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NCVPS E-lert - March 28, 2018 - Spring Edition VIII (Registration Opens Mar. 29)
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Spring 2018 Dates

Start: Jan. 29, 2018
Drop/Add: Feb. 9, 2018
Last Day: June 1, 2018

See our calendar for progress report dates. We post updates every two weeks throughout the semester. 
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We have a lot happening on March 29! Here's our calendar for Thursday:

1. Registration opens for the 2918-2019 school year.

2. Progress reports are posted in the registration system.

3. Our first session health and PE courses end.

4. It's the last day to transfer into spring classes.

See all the details below.

New Updates

Important Information

Thank you, and have a wonderful week!
RegOpenRegistration for 2018-2019 Opens March 29
NCVPS  registration for the 2018-2019 academic year will  open on Thursday, March 29. This includes Summer 2018, Fall Block 2018, Yearlong 2018-2019, and Spring Block 2019, and the early start calendars for both fall and spring.

We sent the 2018-2019 Projected Allotments from DPI's Financial and Business Services to district e-learning coordinators this week.

Your 2018-2019 updated allotment totals are now posted in the registration system.

When registration opens for March 29, all enrollments will be counted in your new allotment. 

Our 2018-2019 Course Catalog is now posted online.  

We have made a few adjustments. We now have additional offerings for early calendar. 

We hope to add two new CTE courses (Employment and  Microsoft Introduction to Computer Science).

We also have a few courses that are undergoing revisions, and they will not be offered next year.  
ArabicArabic 1 and 2 Update
Please note in our catalog for next year's classes that we are revising our Arabic courses. We will not offer Arabic 1 next year. We will offer Arabic 2 in the fall semester only, and then it will be archived for revisions.

If you have a student who needs Arabic 2, the fall semester is the only time that it will be offered.  
QMCoursesNCVPS's Math 1 and Accounting 1 Receive Quality Matters Certification 
NCVPS is pleased to announce that its Math 1 and Accounting 1 courses have both passed the rigorous Quality Matters course review! 

Quality Matters is the industry standard for online course reviews and certifications. 

We would like to give a special shout out to our  course designers and curriculum and instruction team! Outstanding!
StudentVoicesNCVPS Student Voices
Meet  TJ Samojedny! TJ appears in our Student Voices series. Taking NCVPS courses helped TJ, a student pursuing a career in architecture and design, get accepted in the NC School of Science and Math. Outstanding job, TJ! 

MeetCostonMeet NCVPS Teacher of the Year Coston Daugherty
Coston teaches standard and honors Earth and Environmental Science for NCVPS, and she serves as one of our instructional leaders for NCVPS's Teacher in Training program. 

Coston has taught in  Wilson, Pitt, and Onslow counties, and many of you know her from her NCVPS classes.

Read Coston's press release for the full details.

Congratulations again, Coston!
APTestNCVPS AP Test Code
We would like to request that ELAs contact their school's  AP testing coordinator to remind them about the NCVPS school code when students take their AP tests.

Please have students input the NCVPS code (045) into the 'Online Provider Code' found on Page 1, Item G, of the student's  AP answer sheet during administration of the exam. This will allow NCVPS to receive a copy of their May 2018 test scores for our records. These scores are needed as part of the accountability piece for NCVPS. 
SpringUpdatesSpring 2018 Updates

Remember to give students their usernames and passwords. NCVPS does not send login details to students. You can access login details for students by running an enrollment report in our registration system.  

Jan. 29 - Classes Begin
Feb. 1 - Day-3 Student Status Report Posted in the Registration System
Feb. 7 - Day-7 Student Status Report Posted in the Registration System
Feb. 9 - Last Day to Drop or Add Students
GradesGrade Reporting
  CurrentPostedGrades What Grades Are Currently Posted?

March 29  -  Progress Reports Posted in Registration System

April 5 - 1st Session Health & PE final grades posted in the registration system.

April 5 - 2nd Session Health and PE Day 3 Student Status Report posted in the registration system. 

Reporting 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.

NewCalendar2018-2019 Dates Set
We have our calendar dates set for next year. 

We are restarting our  Early  Calendar program to meet the needs of the growing number of North Carolina schools that have an early start to the school year.   We are rebranding the calendar as " Early   Start " to eliminate the "EC" confusion with the Exceptional Children's program. We will survey early start schools in the coming weeks to determine what courses they most need. Be on the lookout for that survey in a future e-lert.  

Key Dates

Summer 2018
Early Start Fall 2018
Traditional Fall 2018
Early Start Spring 2019
Traditional Spring 2019
June 18
Aug. 13
Aug. 27
Jan. 7
Jan. 28
June 29
Aug. 24
Sept. 10
Jan. 18
Feb. 8
Aug. 10
Dec. 14
Jan. 11
May 10
May 31

See our Calendar Page on the web.  
NCVPS Resources
CultureCafeNCVPS Culture Cafe

March 2018 Dates

Hanami: Japanese Cherry Blossom Viewing
When: March 19th
Time: 9:00 PM
Presenter: Logan Lampkins

Are We Engineering Away our Natural Defenses Along the NC Coast?
When: March 29th
Time: 6:00 PM
Presenter: Rachel Gittman

Indigenous Peoples: Nahua
When: March 29th
Time: 9:00 PM
Presenter:  SeƱora Odom 

TechUpdatesTech Updates
HelpDeskEmailIssuesHelp Desk Issues with Certain Emails


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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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