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November 12, 2019
World Kindness Day

Postcard showing 7 ways to show kindness

Wednesday, November 13th is World Kindness Day.  Kindness Day was born when a collection of humanitarian groups came together on November 13, 1997 and made a “Declaration of Kindness”.  On World Kindness Day, let your compassion shine brightly.  Get caught showing as much kindness as possible

November 12, 2019
Previously Used Gmail Virtuallearningapps Services

As per Student Guide announcements of September 3rd, 12th and 16th,  the VLC's @virtuallearningapps.ca Google domain has been discontinued.  Students should be using @virtuallearning.ca for all VLC Google services now.

@virtuallearningapps.ca services will not be accessible after 12:00 pm Friday, Nov 15th, 2019.

November 6, 2019
Full Disclosure Reminder

Students in senior courses (grade 11/12) have until NOV 25TH, 2019 at 11:59 pm to withdraw from a course without the course showing on a transcript. 

Full disclosure does not apply to students in Grades 9 or 10 courses.

Further information was posted in the Student Guide announcements on October 15th.

November 4, 2019
Treaties Recognition Week

TLDSB Indigenous Education Logo

In the fall of 2016, the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR) dedicated the first week of November as Treaties Recognition Week. The goal of the week is to promote public education and awareness about treaties, land claim agreements and contemporary treaty relationships in Canada.

Please click on this post for more........

Nov 1 Internet Outages

The VLC Office is experiencing an internet outage.  A number of other locations where teachers work from are also impacted.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

October 22, 2019
PA Day - Oct 25

Just a reminder to all students that October 25th, 2019 is a PA Day.  There will be no live classes or Open Offices.  Live classes resume on Monday, Oct 28th.

October 15, 2019
Terry Fox at the VLC Office

These pictures are of the VLC Office staff participating in our 2019 Terry Fox Event.  So glad we were able to help out such a good cause. We have raise $450 to date.

October 15, 2019
Semester 2 Registration

CURRENT VLC students should check the Student Guide announcements for information.

Registration for NEW students opens October 25th at 10:00 a.m.

October 11, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving!

The VLC wishes everyone a happy long weekend this weekend. 

No matter what or how your family chooses to celebrate, we hope everyone takes some time to be grateful for the things which make our lives as rich as they are.

There will be no classes on Monday and our office will be closed.  Classes resume on Tuesday October 9th

PA Day Friday October 24th, 2019

On Friday, April 5, 2019  The Virtual Learning Centre education staff will be focusing their learning primarily on Program Improvement Planning.   There will be no open office sessions. Please click this post to see the agenda.

October 6, 2019
VLC will be OPEN

We are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached between the province and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). All Trillium Lakelands District School Board schools, including the Virtual Learning Centre, will be open on Monday, October 7.

October 4, 2019
CUPE Job Action Update - Oct 4th.

Trillium Lakelands District School Board has carefully assessed the potential impact on school operations and determined that all TLDSB schools (including VLC and Open School) will be closed to students starting Monday, October 7, 2019 until the end of the CUPE full withdrawal of services. This includes all elementary, secondary, and adult and alternate education centres.  

Please click on this announcement for full details.

October 3, 2019
Important information regarding CUPE job action

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has provided notice that they will be starting a full strike – withdrawal of all services – across the province on Monday, October 7, 2019. TLDSB schools, (including VLC) continue to remain open to staff and students for the remainder of this week.  

Parents are encouraged to begin making alternate arrangements should school closures be necessary. Visit tldsb.ca for more info.

September 30, 2019
Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day's slogan is "Every Child Matters".  We, at the VLC, strongly believe that everyone of our students matter and we are firmly committed allies in the process of reconciliation with our indigenous friends.VLC Staff in Orange TShirts.

September 26, 2019
Important information regarding CUPE job action

Yesterday, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) confirmed that job action will begin across the province on Monday, September 30, 2019.  Trillium Lakelands schools will remain open to staff and students during this job action. 

Terry Fox Update

We have raised $325 online!  The Terry Fox School Run is fast approaching at The Virtual Learning Centre and there is still time to donate. Help our students make a difference in the lives of so many Canadians affected by cancer. Donate at: http://www.terryfox.ca/TheVirtualLearningCentreLindsay

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Take Our Kids to Work Day, taking place on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, is an annual event where students step into their future for a day and get a glimpse into the working world. The day involves students in Grade 9 spending the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host, where they experience and learn about the world of work.  (thelearningpartnership.ca)

More information will be available in the student guide announcements.

This is an optional activity for Gr. 9 students and is not for marks/credit.

Terry Fox Fundraising Link

The Virtual Learning Centre has reached 15% of our fundraising goal of $1800.00.  Currently,  we have raised $275.00.  Donate at: http://www.terryfox.ca/TheVirtualLearningCentreLindsay.  We are so proud to be carrying on this incredible Canadian tradition at our school.

September 17, 2019
Semester 1 Underway

Semester 1 classes are currently underway.  Registration is closed.  Please monitor this website for information about Semester 2 registrations.

Terry Fox Run

We are excited to announce we will be taking part in the Terry Fox School Challenge again this year.  We are challenging students to get out and run/walk/bike/skate on October 11th, 2019 in support of Terry Fox Foundation and help raise money to support cancer research.