GaVS Weekly Update

August 1, 2013

Hello Teachers!

Please be sure to read all of the announcements below. Have a great week!


Google Calendars

Two calendars are available for you to add to your Google calendar. Both have been updated with important school dates and PD opportunities and contain basically the same information. To add the calendars, you will search for the calendar name under Other Calendars. Type the below calendar name in “Add a Coworker’s calendar” and you will be able to select the calendar:

GaVS Mastercalendar
2013-2014 School Calendar


Edmodo School Code

The school code is 0rhe85 (first digit is a zero). For help with setup, view the Prezi used during the Winter 2013 PLS Edmodo session. If you click through the presentation, you will see the setup process and school code. The 0 in the school code is a zero.

Edmodo Prezi
http://prezi.com/weyvcqx0yx-t/connecting-and-sharing-edmodo/


Course Schedule Template Corrections

If you found issues or errors on the course schedule templates used during the course setup process, you should report these so the templates can be updated before next semester. You will use the Course Schedule Template Corrections form located on My Home in the Toolbox for Teachers widget to report corrections. Here is the link so you can quickly access the form.

Form: https://docs.google.com/a/gavirtualschool.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFlEeFhzeF9tN2ozTjdGNkY2aVoxNGc6MA#gid=0


Course and Quiz Corrections

The course/quiz corrections form used last year has been updated for the FY13-14 school year. If you have the link to the older version bookmarked, make sure you update your records.
The link to the course/quiz corrections form is located in on My Home in the Toolbox for Teachers widget.
It is imperative that any content or quiz changes be reported so the Master term courses can be updated for next semester.


D2L Upgrade

Use the form located on My Home in the Toolbox for Teachers widget to report any d2l issues you or your students experience.

Teachers should preview quizzes. Check layout/questions to be sure questions are showing on individual pages. If you notice anything unusual please complete D2L issue form found in Teacher Toolbox.


eText Issues?

Have issues? Please report any eText issue to:http://tinyurl.com/eTextIssues

Other questions? Contact Joyce.McKay@gavirtualschool.org


Upcoming Events

Open House

Open House-Support Team - General Information about GAVS
Dates: Wed. July 31, Thurs. Aug. 15, Thurs.-Sept.5
Time: 7PM
Link: http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fgavirtualschool.adobeconnect.com%2Fopenhouse%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNG2K3ArqoTGgJ6iTzA99mQOh33u1w


Parent Night

Parent Night-Support Team - Specific Information for parents whose students are currently enrolled with GAVS. i.e. how to access parent auditor account
Dates: Monday, Aug.12, Monday, Sept. 9
Time: 7:30PM
Link: http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fgavirtualschool.adobeconnect.com%2Fparentnight%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNEhAkvBQDge0y19LPiI-Y26aa2w_Q


D2L Help Sessions

D2L Help Sessions - Instruction/IT- Dates posted in News Announcement at My Home, encourage students new to GAVS to attend a session.

Dates: Tuesday -11AM, Thursday-7PM for each new start date
Session Link:https://gavirtualschool.adobeconnect.com/_a1009797041/summerstudents/


AP Open House

AP Open House - Aug. 6 @ 2 pm and 7 pm Overview of GaVS AP Program for students, parents and anyone interested in knowing more about AP @ GaVS
Link: https://gavirtualschool.adobeconnect.com/apinfo


Turnitin.com Informational Session


Turn-it In Info Session - Aug. 21st @ 7pm
Link: http://gavirtualschool.adobeconnect.com/turnitin/


FBLA Meeting


Future Business Leaders (FBLA) Meeting - August 22 @ 6 pm. - The meeting is open to all GaVS students. Teachers are also invited to attend to discover information about the organization. More details will be provided on the Bulletin Board August 1.
Link: http://gavirtualschool.adobeconnect.com/gavsfbla


Teacher Quality and Professional Development



The 2013-2014 calendar will be posted in News Items during the first week of class. Please note, the first session, entitled

Policy: Analytics - An Introduction for GaVS Instructors and Special Education Accommodations with Dr. Joe Cozart and Sarah Newman.

The Edmodo code is x098rl, and the Adobe Session will be held on Thursday, August 22nd, at 7:30 p.m. See everyone in August!