Virtual Learning E-lert

August 18, 2016

Guilford County School Virtual Public School (GCSVPS)

GCSVPS has some new and exciting news. Check out below:


Registration Information:

  • August 29th-The last day to add/ drop an Early Calendar Block Courses

  • August 29th-Traditional Calendar Courses begin

  • September 12th-The last day to add/drop a Traditional Calendar Block Course

  • For more important dates refer here


  • Refer here for the registration process. There is a document titled Best Practices for Non-Traditional Courses that answers lots of questions and has live links to speed up your process.


Special Notes:

****** When dropping a student from a course in the Data Console...... please be sure to email the student name and course to Christopher Bronson bronsoc@gcsnc.com or Christina Ide at idec@gcsnc.com. We have to manually remove the student from Canvas if it is a GCSVPS course and inform the virtual teacher. See the NCVPS section below for directions on how to drop NCVPS students.



GCSVPS courses Do NOT count towards NCAA eligibility. Please have all GCSVPS students to complete the NCAA waiver form when registering for a GCSVPS course. We encourage you to keep this signed copy for your records. If you have a student that is a potential collegiate athlete and wants/needs to take an online class, please register them for an NCVPS course.

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Students login to GCSVPS Courses through my.ncedcloud.org and click on Canvas.


Here are directions for students to claim their NCEdcloud accounts. If students have trouble, they should reach out to their virtual teacher .


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GCSVPS Students of the month:

Students will be recognized in September, October, November, and December. Click here to view Spring 2016 winners and learn about how they are selected. We hope to come out to your school!

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Observer Rights in Canvas- to be able to observe your students progress


The individual that registered the student in the Data Console will be given observer rights in Canvas this week. To observe, go to my.ncedcloud.org , click on Canvas, and you will see a list of courses for you to accept. Below is some more information on how to observe your student's progress:


https://guides.instructure.com/m/4144

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eLA OF THE YEAR AWARD:

GCSVPS wants to recognize an eLA (High School- E-Learning Advisor) OF THE YEAR! This is a new recognition that the Virtual Learning Office felt is well deserved. More details to come!


The Virtual Learning Office appreciates your support!

North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS)

Please do NOT register students for NCVPS courses unless:

1. The student is a potential collegiate athlete as GCSVPS is not NCAA approved yet.

2. The course is not offered through GCSVPS


GCSVPS and NCVPS have the same calendar, refer here .


Registration Directions:

Refer to this document and look for NCVPS subtitle.


Special Notes about Registration & Dropping Students from NCVPS Courses:

Register students in both the Data Console & registration.ncvps.org

Drop a student from a NCVPS course in both the Data Console & registration.ncvps.org


NCVPS now will have students take NC Final Exams in the Fall & Spring.


The NCVPS Helpdesk tickets can be submitted at http://help.ncvps.org.

Virtual Middle School Courses (VMS)


SUMMER 2016 VMS Ready Courses


Important Dates:

  • August 12th Summer Session Ended
  • Pass Fail Reports were sent to school principals on August 18th



Please email Christina Ide, Virtual Learning Counselor at idec@gcsnc.com or call 336-370-3274 ext 6 with any questions.


Thank you for supporting online learning!

Think Through Math (Middle School)

We are hoping to have TTM district wide this year for grades 6-8. We are waiting on some information to be confirmed before communicating. At the least, it will be available; just unknown as to the number of licenses right now.


We should know more very soon....

Did you Know?

Fact

Only 32% of all students leave high school qualified to attend four-year colleges and over a million incoming college students must take remedial courses to acquire basic academic skills in math and reading in order to take and comprehend entry-level college courses.Online learning provides another opportunity for students to learn and acquire these skills before entering college


http://www.inacol.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/a-smart-investment-now-more-than-ever.pdf



Quote of the week:

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. -Nelson Mandela


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