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An important part of the initial start for the Virtual School will also be 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.
Class sizes in the Secondary Virtual School will be the same as those in our in-person model. Class size in secondary schools is determined by the type of course. For example: Academic (target of 30 students), Applied (target of 23 students), University (target of 31 students), College (target of 26 students) and University/College (target of 31 students).
We recognize that parents/guardians and/or students may want to switch between in-person and virtual learning. 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. Learn more about switching
between the two models
Students may take one or two courses per quadmester. Course 1 will meet online in the morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Course 2 will meet online in the afternoon from 12:30 to 3 p.m.
As per the Ministry of Education, teachers in the Virtual School will deliver two hours per course/per day in a synchronous (live, online) format. There will also be time for asynchronous (independent work) learning, which may include small group learning, tutorials, and one-on-one support. Daily attendance will be taken.
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2 hours synchronous
0.5 hour asynchronous/independent work
12:30 - 3 p.m.
2 hours synchronous learning
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.
Learn more about requesting to be exempted from the minimum requirements of synchronous learning.
In order to run a course, approximately 30 students are required. Where possible, courses that make up the components of a Specialized Program in a student’s original in-person school home school will be offered by the Secondary Virtual School. It may not be possible to have teachers with specialized training (i.e. International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement) for specific specialty courses.
Students who register at the Secondary Virtual School will be able to participate in the graduation activities at their home school. Similarly, the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC) will be issued by the home school.
All students in the Secondary Virtual School will have access to student support through guidance counselors, special education teachers, social workers, students success teachers, and child and youth counselors.
Every student in the Virtual School will be required to have a device. For those without access to a device, a request can be made through your child’s home school Principal.