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Friday April 5th PA DAY

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 see full post for agenda.

Full Disclosure Date (Gr. 11 and 12 Courses)

Important Information For all Gr. 11 and 12 Students

Students in senior courses (grade 11/12) have until May 8th, 2019 at 11:59 pm to withdraw from a course without the course showing up on a transcript. 

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

World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) falls on March 21st each year.  It is a United Nations officially sanctioned day of awareness. 

To show our support of WDSD we are encouraging all students and staff to wear blue and yellow clothing and crazy coloured socks!

Registration for 2019-2020

It is anticipated that registration for 2019-2020 Semester 1 will open mid-April.  Please monitor this website for updated information. 

March 19, 2019
OSSLT Update

OSSLT is scheduled to be written at 9:00 am on Wednesday March 27th.  Good luck to all those students involved.  If you have prepared for this test, you should do well.

All Gr. 10 live classes will be cancelled on Wednesday March 27th only.

March 8, 2019
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 11th to 15th.  Classes resume on Monday March 18th.

March 8, 2019
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2019

Campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter

A balanced world is a better world. How can you help forge a more gender-balanced world?
Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

(from www.internationalwomensday.com)

March 7, 2019
Adobe Connect Upgrade - March Break - Updated March 12

Updated March 12 - The VLC will be performing server maintenance on our Adobe Connect servers over the March Break. 

Adobe Connect servers will not be available from Monday, March 11th at 7:00 AM to Wednesday, March 13th at 4:00 PM

This will effect recorded meetings and course content presentations. 

February 21, 2019
Important OSSLT Reminder

The deadline for registering to take the OSSLT with VLC is tomorrow. (Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.)

February 15, 2019
Semester One Report Cards

Report cards will be mailed out on Friday February 15th to all students who have submitted the required proctor forms. (Grade 9 courses did not require proctor forms)

Students will be notified via email, if proctor forms are missing.

Please allow 7-10 days for delivery.

February 11, 2019
2019 OSSLT Candidate Information

Important information for 2019 OSSLT candidates has been posted in the Student Guide.  Please read this announcement.

February 4, 2019
Semester 2 Start Up Information

New and returning students will begin to have access to courses beginning Monday, February 4th.  Courses will continue to be opened throughout the week.

As each course is loaded, students will receive an email in the email account they registered with and the course will appear in their student dashboard in Canvas.

Please monitor your email accounts and this website for more information.

Please do not contact the office for timetables or teaching assignments or login credentials.  Login credentials will be included in the emails sent to you when you have been added to a course.

February 5, 2019
New Student Orientation Meetings this Week

There will be several meetings held throughout the week 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 5th at 2 pm and Wednesday, February 6th at 9:15 am. 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 8th 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.  Please do not contact the office for details.

Thank you.

January 29, 2019
Bell Let's Talk Day

The Virtual Learning Centre will be joining the conversation about mental health on January 30th, Bell's Let's Talk Day.

Bell Let's Talk Logo

January 29, 2019
VLC Exams and Inclement Weather

VLC staff will be monitoring the forecasted weather events overnight.  Exams will proceed as scheduled tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29th, 2019.  If students are unable to attend exam venues due to inclement weather, they should email vlcadmin@virtuallearning.ca from their VLC Gmail accounts.  Be sure to include your exam tine and course code.  These cases will be rescheduled as necessary on January 30th or 31st, 2019.  Students should check their VLC gmail accounts for responses.

January 25, 2019
Exam Proctor Forms

Please make sure to follow all instructions on VLC proctor forms.  They should be submitted promptly after each exam.

January 25, 2019
Exam Wishes

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

Best Wishes!

January 22, 2019
End of Semester Reminders

An important announcement has been posted in the Student Guide. It contains important reminders about end of semester procedures.  All students should read this announcement.

January 16, 2019
Waitlist Update

This semester VLC has added in the option for students to select to be placed on a wait list if a course was already full.  Students were also placed on the wait list if they selected a course that was not at the appropriate grade level. 

After the December 14th application deadline, we started placing students from the wait list into these courses where we could.  Students received in an email notifying them if they were placed into their requested course.

At this point, most of our courses are full and it's not likely there will be any significant movement in these courses. 

We will be monitoring enrolment in courses regularly and, if space does become available, we will notify students via email up until February 8th that we have placed them in one or more of their requested courses.

Current VLC students should check the Student Guide Announcement for more information.

February 8, 2019
OSSLT 2019 - Compulsory Graduation Requirement

Initial information regarding the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test for 2019 has been posted in the Student Guide.  This is important information for all students intending to graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.