Grade 9 Learning Strategies 2016

The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board is pleased to offer an after school Grade 9 Learning Strategies course to students currently enrolled in Grade 8. Students successfully completing the course will receive one credit towards their Secondary School Graduation Diploma.

The course will begin on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 and end on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Classes will be held at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Catholic Secondary School on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (5:00pm–7:00pm) as well as three Saturday sessions (9:30am–12:00pm).

This course is ideal for students currently experiencing academic challenges. It explores learning strategies and helps students become better, more independent learners while increasing their personal management skills, both in school and in other contexts. Students will learn how to develop and apply a range of strategies to improve their learning, particularly their communication, and planning skills. An important goal of this course is to increase students’ confidence, motivation and ability to learn.

To register your child, please complete the registration form and return it to your child’s principal by Tuesday, February 2nd. Please read the Student and Parent/Guardian Information section carefully as the attendance requirement for this program is an important consideration when registering your child. Registrants will be contacted prior to the commencement of the course.

Offering this course requires a minimum enrollment. The Board reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet this requirement. Transportation to and from the course will be the responsibility of the parent or guardian. For more information about the course, please contact Joe Bitonti, Student Success Lead, at 705-472-1201, extension 2234.

2016 Course Dates

Continuing Education Office: 705-472-7771 to report absences.

Week #DateTime
1 February 9th 5:00p.m.–7:00p.m.
February 11th
2 February 16th 5:00p.m.–7:00p.m.
February 18th
3 February 23rd 5:00p.m.–7:00p.m.
February 25th
4 March 1st 5:00p.m.–7:00p.m.
March 3rd
5 March 8th 5:00p.m.–7:00p.m.
March 10th
6 March Break
7 March 22nd 5:00p.m.–7:00p.m.
March 24th
March 26th (Sat.) 9:30a.m.–12:00p.m.
8 March 29th 5:00p.m.–7:00p.m.
March 31st
9 April 5th 5:00p.m.–7:00p.m.
April 7th
April 9th (Sat.) 9:30a.m.–12:00p.m.
10 April 12th 5:00p.m.–7:00p.m.
April 14th
11 April 19th 5:00p.m.–7:00p.m.
April 21st
April 23rd (Sat.) 9:30a.m.–12:00p.m.
12 April 26th 5:00p.m.–7:00p.m.
April 28th
13 May 3rd 5:00p.m.–7:00p.m.
May 5th
14 May 10th 5:00p.m.–7:00p.m.
May 12th

Student and Parent/Guardian Information

Attendance: Regular attendance is crucial in order to achieve success. Students are expected to be punctual and attend every class. Students risk being withdrawn from the program if three (3) absences are accumulated or if excessive lates accumulate. Two (2) significant lates will be treated as one (1) absence. Please see enclosed list of class dates.

Behaviour: Students must be respectful of their teachers, fellow classmates and all other support staff on site at the secondary school. Students who cannot fulfill these expectations will be withdrawn from the course.

Support: Students planning to enrol must be aware that there are no special education resource teachers available to assist with program modification. Every effort will be made by the classroom teacher to support and enhance the learning of each student.

Reporting to Parents: Students will receive a mid-term and final report card.

Please return the registration form to your child’s principal no later than Tuesday, February 2, 2016.