Mrs. Barbour's Course Updates

Sept. 13th * Fall 2013 * Edition 3

Assignment Due Date

Attention 18, 16, and 14 week groups - Don't forget the assignments due date is today! All assignments from the past two weeks, including today, must be submitted by midnight tonight to receive full credit.

GaVS Policy - Upcoming Fall Breaks

Students, you need to stay on the GaVS schedule that you have chosen upon entering the course. Even if your local school break does not coincide with the GaVS break, you must meet the assignment due dates.

Please let Mrs. Barbour know when your school break is and if necessary discuss how to get ahead so you will not have to work during your break.

Welcome to New Students!

If you are new and just enrolled - welcome to my course! Make sure you view the Welcome Newsletter with a lot of good info to help you get started!

A Note About Accommodations

Many students receive accommodations through GaVS. Please note that these newsletters (and grade update emails) go to all students. Likewise, failing phone calls go out to all students, regardless of accommodations. If you have a due date extension due to accommodations, zeros are entered and your grade replaces the zero when the work is submitted.

D2L Help Sessions

Do you need help navigating your course? Attend one of the D2L help sessions.

September 17 @ 11:00 AM

September 19 @ 7:00 PM

The links to join theses sessions are located on "My Home" in the news announcements. Links to the recordings are posted as well if you cannot attend live.


My weekly Adobe sessions are held Wednesdays at 4pm for Math IV and Thursdays at 6pm for AP Statistics A.

*Remember, you can also email me with questions as well!!

Need Help?????


Your course home page has two course navigation videos, located at the top of the page. These include demonstrations of how to do various things in your course. You can also use the "Help" icon (on the top of your page). Click on the "FAQ" link on the left side of the help menu to find video demonstrations of tasks like: submitting dropbox assignments, completing quizzes, and participating in discussions. Please contact me if you have questions.

PARENTS - Look here!!!

Parent Auditor Accounts

Parents, you can connect your account to your student's account. This will allow you to keep track of grades, assignments submitted, login history, and much more. Please click on the following links to learn more about creating and using this account.

Please note my contact information above.

Keep my phone number & email address in a place that is easy to reach. If you have a special circumstance, please let me know. Here are some situations that might merit an immediate contact:

* Medical situation (hospitalization, extreme sickness, injury): Contact me BEFORE a due date if you have been too sick to complete work. Please note that a note from the doctor may be required to authorize any extensions for sickness.

* Technology emergency: Please notify me BEFORE a due date if you experience a technology issue. If you lose power, get kicked out of a test, have a computer crash, or other extreme situation, please let me know immediately. We understand that these things happen, but also expect students to have a back-up plan for technology issues. Plan to use a computer at school, the library, a friend or family member's computer, etc.

* General Assignment/Course Questions: These are best answered by email, but feel free to call me as well.