OFFICE PROFESSIONALS & TECHNICIANS
The Office Professionals & Technicians (OPT) in Bluewater support 16,200 students and 3,000 permanent and casual employees. The Office Professionals and Technicians form one of the supporting pillars in the school community.
They are the first point of contact for students, parents, community partners, providing support for administrators, teachers and other support staff, to ensure the best learning environment possible in Bluewater.
Office Professionals & Technicians ensure the safe arrival and departure of every student. They are the liaison between bus companies, parents and students. Office Professionals take their role very seriously in assisting with the safety of Bluewater District School Board students.
Staff in central administration offices work behind the scenes to support the education system. Student records, ministry reporting, and teacher/employee administrative systems are dependent on the expertise of these team members.
Technicians install and maintain a high-speed wide area network that connects all Bluewater work sites as well as over 5899 laptops/desktops, 2110 tablets and 144 servers. Technicians are also responsible for installation and maintenance of central systems.
Penny Huettlin, OPT President
We WERE There!
OSSTF Bluewater District 7
The OPT BU AGM will be held on Thursday March 14, 2020
at the Stone Tree Golf and Country Club in Owen Sound.
Please plan to attend!
Keep This Date Open!
June 17, 2020
Again this year, we are offering an
OMERS RETIREMENT WORKSHOP.
PLAN YOUR RETIREMENT
WHETHER YOU ARE RETIRING IN 2, 10 OR 25 YEARS.
THIS OMERS WORKSHOP WILL HELP YOU
NAVIGATE THE CURVES TO RETIREMENT.
You must bring your latest OMERS Statement with you.
Wednesday, JUNE 17, 2020
Location Bluewater Education Centre
5:30 PM TO 7:30 PM
LIGHT SUPPER PROVIDED
PLEASE RSVP by May 4, 2020
to Karen Wilson
or call 519-363-0222
Upcoming OTIP Retirement Workshop
Retiring in the next five years and have questions about retirement benefits & finances?
OTIP and your local union invite you to attend the Walk into Retirement with a Plan workshop.
During this workshop, you’ll learn about:
April 20, 2020
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Best Western Owen Sound
1800 2nd Ave. E.
Register online at: www.otip.com/events
Education March on Friday,
OSSTF, ETFO, OECTA, and Grey-Bruce Labour Council
OSSTF District 7, Bluewater Rally with other Education Affiliates at Minister Of Education Lisa Thompson's office in Blyth.
L-R Paula Walpole (ESP), Krista McCormick (ESP), Penny Huettlin (OPT), Kevin Smith (OPT) and Bonnie Cameron (TBU).
Here For Students Campaign
If you have not seen or heard about our Here for Students campaign, check it out and please share it widely with your colleagues, friends, and neighbours.
On the campaign website, you have an opportunity to sign on to the campaign, and send an email to your MPP, the Minister of Education, and the Premier. It will take you less than a minute to send an email to Bill Walker, Lisa Thompson, and Doug Ford telling them how much their proposed cuts will hurt our students in Bluewater. Just visit www.hereforstudents.ca/classroom#letter