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

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 .


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