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EQAO has announced that there will be two writing sessions for the OSSLT students this year. The first in the Fall and a second session in the spring. The Ministry has also announced students graduating in the 2021-22 (including the summer) school year will have the OSSLT requirement waived.
VLC students who are in grade 11 or grade 12 students who will not be graduating this year will be able to write in the fall session. Instructions for signing up have been shared through email and in the student guide.
VLC students who are in grade 10 this year will write in the spring session. No action is required for grade 10 students at this time. Additional information will be provided closer to the spring.
September 30 will continue to be recognized as Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters is a day that honours the survivors of residential schools – and acknowledges those who did not. Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. We encourage the VLC students to wear orange on this day, and any day, in acknowledgement of the loss of lives at residential schools and the continuing trauma for survivors and their families of the residential school experience. Wearing orange is one way to stand up and commit to the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report.
Once again, our school will be participating in the Terry Fox School challenge! We have taken part in this fundraiser for the last five years and we have raised over $$8628.07! Terry once said, “Anything is possible if you try”, so this year, the Terry Fox Run’s theme is “Try like Terry.”
We are challenging students to get out and walk/run/bike/skate/hike/wheel in support of the Terry Fox Foundation and help raise money to support cancer.
On October 8th at 12 pm we would like all participating students to get outside and walk/run/bike/skate/hike/wheel for the challenge.
If you would like to register or donate on behalf of the school please visit our school’s fundraising page.
The Virtual Learning Centre has been offering Ontario Secondary School students a wide range of flexible, and well-designed high school courses since 1997. It is a renowned program that is unlike any other eLearning initiative in Ontario.
The VLC offers students a full range of learning opportunities powered by the latest online technologies available.
We are committed to setting very high standards for distance learning and know that the student-teacher interaction is key to student success. For this reason, we encourage all of our students to attend web meetings, and to adhere to the course schedule and all due dates. This level of rigor builds a strong work ethic and forges a classroom and school community thereby preparing our students for post-secondary studies.
For more information please review the FAQ section on our website.
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Remind Messages for Parents
September 7th, 2021
Login credentials for new and returning students will be activated when courses begin, starting September 7th to September 10th. Please do not contact the office for your login credentials or to confirm the courses you have registered in. Students can login to their profiles at any time to review their course selection for the academic year 2021-2022. Students will be emailed when their courses begin, and the email will include their login credentials.
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All of our courses are taught by highly qualified Ontario teachers who understand how to blend the power of synchronous, streamed communication with the flexibility of static, anywhere-anytime course content. Students succeed in our program and our attrition rates (under 20%) demonstrate that our program works for most learners.