News Types: Upcoming Event

Pink Shirt Day

February 22nd, 2021

Wednesday, February 24 is Pink Shirt Day. For those unfamiliar with it, Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 when a Nova Scotia student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. It has since been embraced across Canada and internationally as a day for taking a stand against bullying. We encourage everyone to wear a […]

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Happy National Flag of Canada Day!

February 15th, 2021

On February 15, 1965, at exactly 12 o’clock noon, a brand new flag was raised for the very first time on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Gone was the old Red Ensign (bearing the Union Jack in the top left corner) and in its place was a striking new red and white maple leaf design—a flag […]

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VVS Campus Closed for Family Day

February 12th, 2021

Vista Virtual School’s Calgary campus will be closed for the Family Day long weekend (February 13 to 15), reopening Tuesday, February 16 at 8:00 a.m. Students may continue to work online and submit assignments during this time. Please note that VVS’ support staff are continuing to work remotely, and that our campus remains open by […]

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A Holiday Message from VVS

December 19th, 2020

What a year it’s been! Even though Vista Virtual School has been an oasis of (relative) stability in an otherwise unstable school ecosystem here in Alberta in 2020, it’s still been trying year for everyone in our community—and we all need a break! Please note that we are closed for the holidays from Thursday, December […]

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IT Maintenance: Temporary Shutdowns This Weekend

December 18th, 2020

Vista Virtual School and Pembina Hills School Division will be performing IT infrastructure upgrades this weekend, which will require taking certain school services offline in the mornings of Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, December 20. Moodle will be temporarily unavailable Saturday morning from 6 to 8 a.m. A more substantial round of IT maintenance will […]

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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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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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