The key expectation for the SLP is for district school boards to develop and implement an engaging summer literacy/numeracy/FNMI program for invited students. Providing rich summer programs helps to reduce summer learning loss and, in some cases, increases student achievement.
Beginning the process as early as possible will help everyone to be better prepared and ready to implement an effective summer learning program. Using a team approach and building upon the expertise within the board is an excellent way to develop an engaging and rewarding experience for all stakeholders.
Remember that reporting on the program (to parents, the board, September classroom teachers and CODE) is an expectation of the SLP. This valuable information will assist boards to plan future programs, enhance existing ones and support students both in summer programs and throughout the school year.