NCVA Beacon Herald

May 2021

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Our Mission

NCVA is a community of students, families and educators dedicated to expanding educational choice through innovative and technology rich instructional practices, and accountable for developing each student's full potential for academic and post-secondary success.
Dear NCVA Families,


We're almost at the finish line! Our entire school community is very proud of your many accomplishments this year. Please take a moment to read through the newsletter for important dates and activities through the end of May. Don't forget to thank a teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3rd-May 7th) for any support they have provided your student this year. Likewise, continue to reach out if you have questions as we begin to wrap-up 4th Quarter.


Remember: The last day of school is not until June 9th. Students should continue working in the Online School, even though live classes will end a few weeks earlier as we transition into state testing. Check your e-mail for details.


Finish strong, Beacons!!!


~Your NCVA Family

Important Dates

  • May 3-May 7: NWEA Assessments (See your CC schedule)
  • May 3-May 7: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 21: Virtual Art and Talent Shows (K-5 and MS/HS)
  • May 26-June 9: EOG/EOC State Exams (See e-mail for assignments)
  • May 31: Memorial Day Holiday (School Closed)

~Save the Dates~

June 9th: Last day of school!

June 11th: NCVA Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Congratuations Class of 2021!!!

NCVA School Calendar SY 20-21

K12 Support 1-866-512-2273

Check out our full catalog of technical support resources at the bottom of this newsletter! K12 Customer support is open 24/7 to provide assistance to our families.


Trouble Logging in?

  1. Clear cache and cookies weekly. Click HERE to find out how to use this common troubleshooting trick.
  2. Power off your computer nightly to allow for automatic system updates.

EOG/EOC State Exams

End-of-year (EOY) testing will soon be upon us. On Monday, April 26th, students in grades 3-8 as well as students taking high school Biology, English II, Math 1, and Math 3 should have received an email from testing@ncvacademy.org that contained your student’s testing assignment(s). Included in that email was a link to a newsletter with important information; be sure to check it out!

*Remember to use the link at the bottom of that email to RSVP for testing by 5:00pm on Friday, April 30th.

FINAL CALL: Re-Registration SY 21-22

Thank you for participating in Re-Registration! Each year our families have the opportunity to renew their student's seat at NCVA for the upcoming school year. If you have not done so already, please update your re-registration status for SY 21-22 under the LC account in the Online School (pictured above). Advisors are making calls to assist families with misisng information.


IMPORTANT: Families that have not indicated a registration status by June 9th will be automatically withdrawn from NCVA and will lose their seat for next year. Please double-check that this has been completed by your Learning Coach or Legal Guardian as soon as possible. Reach out to your student's Advisor or Homeroom Teacher if you need assistance with Re-Registration. Thank you for choosing NCVA!

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Resources

How to Return Materials @ End of Year

Summer is almost here! We're including a few FAQs, especially for families that are new to NCVA and are wondering what to expect regarding materials returns at the end of the year. Click the button for a list of full instructions.

NCVA Family Directory SY 20-21

Summer is almost upon us! If you have not already, please enter your information in the NCVA Family Directory SY 20-21 to help your students stay connected even when school is out. This is a great opportunity for our families to connect and socialize with one another. Participation is Optional.

REGISTER HERE


Family Engagement Plan SY 20-21

Dear Learning Coaches: Please take a few moments to read over the Family Engagement Policy. It will be maintained in the Beacon Herald for your reference.

*SY 21-22 NCVA Annual Health Notification

Per NC State and K12 guidelines, NCVA is required to provide families important immunization and health information annually. This includes updates for SY 21-22. Please review the NCVA Annual Health Notification SY 21-22 closely and save it for future reference.


Be sure to follow-up with your local health care provider or local health department with additional questions as it pertains to your student(s). We wish your family a happy and healthy school year!

*NEW* Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic. The FCC is mobilizing people and organizations to help raise awareness about the Emergency Broadband Benefit. The materials below are available for public use. You can download and customize the materials to meet your needs, including by adding your logo to co-brand.


As of May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to enroll in the program to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from an approved provider. Eligible households can enroll through an approved provider or by visiting sort by GetEmergencyBroadband.org.

NCVA Spirit Store

Thank you for such an amazing year of shirt sells. We will be back in the Fall with BRAND NEW DESIGNS!

May Events

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May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We are celebrating the culture, traditions and history of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Check-out local and virtual activites in your community. Below are a few resources to help you get started!


Stride Serves: Community Service

"Join Hands Day"- May 1st

Join Hands Day is observed across the U.S. on the first Saturday in May. It is about uniting the older generation with the younger generation in a day of volunteering. This creates a wonderful opportunity to intentionally connect and learn! What are some unique ways you can get involved all month long? Please be mindful of any COVID restrictions.


Some Ways to Participate:


  • Storytime via a video chat or Zoom (youth to adult or adult to youth)
  • Preparing a meal together. Learn a new recipe.
  • Exchange skills (ex. technology, gaming, crafts, fishing, and more...)
  • Create an intergenerational gardening space or help a neighbor with theirs.
  • Don't forget residents in nursing homes or assisted living facilities (make cards or art work for windows, send flowers)
  • Get creative!



Stride Summer Camps 2021

Summer Programs & Challenges

Your summer activities are here! Students enrolled in Stride-K12 powered schools are welcome and eligible to participate. There are NO fees to register. Check these out today!

More Summer Camps (ages 13 and up)

Bookmark this website. Students (age 13+) enrolled in Stride-K12 powered schools are eligible to participate. There are NO fees to register. Check back soon to register!

K12 Clubs

Though many schools are transitioning into testing season, there are a few national clubs that are still in session through May. Check out the K12 Clubs Smore HERE!


Student and Family questions about K12 National Clubs & other National Programming may be directed to clubs@k12.com .

Stride-K12 National News

K12 National Newsletter *UPDATE*

Please read the K12 Newsletter May 2021 for updates from the National Team! The May newsletter will be available shortly.



We are happy to see more Learning Coaches visiting and supporting one another in our new online community built for Learning Coaches. Our LC Community is a safe and caring online space where you can:

• Find, connect, and develop relationships with other Learning Coaches

• Find school specific information and resources

• Learn from and encourage other Learning Coaches


You can access our school’s LC Community from the K12 App by logging in with your Learning Coach credentials and clicking the Community tab at the bottom.

Don’t have the K12 App? Download the K12 App on your iOS or Android device today!


Join us today at www.learningcoachlife.com!

K12 Student ID Cards

Have you ever wanted to own a physical Student Identification Card for community discounts? The K12 site for ordering these has launched. Order yours today for a minimal fee that includes shipping at http://studentid.k12.com .

K12 Learning Liftoff Newsletter

For fun ideas for you and your children, subscribe to our Learning Liftoff newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Register here: http://www.learningliftoff.com/

School News and Updates

NCVA Website

If you haven't already, please bookmark our NCVA website! There are many great resources for our families including a detailed staff directory. Check it out today!

Attendance Corner

Our last day of school is Wednesday, June 9th. Though live Class Connects may end a few weeks prior, due to state-mandated EOG/EOY testing, students should still be working in the Online School. Learning Coaches should continue to verify student progress and log a minimum of the required 6 hours, daily. Best wishes to all!


Keys to Successful Attendance:

1. Attend all required LIVE Class Connect Sessions

2. Complete all lessons and assignments due for the day

3. Make up any over-due lessons

4. Manually log ALL attendance in the Learning Coach (LC) Account of OLS under the Attendance Tab

UPDATE Your Contact Information

Please ensure your phone number and e-mail are up to date in the OLS under your LC Account.


  • Change of Address: Proof of Residence (utility bill, lease, home owner's statement) is required to update your physical address. Please complete the following link as soon as possible.

Elementary School Updates

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Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3rd-7th is teacher appreciation week. Teacher appreciation week is a time to show our teachers how thankful we are for their hard work and dedication.

Re-registration

We are excited to see so many families re-registering for the 2021-2022 school year. If you have not already done so, please log into your LC account, go to "my info" and make your selection. Undecided? That's ok, just choose undecided and update your choice later on.

Kindergarten Celebration

Please join us on May 21 to celebrate. Kindergarten graduation will not be in person this year. The safety of our students and staff are our first priority, so we will be celebrating virtually. Your homeroom teacher will send out the details soon.

9:00-Mrs. Romans

10:00 Ms. McElroy

11:00 Mrs. Myers

12:00 Mrs. Brown

1:00 Mrs. Anderson

2:00 Mrs. Hassen

5th Grade Bridging Ceremony

Our 5th grade classes will celebrate moving into Middle School with a bridging ceremony on May 21st at 4:00. Your homeroom teacher will be sending out an invite soon.

Order your Yearbook now!

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Yearbook Link

Please click on the link below to order your yearbook.
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• NON-COMPETITIVE, OPTIONAL

• ALL students at NCVA in grades K-5 may submit artwork .

• Limit (2) submissions per student..

• Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Drawing, Digital Art, Pottery, Folk Art, etc. accepted.

• Artwork MUST BE ORIGINAL.

Submission Guidelines

1. Take a high quality digital photograph.

2. Artwork should be attached to an email and sent to Ms. Mabe Royal kmaberoyal@ncvacademy.org with “ART SHOW SUBMISSION” as the subject title.

3. Artwork submissions MUST INCLUDE full name of student, grade level, the media or category of the submission and the title of the piece in the body of the email. SUBMISSIONS NOT FOLLOWING GUIDELINES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, PLEASE EMAIL WITH ANY QUESTION

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT

Wednesday May 19, 2021 @ 5pm
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Dates to Remember

  • May 3rd-7th: EOY NWEA
  • May 13th-19th: K/1 EOY Testing
  • May 21st: Kindergarten Graduation, 5th Grade Bridging Ceremony
  • May 21st: Last Day of Live Instruction, Virtual Art Show 1-2
  • May 26th: EOY Testing Begins
  • May 31st: No School

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

  • Check your email DAILY - This should be done multiple times a day.
  • Always check your class connect schedule in the morning when you log in.
  • Attend all "required" class connects. These are mandatory.
  • Log those PE/Health hours every week!
  • Participate – If you don’t like to talk on the mic, please answer in the chat box or use your polling tools. Let us know you are there and trying. If you will work for us, we will work for YOU!
  • Ask questions – Please, please ask questions. We need to know how we can help. For those of you that are shy about asking questions in class, please email us!
  • Keep that Tech Support number handy – If you have technical issues, call them! They’re available 24-7. Technical problems are not an excuse for not completing work. The number is 866.512.2273 – put it somewhere you can refer to it easily!
  • Save ALL of your passwords and important information somewhere you can find it. You MUST know your NCVA email, your Student ID Number, your Go Formative username and password (for this year, returning students!). Keep them all in one place so that you're not locked out when you have important things to do!

Middle School Updates

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We’ve almost reached the finish line for this school year! Use this month to ask questions, practice, and master the skills you’ve been taught this year. Show what you know and do your best with your EOG/EOC exams!


Below are a few tips we recommend for a successful month, some important dates for May, and a motivational quote from Ieoh Ming Pei that will inspire you in this month of school! Be sure to also check out the Bitmoji teachers of the month: Mr. Cheek from 6th grade Science & Ms. Graves and Ms. Klauka from 7th grade Math! Don't miss the information about your Middle School yearbook or the Middle School Art show either!

Encouragement from your Administrators!

Students,

In this month, you will have two opportunities to show off what you know and have learned in this school year for Math, ELA, & if you’re in 8th grade, also Science. With our NWEA tests the first week of May and our End of Grade tests beginning at the end of the month. As we prepare for these end of year NWEA & End of Grade (EOG) tests, we want to encourage you with a few reminders for this testing season!


First, as you think about the upcoming tests, think to yourself “no matter what, I’m going to do my best!” Although these tests can be lengthy, time-consuming, and require a lot of your brain power, if you think about doing your best, you can feel confident on test days. Doing your best means taking your time, thinking through each question thoroughly, and maintaining a positive attitude even when questions may be challenging.


Second, remember that you’re not alone! Your classmates, students across the state, and even your teachers are all taking part in these testing days. Why? These tests show our state how much we’ve learned, our teachers have taught us, and our schools have helped us grow as learners! Even though taking a test may not be our favorite thing to do, they help us to be better students, teachers, and staff members because they provide us with lots of information about the learning that took place in the school year.


Third, know that we believe in you! Your teachers, your Advisors, Middle School staff, and your administrators all believe that you can use these end of year tests to show that you have mastered your academic skills and are ready for the next school year! That's why we're having fun with EOG Olympics and enjoying these last few weeks of live instruction with you because we believe that you will succeed! We're looking forward to seeing you at the testing sites and encouraging you from afar, too!


With these last end of year tests, we hope that you'll feel confident, have a positive attitude, and know that we're rooting for you!


Sincerely,

Mrs. O'Shea & Mrs. Mac

Academic Administrator 6-8 & Lead Teacher 6-8

Important Upcoming Dates this Month

    May 3-5th: NWEA Testing 6-8th Reading & Math

    May 24th: EOG Olympics Closing Ceremonies

    May 26-28th: EOG/EOC Testing – No live CCs, OMS work to complete after testing

    May 31st: School Holiday – No live CCs, No OMS work

    *See your Class Connect schedule in the Online School for daily schedule*

    Academic Tips for this month:


    • Nervous About EOGs? Take time for extra practice in your online programs provided to you for free, like IXL for Reading and Math or CK-12 for Science! Both of these programs help you review what you know and test your learning from this year. Not sure how to log in? Email your teacher for help!
    • · Take time for extra practice in your online programs provided to you for free, like IXL for Reading and Math or CK-12 for Science! Both of these programs help you review what you know and test your learning from this year in preparation for end of year exams! Not sure how to log in? Email your teacher for help!
    • · Volunteer in class - Raise your hand, write in the chat, or offer to help a classmate by volunteering your thinking. The more you participate and give your best effort, the more you will grow!
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    Middle School Yearbooks SY 20-21

    •Link to pre-order: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1016167827842628

    •Questions: Dr. Sara Kourtsounis at skourtsounis@ncvacademy.org

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    Motivational Figure of the Month: Ieoh Ming Pei

    Ieoh Ming Pei was an architect who imagined and then created buildings and structures all over the world that continue to amaze and inspire many people. Read the quote below to help you tackle any challenges you face this month with schoolwork or testing to be successful! Check out more about Ieoh Ming Pei here!

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    Bitmoji Classrooms of the Month: Tanner Cheek, Da’Sha Graves, & Kim Klauka

    Even though we don’t have physical classrooms, many of our teachers have created virtual spaces that feel like a cozy, brick-and-mortar classroom.

    Even though we don’t see our teachers in person often, many of our teachers have created virtual Bitmojis and Bitmoji classrooms that show off their personalities!

    Check out Mr. Cheek’s Bitmoji below! What can you tell about Mr. Cheek or his passions for science in his Bitmoji? Also, take a look at Ms. Graves’s & Ms. Klauka’s Bitmoji classroom below, too! They’ve set up their 7th grade Math classroom to help students review this month before their Math EOGs!

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    EOG Olympics

    Underway right now are our first-annual EOG Review Olympics!


    Student teams were announced on April 16th (and are shown in the students OMS classes by country name). Each week, students will have little mini-assignments in their classes. These assignments will help their team earn medals. Every Monday, the leaderboard will be updated, and the country with the highest medal count at the end of the review period on Mary 24th will win the games! Students in the winning country will win a prize that will be disclosed at a later date.

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    Submission Deadline: Wed, May 19th @ 5:00 p.m.

    Submission Guidelines:

    1. Take a high quality digital photograph, video or recording.


    2. Artwork should be attached to an email and sent to Ms. Mabe Royal for High School Students with “ART SHOW SUBMISSION” as the subject title. Perfor-mances can be submitted using Spring 2021 Virtual Art and Talent Show Flipgrid. If you wish to sign up for an OPEN MIC time slot please do so here, NCVA Virtual Art and Talent Show Open Mic Sign Ups.


    3. Artwork submissions MUST INCLUDE full name of student, grade level, the media or category of the submission and the title of the piece in the body of the email.


    *SUMISSIONS NOT FOLLOWING GUIDELINES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.*

    High School Updates

    May Updates

    Please remember to check your email, course plans, and class announcements every single day. This will help you to be successful.


    Important Dates:

    *Class Connect sessions will appear on the student's schedule in the Online School.*

    • May 3rd-May 4th: NWEA Testing is REQUIRED. Check your invites in the OHS.
    • May 13th: HS Connection Corner
    • May 26th-June 9th: EOC State Testing Begins (Please make sure to continue to check emails and respond to any phone calls regarding state testing.) STATE TESTING IS REQUIRED.
    • May 21st: HS Art and Talent Show

    High School EOC's are closer than you think!

    Start studying and reviewing now. Please reach out to your teacher if you have questions about how to review for your exams. Good luck, everyone!

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    High School Year Book Update

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    Submission Deadline: Wed, May 19th @ 5:00 p.m.

    Submission Guidelines:

    1. Take a high quality digital photograph, video or recording.


    2. Artwork should be attached to an email and sent to Ms. Mabe Royal for High School Students with “ART SHOW SUBMISSION” as the subject title. Perfor-mances can be submitted using Spring 2021 Virtual Art and Talent Show Flipgrid. If you wish to sign up for an OPEN MIC time slot please do so here, NCVA Virtual Art and Talent Show Open Mic Sign Ups.


    3. Artwork submissions MUST INCLUDE full name of student, grade level, the media or category of the submission and the title of the piece in the body of the email.


    *SUMISSIONS NOT FOLLOWING GUIDELINES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.*

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    Meet your Leadership Team

    High School Counseling Team

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    Tallo: Digital Resume

    Tallo is a unique digital resource that allows students to showcase their talents and skills. Share your accomplishments and even link videos. Find out more by reading the attachment below!

    Special Programs Updates

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    How long have you been with NCVA? This is my second year.

    Hometown: Orlando, Florida

    Where do you live now? Lillington, NC

    Educational Background (degrees/years of experience): I taught General Education, 5th grade for 1 year, then moved to Special Education the past 5 years. I also earned my Master's in School Administration last year.

    What are you doing when you're not working? When I'm not working, I love to craft! I taught myself to crochet, to can food, to repurpose furniture, to reupholster furniture, and to sew, among other things.

    What is your favorite food? Starbucks or Reese's!

    What is your favorite book? The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind

    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you travel and why? I would return to Alaska. It is beautiful and amazing!

    What is your go to restaurant? Starbucks! Or Carolina Ale House.

    What is your go to late at night snack? I love Reese!

    Do you have a hidden talent? If so what is it? I can solve a Rubik's Cube!

    What is the best thing about working at NCVA? I love how supportive NCVA to both myself as a teacher and as a person.

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    How long have you been with NCVA? 1st Year

    Hometown: Columbia, SC

    Where do you live now? Charlotte, NC

    Educational Background (degrees/years of experience): I have a degree in Women and Gender Studies from the University of South Carolina. I did lateral entry in 2014 and became licensed in special education k12.I worked in brick and mortar for 3 years then I took a 4 year break from teaching. This is my 4th year being a teacher once I started with NCVA. I am currently getting a Masters of Education at University of North Carolina Greensboro in Instructional Systems Technology and Design.

    What are you doing when you're not working? When I'm not working I love to travel and try new restaurants! I also love being a couch potato and binge watching netflix shows.

    What is your favorite food? Tacos

    What is your favorite book? My favorite series is Harry Potter

    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you travel and why? I would travel to Greece or Spain. The pictures always look so beautiful and serene to me and I love experiencing new cultures.

    What is your go to restaurant? Eddie's Place it is my favorite brunch spot because it is locally owned and everyone is so nice.

    What is your go to late at night snack? My favorite late night snack is chips.

    Do you have a hidden talent? If so what is it? I wouldn't say that I have a hidden talent, but I recently picked up kickboxing in September of 2020. I consistently got the boxing gym 4-5 times a week because it is a great stress reliever!

    What is the best thing about working at NCVA? The best thing about working at NCVA is my EC team. I've never worked on a team before that offers as much support as they do!

    NCVA Student Support Team

    Strong Finish!!!

    Great job, NCVA! We're in the final stretch. Our Student Support Team is so proud of all that you have accomplished. In the next few weeks, 3rd-12th graders will be working to prepare for state exams. Teachers and staff will be out of supporting those efforts as well. As live Class Connects wrap-up, please use the additional time to catch-up on any missing assignments or re-take quizzes that were not mastered.


    Continue reading your class announcements and e-mails for instructions from your teachers. Don't hesitate to e-mail your instructors if you have additional questions about assignments or final projects. We're wishing all of our families a strong finish! You've got this!


    Meet your Student Support Team

    Lea King, Student Support Administrator

    Laura Zuber, Student Attendance Specialist

    Paige Adams, Student Resource Coordinator

    Jillian Davenport, Community Engagement Specialist

    Whitney Cress, K-8 Counselor


    Student Support Advisors :

    K-5: Amy Baker, Brittany Carson, Rebekah Logan, Allison Mosley, Nkechi Orabuchi-Fluker, Jevonda Perkins, and Katie Szostak

    6-8: Brittany Bonardi, Tiffany Carson, Lauren Hedrick, Kristen Herd, and Danielle Smithers.

    9-12: Marah Barrow, Debbie DeLoach, Karie Shuler, and Jennifer Triplett

    LC Development and Speaker Recordings

    Congratulations, Learning Coaches! You made it through one of the most extraordinary school years in recent history. Thank you for your tenacity, drive, and continued commitment. Best wishes to your students as they approach state exams. We look forward to offering you more programming and activities in the Fall to support you in nurturing your learner.


    As time allows, you are welcome to access recordings of LC events from earlier in the school year. Click HERE to review. Thank you for your participation!


    FEATURING:

    · “Mathematical Minds” Series

    · “Supporting Exceptional Learners”

    · “Addressing Various Learning Styles”

    · “Social Media & Online Safety” and more…

    K-8 Counselor: Whitney Cress

    Hello all! My name is Whitney Cress, and I am the Elementary and Middle School Counselor. Please never hesitate to reach out for support!


    Your students will see me during our monthly Beacon Times, where we will focus on a Social Emotional Learning topic. I also offer counseling small groups throughout the school year, so be on the lookout for my emails! I am looking forward to an amazing year!


    Also, take notice of our student services website packed with a tremendous amount of helpful community, academic, social and emotional resources.


    Whitney Cress

    whcress@ncvacademy.org

    919-346-0121 ext. 2113

    Beacon Time!

    Monthly Beacon Times are offered to further develop students' social and emotional skills. These assemblies will be offered each month during the school year by our school counselor and student resource coordinator. We look forward to seeing you there!


    K-2 Beacon Time: May 6th @ 2:00


    3-5 Beacon Time:May 13th @ 2:00


    * Body safety lesson will discuss rules about keeping their private parts/bathing suit zone safe, speaking to a trusted adult if someone ever breaks those rules, and making sure they understand they are never at fault or in trouble.


    * Lesson is completly optional to attend. The lesson will also be recorded if parents with to view with their child at a later time.


    * Futher details will be emailed to LCs.

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    NCVA provides McKinney-Vento/Homeless support to qualifying students


    You may be eligible for assistance through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Below is the definition of what qualifies a family to be considered eligible for supports and services.

    According to section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11434a(2)), the term “homeless children and youths”—

    (A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and

    (B) includes—

    (i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals.

    (ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;

    (iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and

    (iv) migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).

    Children and youth are considered homeless if they fit both Part A and any one of the sub-parts of Part B of the definition above.


    If you feel you may qualify or if you have any questions, please contact Paige Adams, Homeless Liaison & Family Resource Coordinator, at padams@ncvacademy.org or at 919-346-0121 ext. 2030.

    COVID RESOURCES

    Check out various resources available as we transition through these critical times together. Both links are living documents featuring regular updates.


    Specific by region, including assistance with food, finances, utilities, etc.


    Social and educational resources for your children.


    Crisis Support:

    · Text support: Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis (including COVID19, self harm, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation) and get connected with a trained crisis counselor.

    · National Suicide Hotline number is 800-273-TALK (8255), there is also a chat option on their website, https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ .

    · As always, call 911 with any life-threatening emergencies, including thoughts or plans of suicide and self-harm.

    Learning Coach Central

    NCDHSS-Childcare Resource

    Are you looking for childcare resources? Please read this flyer from the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Call 1-888-600-1685 to speak with a representative about care for a school aged-child. #StayStrongNC

    LC Volunteers Needed!

    Attention Learning Coaches

    Want to get more involved? There are many exciting opportunities to participate and share your unique skills. Let us know more about your interests. Please complete the VOLUNTEER SURVEY to join our team.


    *Background Checks are required for all school volunteers.

    Social Media

    Please take advantage of opportunities to connect with the K12 and NCVA communities online and social media, via:


    NCVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NorthCarolinaVirtualAcademy/

    If you have not already, take a few moments to review our school on the NCVA Facebook page. Share your experience with others by clicking on the "Review" tab. This is a great way to make friends and connect with other NCVA families.


    NCVA Twitter: https://twitter.com/ncva_k12
    NCVA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ncva_k12/


    K12 Learning Coach Cafe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/K12LCCafe/

    K12 Learn Latino FB Page (in Spanish): https://www.facebook.com/K12LearnLatino

    K12 NEW Learning Coaches : https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewK12LearningCoaches/

    *New* LC Community via the K12 App

    Connect with NCVA families directly from the K12 app! Learn about the LC Community HERE. Join the NCVA LC Community by downloading the K12 App to your mobile device and log-in with your LC credentials.
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    Directions to Join a Regional Parent Group

    Want to connect with other NCVA families near your area? Join an RPG today!

    1. E-mail the Regional Parent Group where you reside. Find your county on the map.
    2. Include your Name, County, Student(s)' Name(s), Grade Level(s), and Phone Number.


    Region 1 ncvaregion1@yahoo.com *NEW*

    Region 2 ncvaregion2@gmail.com

    Region 3 ncvaregion3@yahoo.com

    Region 4 ncvaregion4@gmail.com

    Region 5 ncvaregion5@gmail.com

    Region 6 ncvaregion6@gmail.com

    Region 7/8 ncvaregion7_8@yahoo.com


    PLEASE NOTE: The Regional Parent Groups are comprised of Learning Coaches. They do NOT have access to student information. Please contact your student's Homeroom or Content Area Teacher(s) for academic questions.

    K12 Customer Support & Videos 1-866-512-2273

    Do you need help installing a K12 printer or enabling Flash content in Firefox? Or do you need to know how to configure audio for a Class Connect? Check out our new easy-to-follow Technical Support videos that will walk you through these steps and more at:

    https://www.help.k12.com/s/topic/0TO0B000000I2moWAC/technical-support-videos#?tabset-26361=2


    • K12 App: Download HERE



    Having trouble logging in to the OLS? Is OLS navigation slow? Try clearing your browser cache and cookies.
    As of July 2020, the recommended browser when using the K12 Online School platforms, for all grade levels, is Google Chrome.

    If you are your online classes using Chrome, we recommend installing the Flash Enabler extension which will enable and save Flash settings for your classes. Please refer to Enabling Flash in Chrome for a step-by-step guide to enabling Flash in Chrome.


    Zoom App

    Sometimes, staff will schedule sessions in Blackboard, then re-direct students or Learning Coaches to a Zoom room for a more interactive experience. Never miss a Zoom session again! Be sure to download the Zoom app to your computer.

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    North Carolina Virtual Academy

    4220 NC HWY 55, Suite 130

    Durham, NC 27713

    Phone: 919-346-0121

    Fax: 919-324-6597

    Website: http://ncva.k12.com


    K12 Customer Support: 1-866-512-2273

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