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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.

December 20, 2019
Holiday Wishes!

The staff of the VLC hope that you find peace and happiness in time with family and friends over the Winter Break.  Take some time to rest, relax and rejuvenate.   Please remember to offer to do something kind for someone else.  Happy Holidays!

Winter Holiday Office Closure

The VLC office will be closed for the winter holidays from 4 pm on Friday, December 20th, 2019.  The office will re-open on Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 8:30 am.

December 18, 2019
OSSLT Date

EQAO has announced the OSSLT will be written on Tuesday, March 31st in the morning.  More details will be posted after the winter break.

December 16, 2019
Semester 2 Registration - Late Application Date

Registration opened for Semester 2 on October 25th, 2019. New applications and support documentation received after December 13th, 2019 are considered late. Any applicants who have previously applied that have not submitting support documentation are also considered late.

December 12, 2019
Last Day for Submitting Late Work

January 17th,  2019 at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline for all late and outstanding work for Semester 1.  

Exam Information

VLC exams run from January 24th-29th.  Students should submit proctor information to teachers as soon as possible.  Please check course home pages dates and times.  See student guide module for more information.

December 11, 2019
Teachers' Strike Confirmed Today

All Trillium Lakelands DSB secondary schools Including VLC are closed today, Wednesday December 11th, 2019, due to a legal, one day strike.

December 10, 2019
Potential 1 Day Teacher Strike Tomorrow

At this time there is not an agreement between the province and OSSTF. The bargaining teams have until midnight tonight for an agreement to be reached. If there is not an agreement TLDSB secondary schools including VLC will be closed to students tomorrow Wednesday, December 11, 2019.  This will be a one day only strike.  Updates will be posted as they become available.