NCVA Beacon Herald
Every student......Every class........Every day......
A message from our Head of School
The month of January is always an opportunity for a fresh start as we move into a new calendar year. It means we will gain another year in age and, hopefully, wisdom through experience. It’s that latter part – wisdom through experience – that excites me more than the extra year in the age column!
NCVA is just under half a year old and we’ve already heard some tremendous success stories from families. Please continue to share those stories so that we can appropriately “tell our story” to elected officials and policy-makers. We can also see, from our experiences and listening to families, that we needed to tweak some parts to our program and have responded in that manner. These growing pains are normal and we thank you for your feedback.
As we hit the phase of a “fresh start” with the second semester upon us, let’s continue to work together for the benefit of your children. I look forward to meeting many more of you on our outings throughout the year.
Head of School
North Carolina Virtual Academy
Join us January 15th for Skating in Kernersville (Region 5)
1995 W. Mountain Street
$3/person (includes skate rental)
Arcade games and the concession stand will also be available!
Please RSVP using the survey link: http://goo.gl/forms/Me5Sn9g4uh
Complete and bring the Liability Release Form and the NCVA Release of Information Form with you.
OLS Layout Enhancements coming around January 19th!
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT
Drivers Education Information
Once your student completes the course, the legal guardian of the student will need to contact Nicole Barton (school counselor) by kmail to request the Drivers' Education Certificate that must be taken to the DMV when the student goes to get their license. Ms. Barton will verify the student's academic standing and if the student is in good standing at NCVA, she will complete the certificate and send by snail mail to the mailing address on file. We will make a note of the certificate number in your student's record.
IMPORTANT: The legal guardian will need to sign the certificate and return the carbon copy to the NCVA office in Durham so that it can be added to your student's file. The certificate expires 30 days from issue.
Would you like to recognize a teacher or staff member or share your student's success with us?
Are you brand new to NCVA?
New Student Welcome Orientations are required for all new students. Please sign up for one of the orientations as soon as possible. The information is included in your welcome kmail. You will only need to attend once, however, you must register each student.
K-8 students need to complete the Welcome to Online Learning Courses found in the Online Learning System (OLS). These lessons are to be viewed by the Learning Coach and the student. The lessons explain how to use the OLS in conjunction with the materials you are receiving. These lessons need to be completed immediately.
High schools students need to complete the HS Online Learning Courses. Under your "quick links" in the OLS be sure to choose Online High School. This will take you to the platform that all your High School courses are located in. Then click on the course titled HS Online Learning. Click the content tab, review all the course materials and then take all six units. These lessons need to be completed immediately.
REQUIRED CLASS CONNECTS
To view the recording of a missed Class Connect Session, click on the "Go to Class Connect" link, search the date of your missed session, click on the link of the session, watch recording. ALWAYS send your teacher a Kmail to explain why you missed attending the LIVE session (unless previously arranged).
OUTAGES IN THE ONLINE SCHOOL
1. Keep a log of the time you worked off-line.
2. Look at the objectives in the teacher guides that you can teach to and work on those.
3. When you get back online, go to those lessons and mark them off or have your student go straight to the assessment in order to demonstrate their mastery.
4. Print your weekly plan at the beginning of the week.
5. Sometimes it may be necessary to work out of order or skip ahead to a writing project, novel unit, or something else you can do offline.
When systems go down or out, it is not limited to only education--it happens everywhere around us! We can choose to make the best of this time by doing schoolwork off-line.
K-12 Mobile Apps
Check them out here: http://www.k12.com/mobile-apps.html
TIPS FOR CHECKING COURSE PROGRESS IN THE ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL
1. From your Learning Coach homepage click on the "K12 HS Homepage" link in the "Quick Links" box on the right side of your screen.
2. Select "Change to Student View" title in the center of the page
3. Select " Yes" for viewing purposes
4. Select "My Tools" button (top right of your screen)
5. Select "My Progress"
6. Under "Progress Summary" select the drop down arrow next to "Topics Visited" to see all recent work completed. This will also tell you how often and how long your student is spending in class.
Note: You can ONLY check progress from the STUDENT VIEW and not the LC view.
NCVA has partnered with Harris Teeter's Together In Education Program!
Is an immediate family member of your child connected to the US Military?