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Attention Virtual School Parents/Guardians:
An important part of the initial start for the Virtual School is to ensure that all students are aware of and understand the TDSB Online Code of Conduct and privacy issues and expectations related to online learning.
Students will be taking part in synchronous (live/online) learning throughout the day with maximum class sizes and synchronous (live/online) learning times, as outlined below. The synchronous learning time requirements align with the Ministry of Education’s guidelines for virtual learning.
Daily Minimum Synchronous
Learning Time Requirement*
*This is in addition to asynchronous (independent work) learning time.
Each of the four Elementary Virtual Schools will have offerings of French Immersion and Extended French Programs. Please view this FAQ for more information:
French as a Second Language (FSL) Frequently Asked Questions - Return to School
Learn more about requesting to be exempted from the minimum requirements of synchronous learning.
Whole Group Instruction
5-6 sessions per day for short periods of time
4 sessions per day
Guided Instruction and Independent Work (Teacher oversees work and is available for questions)
2 sessions per day
2 sessions per day
3 sessions per day
Synchronous (live virtual) Check & Connect
1 sessions per day
Time in Minutes
Virtual School Teacher Absences As we continue to work to assign teachers to all Elementary Virtual School classrooms, at this time it may not be possible to provide a replacement teacher to cover classes where the classroom teacher is absent. Students are encouraged to complete work that has been assigned by the classroom teacher or are encouraged to access the available resources and videos on the Asynchronous Learning Activities web page.
Every student in the Virtual School will be required to have a device. For those without access to a device, access will be arranged through the student’s home school through the Principal.
We recognize that parents/guardians and/or students may want to switch between in-person learning and Virtual School. It is important to note that, for health and safety reasons, and because of the impact switching would have on staffing, physical distancing and space allocation, it will not be possible to immediately transition between the two models. As a result, an opportunity to enter the Virtual School or to return to in-person learning will be provided at key dates during the school year. Please visit the Switching Between Learning Models page for dates and more information.
A process will be established through the School Support Team for students in an Elementary Virtual School to have access to student support services including but not limited to special education resource support, social work, speech and language and psychology.
At this point in time, Elementary Specialized Programs will not be available in Virtual School.