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February 2, 2019

NCVPS E-lert – Spring Edition II – Feb. 1, 2019

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

Spring Edition II
February 1, 2019
Greetings, everyone!
We send our e-lert through Constant Contact, and several districts are now filtering various email programs. Please have your district or school technology department whitelist the following two domains to ensure you’re receiving the e-lert:
In other news . . . .
We are still registering for spring classes. Registration closes on Feb. 14.
Please see the note on SAR data in the Enrollment Details for 2019section below. NCVPS teachers do not share their SSNs with schools. Schools can find the Virtual Teacher Identification Number (VTIN) and all other SAR data on any enrollment or progress report.
Please see all the news below.
The first two weeks are busy in all high school courses. Remember that your online students may have additional barriers to get started.
Be sure to check that they have their usernames, and passwords, are logging in at the right website, and have access to their courses.
Check out our Access Check for NCVPS Students web page for full details.
In This Edition
Weekly Updates
Current Grade Reporting
2018-2019 Enrollment Details
Calendar Check / Important Links
Live Support / Tech Updates
Previous News
Accessibility Statement
Weekly Updates
Traditional Spring 2019 Start
Our traditional spring start date begins on January 28. Students can log in on that date. The drop/add date has been extended to February 14.
Printable Startup Guides
We have printable startup guides for students, ELAs, facilitators, and parents. Be sure to check them out!
Courses At or Near Capacity for Spring
Be sure to check our Course Capacity list for spring. For courses “At Capacity,” a student can only move off the waitlist if an enrolled student drops. Courses that are identified as “Near Capacity” are still open for regular enrollment, but there are only a few teachers in reserve for new sections.
Current Grade Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
Jan. 30 – Traditional Calendar Day-3 No-Show Report Posted in the NCVPS Registration System.
Jan. 31 – Early Start Progress Reports Posted in the NCVPS Registration System.
What’s Next on the Schedule?
Feb. 5 – Traditional Calendar Day-7 No-Show Report Posted in the NCVPS Registration System.
Feb. 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 ourNCVPS 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.
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606

 

January 26, 2019

NCVPS E-lert – Spring Edition I – Jan. 24, 2019

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

Spring Edition I
January 24, 2019
Greetings, everyone!
We are gearing up for spring! Registration is still open. Please see all the notes below.
In This Edition
Weekly Updates
Flex Grade Reporting
Current Grade Reporting
2018-2019 Enrollment Details
Calendar Check / Important Links
Live Support / Tech Updates
Previous News
Accessibility Statement
Weekly Updates
Fall Final Grades Posted
Final grades for fall courses were posted on January 17 in the NCVPS registration system.
Traditional Spring 2019 Start
Our traditional spring start date begins on January 28. Students can log in on that date. The drop/add date has been extended to February 14.
Printable Startup Guides
We have printable startup guides for students, ELAs, facilitators, and parents. Be sure to check them out!
Courses At or Near Capacity for Spring
Be sure to check our Course Capacity list for spring. For courses “At Capacity,” a student can only move off the waitlist if an enrolled student drops. Courses that are identified as “Near Capacity” are still open for regular enrollment, but there are only a few teachers in reserve for new sections.
We have a number of OCS courses that are nearing capacity. Once an OCS course reaches capacity, we will no longer be able to open new sections. However, if you already have an OCS section created with students in it, you can continue to add students to your section throughout the semester.
Flex Enrollments
We are currently accepting Flex enrollments, but all Flex courses will end on May 31, the same date traditional spring block courses end.
Current Grade Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
Jan. 16 – Early Start Day-7 No-Show Report Posted in the NCVPS Registration System.
Jan. 17 – Traditional Calendar Final Grades Posted in NCVPS Registration System.
Jan. 17 – Progress Reports Posted for Yearlong Courses in NCVPS Registration System.
What’s Next on the Schedule?
Jan. 30 – Traditional Calendar Day-3 No-Show Report Posted in the NCVPS Registration System.
Jan. 31 – Early Start 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 ourNCVPS 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.
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606

 

January 19, 2019

NCVPS E-lert – Fall Edition XIX – Jan. 17, 2019

A newsletter from a US-based online learning program from a couple of days ago.

Fall Edition XIX
January 17, 2019
Greetings, everyone!
We have a number of updates for you. Be sure to check the “Enrollment Details for Spring 2019” section as you prepare for the spring semester.
In This Edition
Weekly Updates
Flex Grade Reporting
Current Grade Reporting
2018-2019 Enrollment Details
Calendar Check / Important Links
Live Support / Tech Updates
Previous News
Accessibility Statement
Weekly Updates
Fall Final Grades Posted
Final grades for fall courses were posted today, January 17, in the NCVPS registration system.
Fall Course Extensions
Instructional directors are still reviewing extension requests for traditional calendar students. If large portions of the course are missing, an extension won’t help the student.  Extensions will only be granted for two weeks. Please review our Course Extension Reference Guide for details on extensions and the extension process.
Early Start Spring 2019
Our Early Start courses began on Monday, January 7. The last day to register for Early Start is Jan. 18. The Day 7 No-Show report was posted today for Early Start courses. Please check the report to see which of your students have not logged in yet. They may need your assistance to get started.
Traditional Spring 2019 Start
Our traditional spring start date begins on January 28. The drop/add date has been extended to February 14.
Courses At or Near Capacity for Spring – Be sure to check our Course Capacity list for spring. For courses “At Capacity,” a student can only move off the waitlist if an enrolled student drops. Courses that are identified as “Near Capacity” are still open for regular enrollment, but there are only a few teachers in reserve for new sections.
We have a number of OCS courses that are nearing capacity. Once an OCS course reaches capacity, we will no longer be able to open new sections. However, if you already have an OCS section created with students in it, you can continue to add students to your section throughout the semester.
Course Revisions
NCVPS revises courses on a regular basis. Teams of North Carolina teachers and NCVPS course development specialists collaborate to complete the revision process. Students will see these newly revised courses this spring: French III, Digital Photo II, and Principles of Business. Would you like to be part of the NCVPS revision team? See how on our Develop for NCVPS web page.
ACT and SAT Prep Update
Summer 2019 will be our last semester to offer both ACT and SAT prep. We are working on some free resources for districts to use in the future. Look for that in an upcoming announcement.
Current Grade Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
Jan. 16 – Early Start Day-7 No-Show Report Posted in the NCVPS Registration System.
Jan. 17 – Traditional Calendar Final Grades Posted in NCVPS Registration System.
Jan. 17 – Progress Reports Posted for Yearlong Courses in NCVPS Registration System.
What’s Next on the Schedule?
Jan. 30 – Traditional Calendar Day-3 No-Show Report Posted in the NCVPS Registration System.
Jan. 31 – Early Start 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 ourNCVPS 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.
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606

 

January 12, 2019

NCVPS E-lert – Fall Edition XVIII – Jan. 11, 2019

A newsletter from a US-based online learning program from yesterday’s inbox.

Fall Edition XVIII
January 11, 2019
Greetings, everyone!
Please check out all the sections below. We have details on closing out the fall semester and starting the spring semester. We also have details on Flex Learning grades.
In This Edition
Weekly Updates
Flex Grade Reporting
Current Grade Reporting
2018-2019 Enrollment Details
Calendar Check / Important Links
Live Support / Tech Updates
Previous News
Accessibility Statement
Weekly Updates
Early Start Spring 2019 – Our Early start courses began on Monday, January 7. The last day to register for Early Start is Jan. 18.
Courses At or Near Capacity for Spring – Be sure to check our Course Capacity list for spring. For courses “At Capacity,” a student can only move off the waitlist if an enrolled student drops. Courses that are identified as “Near Capacity” are still open for regular enrollment, but there are only a few teachers in reserve for new sections.
We have a number of OCS courses that are nearing capacity. Once an OCS course reaches capacity, we will no longer be able to open new sections. However, if you already have an OCS section created with students in it, you can continue to add students to your section throughout the semester.
Spring Drop/Add Date Extended – Our drop/add date on our traditional calendar has been extended to February 14, 2019.
Course Extensions – Instructional directors are now looking at extension requests for students in early start courses. We will begin reviewing extension requests for traditional calendar students on January 7, 2019. If large portions of the course are missing, an extension won’t help the student.  Extensions will only be granted for two weeks. Please review our Course Extension Reference Guide for details on extensions and the extension process.
Testing Reminder – Please remember that districts and charter schools must test all students enrolled in NCVPS courses that have an EOC, CTE, and North Carolina Final Exam (NCFEs). This includes OCS courses that are taught jointly between the LEA and NCVPS.
Please check your rosters to see if you have students enrolled in these courses with NCVPS. You do not need to report the scores back to NCVPS, but you will need it to determine the final grade for students in those courses.
Fall 2018 – Closing the Semester – Be sure to check our web page  End of Semester Tips and Reminders for the end of semester timeline, testing information, grade reporting, extension requests, and more.
Flex Grade Reporting
Flex Learning teachers update the same progress reports as traditional teachers. Progress reports show Flex Learning in the title of the report like this:
Flex Learning, however, has its own final grade report.  Once a student has finished his or her Flex Learning course, the teacher will update the progress report with a comment that student is done with the course. The teacher will also notify the ELA that the student has finished the course.
Flex Learning will use one final grade report for the academic school year, and it will be updated every two weeks as students complete their Flex Learning courses. The Final Flex Learning report will look like this in our registration system:
The NCVPS teacher cannot send the final grade by email. After the teacher notifies the ELA that the student has completed the course, the ELA can wait for next Flex Learning final grade report to be posted (within two weeks) or open a help ticket with our Virtual Support Center. In the ticket, the ELA should indicate that the NCVPS teacher said the Flex student has finished his or her course, and the school needs the final grade. Be sure to include the student’s name, PowerSchool ID number, course, teacher, and your school’s name. We can send grades back to you through the secured support center.
Current Grade Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
Dec. 20 – Early Start Final Grades Posted in NCVPS Registration System.
Dec. 20 – Traditional Progress Reports with Anticipated EOC/CTE Scores Posted in NCVPS Registration System.
Jan. 10 – Early Start Day 3 Status Report Posted in NCVPS Registration System.
What’s Next on the Schedule?
Jan. 17 – Traditional Calendar Final Grades Posted in NCVPS Registration System.
Jan. 17 – Progress Reports Posted for Yearlong Courses in 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 2018-2019
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 webpage 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!
Culture Cafe
Our Culture 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 Culture Cafewebpage 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.
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606

January 4, 2019

NCVPS E-lert – Fall Edition XVII – Jan. 3, 2019

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

Fall Edition XVII
January 3, 2019
Greetings, everyone!
Welcome back! We have a lot of news today. Please check out all the sections below. We have details on closing out the fall semester and starting the spring semester.
In This Edition
Weekly Updates
Current Grade Reporting
2018-2019 Enrollment Details
Calendar Check / Important Links
Live Support / Tech Updates
Previous News
Accessibility Statement
Weekly Updates
Early Start Spring 2019 – Our Early start courses begin on Monday, January 7. Students will have access to those courses on the 7th.
OCS Applied Science and OCS Biology Near Capacity for Spring – Be sure to check ourCourse Capacity list for spring.
Spring Drop/Add Date Extended – Our drop/add date on our traditional calendar has been extended to February 14, 2019.
Districts with Late Spring Start – We sent a survey to district office elearning coordinators in the thirty hurricane-impacted LEAs. Please complete that survey for us so that we can accommodate your needs. Contact us if you need the survey resent.
Course Extensions – Instructional directors are now looking at extension requests for students in early start courses. We will begin reviewing extension requests for traditional calendar students on January 7, 2019. If large portions of the course are missing, an extension won’t help the student.  Extensions will only be granted for two weeks. Please review our Course Extension Reference Guide for details on extensions and the extension process.
Testing Reminder – Please remember that districts and charter schools must test all students enrolled in NCVPS courses that have an EOC, CTE, and North Carolina Final Exam (NCFEs). This includes OCS courses that are taught jointly between the LEA and NCVPS.
Please check your rosters to see if you have students enrolled in these courses with NCVPS. You do not need to report the scores back to NCVPS, but you will need it to determine the final grade for students in those courses.
End of Semester Tips and Reminders – Be sure to check our web page  End of Semester Tips and Reminders for the end of semester timeline, testing information, grade reporting, extension requests, and more.
Current Grade Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
Dec. 20 – Early Start Final Grades Posted in NCVPS Registration System.
Dec. 20 – Traditional Progress Reports Posted in NCVPS Registration System.
What’s Next on the Schedule?
Jan. 10 – Early Start Day 3 Status Report Posted in NCVPS Registration System.
Jan. 17 – Traditional Calendar Final Grades with Anticipated EOC/CTE Scores Posted in NCVPS Registration System.
Jan. 17 – Progress Reports Posted for Yearlong Courses in 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 2018-2019
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 webpage 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!
Culture Cafe
Our Culture Cafe is free webinar series open to everyone. World Languages is the center piece of the series, but we also feature STEM topics. See ourCulture Cafe webpage 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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