Weeks 1 and 2 – Access Check and Enrollment Options
Live Sessions for Middle School Students
NCVirtual knows that the transition to online learning has been hard, especially for middle school students. We are committed to providing extra support to help your middle school students be successful in their online classes.
Beginning the week of January 23rd, a group of NCVirtual teachers will begin offering live coaching sessions for middle school students. Attendance is NOT required for these live sessions; although, we hope you will encourage your students to participate. Students will be enrolled in another Canvas section in order to be able to access the zoom link for the live coaching sessions. We are sending similar communications to middle school students and parents. Here are the details:
- Session topics will be repeated throughout each week. Your students are welcome to attend multiple live sessions in the same week if they like - just know the topics will be the same.
- Your students do not have to attend a session with their teacher.
- Sessions will be recorded and students may review the recordings afterward.
Parent Contact Information
NCVirtual tasks its teachers to have regular communications with the parents or guardians of their students. However, our teachers often find the contact information in PowerSchool is not accurate. Please help our teachers find update-to-date parent contact information. Our teachers will be reaching out to you, as we rely on schools to provide that information. We are sure your school will need current parent contact information, too!
Requesting Final Grade Early for Spring Classes
We have a new two-step process for requesting final grades early for spring Standard Start classes. Our spring Standard Start courses end on May 18, 2021, and final grades will be reported on May 28. Schools can request an early May 14 reporting date. Here's the process:
Step 2: Communicate your end-date expectations to your students and our NCVirtual teachers. Do this early in the semester so that our teachers have time to adjust the pacing guides for your students.
Communication between the school, student, and teacher is essential here.
This process is for Standard Start classes only. Our Early Start classes will report on May 14, their original end date.
Funding Formula and Payment Options
If your district is near the end of its NCVPS allotment funding, you have several options.
Districts can apply to use NCVPS reserve funds. This funding is not unlimited, however. We have a $2 million reserve for all districts and charters to use once they've exhausted their allotted funds. We do have reserve funds remaining, though.
Districts can use CARES Act funding for NCVirtual enrollments. This funding can be used for spring enrollments OR used retroactively for fall classes. This would reduce your allotment usage. You can also use certain other state, local, or federal funds for enrollment.
Please remind your co-teaching teachers in the face to face schools that the ONLINE partner teacher for your students class will be contacting you to set up a welcome call as well as giving you the log-in and password for their course. They may not have access to this course until closer to the start date of the semester as the teachers are still being assigned and the sections are being created.
Once a section is created, it may take approximately 48-72 hours to get everyone assigned and ready to go. For new sections created during the drop/add period, please expect this same 48-72 hour turn-around. Thank you for your patience and partnership!