Welcome to Biology!

Spring 2015

Welcome!

Welcome to Spring Semester 2015! I am Mrs. Jeana Worley, your teacher for Biology this semester. Please read below for some helpful hints on starting your GaVS course. My husband and I are parents to three beautiful daughters. Alayna is almost 7, Julia is 5, and Christina is 2. We have a black lab named Boone, who is our first "baby". Our family loves to read and hike. I am looking forward to a wonderful semester!

What Should You Do First?

The first thing is to complete the Student Orientation Course.

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.

Start Date Schedule

You will choose which start date you would like to begin when you register. Please read below to know when you will have access into the course:

Schedule Groups


18 Week - Start Date 1/5/15 - Course Access Date 1/5/15

16 Week - Start Date 1/20/15 - Course Access Date 1/12/15

14 Week - Start Date 2/2/15 - Course Access Date 1/26/15

12 Week - Start Date 2/17/15 - Course Access Date 2/9/15

When is Work Due?

Student work is due bi-weekly on Fridays at midnight. Check course schedules for specific due dates.

Will Late Work Be Accepted?

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.

Welcome Synchronous Session

The Welcome Synchronous Session for the 16 Week Students will be held on Wednesday, 1/21, at 8:00 PM. Parents and students are welcome to attend. Please click below to access the chat. If you are unable to attend, please listen to the recording link located on the course homepage under Links.

Weekly Office Hours

My office hours will be on Wednesdays at 8:30 PM. The link is posted in the course homepage under Synchronous Classroom.

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 and Student Help Sessions

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

Remind - Text Message Reminders

If you would like to receive text messages about the course, please text "@biologyabs" to "81010"

Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to email me or call at the number below. You may also reference the Fall 2014 Student Handbook for additional information and answers to general questions.


Thanks,
Jeana Worley
470-238-8410
jeana.worley@gavirtualschool.org