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.
Open Houses are scheduled on the following dates:
Thursday, February 9, 2023, 10:00am -12:00 noon
Thursday, February 23, 2023, 10:00am – 12:00 noon
Thursday, March 9, 2023, 10:00am -12:00 noon
Thursday March 30, 2023, 10:00am -12:00 noon
Thursday, April 20, 2023, 10:00am -12:00 noon
Thursday, May 11, 2023, 10:00am -12:00 noon
Thursday, May 25, 2023, 10:00am -12:00 noon
Thursday, June 8, 2023, 10:00am -12:00 noon
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. If you are unable to attend one of our Open Houses, you can also set up a meeting with our Principal Kristin McCullough and receive a tour of our school. Please inquire at (416) 691 4639 or email@example.com for more information. Thank you.
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 Kids Informing Kids: A Student-Led Tour. This hour long tour is geared toward kids and is led almost entirely by student leaders from our primary, junior and intermediate divisions. It is available to students interested in enrolling in all grades. It is not necessary but it is recommended that parents attend an Open House prior to registering for this student-only tour. We ask that parents drop off students at the main office by 10:00 am and return for pick up by 11:00 am.
Upcoming Kids Informing Kids Tours
Friday, January 27, 2023, from 10am to 11am
Friday, February 17, 2023, from 10am to 11am
Friday, March 31, 2023, from 10am to 11am
Friday, April 28, 2023, from 10am to 11am
Friday, May 19th, 2023, from 10am to 11am
Please note: The Kids Informing Kids Tour is not to be confused with our formal Student Orientation Days which take place following an official application.
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
- 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
NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently unable to provide in-person orientation days. In light of this, we are conducting virtual interviews between the principal and each student going through our admissions process.
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.
NOTE: Due to our inability to have in-person orientation days at the moment, we are granting a ONE month conditional acceptance to all students accepted to VIS. This conditional acceptance allows for both the school and parents to have time to determine whether the school is a good fit for the enrolled student. For further information, please contact the office at (416)-691-4639.
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.