Mrs. Hall's Online Welcome Letter

Welcome Fall 2014 GaVS Students and Parents

Welcome Students and Parents!

Welcome to Georgia Virtual School's Fall Semester 2014. Please read the following flyer as it contains very important information for beginning your GaVS course. This semester I will be teaching AP Psychology AB and Psychology A. Please view the video below for a brief introduction to learn about me and a little bit about what we will be studying this semester.
Mrs. Hall's Introduction Fall 2014

Student Orientation Course

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Georgia Virtual School Late Work Policy

Student work is due bi-weekly on Fridays at midnight. Check course schedules for specific due dates. Work turned in after the deadline on the course schedule will be accepted within 1 week with a late penalty assessed. Late penalty begins on Saturday and is deducted at a rate of 10% of the assignment value per school day. Work submitted on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday is considered 1 day late.

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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.

If you already have a parent account please do NOT create a new one.

1) Please check to see that your parent account is linked to your student’s account.

2) For more information click Help on the Log in page or click the following link. http://helpdesk.gavirtuallearning.org/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/14/gavs-parent-info

If you are uncertain about whether you have a parent account or not,

1) Log in to GAVS at www.gavirtualschool.org and at the Log In page type in your username and password.

2) For more information click Help at the top of the Log In page or click the following link. http://helpdesk.gavirtuallearning.org/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/14/gavs-parent-info

*Information for parents who have NEVER created a parent account.

1) Login to our website www.gavirtualschool.org

2) Click the “Log In To GAVS” icon

3) Click “Create An Account” from the navigation bar.

4) You will need to know your child’s GTID and date of birth.

5) Please follow the directions on the screen.

6) Be sure you have linked your parent account to your student’s account.

7) For more information simply click HELP at the top of the Log In page or click the following link. http://helpdesk.gavirtuallearning.org/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/14/gavs-parent-info

HELP SESSIONS:

Georgia Virtual School will have D2L Help Sessions for students and parents on Adobe Connect on the following dates:

Tuesday, August 5 at 11AM

Thursday, August 7 at 7PM

Tuesday, August 19 at 11AM

Thursday, August 21 at 7PM

Tuesday, September 2 at 11AM

Thursday, September 4 at 7PM

Tuesday, September 16 at 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 D2L Session:

Adobe D2L Help Classroom

The space for each session is limited. We ask everyone to join the session using only ONE computer at your home. If the session is full, the recording will be posted within the learning management system and you will have an opportunity to review the recording OR attend another upcoming meeting. The schoolwide D2L 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.

School Policies and Procedures

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Student Handbook. All policy procedures and guidelines will be followed according to the handbook this semester. You may also find the answer to many general questions you may have.

Sample Course Navigation Video:

Weekly Synchronous Office Hour

Each week I will hold a synchronous session in my Adobe Office. The link can be found under the Course Information widget. These sessions are not mandatory, but are rather an opportunity to meet with me and ask questions in a "live" setting.



During some of these sessions I will present material related to the content. These topics will be posted in the NEWS widget in your course.


You are encouraged, but not required to attend the sessions.


Weekly sessions are Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.


The link to weekly sessions: http://gavirtualschool.adobeconnect.com/erinhalloffice/


The first session will be held Wednesday August 6, 2014 and will be a welcome session for the 18 week students.

Stay Connected:

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Follow Me on Twitter

@gavsEHall

Contact Information:

My contact information can be found below and also on the Teacher Information Box in the course homepage.


Hours of Availability:

Monday - Friday

8am-4pm