Welcome to My Class: Spring 2016
Mrs. Hall's Online Welcome Letter to Parents and Students
Welcome Parents and Students!
Student Orientation Must Be Complete Prior to the First Day of Class!
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.
The following items are required for the completion of the Student Orientation Course (SOC):
- students complete all sign off
- students complete all agreement quizzes
- students make a 100% on the final Student Orientation Quiz.
- Students may choose to opt out of the Student Orientation Course; however, students who elect to opt out of the Student Orientation Course are still responsible for all content presented in the course.
Students must finish or opt out of the SOC before gaining access to the course. Student Orientation Takes a full 24 hours to process after completion. Following successful 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.
Spring 2016 Start Dates
Regardless of the start date, the course ends May 6, 2016. Student work is due bi-weekly on Thursdays at midnight. Check course schedules for specific due dates.
Late Work Policy
The Parent Account gives you information about your child’s grades and progress in their course. If your child’s grade drops below a 75, you will receive an automated phone call. If your child’s grade drops below a 70, you will receive a phone call from me.
In order 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
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 http://www.gavirtualschool.org/ to begin the account creation process.
2. Link child to parent account (Student's GTID is needed during this step.)
Georgia Virtual School will have Brightspace Help Sessions for students and parents on Adobe Connect on the following dates:
Tuesday, January 5 @ 7:00pm
Thursday, January 14 @ 11:00am
Tuesday, Jan. 19 @ 7pm
Thursday, Jan. 28 @ 11am
Tuesday, Feb. 2 @ 7pm
Tuesday, Feb. 16 @ 7pm
You will join by entering the meeting as a Guest. Your username is your first and last name. Here is the link to join each Brightspace Help Session:
The school wide Brightspace Help meetings are separate from individual Welcome sessions held by each teacher. Please plan to attend the meeting with your teacher as well. Your teacher will notify you about the date of that meeting.
Course Help Videos (Watch These!!)
Please check both your GaVS email and NEWS daily!!
Sign Up for Remind
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AP Psychology AB Remind Setup Instructions
Psychology B Remind Setup Instructions
Syllabus Acknowledgement Form
Weekly Office Hours:
I will conduct synchronous office hours for students once per week on:
Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m.
*AP Psychology AB ONLY: Mrs. Mitchell and I will rotate hosting combined AP Psychology "Boot Camp" sessions to go over important topics and exam prep. On the week's Mrs. Mitchell is presenting you would only attend her sessions. Her sessions will be held Tuesdays at 8 p.m. You will be receiving a calendar with this information soon.