Mrs. Hall's Course Update - 6/9/15

World History AB & Psychology B - Summer Semester

Greetings Parents and Students,

Please read this bi-weekly newsletter for important information regarding your World History AB and Psychology B course.

Welcome 5 Week Students!

Welcome to week one 5 day students! For those of you who missed the Welcome Session yesterday you can find the recording located under User Links on the Course Homepage. Remember Assignments are due daily, so don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Discussion Tips:

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Please check your Course NEWS and GaVS Outlook Email daily. Scroll through previous NEWS items for answers to many questions. All correspondences should now go through your GaVS account. This is where you will receive important course information and is how I will communicate with you.

Still unsure how to check your GaVS Outlook Email? Please watch this video.
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World History PDF Converted Files:

World History students please use these files to complete your work. They have been converted from the pdf format found in the course. You can easily edit and save these documents for dropbox submission. This link is also found in the User Links section of your course homepage.

Teacher Response Time and Grading:

Email Response Time:


Teachers check their email daily, Monday through Friday, and will respond to you within one school day.


Do not expect your teacher to respond during the weekend or on listed Georgia Virtual School holidays. In the event that you do not receive a reply, please email him/her once more.


If you do not receive a response after two attempts and 48 hours, call your teacher.


Phone Response Time:


Teachers check their phone voicemails daily, Monday through Friday, and will respond to you within one school day.


Do not expect your teacher to respond during the weekend or on listed Georgia Virtual School holidays.


If you do not receive a response, please phone your teacher once more. The teacher’s contact information can be found in the Teacher Information widget on the course homepage or the course syllabus. If no phone response within 48 hours, please contact your facilitator immediately.


Grade Response Time:


Please allow a turnaround time of three school days after submitting an assignment during fall and spring semesters and one school day during summer semester; although you will often receive your grade sooner. For major projects, teachers may indicate a longer turnaround time for grading. Teachers will notify students when additional time is required to assess assignments such as projects.


You are encouraged to work ahead in your course. If you do so, your teacher will still grade your assignments within three school days.


Keep the turnaround time in mind when planning your schedule so that you can turn in assignments and still allow time for feedback.

Contact Information:

My contact information can be found below and also on the Teacher Information Box in the course homepage.


Hours of Availability:

Monday - Friday

8am-4pm


If you have questions or concerns, feel free to email me or call at the number below. You may also reference the Summer 2015 Student Handbook for additional information and answers to general questions.