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NNCVPS E-lert - Oct. 5, 2017 - Fall Edition VII (Progress Reports Posted)
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Fall 2017 Dates

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

Progress reports are posted, and we have a number of important items for you this week.

New Updates

Important Information

In addition, be sure to check out all of our tips and reminders in this week's e- lert .
TechRequireTechnology Requirements
EarlyDoneReminder: No Early Calendar OCS Courses in Spring
If you are an early calendar school, please enroll in our traditional calendar courses. Once a teacher has been assigned to the course, please contact those teachers and let them know you are an early calendar school and when you need your students to finish. Our teachers will work with your students to modify the pacing of the course for them. Or you can let the students use the full term. All of our spring courses end on June 1, 2018.
Fall2017UpdatesFall 2017 Updates

If you need access, contact our  Virtual Support Center here

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, visit our Registration System User's Guide here

Credit Recovery : Credit recovery enrollment will remain open until November 22, 2017. Schools can continue to enroll in credit recovery courses that have open seats.   

OCS: Schools can continue to enroll in existing OCS sections throughout the semester. We cannot open new OCS sections after Sept. 12. 

1/2 Credit Health and 1/2 Credit PE Courses: Registration for our 2nd 9-week health courses will remain open until November 13, 2017. 

T ransfer Students: After Sept. 12, we will begin accepting transfers for students who meet our transfer criteria. Transfer students must already be enrolled in a traditional course at the school with an instructor AND have a grade to transfer in with. We will have more details on this next week. We are able to accept transfer students through November 22, 2017.

Open a ticket with the Virtual Support Center here: http://www.help.ncvps.org/  and include the following information with your transfer request:

1. Student's Name
2. Student's PowerSchool Number
3. Student's Email
4. Student's contact phone number
5. Student's School & District
6. Course transferring in to
7. Transfer Grade (and support plan if needed)
8. Does the student have an IEP?  Does the Student have a 504 Plan?
9. Brief reason for transfer

Flex Learning: Our Flex Learning courses help students who have a special or hardship situation. If any of the above options work for a student, you will need to use those options, but when you are out of options,  check out Flex Learning page for enrollment information.

We have several processes that schools should follow throughout the semester to help students have greater success in NCVPS courses. 

Check out our Semester Success with NCVPS page for details.

Grade Report Updates

October 5:  Progress Reports for all Classes

October 19: Day 3 Status Report for Early Calendar 2nd Session Health and 2nd Session PE Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
October 19: Final Grades for 1st Session Early Calendar Health and Early Calendar PE Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
October 19: Progress Report Posted in the NCVPS 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.

CRPhaseOUtCredit Recovery Phase Out Fall 2018
Beginning Fall 2018 - Options for Repeating a Course
  • If a student needs a flexible start/end date and a self-paced option, FLEX Learning may be the best fit for repeating the course.
  • If a student needs a set start/end date (aligning to the semester), then our Traditional option may be the best fit for repeating the course.
  • Students will receive a final grade with both the FLEX Learning and Traditional options as all parts of the course with no exempting of content will be required.
  For more information, please visit our  Flex Learning page  and our   Credit Recovery Analysis  page.
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
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CultureCafeNCVPS Culture Cafe

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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