Mrs. Hall's Course Update

AP Psychology AB and Psychology A 9/16/14

Greetings Parents and Students,

Please read this bi-weekly newsletter for important information regarding your AP Psychology AB or Psychology A course.


If you missed my online Welcome Letter or would like to review any of the information provided click below.

https://www.smore.com/ug5zq

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Check your gradebook

Please note that grades have been updated as of this weekend. All work that was due by Friday's benchmark has been graded and zeros have been entered for work that has not been submitted. If your grade is below passing you will be receiving a phone call shortly. Please check your grades to ensure you are not missing assignments. A lot of zeros were entered for missing assignments. Any work that is turned in late will be graded within 72 hours of submission. For the most up to date grade information please check your grade book or parent account.
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If an assignment was due and you have not turned it in, please refer to the GaVS Late Work Policy below. You still have a chance to submit the assignment for a late grade.


1 day -10%

2 days -20%

3 days -30%

4 days -40%

5 days -50%


Assignments submitted after 5 days past the due date will not be graded.


*Please note - The correct assignment with working links must be submitted to the appropriate drop box by the benchmark due date to avoid late penalties.

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Read your feedback

Please be sure to take the time to read all feedback for your assignments, exams, and discussions. They provide valuable information about the assignment and also the content. Feedback can be found in the gradebook. Click on the Assessments drop down menu then choose grades. To view feedback on exams follow the instructions below.
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Students in a "virtual building" need to follow certain rules. As a Georgia Virtual School student, you must conduct yourself with the highest standards of honesty.


Any attempt to cheat, plagiarize, falsify information, or receive credit for work you did not do will be considered dishonest behavior and will be dealt with accordingly by the instructor, facilitator, and the Georgia Virtual School Program administration. Unless your teacher expressly states otherwise, all work must be original and entirely the student's own work without any outside help, which includes other students, parents, textbooks, internet or any other outside source. Assignments that require documentation and/or references must adhere to guidelines presented by the teacher. When in doubt, clarify with your teacher before beginning an assignment or submitting it.


Academic dishonesty and the sending/creating/posting of any inappropriate material will result in one or more of the following actions:

● Loss of grade points

● Disciplinary action via local school in accordance with local school or district policy

● Removal from the course

● Failure to receive credit for the course

● Loss of eligibility to take future Georgia Virtual School courses.


Academic honesty is very important to your success as an online learner.

Teacher Response Time

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.

AP Psychology Students

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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