This summer school option is for WRDSB students entering into Grade 7, 8 or 9 in September 2024 and will reinforce key concepts that are the foundations to success in Grades 7, 8 and 9.   This program is being offered in person at Janet Metcalfe PS OR through a remote-synchronous option.  The focus is on both numeracy and literacy for the three week summer program. Through authentic, inquiry-based learning, students will deepen their knowledge and understanding while consolidating concepts.  

  • Elementary programs begin Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024 and end on Friday, July 19, 2024
  • All programs are either in-person (at Janet Metcalfe PS) or through remote-synchronous learning from 9:30am to 2:00pm
  • Only WRDSB students currently registered in 2023/2024 are eligible
  • Registration opens March 18th, 2024 @ noon and will close May 17th, 2024 @ noon

Students will be expected to participate in learning activities / lessons for the duration of the program.


Which Students would be appropriate for the Literacy and Numeracy Program? 

  • Students who are looking to improve their skills in Reading:
  • Students who are looking to improve their skills in Writing:
  • Students who are looking to improve their Listening and Speaking skills:
  • Students who are looking to improve their numeracy skills in number sense, operations and/or confidence in mathematics


Transportation Information:

Bussing will be provided for all of our Elementary and Secondary students.  However, please note that Summer School buses cover a large geographic area and parents/guardians will need to make arrangements to get their children to and from centralized bus stops. This is applicable in rural settings as well.

  • All transportation pickup locations are at the local 7/8 or K-8 school for the Elementary (gr. 6, 7, 8) Literacy & Numeracy program.
  • ** UPDATE ** Summer School routes have been posted on the STSWR website.


Registration Information:

Parents/Guardians that are interested in this online summer school opportunity for their student should contact their students’ homeschool Elementary School Guidance Contact or the Administrator (Principal / Vice-Principal).

  • Any student completing Grade 6 in June 2024 –  6LITNU (in-person OR remote-synchronous) 
  • Any student completing Grade 7 in June 2024 –  7LITNU (in-person OR remote-synchronous) 
  • Any student completing Grade 8 in June 2024 –  8LITNU (in-person OR remote-synchronous) 


Important Notefor those considering the remote-synchronous option – students are only able to access their Google accounts from within Canada. Students traveling internationally will not be able to access their Google accounts until their return to Canada.


Contact Information  (prior to July 2, 2024)

Alternative and Continuing Education
151 Weber Street South
Waterloo, ON  N2J 2A9

  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Summer School phone numbers and email will not be available until July 2, 2024.
  • Please contact the Continuing Education office for questions at (519) 885-0800 or email: