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Course Changes 2020-2021

Due to Covid-19, course change procedures will be different this year.  Please review the following information and see the attached link to book time with your Counsellor.



Process for Timetable Changes – September 2020

_ Important Background Information:

  1. The timeline this year on timetable changes because of COVID this year is INCREDIBLY tight.
  2. Students will not have the luxury of “trying” classes out; we cannot compromise class bubbles.
  3. To help with Social Distancing, the Grade 9-12 counsellors will be working out of the Small Gym during much of the first two weeks. If you make an appointment using the link below, it takes place in the Small Gym.
  4. The appointment process detailed in the video at the bottom will require students to sign in with their @learn.vsb.bc.ca account.

 

Week One (Orientation Week): Tuesday, September 8th until Friday, September 11th

  1. Students can log into MyEd on September 8th at 9 AM and see their Timetables.
    1. Check out the video information (see link at bottom) on how to read your schedule.
  2. Students MAY email or make a 10-minute appointment with their counsellor through the online booking site (see link at bottom) for any of the following reasons:
    1. You have an unscheduled period, which makes your timetable incomplete.
    2. Have completed a class on the timetable and need the next level/new class.
    3. Have a Quarter 1 class that they no longer want.
  3. Students may NOT make appointments and should not yet email for the following:
    1. Changing a class in Quarter 2, 3, or 4.
    2. Changing teachers or to be in a friend’s class.

       

Week Two (First Week of Classes): Monday, September 14th until Friday, September 18th

  1. Students MAY email or make a 10-minute appointment with their counsellor through the online booking site (see link at bottom) for any of the following reasons:
    1. You have an unscheduled period, which makes your timetable incomplete.
    2. Have completed a class on the timetable and need the next level/new class.
    3. Have a Quarter 1, Period 2 (REMOTE class) they want to change.
  2. Students may NOT make appointments and should NOT yet email for the following:
    1. Changing a class in Quarter 2, 3, or 4.
    2. Changing teachers or to be in a friend’s class.
    3. Changing a Quarter 1 class that you have already attended Face to Face, unless they are a grade 11 or 12 and are inquiring about dropping the course.

Beyond Week Two: Monday, September 21st onwards

  1. Students can come to the Counselling Suite and see their grade counsellor or email
    1. Students should be wearing a mask and socially distancing. No more than three students in the counselling suite at a time.
  2. Only class changes for Quarters 2, 3, and 4 are possible.
  3. Grade 11 and 12 students may inquire about dropping a Quarter 1 class. _

Helpful Links:

  1. Video on How to read your timetable:
  2. Video on Process for Timetable Changes:
  3. Booking Site for Making a Counselling Appointment: https://outlook.office365.com/...
    1. Make sure you select the right grade and the correct counsellor. DO NOT choose the “Anyone” option.
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