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1.2. Sick Leave Response

To access a Sick Leave have your doctor complete the attached Medical certificate.
The Board has initiated a Sick Leave submission form found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesZrocV4EtDr7O8HWdgiSMIBsg1lKifEwhO-wP0IeBi34Srw/viewform
(The Board memo explaining their form is found here)
For any communications after the initial submissions:

If you wish to include a Release Officer please cc them on any direct correspondence to/from the board (outside of medical note submissions).
Your direct contacts at the Board are as follows:
amanda.harrison@ycdsb.ca - if  Elementary 
annie.robinson@ycdsb.ca - if Secondary

When you send your forms into them make sure to put in the Subject line one of the following:
your first name last name - OECTA - Updating Medical
your first name last name - OECTA - Return to work

If there is a fee to complete the form (now and in future) the board will pay up to $45 and the receipt goes to annie.robinson@ycdsb.ca

Please make sure you enter sick days in SFE until you hear back from the Wellness Department.  Please enter them in 5-day blocks.

Make sure you provide 3 days of lesson plans, and that your marking and evaluations are all up to date and entered (or can be passed on to the Admin/LTO for entry).  You need to provide all comments and anecdotals. Provide your short and long-term plans.

How Sick leave works:

  • the first 11 days are paid @ 100% of salary
  • on the 12th day, you automatically start the Short Term Disability (STDLP) Leave Plan - 120 days paid @ 90% of salary
  • if you have any top-up days (check myPortal) they are automatically applied to top up your 90% days to 100% days

Timeline for Sick Days

If you were off the first day of work for the 2020-2021 school year then your sick days will run out on March 31, 2021

What happens to my pension and benefits on leave?

No change

What happens after using up all Sick Days and I am still sick?

Well prior to the expiration of sick days you need to contact the Unit Office and request a Long Term Disability (LTD) package.  The process requires you to fill out several applications and to have your medical team send supporting medical files to the insurer, OTIP.  This process can be lengthy and can take approximately 15 weeks.  Please ensure you leave enough time to meet the timelines.


Please note: MyPortal sick day usage totals will not be accurate while you are on medical leave.  In order to avoid any disruption to pay cycles for members on leave, the Board's payroll system will reflect that the entire sick day allocation of 120 days paid at 90% has been used.  If a member is medically cleared to return to work before all sick days are utilized, the payroll system will automatically replace all unused days.


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