School News

high school parent-teacher interviews

Please select this link to view information for high school parent-teacher interviews.

Students of the month

Each month, St. Josephine awards a Student of the Month Certificate and Chapters gift card to a student in each grade based on nominations submitted by teachers. Here are the criteria on which decisions are made:

Community and Citizenship-works on improving our world for the betterment of others

Character-qualities essential for being personally effective in a complex world including: grit, tenacity, perseverance, resilience, reliability, leadership, and honesty.

Communication-the student uses a variety of tools to connect with the right audience

Critical Thinking-the student applies information and knowledge in the real world

Collaboration-the student uses their talents and abilities while accepting, valuing and building upon the strengths that others bring to the table

Creativity-the student thinks outside the box, is resourceful, and takes risks to come up with innovative ideas and solutions to problems

Please select this link to view the winners of September's Student of the Month Awards.

OSSLT After School classes and gr 11, 12+

OSSLT - This letter went home to all grade 10 students to join the after school literacy classes which will begin the week of October 18th.

OSSLT -This letter went home to parents of all grade 11 and 12+ students to register them to write the OSSLT between November 22-25th at St. Josephine@Bilberry or St. Josephine@Graham. Grade 10 students will write the OSSLT between May 9-12. Further details to follow.


This year the OSSLT will be written in person between November 22-25th for all grade 11 and 12+ students and between May 9-12th for all grade 10 students at either the St. Josephine@Graham site or the St. Josephine@Bilberry site. Students must write EQAO in a proctored environment. If you do now wish your child to write the test this year in a brick and mortar setting, then your child can attempt the test next year or take the OLC40 literacy course. As the literacy graduation requirement for all students graduating during the 2021–2022 school year has been waived, graduating students do not need to take the OSSLT. Please review the following resources available for your child to prepare for the test. The EQAO practice test is included in this resource. In preparation for the literacy test, our grade 11s and 12+ students will be participating in a literacy blitz the week of October 25th.

Anxiety Resources for Parents

Please find below some links that you may find useful if you're looking for support from a psychologist in our community along with some tips on how to break the cycle of anxiety. Guidance counsellors are also available to ask/answer questions.

Retraining the Brain to Break the Cycle of Anxiety

Our Virtual High School has a New Name!

Going forward, our school will be known as St. Josephine Virtual High School. Read more about St. Josephine Bakhita, after whom our school is named.

St. Josephine Welcome Letter

Please select this link to view the Principal's Welcome Letter.

Family Technology Support

If you are having difficulties with either hardware or software, please select this link to access support.

St. Josephine's Parent and Student Checklist

We are so excited to have your child join this incredibly innovative and evolving school. Before we get started, we need to make sure a few things are in place so that your child(ren) can have a seamless experience transitioning to St. Josephine Virtual High School. Please take this time to review our contact information, resources and technological ‘How-To’s’ by selecting this link to ensure that your child(ren) is/are ready for the first day of school on Tuesday, Sept 7th.

Emergency Plan for St. Josephine Virtual High School

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 experiencing an emergency. Please review the steps listed in the St. Josephine Emergency Plan so that you will know what to do if a situation arises.

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

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.

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