News

End of Year Celebration and Graduation

Just a reminder to VLC students that the Year-End Graduation/Social will be happening on Thursday, June 28th, 2018!!  ALL students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Sign up information is posted in the Student Guide course announcements.

Exam and Proctor Reminder

VLC exams run from June 21st to June 26th.  All exam times have been posted on course home pages.  Please check for conflicts and notify vlcadmin@virtuallearning.ca as soon as possible.  All VLC exams (except Gr. 9) require a proctor. 

VLC Bursary for Graduating Students

The Virtual Learning Centre will offer two ($1000.00) bursaries annually to two students who are pursuing post secondary studies at a recognized public College or University.

CMHA's Mental Health Week

At the Virtual Learning Centre, we fully support Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Awareness Week.  

Mental health is about more than mental illness

It’s more than being happy all the time. It’s about feeling good about who you are, having balance in your life, and managing life’s highs and lows. Everyone deserves to feel well, whatever their mental health experience. And we all need a support system to lean on. (Source: CMHA https://mentalhealthweek.ca )

Tragic Incident on Toronto

The VLC extends sincere sympathies to all those who suffered a loss and were impacted by the tragic incident in Toronto yesterday.

Summer School Registration is Open

VLC is offering Careers (GLC2O) and Civics (CHV20) during July, 2018.  Registration is now open.  Please read the previous "School News" post for full details.

Humboldt Tragedy

The Virtual Learning Centre is deeply saddened by the tragic bus accident which has claimed so many young lives.  We encourage our VLC community to wear jerseys, or green, yellow and white on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 to show our support for those impacted.

VLC Summer School

VLC will be offering Gr. 10 Civics (CHV2O) and Gr. 10 Careers (GLC2O) during July.  Courses will run from July 3rd to July 31st.  As these are compressed courses, students must log in each day.  Students must be available to write exams for these courses on Monday July 30th.

Information about registration for these courses will be posted at a later date.

April 10th: Gr 10 Live Classes Cancelled

Grade 10 live classes are cancelled on April 10th only.  This is to support those students participating in the OSSLT.

OSSLT Reminder

An important reminder to all students planning to write the OSSLT tomorrow at the Virtual Learning Centre in Lindsay tomorrow.  Please read the full posting in the student guide and website.

Semester 1 2018-19 Registrations

Registration for Semester 1 of the 2018-19 school year will open on April 11th, 2018 at 9:30 AM.  Please note, applications received after June 15th, 2018 will be considered late.  Use the "Register" button on the top right corner of the VLC home page to begin the application process.

Happy Long Weekend

Best wishes for the extra long weekend.  We hope that whatever your family traditions are at this time of year that the weekend brings peace and an opportunity to gather and enjoy the company of family and friends.

Classes resume on Tuesday April 3rd, 2018.

Regards,

VLC Staff

National and World Autism Day

April 2nd is Canadian and World Autism Day.  The purpose of this day is to generate awareness and understanding of Autism spectrum disorder.  Join with us on April 2nd as we contribute to the conversation about acceptance.

Full Disclosure Deadline

Deadline for withdrawal from Gr 11 and 12 courses and not have them appear on transcripts is Monday, May 7th, 2018.  Withdrawals after this date will appear on transcripts.

International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD),  is celebrated on March 8 every year.  It commemorates the struggle for women's rights.  The staff and students of the VLC remain solid in their commitment to the rights of all people regardless of gender.

March Break

March Break is Friday March 9th to Friday March 16th.  There will be no classes during this time. The office will be closed during this period.  Classes resume on Monday March 19th.

OSSLT Registration Deadline

All students wishing to write the OSSLT must notify the school they wish to write at by Thursday, March 8th, 2018.  Check the Student Guide Announcement for the link to the registration form for those who wish to write at VLC's Lindsay location.  The student guide announcement contains a helpful letter which students should take to schools with them.

Pink Shirt Day - February 28th

Pink Shirt Day

On February 28, 2018 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.

Olympic Olumnus - Dara Howell

 

Dara Howell is a former VLC and Huntsville High School student.  She was a gold medallist in a skiing event at the last winter olympic games in Sochi. There has been some media coverage of her journey after winning the medal for anyone who is interested in doing some research.  However, the moral of her story is that is OK to dream big!  

She competes Friday, Feb 16th - Ladies' Slopestyle Qualifiers starting at 8:00 p.m.

 

 

Florida School Tragedy

We are deeply saddened by the tragic event that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HIgh School in Florida on February 14th. Flags are lowered across Trillium Lakelands DSB. Our thoughts are with the victims, families, and community of Parkland, Florida.  Please reach out for support services should your child need them.