• Continuing Employment

    Posted by Susan Soos on 12/22/2021

    To Orleans/Niagara BOCES Substitute Employees:

    This is just a reminder that, consistent with the reasonable assurance letters that are sent to substitute employees before the start of the school year, your reasonable assurance of available work will continue for periods of employment immediately before and after vacations and/or holidays during the 2021-2022 school year, in accordance with the approved school calendar; and you are expected to return to work as substitute assignments become available at the conclusion of each vacation period.

    We look forward to seeing you when your duties resume on January 3, 2022.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Susan Soos at 716-731-6800 x 2215.  


    Enjoy a restful holiday!

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  • Weekly Testing

    Posted by Susan Soos on 12/2/2021

    Please be aware if your COVID-19 vaccine card is not on file with the Orleans/Niagara BOCES, you must complete weekly testing.  A link can be found on our BOCES web site at www.onboces.org in the COVID-19 tab under Testing Sites.  Testing sites will be updated periodically, so please make note of where to find this information.

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  • COVID-19 Protocols

    Posted by Susan Soos on 11/16/2021
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  • Holidays and Recesses

    Posted by Susan Soos on 11/16/2021

    Thursday, November 25, 2021 (Thanksgiving Recess)

    Friday, November 26, 2021 (Thanksgiving Recess)

    December 24-31, 2021 (Winter Recess)

    January 17, 2022 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

    February 21-25, 2022 (Mid-Winter Recess)

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  • School Closing Information

    Posted by Susan Soos on 11/16/2021

    Internet Web Site - www.onboces.org

    Radio Stations - AM Stations - WBEN 930 

    Television Stations

                WGRZ - Channel 2     www.wgrz.com

                WIVB   - Channel 4     www.wivb.com

                WKBW - Channel 7    www.wkbw.com

    * Note: It is the substitute’s responsibility to listen to radio and television stations for public announcements, emergency school closings, and delays.  Absence Management will not call you if the district has a delay or weather cancellation.  The system will continue to post reported absences and place outbound calls to substitutes even though an emergency closing or delay has occurred.  The system cannot be reprogrammed with such a short notice.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  NOTE:  Substitute employees will not be paid for days when school is not in session. 

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  • Winter Weather

    Posted by Susan Soos on 11/16/2021

    As the winter season approaches, do you know what the various weather warnings and advisories mean? 

    Winter Weather Advisory – indicates winter weather conditions, with snowfall of between 3 to 6 inches, are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous, especially to motorists.

    Winter Storm Watch – indicates that winter weather may affect your area.

    Winter Storm Warning – indicates that severe winter weather conditions are definitely on the way.

    Blizzard Warning – indicates that snow and strong winds of at least 35 miles per hour combined will produce blinding snow, near-zero visibility, deep drifts and life-threatening wind chill.

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  • Expanding Site Base

    Posted by Susan Soos on 11/16/2021

    Are you interested in expanding the number of sites you’re willing to accept substitute assignments?  Looking to work with other student populations?  If so, then please contact Susan Soos, 716-731-6800 x 2215 to start the discussion.  The possibilities are endless!

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  • Substitutes Needed

    Posted by Susan Soos on 11/16/2021

    Know of someone that enjoys being in the classroom teaching or assisting?  We can help them achieve their goals!

    Why not refer them to apply to become a substitute employee?


    Advantages include:

    • A flexible work schedule
    • Fulfill passion to work with kids
    • Gain classroom experience while working on your educational degree
    • Earn extra income
    • Be part of a team
    • Direct Deposit available
    • Individual voluntary retirement savings programs available


    Positions available to serve as a daily substitute teacher and/or teacher aide on an as needed basis throughout the Orleans/Niagara BOCES classrooms located in Orleans and Niagara Counties.  Must be 18 years of age or older.  High school diploma or GED required.  Applications for all substitute positions are available online: www.onboces.org., under the Employment Quick Link. EOE

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  • Congratulation!

    Posted by Susan Soos on 11/16/2021

    Congratulations to Carol Hausrath.  She is the recipient of the Substitute of the Year Award.  Nominations for the award are made by the employees of the Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services

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  • Welcome!

    Posted by Susan Soos on 8/11/2021

    Welcome to your exciting assignment as a substitute with the Orleans/Niagara BOCES.  You are an essential member of our organization who provides quality instruction in every class each day. The same high standards and accountability expected from permanently assigned staff is also expected from our substitute staff.


    The valuable service that you provided to our schools, staff, and students is greatly appreciated.  We wish you a rewarding experience as an Orleans/Niagara BOCES substitute.


    We look forward to working with you this year.  If there are ways in which we can be of assistance to you, please let us know.

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