Mrs. Hill's February Newsletter

Psychology A, Spring 2017

About me

My name is Michelle Hill. I have been teaching for about 11 years now. I am originally from Buffalo, NY and moved to Florida 11 years ago. My husband was in a stunt show at Disney and we lived there until he started doing more stunt work, which then we moved to Atlanta. Now I am blessed to be a stay at home mommy who is still able to do what I love, which is teaching. I love the flexibility of virtual school and I hope you do too. Enjoy our first newsletter. It is full of valuable information that will help you be successful in this course.
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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. Late penalty begins on Thursday and is deducted at a rate of 10% of the assignment value per school day. Work submitted on Saturday, Sunday and Monday is considered 3 days late. Tuesday the zero remains in the grade book.

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Please check both your GaVS email and NEWS daily!!

Remember to check your GaVS NEWS and email daily Monday through Friday. This is part of your responsibilities as a GaVS student. NEWS and email are the main means of communication and if you are not reading them you will miss important information. I send out lots of valuable information in emails that you will want to make sure you see.
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Please Do Not Plagiarize

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Additional resources:

Please note that plagiarism will not be tolerated. All work turned in must be your own and original to this semester. Any plagiarized work that is submitted will be dealt with according to the GaVS Student Code of Conduct per the Student Handbook.

Click here to access the Student Handbook.

Paraphrase: Write it in Your Own Words

MLA In-Text Citations

MLA Sample Works Cited Page

Academic Dishonesty
How to Paraphrase

Synchronous Chats & Office Hours

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Weekly office hours:


I will conduct synchronous office hours for students once per week on:


Thursday evenings at 4:45 p.m.

Feedback

I leave feedback for you on all of your assignments. Please check your feedback daily, sometimes I cannot open the assignment or something isn't completed right and you need to redo and resubmit. It is also a way for you to check how you are doing in the course. I may provide additional resources as well. It is important that you are checking this as a form of communication from me.
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Discussion Post Tips:

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Please Do Not Register for Outside Sites:

Please note that GAVS is asking students NOT to register for external sites. Use your O365 Apps (Microsoft Office) to create your presentations.

Consult the Student Toolbox in your Resources section on your course homepage for available Tools.

https://gavirtualschool.sharepoint.com/studenttools/SitePages/Home.aspx

For items like cartoons, you are welcome to draw them on paper and then scan them into a file.

Please contact me with questions or for assistance with any assignment.

Contact information

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. (*Please access your Spring 2017 Student Handbook from your Course Homepage under Resources. You are responsible for all the information in this handbook.)