June 11, 2015

Peel board supports students affected by secondary teachers’ strike

Tutorial day, remedial courses help fill learning gaps

As the 2014-15 school year concludes, the Peel District School Board is providing programs and resources to help secondary school students fill in the learning gaps that occurred during the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation strike.

Notes Scott Moreash, associate director of instructional support services, "We know that students and parents are concerned about the learning gaps. We're confident that our skilled secondary teachers have done everything possible to prepare students for the next stage—whether it's apprenticeships, college, university or the next grade level—that's our focus as a board. We also have other resources and activities for students who want and/or need more help. Our goal is to help them to be successful, despite the missed days at school."

The Peel board has already converted five exam days into instructional days to provide more opportunities for learning. Resources intended to supplement learning, include:

  • ​​June 24 is a tutorial day—teachers will be available for students who need extra support
  • More than 10,245 are registered for the Peel board's two- and four-week extensive remedial summer school program, which offers 296 secondary credit courses to grade 9 to 12 students. There are no fees to register for summer school. A full list of summer school courses is available here.
  • More than 25 Peel eLearning courses are available. A full list of eLearning courses is available here.
  • More than 17 sections of Co-operative Education are available. 
To register for summer school and Peel eLearning courses, visit your guidance counsellor or click the Student Web button on any secondary school website. For additional information about summer school programs, visit www.peelschools.org/summerschool. To find information about online resources, view our student learning resources for more details.

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Media contact: Scott Moreash, Associate Director of Instructional Support Services, [email protected], 905-890-1010 ext. 2232

Reference: Brian Woodland, Director of Communications & Community Relations Support Services, [email protected], 905-890-1010 ext. 2812 
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