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Mme Barraza's sections 1 & 3; Edition 9

Mme Barraza News (For parents and ELAs) - le 10 novembre

We are well into our 2nd quarter and it is already PROGRESS REPORT TIME. That will go in Monday night so be sure to have your work caught up.

If you are still wondering which items are averaging into your grade right now at this point, go to the Calendrier button, the items averaging your grade will show up in Yellow.

Remember our change on RLC to get your points for RLC you will have to submit the attendee assignment submission area in Blackboard at the top of each unit and I will check your information against the lists that come out to verify your attendance for the meetings. This hopefully will save us the confusion we had when you tell me you attended but I have no record of it.

You did not miss the newsletter last week - I did not get one out. I do like to keep you all informed of things that are going on but it seemed like there was not a lot of new news so I just did not make one. No one mentioned missing it so I guess maybe no one is looking at it?

As always, let me know if you have any questions.

Required Bi-Weekly LIVE Meetings

The only RLC this week for Unité 7 is mine on 11.13.14 at 9 pm your time. I hope to see you there!!

Progress reports go out TOMORROW Night! (11.10.14) Check your grades for work not done!!

Share this newsletter with your parents! We like to keep them informed! Invite them to text or e/mail me!

Frequently Asked Questions - Normal to ask!

  1. I'm new to online learning. What if I don't know how to navigate the website? Your school's NCVPS lab coordinator is usually your first resource. He/she is typically versed in using Blackboard and can answer most "how to" questions. If they don't know, you can always call me after 4:00 pm for assistance. Be sure to complete the Blackboard Orientation before beginning the course. Most questions will be addressed there.
  2. Is it OK to call you? Of course! That's what I'm here for! Don't forget that I do teach in a traditional school during the day, so if you call, please leave a message so I can return your call as soon as possible after school (same for a text).
  3. What if I'm having problems understanding concepts? Help is just a phone call away. You can contact me during regular office hours by phone, text, or Blackboard Instant Messenger. I am also available by request. Just ask!
  4. How late is too late to call? Please do not call after 9:00 pm You may email or text at anytime, but see question #2.
  5. Can we use online translators? Absolutely not! The use of online translators is a form of plagiarism and students who use them will receive a grade of 0 for that assignment. Trust me, I will know.
  6. How can I be successful in this course? The most important thing you can do is ask questions early and often. If you don't understand something, you must ask me (or another student) for help. Another key to success is keeping pace. It is important that you work daily. It is the expectations that all students are submitting work daily. I will close the units as we complete them.
  7. How do I know what is in my grade? Go to the Calendrier button in your course. The items highlighted in GREEN are currently averaging your grade. The other work has been assigned (if the date is past) but only the items in green are averaging in your grade right now.


Feel free to email, text, or call anytime! Per NCVPS policy, all emails, texts, and phone calls will be replied to within 24 hours. Don't forget that I do teach during the day in a traditional high school. Messages sent during the school day will not be replied to immediately.

Text me at 620.583.4372 . I know it sounds bizarre, but I get terrible cell phone reception in my home and for calls in general but I do text so please text me there.

I am pretty available to students all day long but you may have a wait if you try to contact me when I am in class.