Mrs. Bentley's Course Update

August 19, 2013

Grades Updated for 18 Week Students

The first assignment deadline for 18 weeks students was August 16. The assignments required for that deadline have been graded. Please access the grade book to view your grades and my feedback. Details on accessing your grades can be found in the News announcement on your course home page.

Late Assignment Submissions

If you are enrolled in the 18 week group and did not submit all of your assignments, you can still submit assignments late. The image above reflects the penalty percentages that will be applied towards the grade earned for late assignment submissions.

Group Enrollment Reminder

Once you complete the Student Orientation Course and gain access to your class, make sure to select a group preference so you will know when assignments are due. The Classroom Bulletin Board on your course home page will provide you with instructions on how to select your enrollment group.

Please note that failure to enroll in a group will result in you not being able to access the first quiz.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Are you interested in in joining a school club that will develop your business and leadership skills?

If so, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the right organization for you! FBLA promotes leadership and business through meetings, guest speakers, conferences, and competitions. Its focus is to help prepare students for careers in business and business-related fields.

Georgia Virtual School (GaVS) started an online chapter of FBLA during the last school year and we are hoping the chapter will continue to grow during the 2013-2014 school year. If you are enrolled in at least one GaVS course (any subject) fall semester and are interested in joining FBLA, please complete the survey through the link on your home page after logging on to GaVS. An application form along with information about the first meeting will be sent directly to you. Membership requires an application and $11 membership fee by Friday, September 27th.

Would you like to receive assignment reminder messages from Mrs. Bentley?

I will utilize the Remind 101 program to send text messages to remind you of assignment deadlines and share with you details about important announcements. If you are interested in this service, make sure to text me a message using the information for your class as noted in the images below.

D2L Help Sessions

Join us on Adobe Connect to learn how to navigate your GaVS course. We will be discussing everything you need to know about your course. This will be your chance to ask questions. We have some new and exciting things to share. The dates/times for the D2L Help Sessions are listed below. All sessions will be recorded for students who are unable to attend a live session. The links to the recordings will be posted in this announcement after each live session.


Aug. 20 11AM Aug. 22 7PM

Sept. 3 11AM Sept. 5 7PM

Sept. 17 11AM Sept. 19 7PM

Enter the meeting as a Guest.

Type your first and last name.

Session Link: Navigate Your GaVS Course

Parent Contact Information & Student Schedules

Hello Parents! Please know that you will be contacted weekly with automated phone calls and emails to inform you of your child's progress. The information provided as contact information for you on your child's application will be used to communicate with you. If you would like to verify that your contact information is correct or obtain information on how to establish your account, please email me and I will provide you with details on how to set-up your account.

If you would like to receive a copy of your child's schedule pacing guide, please email me and I will provide you with the daily schedule of assignments.

Contact Me

If you have questions regarding the information provided in this newsletter, please communicate with me.