Mrs. Gardner's Course Update

Summer 2015 - 10th Lit/Comp - June 14th

End of Week: Check Grades!

Grades are updated by the teacher daily. Zeros are entered for missing assignments from the student's schedule. Students and parents should review grades and notify the teacher of any issues. Students are encouraged to turn in missing work for partial credit according to GaVS late policy. (See Late Work Policy Image Below)

Summer Late Work Policy

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Summer Adobe Sessions on Mondays & Thursdays @ 8PM

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Calendar Tip

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Submitting Your Work Correctly

A Note About Using MLA Format in English Courses

* Students are expected to use MLA format on all writing assignments.

* ALL submitted documents should have an MLA header (Name, Instructor, Course, Date)

* All work quoted, paraphrased, or summarized from other sources should use an in-text citation.

* A sample first page of an MLA style paper/assignment can be seen below.

MLA Tutorial Website:

Emailing Your Teacher

Please be sure to use your GaVS email when contacting me about your assignments. Parents can use outside email addresses, but students should communicate using GaVS email.

* Also, be sure to create an email signature. See image to the right.

10th Lit/Comp Schedules

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Parents Can View Grades ~ Follow These Directions

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 the following link: Parent Account Information Link

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

1) Log in to GAVS at 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 the following link: Parent Info from Helpdesk

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

1) Login to our website

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 the following link: Parent Information Link

Contact Me: Kelly Gardner

If you need me, please feel free to email or call. I am usually able to answer emails quicker than I am able to return phone calls, but please feel free to do either.

Emergency Situations

Keep my phone number & email address in a place that is easy to reach. If you have a special circumstance, please let me know. Here are some situations that might merit an immediate contact:

* Medical situation (hospitalization, extreme sickness, injury): Contact me BEFORE a due date if you have been too sick to complete work. Please note that a note from the doctor may be required to authorize any extensions for sickness.

* Technology emergency: Please notify me BEFORE a due date if you experience a technology issue. If you lose power, get kicked out of a test, have a computer crash, or other extreme situation, please let me know immediately. We understand that these things happen, but also expect students to have a back-up plan for technology issues. Plan to use a computer at school, the library, a friend or family member's computer, etc.

* General Assignment/Course Questions: These are best answered by email, but feel free to call me as well.