June 28, 2021—Summer learning is underway for some elementary and secondary school students.
Elementary school summer program
Over 250 K-8 elementary students are participating in the online Summer Learning Program (SLP), with dozens coming from direct referrals from their school. This is significant because the focus is on keeping students engaged in learning for a few weeks after the school year ends. The program runs from July 5-23, 2021 and has 17 classes of 15 students each, with two teachers per class. Learning coaches, learning partners and curriculum coordinators are providing support to the educators.
SLP outcomes are specific, and support students and families to address learning gaps in literacy and math. Pre- and post-program diagnostic assessments are conducted as part of the performance measurements.
Secondary school summer programs
New for this year is the Summer Transition Project: Indigenous Grad Coach Program for students who self-identify as Indigenous and who are going into Grade 9 in September. Two programs will run in late August 2021, one at Eastside Secondary School and another at North Hastings High School. The program focus will be on culturally-informed land-based experiences, integrating well-being, academic strategies and transitions support to enhance Indigenous students’ sense of readiness for high school. Students are eligible to receive a half credit or full credit, upon completion of a two-week or four-week program.
As in previous years, Summer School  is online and runs from June 28 to July 26, 2021.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications and Privacy Manager, 613-966-1170, extension 62354, or 613-847-0696, [email protected]