Class Newsletter & Course Updates!

February 2, 2015

Dear Students and Parents,

It looks like we are off to a fantastic semester here at Georgia Virtual School!

The Smore newsletter will be sent out bi-weekly throughout the semester. Information on upcoming due dates, extra credit opportunities, and a hodgepodge of everything else will be included in the newsletters. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions!

Grades have recently been updated for students following the 18 and 16 week schedules in class. Our next bi-weekly due date for students following the 18, 16, and 14 week schedules is February 13th!

I want to encourage you to use your parent auditor accounts to log into the GaVS system to view your child's grades in class.


Dana A. Bauries, M.S.

Department Coordinator and Master Teacher, Social Studies

Georgia Virtual School

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

m: 770-569-3179



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Georgia Virtual School's Late Work Policy: EXPLAINED!

  • All student work is due bi-weekly on Fridays at midnight. Check course schedules for course assignments and 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 penalties begin on Saturday and are deducted at a rate of 10% of the assignment value per school day. Work submitted on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday following the bi-weekly due date is considered one day late. Tuesday (-20%), Wednesday (-30%), Thursday (-40%), and Friday (-50%).
  • At the end of the semester, all classwork must be submitted prior to the time period of the final exam is available.

A Day of Remembrance AND Georgia Creative Arts Student Contest

In honor of the International Day of Commemoration Georgia high school students are invited to participate in the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust's annual Creative Arts Student Contest. Information on how to participate in the contest is provided below.

Click here for information on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

See a Special 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz program on Tuesday. (Survivors visit Auschwitz)

Participate in Georgia Commission on the Holocaust 2015 Student Contest.

GAVS student, Meghan Cote, and teacher, Aaron Reinking received awards and were recognized at the Capitol in 2014.

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Adobe Connect Synchronous Office Hours

Mondays at 8:00pm

Please click on the following link to join our weekly Adobe Connect synchronous session!

If you are unable to attend, you may access the recordings for the sessions by clicking on the meeting link under "User Links" on the homepage of the course.

Here is the link from last night's session:

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American Government Students! What are Optional Projects on the Course Schedule?

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AP World History Students!

All AP World History students will be using Shmoop as a resource and study aid throughout the semester. Students have the opportunity to earn Shmoints (Shmoop points) in Shmoop. Shmoints can be exchanged for extra credit points added to tests and assignments. 75 Shmoints=5 extra credit points. You will be in control of where you would like these Shmoop points added!

Follow the directions below to register for a Shmoop account. Once you register, you will be receiving an email from me via GAVS Google email. The email will provide you with instructions on joining our AP World History Shmoop classroom.

Once you join our AP Shmoop classroom, you can begin earning Shmoints towards extra credit points in class!

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How Can I BE Successful In My Online Class?

GAVS Frequently Asked Questions

Mrs. Bauries

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