Getting Started at GaVS

Ms. Baldonado's Thoughts

What to Do When?

  1. First select which schedule you would like to follow - 6 weeks or 5 weeks
  2. Print off your schedule from the COURSE INFORMATION widget on the homepage
  3. Check the brower quiz from the news items to make sure you can see all the content
  4. Complete the first unit "INTRODUCTION TO GaVS COURSE
  5. Introduce yourself on the first discussion
  6. Begin reviewing content
  7. Attend or listen to the recording of the Welcome Chat. See the link in the news item
  8. Keeping Going!!! Always ask for help when needed.

Need Help?

Student Help and Resources


Your course home page has two course navigation videos, located at the top of the page. These include demonstrations of how to do various things in your course. You can also use the "Help" icon (on the top of your page). Click on the "FAQ" link on the left side of the help menu to find video demonstrations of tasks like: submitting dropbox assignments, completing quizzes, and participating in discussions. Please contact me if you have questions.

Late Work - School Policy

If you forgot an assignment or needed a little extra time, you can turn it in late.
  • Remember, you have 2 school days to submit late work.
  • 25% is deducted each school day the assignment is late. So work submitted on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday after the due date receive a 25% deduction. Tuesday receives a 50% deduction after grading.
  • No late work can be accepted after 2 days past the due date. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Checking Quiz Feedback

Check missed quiz and test questions!!
1. Click on Assessments and then Quizzes from the tool bar at the top of your Course Homepage.
2. From the Quiz List, click on the down arrow beside the quiz for which you would like to review and choose Submissions.



Students (& parents,too), be sure to include your full name and your enrolled course you when you email me or leave voice messages. Also, if you are asking me questions about assignments, quizzes, etc., please be specific about the question (include as many details as possible).

About Accommondations

Many students receive accommodations through GaVS. Please note that these newsletters (and grade update emails) go to all students. Likewise, failing phone calls go out to all students, regardless of accommodations. If you have a due date extension due to accommodations, zeros are entered and your grade replaces the zero when the work is submitted.

Parent Auditor Accounts

Parents, you can connect your account to your student's account. This will allow you to keep track of grades, assignments submitted, login history, and much more. Please click on the following links to learn more about creating and using this account.