AP Chemistry AB

Mr. John Rolader

Welcome

Welcome to Spring semester 2016! I am Mr. John Rolader and I will be your instructor for AP chemistry AB. Please read below for some helpful hints on starting your GaVS course.

Student Orientation Course

The following items are required for the completion of the Student Orientation Course (SOC):

students complete all sign off
students complete all agreement quizzes
students make a 100% on the final Student Orientation Quiz.

OR

Students may choose to opt out of the Student Orientation Course; however, students who elect to opt out of the Student Orientation Course are still responsible for all content presented in the course.


Students must finish or opt out of the SOC before gaining access to the course. Following successful completion of the SOC, the date on which students will gain access to the course is dependent upon which schedule was selected at the time of registration.

Start Date Schedule

Regardless of the start date, the course ends May 6, 2016. Student work is due bi-weekly on Thursdays at midnight. Check course schedules for specific due dates. Work turned in after the deadline on the course schedule will be accepted within 3 school days with a late penalty assessed. Late penalty begins on Friday and is deducted at a rate of 10% of the assignment value per school day. Work submitted on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is considered 1 day late.

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Welcome Synchronous Session

The Welcome Synchronous Session for Students was held on Tuesday, 1/5, at 9 PM. If you were unable to attend, please listen to the recording link located on the course homepage under Links.


http://gavirtualschool.adobeconnect.com/officejohnrolader/

Weekly Help Sessions

Weekly Office Hours will be held on Mondays @ 9 PM. Please come if you have any questions. Click on the Synchronous Session link on the course homepage to access the chat.

Late Work Policy

Student work is due bi-weekly on Thursdays at midnight. Check course schedules for specific due dates. Work turned in after the deadline on the course schedule will be accepted within 3 school days with a late penalty assessed. Late penalty begins on Friday and is deducted at a rate of 10% of the assignment value per school day. Work submitted on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday is considered 2 days late.

Parent Information

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.


In order to view your child’s progress, you will need to have a parent account within our Student Information System and your account must be linked to your child’s GAVS account. If you already have a parent account please do NOT create a new one. If you have never created a parent account or you have not linked to your student’s account, follow the steps listed below.


Parent Account Information


Parent helpdesk articles


Parents should read the knowledgebase articles in the order listed below. The steps must be completed in this order.


During the parent account creation process, you will be required to visit http://www.gavirtualschool.org/ to begin the account creation process.


Steps/Process:

1. Parent account creation

2. Link child to parent account (Student's GTID is needed during this step.)

3. Using my parent auditor account

Brightstpace Help Sessions

Georgia Virtual School will have Brightspace Help Sessions for students and parents on Adobe Connect on the following dates:


Tuesday, January 5 @ 7:00pm

Thursday, January 14 @ 11:00am

Tuesday, Jan. 19 @ 7pm

Thursday, Jan. 28 @ 11am

Tuesday, Feb. 2 @ 7pm

Tuesday, Feb. 16 @ 7pm


You will join by entering the meeting as a Guest. Your username is your first and last name. Here is the link to join each Brightspace Help Session:

Adobe Brightspace Help Classroom


The schoolwide Brightspace Help meetings are separate from individual Welcome sessions held by each teacher. Please plan to attend the meeting with your teacher as well. Your teacher will notify you about the date of that meeting.


Additionally, I will conduct synchronous office hours for students once per week on Mondays at 9 pm.


If you have questions or concerns, feel free to email me or call at the number below. You may also reference the Spring 2016 Student Handbook for additional information and answers to general questions.

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Contact Information

I'm here to help you, so please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to a great semester!