News

Summer School Registration --July 2020

VLC will be offering GLC2O (Careers) and CHV2O (Civics) via summer school. 

Registration will open on Wednesday, May 6th at 10:00 am and close Wednesday, May 20 at 4pm.

Summer school will begin July 2nd and run to July 30th, 2020.

No live classes on July 2nd.  Students must login daily.

Live meetings: 

GLC2O 9:30 - 10:45 am (3 days per week - days to be confirmed)

CHV2O 11:30 am - 12:45 pm (3 days per week - days to be confirmed)

Remaining course hours will be completed asynchronously. 

GLC2O exam is July 29th at 8:30 am

CHV2O exam is July 29th at 11:00 am

Please note even if we are still practicing social distancing the course work will not be reduced.

Students must be available to write the exam on the scheduled day and at

the scheduled time and have a proctor.  No exceptions.

All courses will run based on sufficient enrolment and availability of staff.

Fall Registration Update

Our office is currently closed due to COVID-19.

We are reviewing applications and further instructions will be sent via email.

Please ensure that you have uploaded all requested documentation.  Applications will not move forward until the requested support documentation has been received.  Please do not email or call our office to confirm receipt of documents.  Applicants can login to their application/profile to review what has been received.   Documents that are received will be confirmed when they have been reviewed this may take 4-6 business days.

Thank you for your patience.

Semester 1 Registration -- September 2020

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

Registration for NEW students opens April 24th at 10:00 AM.

Welcome Back

Welcome back all students. The entire staff is very excited to be seeing everyone again! Please note that the office is currently closed and the best way to get a hold of staff is to email them directly. For office inquiries please email vlcadmin@virtuallearning.ca. Please note at this time the office cannot process all requests as we are working remotely.

Civic (CHV2O) and Careers (GLC2O) update

For any students who are currently enrolled in Civics (CHV2O) please note you will not have an exam for this course and it will complete on Thursday, April 9th, 2020. If you are enrolled to start Careers (GLC2O) please note that this will start as scheduled on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Please watch for a message from your teacher Tuesday Morning. Your first live class with be Tuesday, April 14th at 3:15pm. 

March 31, 2020 Important School Update

I am confirming the news from the Minister of Education that our school will remain closed until at least May 4, 2020 as part of the provincial effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19. 

We have been working with the school board on a plan so that learning can continue while students are at home. Information about the tldsb.ca/homelearning/ plan may be found on the TLDSB website. Information will continue to be added to this page so please check back regularly.

Starting next week we will be bring classes back online in a reduced format in alignment with ministry expectations. We want to be sure that our at home learning plan is as successful for your child as possible.  If your child is not ready to start Virtual Learning Centre classes on Monday please contact me directly at jcadeaumark@virtuallearning.ca to discuss further options. As a reminder students will need a computer with a reliable internet connection. 

I know this is a very stressful time for all members of our school community right now - our students, our staff, and their families. Your well-being must continue to be your first priority. Please reach out to myself if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Cadeau-Mark

Principal

School Closure

The Ontario government stated that all publicly funded schools in Ontario are ordered to remain closed from March 14 through to April 5. This means that Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) schools including the Virtual Learning Centre (VLC) and Open School (OS) will be closed for two additional weeks following the March Break.

During this time there will be no new modules, online classes, or open office hours for students. If a student has a due date already set during this closure it will be extended until we return. Our office will be closed during this time and we will not be responding to emails.

The OSSLT scheduled for March 31st has also been cancelled as schools will be closed. 

For all COVID-19 updates visit the board website tldsb.ca/covid19/. 

We will be updating the VLC website and student guide as information becomes available. 

Important information about novel coronavirus COVID-19 and school closures.

The Ontario government has ordered that all publicly funded schools in Ontario remain closed from March 14 through to April 5. We are currently working with our school board to plan out how this will affect the Virtual Learning Centre and details will be posted on the website as they come available. Please do not contact the office for details as we will provide details on our website and student guide as they become available.

March Break

Happy March Break to all VLC students and families.  We hope the weather is kind and you get to take a break from the computers!

The VLC Office will be closed from March 16th to 20th. 

Teachers' Strike Confirmed Today

All Trillium Lakelands DSB secondary schools including VLC are closed today, Thursday , March 5, 2020, due to a legal, one day strike.

Potential 1 Day Strike March 5th, 2020

OSSTF has announced another round of potential teacher strikes in its labour dispute with the Ministry of Education.  This ONE day strike will impact Trillium Lakelands DSB secondary schools including the Virtual Learning Centre.

If the strike goes ahead, VLC will be closed on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

More information will be posted on the VLC website and in the Student Guide course announcements as it becomes available.

Pink Shirt Day

On Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 we encourage everyone to wear something pink to show that we are all working together to prevent bullying in our schools, in our communities and online.

The theme for this year’s Pink Shirt Day is “Lift each other up”; a simple but powerful message encouraging us to look beyond our differences and celebrate the things that make us unique. When we lift each other up, we see past the things that separate us and see instead the things that unite us as people.

Teachers' Strike Confirmed Today

All Trillium Lakelands DSB secondary schools including VLC are closed today, February 21, 2020, due to a legal, one day strike.

Potential 1 Day Strike February 21st, 2020

OSSTF has announced another round of potential teacher strikes in its labour dispute with the Ministry of Education.  This ONE day strike will impact Trillium Lakelands DSB secondary schools including the Virtual Learning Centre.

If the strike goes ahead, VLC will be closed on Friday, February 21, 2020.

More information will be posted on the VLC website and in the Student Guide course announcements as it becomes available.

Semester 1 Reports

Report cards will be mailed out Wednesday February 12th to all students who have submitted their proctor forms.  Please allow 10 days for delivery.

OSSLT 2020 - Compulsory Graduation Requirement

Initial information regarding the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test for 2020 has been posted in the Student Guide.  This is important information for all students intending to graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

As many of you are aware,  a compulsory graduation requirement for all secondary school students in Ontario is the successful completion of the OSSLT.  Students are to write the test in the spring of their grade 10 year. This year, the test is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2020, from 9 am until approximately 1 pm.

Semester 2 Is Now Underway

All semester 2 courses are up and running.

Registered semester 2 students received an email to notify them that each course has started up.  Login credentials were also included in these emails.

All students should complete the Student Guide modules and read the important announcements posted in that course.  Important Information about the start of the semester can be found in the announcement: Welcome! From Student Services. 

Students who are on a waitlist will be notified via email by February 7th only if a space becomes available in their requested course.  Please do not contact the office about your waitlisted courses.

Semester 2 Start Up Information

Semester 2 begins February 3rd. 

Timetables and teaching assignments will not be available until courses begin throughout the week of February 3, 2020. 

Students will receive emails when courses begin.  Login credentials will be included in these emails.

New Student Orientation Meetings - Week of February 3rd

There will be several meetings held the week of February 3rd by our Student Services teacher, Mrs. Kuypers, welcoming new students and helping them navigate their way through our program.  

Meetings are scheduled on Tuesday, February 4th at 2 pm and Wednesday, February 5th at 12:35 pm. Students only need to attend one meeting if they want - these are optional but recommended.  If they cannot make a meeting they can watch the recording. 

There will be a drop-in session on Friday, February 7th at 11:55 am where students can ask general questions about the program.

Students can find out more details in the Student Guide announcement: Welcome! From Student Services when they are placed into the Student Guide course. 

Reminder: Students will be added throughout the week of February 3rd into their course(s) and they will receive an email letting them know when they have been added.  Be sure to check your junk mail.

Please do not contact the office for details.

Bell Let't Talk Day
Bell Let't Talk Day

The Virtual Learning Centre will be joining the conversation about mental health on January 29th, Bell's Let's Talk Day.