Helpful Info for summer

Helpful information to plan for summer and next school year
Posted on 06/27/2019

School year calendar
To plan ahead for next year, check out the 2019-20 school year calendar. The first day of school is Tuesday, Sept. 3. The first day for all Junior Kindergarten students is Thursday, Sept. 5. 

Report cards
Elementary school report cards go home before the last day of school. Secondary school students should check with their school to find out when to pick up their report cards (secondary school offices are closed after July 5). If not picked up, secondary school report cards are mailed to the students’ home address.

Summer school
Registration is still available for the SCDSB’s summer school courses. Students in Grades 9 to 12 can reach ahead and earn credits before the upcoming school year, retake courses to improve marks or take additional credits for study and work requirements. Summer school offers students teacher-instructed, face-to-face classes and eLearning courses in July. Details, locations and registration information can be found on the Learning Centres website

Transcript requests
Public secondary school transcript request forms, information and FAQs are available on the SCDSB website. During the summer when secondary schools are closed (July 5 to August 26), transcripts can be requested by emailing a completed form to [email protected]

2019-20 registration for new students
All SCDSB elementary and secondary schools will be closed beginning July 6 and will reopen on August 26. For information on registering your child for the 2019-20 school year, visit the SCDSB website. Please see our website for specific program information about Kindergarten and French-language programs

New to Canada?
If you have recently arrived in Canada and this is the first school your child will attend in Canada, please contact the SCDSB’s Newcomer Welcome Centre. The Newcomer Welcome Centre is located in Barrie at the Bayfield Mall, 320 Bayfield Street. 

First Rider Program taking place in August to help first time bus riders

The Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC) offers a free First Rider Program for first-time riders, which includes a ride on a school bus. This safety program is provided by the SCSTC, in partnership with school bus operators, to educate students and their families of the rules and responsibilities on and around the school bus. Sessions take place in mid to late August across Simcoe County. Parents/guardians and their children attending any school in Simcoe County may attend any of the sessions. For more information and dates, visit the SCSTC website

For general inquiries over the summer months, please contact the SCDSB Education Centre at 705-728-7570. Please note, summer office hours at the Education Centre are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday, starting the week of July 8. The Education Centre is located at 1170 Highway 26 in Midhurst. 

Stay up-to-date on SCDSB news over the summer by:

Sarah Kekewich, Manager of Communications
705-734-6363 x11328