LDSB Secondary Virtual School

Limestone Learning Foundation

Welcome to the Limestone District School Board’s Secondary Virtual School for the 2021-2022 school year! This page will be updated regularly with important information for students and families. Please make note of daily schedule, contact information and technical help support in the right-hand menus.

The Secondary Virtual School will use a quadmester system for at least the first half of the school year just like in-person school. Students will take one course all morning (8:30-11 a.m.) and one course all afternoon (12-2:30 p.m.). Quadmester 1 runs from Tuesday, September 7, 2021, to Friday, November 12, 2021. 

Courses for Quadmester 1 will appear on students' Minds Online home page by the morning of September 7. Students will be able to access/enter their Quadmester 1 morning course starting at 8:30 a.m. on September 7. Access to Quadmester 1 afternoon courses will begin at 12 p.m. on September 7.

Students registered with the Secondary Virtual School should be checking their LDSB Outlook email account at least once per day.

Secondary Virtual School Structure:

Morning teachers will be available from 8:30- 11 a.m. and afternoon teachers will be available from 12-2:30 p.m. Students are expected to be prepared for the day's learning and to be logged in at the start of their morning and afternoon classes. Secondary Virtual School daily announcements will be shared by teachers at the start of each morning class. Classes will begin with the teacher overviewing the tasks and timelines for the day, checking in on students' progress, answering any questions students might have, etc. Students will then work on assignments, participate in class activities, and touch base with their teacher. Students are expected to spend at least 5 to 7 hours per school day (both online and offline) working on their two courses. Students are encouraged to keep caught up, and to let their teacher know as soon as possible if they are falling behind. Teachers will share their contact information with students and families. 

Technical Resources/Support

Students and parents/guardians are asked to please review the video conferencing guides (right-hand menu) in advance. Students and families are also encouraged to review the Technical Support document (right-hand menu) and visit the Virtual School/Remote Learning Technology Support webpage 
If students are having difficulty logging in, are new to Limestone, or require technical support, please contact our ITS team at 613-417-3559 Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Devices

It is recommended that you have access to a device that has a working camera and microphone so that students can participate during virtual meetings. A Chromebook, laptop (PC or Mac), desktop computer or tablet/iPad are all suitable devices. If you do not have access to a device, please contact the Secondary Virtual School by email or call 613-542-7369. The distribution of technology will be facilitated through the Secondary Virtual School.

Internet Access

Internet access will be provided to students who are learning remotely and do not currently have access (where service is available). If you do not have access to internet, please contact the Secondary Virtual School by email or call 613-542-7369. We will work with you to coordinate a suitable solution (e.g. an Internet Hotspot) if required. 

Timetable Changes

Please be advised that class changes are possible when there is space in an available course. Please note that there is one course in each morning or afternoon block for Grade 9 and 10 students.

Course Schedules

Grade 9 Schedule
Grade 10 Secondary Virtual Schedule
Grade 11 & 12: Please note that the vast majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses are run through the e-Learning Consortium and have a much more independent and asynchronous (scheduled) learning structure. Each course's teacher will communicate the course's structure and expectations to students. Students should be checking their LDSB Outlook email for notification updates about course registrations with the e-Learning Consortium.

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions are available in the Ontario Curriculum Grades 9 to 12 document.  

Click here to access Minds Online D2L platform for virtual learners.
Daily Schedule
LDSB Secondary Virtual School will operate on the same quadmester system as in-person learning. Students will take one course all morning (8:30-11 a.m.) and one course all afternoon (12-2:30 p.m.).
Contact Us
Bryan Lambert, Principal of Alternative and Continuing Education, Secondary Virtual School
Steve Ward, Vice-Principal of Alternative and Continuing Education, Secondary Virtual School
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