Correspondence – Online Self Study

The schedule for the 2021 – 2022 Correspondence Calendar is as follows:

Start Date (Courses Open): Monday, September 13, 2021

End Date (Courses Close): Friday, June 24, 2022

Tutoring Start date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021


Frequently Asked Questions:

“I can login, but I can’t see my course.”

If you are having any trouble logging in, please read carefully Student-Login-Process and Tools and then contact Fitore.Aliu@wcdsb.ca, if you are still having difficulty.

“I’m stuck on a lesson and need tutor help.”

Book time with a tutor using the link: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/SDCorrespondence@wcdsbca.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/ 

Courses will resume on September 13th 2021.

“What does this mean if my current online course end date is approaching?”

Please try and complete 2 lessons per week. If this is not possible we will be happy to look into granting an extension. We are committed to help through this unsettled time, but we do want our students to be doing their part and making progress on their lessons.

“Correspondence – Online Self-Study” does not mean doing it alone!  — even during self-isolation and distance learning.


St. Louis has certified teachers available to provide remote / virtual tutor support as you work through your correspondence course. Book time with a tutor using the link: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/SDCorrespondence@wcdsbca.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/

Markers are also certified teachers and can provide valuable feedback to keep you on “course”.

To Register:

Step 1  Students must Complete the Guidance Intake form.

Step 2 Complete the New Student Registration Form  if you are new to WCDSB, link below.

We do not have phones right now so contact is via email through the Guidance Intake form ONLY!

The schedule for the 2021 – 2022 Correspondence Calendar is as follows:

Start Date (Courses Open): Monday, September 13, 2021

End Date (Courses Close): Friday, June 24, 2022

Tutoring Start date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021


Inquiries?

  • For assistance with course selection, academic planning, post-secondary, PLAR maturity credits or general inquiries about St. Louis credit programs, please complete the Guidance Intake Form (Monday-Thursday). A guidance counsellor will get back to you within 24 hours during guidance office hours (Monday-Thursday 8:00am-3:30pm and Tuesday & Wednesday 5:30-7:30 pm).
  • All New students to St Louis must also complete the New Student Registration Form
  • Current and previous students please check the St Louis Student Portal 2021-22 for Guidance information.

Regular Online Office Hours – August 30, 2021 – June 30, 2022:

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am–3:30 pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 5:30-7:30 pm . Closed Fridays for PLAR and online appointments.


Guidance Fax: 519-745-9269

Guidance Email for sending documents onlystlouisguidance@wcdsb.ca

Transcript Inquiries: Mary.Lobsinger@wcdsb.ca Guidance Dept. Administrative Assistant


Please check your email, the St Louis website, and the WCDSB website regularly for updates.


ID Requirements:

  1. Proof of Canadian Citizenship (Birth Certificate, Passport, Canadian Citizenship Card, Immigration Papers)
  2. Photo I.D. with mailing address (Licence, Health Card, Ontario Photo ID Card), and a piece of mail or copy of a bill with your current address if it has recently changed.  ID requirements are the same as Service Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/acceptable-identity-documents
  3. Students returning to St. Louis from a previous year only need to provide Photo ID.

Who is Eligible?

  • Students 18 years of age or older NOT in full time attendance in a Secondary School
  • Students 16 years of age or older with permission from your Secondary School Principal but NOT in full time attendance in a Secondary School
  • Students under 18 and still registered at a high school full time can take a correspondence course for $360 fee per course
  • Students leaving school within the 10 months without having completed their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. A Principal to Principal Transfer Request Form is required

Correspondence – Online Credit Course Fee

  • There is $60 non-refundable course access fee per correspondence course.
  • Correspondence Payment Options:  Payment Information Sheet – through banking app
  • Additional Fees apply to International Students and students enrolled full-time at another high school plus $60 correspondence fee.
  • If you are currently enrolled as a full-time day school student, as of March 31st, there is an additional $300 tuition fee per course. These fees have always existed to cover additional costs not covered by Ministry of Education.

Language Requirements

Students who attended ESL/LINC classes must provide verification of Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 6 in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Current High School Students

Students who attended regular high school in the last year must have a Principal to Principal Transfer Request Form sent to St. Louis prior to registration. Note if you are currently enrolled full-time in a high school, additional fees will apply to take correspondence courses.

Students are expected to complete their course by June 24, 2022. Students should aim to complete any course within six months of the original date of registration (not including summer closure).

Registrations are throughout our school year, not at fixed dates.

Note: If you are applying to college or university for September 2022, you must register for this course by April 19th at the latest, and be completed by the 24th of June. Students registering after April 11, 2022 can start a course and it will be rolled over in the fall. Correspondence will close June 24th at 3:00pm for the summer.

There will be no marking or tutoring and the D2L shells will not be available over the summer. Courses will resume on September 13th 2021.

ADULT students pay:

  • $60 non-refundable course access fee per correspondence course. Additional Fees apply to International Students and students enrolled full-time at another high school.

FULL-TIME students still in high school:

If you are currently enrolled as a full-time day school student, there is an additional $300 tuition fee per course.  Total = $360. These fees have always existed to cover additional costs not covered by Ministry of Education. Here is the breakdown of fees:

  • A non-refundable $60 course access fee
  • PLUS $300 per course which covers: tuition not paid for by the Ministry of Education
  • TOTAL = $360
  • Students will need a Principal to Principal Transfer Request Form stating full-time student status and a request that the student be allowed to register for a correspondence course.

PART-TIME students still in high school:

  • $60 non-refundable course access fee per correspondence course.
  • Students will need a Principal to Principal Transfer Request Form stating part-time student status and a request that the student be allowed to register for a correspondence course.
Correspondence Payment Options:   Payment Information Sheet – through banking app

FREE Tutoring Support for all St. Louis students in Correspondence

How they help?

Tutors are certified teachers who provide instruction and resource support to students having difficulty understanding some lessons.  If ever you are stuck and feel you cannot continue because you just don’t understand — Don’t Give Up — We are here to help!

Book time with a tutor using the link: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/SDCorrespondence@wcdsbca.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/

What courses are needed to get a diploma?

For details about how St. Louis can help you earn your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), click here.

Working on and Submitting Lessons

  • Submitting TWO lessons per week per course is strongly recommended.
  • Complete all lessons in the order assigned.
  • Every assignment must be done completely and thoroughly.
  • Avoid one word, one sentence answers unless that is asked for.
  • Literacy is important. All courses in ALL subject areas (including Math!) will incorporate a percentage of each lesson and exam for literacy (spelling, grammar, etc.).
  • If you are unable to do a question or section, we encourage you to see one of our Tutors.  Markers will return incomplete lessons UNMARKED.

Think your lesson is finished? 

Please submit your lesson online through the D2L platform. If you want to make sure you have completed it properly, please contact your instructor or virtual tutor first. The Correspondence Administrative Assistant can connect you with the correct person if you are unsure: Fitore.Aliu@wcdsb.ca

Please give our markers 5-7 business days from the time of submission to mark your lessons. If you wish to do more than two lessons per week, you can contact the Vice Principal, Delmar.Borba@wcdsb.ca or Administrative Assistant, Fitore.Aliu@wcdsb.ca with your request. Remember if you do two (2) lessons per week you can be done in approximately 12 weeks.

Receiving Results for Graded Lessons

  • Teachers/markers will provide some feedback along with your grade for that lesson. Feedback can be found under your Assignments Tab. Click on the work “UNREAD” and it will open your feedback. Remember, it is a student’s responsibility to check their feedback. This will help you with future assignments.
  • Comments could be used as a guide for future lessons. Incomplete lessons will remain UNMARKED.

Is the grade on your lesson not what you expected?

  • Keep moving forward.
  • Ask for help from a Correspondence Tutor.
  • Lesson Repeats are NOT permitted.

Final Marks

  • Final marks for most Correspondence courses will consist of a 70% weighting for lessons and 30% weighting for the summative assignments and exam(s).
  • Some courses may not have a midterm; therefore the final is weighted at 30%.
  • See the student information sheet (SIS) that is provided with your first set of lessons for details.

Summative

  • Summatives vary by courses.
  • Check your course for details and contact your Correspondence Teacher with any questions you may have.

Intend to Graduate this year?

Have you completed all your OSSD Requirements (including your 40 hours of community activities)?  Please contact Guidance if you need to check if you have completed all your OSSD requirements.

Current students will graduate with the Class of 2021-2022 in November 2022.

If you are a current student completing your last few credits, and all of your OSSD Requirements (including your 40 hours of community service), please be sure to complete an Intent to Graduate FormOnly current students can complete the Intent to Graduate Form, all others must complete the Guidance Intake Form: Guidance Intake Form

Guidance Fax: 519-745-9269

Guidance Email for sending documents onlystlouisguidance@wcdsb.ca

Transcript Inquiries: Mary.Lobsinger@wcdsb.ca Guidance Dept. Administrative Assistant

Please check your email, the St Louis website, and the WCDSB website regularly for updates.

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