School News

New Provincial Restrictions: What You Need To Know

November 27th, 2020

The government of Alberta declared state of public health emergency on Tuesday, November 24 in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, which mandated, among other things, a transition to at-home learning for students in grades 7 to 12 effective Monday, November 30. As a distance learning institution, Vista Virtual School is far less […]

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Help Stop Violence Against Women in the Time of COVID

November 25th, 2020

Today (November 25) marks the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women as well as the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, the end of which is marked by Human Rights Day (December 10). Globally more than one out of three (35 percent) of women experience physical and/or […]

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Learn About Career Opportunities with CAREERS: The Next Generation

November 17th, 2020

Vista Virtual School is hosting two virtual presentations by CAREERS: The Next Generation on opportunities for students to earn income and credits while exploring exciting career paths in skilled trades and other professions. This online career seminar will be held on Monday, November 23 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and again on Thursday, November 26 […]

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Bullying Awareness Week 2020

November 16th, 2020

This year’s Bullying Awareness Week starts today, with this year’s theme being “Where to Turn.” Vista Virtual School and Pembina Hills School Division have a zero-tolerance policy on bullying of any kind, including that which happens “outside of the school or school hours or in the digital environment.” While VVS offers students protection from the […]

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Calgary Fire Cadet Program Applications Open January 1

November 6th, 2020

The City of Calgary’s Fire Cadet Program will be accepting applications from January 1 to March 31, 2021 for its 2021-2022 training program. The program is accepting applications from high school students in Calgary and the surrounding municipalities (Airdrie, Crossfield, Okotoks, High River, Strathmore etc.) who are between the ages of 15 and 18 (as […]

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Virtual Post-Secondary Fair Coming November 10

November 3rd, 2020

Vista Virtual School is excited to invite soon-to-be-grads and anyone else interested in learning about post-secondary programs across Alberta to a virtual post-secondary fair on Tuesday, November 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. MST. The event is being facilitated by the Educational Liaison Association of Alberta (ELAA) and will feature representatives from 28 Alberta post-secondary […]

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Internship and Mentorship Opportunities with CAREERS: The Next Generation

November 2nd, 2020

CAREERS: The Next Generation is holding two virtual career fairs in November as part of its Virtual Exploration Events. Events include virtual tours, demonstrations, Q&A sessions with industry professionals, and information on student internships. The first of the two will focus on internship opportunities in the steamfitter-pipefitter trade on Tuesday, November 10, while the Wednesday, November 25 […]

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Temporary Moodle and SIS Outage

October 29th, 2020

Vista Virtual School will be performing upgrades to our IT infrastructure in the morning of Saturday, October 31. This will result in Moodle and the Student Information System (SIS) being temporarily offline between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 a.m. on that day. All our online platforms should be available once again after this time. […]

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Virtual Remembrance Day Resources for Teachers and Families

October 28th, 2020

Vista Virtual School typically marks Remembrance Day (November 11) with an in-person event, usually a military history-themed field trip of some kind. Last year VVS students attended events at the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum and the Military Museums of Calgary. This year, however, the Canadian Armed Forces have cancelled all in-person Remembrance Day events due […]

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Diploma Exam Exemptions: Important Update

October 23rd, 2020

Alberta Education announced recently that the October-November 2020 Provincial Diploma Exams will be optional. This decision was made in response to the continued disruptions to the 2020-2021 school year caused by COVID-19. This exemption applies only to students who received an official school-awarded mark for a particular subject AFTER the August 2020 Diploma Exam date […]

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