NCVPS French 3

Mme Barraza's sections 2 & 4; Edition 7

Mme Barraza News (For parents and ELAs) - le 23 mars

Your mid-term time has passed. That means quarter two has begun. I hope some of you are going to make a better resolve to stay involved in your course and engage daily instead of a ton here at the end. The past few days have not been fun for me and some of you will know why. While I am glad you got the work done, I surely wish it would have been handed in consistently instead of here at the end.

So we are starting the 2nd in the Calendrier button, the items averaging your grade will show up in Yellow.

A student this morning told me he is not able to review exams in the grade center. Please, please, please, if you are not checking your feedback you are missing a huge part of our course communication. I have posted a screencast long ago showing you how to open those up. If you have not been doing this, shamey! Please watch the screencast and figure out how. I spend time giving you feedback, if you don't even read it, it is for nothing! (I know some of you do as you message me about it and I so appreciate this!) (Seeing grades on quizzes in BB)

As always, let me know if you have any questions.


As many of you know I was in Belize last week and wanted to share a few pictures from the journey with you. I am working on an animoto video but that is not cooperating with me so I may not get it done right now. In any case, thank you for your patience while I was out of the country. I had planned to work each night but two of the hotels had such bad internet that it would barely load up the e-mail let alone Blackboard.

In any case, things are now back to normal! Bon courage as we begin our 2nd quarter now and finish the first one!

Required Bi-Weekly LIVE Meetings

Here is the RLC meeting information for Unit 6....It looks like you have two this week and one next week (Monday for me).

Jenica HardyUnit 6 03.24.15 6pm

Karen BarrazaUnit 6 3.30.15 7 pm

Carie Zimmerman03.26.15 7 pm

First Quarter Grades go out TOMORROW! Check your grades for work not done!!

Share this newsletter with your parents! We like to keep them informed! Invite them to text or e/mail me!

Frequently Asked Questions - Normal to ask!

  1. I'm new to online learning. What if I don't know how to navigate the website? Your school's NCVPS lab coordinator is usually your first resource. He/she is typically versed in using Blackboard and can answer most "how to" questions. If they don't know, you can always call me after 4:00 pm for assistance. Be sure to complete the Blackboard Orientation before beginning the course. Most questions will be addressed there.
  2. Is it OK to call you? Of course! That's what I'm here for! Don't forget that I do teach in a traditional school during the day, so if you call, please leave a message so I can return your call as soon as possible after school (same for a text).
  3. What if I'm having problems understanding concepts? Help is just a phone call away. You can contact me during regular office hours by phone, text, or Blackboard Instant Messenger. I am also available by request. Just ask!
  4. How late is too late to call? Please do not call after 9:00 pm You may email or text at anytime, but see question #2.
  5. Can we use online translators? Absolutely not! The use of online translators is a form of plagiarism and students who use them will receive a grade of 0 for that assignment. Trust me, I will know.
  6. How can I be successful in this course? The most important thing you can do is ask questions early and often. If you don't understand something, you must ask me (or another student) for help. Another key to success is keeping pace. It is important that you work daily. It is the expectations that all students are submitting work daily. I will close the units as we complete them.
  7. How do I know what is in my grade? Go to the Calendrier button in your course. The items highlighted in GREEN are currently averaging your grade. The other work has been assigned (if the date is past) but only the items in green are averaging in your grade right now.


Feel free to email, text, or call anytime! Per NCVPS policy, all emails, texts, and phone calls will be replied to within 24 hours. Don't forget that I do teach during the day in a traditional high school. Messages sent during the school day will not be replied to immediately.

Text me at 620.583.4372 . I know it sounds bizarre, but I get terrible cell phone reception in my home and for calls in general but I do text so please text me there.

I am pretty available to students all day long but you may have a wait if you try to contact me when I am in class.