Please complete this survey and tell us about your experience at our School Survey.
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.
The documents are also posted at SACY: www.vsb.bc.ca/sacy
You can contact your SACY worker (see list at www.vsb.bc.ca/sacy/contacts) for more information, support or referral to community services or Art Steinmann, SACY Manager,
Important InfoUBC Deadline of February 1st
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.
Here is information on how you can participate!
SCHOOLS & STUDENTS
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.
Report cards for all Grade 10, 11 and 12 students only can be picked up from the VLN office or you can request it via email.
Please email email@example.com with your full legal name and PEN #.
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.
(from www.bccpac.bc.ca “What is a PAC?”)
If you are interested in becoming involved in our VLN PAC, please forward your name and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.