Summer School Information

 

Chat Icon Link
Help Chat is available for the following issues only:  (1) Login issues and (2) Requests for set-up of Multi-factor Authentication for travellers going outside of Canada.  Once you are on this page, look for the chat start in the lower right corner of your browser:
Start Chat button
 
For help with other issues, check the Student Help page in the VLE for a list of whom to contact and in what order.

 

Summer School with the London District Catholic School Board will be offered only online this summer. In-class, Co-op and Edu-travel classes are cancelled for 2020

Online Summer School courses will be offered through D2L, which allows students the flexibility to access their assignments and course material at anytime and in any location throughout the summer session. Students can choose from a large selection of new course offering, 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 Centre’s method of determining registration priority and class assignment. 

Summer School Improvement Credits are now being offered this summer.  Students must have already passed the course to be eligible to enrol 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 needed.   Please see the Improvement Credit Registration Form below.

For any New Registrations, please print and complete the appropriate Registration Form below and upload it to the link below.   Each Registration Form must be uploaded separately to the Link.  Don't forget to let your school know that you are taking a Summer School course as you plan for Summer School by sending them an email!

Key Dates, Course Offerings and Registration Forms

June 26: Last day to register for 2020 Summer School

July 2 to July 28: Summer School 2020

 
REGISTRATION FORMS below for any "NEW" Registrations
What are the hours of the Summer School office?
During July, the Summer School Office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  Please contact the office by Email, as the phones go directly to voicemail.
 grade 9 & 10, intermediatess@ldcsb.ca. Please leave your name, student #, course code when emailing the office.
 grade 11 & 12  seniorss@ldcsb.ca   Please leave your name, student # and course code if your question is about your course. 
 
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 calls and/or emails will begin in June 2020. 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 2, 2020 to remain in the course.  If you do not login on July 2, 2020, 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.
 
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, for Grades 9 and 10 intermediatess@ldcsb.ca  and for Grades 11 and 12 seniorss@ldcsb.ca  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 16, 2020.
 
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.
 
Who do I call about questions regarding Summer School?
Before May 1st & after July 30th, call the main office at the CFLL: (519) 675-4436

From May 1 to July 30, please do not call the main line at the Centre for Lifelong Learning.

The following emails are the direct email addresses for the Summer School Office:
Email is the quickest method of contacting the office and getting a response.
Grade 9 and 10 Courses - intermediatess@ldcsb.ca 
Grade 11 and 12 Courses - seniorss@ldcsb.ca

New Credit: On-line Information

On-line 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.
 
An on-line E-learning video can be found on the Summer School Web Site or on the Board website. Students must log in on July 2, 2020 to remain in the course.

A Message to Students:
 
On-line 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. On-line teachers will provide their students with additional tips to assist them when navigating on-line 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 on before July 2, 2020 to remain in the course. Confirmation of course registration will begin May 20, 2020.

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 on-line 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.
For Grade 9 and 10  on-line Courses, intermediatess@ldcsb.ca

For Grade 11 and 12 on-line Courses, seniorss@ldcsb.ca