NCVA Beacon Herald

February 2021

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Our Mission

NCVA is a community of students, families and educators dedicated to expanding educational choice through innovative and technology rich instructional practices, and accountable for developing each student's full potential for academic and post-secondary success.

A Message from our Head of School

Greetings NCVA Community,

It is hard to believe that the 2020-2021 school year is already past the half way point! The school year is flying by and I greatly enjoy all of the great learning taking place each and every day.

February is a month of many celebrations. As we kick off the month, please join me in celebrating National School Counseling Week from February 1-5, 2021. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

NCVA’s school counselors are vital members of our educational community. Our school counselors help students in the areas of academic achievement, career and social/emotional development, and work to ensure our students have the skills to become productive, well-adjusted citizens of tomorrow. Please join me in celebrating the wonderful counselors at NCVA. They are a vital part of our school’s success!

It is also time to start planning for next year! NCVA will be kicking off our 2021-2022 Re-Registration on February 25, 2021. We ask that you submit your plans for 2021-2022 as soon as the Re-Registration portal opens as it allows us to begin planning for next year. We will hold many events to answer all questions you may have around Re-Registration so please be on the look out for that information in the coming weeks!

Finally, I want to take a moment to thank you for your continued support of our students, teachers, and staff members as we strive to provide meaningful learning opportunities for all students. The NCVA administration and faculty value the important contributions our families make towards a student’s success in school. There is no question about it—school success starts at home. Families are the most significant influence in a student’s schooling. I firmly believe that one of the great hallmarks of a strong school is the partnership between the school and families who work together for the best interest of all students.

Thank you for your continued support!

Lauren Acome

K12 Support 1-866-512-2273

Check out our full catalog of technical support resources at the bottom of this newsletter!

K12 Customer support is open 24/7 to provide assistance to our families.

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Important Dates

  • February 1st-February 5th: Counselor Appreciation Week
  • February 3rd: MS LC Speaker Event: "Apps Your Child May be Using"
  • February 4th: (K-2) Beacon Time
  • February 4th: MS Mini-Career Fair
  • February 5th: LC Speaker: "Eating for Living"
  • *February 8th-February 9th: NC Check-in Exams (9th Grade)
  • February 10th: P.E.A.K. (Parents of Exceptionally Awesome Kids!)
  • February 11th: (3-5) Beacon Time
  • February 12th: Virtual Adventure Day/Outing Events

  • February 15th: Holiday (School Closed)

  • *February 16th-February 18th: NC Check-in Exams (3rd-8th)

  • February 16th: Re-Registration Open Office Hours (9th-11th)

  • February 18th: Re-Registration Open Office Hours (Rising 9th)

  • February 18th: MS/HS LC Speaker: "Transitioning into Adulthood for Students with Disabilities"

  • February 19th: LC Speaker: "Supporting Multiple Students"

  • February 19th: Re-Registration Open Office Hours (K-5th)

  • February 23rd-February 25th: ACT Testing (11th Grade. See e-mail for details.)

  • February 25th: LC Mathematical Minds: "Addressing Frequently Challening Topics"

**February 25th-NCVA Re-Registration OPENS for SY 21-22**

~Save the Dates~

March 19th: Virtual Adventure Day/Outing Events (K-8th)

March 19th: HS Virtual College Fair

NCVA School Calendar SY 20-21

[ACTION NEEDED] Re-Registration Opens-February 25th

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Attention NCVA Families: Each year our families have the opportunity to renew their student's seat at NCVA for the upcoming school year. Re-registration for NCVA opens February 25th! Please let us know your plans for SY 21-22 as soon as possible via the "Learning Coach Account" in the Online School (pictured above).

Our Academic Administrators will host Re-Registration Open Office Hours to assist you with questions you have about next year. Learning Coaches, please plan to attend with your student. We look forward to assisting you!

NCVA Family Directory SY 20-21

The NCVA Family Directory for SY 20-21 is here! This is a great opportunity for our families to socialize with one another in your local area. Participation is Optional.


NCVA Spirit Store

Last and Final Launch will be happening in March 2020! Keep an Eye out for an email!

February Events

February Project: Care for Your Community

February is a great time to show your favorite charities/organizations some love by making an extra contribution or volunteering your time and talent.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has made volunteering in a group-setting a little difficult, these are just a few ways that you can make a difference in your community:

• Spread Love with homemade Valentines to those in need:

  • Senior Citizens in Assisted Living or Nursing Home Facility
  • Patients at the Local Children’s Hospital
  • Fire Fighters, Police Officers, or EMT’s in the Local Community

• Make a difference by bringing extra blankets/sheets/towels to an animal shelter

• Donate to a local food shelter

• Pick a charity you are passionate about and find a way to support them!

Use the hashtag #StrideServes when making any posts. You can also upload any images or videos here:

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February is Black History Month

Join us for special Advisor sessions and Virtual Outings this month celebrating the contributions of African-Americans to our country. Want to learn more on your own? Here are a few resources to get started:

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Thank you School Counselors!

Please check our NCVA Facebook page the week of February 1st for special posts featuring our NCVA School Counselors. We appreciate YOU!

NCVA Spelling Bee Winners 2021!

Thank you to all of the students that participated in our Third Annual Spelling Bee. Congratulations to the 1st through 3rd place winners in each gade band!

Elementary School Winner- Naomi E

Second Place-Madelyn R

Third Place- Caiden B

Middle School Winner-Ahmed K

Second Place-Mikayla T

Third Place-Toni B

High School Winner- Brooklyn (Brynn) M

Second Place- Destiny C

Third Place- Kaitlyn C and Mouad J

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NCVA Clubs SY 20-21

NCVA has several school-based clubs. There is still time to join! Click this link to find out more about club offerings NCVA Clubs SY 20-21 . Please direct additional questions about school-based clubs to the appropriate Club Organizer listed.

K12 Clubs

Check out the *NEW* K12 Clubs Smore HERE!

Student and Family questions about K12 National Clubs & other National Programming may be directed to .

K12 National News

K12 National Newsletter

Please read the K12 Newsletter February 2021 for updates from the National Team!

K12 Student ID Cards

Have you ever wanted to own a physical Student Identification Card for community discounts? The K12 site for ordering these has launched. Order yours today for a minimal fee that includes shipping at .

LC Community on the K12 App!

We are happy to see more Learning Coaches visiting and supporting one another in our new online community built for Learning Coaches. Our LC Community is a safe and caring online space where you can:

• Find, connect, and develop relationships with other Learning Coaches

• Find school specific information and resources

• Learn from and encourage other Learning Coaches

You can access our school’s LC Community from the K12 App by logging in with your Learning Coach credentials and clicking the Community tab at the bottom.

Don’t have the K12 App? Download the K12 App on your iOS or Android device today!

Join us today at!

K12 Learning Liftoff Newsletter

For fun ideas for you and your children, subscribe to our Learning Liftoff newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Register here:

School News and Updates

NCVA Website

If you haven't already, please bookmark our NCVA website! There are many great resources for our families including a detailed staff directory. Check it out today!

Attendance Corner

Keys to Successful Attendance:

1. Attend all required LIVE Class Connect Sessions

2. Complete all lessons and assignments due for the day

3. Make up any over-due lessons

4. Manually log ALL attendance in the Learning Coach (LC) Account of OLS under the Attendance Tab

Elementary School Updates

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Together we are making this school year a wonderful one. We are seeing amazing progress as we work together for the benefit of our students. It truly takes a village. We are looking forward to the next few months with each one of you. We are here if you need anything. Please do not hesitate to reach out.
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Dates to Remember

  • February 12th: Virtual Outing
  • February 15th: No School- President's Day
  • February 16th-18th: NC Check Ins (3-5 only)
  • February 19th: Re-Registration Open Office Hours
  • February 22nd-24th: ACT Testing
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  • Check your email DAILY - This should be done multiple times a day.
  • Always check your class connect schedule in the morning when you log in.
  • Attend all "required" class connects. These are mandatory.
  • Log those PE/Health hours every week!
  • Participate – If you don’t like to talk on the mic, please answer in the chat box or use your polling tools. Let us know you are there and trying. If you will work for us, we will work for YOU!
  • Ask questions – Please, please ask questions. We need to know how we can help. For those of you that are shy about asking questions in class, please email us!
  • Keep that Tech Support number handy – If you have technical issues, call them! They’re available 24-7. Technical problems are not an excuse for not completing work. The number is 866.512.2273 – put it somewhere you can refer to it easily!
  • Save ALL of your passwords and important information somewhere you can find it. You MUST know your NCVA email, your Student ID Number, your Go Formative username and password (for this year, returning students!). Keep them all in one place so that you're not locked out when you have important things to do!
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Students are still using IXL in class and we are seeing tremendous growth. IXL is a supplemental program that can be used for both Reading and Math. Teachers will be using IXL in class to support student learning, but we also ask that you encourage students to log in at home 3 times a week for 20-30 minutes. If you have not received your IXL log-in information, please reach out to your teacher immediately, as your students will not want to miss out on all of the fun!

You can now download the IXL app for Android phones and access the Continuous Diagnostic in the iPad app!

The IXL app makes learning even more immersive and intuitive, with interactive questions, handwriting recognition, and more. Download it today and help students expand their learning!

Middle School Updates

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February is here, and we're getting deeper into our learning! Use this month to show what you know & ask for help, when needed.

Below are a few tips we recommend for a successful month, some important dates for February, and a motivational quote from black photographer Gordon Parks to help you succeed in this month of school! Be sure to also check out the Bitmoji classroom of the month: Ms. Cook's Advanced Math classroom!

Important Upcoming Dates this Month

  • February 4th: Mini-Career Explorations Fair
  • February 12th: Virtual Outing
  • February 15th: No School (holiday) - No OMS or CCs
  • February 16th-18th: NC Check Ins
  • February 22nd-24th: ACT Testing

*See your Class Connect schedule in the Online School for daily schedule*

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  • Check your grades weekly -Whether it's the end of a quarter, the beginning of a new quarter, or halfway through a quarter, it's important to monitor your grades! Knowing how you are progressing in your course is crucial to your success. Instead of just looking at your overall percentage grade each week, go to the Course and check the Grades tab to see if you have any missing work. Missing work impacts your grade significantly because you receive a score of 0 until it is completed with a higher grade. Not sure how to check your grades or find missing work? This video will help you do this.
  • Retake any low quiz grades - When you check your grades each week, look for missing work to complete, but also look for quizzes that you can retake. Retaking your quizzes will boost your grade because the highest grade is always the one posted for your final grade. Not sure how to check for or complete retakes? This video will help you!
  • Communicate - Communication is key in all aspects of your life. Don't want broccoli for dinner-communicate with the adults you live with to share that you don't enjoy eating that vegetable. If you don't share it, how will they ever know? It's the same with your teachers. If you're not communicating your learning with your polling tools, chat, or on the mic, they're not sure what you know or need help with. Communicating during live classes is one of the most simple ways to show your learning and ask for help when needed! Of course, you also have the option to email or call your teacher after class, too! No matter how you choose to communicate, remember to ask for help when needed.
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Motivational Figure of the Month: Black History Month

Gordon Parks was a risk-taker who used his passions in the arts as a black photographer to fight for justice! Read the motivational quote below to inspire you to succeed in this semester!

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Want to know more about Gordon Parks? Check out more here.

Bitmoji Classroom of the Month

Even though we don't have physical classrooms, many of our teachers have created virtual spaces that feel like a cozy, brick-and-mortar classroom.

Check out Ms. Cook's advanced Math Bitmoji classroom below! You can explore her virtual class space even more here!

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National Junior Honor Society

Invitations for qualifying students to apply went out in January. Minimum qualifications to be invited to apply are as follows:

  1. Current 6th or 7th grader
  2. 3.0 GPA
  3. Student has attended NCVA at least one full semester

Additional questions may be directed to Ms. Crystal Shepherd at .

High School Updates

February Updates

Please remember to check your email, course plans, and class announcements every single day. This will help you to be successful.

Important Dates:

*Class Connections sessions will appear on the student's schedule in the Online School.*

  • February 4th: HS Connection Corner
  • February 8th-February 9th: NC Check-ins Testing (9th Grade)
  • February 15th : No school (Holiday)
  • February 16th: 9th-11th Grade Re-Registration Info Session for LCs
*Questions regarding schedules & course selections will occur in March with Counselors.

  • February 18th: HS Connection Corner
  • February 18th: Rising 9th Grade Re-Registration Info Session for LCs
*Questions regarding schedules & course selections will occur in March with Counselors.
  • February 23rd-25th: ACT Testing (check email for information)

National Honor Society Updates

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High School Year Book Update

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2021 Essay Contest Now Open

The BJCs 2021 Annual essay contest is now open to High School Juniors and Seniors. "The annual Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest engages high school students in church-state issues by directing them to express a point of view on a religious liberty topic."

The submission deadline is March 26, 2021 for those interested in participating.

Click HERE for more details.

High School Counseling Team

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Tallo: Digital Resume

Tallo is a unique digital resource that allows students to showcase their talents and skills. Share your accomplishments and even link videos. Find out more by reading the attachment below!

Special Programs Updates

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How long have you been with NCVA? 1 year

Hometown: Hatboro, Pennsylvania

Where do you live now? Concord, North Carolina

Educational Background (degrees/years of experience): Bachelor's of Science in Elementary and Special Education/6 years

What are you doing when you're not working? Enjoying family time with my husband, my son and our two dogs.

What is your favorite food? French Fries

What is your favorite book? Tuesdays with Morrie

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you travel and why? Europe as I would love to see where my ancestors came from.

What is your go to restaurant? Chick-fil-A

What is your go to late at night snack? Ice cream

Do you have a hidden talent? If so what is it? I danced from the time I was 2 through 20.

What is the best thing about working at NCVA? The support that is given to teachers from families and school staff.

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How long have you been with NCVA? 1 year

Hometown: Kings Mountain

Where do you live now? Blacksburg SC

Educational Background (degrees/years of experience): Bachelor's Degree/ 6 Years

What are you doing when you're not working? When I'm not working you can find me with my family enjoying some quality time or with a camera in my hand running a wedding photography business.

What is your favorite food? Steak

What is your favorite book? This is a hard one... so many. My favorite lately is probably Where the Crawdads Sing

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you travel and why? Alaska! I really want to see the Northern Lights.

What is your go to restaurant? Sake

What is your go to late at night snack? Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you have a hidden talent? If so what is it? umm I can juggle... sort of..

What is the best thing about working at NCVA? The people. I have never felt so supported. It has also pushed me to be a better teacher!

NCVA Student Support Team

Strong Start...Strong Finish!

We hope that all of our families are off to a strong start! Be on the look-out for additional social sessions for students and Learning Coaches sponsored by our Advisors. These are excellent opportunities for our familes to connect and build friendships outside of class. Check your Class Connect schedule for updates.

Continue reading your class announcements for instructions from your teachers. Don't hesitate to send send an e-mail to your teacher if you have additional questions about an assignment. Please reach out if we may assist you!

Meet your Student Support Team

Lea King, Student Support Administrator

Laura Zuber, Student Attendance Specialist

Paige Adams, Student Resource Coordinator

Jillian Davenport, Community Engagement Specialist

Whitney Cress, K-8 Counselor

Student Support Advisors :

K-5: Amy Baker, Brittany Carson, Rebekah Logan, Allison Mosley, Nkechi Orabuchi-Fluker, Jevonda Perkins, and Katie Szostak

6-8: Brittany Bonardi, Tiffany Carson, Lauren Hedrick, Kristen Herd, and Danielle Smithers.

9-12: Marah Barrow, Debbie DeLoach, Karie Shuler, and Jennifer Triplett

NCVA Learning Coach Development

Be on the look-out for more activities planned just for Learning Coaches this Spring! Don't forget to scroll down to the "Learning Coach Central" section of the Beacon Herald Newsletter for more details about offerings this month. We hope to see you there!

  • LC Speaker Series
  • Mathematical Minds
  • LC Support Group-Social Emotional Learning

February LC Speaker Events

*Events will appear under the "Learning Coach Account" in the Online School.

  • Wed, February 3rd @ 9:00 a.m.
MS "Apps Your Child May be Using and What to Know About Them" featuring Whitney Cress (K-8 Counselor) and Paige Adams (SRC, LCSW)

"Eating for Living" featuring Katie Szostak (Advisor and Personal Trainer)

  • Thurs, February 18th @ Noon
MS/HS "Transitioning into Adulthood for Students with Disabilities" featuring Jordan Trogdon (EC Transition Coordinator/Teacher)

"Supporting Multiple Students" featuring Jevonda Perkins (Advisor and Learning Coach)
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K-8 Counselor: Whitney Cress

Hello all! My name is Whitney Cress, and I am the Elementary and Middle School Counselor. Please never hesitate to reach out for support!

Your students will see me during our monthly Beacon Times, where we will focus on a Social Emotional Learning topic. I also offer counseling small groups throughout the school year, so be on the lookout for my emails! I am looking forward to an amazing year!

Also, take notice of our student services website packed with a tremendous amount of helpful community, academic, social and emotional resources.

Whitney Cress

919-346-0121 ext. 2113

Beacon Time!

Monthly Beacon Times are offered to further develop students' social and emotional skills. These assemblies will be offered each month during the school year by our school counselor and student resource coordinator. We look forward to seeing you there!

K-2 Beacon Time (Feb 4th @ 2:00):

  • Self-Esteem: It's OK to be Different!

3-5 Beacon Time (Feb 11th @ 2:00):

  • Self-Esteem: It's OK to be Different!

MS Beacon Time (Feb 22nd @ 2:00):

  • Say Something

HS Beacon Time (Feb 23rd @ 12:30):

  • Say Something

LC Beacon Time (Podcast released the first week of February via email)

  • Apps Your Child is Using and What to Know About Them
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Social Emotional Groups

Elementary School Group(s)

Coping Skills Small Group

Students will meet in small groups to learn and develop healthy self-regulation and coping skills based on Zones of Regulation. We will practice identifying our emotions, regulating emotions, identifying effective coping skills, neuroplasticity, and creating a coping skills plan appropriate to regulating different types of emotions.

  • · Meets 1x a week for 5 weeks
  • · Grades 1-2 will meet on Mondays @ 2:00
  • · Grades 3-5 will meet on Mondays @ 2:30
  • · Sign-up here! ES Coping Skills

Worry Warriors

Students will meet in small groups to develop and practice social skills including: defining worry, physical symptoms, personifying worry, making a worry monster, chain reactions from worrying, in or out of my control worries, thought checking, responsibilities, and thought checking. Coping skill techniques (controlled breathing, grounding and yoga) will be taught/suggested as well.

  • · Meets 1x a week for 5 weeks
  • · Grades 1-2 will meet on Tuesdays @ 2:00
  • · Grades 3-5 will meet on Tuesdays @ 2:30
  • · Sign-up here! ES Worry Warriors

Memory Keepers Small Group

A four-week educational/support group to assist students who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Our goal is for students to understand how their grief affects them and help develop the tools needed to be able to manage their grief in a healthy, positive way.

Middle School Group(s)

Survivors of Bullying

Students will meet in small groups with the goal of healing and learning from past bullying experiences. In this group, students will: have opportunities to share student personal stories each week (if they wish), learn how to provide support to others, evaluate and discuss the lingering affects of being bullied, learn how to take back our personal power, examine how our bully has affected our self-talk and self-esteem, share coping skills we can use to manage the long-term affects of being bullied, and share what we have learned in the NCVA Newsletter (Beacon Herald).


Students will meet in small groups with the goal of building their self-confidence. Groups will have topics such as (develop healthy self-esteem, develop a positive self-image, practice positive self-talk, building confidence and accepting strengths, weaknesses and setbacks) and opportunities for discussion.

Memory Keepers Small Group (Grief)

A four-week educational/support group to assist students who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Our goal is for students to understand how their grief affects them and help develop the tools needed to be able to manage their grief in a healthy, positive way.

Light Keepers (Anxiety and Depression)

Offers a chance for students to connect and support one other around shared struggles with anxiety and depression. Groups will explore topics such as triggers, positive self-talk, distorted thinking, social connectedness, and conquering fears. Students will be given opportunities for discussion.

High School Group(s)

Light Keepers (Anxiety and Depression)

Offers a chance for students to connect and support one other around shared struggles with anxiety and depression. Groups will explore topics such as triggers, positive self-talk, distorted thinking, social connectedness, and conquering fears. Students will be given opportunities for discussion.

Learning Coach Support Group

Parenting Children with Mental Health Needs Support Group

* Renamed to PEAK (Parents of Exceptionally Awesome Kids)

Many parents never suspect their child would be struggling with mental health disorders and coaching their child through difficult symptoms. Many times, mental health can shape the family’s way of life. But—NCVA parents are not alone. Many of our students are diagnosed with a variety of mental health difficulties and are enrolled at NCVA because they are more comfortable and thrive in a virtual setting. Parents can benefit from the support and time to connect with other families undergoing the same hurdles and successes.

  • · Meets 1x a month for 45 minutes
  • · Times will be on your LC CC Schedule (no need to register)

NCVA provides McKinney-Vento/Homeless support to qualifying students

You may be eligible for assistance through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Below is the definition of what qualifies a family to be considered eligible for supports and services.

According to section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11434a(2)), the term “homeless children and youths”—

(A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and

(B) includes—

(i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals.

(ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;

(iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and

(iv) migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).

Children and youth are considered homeless if they fit both Part A and any one of the sub-parts of Part B of the definition above.

If you feel you may qualify or if you have any questions, please contact Paige Adams, Homeless Liaison & Family Resource Coordinator, at or at 919-346-0121 ext. 2030.

NCVA Annual Health Notification SY 20-21

Per NC State and K12 guidelines, NCVA is required to provide families important immunization and health information annually. Please review the NCVA Annual Health Notification SY 20-21 closely and save it for future reference.

Be sure to follow-up with your local health care provider or local health department with additional questions as it pertains to your student(s). We wish your family a happy and healthy school year!


Check out various resources available as we transition through these critical times together. Both links are living documents featuring regular updates.

Specific by region, including assistance with food, finances, utilities, etc.

Social and educational resources for your children.

Crisis Support:

· Text support: Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis (including COVID19, self harm, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation) and get connected with a trained crisis counselor.

· National Suicide Hotline number is 800-273-TALK (8255), there is also a chat option on their website, .

· As always, call 911 with any life-threatening emergencies, including thoughts or plans of suicide and self-harm.

Learning Coach Central

NCDHSS-Childcare Resource

Are you looking for childcare resources? Please read this flyer from the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Call 1-888-600-1685 to speak with a representative about care for a school aged-child. #StayStrongNC

LC Volunteers Needed!

Attention Learning Coaches

Want to get more involved? There are many exciting opportunities to participate and share your unique skills. Let us know more about your interests. Please complete the VOLUNTEER SURVEY to join our team.

*Background Checks are required for all school volunteers.

Social Media

Please take advantage of opportunities to connect with the K12 and NCVA communities online and social media, via:

NCVA Facebook:

If you have not already, take a few moments to review our school on the NCVA Facebook page. Share your experience with others by clicking on the "Review" tab. This is a great way to make friends and connect with other NCVA families.

NCVA Twitter:
NCVA Instagram:

K12 Learning Coach Cafe:

K12 Learn Latino FB Page (in Spanish):

K12 NEW Learning Coaches :

*New* LC Community via the K12 App

Connect with NCVA families directly from the K12 app! Learn about the LC Community HERE. Join the NCVA LC Community by downloading the K12 App to your mobile device and log-in with your LC credentials.
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Directions to Join a Regional Parent Group

Want to connect with other NCVA families near your area? Join an RPG today!

  1. E-mail the Regional Parent Group where you reside. Find your county on the map.
  2. Include your Name, County, Student(s)' Name(s), Grade Level(s), and Phone Number.

Region 1 *NEW*

Region 2

Region 3

Region 4

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7/8

PLEASE NOTE: The Regional Parent Groups are comprised of Learning Coaches. They do NOT have access to student information. Please contact your student's Homeroom or Content Area Teacher(s) for academic questions.

NCVA LC Speaker Events (Recordings)

It's been a busy school year! Perhaps you are new to NCVA or missed some of our earlier LC events. Check out the LC seminars that we offered earlier in the year. Click HERE to access recordings!


· “Mathematical Minds” Series

· “Supporting Exceptional Learners”

· “Addressing Various Learning Styles”

· “Social Media & Online Safety” and more…

K12 Customer Support & Videos 1-866-512-2273

Do you need help installing a K12 printer or enabling Flash content in Firefox? Or do you need to know how to configure audio for a Class Connect? Check out our new easy-to-follow Technical Support videos that will walk you through these steps and more at:

  • K12 App: Download HERE

Having trouble logging in to the OLS? Is OLS navigation slow? Try clearing your browser cache and cookies.
As of July 2020, the recommended browser when using the K12 Online School platforms, for all grade levels, is Google Chrome.

If you are your online classes using Chrome, we recommend installing the Flash Enabler extension which will enable and save Flash settings for your classes. Please refer to Enabling Flash in Chrome for a step-by-step guide to enabling Flash in Chrome.

Zoom App

Sometimes, staff will schedule sessions in Blackboard, then re-direct students or Learning Coaches to a Zoom room for a more interactive experience. Never miss a Zoom session again! Be sure to download the Zoom app to your computer.


Box Tops for Education

As a public school, NCVA is able to participate in Box Tops for Education by General Mills. As you shop and purchase normal, everyday products such as food, storage, paper products, and cleaning supplies our school may now earn credit using Box Tops mobile app. Thank you for your support!

  • For a limited time, you may also bring physical box tops with you to an outing or mail them to the school address attention Office Manager.

UPDATE Your Contact Information

Please ensure your phone number and e-mail are up to date in the OLS under your LC Account.

  • Change of Address: Proof of Residence (utility bill, lease, home owner's statement) is required to update your physical address. Please e-mail the information to the Registrar at

Contact Information

North Carolina Virtual Academy

4220 NC HWY 55, Suite 130

Durham, NC 27713

Phone: 919-346-0121

Fax: 919-324-6597


K12 Customer Support: 1-866-512-2273