Virtual School Meanderings

October 11, 2019

NCVPS E-lert Oct. 10, 2019

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

Oct. 10, 2019
Greetings, everyone!
We have a few news items and other updates for you. Please forward to all your school-level stakeholders.
News
Registration System Updates – On October 10, NCVPS will sync its registration system with state PowerSchool data. We will have a service interruption, estimated from 9pm to 6am. The registration system will be unavailable during this time. This update will help us ensure we have the most accurate and up-to-date student data. Thank you for your patience during this update.
Scholarship Opportunity – Essayontime has launched an international scholarship contest with an opportunity for applicants to win $1000. The scholarship can be used for tuition, textbooks, or equipment. Visit https://essayontime.com.au/scholarship/ for details.
CTE Courses Added to Early Start Spring Calendar – We have added the following courses to our Early Start calendar in January:
  • Career Management
  • Entrepreneurship I (BE/ME)
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Marketing
  • Computer Programming 1
  • Principles of Business and Finance
Registration is open for Spring 2019 classes.
Progress Reports – Action Steps
Most Recent Report – October 3
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.
Current Enrollment Options
We can help schools with enrollments throughout the semester. Even after our regular enrollment period ended, we have these options available:
Transfer Students – We begin accepting transfer students after our regular enrollment has ended. Transfer students must be enrolled in the class at the face-to-face school and have a grade to transfer in with. Transfers are not for students new to the course. We must also have an available seat in the course to accommodate the transfer request. Open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center to begin the transfer process. Be sure to include the following in your ticket:
  • student’s name
  • PowerSchool ID#
  • school name
  • transfer grade
  • course needed
  • any student details that can help the NCVPS teacher
Transfer options will remain open through midterms each semester.
OCS Enrollments – You can still enroll OCS students into your existing OCS sections. We can’t open new OCS sections for schools, though. The same is true for your NCVPS intervention courses.
Flex Learning – We have Flex Learning options available throughout the semester. Flex is designed for students who need flexible calendar options due to their particular circumstances. Visit our Flex Learning page for details on how to enroll.
Spring Enrollments – Registration is still wide open for Spring 2020!
Funding – If you use all of your allotments and still need to enroll, contact us. You can request access to NCVPS reserve funds after you’ve exhausted your allotments.
Virtual Innovators Conference
Join us at the North Carolina Virtual Innovators Conference! The NCVPS VIC2019 will bring us together to connect, share, and learn about online and digital learning. The conference is October 19, 2019, at Moore Square Middle School, beginning at 8:00 am.
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.
THANK YOU!
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606

 

October 5, 2019

NCVPS E-lert Oct. 3, 2019

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

Oct. 3, 2019
Greetings, everyone!
We have a few updates for you and a number of resources to share.
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!
Progress Reports
We posted the Oct. 3 Progress Report in our registration system today. See our Guide for Accessing Grade Reports for details. Parents, facilitators, and mentors can use the Canvas App for Parents to monitor student progress.
If you have underperforming students, we have a number of supports ready for you. It’s still early in the semester, and students have a lot of 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.
Current Enrollment Options
We can help schools with enrollments throughout the semester. Even after our regular enrollment period ended, we have these options available:
Transfer Students – We begin accepting transfer students after our regular enrollment has ended. Transfer students must be enrolled in the class at the face-to-face school and have a grade to transfer in with. Transfers are not for students new to the course. We must also have an available seat in the course to accommodate the transfer request. Open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center to begin the transfer process. Be sure to include the following in your ticket:
  • student’s name
  • PowerSchool ID#
  • school name
  • transfer grade
  • course needed
  • any student details that can help the NCVPS teacher
Transfer options will remain open through midterms each semester.
OCS Enrollments – You can still enroll OCS students into your existing OCS sections. We can’t open new OCS sections for schools, though. The same is true for your NCVPS intervention courses.
Flex Learning – We have Flex Learning options available throughout the semester. Flex is designed for students who need flexible calendar options due to their particular circumstances. Visit our Flex Learning page for details on how to enroll.
Spring Enrollments – Registration is still wide open for Spring 2020!
Funding – If you use all of your allotments and still need to enroll, contact us. You can request access to NCVPS reserve funds after you’ve exhausted your allotments.
Virtual Innovators Conference
Join us at the North Carolina Virtual Innovators Conference! The NCVPS VIC2019 will bring us together to connect, share, and learn about online and digital learning. The conference is October 19, 2019, at Moore Square Middle School, beginning at 8:00 am.
News
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.
THANK YOU!
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606

 

September 28, 2019

NCVPS E-lert Sept 26, 2019

A newsletter from another US-based K-12 online learning program from late in the week.

Sept. 26, 2019
Greetings, everyone!
Our first progress report was posted last week, and we are here to help schools and students who may need assistance.
Be sure to check the Sept. 19 progress report to see how your students are performing. The report is posted in our registration system. See our Guide for Accessing Grade Reports for details. Parents, facilitators, and mentors can use the Canvas App for Parents to monitor student progress.
If you have underperforming students, we have a number of supports ready for you. It’s still early in the semester, and students have a lot of 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.
Current Enrollment Options
We can help schools with enrollments throughout the semester. Even after our regular enrollment period ended, we have these options available:
Transfer Students – We begin accepting transfer students after our regular enrollment has ended. Transfer students must be enrolled in the class at the face-to-face school and have a grade to transfer in with. Transfers are not for students new to the course. We must also have an available seat in the course to accommodate the transfer request. Open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center to begin the transfer process. Be sure to include the following in your ticket:
  • student’s name
  • PowerSchool ID#
  • school name
  • transfer grade
  • course needed
  • any student details that can help the NCVPS teacher
Transfer options will remain open through midterms each semester.
OCS Enrollments – You can still enroll OCS students into your existing OCS sections. We can’t open new OCS sections for schools, though. The same is true for your NCVPS intervention courses.
Flex Learning – We have Flex Learning options available throughout the semester. Flex is designed for students who need flexible calendar options due to their particular circumstances. Visit our Flex Learning page for details on how to enroll.
Spring Enrollments – Registration is still wide open for Spring 2020!
Funding – If you use all of your allotments and still need to enroll, contact us. You can request access to NCVPS reserve funds after you’ve exhausted your allotments.
Virtual Innovators Conference
Join us at the North Carolina Virtual Innovators Conference! The NCVPS VIC2019 will bring us together to connect, share, and learn about online and digital learning. The conference is October 19, 2019, at Moore Square Middle School, beginning at 8:00 am.
News
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.
THANK YOU!
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606

 

September 24, 2019

NCVPS Virtual Innovators Conference: Freebird McKinney, Keynote Speaker

Note this conference update from the folks with the North Carolina-based online learning program.

Keynote Speaker
The 2018 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Teacher of the Year and former NCVPS teacher, Freebird McKinney, will deliver the keynote address, at the NCVPS Virtual Innovators Conference (VIC), October 19, 2019.  Come hear how we all  can be a lighthouse for education!
STAY CONNECTED:
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
North Carolina Virtual Public School, 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900, Raleigh, NC 27606

September 20, 2019

NCVPS E-lert Sept 19, 2019

An item from another US-based K-12 online learning program.

Sept. 19, 2019
Greetings, everyone!
We have nearly 25,000 students enrolled with us this fall, and we have a lot of built-in support features ready to help them.
If students need help of any kind with their NCVPS classes, they can visit the homepage of their course or our website for assistance. Help is never more than 2-clicks away!
See our Student Help page for details about how students can find assistance through our website, the Virtual Support Center, the Peer Tutoring Center, and their NCVPS teachers. We also have help for advisors, facilitators, parents, and mentors.
Current Enrollment Options
We can help schools with enrollments throughout the semester. Even after our regular enrollment period ended, we have these options available:
Transfer Students – We begin accepting transfer students after our regular enrollment has ended. Transfer students must be enrolled in the class at the face-to-face school and have a grade to transfer in with. Transfers are not for students new to the course. We must also have an available seat in the course to accommodate the transfer request. Open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center to begin the transfer process. Be sure to include the following in your ticket:
  • student’s name
  • PowerSchool ID#
  • school name
  • transfer grade
  • course needed
  • any student details that can help the NCVPS teacher
Transfer options will remain open through midterms each semester.
OCS Enrollments – You can still enroll OCS students into your existing OCS sections. We can’t open new OCS sections for schools, though. The same is true for your NCVPS intervention courses.
Flex Learning – We have Flex Learning options available throughout the semester. Flex is designed for students who need flexible calendar options due to their particular circumstances. Visit our Flex Learning page for details on how to enroll.
Spring Enrollments – Registration is still wide open for Spring 2020!
Funding – If you use all of your allotments and still need to enroll, contact us. You can request access to NCVPS reserve funds after you’ve exhausted your allotments.
Virtual Innovators Conference
Join us at the North Carolina Virtual Innovators Conference! The NCVPS VIC2019 will bring us together to connect, share, and learn about online and digital learning. The conference is October 19, 2019, at Moore Square Middle School, beginning at 8:00 am.
News
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.
THANK YOU!
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606

 

Next Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.