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VCI COVID-19 Suspended Classes Update Letter – March 31, 2020

This letter for the Fort la Bosse School Division updates out VCI community about the announcement made during the Government of Manitoba COVID-19 press conference on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Please check this site or the VCI Facebook page for updates as they become available.


VCI COVID-19 School Information Letter – March 18, 2020

This letter updates the VCI community about the current state of VCI protocols in light of the continually evolving COVID-19 pandemic. It has been emailed to students and parents/guardians and posted on the VCI Facebook page in an attempt to inform all members of our school community of that state of classes at VCI as of today, March 18, 2020 moving forward through the suspension of classes March 23 – April 12, 2020.

Please check this site or the VCI Facebook page for updates as they become available.

COVID-19 Letter March 18, 2020

Fort la Bosse COVID-19 Update – March 16, 2020

The Fort la Bosse School Division released this COVID-19 update March 16, 2020.

Coronavirus Letter March 16, 2020

Fort la Bosse COVID-19 Information Letter

Please click this link to read a letter addressing the Fort la Bosse response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Coronavirus Letter to Staff, Parents & Stakeholders_March 13, 2020

Manitoba Government School Closure Announcement

In keeping with social distancing strategies outlined to Manitobans and in consultation with key stakeholders, public health officials have advised suspending classes in Manitoba K-12 schools effective March 23 to April 10th. This is being done to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Manitoba. Click for more information.

 VCI Power Mech “World of Wheels” Winnipeg Trip Cancelled

The VCI Power Mechanics “World of Wheels” Winnipeg trip is cancelled. Mr. Dentry will refund students’ $13.55 admission fee in class on Monday, March 16, 2020.

  Driver Education Driver Z In-class and In-car Sessions Cancelled

The following announcement was received from Manitoba Public Insurance regarding the Driver Education program:

Good Afternoon,

In response to COVID-19, we are taking a proactive approach to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people involved with Driver Z by cancelling in-class and in-car sessions from now until April 5.

In the interim, we encourage students and instructors to continue the online learning portion of the program.

We will continue to monitor the situation and make informed decisions based on the WHO recommendations and advise of next steps.

The Driver Education and Training Department has requested instructors to contact students, however we would also appreciate the School Divisions/schools post on their websites to notify students and parents.

If you have any questions, please contact MPI’s Driver Education & Training department

Driver Education Department

Manitoba Public Insurance | Driver Education & Training
T: 204-985-7199/1-800-261-9928 | F: 204-953-4977 | W: mpi.mb.ca
510-234 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB  R3C 4A4

GRAD 2020 Date:

The ceremony for VCI grad 2020 will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.

E-Transfer Payment Option Available for VCI Families

VCI families continue to have the opportunity to pay fees online via e-transfer. this process is fast and easy. Student fees and other general fees can be sent to vciaccountsreceivable@gdrive.flbsd.mb.ca  In the message line please indicate the purpose of the fee. For example: “Student Fees $75.00”, “Band Fees $30.00”, “Art Fee $40.00” or “Choir Fees: $30.00”.

E-Transfer for sports fees can be paid using e-transfer, too. Fees can be sent to vcisportsfees@gdrive.flbsd.mb.ca   In the message line please indicate the purpose of the fee. For example: “Football Fees $150.00”.

About Virden Collegiate Institute

Virden Collegiate Institute is a school of approximately 305 students.  The school is proud to provide a wide variety of programming in the performing arts, visual arts, physical education, sciences, mathematics, language arts, French, power mechanics, industrial arts, business education, home economics, technology and social studies.  Alternative education classes are offered on campus.  Students are provided in-house support services such as public health nurses, student support workers, career counselors, guidance counselors, First Nation liaison workers and mental health workers.

School Day Schedule 2018/2019

8:48 Morning Alert Bell
8:50 – 9:55 Period 1
9:55 – 10:04 Break
10:04 – 11:08 Period 2
11:08 – 11:12 Transition Break
11:12 – 12:16 Period 3
12:16 – 1:15 Noon Break
1:15 – 2:19 Period 4
2:19 – 2:28 Break
2:28 – 3:32 Period 5

Diplomas Offered at V.C.I.

High School:  Students who successfully complete 30 credits while also fulfilling the requirements of the High School Program graduate with a Manitoba High School Diploma.

Technology Education: Students who successfully complete 30 credits while also fulfilling the requirements of a Technology Education Program (Power Mechanics or Business) graduate with a Technology Education Diploma.

Special Achievement: A Fort La Bosse School Division Special Achievement Diploma is awarded to students who successfully fulfill the requirements of the High School and/or Technology Education Programs and complete more than the minimum number of credits for graduation.  A Gold Achievement Diploma is awarded to students that achieve 35 or more high school credits!

Dual Diploma: Students who successfully complete the requirements of BOTH the High School and Technology Education Programs will receive both diplomas.