enrollment requests/needs
• Three 5 week sessions per year (November, February and April)
• Emphasis on Math or Language Arts
• Saturday mornings: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

                                 Study Skills

Lifelong Learning (Based out of Sacred Heart Centre: 9624 – 108 Avenue)
• Other sites to be determined according to enrollment requests/needs
• Four 3 hour sessions (October, November, February and April)
• Emphasis on junior high levels
• Offered in the evenings

                         Senior High Math Tutorials

Lifelong Learning (Based out of Sacred Heart Centre: 9624 – 108 Avenue)
• Other sites to be determined according to enrollment requests/needs
• 6 week sessions per year (starts in October and again in March)
• Saturday mornings: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

                      Senior High Diploma Preparation

Lifelong Learning (Based out of Sacred Heart Centre: 9624 – 108 Avenue)
• Other sites to be determined according to enrollment requests/needs
• Sessions determined according to the diploma examination schedule (January
    and June)
• Offered in all academic subjects
• Evenings and Saturdays according to demand



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                       RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SERVICES


Religious Education Services supports the Mission of the school district by:

   Offering leadership in the understanding, articulation, and appreciation of our
   Catholic identity

   Lending support to teachers in presenting and delivering the Religious
   Education Program

   Providing leadership in the assessment and evaluation of student achievement
   in the Religious Education Program

   Providing insight and guidance in permeating our Catholic faith throughout the
   life of the district

   Collaborating with the Catholic Educational Leadership Program

   Assisting staff and students in their faith development

   Providing pastoral support to the district

   Forming and maintaining liaisons with the wider community

Members of the Religious Education Services Department:

 Key Responsibilities                       Contact                     Phone

 Director                                   Dr. Heather Jamieson        441-6074
 Secretary                                  Marjorie Schreiber          441-6084
 Elementary Program Consultant              Maria Branco-Hays           441-6134
 Junior & Senior High Program
 Consultant                                 Ken Bracke                  441-6046
 Elementary Program and Chaplaincy          Sandra Talarico             441-6128
 Consultant




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DISTRICT INFORMATION
ACCEPTABLE USE OF ECSNet

(For complete details regarding the Acceptable Use Policy please refer to
Administrative Policy and Regulation 129 in the Administrative Policy and
Regulation Manual)

This policy applies to all persons using or accessing the ECSNet or who use
Edmonton Catholic Schools computer equipment including all staff, students,
parents, contractors and volunteers. All users are responsible for their own
individual compliance with this Policy.

An authorization form must be completed by each person who is to access
ECSNet. Access to all computer based information on wide and local area
networks shall be controlled by the most secure subsystem available on the
network. Each secure system shall have a designated system administrator.

All users of the ECSNet are expected to act in a responsible, ethical and legal
manner and in doing so are expected to be good network citizens practicing
acceptable internet etiquette methods (commonly referred to as netiquette).

BENEFITS

Edmonton Catholic Schools is committed to providing comprehensive and cost
effective benefits programs for all eligible employees. Group insurance coverage
becomes effective on the 1st day of service if you are actively at work.

Benefit coverage and packages vary among employee groups, based on current
collective agreements or terms and conditions of employment.

MEDICAL AND OTHER BENEFITS COVERAGE

•   Alberta Health Care
•   Extended Health Care
•   Basic Dental Care
•   Major Restorative Dental Coverage
•   Orthodontic Care
•   Vision & Hearing Aid Care
•   Life Insurance
•   Accidental Death & Dismemberment
•   Extended Disability Benefit

Details regarding plan eligibility, entitlement, options and procedures are provided
through Human Resource Services. Please refer to your benefit booklet.




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CHILD WELFARE (INTERVENTION) RECORD CHECK

•   Edmonton Catholic Schools requires a Child Welfare (Intervention) Record
    Check as a condition of employment from all new employees.

PROCEDURES FOR INDIVIDUALS OBTAINING THIS REPORT

Application
• Person requiring information completes a Child Welfare (Intervention) Record
  Check Form CS2687. (forms are available from Human Resource Services)

•   The form, along with 2 pieces of identification , 1 picture and an original
    signature is mailed or taken to:
                 Oxbridge Place
                 Edmonton & Area Child and Family Services
                 Region 6
                 6th Floor, 9820-106 Street
                 Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J6
                 (Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM)

Response
• The assigned personnel will determine whether the person is recorded on the
  Child Welfare Information System as someone who has caused a child to need
  protection.
• The result of the check is recorded on the form CS2687.
• The form is mailed back to the individual within 15 working days.
• Once completed this form must be sent or brought to:
                          Human Resource Services
                          Edmonton Catholic Schools
                          9807 106 Street
                          Edmonton, Alberta, T5K1C2


Requiring Detailed Information
• Should the results of the check show the individual may have caused child to
  need protection, and the individual wants more information than is written on
  the form, they have the right to make a formal request for the child welfare
  records from the Information and Privacy Branch.
• The individual can also request a correction of the record with a proof of an
  error by writing either to Child Welfare Support Services Office or to Freedom
  of Information and Protection of Privacy Branch.

The individual can also request a correction of the record with a proof of an error
by writing either to the Child Welfare Support Services office or to the Freedom of
Information and Protection of Privacy Branch.




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CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK

Edmonton Catholic Schools require a Criminal Record Check report as a condition
of employment from all new employees.

Procedure for individuals obtaining this report:
• Complete the security clearance check at Human Resource Services.
• There is a cost associated with this and it is the employee’s responsibility, a
   certified cheque or cash only, payable upon pick up.
• Two pieces of ID are required, one must be Photo ID.
• Acceptable ID is as follows:
   ♦ Alberta Motor Registries ID (i.e. Driver’s License, Learner’s & Identification Card)
   ♦ Birth Certificate
   ♦ Alberta Health Care Card
   ♦ Passport
   ♦ Immigration Papers
   ♦ Citizenship Papers
   ♦ Indian Status Card
   ♦ Firearm Card
   ♦ Permanent Residence Card
   ♦ National Defense Card
   Unacceptable ID is as follows: Social Insurance Card; Student ID; Credit
   Cards; City of Edmonton License Card; Blue Cross card.
• The Criminal Record Check can be picked up approximately seven days later
   at the main police station only.
• If you live outside of Edmonton you must go to your RCMP detachment.
• Once completed this form must be sent or brought to:
                            Human Resource Services
                            Edmonton Catholic Schools
                            9807 - 106 Street
                            Edmonton, AB, T5K 1C2

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

All employees of the District shall avoid conflict of interest situations.

Conflict of interest is a situation in which an employee whose private interests, or
the private interests of a relative or an associate, might benefit from the
employee‘s actions or influence as an employee of the District.

Employees who find themselves in a potential or actual conflict of interest have a
duty to notify their supervisor immediately upon becoming aware of such potential
or actual conflict.

Please refer to Administrative Policy on “Conflict of Interest” for specifics: AP 210
Conflict of Interest Policy and AR 210 Conflict of Interest Regulation




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DESIGNATED HOLIDAYS

Employees of the District receive pay for a regular day at straight time for a
designated holiday when that day falls on a normally scheduled workday and you
do not work. Where a holiday falls on a non work day, except for Remembrance
Day and vacation entitlement, you will be granted an alternative day of holiday.
(applies to 12 month classified staff only)

Including a Christmas Floater day, Edmonton Catholic Schools recognizes the
following days as designated holidays

♦ New Year’s Day   ♦ Easter Monday     ♦ Civic Holiday – August   ♦ Remembrance Day
♦ Family Day       ♦ Victoria Day      ♦ Labour Day               ♦ Christmas Day
♦ Good Friday      ♦ Canada Day        ♦ Thanksgiving Day         ♦ Boxing Day

EMPLOYEE HEALTH SERVICES

Employee Health Services (EHS) assists employees who have either a work-
related or non-work-related injury or illness. We believe that an employee’s return
to productive work is both physically and psychologically important. Both the
organization and the individual can benefit during the transition back to full,
productive activity.

Your Health and Confidentiality

Please be aware Employee Health Services operates under a strict code of
confidentiality. No one outside of Employee Health Services will have access to
your health information, either written or verbal, unless authorized in writing by
you, or if required by law. You do not need to share any of your health information
with anyone other than your health care providers and Employee Health Services
unless you choose to do so. For staffing purposes, you should however, be in
contact with your principal/supervisor when you are ill.

What to do when you Are Ill or Injured

   It is your responsibility to record your absences using the AESOP
   System (1-800-942-3767) and notify your supervisor.
   If you are absent for more than 5 working days you need to be in contact with
   Employee Health Services.
   An "Attending Physician’s Statement" will be provided to you by Employee
   Health Services and is to be completed by a licensed physician or specialist
   recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. This form is
   to be returned to Employee Health Services within 30 days.
   Physicians may submit invoices to Employee Health Services for payment.
   Employee Health Services requires a doctor's clearance indicating an
   employee’s fitness to return to continuous work prior to their return to work.
   Employee Health Services is prepared to assist supervisors in determining
   work accommodations which are suitable and safe for the employee's
   functional abilities and allow for early return to work.
   For Workers’ Compensation Board concerns, please contact the Occupational
   Health and Safety Coordinator, at 441-6000.

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FACILITIES AND SECURITY

Edmonton Catholic Schools' facilities are situated throughout Edmonton. The
District operates 85 schools along with Catholic Education Services, St. Anthony
Centre, St. Peter Centre Learning Support Services and Facilities Services. The
district also owns several additional school sites that are now being leased to
outside organizations.

Edmonton Catholic Schools maintains a security system at each location for the
protection of all employees, facilities, property and information. Trained uniformed
security personnel are dispatched immediately to any location that registers a
security violation. You are asked to take some responsibility in ensuring a secure
workplace by reporting to your supervisor any individual’s unauthorized entry or
presence, theft, loss or damage. Please ask your supervisor for instructions on
what to do to maintain a secure environment when working other than regular
hours.

All facilities owned by Edmonton Catholic Schools are private property. While we
are a publicly funded organization, the facilities belong to the district. Entry to a
building or grounds may be denied to any person wishing access to the premises,
at any time, by the building administrator or designate.

HARASSMENT POLICY

The Edmonton Catholic School District No. 7 strives to provide a Christ-centered
community within which all persons are treated with dignity and respect, and free
from harassment. The most recent review of the policies and administrative
procedures has led to the development of district wide strategies to eliminate the
possible negative impact these issues may create. These issues are addressed in
the spirit of creating a work and educational environment which enhances
everyone’s opportunity to work and learn in a welcoming and supporting climate.

Policy 212 and Administrative Procedure 212.1 and 212.2 provide to everyone
who works and/or learns within Edmonton Catholic Schools a mechanism that
provides support in addressing issues which diminish their worth or comfort
experienced. Individual supervisors and HRS staff are trained and available to
provide such support. Should you find yourself in a situation which you find
diminishes your comfort because of the treatment you receive from a fellow
worker, a supervisor or anyone you come into regular contact with in the carrying
out of your job responsibilities, please bring this to the attention of your immediate
supervisor or contact the Employee Relations Manager at 441-6184. All contacts
will be treated in a confidential manner and will be addressed as per the
prescribed processes outlined in the Supervisor’s Guidelines for the Resolution of
Harassment Complaints.

Enclosed within your Employee Orientation package is a pamphlet addressing
Harassment. Please take the time to review this material and call the Manager of
Employee Relations if you have any questions.



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HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION

First Aid
All accidents or injuries to any staff member must be recorded in the Occupational
Health & Safety First Aid Accident Record Book.

Safety Programs
As an employee you have a responsibility to work safely and in accordance with
the Occupational Health and Safety Act. For more information on your
responsibilities related to safety programs, please see the supervisor at your site.

As well, the district maintains a safety program consisting of first aid, Workplace
Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Fire Evacuation
Emergency Spill Procedures.

Edmonton Catholic Schools has in place standards to ensure each work site has
sufficient staff trained to exceed occupational health requirements and provide
easy access for students’ safety as well.

Smoke Free Environment
Edmonton Catholic Schools is a smoke free District, and therefore, no employee,
student or guest of the District is permitted to smoke on District property.
Communicating information to employees regarding smoking cessation is
recognized as a desirable practice.

Workers’ Compensation
The following staff are eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits:

•   Cafeteria Staff
•   Out of Scope Staff
•   Custodial Staff
•   Maintenance Staff
•   School Administrators (while on administrative duties)
•   Support Staff
•   Career Technology Studies Teachers (i.e. Construction, Fabrication, Foods,
    Fashion, Design)
•   Warehouse Staff

The Workers’ Compensation Act requires that every accident that may result in
time off beyond the date of the accident, require treatment (visit to the doctor), or
medical aid including physiotherapy, be reported to the supervisor as soon as
practical after the accident. Failure to do so may nullify your claim. For your
protection, notify your supervisor and keep complete records in the First Aid and
Accident Record Book.




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HUMAN RESOURCE FILES

An employee record is defined as relevant data and information relating to a
District employee collected or maintained by the District or by any person acting
on its behalf.

A human resource file is a compilation of records which may include:
   • name, home address, and home telephone number;
   • original application information and documentation, including references;
   • citizenship;
   • religion (certificated staff);
   • age, gender, marital status or family status;
   • employee identification number;
   • educational history and verification of academic or professional training;
   • certificates;
   • criminal record check;
   • child welfare check;
   • evaluation documents;
   • employment records including placements, positions, and leaves.

Edmonton Catholic Schools will maintain confidential human resource files on
each employee. The District recognizes that employees have the right of access
to their Human Resource File.

The district has established an Access to Human Resource Service (Personnel)
Files - Administrative Policy 204.1 which protects the rights of every employee to
confidentiality of their personal information. Upon receipt of your Employee
Orientation package please read carefully the protocol enclosed and sign the form
which provides the details re storage, access and maintenance of personnel files.

Individuals may review their file subject to the following conditions:
• Arrangements made and approval provided by the Director of Human
   Resource Services or designate.
• Appointment to be established in advance.
• Documents may not be removed or copied unless approval is given.
• Files are to be examined in the presence of designated Human Resource
   Services staff.

All Human Resource Files will be treated of in a manner that maintains the
confidentiality of the information in the records and will be retained by Human Resource
Services. Files must be in the possession of Human Resource Services or other
authorized officers, at all times. This is to ensure confidentiality and their safekeeping.

Staff who disagree with the content of their Human Resource Record have the
opportunity to request removal of or to provide additional documentation that could
be included in their file.




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Human Resource Records are subject to the Freedom of Information and
Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP).

For access to your Human Resource Record please contact the Human Resource
Services File Management Clerk at 441-6010.

LEAVES OF ABSENCE

A number of different leaves of absence are available to employees requiring or
requesting one. Please refer to your collective agreement or terms and conditions
of employment for details. Arrangements and/or requests for leaves of absence
should be directed to the Manager of Employee Services, Human Resource
Services.

LONG SERVICE RECOGNITION PROGRAM

The district honors and recognizes employees for faithful and dedicated service
through a Long Service Recognition Program. The Long Service Recognition
Program is based on cumulative service with the District. Long Service
Recognition is given to all Edmonton Catholic Schools employees who have
completed their 35th year, 25th year and 15th year of service.

OVERTIME (AUPE, ECSSA and Out of Scope Staff Only)

Pre-approval of overtime is required before it is worked. Please refer to your
collective agreement or terms and conditions of employment for clarification or
contact your Supervisor or the Employee Relations Manager, Human Resource
Services at 441-6184.

PARKING

In general, you are responsible for your own transportation and parking. Most
locations provide parking for employees. However, in some cases limited
availability of parking space may dictate what practice is followed at each work
site. For further clarification on parking arrangements at your location, please
consult with your supervisor.

When visiting another Edmonton Catholic Schools’ location, other than your own
work site, please respect the reserved signs posted in parking lots.

PENSION PLAN

Details regarding your specific employee group’s pension plan are provided
through Human Resource Services. You can direct your inquiries regarding the
plan to the Pension Facilitator, Human Resource Services at 441-6051.




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SCHOOL OPERATIONS - FIRST & LAST DAY – HOLIDAYS

All schools will provide instruction during the school year which is set on an annual
basis by the Superintendent and which will normally encompass a minimum of
190 instructional days.

The first day of operation and the last day of operation in the school year along
with a Christmas and Spring Vacation will be set on an annual basis by the
Superintendent.

SICK LEAVE

Edmonton Catholic Schools provides income protection to employees in the event
that you are unable to perform your job duties due to illness or disability with
provision of satisfactory medical evidence.

The District actively recognizes and promotes the need for staff continuity in each
student’s education.

The District expects you will arrange medical and dental appointments outside
regular working hours, if possible. In cases of occasional absence, you must notify
your supervisor of your intended absence at the beginning of each workday. Staff
must report absences by calling the computerized staff attendance management
system. A medical certificate may be requested for all medical absences

In cases of medical absences of 5 days or longer, employees should contact
Employee Health Services in Human Resource Services at 441-6008.

SHORT TERM ILLNESS/DISABILITY

Please refer to your collective agreement or terms and conditions of employment
for specific details or call Employee Health Services if you have any questions or
need clarification.

EXTENDED DISABILITY

Please refer to your collective agreement or terms and conditions of employment
for specific details or call Employee Health Services if you have any questions or
need clarification.

STAFF ATTENDANCE

If you do not have an attendance management brochure, please call the helpdesk
at 441-6059 to obtain one.

As part of your obligation to the Board, through your employment contract, you are
expected to report to work on a regular basis. Exceptions include medical related
absences. The Board has a right to request a doctor’s certificate depending on the
length of your absence.

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1. In the event of an absence an employee must notify their
   principal/supervisor.
2. It is the employee’s responsibility to register any absence and to arrange a
   replacement where applicable with Staff Attendance System.

      Staff Attendance System:        www.aesoponline.com or
                                      1-800-94aesop (1-800-942-3767)
      Help Desk (7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) 441-6059

3. Employees are expected to register their attendance on AESOP whether or
   not a replacement is required.
4. In addition, custodians are to report their absence to the Custodial Supervisor
   responsible for their replacement.
5. Employees shall keep their principal/supervisor informed with respect to the
   absence, progress while away and expected date of return.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Edmonton Catholic Schools encourages all staff to pursue applicable training and
development opportunities for the purpose of increasing their job knowledge,
developing skills and abilities and increasing the potential for future
responsibilities.

VACATION

The collective agreement or terms and conditions of employment of individual
employee groups govern vacation entitlement, which is different from holiday
designation. Please refer to your collective agreement or terms and conditions of
employment for clarification.




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SERVICES DIRECTORY
District Site Phone Numbers

Aboriginal Learning Services - Sacred Heart.......................................... 477-2133
Attendance System - AESOP ...................................................... 1-800-942-3767
Attendance System – Help Desk ............................................................ 441-6059
Board Office............................................................................................ 441-6178
Catholic Education Services ................................................................... 441-6002
Employee & Family Assistance Program................................................ 488-4960
Employee & Family Assistance Program Crisis Line .............................. 448-0628
ECS Emergency Spill ............................................................................. 453-4541
Facilities Services................................................................................... 453-4500
Help Desk – Staff Replacement Services............................................... 441-6059
Help Desk – Technology Services.......................................................... 441-6111
Junior High Athletics Results Line-St. Anthony Centre........................... 471-8429
Lifelong Learning Centre - Sacred Heart ................................................ 944-2000
Learning Support Services – St. Peter ................................................... 989-3000
Lending Library – St. Peter ..................................................................... 989-3035
Lending Library Annex – Service Centre ................................................ 453-4541
Metro Edmonton High School Athletic Association – St. Peter ............... 989-3005
Outdoor Pursuits Bookings ..................................................................... 496-2983
Printing Services..................................................................................... 453-4522
St. Anthony District Archives & Meeting Centre...................................... 439-7356
Warehouse & Distribution Services ........................................................ 453-4526

District Site Fax Numbers

Aboriginal Learning Services...........................................................................474.2885
Board Office............................................................................................ 423.6739
Catholic Education Services – Main Floor .............................................. 425.8759
Community Relations Services............................................................... 426.4439
District Monitoring................................................................................... 423.3031
Educational & Administrative Technology Services – 4th Floor............... 441.6044
Educational & Administrative Technology Services – Basement............ 441.6164
Educational Planning & Administrative Services .................................... 425.7429
Edulink.................................................................................................... 441.6044
Employee & Family Assistance Program................................................ 482.6810
Employee Health Services .................................................................... 425.5130
Facilities Services................................................................................... 451.3530
Financial Services .................................................................................. 441.6149
Human Resource Services - General ..................................................... 441.6147
Human Resource Services - Payroll....................................................... 441.6116
Human Resource Services - Time Sheets.............................................. 441.6116
Learning Support Services ..................................................................... 989.3049
Lifelong Learning and Alternative Education Services ........................... 944.2007
Metro Edmonton High School Athletic Association – St. Peter ............... 437.7480
Outdoor Pursuits..................................................................................... 496.2955



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Religious Education Services ................................................................. 441.6044
School Operations Services ................................................................... 425.7429
St. Anthony District Archives & Meeting Centre...................................... 433.0181
Superintendent Services ........................................................................ 425.7429
Transportation Services.......................................................................... 426.2317
Warehouse & Distribution Services ........................................................ 447.4115


FREQUENTLY CALLED EXTERNAL AGENCIES

Alberta Learning ..................................................................................... 427-7219
Alberta Teachers’ Association ................................................................ 447-9400
Edmonton Catholic Teachers Local #54................................................. 451-1196
Edmonton Public School Board .............................................................. 429-8000
Newman Theological College ................................................................. 447-2993
North Central Francophone #4 ............................................................... 468-6440
Catholic Archdiocese–Edmonton Catholic Schools ................................ 469-1010
Ukrainian Eparchy of Edmonton ............................................................. 424-5496
Providence Renewal Centre ................................................................... 430-9491
Star of the North Retreat Centre............................................................. 459-5511

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Emergency ............................................................................................. 911
EFAP Crisis Line .................................................................................... 448-0628
ECS Emergency Spill ............................................................................. 453-4541
Schindler Elevator .................................................................................. 425-1043
Telsco Security ....................................................................................... 424-6971
Police.............................................................................. Downtown: ..... 423-4567
....................................................................................... South:............. 426-8200
....................................................................................... West:.............. 428-8000
....................................................................................... North: ............. 429-8100
Fire ......................................................................................................... 496-3900




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EDMONTON CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
        9807- 106 Street
   Edmonton, AB       T5K 1C2

       Tel (780) 441-6000
       Fax (780) 425-8759

           www.ecsd.net


               2006-2007
         Updated: September 2006




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