1. LEARN ABOUT OUR SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY
We host several Open Houses throughout the year. Prospective students are welcome, although we hold separate tours and Orientation Days for new students that give them a deeper understanding and experience of life at VIS. During our Open Houses, interested families will be informed about our philosophy including our Integrative Education approach. Families will be given a tour of our school while classes are in progress. They will also meet some of our teachers and students, and will be given a chance to ask questions.
If you are unable to attend one of our Open Houses, we also provide independent meetings with our Principal Kristin McCullough who will conduct a private tour of our school.
Please RSVP (416) 691 4639 in advance and/or email us at email@example.com should you wish to attend an Open House:
Wednesday, December 20th, from 10:00am – 11:00am
Wednesday, January 10th, from 10:00am – 11:00am
Wednesday, February 14th, from 10:00am – 11:00am
Wednesday, March 27th, from 10:00am – 11:00am
We appreciate your interest in Voice Integrative School. Do not hesitate to contact the school regarding the current status of admissions or further information regarding these Open Houses.
Kids Informing Kids: A Student -Led Tour for Potential VIS Applicants
Our Open Houses are dedicated to the families of potential students and provide parents and guardians with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of our philosophy, to take a tour while classes are in progress and to get answers to any questions they might have. For prospective students, we also have a Kids Informing Kids: A Student-Led Tour as part of their orientation day. This tour is geared toward kids and is led almost entirely by student leaders.
2. COMPLETE AN APPLICATION PACKAGE
Your Application package must include the following:
- Application form ( Please click here to download )
- $300.00 non-refundable application fee payable to VIS or Voice Intermediate School or Voice Integrative School
- $1000.00 non-refundable one-time enrollment fee for new students
- Recent photograph of your child
- A photocopy of the student’s most recent progress report
- A graded sample of the student’s writing (i.e. poem, short story, or essay)
3. APPLYING STUDENTS ATTEND AN ORIENTATION DAY
You will be contacted with a date and details on the aspects pertaining to your child’s Orientation Day. On this day prospective students will:
- Meet fellow students and participate in regular classes
- Have an interviews with the Principal and members of Student Council
- Complete a Math and a Language Assessment
4. ENROLLMENT STATUS
There is a wait-list for certain grades; however, a few spaces remain available. Should you be interested in applying for the upcoming school year; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission acceptance is given on a rolling basis and subject to space availability.
COVID-19 Procedures & Protocols
VIS follows all Ministry of Health and Education measures for elementary schools in Ontario. As new variants may continue to emerge, we offer a reminder to current and prospective families that for the overall well-being and physical health of our students, VIS is equipped with a hospital grade HVAC ventilation system. Moreover, our use of the highest level MERV16 filters far exceed the required MERV13 filters designated for most buildings in Ontario. In our experience over the past few years, we attribute our incredibly low transmission rate as a school to the impeccable standards of our ventilation system and relationship with the Distillery Management.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
The vaccination status of any staff member, student and/or visitor to the school will remain confidential and will not be disclosed to anyone other than the administration, Ministry of Education or Toronto Public Health to protect confidentiality, medical privacy and to avoid legal repercussions against the school.
However, VIS’ policy is in line with the Ministry of Education’s policy for private schools which is outlined below:
“The Ministry of Education will require all private schools to implement a COVID-19 immunization disclosure policy as an additional tool to advance safety and support local public health units in working with private schools to follow COVID-19 Guidance: School Case, Contact, and Outbreak Management.
The policy will require that private school employees undertake one of the following:
– Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19; or
– Provide a formal/official documented medical reason for not being vaccinated against COVID-19; or
– Participate in an educational program approved by the Ministry of Education.
This approach will also apply to student placements, frequent school visitors (e.g. school nutrition program staff), and other professionals who deliver services in schools. Staff members who are not immunized, including those with medical reasons, will be required to complete COVID-19 antigen testing TWICE weekly as directed in provincial guidance. The means of obtaining, administering, and reporting the test will be communicated solely to the administration and the Ministry of Health.
For eligible students, our policy is that the vaccination of children from ages 12-19 is at the discretion of the parent to make that medical decision for their child. Therefore, we do not hold vaccination clinics at the school, but respect the decisions of each family in our community, whatever they may be. In any event, we remain committed to maintaining a safe working and learning environment for all of our staff, students and their family members and at all times will take the appropriate steps to promote a healthy environment whereby we can limit the spread of the COVID-19 disease or its variants.