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August 17, 2018

NCVPS E-lert – Fall Edition I – August 16, 2018

A K-12 online learning program newsletter from yesterday.

Fall Edition I
August 16, 2018
Greetings, everyone!
Final summer grades have been posted in our registration system.
Early start courses began on Monday, August 13. We posted today the Day-3 Student Status Report that shows which students have logged in and those who have not. If you registered students for early start courses, and they have not begun classes yet, please email their NCVPS instructors to let them know when they will start Or, if the student should have logged in already but hasn’t, then please contact the student. We will have a Day-7 report for you, also.
Traditional calendar classes begin on Monday, August 27.
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.
See the details on all these items and more below.
In This Edition
Student Course Access
Canvas Parent App
Virtual Open House
2018-2019 Updates
Grade Reporting
Calendar Check / Important Links
Live Support / Tech Updates
Previous News
Accessibility Statement
Student Course Access
Students will have access to their courses at 7 a.m. on the first day of classes.
For students registered in Early Start courses, that was Monday, August 13. For Traditional Calendar courses, that is August 27.
Many districts and charter schools have their own link for Canvas courses. Be sure your students are logging into their NCVPS courses at this URL:https://ncvps.instructure.com/login/canvas
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.
Canvas Parent App
The Canvas Parent app has a new (and easier) procedure to connect to student accounts. Students will now generate a “pairing code” that parents, advisors, and mentors will use to connect to the student accounts.
See the full details on our Canvas Parent App and Web Portal page.
Virtual Open House – Aug. 16
NCVPS invites you to its 2018 Virtual Open House.
We have one session left if you would like to attend: Thursday, August 16, 7 PM to 8 PM
See our Virtual Open House Announcement for more details and registration.
2018-2019 Updates
2018-2019 Registration Details
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.
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.
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.
Grade Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
August 16 – Final Summer Grades Posted in Registration System
August 16 – Early Start Day 3 Status Report Posted in the Registration System
What’s Next on the Schedule?
August 22 – Early Start Day-7 Status Report Posted in the 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.
Calendar Check and Important Links
Summer 2018 Dates
Start: June 18
Last Add: June 22
Last Drop: June 29
Last Day: August 10
Final Grades Posted: Aug. 16.
Fall 2018 Dates
Early Start: August 13
Early Start Drop/Add: Aug. 24
Traditional Start: Aug. 27
Traditional Drop/Add: Sept. 10
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: Mondays from12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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

 

August 13, 2018

Reminder: 2018 NCVPS Virtual Open House – August 14, 11 AM, August 16, 7PM

Note these up-coming sessions from the North Carolina Virtual Public School.

Next Stop: The North Carolina Virtual Public School’s Open House.
Tuesday, August 14, 11 AM -12 PM
 Thursday, August 16,  7 PM – 8 PM
The North Carolina Virtual Public School invites you to its 2018 Virtual Open House.
WhenTuesday, August 14, 11 AM – 12 PM or Thursday, August 16, 7 PM to 8 PM
This year we are offering two opportunities to attend the Annual Virtual Open House.  Please choose the date that works best for your schedule.
Where: The event will be hosted in an NCVPS online classroom. Details will be sent following registration.
Presenters: NCVPS staff, teachers, and students.
Topics: The presentation will include Who is NCVPS?, Teaching and Learning with NCVPS, Meet the Teacher, See the Classroom, Support All Around, and Q & As.
Audience: The NCVPS 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 NCVPS teaching and learning process.  The general public will discover what online learning is.
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North Carolina Virtual Public School, 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900, Raleigh, NC 27606

August 11, 2018

NCVPS E-lert – Summer Edition VIII – August 9, 2018

Another newsletter from earlier in the week.

Summer Edition VIII
August 9, 2018
Greetings, everyone!
Our summer classes end Friday, August 10. See the details below on final grade reports (August 16) and course extensions.
Early start courses begin Monday, August 13.
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.
See the details on all these items and more below.
In This Issue
Summer Session Ends August 10
Summer Course Extensions
Early Start Begins August 13
Workforce Ready Now in Registration
Registration Updates
Virtual Open House
2018-2019 Updates
Grade Reporting
Calendar Check / Important Links
Live Support / Tech Updates
Previous News
Accessibility Statement
Summer Session Ends August 10
The end is approaching! Classes end next Friday on August 10. Be sure to check today’s final progress report to see how your students are progressing. Final grades will be posted on August 16.
Also, see our End of Semester Tips and Reminders web page for all the details on how to successfully close out your NCVPS semester.
Summer Course Extensions
Instructional directors started granting extensions on August 8th. 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 Extensions Reference Guide for full details on the process.
If course extensions are only needed for one to two days for technology issues, illness, and similar reasons at the close of a semester, the school ELA should make that request directly with the NCVPS teacher. A course extension is not needed for a short requests like this.
Early Start Courses Begin Aug. 13
Our Early Start classes begin on Monday, August 13.
If your students are unable to start on that date, please email their NCVPS instructors. Our instructors are prepared for students to begin on different dates, but it helps them tremendously if they know when the students will begin.
Thank you!
Workforce Ready Open Enrollment
Our new Workforce Ready elective course is now posted in the registration system and open for enrollment.
Workforce Ready is an elective course that prepares students for future employment. We are excited to roll out this course!
Registration Updates
Graduated Students in the Registration System
You should no longer see graduated students on your enrollment screen. However, if you click on the Students tab, you should still see those students for historical purposes.
If you see graduated students on your enrollment screen when selecting students to enroll in a course, please open a help desk ticket with us and include a few student Powerschool ID numbers that should not be showing, and we can troubleshoot this for
you.
PowerSchool Sync
Our PowerSchool EOY sync is complete. You should see your updated rosters now.
Student Data
You will also see some programming updates in the registration system. OCS, IEP, and 504 are now mandatory fields for enrollment along with contact information. We would also like to collect AIG, LEP, and ESL data, too, but those fields are not mandatory. However, more data we have on the student, the better our teachers can support the student and personalize his or her learning.
Course Updates and Alerts
We have a Course Updates and Alerts web page that shows all of our course catalog updates for 2018-2019. See new additions to the catalog and courses that have been discontinued or have been pulled for revisions.
Virtual Open House – Aug. 14 & 16
NCVPS invites you to its 2018 Virtual Open House.
We have two dates: Tuesday, August 14, 11 AM – 12 PM or Thursday, August 16, 7 PM to 8 PM
See our Virtual Open House Announcement for more details and registration.
2018-2019 Updates
2018-2019 Registration Details
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.
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.
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.
Grade Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
August 9 – Progress Report with Anticipated EOC/CTE Scores Posted in the Registration System.
What’s Next on the Schedule?
August 16 – Final Summer Grades Posted in Registration System
August 16 – Early Start Day 3 Status Report Posted in the 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.
Calendar Check and Important Links
Summer 2018 Dates
Start: June 18
Last Add: June 22
Last Drop: June 29
Last Day: August 10
Final Grades Posted: Aug. 16.
Fall 2018 Dates
Early Start: August 13
Early Start Drop/Add: Aug. 24
Traditional Start: Aug. 27
Traditional Drop/Add: Sept. 10
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: Mondays from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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

August 4, 2018

NCVPS E-lert – Summer Edition VII – August 2, 2018

A newsletter from Thursday’s inbox.

Summer Edition VII
August 2, 2018
Greetings, everyone!
The end of our summer session is quickly approaching, our Workforce Ready course is now in the registration system, and we have our annual Open House coming up.
See all the details below!
In This Issue
Summer Session Ends August 10
Workforce Ready Now in Registration
Registration Updates
Virtual Open House
2018-2019 Updates
Grade Reporting
Calendar Check / Important Links
Live Support / Tech Updates
Previous News
Accessibility Statement
Summer Session Ends August 10
The end is approaching! Classes end next Friday on August 10. Be sure to check today’s progress report to see how your students are progressing.
Also, see our End of Semester Tips and Reminders web page for all the details on how to successfully close out your NCVPS semester.
Workforce Ready Elective Now in the Registration System
Our new Workforce Ready elective course is now posted in the registration system and open for enrollment.
Workforce Ready is an elective course that prepares students for future employment. We are excited to roll out this course!
Registration Updates
Registration System
Our PowerSchool EOY sync is complete. You should see your updated rosters now.
You will also see some programming updates in the registration system. OCS, IEP, and 504 are now mandatory fields for enrollment along with contact information. We would also like to collect AIG, LEP, and ESL data, too, but those fields are not mandatory. However, more data we have on the student, the better our teachers can support the student and personalize his or her learning.
Course Updates and Alerts
We have a Course Updates and Alerts web page that shows all of our course catalog updates for 2018-2019. See new additions to the catalog and courses that have been discontinued or have been pulled for revisions.
Virtual Open House – Aug. 14 & 16
NCVPS invites you to its 2018 Virtual Open House.
We have two dates: Tuesday, August 14, 11 AM – 12 PM or Thursday, August 16, 7 PM to 8 PM
See our Virtual Open House Announcement for more details and registration.
2018-2019 Updates
Summer Program Details
Summer school with NCVPS is a fast-paced program. An entire 18-week course is taught in just 8 weeks. Students will spend 3-5 hours each day, Mondaythrough Friday, working on their courses, and just like at a traditional school, there is often work over the weekend, too.
See our Summer School Guide for complete program details.
2018-2019 Registration Details
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.
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.
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.
Guides and Checklists
We have a number of printable guides for ELAs, students, and parents.
Grade Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
August 2 – Progress Report Posted in the Registration System.
What’s Next on the Schedule?
August 9 – Progress Report with Anticipated EOC/CTE Scores Posted in the 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.
Calendar Check and Important Links
Summer 2018 Dates
Start: June 18
Last Add: June 22
Last Drop: June 29
Last Day: August 10
Final Grades Posted: Aug. 16.
Fall 2018 Dates
Early Start: August 13
Early Start Drop/Add: Aug. 24
Traditional Start: Aug. 27
Traditional Drop/Add: Sept. 10
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: Mondays from12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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

 

July 28, 2018

NCVPS E-lert – Summer Edition VI – July 26, 2018

A newsletter from Thursday’s inbox.

Summer Edition VI
July 26, 2018
Greetings, everyone!
We have posted another progress report in our registration system today. Please check out how your students are progressing.
Also, see the details about our NCVPS Virtual Open House in August and forward the registration page to anyone who may be interested in attending.
In This Issue
Registration Updates
Virtual Open House
2018-2019 Updates
Grade Reporting
Calendar Check / Important Links
Live Support / Tech Updates
Previous News
Accessibility Statement
Registration Updates
Registration System
You will see some programming updates in the registration system to include AIG and ELL data. We hope to collect better data on the students we serve. We look forward to your feedback.
Also, our PowerSchool EOY sync is scheduled for this weekend. You should see your full rosters by Monday.
2nd Session Health
Our second-session health courses have their own Day 10 drop date, which isFridayJuly 27.
AP U.S. History
AP U.S. History will not return to our catalog for the 2018-2019 school year. The course is scheduled for revisions.
We apologize for this inconvenience, and we will keep you updated on the revision progress.
Virtual Open House – Aug. 14 & 16
NCVPS invites you to its 2018 Virtual Open House.
We have two dates: Tuesday, August 14, 11 AM – 12 PM or Thursday, August 16, 7 PM to 8 PM
See our Virtual Open House Announcement for more details and registration.
2018-2019 Updates
Summer Program Details
Summer school with NCVPS is a fast-paced program. An entire 18-week course is taught in just 8 weeks. Students will spend 3-5 hours each day, Mondaythrough Friday, working on their courses, and just like at a traditional school, there is often work over the weekend, too.
See our Summer School Guide for complete program details.
2018-2019 Registration Details
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.
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.
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.
Guides and Checklists
We have a number of printable guides for ELAs, students, and parents.
Grade Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
July 26 – Progress Report Posted in the Registration System.
What’s Next on the Schedule?
August 2 – Progress Report Posted in the 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.
Calendar Check and Important Links
Summer 2018 Dates
Start: June 18
Last Add: June 22
Last Drop: June 29
Last Day: August 10
Final Grades Posted: Aug. 16.
Fall 2018 Dates
Early Start: August 13
Early Start Drop/Add: Aug. 24
Traditional Start: Aug. 27
Traditional Drop/Add: Sept. 10
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: Mondays from12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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

 

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