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Announcements

High School Parent-Teacher Interviews May 12

Please select this link to book interviews for May 12th.

Digital Citizen Awards

This year, the Virtual Academy would like to recognize students in each grade who meet one or more of the global competencies which help prepare our Catholic graduates as discerning believers, formed in our Catholic faith community. Teachers nominate students based on the following global competencies: Character, Community and Citizenship, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication and Creativity. We celebrate this by sharing with the students a gift card to Chapters and a certificate in honor of their contributions to the Virtual Academy. The following is a link to the winners of this award.


Virtual Relay for Life

Visit this link, to view the Virtual Academy on CTV News raising money for Relay for Life. Visit this link to view the Vice Principals celebrating the cause.

OSSLT for Virtual Students

The graduation literacy requirement for our current grade 11s has been waived by the Ministry of Education. Because of this, we will be cancelling the test this year for all eligible students both inschool and in the VA.

Emergency Plan for the Virtual Academy

Do you know what to do in case of an emergency in your virtual classroom? Whether or not you know a person's physical location, you can help out a classmate or teacher who's having an emergency. Please review the steps listed in the VA Emergency Plan so that you will know what to do if the situation arises.

Parent Portal Registration

To register for the parent portal please follow this link for step by step instructions

Grade 12 Graduation Photos

Please contact your home school to get the dates of your graduation photos. Please book your photo appointment at your home school to have your photos taken.

Important Information for Gr. 12's about the OSSLT

The literacy graduation requirement will be waived for all students graduating during the 2020-21 school year. The ministry is continuing to explore a field test of the online OSSLT in Spring 2021, which could allow the opportunity for non-graduating students to write the test and have successful attempts counted on their transcript.

Hapara and Hapara Highlights

OCSB leverages many tools to help scaffold learning and effective internet use. One tool is Hapara Highlights. Read more about it HERE!

Screen Time and COVID

This video addresses what screen time looks like during a pandemic, the protective power of connection, types of screen time, and the comforting power of predictability.

Cooperation Using Google Meet and Online Learning

This parental webinar is designed to help families set the stage for student success while using the virtual platform Google Meet. One of the most important things parents can do is help their child set personal goals and break those goals into mini-steps. This way, neither the student nor the parent feels overwhelmed. The OCSB Behaviour Team hopes by following the tips in the webinar, parents will help their child become more cooperative and independent.

What you need to know about cyberbullying

This pamphlet outlines examples of cyberbullying and who students can turn to if being bullied.

Kids Help Phone

Recording now available: Parent "Tech Support" - Thursday, September 24

A recording of the Parent Learning Session that took place on Thursday, September 24 is now available on our Online How To's page.

Tips for parents to support virtual learning

Virtual learning is a new experience for all of us. Here are some Tips for Parents to help navigate this new learning landscape.

Principal's Message

Welcome to the OCSB Virtual Academy!

Our Board’s spiritual theme this year is 'Walk Humbly with God', calling all of us to be aware of our own personal wellness and encouraging us to participate in God’s restorative justice. This theme is especially appropriate for, in the midst of this Covid pandemic, we are called to take care of ourselves and each other. At the OCSB Virtual Academy, our goal is to help students reach their full potential by instilling confidence through a synchronous and asynchronous learning model. Although our work is online, we are a caring community encouraging those who need assistance to reach out, for help is always available at our school or at a student’s home school.

Despite these challenging times, I hope everyone had a chance to rest and re-charge this summer. I wish our community a safe and successful 2020-21.

Be well,

David Nash

Principal, Virtual Academy 7-12

david.nash@ocsb.ca

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