Health Science Bulletin

Information for Future Health Professionals

First Task for the Course

Welcome to Georgia Virtual School. I am Ms. Stephanie Felton and I will be teaching this 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.


  • 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 January 6, 2014.

Students will select a start date of January 6, January 21, February 3, or February 18. Regardless of the start date, the course ends May 9, 2014. Student work is due bi-weekly on Fridays at midnight. Check course schedules for specific due dates (found in syllabus). 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.

Synchronous Office Hours will be held on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm - Jan. 7th will be the first and will answer all questions about the course and how to find what you need.

Weekly Synchronous Office Hours

Tuesday, Jan. 7th, 7-8pm

This is an online event.

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.

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

1) Log in to GAVS at 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.

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

1) Login to our website

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.

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

Tuesday, January 7 at 11AM

Thursday, January 9 at 7PM

Tuesday, January 21 at 11AM

Thursday, January 23 at 7PM

Tuesday, February 4 at 11AM

Thursday, February 6 at 7PM

Tuesday, February 18 at 11AM

Thursday, February 20 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

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.

Mrs. Suzette Wheeler

Mrs. Wheeler is a native of South West Georgia and graduate of Valdosta State University. She possesses a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Health Administration. Mrs. Wheeler is as passionate about the development of tomorrows health professionals as she is the quality of care delivered through out her career.