Districts and Charter Schools,
Please forward this E-lert to your school-level stakeholders. We often have enrollment information for counselors, grades for data managers, tips for lab facilitators, announcements for testing coordinators, and strategies for school leaders, all of whom support your district's and school's e-learning efforts. If you are having difficulty viewing this email, you may view it as a web page here.
NCVPS E-lert - June 1, 2017 - Summer Edition I (Classes Start June 19)
Last Day of Classes
Early Calendar: May 5
Traditional Calendar: May 26
Final Grades Posted
Early Calendar: May 11
Traditional Calendar: June 1
2017 - 2018
Registration Opens: April 3
Summer School: June 18
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Spring is a wrap, and the opening of our summer session is in sight. Summer registration is still underway and will continue until June 23, our fifth day of summer classes.
Please check out the details below.
In addition, be sure to check out all of our tips and reminders in this week's e-
|Spring is a wrap! Follow this link to see the details on NCVPS's final grade report.
A few things to keep in mind:
1. Schools must average in final exams for EOC/CTE/NCFE courses.
2. Credit recovery and OCS classes do not report final grades. You will see a "NULL" grade in the final grade column.
3. Late drops will show a "NULL" grade in the final grade column.
4. If you've made arrangements for a short extension, be sure to check the teacher comments for the status of that extension.
5. SAT and ACT Prep do not have a final exam due to the two-part nature of those courses.
6. If you have students enrolled in flex courses that are extending into summer, the NCVPS teacher will keep you up to date on the student's progress.
|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.
|Summer 2017 Updates
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, Monday through Friday, working on their courses, and just like at a traditional school, there is often work over the weekend, too. Students must have daily access to the internet for the duration of summer school. There are no exceptions made for students who attend camps or go on vacations where they do not have access to the internet.
Due to the workload, we recommend that students only take one NCVPS course over the summer, especially if the student has not had an online course before. Students are much more successful in our summer program if they only take one course.
Students can work on our courses any time during the day or night, 24/7. They just need to pay close attention to the due dates for the assignments, tests, and quizzes. Students can also work from any location as long as they have access to their classes for 3-5 hours a day.
Summer 2017 come from your NEW allotment totals for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.
Summer Contact Information
NCVPS needs the contact information for each school that registers students for Summer 17 classes. Students will need to know who the contact is, as well. Students can drop through our 10th day of class, and they need to know who to contact at the school or at the district level so that they can be dropped. Districts may elect to have just one contact for the entire district over the summer.
Presently, you may not have any students enrolled in NCVPS summer courses, but if your school does enroll students in the coming weeks for Summer 2017, we will need this information.
If districts have their school-level ELA contact information in an Excel document, they can copy and paste that into the contact box on the link above.
Start Date: Monday, June 19
Last Day to Register: Friday, June 23
Last Day to Drop: Friday, June 30 -
Some districts are on an abbreviated
schedule for staff by this date. Be sure your
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 student and no cost for the district or charter.
End Date: Friday, August 11
Grades Posted: Thursday, August 15
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.
|Grade Report Updates
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
Traditional Final Grades w/ Anticipated EOC/CTE Scores Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
What's Next on the Schedule?
June 21: Summer School Day 3 Status Report
See how your students are progressing! We post progress reports every two weeks in the registration system. These are unweighted grades.
Final Grade Report
Only our final grade report is a weighted grade report.
Student Status (No-Show) Reports
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.
Additional Grade Reporting Resources
Google Chromebooks are currently supported for NCVPS Courses.
Google Chromebook and Chrome OS are possible options for you to consider to support your learning at NCVPS. While NCVPS learning environments are fully compatible with Google Chromebooks, some third party content within your courses may not yet be updated to meet the requirements set forth within the Chrome Operating System. If you experience an interruption in your learning, please open a help desk ticket at
and we will make reasonable accommodations to support your learning experience.
Support Center Tickets in Canvas
Students are able to open a help ticket with our Virtual Support Center when they are logged into Canvas.
When "Page Not Found" appears users should open a Virtual Support tickets by clicking on the ? Help button then clicking on "Enter a NCVPS Help Desk Ticket."
If you have had your password reset, the new password will not expire unless you have reset it. 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".
When requesting help regarding a course it always easier for tech support to respond quickly if we have the specific section name, for example:
Opening a Ticket with the Virtual Support Center
When opening a ticket with the virtual support center, please always include the following:
- Student's first & last name
- PowerSchool ID number (This will help ensure we have the correct student)
- School name (full name, i.e. Eastern Mills High School, not EMHS)
- Course name - if the student is already enrolled, include specific section, i.e. CourseSec01Sum16.
If you need a new student account for a student who is new to PowerSchool (not just transferring schools), include the following:
- Your full school name (i.e. Eastern Mills High School, not EMHS)
- The student's first and last name
- The student's PowerSchool ID number
- The student's email address
- The student's phone number (the contact number this will be in PowerSchool)
- Does the student have an IEP? Yes/No
- Does the student have a 504 Plan? Yes/No
Replying to a Support Center Ticket
After you submit a ticket to the Virtual Support Center, you will receive a ticket confirmation and resolution via email. To expedite your resolution, please do not reply to the email. The email will have a link in it for your response. Please click on that link (see below).
This will put the ticket right back in the queue of the person who is working on your ticket. If you reply to the email, then that will have to be manually put into the ticket, and that can delay the process by several hours.
Student Email Confirmations 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.
JAVA, Flash, and Browser Updates
Please update your Java to Version Java 8, Update 131.
The Chrome Browser has had a recent update:
Please update your Chrome browser to the latest version Version 58.0.3029.96
To update Google Chrome:
- On your computer, open Chrome
- At the top right, click More
- Click Settings
- Click About
Bookmark NCVPS Login Pages
Many students visit our homepage to log in to their courses. It is a best practice to bookmark the actual login pages for Canvas. Please have students and lab facilitators bookmark the following page:
In addition, many school administrators visit our homepage to log in to our registration system or Virtual Support Center. Please bookmark both of these pages in your web browser:
NCVPS offers over 150 different courses, including advanced placement, electives, traditional, honors, core, STEM, occupational course of study, and credit recovery courses.
Vendor Approved Courses
In addition to NCVPS courses, North Carolina public schools also have a list of approved third-party vendor courses that they may choose from for virtual classes. Please follow this link to see the list of approved vendor courses. More on the vendor approval process can be found here.
Here are the newest approved vendor courses: (Course Title - Vendor)
Math 1 (Revision -- New Standards) -
Middle School Fitness Grade 6 -
World History -