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March 15, 2019

NCVPS E-lert – Spring Edition VI – March 13, 2019

Another newsletter from a US-based K-12 online learning program also from Wednesday’s inbox.

Spring Edition VI
March 13, 2019
Greetings, everyone!
We have a lot of important news this week. See details on registration opening, course catalog notes, and registration information for our next NCVPS Talks episode.
In This Edition
Registration Opens
Course Catalog Release Notes
NCVPS Talks
Weekly Updates
Current Grade Reporting
2018-2019 Enrollment Details
Calendar Check / Important Links
Live Support / Tech Updates
Previous News
Accessibility Statement
2019-2020 Registration Opens March 25
NCVPS  registration for the 2019-2020 academic year will open on Monday, March 25. This includes Summer 2019, Fall Block 2019, Yearlong 2019-2020, and Spring Block 2020, and the early start enrollments for both fall and spring.
All enrollments will be counted in your new allotment totals for the 2019-2020 school year.
Semester
Summer Start
Summer End
Early Start Fall
Early End Fall
Traditional Start Fall
Traditional End Fall
Early Start Spring
Early End Spring
Traditional Start Spring
Traditional End Spring
Calendar Dates
June 17
August 9
August 12
December 13
August 26
January 10, 2020
January 6
May 8
January 27
May 29
Duration
8 Weeks
18 Weeks
18 Weeks
18 Weeks
18 Weeks
Note that all yearlong classes begin in the fall on both the traditional and early start calendars.
Course Catalog Release Notes
NCVPS has released its Course Catalog for the 2019-2020 school year. We have a few notes to add to the release.
Accounting 1 and Accounting 1 Honors -Both courses will be off the catalog for Fall 2019 in order to revise for the new course blueprint. The current course will run during Summer 2019, and the new version will run Spring 2020. There are no course code changes.
AP Mandarin, AP Music, All Music Courses, and AP U.S. History – These courses will remain off the catalog until revisions are complete. We are updating the courses for standards alignment and design.
Arabic 1 and Arabic 2 – Both courses are off the catalog for this upcoming school year. The courses are under review and in revision. We may be able to add Arabic 1 back to the catalog, but it’s too early to make that decision.
SAT Prep and ACT Prep – Summer 2019 will be the last time we offer these courses. We are working on a way to include both courses in an open commons that schools can use them as resources.
Computer Programming I and Computer Programming I Honors – Both courses will remain in our course catalog. DPI will continue to support the standards through 2020.
AP World History – The College Board has divided AP World History into two courses, Ancient and Modern Day. NCVPS will offer the Modern Day course, which has a new course code. We will look at developing the Ancients course in the future.
NCVPS Talks
webinar
Join us in our next NCVPS Talks, Learning Languages Online – Yes, You Can Do It!
NCVPS has thousands of students a year enrolled in our eight different world languages. But can students really learn a language online? Of course!
Join us online with Teryn Odom, our former NCVPS Teacher of the Year, during our March 14 NCVPS Talks where we build a community of digital learning leaders.
Weekly Updates
Course Catalog for 2019-2020
Our course catalog for next school year is posted on our NCVPS Course Catalog web page. We have three new course offerings:
  • English II Co-Teaching
  • Biology Co-Teaching
  • AP World History 1200 – Modern from 2100 A.D.
We’ve added five AP courses to the spring block Early Start calendar:
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP European History
  • AP Psychology
Enrollment Options After Feb. 14
We will still have three enrollment options for schools:
  • OCS: Schools can continue to enroll in their existing OCS sections throughout the semester.
  • 1/2 Credit Health and 1/2 Credit PE Courses: Registration for our 2nd 9-week health courses will remain open until April 12, 2019.
  • Transfer Students: After Feb. 14, we will begin accepting transfers requests. Transfer students must already be enrolled in a traditional course at the school with an instructor AND have a grade to transfer in with. Open a help desk ticket to start the transfer process.
NCVPS AP Testing Code
Please have students input the NCVPS code (045) into the ‘Online Provider Code’ found on Page 1 of the student’s  AP answer sheet during administration of the exam. This will allow NCVPS to receive a copy of their 2019 test scores for our records. These scores are needed as part of the accountability piece for NCVPS.
Current Grade Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
Feb. 28 – Progress Reports Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
What’s Next on the Schedule?
March 14 – Day 3 Status Report for 2nd Session Early Start Health and P.E. Posted in the NCVPS Registration system
March 14 – Final Grades for 1st Session Early Start Health and P.E. Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
March 14 – Progress Reports Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
Reporting Overview
See our Grades and Testing Quick Reference Guide for an overview of our reporting. We have details on our Student Status (No-Show) Reports, Progress Reports, Final Grade Reports, and how we calculate grades.
Enrollment Details for Spring 2019
Registration Process
Enroll students through the NCVPS registration system. If you need access, contact our Virtual Support Center.
If you are a new e-learning advisor and NCVPS point-of-contact for your school, please update your contact information in our registration system. Click on the “My Info” tab when you log in to update your information.
Please remember that there is only one login per school. If your school already has access, you will need to share the login username and password. If you are new to the NCVPS registration system or need a refresher, Quick Registration Guide or our Registration System User’s Guide.
Student Course Access
Students will have access to their courses at 7 a.m. on the first day of classes. Before classes begin, students can go through our Canvas Orientation. We also have Pre-Instruction Resources for each class. These resources help students get a better understanding of courses before classes begin.
Calendars
Catalog Updates
Our 2018-2019 Course Catalog is posted online. We have a few courses that are undergoing revisions, and they will not be offered next year.
Courses at Capacity and Course Closings
We have a number of courses that are reaching full capacity and several that are closed due to low enrollment. See our Course Capacity list here.
Course Updates and Alerts
See our Course Updates and Alerts web page for details on new courses added to the catalog and important alerts about other courses.
SAR Data
Schools will access NCVPS SAR data from either an enrollment report or grade report. See our PowerSchool and NCVPS Registration guide for details. Please do not request data directly from teachers. Thank you!
NCVPS Cafe
The NCVPS Cafe is free webinar series open to everyone. World Languages is the center piece of the series, but we also feature STEM topics. See our NCVPS Cafe web page for details.
Canvas Parent App
Parents, facilitators, and mentors and track their student’s progress with the Canvas Parent App. See the full details on our Canvas Parent App and Web Portal page.
NCVPS App
Download our NCVPS app to receive notifications on your smartphone. Search for “NCVPS” in the Apple and Android stores. See our App Announcement for details.
Semester Success with NCVPS
See our Semester Success with NCVPS webpage for some sure steps to help you and your students in their NCVPS classes.
Guides and Checklists
We have a number of printable guides for ELAs, students, and parents.
Calendar Check and Important Links
Fall 2018 Dates
Early Start: August 13
Early Start Drop/Add: Aug. 24
Traditional Start: Aug. 27
Traditional Drop/Add: Sept. 10
Early Start End Date: Dec. 14
Traditional End Date: January 11
Spring 2019 Dates
Early Start: Jan. 7
Early Start Drop/Add: Jan. 18
Traditional Start: Jan. 28
Traditional Drop/Add: Feb. 14
Early Start End Date: May 10
Traditional End Date: May 31
See our calendar for progress report dates. We post updates every two weeks throughout the semester.
Live Support and Tech Updates
NCVPS offers live online support each week for ELAs and facilitators.
Dates and Times: Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
Access: Access Link
Accessories: headphones, a microphone, or a headset
See our Tech Updates and Messages page for the latest news from our technology department. We are currently reporting on the following:
  • Issues with certain emails
  • Chrome updates
  • Opening tickets with our support center
  • password resents
  • Confirming student emails in canvas
Previous News
Accessibility Statement
The North Carolina Virtual Public School is continually striving to improve our courses for all students, ensuring courses are accessible to everyone. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns regarding the accessibility of a course please do not hesitate to reach out to the NCVPS teacher or open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center.
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