Staff supports join summer school instruction

Superintendent of education Joe Chilelli attends a meeting of Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board trustees on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. (BRIAN KELLY/THE SAULT STAR/POSTMEDIA NETWORK)

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Extra staffing supports will be available for elementary and secondary students taking summer school programming with Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board.

Skill builders, with staff having training in social work and child and youth worker, will join teachers, tutors and site administrators at six summer programs for primary and junior students in Sault Ste. Marie, Elliot Lake and Massey.

Their role is to help students with skills such as self-regulation, dealing with anxiety and social skills, superintendent of education Joe Chilelli told trustees during a meeting on Wednesday.

Instruction runs July 8 to 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Literacy and numeracy instruction will incorporate Indigenous culture, healthy and active living and technology, including robotics.

Program goals include increased student confidence and minimizing summer learning loss.

St. Mary’s College hosts summer school programming for high school students.

Grade 12 English and religion will be offered as e-learning courses, as will Grade 10 civics and careers and a co-operative education course.

Classroom instruction is available for foundations for college math, functions and applications and functions for Grade 11 students.

Foundations of math and principles of math are offered for Grade 10 students.

Grade 9 students have two options – foundations of math and principles of math.

Classes run July 2 to 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., except for co-operative education.

An Indigenous education coach will support Indigenous students. A student and family counsellor will also be available for students and families.

btkelly@postmedia.com

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