Semester 1, 2021-22 Newsletter

Welcome

Semester 1 has begun and students are all loaded into courses. We have seen considerable growth in our program this year so you will see some new teachers in our program. They have been doing lots of training and are eager to get to know our students.

Student Guide

Both new and returning students are required to work through all the modules in the Student Guide course, even if you have done it before. Also, students need to check the Student Guide announcements regularly. All important information will be posted there.

Timetables

Student timetables were emailed out on September 7th. Please make sure you have read this email as it provides important information about how students will be studying in our program.

Withdrawals

If you would like to withdraw from a course and you are under 18, a parent/guardian must email the registrar: [email protected] with the request from their personal email account.

If you are over 18 then you need to notify our office using your student Gmail account that you wish to withdraw from one or more of your courses. You can also log in to your application and update your Student Notes.

If you are attending another publicly funded or private school your guidance counsellor must email the registrar: [email protected] with the request.

If a student elects to withdraw course deposits will be forfeited (if applicable).

Technical support

If students are having technical difficulties they can open a support ticket in Canvas by using the Help menu on the left-hand side and choosing “Report a Problem”. This will go to our support team and a solution will be emailed to the student’s VLC Gmail address.

Full Disclosure

Students in senior courses (grade 11/12) have until November 24th 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 Grade 9 or 10 courses.

Important Dates

October 22 – PA Day (No classes)
November 15 – PA Day (No classes)
November 26 – Board-Instructional Holiday (No classes)
November 24 – Full Disclosure
January 25 – Last day of classes
January 26, 27, 28, 31 – Exam Days

Taking courses elsewhere

If a homeschooled student is taking courses with the Virtual Learning Centre and would like to enrol in courses from other programs that are privately or publicly funded, including the Independent Learning Centre (ILC), our office needs to be notified ahead of time. Failure to do so may result in withdrawal from our program.

Student’s in the Final Year

An announcement will be posted in the Student Guide next week with information for students in their final year at the VLC. Please ensure your child reads the announcement.

School News and Dates

Parents are encouraged to check our website regularly to keep up to date with school news. Important school dates can also be checked on our website using the Calendar menu

CHV2O/GLC2O Start Date

CHV2O has begun and will run for 9 weeks. Exam date: November 9th, 9:00 AM

GLC2O start date November 11

Changing Courses

Registration is closed as courses are full. Please do not contact the office to request course changes via email or telephone.

Final Exams (January 26, 27, 28, 31)

Final exams will be scheduled on January 26, 27, 28 and 31st. Specific dates and times for exams will be posted on student’s course homepages by the end of October. Please note that all exams will be proctored by Proctorio. For more information visit our website (https://virtuallearning.ca/frequently-asked-questions/what-is-proctorio/).

Students must be available for their final exams.

Clubs and Extracurriculars

The VLC offers a large range of extra-curricular activities to enhance the experience of students and to build a school community. Clubs range from our student newspaper, the VLC Gazette, to clubs such as environment, chess, and debating.
We have a strong Student Council whose role is to build the school community and provide opportunities for students to voice opinions and recommendations to the Principal.
Clubs vary from year to year with student interests. A complete list of clubs will be shared with students towards the end of September.

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Virtual Learning Centre

230 Angeline St. South
Lindsay, ON. K9V 0J8
Telephone: 705-328-2925
Fax: 705-878-8891