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January 18, 2020

NCVirtual E-lert for Jan. 16, 2020

A newsletter from a US-based K-12 online learning program.

NC Virtual E-lert
Jan. 16, 2020
Greetings, everyone!
Final grades for fall block courses are posted in our registration system.
Spring Early Start classes have already begun, and traditional calendar classes start on Jan. 27. Please direct all enrolled students to our Getting Started as NCVPS Student page.
Take note of our Day-3 and Day-7 No-Show reports for the spring term. Our no-show reports will help you clean up your rosters and ensure students have a great start. See the details in the “Spring 2020 Kick-off” section.
Remember that you can follow live e-lert updates on our NCVPS Now page. You can also find the page linked at the top of our website:
We have a lot of good start-up information this week. Please see all the details below, and please forward this e-lert to your school-level stakeholders.
News
Registration is still open for Spring 2020.
New Virtual Support Center
We launched our new Virtual Support Center on Jan. 5, 2020. It is linked on our homepage at the top and on various support pages. It will have several new features, and it’s intuitive and easy to use. Here are some new features:
  • Each user will create an account. This will help you better track the tickets you submit.
  • You can see the progress of your ticket in real time.
  • Because you have your own account, you will no longer receive a confirmation ticket when you first submit a ticket, but you will get an email when you review a response.
  • Users can view all of their previous tickets.
Early Start Students in Traditional Calendar Courses
We know a number of schools on an early calendar register in our traditional calendar courses, and that’s absolutely fine! Contact the NC Virtual teachers at the start of the semester and let them know when your students need to finish their courses. Our teachers will adjust the pacing guide for your students, but they need to be aware of this early in the semester. They can’t make that adjustment late in the semester.
Spring 2020 Kick-off
Spring 2020 Class Start Dates
Early Start classes begin on Jan. 6, and Traditional Calendar classes begin on Jan. 27. Here are the important dates to remember:
Early Start
  • Jan. 6: Early Start Classes Begin
  • Jan. 9: Early Start Day-3 No-Show Report Posted
  • Jan. 15: Early Start Day-7 No-Show Report Posted
  • Jan. 17: Last Day to Drop/Add Early Start Courses
  • May 6: Early Start Classes End
  • May 14: Early Start Final Grades Posted
Traditional Start
  • Jan. 27: Traditional Calendar Classes Begin
  • Jan. 30: Traditional Calendar Day-3 No-Show Report Posted
  • Feb. 5: Traditional Calendar Day-7 No-Show Report Posted
  • Feb. 7: Last Day to Drop/Add Traditional Calendar Courses
  • May 27: Traditional Calendar Classes End
  • June 4: Traditional Calendar Final Grades Posted
Weeks 1 & 2 Access Check
Schools have a few important checks during the first two weeks of class:
  • verify rosters
  • review status reports
  • ensure students have logged in
  • be aware of enrollment opportunities
Day-3 and Day-7 No-Show Reports
Each semester, we post a Day-3 and Day-7 Student Status Report in our registration system. (See our Guide for Accessing Grade Reports.) These reports are early warning notifications that identify students who have not logged into their courses during the first week of classes. We realize some students are registered the same day we generate the report, and they’ve not had a chance to log in yet. That’s not an issue. Other reasons can be problematic, however. If students fail to log in for any of the following reasons, the school should take action:
  • Do not know their username/password
  • Unsure how to log in
  • Unaware they are registered
  • Do not intend to take the course
  • Registered by mistake
Please make contact with students (and their parents) who have not logged in. Determine the next steps for them. Sometimes, students need help getting started, and then they are good from there. If you confirm that the student is not going to take the course, please drop them from the course in the registration system. This will help other students move off the waitlist.
If students need help getting started, we have lots of help for them and for facilitators and parents, too! Visit our Printable Guides page for details.
Spring Registration Details
Registration is open for Spring 2020. See the 2019-2020 Academic Year tab on our NCVPS Now page for full details on how to register and what to expect once classes begin.
Reserve Funds
Did you know that if your district or charter school uses all its allotted funds, you can continue to enroll using NCVPS reserve funds? Contact us as you near the end of your allotment. We have a short request form for your district e-learning coordinator or charter principal to complete.
Spring Calendar Adjustments
NCVPS is adjusting its Spring 2020 calendar to meet the Office of State Human Resources requirements for NCVPS teachers. Our teachers must take a mandatory 31-day break in service from NCVPS annually to align with NC General Statute § 126-6.3(b). During the mandatory break in service, our teachers are not allowed to complete any tasks (paid or unpaid) for NCVPS.
To meet those requirements, we are ending our Spring 2020 semester two days early, shortening our spring course extension period, and pushing back the start of our summer school.
Here are the adjustments to our calendar:
Spring Block and Yearlong Classes End Dates
Early Start Original: May 8, 2020
Early Start Adjusted: May 6, 2020
Traditional Original: May 29, 2020
Traditional Adjusted: May 27, 2020
Spring Course Extensions
We will have a two-day extension period for Spring 2020 courses. Schools will not submit extension requests via the HelpDesk. Instead, they will work directly with the NCVPS teacher, and the teacher will grant the 2-day extension.
Final Grades Posted
Our dates for posting final grades have not changed:
Early Start: May 14, 2020
Traditional: June 4, 2020
Extension grades will be entered on the final grade report (not a reopened grade report).
Summer School
Moving forward, we will have a shortened summer session. Summer school for 2020 will begin on July 7 and end on August 18. We will work with districts that need grades earlier than that. We will share more details when we finalize our 2020-2021 calendar.
Fall Wrap-up
End of Semester Tips and Reminders
Please see our End of Semester web page for details! You will find information on exams, final grades, course extensions, and much more!
Current Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
Jan. 9 – Early Start Day-3 No-Show Report Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
Jan. 15 – Early Start Calendar Day-7 No-Show Report Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
Jan. 16 – Traditional Calendar Fall Block Final Grades Report Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
Jan. 16 – Traditional Calendar Yearlong Progress Report Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
What’s Next on the Schedule?
Jan. 30 – Early Start Progress Reports Posted in the NCVPS Registration System.
Jan. 30 – Traditional Calendar Day-3 No-Show Report 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.
See details below on action steps you can take with your progress reports.
NC Virtual Cafe Sessions
We have a lot of great webinars coming up! Please share with our staff and students. Visit our NC Virtual Cafe page for details on how to join the sessions.
Previous News
Parent Contact Information
NCVPS tasks its teachers to have regular communications with the parents or guardians of their students. However, our teachers often find the contact information in PowerSchool is not accurate. Please help our teachers find update-to-date parent contact information. Our teachers will be reaching out to you, as we rely on schools to provide that information. We are sure your school will need current parent contact information, as well!
IEPs and 504s
If you have students with IEPs or 504s, please communicate the modifications to the students’ NCVPS teachers. The modifications are a shared responsibility between NCVPS and student’s school.
Semester Success with NCVPS
Visit our Semester Success with NCVPS page for details on how to get the most out of your semester. The page includes registration, grade, and student support details.
2019-2020 Academic Year
Visit our NCVPS Now page for full details on registration, grade reporting, and student supports. Click on the 2019-2020 Academic Year tab.
Reminders
Request for Sections
If your school needs a yearlong or early start section that we do not currently offer, open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center. We will see if we can make it happen!
NCVPS Now
You no longer have to wait for the e-lert to see the latest NCVPS updates. Just visit our new NCVPS Now page where we bring you live updates on the state’s virtual school. Bookmark the page or find NCVPS Now at the top of our website:
THANKS, EVERYONE!
Your North Carolina students appreciate your dedication and hard work!
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606

 

January 8, 2020

NCVirtual E-lert For Jan. 7, 2020

A newsletter from a US-based K-12 online learning program.

NCVirtual E-lert
Jan. 7, 2020
Greetings, everyone!
We launched our new Virtual Support Center this week, and next week, we roll out our new website. Everything will be better, faster, and more responsive.
Spring 2020 Early Start classes began this week. We have information on our upcoming Virtual Open House (Jan. 14 and 16) in the “Spring 2020 Kick-off” section.
We also have details about the spring semester’s Day-3 and Day-7 Student Status Reports. This spring, we really want to emphasize these two reports that show which students have and have not logged into their courses yet. They are early warning notifications for ELAs, lab facilitators, and parents. See the details on how you can help students who have not logged in during the first week class in the “Spring 2020 Kick-off” section.
We also have details on closing out the fall semester in the “Fall Wrap-up” section.
See all the details below, and please forward this e-lert to your school-level stakeholders.
News
New Virtual Support Center
We launched our new Virtual Support Center on Jan. 5, 2020. It is linked on our homepage at the top and on various support pages. It will have several new features, and it’s intuitive and easy to use. Here are some new features:
  • Each user will create an account. This will help you better track the tickets you submit.
  • You can see the progress of your ticket in real time.
  • Because you have your own account, you will no longer receive a confirmation ticket when you first submit a ticket, but you will get an email when you review a response.
  • Users can view all of their previous tickets.
Fall Wrap-up
End of Semester Tips and Reminders
Please see our End of Semester web page for details! You will find information on exams, final grades, course extensions, and much more!
State Testing
See all the details about how NCVPS grades and the EOC, CTE, and NCFE state exams schools need to administer on our Grades and Testing Quick Reference Guide.
Course Extension
Our process for extension requests is changing for the Spring 2020 semester, but for Fall 2019, the process will remain the same. NCVPS will grant two-week course extensions this fall for the following reasons:
  • medical (family medical reasons included)
  • IEP/504 reasons (IEP modifications for extended time on assessments does not meet the requirement for course extensions)
  • senior graduation issues
Extension Requests – Instructional directors will review extension requests on the following dates:
  • Early Start: Dec. 9, 2019 through Dec. 18
  • Traditional: Jan. 6, 2020 through Jan. 15
If large portions of the course are missing, an extension will not help the student. We will, of course, work with student situations as we get closer to the end of the semester. We want our students to be successful. What we need now is for the student to work steadily and make progress in the course.
Course extension requests must come from the principal. The principal should include the following information in the ticket to the Virtual Support Center requesting an extension:
  • Student’s name
  • School’s name
  • Course name
  • NCVPS teacher’s name
  • Grade level
  • Reason for extension
  • The final end date being requested for the extension (within the two-week time frame)
An ELA can open the ticket for the principal. Just be sure to include the principal’s email address in the ticket.
Spring 2020 Kick-off
Spring 2020 Early Start Classes Began Jan. 6
Here are a few Early Start calendar reminders:
  • Jan. 6 Early Start Classes Begin
  • Jan 9: Early Start Day-3 Status Report Posted
  • Jan 15: Early Start Day-7 Status Report Posted
  • Jan. 17: Last Day to Drop/Add Early Start Courses
  • May 6: Early Start Classes End
  • May 14: Early Start Final Grades Posted
Spring 2020 Virtual Open House
NC Virtual is hosting virtual open houses on Jan. 14 and Jan. 16. See our announcement for details.
Student Status / No-Show Reports
Each semester, we post a Day-3 and Day-7 Student Status Report in our registration system. (See our Guide for Accessing Grade Reports.) These reports are early warning notifications that identify students who have not logged into their courses during the first week of classes. We realize some students are registered the same day we generate the report, and they’ve not had a chance to log in yet. That’s not an issue. Other reasons can be problematic, however. If students fail to log in for any of the following reasons, the school should take action:
  • Do not know their username/password
  • Unsure how to log in
  • Unaware they are registered
  • Do not intend to take the course
  • Registered by mistake
Please make contact with students (and their parents) who have not logged in. Determine the next steps for them. Sometimes, students need help getting started, and then they are good from there. If you confirm that the student is not going to take the course, please drop them from the course in the registration system. This will help other students move off the waitlist.
If students need help getting started, we have lots of help for them and for facilitators and parents, too! Visit our Printable Guides page for details.
Spring Registration Details
Registration is open for Spring 2020. See the 2019-2020 Academic Year tab on our NCVPS Now page for full details on how to register and what to expect once classes begin.
Reserve Funds
Did you know that if your district or charter school uses all its allotted funds, you can continue to enroll using NCVPS reserve funds? Contact us as you near the end of your allotment. We have a short request form for your district e-learning coordinator or charter principal to complete.
Spring Calendar Adjustments
NCVPS is adjusting its Spring 2020 calendar to meet the Office of State Human Resources requirements for NCVPS teachers. Our teachers must take a mandatory 31-day break in service from NCVPS annually to align with NC General Statute § 126-6.3(b). During the mandatory break in service, our teachers are not allowed to complete any tasks (paid or unpaid) for NCVPS.
To meet those requirements, we are ending our Spring 2020 semester two days early, shortening our spring course extension period, and pushing back the start of our summer school.
Here are the adjustments to our calendar:
Spring Block and Yearlong Classes End Dates
Early Start Original: May 8, 2020
Early Start Adjusted: May 6, 2020
Traditional Original: May 29, 2020
Traditional Adjusted: May 27, 2020
Spring Course Extensions
We will have a two-day extension period for Spring 2020 courses. Schools will not submit extension requests via the HelpDesk. Instead, they will work directly with the NCVPS teacher, and the teacher will grant the 2-day extension.
Final Grades Posted
Our dates for posting final grades have not changed:
Early Start: May 14, 2020
Traditional: June 4, 2020
Extension grades will be entered on the final grade report (not a reopened grade report).
Summer School
Moving forward, we will have a shortened summer session. Summer school for 2020 will begin on July 7 and end on August 18. We will work with districts that need grades earlier than that. We will share more details when we finalize our 2020-2021 calendar.
Current Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
Dec. 19 – Early Start Calendar Final Grades Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
Dec. 19 – Traditional Calendar Progress Report with Expected/Anticipated CTE Grades and Anticipated EOC Scores Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
What’s Next on the Schedule?
Jan. 9 – Early Start Day-3 Status Report 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.
See details below on action steps you can take with your progress reports.
NC Virtual Cafe Sessions
We have a lot of great webinars coming up! Please share with our staff and students. Visit our NC Virtual Cafe page for details on how to join the sessions.
Previous News
Parent Contact Information
NCVPS tasks its teachers to have regular communications with the parents or guardians of their students. However, our teachers often find the contact information in PowerSchool is not accurate. Please help our teachers find update-to-date parent contact information. Our teachers will be reaching out to you, as we rely on schools to provide that information. We are sure your school will need current parent contact information, as well!
IEPs and 504s
If you have students with IEPs or 504s, please communicate the modifications to the students’ NCVPS teachers. The modifications are a shared responsibility between NCVPS and student’s school.
Semester Success with NCVPS
Visit our Semester Success with NCVPS page for details on how to get the most out of your semester. The page includes registration, grade, and student support details.
2019-2020 Academic Year
Visit our NCVPS Now page for full details on registration, grade reporting, and student supports. Click on the 2019-2020 Academic Year tab.
Reminders
Request for Sections
If your school needs a yearlong or early start section that we do not currently offer, open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center. We will see if we can make it happen!
NCVPS Now
You no longer have to wait for the e-lert to see the latest NCVPS updates. Just visit our new NCVPS Now page where we bring you live updates on the state’s virtual school. Bookmark the page or find NCVPS Now under our HOME button.
THANKS, EVERYONE!
Your North Carolina students appreciate your dedication and hard work!
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606

 

December 24, 2019

Happy Holidays From North Carolina Virtual

More holiday greetings…

The North Carolina Virtual staff wishes you a very happy holiday season and great prosperity in the new year! We have a lot to be thankful for, and we want to share some of our highlights with you because our success is your success.
Our partnership with North Carolina schools and districts continues to grow. Over 35,000 students a year earn more than 50,000 credits in their NCVirtual courses. Home and private schools, also, see the value in our teachers and courses. 2019 marked the largest home and private school enrollment ever with NCVirtual.
During the past year, our Intervention Co-Teaching program expanded to accommodate the needs and demands of our schools and districts. The program now offers Foundations of Math, Math 1, Math 2, Biology, and English 2.
In addition to our yearlong AP classes, students now have the option to enroll in block AP courses. This spring we will offer six block AP courses: AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Environmental Science, AP Government and Politics US, and AP Psychology. We also added Python Programming I and AP World History 1200 – Modern Times to our course catalog this year along with a new honors level of Math 1.
We launched our Iwork@NCVPS speaker series this fall. This free online web series focuses on career exploration with guest speakers representing a broad range of career fields in order to inform students of the multitude of career and educational opportunities available to them. 
The Peer Tutoring Center continues to grow with the addition of the Student Research Alliance (SRA), which allows students to work with mentors from NCVirtual to research a topic of personal and academic interest to them. The members of the SRA present their research in a 10-page paper and via the Culture Café. Topics include The Long-Term Economic and Demographic Effects of the Sovietization of the Baltic States, Exploring Human-Computer Interaction Applications, and Deep Space Exploration. Amazing!
NCVirtual has a number of new ventures coming your way in 2020. We are currently piloting our Partnership Program – a local control option where we supply the courses and technology and districts and schools supply the teachers.
Lastly, we would like to highlight our teachers! North Carolina Virtual is not a software program. Our courses are teacher driven, and nearly all our instructors either teach in a North Carolina public school now or taught there in the past. We couldn’t do this without them!
Thank you for your continued support and advocacy, and we look forward to partnering with you again in 2020!
–North Carolina Virtual
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606

 

December 22, 2019

NCVirtual Spring 2020 Virtual Open House

An item from a US-based K-12 online learning organization.

NCVirtual invites you to its
Spring 2020 Virtual Open House
Please join us for our Spring 2020 Virtual Open House. Come learn about NCVirtual courses, meet with teachers and students, hear about support initiatives, and get all your questions answered about student learning with NCVirtual!
When: Tuesday, January 14, 7 PM – 8 PM or Thursday, January 16, 11 AM – 12 PM
We are offering two opportunities to attend the Virtual Open House. Please choose the date that works best for your schedule.
Where: The event will be hosted in an NCVirtual online classroom. Details will be sent following registration.
Presenters: NCVirtual staff, teachers, and students.
Topics: The presentation will include Who is NCVirtual?, Teaching and Learning with NCVirtual, Meet the Teacher, See the Classroom, Support All Around, and Q & As.
Audience: The NCVirtual Open House is open to the public. While our presentations are geared toward parents and students in public schools, private schools, and home-schools, we have something for everyone. Educators will learn about the NCVirtual teaching and learning process. The general public will discover what online learning is.
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606

 

December 19, 2019

NCVirtual E-lert For Dec. 18, 2019

A newsletter from this US based K-12 online learning program.

NCVirtual E-lert
Dec. 18, 2019
Greetings, everyone!
NCVirtual will launch a new Virtual Support Center (help desk) on Jan. 5, 2020. We’ve included a quick tutorial video below.
We also have end-of-semester tips and reminders plus a start-up guide for Spring 2020. Also, we will post Early Start final grades tomorrow, Dec. 19, along with a progress report for traditional calendar courses. That progress report will have anticipated EOC and CTE scores.
See all the details below, and please forward this e-lert to your school-level stakeholders.
News
New Virtual Support Center
We will launch a new Virtual Support Center on Jan. 5, 2020. It will be linked on our homepage at the top and on various support pages. It will have several new features, and it’s intuitive and easy to use. Here a short video overview.
End of Semester Tips and Reminders
Please see our End of Semester web page for details! You will find information on exams, final grades, course extensions, and much more!
Spring Registration Details
Registration is open for Spring 2020. See the 2019-2020 Academic Year tab on our NCVPS Now page for full details on how to register and what to expect once classes begin.
Early Start Additions
We’ve added three courses to our Early Start calendar for Spring 2020:
  • English 1 Honors
  • English 2
  • English 2 Honors
You can register for all three courses now.
Reserve Funds
Did you know that if your district or charter school uses all its allotted funds, you can continue to enroll using NCVPS reserve funds? Contact us as you near the end of your allotment. We have a short request form for your district e-learning coordinator or charter principal to complete.
Anticipated/Expected EOC/CTE Scores
We will report anticipated/expected EOC/CTE scores for Early Start and Traditional classes in our progress reports on the following dates:
  • Early Start Classes: Dec. 5, 2019
  • Traditional Classes: Dec. 19, 2019
State Testing
See all the details about how NCVPS grades and the EOC, CTE, and NCFE state exams schools need to administer on our Grades and Testing Quick Reference Guide.
Course Extension
Our process for extension requests is changing for the Spring 2020 semester, but for Fall 2019, the process will remain the same. NCVPS will grant two-week course extensions this fall for the following reasons:
  • medical (family medical reasons included)
  • IEP/504 reasons (IEP modifications for extended time on assessments does not meet the requirement for course extensions)
  • senior graduation issues
Extension Requests – Instructional directors will review extension requests on the following dates:
  • Early Start: Dec. 9, 2019 through Dec. 18
  • Traditional: Jan. 6, 2020 through Jan. 15
If large portions of the course are missing, an extension will not help the student. We will, of course, work with student situations as we get closer to the end of the semester. We want our students to be successful. What we need now is for the student to work steadily and make progress in the course.
Course extension requests must come from the principal. The principal should include the following information in the ticket to the Virtual Support Center requesting an extension:
  • Student’s name
  • School’s name
  • Course name
  • NCVPS teacher’s name
  • Grade level
  • Reason for extension
  • The final end date being requested for the extension (within the two-week time frame)
An ELA can open the ticket for the principal. Just be sure to include the principal’s email address in the ticket.
Spring Calendar Adjustments
NCVPS is adjusting its Spring 2020 calendar to meet the Office of State Human Resources requirements for NCVPS teachers. Our teachers must take a mandatory 31-day break in service from NCVPS annually to align with NC General Statute § 126-6.3(b). During the mandatory break in service, our teachers are not allowed to complete any tasks (paid or unpaid) for NCVPS.
To meet those requirements, we are ending our Spring 2020 semester two days early, shortening our spring course extension period, and pushing back the start of our summer school.
Here are the adjustments to our calendar:
Spring Block and Yearlong Classes End Dates
Early Start Original: May 8, 2020
Early Start Adjusted: May 6, 2020
Traditional Original: May 29, 2020
Traditional Adjusted: May 27, 2020
Spring Course Extensions
We will have a two-day extension period for Spring 2020 courses. Schools will not submit extension requests via the HelpDesk. Instead, they will work directly with the NCVPS teacher, and the teacher will grant the 2-day extension.
Final Grades Posted
Our dates for posting final grades have not changed:
Early Start: May 14, 2020
Traditional: June 4, 2020
Extension grades will be entered on the final grade report (not a reopened grade report).
Summer School
Moving forward, we will have a shortened summer session. Summer school for 2020 will begin on July 7 and end on August 18. We will work with districts that need grades earlier than that. We will share more details when we finalize our 2020-2021 calendar.
Spring Early Start Course Additions
We have a number of course additions to our Early Start calendar that we would like to highlight. These courses will begin on January 6, 2020, and all schools can enroll students into these courses.
AP Courses – Beginning our spring block AP courses on our Early Start calendar allows students to have more instructional time in the course before the AP test. Here’s what we’re offering:
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Government and Politics US
  • AP Psychology
CTE Courses
  • Career Management
  • Entrepreneurship I (BE/ME)
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Marketing
  • Computer Programming 1
  • Principles of Business and Finance
Health and Health & Physical Education
  • Health (9-weeks for .5 credit)
  • Health & Physical Education (semester length for 1 credit)
Electives
  • Success 101
Math 1 Honors – This is a new course for us in the spring. It is only on our Traditional calendar at this time. If you need an Early Start section, open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center to submit that request. We will see if we can make that happen.
Current Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
Dec. 5 – Early Start Progress Report with Expected/Anticipated CTE Grades and Anticipated EOC Scores Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
What’s Next on the Schedule?
Dec. 19 – Early Start Calendar Final Grades Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
Dec. 19 – Traditional Calendar Progress Report with Expected/Anticipated CTE Grades and Anticipated EOC Scores 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.
See details below on action steps you can take with your progress reports.
Progress Report Action Steps
What should your action steps be with our progress reports? We’re glad you asked! Here are a few steps you can take.
Access the Report – Progress reports are posted in the NCVPS registration system. See our Guide for Accessing Grade Reports for details.
Schools have access to our posted progress reports. Parents, facilitators, and mentors can use the Canvas App for Parents to monitor student progress.
Check Student Progress – We have so many students who excel in their online courses. We celebrate many of them with our Super Student Award. Contact us if you have a great student who you would like us to publicly recognize. We will contact the student’s teacher to begin the process.
However, if you have any underperforming students, we have a number of supports ready for you. Students have time to improve their grades, but they should start immediately. Please review the following supports.
Student Help Page – If students are having any problems at all, and they aren’t sure where to find help, they should visit our Student Help page. They are never more than two clicks away from help!
Teacher Communications – Students do not always advocate for themselves very well. Go ahead and reach out to the NCVPS teacher to see if adjustments can be made for students who are struggling. Our teachers are eager to help.
Intervention Strategies – NCVPS has a number of intervention strategies for districts and schools to follow. These are good for any low-performing, under-performing, or at-risk students. Visit our Intervention Strategies page for details.
Virtual Support Center – If you have a complicated support question or problem and don’t know where to start, open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center. We will escalate your ticket to the right person. Be sure to include the student’s name, PowerSchool ID number, and your school name. If your ticket is about a specific course, please include the course name and teacher name.
Previous News
Parent Contact Information
NCVPS tasks its teachers to have regular communications with the parents or guardians of their students. However, our teachers often find the contact information in PowerSchool is not accurate. Please help our teachers find update-to-date parent contact information. Our teachers will be reaching out to you, as we rely on schools to provide that information. We are sure your school will need current parent contact information, as well!
IEPs and 504s
If you have students with IEPs or 504s, please communicate the modifications to the students’ NCVPS teachers. The modifications are a shared responsibility between NCVPS and student’s school.
Semester Success with NCVPS
Visit our Semester Success with NCVPS page for details on how to get the most out of your semester. The page includes registration, grade, and student support details.
2019-2020 Academic Year
Visit our NCVPS Now page for full details on registration, grade reporting, and student supports. Click on the 2019-2020 Academic Year tab.
Reminders
Request for Sections
If your school needs a yearlong or early start section that we do not currently offer, open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center. We will see if we can make it happen!
NCVPS Now
You no longer have to wait for the e-lert to see the latest NCVPS updates. Just visit our new NCVPS Now page where we bring you live updates on the state’s virtual school. Bookmark the page or find NCVPS Now under our HOME button.
THANKS, EVERYONE!
Your North Carolina students appreciate your dedication and hard work!
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