Virtual School/In-Person Transition for PVNC Students

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Originally posted on Dec. 9, 2020

Dear parents/guardians,

Today we are sharing some important information and a Transition Request Form for families who wish to switch between in-person learning and Virtual school. Please read carefully, as this will be the last opportunity for families to make a switch between the two learning modes during this school year. 

What do I need to do as a parent/guardian?

If you DO NOT wish to switch your child from in-person learning to Virtual school or from Virtual school to in-person learning, you DO NOT have to do anything. Your child will remain in their current learning mode.

If you DO wish to switch your child from in-person learning to Virtual school or from Virtual school to in-person learning, please read the following information carefully. Once you have read the information, please fill out the Transition Request Form by 12:00 noon on Jan. 12, 2021. If a form is not completed by the closing date, the student’s current learning mode status will remain.

Background:

Update to Virtual School 

Our St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Virtual School currently has more than 2,350 learners. It is currently the Board’s largest school. 

Named after the Patron Saint of students and Catholic schools, the Virtual school serves students from Kindergarten through Grade 12 and currently employs 90 teachers and support staff as well as administrators. 

Please view our Virtual School Parent Guide for in-depth information about the school and the Virtual learning environment. 

COVID-19 Update

All confirmed cases are reported on our COVID-19 Advisory Page. The advisory page can be accessed from the Board and school websites and is updated daily based on the number of cases confirmed by our local public health units.

Transition Form – Switching Between In-Person Learning and the Virtual School

Families of students, either elementary or secondary, who would like to switch from in-person learning to the Virtual School or from the Virtual School to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year must complete this PVNC Transition Form by noon on Jan. 12, 2021.  

Link to Transition Request Form: https://forms.gle/PLMAcoxHK7mfs8Gf9

NOTE: Families who DO NOT wish to make a change, do not need to fill out the Transition Form. 

Following the noon Jan. 12, 2021 deadline, Board staff will work to reorganize classrooms and teacher assignments and school staff will communicate with families in the days leading up to Feb. 2, 2021. We expect some reorganization of classes will be required in February in both the virtual and in-person schools; teacher and student class assignments may change to ensure that class sizes reflect Ministry-funded averages.  

More Questions?

We understand that you may have more questions as you make this important decision. 

Please note, for school-specific concerns, please contact your child’s school. For all other inquiries, please complete our School Board Contact Form, filling out as many fields as possible, which helps us assign it to the correct staff person for response.

You may also wish to view our Parent/Guardian Return to School FAQ page before submitting your question.

 

Sincerely,

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Michael Nasello
Director of Education