Mrs. Bentley's Parent Update

April 22, 2015

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Thanks Parents!

It has been an honor for me to teach your child this semester. The support you have provided is appreciated and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the time and energy you have put forth ensuring your child has met the assignment deadlines. This newsletter will provide you with information about upcoming dates, opportunities for your child to earn additional points on assignments, and the final exam requirements.

Upcoming Dates

  • April 24 - Last day to submit assignments late that were due April 17
  • April 27 - Remediation assignments due by 5:00 p.m.
  • May 1 - Assignment Deadline Day
  • May 5 - Last day to submit assignments late that were due May 1
  • May 6-7 - Final Exams Available
  • May 8 - Official last day of class
  • May 14 - Official grades can be accessed from the Registration Portal
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Remediation Opportunity

Details were shared with your child on Monday, April 20, in an News announcement, on how he/she can earn extra points towards one assignment submitted during the second 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., April 27. This opportunity is optional but one that I would recommend for those students who desire to improve their grade percentage.
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Final Exam Information

The final exam will count for 20% of your child's final grade. The comprehensive objective exam will be available at 12:00 midnight on May 6 and will be available through 11:59 p.m. May 7. Your child will have one attempt to complete the exam and can do so on May 6 or May 7. Noted below are details regarding your child's exam.

Fundamentals of Web Design B
The objective comprehensive exam will include 50 true/false, multiple choice questions. You child will have 75 minutes to attempt the exam. The exam will cover information from the Copyright Unit through the Professionalism Unit.

Introduction to Digital Technology B
The objective comprehensive exam will include 50 true/false, multiple choice questions. You child will have 75 minutes to attempt the exam. The exam will cover information from the FBLA Entrepreneurship Unit through the Information Technology Careers Part 2 Unit.

Your child can access previous quizzes/test to view the questions missed. Both courses include self-assessments that that be attempted as a review resource. Additional information regarding the final exam will be shared in a Final Exam Synchronous Session scheduled for 5:30 p.m., May 4.
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Your child's final grade will be based on the following evaluation.

Assignments/Discussions - 30%
Projects - 30%
Quizzes - 20%
Final Exam - 20%

You will be able to view your child's final official grade on Thursday, May 14.

Spring 2015 Surveys

Your child has received information about the completing the Spring 2015 Course Survey. The survey includes questions about your child's experience as a GaVS student. Though the survey is optional, I request that you encourage your child to complete the survey so we can receive feedback on his/her experience and obtain information on how we can enhance the educational experience we provide. As a bonus, I have shared with students in a news announcement that 10% credit will be applied towards their lowest quiz/test grade for completing the survey.

You will also receive an email in a few days requesting that you complete the Spring 2015 Parent Survey. I also encourage you to provide feedback.

Contact Me

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