After you complete a grade 10-12 VLN course you can check to see if your final grade was successfully uploaded to your Ministry Transcript. Sign into EdAccess to take a look at your Unofficial Transcript. You'll need your PEN number. Please note the Ministry of Education has specific upload dates so it will not appear immediately.
If it does not appear please contact your course teacher or your VLN counsellor.
UBC Deadline of February 1st Any student who has completed all of their work and written the final exam/provincial exam (if required) WILL meet the UBC deadline. The deadline is for students work, not for teachers to have work marked, nor for a mark to be entered into the ministry website. Once teachers have marked all work a final grade will be issued. Your home school will then upload these marks to the ministry and your transcript in their next upload period (see below).
When will I see my mark on my transcript Students fall into three categories depending where their home school is. 1. Full-time VLN student – Your mark will be updated by VLN directly in our next ministry approved upload time through a program called TRAX. This is currently scheduled to happen around the middle of February for our school. 2. Public Schools in districts other than Delta, New Westminster, or VSB Continuing Ed – Your mark will be put into the computer system (MyEd) by VLN. The mark will then be uploaded by your home school, via TRAX. Semester schools will be uploading mid-February, linear schools will be uploading in March. PLEASE KNOW that both dates will still be fine for UBC. 3. Independent schools, as well as Delta, and New Westminster – Marks will be finalized, a report card will be generated for the student, and the student then takes the report card to their home school counsellor or records clerk to be entered. The home school is legally obligated to submit marks from other schools for any of their students. The...
VSB staff are using criteria from the Interim Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) to review schools and decide what to do with them to make sure seismic upgrades happen as quickly as possible and that we have new schools where we need them in the future.
Earlier this year Vancouver School District did a series of workshops co-planned by teachers and senior staff from the Ministry of Education to look at the redeveloped provincial curriculum. The district also did two parent workshops last week, attended by 400 people. VSB will now review the latest information from the Ministry about changes to provincial assessment. We will have more information for parents once that is done. In the meantime this is the information received from the Ministry of Education about the changes.
Our VLN community needs parent voices on its Parent Advisory Council (PAC).
PACs are forums within each school community to discuss matters affecting your school and the education of your children. Parents’ voices are a tremendous value to their school. They offer a wealth of ideas and support in the challenges that face all public schools. PACs strive to represent the diversity within their communities and contribute to the benefit of all students by:
• providing opportunities to educate and inform parents about the school; • involving parents in volunteer activities; and • openly discussing parents' concerns and aspirations for their schools.
The Vancouver Learning Network (VLN) is expanding into 5 secondary schools: Lord Byng, Point Grey, Templeton, University Hill, and Windermere. Each secondary school will provide greater opportunity for students to connect with resources closer to their home school and also gain easier access to VLN teachers. VLN Core, the office centre, will remain at its current location, John Oliver Secondary, for another year. Deferring the move will allow students to transition to a new facility in a timely manner. Students will have access to 2 counsellors and 5 teachers and also be able to use the testing centre and student lab at VLN Core. Please note that previous correspondence indicated that VLN Core would be moving to Tupper Secondary in September, this move will not occur. VLN Core will remain at John Oliver for at least one more year.
VLN Elementary will also remain at its current location for another year until a new location is determined.
The program will undergo some changes to the administration team. Jim Rutley, current vice principal, will be the new VLN principal in July. A new VLN vice principal will be appointed shortly. Pedro da Silva, the current principal, will be leaving VLN to take on the role of principal at John Oliver Secondary School.
We are encouraged that these changes will support students at both VLN Core and the neighbourhood schools. We look forward to the expansion of the program and connecting with students throughout the city.
If you have any further questions, then please contact VLN at 604-713-5520.
VLN’s student learning centre is a physical space within our virtual high school. It is open daily during the school year. It is staffed by a friendly and knowledgeable teacher who is available to answer questions and provide educational assistance. The computer lab has iMacs and Windows 7 computers with access to a printer and a scanner. Plan to spend an hour or a full day, we are here to help you.