Summer to September

As this school year wraps up, I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how much I enjoyed a year of learning adventures with your children, and how much I appreciated all the support of the parents.    What a great community we have in our program!  As of Wednesday, June 30th, the school will be closed and all staff away until Wednesday, September 8th, 2021. 

On September 8th, the mainstream school students convene at 9:00 a.m. for a whole-school assembly in the gym to find out their classroom placements.  Home Learners do not attend that day.  As soon as practically possible on the 8th and 9th, your teacher will be contacting all registered student’s families to book or confirm their Student Learning Plan Meetings.  These are very busy days and we will contact everyone as soon as we possibly can.  The Home Learners’ classroom is closed on the 8th, as all staff have meetings immediately following the classroom placement assembly, for the remainder of the day.

As with the rest of the distributed learning world, for Home Learners’, the first weeks of September consist mainly of planning, preparing and completing individual Student Learning Plans with the teacher, working on and completing each student’s Activation Assignment, and starting (or continuing) their home learning. It is important to understand that everyone must attend a Student Learning Plan meeting and their child must complete an Activation Assignment before they are fully registered in the program.  That is a Ministry of Education requirement.

Starting immediately, please look at the calendar on the left column of this site (or click onto the calendar page) to view available times to book for Student Learning Plan meetings.  Please email the with your 1st and 2nd choice of Student Learning Plan meeting times.  Please ensure the heading of your email is: “Home Learners – Student Learning Plan Meeting” or it might get missed or re-directed.  We will book people into meeting times on a first-come, first-served basis. Although we will not be accessing  VSB email over the summer, your email will be saved and read upon our return in September. For newly registered families,  we will contact you during the first week of the school year.  For waitlist families, we will contact you if and when we are able to provide you a placement. Otherwise, we are not able to contact people regarding “where they are on the list.”

We will do our best to book people into their requested meeting times on a first come, first served basis, and will email you confirmation on or shortly after September 8th.  

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone and meeting our new students and families!

Have a fabulous summer everyone!

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