NCVPS French 3

Mme Barraza's sections 1 & 3; Edition 3

Mme Barraza News (For parents and ELAs) - 22 septembre!

Are you checking grade feedback? I found out last week that a student did not know how. Please ask questions. Your grades are not supposed to be a mystery....Let me know if you or your parents do not know how to see grade comments & feedback.

I welcome parents to call or e-mail or text. My contact information is at the bottom of this message.

This will be another crazy week in la vie of Mme Barraza. It is homecoming for my Face to face school - and I am a dance sponsor so I will spend all week dreading Friday coming for a change! (Generally look forward to it!) - So anyway, just a reminder - remember to make life easier for me - text me, call me, BB IM me....and remember I host an RLC this week - I look forward to seeing students tomorrow night at the Required Live Chat that I host on September 25 at 9 pm EST - I know this was listed wrong in announcemens once - thank you to Amanda (I believe) for pointing out the error. I am extremely time zone challenged!

Students can attend my Required Live Chat - or any of the French teachers but they are required to attend one each week. A schedule is posted in the course on Monday so students know exactly when those are going to be.

Required Bi-Weekly LIVE Meetings

New this year at NCVPS is the mandatory live session. Your attendance will be recorded for a grade. We will meet on Thursdays at 9:00 pm. Please plan to attend! Check your course for the link to access our "live" classroom. There will be other meeting times in the event that this time does not work for you. Other French 3 teachers will have sessions that you can join instead of attending mine, though I do hope you do make it to mine from time to time as well! It will be great to be able to work on our French material together.

Mme Barraza's RLC this week is Thursday, September 25, at 9 pm EST.

Course Assignments - Due Sundays at noon each week!

Share this newsletter with your parents! We like to keep them informed! Invite them to text or e/mail me!

Frequently Asked Questions - Normal to ask!

  1. I'm new to online learning. What if I don't know how to navigate the website? Your school's NCVPS lab coordinator is usually your first resource. He/she is typically versed in using Blackboard and can answer most "how to" questions. If they don't know, you can always call me after 4:00 pm for assistance. Be sure to complete the Blackboard Orientation before beginning the course. Most questions will be addressed there.
  2. Is it OK to call you? Of course! That's what I'm here for! Don't forget that I do teach in a traditional school during the day, so if you call, please leave a message so I can return your call as soon as possible after school (same for a text).
  3. What if I'm having problems understanding concepts? Help is just a phone call away. You can contact me during regular office hours by phone, text, or Blackboard Instant Messenger. I am also available by request. Just ask!
  4. How late is too late to call? Please do not call after 9:00 pm You may email or text at anytime, but see question #2.
  5. Can we use online translators? Absolutely not! The use of online translators is a form of plagiarism and students who use them will receive a grade of 0 for that assignment. Trust me, I will know.
  6. How can I be successful in this course? The most important thing you can do is ask questions early and often. If you don't understand something, you must ask me (or another student) for help. Another key to success is keeping pace. It is important that you work daily. It is the expectations that all students are submitting work daily. I will close the units as we complete them.


Feel free to email, text, or call anytime! Per NCVPS policy, all emails, texts, and phone calls will be replied to within 24 hours. Don't forget that I do teach during the day in a traditional high school. Messages sent during the school day will not be replied to immediately.

Text me at 620.583.4372 . I know it sounds bizarre, but I get terrible cell phone reception in my home and for calls in general but I do text so please text me there.

I am pretty available to students all day long but you may have a wait if you try to contact me when I am in class.