9th Grade Lit/Comp Course Update

April 2, 2014

In this Issue... scroll down to find:

Check Your Grades: Grades Have Been Updated!

At each Assignment Due date, grades are updated by the teacher. Zeros are entered for any missing assignments from the student's schedule. Students and parents should view grades and notify the teacher of any issues. Students are encouraged to turn in missing work for partial credit according to GaVS late policy.


You will receive a course update email from me every two weeks, immediately after an Assignment Due Date.

Please read through the newsletter for helpful information.

Students May Submit Late Assignments ... for ONE WEEK only.

After the assignment due date, we accept late work for one week with a reduction in points each successive school day.

GAVS Spring Break: April 7-11

Students are not expected to log in from April 7-11 and no assignments are on the course schedule. Teachers will be answering email but are not required to grade.


If your spring break (at your face to face school) is at a different time, you are still responsible for GAVS due dates. Contact your instructor if you will not be working in the course. Work ahead if necessary so that you can enjoy your break and still get your assignments in on time.

Did you find an error in a quiz or test?

If you found an error, please report it to the form below.

If you found a problem with a question or answer in a test or quiz, please fill out the form below. This includes any issues already reported to me via email this week. I want to make sure I have them all in one place, so that I can investigate them in a more efficient manner.

Click on this Link to Access the Error Reporting Form
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Peer Tutoring Available!

Parents: Did you know that GaVS has a Peer Tutoring Center that offers free tutoring for this course? Click here for a brief PowerPoint presentation that provides a little more information about the GAVS Peer Tutoring Center.


Please send me an email if you are interested in peer tutoring and I will help to facilitate a connection.

EOCT Information/Resources

Private/Homeschool Students: Take Survey to Start EOCT Registration

Public school students: Check with your facilitator to be sure you are registered.

Private/Homeschool Students: Please follow the directions below to register.

Registration Dates - March 3-April 4, 2014

Registration Deadline- Friday, April 4, 2014

EOCT Test Date- Tuesday, May 6, 2014

HOME SCHOOL AND PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS, who are currently enrolled in the AB or B sections of a GaVS course, which by the state of Georgia, requires an End of Course Test (EOCT) must complete the registration survey. Click Here to view a list of EOCT courses.

Click EOCT Private School and Home School Student Registration Survey to register for the May 6, 2014 EOCT test.

REMINDERS

  • The EOCT is your final exam. If you miss the EOCT test your final grade will not be released.
  • EOCT information will be sent 2 weeks prior to the EOCT test date.
  • EOCT information will be sent to parent and facilitator email addresses.
  • EOCT information will be sent to all students' GaVS email accounts.
  • Address questions to maryellen.krueck@gavirtualschool.org
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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 this link.

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

1) Log in to GAVS at www.gavirtualschool.org 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 this link.


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

1) Login to our website www.gavirtualschool.org

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 this link.

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It's that time of year!

We have reached the point in the semester when students and parents start asking about extra credit work that can help bring up a grade. Here's the skinny: If your grade is borderline passing, extra credit could bring it up to passing. If you are doing well in the course, extra credit will help make it even better. If your score is very low, extra credit cannot make up for all the missing work. Please take a look at the opportunities I have offered this semester and the opportunities that are currently available.

Opportunities You May Have Missed

Submitting Work & Verifying it Submitted Correctly

One More Extra Learning Opportunity

Want a couple of extra points on an assignment?

If you made it to the end of this email, and have read it all, then students may complete the assignment below.

Tell me three ways you can be sure that your assignment was submitted correctly. Put this in a Word document and submit to the ELO dropbox by April 11th.

Contact Me!

Weekdays, 10am-6pm by email or phone.
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