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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.

 

 

Welcome!

VLC welcomes Jeremy Cadeau-Mark as Acting Principal of the VLC in Mr. Roffe’s absence effective immediately. He has worked in education for 14 years and is excited to be joining our VLC team.

Exam Wishes

We at VLC would like to wish our students well for their exams.  If you have kept up with your coursework and assignments, taken note of feedback from your teachers, and participated in your course review, you should be well prepared.

Best Wishes!

Secondary Teachers Strike Confirmed--January 21st, 2020

All secondary school teachers in Trillium Lakelands DSB will be holding a legal one-day strike today, Tuesday, January 21st, 2020.  VLC will be closed today.  Classes will resume tomorrow, Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

January 16, 2020
Potential 1 Day Strike - January 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 Tuesday, January 21st, 2020.

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

January 8, 2020
Check Student Guide for Important Announcements

Important announcements have been posted in the student guide. Students should check these regularly.  Topics include exam proctors, late assignment due dates and OSSLT.

January 6, 2020
Welcome Back!

Just a quick note to welcome all of our students back after the winter break.  We hope you are well rested and ready for the final stretch of the semester.