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.
As you know, BC is undergoing an overdose crisis related to the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Some staff, parents and students have been asking for support and information to increase their knowledge about the drug, the risk of accidental ingestion / cross-contamination, and the potential risks to students.
Accordingly SACY (www.vsb.bc.ca/sacy), a joint initiative of VSB and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), that focuses on substance use education, brief intervention and support has developed two resources:
· Fentanyl Info Handout – a fentanyl primer that outlines key core knowledge pieces, including practical examples and approaches to use with youth
· Fentanyl Related Resources and Supports – a one pager listing useful websites with additional information
Please share these materials with your school community.
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.
Registration will start on May 15 for our Spring/Summer courses. These are intended to be completed by early August. If you don’t want to wait until then you are welcome to sign up for one of our present courses that you can finish during the summer or beyond.
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.
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.