Vail Innovation Center

VIC News, January 19, 2021

Letter from the Coordinator

Hello amazing VIC Families!


As we are starting week 3 of the 3rd quarter I am amazed to see all of the progress being made. Our students, parents, and staff have done an amazing job of jumping back into the swing of things. Remember that communication is essential for success. Be sure to email your teachers with any questions you may have. We are here to support you!


Have a great week CyberWolves!


Mrs. Tankersley


Rachel Tankersley

Coordinator of Digital Learning

Vail Innovation Center K-12

520-879-1313

tankersleyr@vailschooldistrict.org

Vail Pride Day Information and Flyers

Special Announcement for 8th Grade Students and Families

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Special Edmentum Reminders

Special Reminders

  • All students need to be working a minimum of 5 days a week to complete their courses on time. There are course maps for you to utilize as a tool for success with completing assignments on time.

  • 6-12 grade students should ONLY use your school email account to communicate with your teachers **Do not use the Edmentum messaging system. Remember your teachers have 24 hours to respond to your school email messages.

  • You should be working a minimum of 1 hour per class per day to meet the timing requirements.

  • Tutoring sessions are available if your student is struggling. Please be sure to look at the tutoring schedule and use those links to attend virtually. Our teachers are looking forward to seeing and helping you!

  • Your course is made up of multiple units. Within each unit, there are subsections and topics which often include a tutorial, activities/practice, and/or a mastery test. Mastery tests can be retaken up to 3 times, but you must redo the tutorial first and then the program will unlock the mastery test again for another attempt. Edmentum will count your highest score.

  • When you get to the Post Test please reach out to your teacher through email to unlock it for you.

End Dates and Pacing Chart Icons - CyberWolves Working CyberStrong in 2021!

Hello 6-12 Students,

Remember to keep a close eye on your end dates.

Are you on pace to finish by your end dates?


Dark green = ahead of pace (1 or more activities ahead)

Light green = on pace (within 1 activity of the expected pace)

Orange = slightly off pace (1 or 2 activities behind)

Pink = Way off pace (3 or more activities behind)


Remember your online agreement to work approximately one hour a day in each class for five days a week will keep you on pace with light green or dark green pacing icons. Let's work CyberSTRONG in 2021!


Thank you,

The Vail Innovation Center Team

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Students in 6-12: Here is a Edmentum Tutorial with tips and tricks. Please watch for a refresher.

Vail Innovation Center Tutoring Opportunities

Please see the picture attachments below with additional information needed for each tutoring opportunity listed below; days/times and instructor information. Thank you.


Link for MS Science

Link for MS Math

Link for MS ELA & SS


Link for HS Science

Use the link below to join the "Chemistry Tutoring" Group in Schoology:

MZDF-M5ZV-6D8M9


Link for HS Math Algebra 1 & Geometry

Link for HS ELA & SS

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The 2020-2021 School Calendar

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K-5 Students of the Month for January

Grades 6-12 Kudos Corner

We would like to send a KUDOS out for the following students.

Keep your eye out for next weeks KUDOS Corner to see who is recognized next week.


Mrs. Burkholder; is recognizing Ethan Rogers, Madalyne VanHyning, and Samuel Tarver. These students are ahead of pace and maintaining an A average in their class :)


Mrs. Logsdon; I'd like a BIG shout out to these students who are ahead of pace already in Language Arts 6B: Gavin Dunn and Ethan Rogers, as well as to everyone else on pace! GREAT WORK!


Mrs. Nunes; recognizes the following students from 6th through 12th grades who are on pace or ahead of pace in all of their classes:

6th grade; Alisah Cranwell, Makena Serna

7th grade; Joseph Block, Ainslie Lowe

8th grade; Christianna Lopez, Sydney Menez

9th grade; Benjamin Allison, Desirae Ponce

10th grade; Enrico Dimambro, William Ives

11th grade; Malcolm Breaux, Destiny Herrera

12th grade; Alyssa Altuna, Kemya Watson


KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

Senior Exit Project (SEP) Information Update

Hello Seniors,

Hard to believe we are heading into the third week of this semester and that eportfolios, presentations and graduation are rapidly approaching. I would also like to restate a portion of an email you received from Ms. Wrona in regards to your eportfolio. For those of you that did not shadow please put your three activities on the Project Time Log tab, you can choose 3 of the 5 listed to fill that requirement. In regards to your presentations we are still working on the format and as soon as we have a plan we will get it out to you ASAP. Also I want to reiterate how important it is to stay on top of your coursework as your graduation date is set and you don't want to miss that important event. I have found in the past that if you use the 7 P's success in whatever you are doing is greatly enhanced, they are:


Prior

Proper

Planning

Prevents

Pitifully

Poor Performance


Looking forward to seeing your eportfolios and presentations and as always should you need anything please contact me or Ms. Wrona.


Mr. Ogden, SEP Coordinator

Ms. Wrona, Counselor


We are attaching the link to the SEP Handbook which is posted on our VIC Website under the 6-12 Resources.


Mr. Arlo Ogden

Vail Innovation Center

Senior Exit Project Coordinator

Senior Advisor

520-879-1925

ogdena@vailschooldistrict.org

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FASFA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Seniors! It is time to start thinking about paying for college! The FAFSA is the best place to start. Let’s start with a little bit about what the FAFSA actually is. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid; translation: it determines a student's eligibility for need-based federal financial aid for college, which may include grants, scholarships, work-study and loans. If eligible, it can really help you pay for school!

Use this link to complete the FAFSA Application: https://studentaid.gov/


Carrie Wrona

Counselor

Vail Innovation Center

520-879-1305

wronac@vailschooldistrict.org

Social and Emotional Learning January Theme: Goal Setting

Here are some simple activities to build executive functioning and planning skills.
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Important Flyers and Information

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K-12 VIC Staff Contacts - Communication is Key

Students,

Please be sure you are reaching out to your teacher at any time to get support or ask questions. We are attaching our staff list showing teacher names and email addresses so you can easily contact your teacher. We are all here to help you succeed. Please plan enough time to hear back from your teacher within 24 hours.


Here is the link to our spreadsheet with all of the VIC teachers and their email.

"Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity."

— Nat Turner

Edmentum Tech Support

If you are having any technical troubles with your online class, please contact Edmentum:


Technical Support

1-800-447-5286

Mon- Fri 4:30 am – 6:30 pm

Sat & Sun 6:00 am – 3:30 pm

Email: ​info@edmentum.com

Online: ​https://support.edmentum.com/