FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1. I have registered online, how will I know that my son/daughter is enrolled?
After you have completed your registration for summer school 2017, an email will be sent to the email address that you provided. It will state that your son/daughter has successfully registered and it will include a copy of the information you provided.
A reminder letter will be sent to the email address that you provided 2 weeks prior to the start of summer school.
2. My son/daughter attends a different school board; can they take a summer school course with Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB)?
Yes! Even though your son/daughter attends a school in a different school board, he/she can still enroll in summer school with the SMCDSB. Go online and fill out the online registration form for summer school 2017. The application form requires a student's Ontario Education Number (OEN) which can be found on the students’ report card.
3. Does SMCDSB charge a fee for summer school courses?
No, currently there are no fees for summer school courses at St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School.
4. What is the schedule of a typical day of summer school?
School begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Students are provided with two 15 minute breaks and a half hour for lunch.
5. Does my son/daughter need to bring a lunch or is the cafeteria open during the summer?
Please be advised the cafeteria at St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School will be open this summer.
6. Does my son/daughter need to wear a uniform to summer school?
No, students are not required to wear a uniform to summer school; however, there is a dress code in place, where students are required to dress appropriately. No tank tops, short shorts or skirts, hats or ripped clothing is permitted.
7. Is transportation provided to and from summer school?
Yes, transportation is provided from a location in your community (numbers permitting). Please see the transportation schedule for a list of pick-up and drop-off locations. You must register for a transportation stop online.
8. Does my son/daughter need to bring any supplies with them to summer school such as paper or pens?
Yes, students are responsible for bringing basic supplies relative to the nature of the class. i.e. paper, pens, pencils, calculator, phys. ed clothing, etc. The teacher will advise if there is anything else that is needed.
9. My son/daughter is currently in Grade 6, is there any summer school course available for him/her?
Yes, they can attend the FREE - Mouse Trap Vehicle (MTV) Camp. The program is set up for students entering grade 7, 8 & 9 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School (transportation provided). The program is two weeks (8:30am-3pm daily, 1/2 day class on the last Friday). Students spend the day using practical examples to improve their language, math and science skills. Students can register online (on the first page of the Summer School website).
10. My son/daughter has just completed Grade 8, how will I know whether the GLS2O or the MTV Camp is the best option for them?
MTV camp provides students with the opportunity to enrich, reinforce and enhance their literacy, numeracy and science skills in a fun, hands-on environment.
GLS2O provides students with the opportunity to enhance learning and study skills and to also earn a high school credit.
For more information to help you decide which one is the better option for your son/daughter, please see the fact sheets on the two programs and consult with your child's elementary Principal or Vice Principal.
11. When are report cards available and do they get mailed out?
Transcripts and report cards will be mailed to your home address at the completion of the session (August). The home school will also receive a copy of the report card which is placed in the students’ file.
12. How does my son/daughter know which class to attend and who their teacher is?
Class lists will be posted inside the school on the first day to assist your son/daughter with locating the classroom.
13. When does registration close?
Summer school registration for full courses, credit recovery and transfer courses (first session) and Grade 7 & 8 courses closes on Wednesday, July 5 at 5:00pm.