- 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.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com 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.
- 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.
- January 7, 2019
- Happy New Year
Happy New Year to all our VLC students and families! Welcome back to the final few weeks of semester 1.
- Holiday Wishes
The staff of the Virtual Learning Centre wishes everyone a happy holiday season. Whatever your traditions are at this time of the year, we wish you peace and happiness. Take time to celebrate family, friends and the small things which enrich our lives. Embrace the diversity which makes our community so uniquely rich and valuable.
- Holiday Office Closure
The VLC office will be closed for the winter holidays from 4 pm on Thursday, December 20th, 2018. The office will re-open on Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 8:30 am.
- Late Applications
Please note applications received after December 14th, 2018, are considered late. Incomplete applications after December 14th, 2018, are also considered late. Applicants may not be able to be placed in requested classes. Be sure to include alternative course choices.
- Save the Date! End of Year Celebration
The Year-End Committee is very excited to announce that the VLC will once again be hosting our annual Graduation and Year-End Social! We would like to request the honour of your presence at this event in order to celebrate those graduating and to meet fellow classmates and teachers. The event will be taking place at the Admiral Inn, located in Lindsay, Ontario, on Thursday the 27th of June. More information regarding the event will be coming in semester two, so be sure to save the date and keep an eye out for more announcements in the Student Guide!
- Dec 21 Board Holiday
Friday, December 21st is a board holiday for Trillium Lakelands DSB. There will be no classes, tech support or office support.
- Giving Tuesday
Today is Giving Tuesday and we at VLC are encouraging all to get involved. Even small gestures of giving make a difference in the lives of others.
- Mid-Term Reports and Full Disclosure
Mid-term report cards are being sent out from the office today. Please allow 5-7 days for delivery.
Please Note: CHV2O (Civics) grades will not appear on mid-term reports as they are final grades. They will appear on Final Report Cards at the end of semester.
Full Disclosure Date: Friday November 23rd, 2018 at 11:59 pm. (Gr. 11 and 12 courses)
- Important - For all Gr. 12 Students
All Gr. 12 students wishing to graduate, or register for post-secondary education, in the 2018-19 school year must read the announcement posted in the student guide and complete the form which is included in it.
- Full Disclosure (Gr. 11 and 12 Courses)
Students in senior courses (grade 11/12) have until November 23rd 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.
- Nov 23 PA Day
On Friday, November 23, 2018 VLC education staff will be focusing their learning primarily on School Improvement Planning: Connecting Well-Being and High Achievement. Please see agenda below.