Semester 1 Midterm Report Cards
Semester 1 midterm report cards were sent out on November 10th to students’ VLC Gmail addresses, as well as their parents/guardians’ emails if under 18. Instructions for opening the attachments were included in the email.
Within the VLC, some students may receive two midterm report cards attached to the email with some of their courses listed on each.
Please be sure to download a copy of your report card(s) and save it for your records.
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, 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).
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.
When a student completes any external credits, they must upload the final report card to their Student Profile, so the office can help them keep track of their OSSD requirements and ensure they have prerequisites for future courses. Given that many of our students are homeschooled, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to keep track of their OSSD requirements but our office can provide support along the way. Our guidance counsellor will share resources with students that will help them keep track of these requirements and they can provide assistance with course selection, pathway planning and eventually support them in the graduation and post-secondary application process.
Any external credits completed (outside of the VLC) will not be added to the student’s status/credit counselling sheet or the Completion of Requirements for Graduation page of our VLC final report cards until a student’s graduating semester with the VLC.
At the VLC we do not have inclement weather days, as our courses are offered virtually and there is no travel required. If your local school board announces an inclement weather day, please note this does not apply to VLC and you will be expected to follow your timetable as scheduled.
Final Exams (January 26, 29, 30, 31 and February 1)
Final exams are scheduled on January 26, 29, 30, 31 and February 1. Specific dates and times for exams are posted on student’s course homepages and have been emailed to families. 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/).
Failure to write or missing an exam or culminating task deadline without a medical note defending your absence forfeits the credit for the course. Other plans or travel are not conflicts and students are expected to write their exams and hand in their culminating tasks at the scheduled time without exception.
- November 16 – Full Disclosure (due by 4 pm)
- November 17 – PA Day (No classes)
- November 24 – Board Instructional Holiday (No classes)
- December 25 – January 5 – Winter Holiday
- January 25 – Last day of classes
- January 26, 29, 30, 31 and February 1 – Exam Days
- February 5 – Semester 2 starts
- June 20 to 26 – Semester 2 Exam Days
Students in senior courses (grade 11/12) have until November 16th at 4 pm to withdraw from a course without the course showing up on a transcript.
Details on how to withdraw are shared below.
Full disclosure does not apply to students in Grade 9 or 10 courses.
Students who maintain an 80% or higher average in all their courses for the semester will receive an Honour Roll certificate at the end of the semester.
In addition to the certificate, students who have consented to share their name publicly, as indicated in your registration, will have their name listed on our website. Students who have not given permission to have their name shared publicly will still have their name shared in our Student Guide. If you wish to not have your name shared on either platform please email [email protected] to let us know.
Homeschool confirmation letters from a student’s local school board were due by the end of September. Students’, and parents/guardians’ (if under 18), have been notified by our office several times if this document is missing. In order to remain in our program, the document must be uploaded to the Student Profile by November 15th or the student’s account will be placed on hold.
Graduation and Post-Secondary Applications
Graduating students and students going on to post secondary programs were requested to complete the Graduation and Post-Secondary form in September so they could be added to our VLC Grad and Post-Secondary Club. Students in this club will have access to important information and resources for graduation and for post-secondary programs and applications. All students who have completed the form, and declared their intent to graduate, have been added to the course. Mrs Kuypers has made several email requests to a few students who have yet to declare that this is their final year. Please ask your potential grad if they are part of the VLC Grad Club. If they are not, they need to complete the form in the September 11th Student Guide announcement (Graduation and Post-Secondary Information Request 2022/23 – IMPORTANT) immediately.
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.
Just a reminder that if you forget your password you are able to reset it by going to our website https://virtuallearning.ca/ choosing “Student Profile”. On the login screen there is an option for resetting your password. When you click on this link, you will be emailed a link to reset your password to your personal email on file.
Address and Phone Number Updates
If you have moved you need to update your Student Notes immediately with your new address, complete with street number, street name, city, postal code, and any unit or apartment number. If your phone number has changed please include that as well.