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NCVPS E-lert - August 3, 2017 - Summer Edition VII (Vendor Approval Update)
Calendar Check
2017 - 2018

Summer Dates

Start Date: Monday, June 19

Day 3 Status Report: Thursday, June 22

Last Day to Register: Friday, June 23

First Progress Report: Thursday, June 29

Last Day to Drop: Friday, June 30 

End Date: Friday, August 11

Grades Posted: Thursday, August 17

See our calendar for progress report dates. We post updates every two weeks throughout the semester. 
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Greetings, everyone! 

We have one week of summer school left! August 11 is the last day that students have access to their courses. See the note on course extensions.

A new progress report has been posted today. Check it out to see how your students are progressing.

We also have an update on the vendor course approval process, summer course extensions, and a wonderful new resource for students before their NCVPS classes begin.  

And here are the full details . . . . 

New Updates

Important Information

In addition, be sure to check out all of our tips and reminders in this week's e- lert .
VendorApprovalNCVPS No Longer Facilitates the Vendor Approval Process
Pursuant to  Session Law 2017-173 , NCVPS will no longer facilitate the Vendor Course Approval Process. 

The NCVPS Approved Vendor Course List will remain live until August 31, 2017, to help districts and schools make their own e-learning decisions. 

ExtensionsCourse Extensions for Summer Classes
It is too early for NCVPS to make course extension decisions.  The summer semester ends on August 11th.
Instructional Directors can start granting extensions on  Monday, August 7th.  The reason for this is there is still time left for students to work, and extensions are for those students who need just a little more time to finish the course.  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 this information about Course Extensions and the Course Extension process at this link. 

Of course we will work with student situations as we get closer to the end of the semester.  We want our students be successful!  What we need now is for the student to work steadily and make progress in the course.  

If course extensions are only needed for one to two days for technology issues, illness, and similar reasons at the close of a semester,  those requests should be arranged directly with the NCVPS teacher from the ELA. 

Please submit a course extension request through the Help Desk on August 7th.  

Directions are found on the link above.
PreLearningPre-Instruction Resource for NCVPS Students
Does your school start before NCVPS? We have a pre-instruction resource for each class that will give your students learning activities and prepare them for their NCVPS courses.  

Check out our Pre-Instruction Resource for NCVPS Students before NCVPS classes begin. 

SymposiumNCVPS 10-Year Anniversary Symposium
The North Carolina Virtual Public School is turning 10! We are celebrating a decade in online teaching and learning and invite you to our  10-Year Anniversary Symposium. The Symposium will bring us together to connect, share, and learn about online and digital learning. We will commemorate the past ten years and look at the future of learning.

Follow this link to register
SummerUpdatesSummer 2017 Updates

June 19: Summer Start Date

June 22: Day 3 Student Status (No-show) reports posted in the NCVPS registration system. For details on this report, visit the Day 3 and Day 7 Student Status Report quick reference guide.

June 23: Last Day to Register

June 29: First Progress Report Posted

June 30: Last Day to Drop. Some districts and summer staff at schools are on an abbreviated summer work schedule by this date. Be sure your summer students know who to contact in the district if they want to be dropped. NCVPS cannot drop students. June 30 is the last day districts and schools can drop students with no penalty for the students and no cost for the district or charter school. 

August 11: End Date

August 17: Final Grades Posted

See the student checklist at this link. Be sure to send this link to your enrolled students.

GradeReportUpdatesGrade Report Updates
Report Card
  CurrentGrades What Grades Are Currently Posted?

August 3:  Progress Report Posted in the Registration system.

August 10 Progress Report w/ Expected/Anticipated CTE Grades and Anticipated EOC Scores Posted in the Registration system.
ReportOverviewReporting Overview
See how your students are progressing! We post progress reports every two weeks in the registration system. These are unweighted grades.

Only our final grade report is a weighted grade report. 

NCVPS posts student status reports after the third and seventh days of class. These reports indicate if students have logged in or not to their NCVPS courses. These reports are early warning indicators for schools.

Fall2017UpdatesFall 2017 Updates

Don't panic if your students land the waitlist when you register them. Our instructional directors look at the waitlists daily to determine if a new section needs to be opened or if a current section needs to be expanded.

We do have a few courses operating at capacity, however.    See the list of courses at capacity here.  If a student is waitlisted in a course that is at capacity, the only way the student will move off the waistlist is   if an already enrolled student drops the course.

I mportant Dates

Start Dates 
Early Calendar: August 14
Traditional Calendar: August 28

Day 3 No-Show Report
Early Calendar: August 17
Traditional Calendar: August 31

*Find this document in the registration system. It will show which students have not logged in yet. Please contact those students. 

Day 7 No-Show Report
Early Calendar: August 23
Traditional Calendar: September 7

*Find the Day 3 and Day 7 no-show reports in our registration system (click "Reports.") These reports show which students have not logged in. Please contact them to see if they need help or if they need to be dropped.

Last Day to Drop and Add
Early Calendar: August 25
Traditional Calendar: September 11

This is the last day districts and schools can drop students with no penalty for the student and no cost for the district or charter.

See the  NCVPS Calendar Page for progress report dates. We post updates every two weeks throughout the semester. 

Program and Catalog Updates
Flex Enrollment Update

Fall enrollments for Flex will begin after the NCVPS Fall 2017 registration period ends, in mid-September.

The Flex option is not for schools that are on a different calendar than what NCVPS offers. It is for individual student situations for flex learning needs.

CTEwithOCSCTE Courses for OCS Students

NCVPS has four CTE courses that have additional resources for OCS students. If you have OCS students who need NCVPS CTE courses, please enroll them in our Career Management, Personal Finance, Principles of Business, or Marketing courses. These courses are not part of our OCS program, but they do have supports in place for OCS students.
NCVPS Resources
TechUpdatesTech Updates
HelpDeskEmailIssuesHelp Desk Issues with Certain Emails


Password Reset

If you have had your password reset through the Virtual Support Center, the new password will not expire unless you have reset it again. Occasionally, multiple people will request a student's password to be reset (i.e. the student, ELA, lab facilitator, and/or parent), so the password is reset multiple times. This, of course, causes confusion.  It's always best if only one person requests a password reset for a student. 

If you have forgotten what your password was reset to, you can look up the help desk ticket to access the new password or click on "Forgot Password" on the course login page.

Students should make sure that NCVPS teachers have their correct email addresses, and those email addresses should be confirmed in our Canvas learning management system. This will allow students to receive messages from their teachers and peers in the course forum.

Here's how to confirm student email addresses in Canvas:

Click on "settings" on your name in the upper right side of your course.
Click on "Add Email Address" under Ways to Contact on the right of screen.
Add your correct email if Canvas is not displaying your correct email.  
Click on "Register email."
Click the star next to your correct email address. 
For additional information, please see our Tech Requirements:
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