Virtual Academy: 613-695-4817
Virtual Academy Attendance line: 613-695-4816
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.
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.
Home School Websites
For information regarding Photo Days, Yearbooks, College and University Presentations, and more, please contact your home school.
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.
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.
Recording now available: Parent "Tech Support" - Thursday, September 24
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.
Principal, Virtual Academy 7-12