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Summer School

LDCSB Students: Click Here to Register

(You will register through MyBlueprint in the VLE).

LDCSB students click here for a short demonstration of how to select a summer school course in myBlueprint. 

 

Non-LDCSB Students: Click Here to Register 

(If you are a student from another school board. Please complete the Registration Form and upload all necessary documents.  Don't forget to let your high school know that you are taking a Summer School course by sending them an email) 

 

Adult and Continuing Education Students: Click Here to Register

(this includes St. Patrick Adult & Continuing Education students and Non-LDCSB Adults)

 

 

 

About Summer School in 2022

LDCSB Summer School will be offered online this summer through D2L/VLE, which allows students the flexibility to access their assignments and course material at any time and in any location throughout the summer session. Students can choose from a large selection of new course offerings, if they have the required prerequisites. Please review the course offerings below. Discuss your course choice with your guidance counsellor, teacher and parents/guardians. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The receiving date will be the method of determining registration priority and class assignment.  
 
The summer school office opens the first week of May.  Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am-2:30 pm. Please contact the summer school office for questions by email in May. 
Grades 9 & 10 courses, Please leave your name, student #, course code at (tbd)  
Grades 11 & 12 courses, Please leave your name, student # and course code at (tbd)  
 
Students must log-in to their summer course on July 4, 2022 to remain in the course.
 

Summer School Course Offerings

New Credits, Improvement Credits and Summer Co-op are all available.  New Credits are full courses offered for four weeks in July.  Improvement Credits are courses that student have already taken and must have already passed the course to be eligible to enroll in an Improvement Credit.  This is an opportunity for students to Improve their mark in a course that they have already passed, and want to improve in areas of the course where some improvement is still needed. 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
How many Summer School courses can I take in the summer?
Senior Students in grades 11 and 12 can take up to 2 New summer school courses OR 1 New course and  2 Improvement Credits.  Intermediate Students in grades 9 and 10 can take 1 new course and 1 Improvement Credit in summer school.  Please remember that each New Course consists of 110 hours of online learning, course work, assignments and group discussions, condensed into 4 weeks in July. Improvement Courses consist of 55 hours or 2 weeks of Online learning.  Summer school is very fast paced and requires a full commitment from students who want to do well in the course.  
 
I have registered for a course and have not received confirmation that I am in the course. Will I receive one?
Confirmation emails will begin in June 2022. Please be patient as there are many students enrolled in summer school and everyone will be contacted.  
 
If I take an online course, will I get online help?   
There is an online video session on the VLE where students taking an online course will be provided with online support/help and assistance, to help them get setup on D2L, if needed.  
 
How do I login and access an online course?
To access the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for an online course, go to ldcsb.ca >Students >VLE(D2L) Login. You will need your LDCSB login information (sent to non-LDCSB students via e-mail). You must login in on July 4, 2022 to remain in the course.  If you do not login on July 4, 2022, you may be removed from the course. 
 
Will I be able to meet the teacher if I am taking an Online course? 
The Online teachers may offer office hours, through video conferencing, once a week.  The times and days will vary for each teacher.  Details about teacher video conferencing will be provided to you by your Online teacher in an email and in their D2L "Welcome Video". 
 
What do I do if I am having difficulty with my online course?
When you are logged into the Virtual Learning Environment, there is a Student Help section that may answer questions with your difficulty. You can also message your teacher through the on-line course and explain the difficulty you are having.  If you are having difficulties using any of the course tools, please check out the D2L Online Knowledge Base or contact D2L Technical Support at 1-800-222-0209 who are available 24/7. 
 
Do online courses have final exams?
No, online courses do not have final exams, however they do include a culminating activity. 
 
What happens if I miss a day at Summer School?
Missing a day at summer school (on-site or online) is equivalent to missing a week of school. Summer school is not recommended for students who are not able to engage in their course work for each of the 19 days of summer school programming. 
 
Will I be able to travel outside of Canada during Summer School?
If you plan on travelling outside of Canada during Summer School you will need to set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) prior to your departure from the country; however, there is still no guarantee that you will be able to access the course.
Setting Up Multi Factor Authentication: Staff
  
If I want to drop my Summer School course, who do I contact?
If you would like to drop a course, you will need to contact the appropriate Summer School Office by July 18th, for Grades 9 and 10 (tbd) and for Grades 11 and 12 (tbd)  and you will need to provide a reason and other relevant information so that your request can be processed. 
 
Students under 18: A parent/guardian must contact the Summer School office to request for the student be withdrawn from the course. 
Please note, to avoid academic penalty, you must drop the course by July 18, 2022. 
 
Where can I pick up my report card?  
Summer school report cards will be sent to your home school. Check with your guidance office at your home school for a copy of your report card. 
 
Terms and Conditions of Attending Summer School
Online learning offers a lot of flexibility but requires a high level of discipline and commitment on the part of the students to be successful. If students cannot be online on a weekday, they will need to commit the time on a weekend or increase the time online on other days. 

Students must log-in to their summer course on July 4, 2022, to remain in the course.

A Message to Students

 

Online courses allow students to log in from any computer connected to the Internet. There is generally no specific time to be logged in to the e-Learning site. This provides students with the flexibility to organize their time and schedule. However, they should expect to spend a minimum of 2-4 hours online per day, plus additional time to complete assignment work. Three critical skills for online learning are: highly developed time management skills, independent work skills and organizational skills. The following personal qualities are also essential: perseverance and self-discipline. Online teachers will provide their students with additional tips to assist them when navigating online learning. 

 
Keep in Mind: 

  • As with regular courses, assignments will have dates by which they must be submitted. 
  • Students are expected to contribute to discussion groups in a timely manner and submit assignments as laid out in the course information. 
  • The teacher can track student activity and postings. This allows the teacher to verify student postings and assignment submissions. 
  • All assignments submitted are stored in the e-Learning site. This is the confirmation of receipt - time and date stamped. 
  • On-line etiquette is expected. If a student’s computer activity is not appropriate, they may be removed from the course. 

 
All registration confirmations will be sent either by email or phone call using the contact information provided on the registration form. Please ensure the email address provided on the registration form is accurate and legible. Students must log in before July 4, 2022 to remain in the course. Confirmation of course registration will begin in June, 2022. 

 
Please be aware that it is academic fraud when a student has anyone else do their coursework. If concern is raised about a student’s performance related to validity of their online work, the final mark will be held until the student can attend a meeting with the instructor and demonstrate that they have indeed completed the coursework independently. 

 

Important Note for Travellers:

Multi Factor Authentication: Students

Multi Factor Authentication: Staff