Dec 11 - Welcome

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

We will have an early dismissal day on Friday, December 18 finishing school at 1:35 pm. The schedule for the day with changed recess breaks is as follows:

Dec 18 Schedule

Per 1 - 8:45 - 9:20

Per 2 - 9:20 - 9:55

AM Break 9:55 - 10:35

Per 3 - 10:35 - 11:10

Per 4 - 11:10 - 11:45

PM Break 11:45 - 12:25

Per 5 - 12:25 - 1:00

Per 6 - 1:00 - 1:35

I’d like to take the opportunity to welcome all the new students and families to the Virtual School Elementary - East.

We added 8 more classes to the school as a result of new students joining us. We currently have 198 classes (JK-8) and serve approximately 5200 students.

We operate on a scale like no other previous schools in Halton. To assist with some information about virtual school, I’ll draw your attention to the attached document developed from the School District (Handbook for Families of HDSB Virtual School Students).

We do take attendance in the virtual school just like a regular school. See below for important information:

To be marked present in the morning, students need to be logged into the Google Meet between 8:45 - 9:30 am AND have their camera turned on so the teacher can see that they are present. Students not arriving prior to attendance being submitted to the office in the morning will be marked absent.

For any child marked absent, the parent/guardian will receive an automated phone call/email/text beginning at 10:25 am letting you know that your child has been marked absent.

As parent(s)/guardian(s) have a duty of care while their child is in the virtual school, we are not conducting a safe arrival program like a physical school. If your child is absent from school, you do not need to respond to the phone call/email/text. It is for your notification only.

If your child is going to be absent from school, parent(s)/guardian(s) may let us know by recording the absence via phone: 1-877-409-6310, website: , or HDSB app (download from Google Play, Apple Store). Recording the absence in advance will prevent the attendance system from notifying you.

If you wish not to receive a phone call, you may change the preferences to a text message and/or email notification in the setting of the HDSB app.


Mr. Kaiser


Virtual School Elementary - East