Mrs. Bentley's Parent Update

March 19, 2015

Grades Updated

Grades have been updated in your child's course. Please access your parent account and view the grade along with my feedback. If you have questions or concerns about your child's academic progress, please phone me or email me using the contact information at the end of this newsletter.

The last assignment due date was March 13. Your child still has an opportunity to submit assignments that were due on that day based on the image below.

If your child recently transferred into my Fundamentals of Web Design B or Introduction to Digital Technology B, their grade percentage might only reflect the transfer grade. When you access your parent account, you will be able to determine if the grade earned is a transfer grade based on the feedback provided. Click here if you need assistance accessing your parent account.
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Remediation Opportunity

I have provided your child with an opportunity to earn additional points on one assignment submitted during the first half of the semester. You can view specific details regarding this opportunity on the course home page once you access your parent account. The purpose of this opportunity is to allow your child a chance to demonstrate that he/she has a better understanding of the course content that was not mastered previously. The deadline to submit the assignment will be 5:00 p.m., March 23. This opportunity is optional but one that I would recommend for those students who desire to improve their grade percentage.
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Georgia Virtual Learning Art Contest

Georgia Virtual School (GaVS) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and is looking for students to submit original artwork illustrating 10 years of online learning with Georgia Virtual School. The artwork will be printed on GaVS’ official 10th anniversary merchandise. The student with the winning design will receive a GaVS 10th anniversary gift package. If you believe your child has the artistic ability to submit an entry, please encourage him/her to do so.
  • Submissions must be in .pdf format.
  • Submissions are due Friday, March 27, 2015.
  • Email submissions to margaret.thomas@gavirtualschool.org and should include your child's full name, grade level, phone number, and school name in the email.
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Class Updates

Fundamentals of Web Design B - Your child is utilizing Microsoft Expression Web software to create surveys. Details have also been shared on how Google Forms can be used to create surveys to be embedded on a website.

Introduction to Digital Technology B- Students in groups 18, 16, and 14 are demonstrating their knowledge of web design guidelines by creating websites using web editor programs. Students in the 12 week group are learning about the advantages and disadvantages networks and how they can enhance and secure their personal area network.

Upcoming Deadline

The next assignment deadline is Friday, March 27. Students should submit assignments by 11:59 p.m. If you have questions about the required assignments for that deadline date, please communicate with me via phone or email using the contact information below.
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GaVS Spring Break Week

The dates for spring break are April 6-10. During that week, your child will not be required to login to complete assignments. If your child is attending a public or private school that has established a different spring break, he/she must work ahead in order to stay on schedule with completing GaVS assignments.

Questions?

If you have questions about any of the information shared in this newsletter, please email or phone me.