Summer Learning

The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) continues to support student achievement and well-being throughout the summer months by providing a range of summer learning programs. This year, the need to offer summer learning programs is especially important to minimize learning loss, close gaps, support student mental health and mitigate the impact of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic on students.

For Summer 2022, the SCDSB is offering programs that will focus on reading, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and assistive technology for elementary students. The programs will be delivered through both a virtual synchronous learning format and in-person.

Reading Readiness Program

The Reading Readiness Program is a three week (July 11 to 29) program for students who just completed Grade 1, 2 or 3. This program is intended to strengthen students’ foundational reading and language skills. Students will participate in direct instruction in groups of five, based on their grade and reading level. This program is also available for students in the French Immersion program.

  • English - in-person
    Cundles Heights PS (Barrie), Fred C. Cook PS (Bradford) 
  • English - virtual
  • French Immersion - in-person
    Cundles Heights PS (Barrie), Fred C. Cook (Bradford) 
  • French Immersion - virtual
STEAM Program

The STEAM Program is a three week (July 11 to 29) virtual program for students who just completed Grade 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8. This program is intended to strengthen students’ mathematic skills with an emphasis on problem solving through experiential learning activities.

SEA Program

This program is for students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) who have existing and/or new Special Equipment Amount (SEA) technology and who just completed Grade 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8. This virtual program will reinforce the students’ strengths by offering them assistive technology tools to support their unique learning experiences. This camp will run in two separate sessions, from July 11 to 15 and July 18 to 22.

Please contact your school principal for further details. The deadline to register was May 20.