Engineering & Technology

Fall 2013

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Students and Parents,

Welcome to Georgia Virtual School. I will be your student's teacher. The student’s first task is to complete the Student Orientation Course. It is important to complete topics in order and complete all items on the checklist.


The following items are required for the completion of the Student Orientation Course (SOC):

  • students complete all sign off
  • students complete all agreement quizzes
  • students make a 100% on the final Student Orientation Quiz.

OR

  • Students may choose to opt out of the Student Orientation Course; however, students who elect to opt out of the Student Orientation Course are still responsible for all content presented in the course.


Students must finish or opt out of the SOC before gaining access to the course. Students will not gain access to the course until the first start date or one workday after the semester has begun on August 5, 2013.


Students will select a start date of August 5, August 19, September 2, or September 16. Regardless of the start date, the course ends December 6, 2013. Student work is due bi-weekly on Fridays at midnight. Check course schedules for specific due dates. Work turned in after the deadline on the course schedule will be accepted within 1 week with a late penalty assessed. Late penalty begins on Saturday and is deducted at a rate of 10% of the assignment value per school day. Work submitted on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday is considered 1 day late.


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Important Parent Information

The Parent Account gives you information about your child’s grades and progress in their course. If your child’s grade drops below a 75, you will receive an automated phone call. If your child’s grade drops below a 70, you will receive a phone call from me.


If you already have a parent account please do NOT create a new one.

1) Please check to see that your parent account is linked to your student’s account.

2) For more information click Help on the Log in page or click the following link. http://helpdesk.gavirtuallearning.org/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/14/gavs-parent-info


If you are uncertain about whether you have a parent account or not,

1) Log in to GAVS at www.gavirtualschool.org and at the Log In page type in your username and password.

2) For more information click Help at the top of the Log In page or click the following link. http://helpdesk.gavirtuallearning.org/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/14/gavs-parent-info


*Information for parents who have NEVER created a parent account.

1) Login to our website www.gavirtualschool.org

2) Click the “Log In To GAVS” icon

3) Click “Create An Account” from the navigation bar.

4) You will need to know your child’s GTID and date of birth.

5) Please follow the directions on the screen.

6) Be sure you have linked your parent account to your student’s account.

7) For more information simply click HELP at the top of the Log In page or click the following link. http://helpdesk.gavirtuallearning.org/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/14/gavs-parent-info

Parent Auditor Accounts

Parents, you can connect your account to your student's account. This will allow you to keep track of grades, assignments submitted, login history, and much more. Please click on the following links to learn more about creating and using this account.

UPCOMING EVENTS

OPEN HOUSE

Open House-Support Team - General Information about GAVS
Dates: Wed. July 31, Thurs. Aug. 15, Thurs.-Sept.5
Time: 7PM
Link: http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fgavirtualschool.adobeconnect.com%2Fopenhouse%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNG2K3ArqoTGgJ6iTzA99mQOh33u1w


PARENT NIGHT

Parent Night-Support Team - Specific Information for parents whose students are currently enrolled with GAVS. i.e. how to access parent auditor account
Dates: Monday, Aug.12, Monday, Sept. 9
Time: 7:30PM
Link: http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fgavirtualschool.adobeconnect.com%2Fparentnight%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNEhAkvBQDge0y19LPiI-Y26aa2w_Q


D2L Help Sessions

Georgia Virtual School will have D2L Help Sessions for students and parents on Adobe Connect on the following dates:


  • Tuesday, August 6 at 11AM
  • Thursday, August 8 at 7PM
  • Tuesday, August 20 at 11AM
  • Thursday, August 22 at 7PM
  • Tuesday, September 3 at 11AM
  • Thursday, September 5 at 7PM
  • Tuesday, September 17 at 11AM
  • Thursday, September 19 at 7PM


You will join by entering the meeting as a Guest. Your username is your first and last name. Here is the link to join each D2L Session:

Adobe D2L Help Classroom (https://gavirtualschool.adobeconnect.com/_a1009797041/summerstudents/)


The space for each session is limited. We ask everyone to join the session using only ONE computer at your home. If the session is full, the recording will be posted within the learning management system and you will have an opportunity to review the recording OR attend another upcoming meeting. The schoolwide D2L meetings are separate from individual Welcome sessions held by each teacher. Please plan to attend the meeting with your teacher as well. Your teacher will notify you about the date of that meeting.


Adobe Connect Sessions

I will hold a Welcome Synchronous session on the following dates for each of the different schedules:
  • Tuesday, August 6th at 4:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, August 20th at 4:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, September 3rd at 4:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, September 17th at 5:00 pm.

Additionally, I will conduct synchronous office hours for students once per week on Tuesday from 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

*Remember, you can also request additional help sessions as well!

NEED HELP?

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Student Help & Resources

Your course home page has two course navigation videos, located at the top of the page. These include demonstrations of how to do various things in your course. You can also use the "Help" icon (on the top of your page). Click on the "FAQ" link on the left side of the help menu to find video demonstrations of tasks like: submitting dropbox assignments, completing quizzes, and participating in discussions. Please contact me if you have questions.