Welcome to Class!

Spring 2016

Dear students, parents, and facilitators.

Welcome to Georgia Virtual School. I will be your student's teacher. As a team, we will work together for a successful semester. Please contact me by email or phone to introduce yourself.
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Student Orientation Course: Must be completed prior to gaining access to your GaVS Course.

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. Following successful completion of the SOC, the date on which students will gain access to the course is dependent upon which schedule was selected at the time of registration.

Schedule Group Start Dates (Students selected the schedule when they registered.)

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Course End Date and Due Date Information

Regardless of the start date, the course ends May 6, 2016. Student work is due bi-weekly on Thursdays at midnight. Check course schedules for specific due dates. Work turned in after the deadline on the course schedule will be accepted within 3 school days with a late penalty assessed. Late penalty begins on Friday and is deducted at a rate of 10% of the assignment value per school day. Work submitted on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is considered 1 day late.

Syllabus Acknowledgement Form

After reviewing the syllabus with your parents please take the time to download and sign the Syllabus Acknowledgement Form. Upon your first day entering the class, please upload the signed form (signed by both you and your parents) to the corresponding drop box. You will receive a bonus point on your first assignment for doing so.

Email and News

Please check both your GaVS Email and NEWS items daily!!

Watch this Video to Learn How to Access Your GaVS Email

Late Work Policy

Work turned in after the deadline on the course schedule will be accepted within 3 school days with a late penalty assessed(*this has changed from previous semesters). Late penalty begins on Friday and is deducted at a rate of 10% of the assignment value per school day. Work submitted on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is considered 1 day late.

Review the Student Handbook

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to email me or call at the number below. You may also reference the Spring 2016 Student Handbook for additional information and answers to general questions.

Important Parent Information

Parent Account Information

Parent helpdesk articles

Parents should read the knowledgebase articles in the order listed below. The steps must be completed in this order.

During the parent account creation process, you will be required to visit http://www.gavirtualschool.org/ to begin the account creation process.

Steps/Process:

1. Parent account creation

2. Link child to parent account (Student's GTID is needed during this step.)

3. Using my parent auditor account

Brightspace Help Sessions

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

Tuesday, January 5 @ 7:00pm

Thursday, January 14 @ 11:00am

Tuesday, Jan. 19 @ 7pm

Thursday, Jan. 28 @ 11am

Tuesday, Feb. 2 @ 7pm

Tuesday, Feb. 16 @ 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 Brightspace Help Session:

Adobe Brightspace Help Classroom

The schoolwide Brightspace Help 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.

Synchronous Welcome Session

I will meet the students in synchronous classes once a week, on Tuesday. Students will receive information about upcoming lessons and assessments, be able to answer questions, and take part in activities that can lead to bonus points.
Economics meets at 5:45 p.m.
AP Psychology meets at 6:30 p.m.
Our welcome meeting will held on January 5th.

Contact Information

Please contact me with your questions.
freda.goodman@gavirtualschool.org
678-249-0936