Forensic Science

Mr. John Rolader


Welcome to summer semester 2018! I am Mr. John Rolader and I will be your instructor for Forensic Science. Please read below for some helpful hints on starting your GaVS course.

Student Orientation Course

Welcome to Georgia Virtual School. I will be your student's teacher. The student’s first task is to complete the Student Orientation Course. It is important to complete topics in order and complete all items on the checklist. Students must successfully finish student orientation and earn a 100% on the quiz prior to gaining access to class. This must be completed by 8:00 pm (EST) the day before your session begins.

Following the 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 July 13, 2018. Student work is due each day at midnight. Check course schedules for specific assignment due dates. Work turned in after the deadline on the course schedule will be accepted within 2 school days with a late penalty assessed. Late penalties are deducted at a rate of 25% of the assignment value per school day.

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Weekly Help Sessions

Weekly Office Hours will be held on Mondays and Thursdays @ 6 PM.

Please come if you have any questions. Click on the Synchronous Session links on the course homepage to access the chat.

Parent Information

The Parent Account gives you information about your child’s grades and progress in their course. Each week you will receive an automated email with your child’s grade range in each of his/her classes. If your child’s grade drops below a 70, you will receive a phone call from me.

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 to begin the account creation 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

4. View Student's Weekly Progress

Brightspace Help Sessions

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

Sunday June 3rd @ 3pm

Tuesday June 5th @ 7pm

Sunday June 10th @ 3pm

Tuesday June 12th @ 10:30am

NOTE: Students and parents may attend any of the above scheduled sessions

You will join by entering the meeting as an attendee. Your username is your email address. Enter your first and last name. Select continue. Click the browser icon to enter the Brightspace Help Session. Here is the link to join each Brightspace Help Session: Brightspace Help Classroom

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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!