Physical Science B

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Course Update Information

This is a reminder that grades have been updated in Physical Science B. At your earliest convenience, please log in to the course and review the student's progress at www.gavirtualschool.org. Please contact me if you have questions.

If you have seen a drop in the grade or the grade is below a 75, the low grade is more than likely a result of assignments not being completed. If you see a zero in the gradebook this indicates an assignment that needs to be completed as soon as possible so that the late penalty will not effect the grade too negatively.

With only one Assignment Due Date remaining in the course, it is important to encourage students to turn in assignments as they complete them per the schedule. Waiting until the last minute and having zeros that stick could result in a low final average for the course. In addition, turning in assignments ahead of the deadline could provide opportunities for resubmission and a higher grade.

In the final week of the course, students will be taking the End of Course Test (EOCT). I will be conducting multiple synchronous chat sessions to review Physics and Chemistry topics. Students are highly encouraged to attend or listen to the recordings to prepare for the EOCT. The EOCT counts 20% of the final grade of the course.

If your student is a private school or homeschool student, then an email notification with the testing date, location, and time has been sent to the student's external email (not GaVS email), parent email, and facilitator email. If your student is a public school student, then the student should be taking the EOCT at their face-to-face school when the school administers the test to the rest of the student body.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Thank you for supporting your student in this course.

Only 3 Weeks Left!

Can you believe we only have 2 weeks of assignments and then 1 week for preparing and taking the EOCT? The course ends on May 10th which means we only have 3 weeks remaining. It is very important for the student to remain focused and disciplined in ensuring work gets accomplished until the very end. If the current grade in the course is lower than what the student is aiming to have in the course, please encourage the student to take advantage of all extra learning opportunities. In addition, they should attend or listen to the recording for all of the scheduled chat sessions. In preparing for the End of Course Test (EOCT), the student should be taking practice tests on usatestprep.com. In addition, starting the week of April 22 I will be holding chat sessions to review specifically for the EOCT. I want every student to be successful both in the course and on the EOCT. Please ask if there are any questions.

Helpful News Announcements to Look for This Month

Upcoming Dates

Next Benchmark Due Dates:
  • May 3rd


EOCT Test Date for Private and Homeschoolers:

  • Tuesday or Wednesday, May 7 or 8


Final Grades Available:

  • Thursday, May 16 (I cannot release final grades by phone or email. Final grades will be viewed through registration on this date).


*More Information on EOCT and usatestprep can be found on the right hand side of the course homepage in the UsaTestPrep Info Widget.

Summer is almost here! Just a couple more weeks of diligent work and then a wonderful break!

Thank you!

Since this is the last newsletter of the semester, I wanted to say a quick thank you. I have had a wonderful semester (and in many cases year) with this group. I have seen student growth in many areas including organization, effective time management, math comprehension, communication skills, and more. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you all!