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The Latest News for GCA Teachers and Staff - Mar 25th, 2015

Please enjoy the Weekly GCA Staff Newsletter. It is our intent to inspire and encourage you through shout-outs, tech-tips and general reminders by taking a light-hearted and positive perspective to what makes being part of a virtual school special. While it is not intended to replace the important information which is shared through your school, we hope you will find even more reasons that it is truly a GREAT DAY AT GCA!

Georgia Cyber Academy - OUR MISSION


The mission of the Georgia Cyber Academy is to provide an exemplary educational experience to students in a unique and individualized setting. We embrace a collaborative partnership between teachers, learning coaches, and students that recognizes the needs of the individual child. The provision of research based curriculum and rigorous, standards-based instruction guarantees student success as measured by academic gains, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth in the respected academic community. Academic success and the ability of our students to reach their highest potential is our ultimate goal.

Thought for the Week

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Christopher Columbus

STAFF MEETING & TRAINING AGENDA

Upcoming Staff Meeting Professional Development and Training and Topics:



3/27 - Milestones Support Training - Roles and Responsibilities


4/3 - School Holiday - SPRING BREAK!


4/10 - Milestones Support Training - Tying Up Loose Ends


413 - 4/16 - Spring Testing Face to Face PD - staff attends 1 day with site team



Please remember these meetings are required for all staff. Should you need to access the recording to a meeting, you can find all staff meeting recordings on the Home Page in Share Point. Professional Development follows our Staff Meeting each week.

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GET READY FOR THE BUSY TESTING SEASON!

TESTING TIP #10


Visit the NEW GCA Testing Training Website today!


http://gcatestingtraining.weebly.com/


  • Trainings
  • Resources
  • FAQ
  • BLOG
  • FORUM


Visit today by clicking the link above. Post your tips in the forum - share and collaborate with your fellow teachers and staff!


Testing Questions? Go Here: http://padlet.com/ayawn_gca/testing

{This awesome site is also available on the training website above}.

MILESTONE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TRAINING

Question #2. If your test site is a hotel, may families/parents wait for students in the lobby?

ANSWER: NO


This quiz question will not count in the final score.

GCA TECHNOLOGY TICKET

All GCA tech issues will be submitted through the link below.


http://goo.gl/forms/wHDSlveHMk


Technology concerns/issues will no longer be addressed via email. Please note that we must exhaust all troubleshooting at the school level, prior to submitting a ticket. At a minimum, all concerns/issues must be discussed with the direct supervisor.

All issues that previously went to Stan/SRIT, will continue to go to that ticket system.


Matthias will send a follow up email one the issue has been resolved/addressed. We believe that this will streamline the process.


Tip: bookmark the link above for easy access!

FAST UPDATES

From the Family Academic Support Team -


Attention Teachers:

April 17th is the last day to enter Family Academic Support or Truancy Referrals in Infinite Campus. The trackers will be closed on at the end of the business day. Please plan accordingly.

RECYCLING PROGRAM

Dear Faculty/Staff,

We are excited to let you know our school has partnered with Green Hippo, a year around recycling program!

The items we will start collecting to earn money from Green Hippo immediately are:

• Empty Printer Cartridges (inkjet & laser)
• Brand New Printer Cartridges (inkjet & laser) still sealed in the box or factory foil packaging
• New & Used Cell phones
• Other Small Electronics like digital cameras, MPs & iPods

Let’s work together to collect as much as possible so we can make this program a Huge Success! We are starting the collection program now! Collection boxes are available in the GCA Oak Office or at Professional Development.

You can send items to Cynthia Jones at Georgia Cyber Academy, 503 Oak Place, Suite 540. Atlanta, GA 30349.
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