Online Welcome Call!Please:1. Make sure you signed in with STUDENT’S First Name, Last initial, and Caand class they are in - Ex. Mary B (Spanish 1) Leave session andcome back in if you didn’t do this. :)2. Go to the Tool bar on the top and Choose:Tools - Audio -Audio Setup Wizard and follow the instructions given.3. If you need help. Click on the Hand icon and type your questionsin the chat box.
This is your welcome call! We will be going over important information for BOTH parent and student.Are both student AND parent here?
During this presentation we will give you some information about SCVS and the course, and answer any questions that you may have.Please hold questions until the end. :)
Communication:It is very important that students andparents keep an open line ofcommunication with their instructors.Please make sure that you check youre-mail on a regular basis. If you callyour instructor and get his/hervoicemail, please don’t hang up.
Virtual School Expectations:Students are expected to:1. Check their Virtual School Email DAILY for important information and updates from their teachers. Note any important dates or information and communicate it to parents.2. Work on their lessons INDEPENDENTLY during their Scheduled Virtual course time.3. Stay on pace and finish assignments outside of class if necessary. 5
The Role of the teacher in Virtual SchoolYour teacher is to help you:* Understand the content AFTER you have reviewed the information thoroughly, taken notes, completed all of the practice activities, studied, and made an attempt at submitting the assessments. THEN, if you still have questions you will schedule a tutoring appointment with your teachers for additional help.* Stay on pace and complete the course in the required time frame.* Communicate the student’s progress to the Student, Parents, Guidance counselor, and administration (if necessary). 6
Communication:If you need to contact your instructor you can:1. CALL or TEXT their contact phone number:Make sure you leave your first and last name, course you are calling about, the best phone number to reach you, and a brief message. Your instructor will return your call as quickly as possible. Your instructor will return your calls and reply to e-mails within 24 hours Monday-Friday.2. EMAIL your teacher through EITHER your Virtual School Dashboard (for general questions) OR through your course (for questions about the CONTENT of your course)3. SCHEDULE an appointment for tutoring, monthly calls, and Discussion Based Exam (DBAs)
28 Day Grace Period: After you are activated into the course you should get started immediately. The first 28 days are considered a “test drive”. This enables the student/parent to make sure this is the right learning environment for the student.
During the grace period - It is very important that the student stay on or ahead of pace and that they have a passing grade in the course. We want to make sure that the students are learning, succeeding, and enjoying this academic environment.Please print the pace chart for each course youare taking. These can be found in the “course information” tab in each course.
Students that are not making sufficient progress during the grace period may be withdrawn with no grade and placed in another course.Please contact your instructor with any questions, concerns, or problems that you have during your grace period
Students should be submitting work on a weekly basis. If you are unable to submit work for any reason (vacation, illness, family matter, etc.) please contact your instructor so they are aware of the situation
The traditional pace is set up to finish each segment in 16 weeks. The accelerated pace is set up to finish each segment in 8 weeks.
Monthly Calls:Each month, the student andparent must complete a monthlycall with their instructor for eachcourse they are taking.
During this call we will discuss the student’s success in the course. The instructor will go over the student’s grade, pace, and progress. Please discuss any concerns or questions you may have with your instructor.
Academic Integrity Policy:Academic Integrity means... *Your work on each assignment will be completely your own *Your collaboration with another classmate on any assignment will be pre-approved by your instructor
*You will not practice plagiarism in any form *You will not allow others to copy your work *You will not misuse content from the Internet Please read the detailed Academic Integrity Policy under the course information tab
Discussion Based Assessments (DBA)/Oral Exams:These assessments are done with your instructor on the phone. Please make an appointment, call, or e-mail your instructor when you get to this type of assessment. They are REQUIRED and must be completed BEFORE taking the module exam.
During the DBA:Your instructor will talk with you about the content that you learned in the module. Please make sure that you have completed all the assignments in the module before doing this assessment.
It is the student’s responsibility to contact their instructor when they are ready to complete this type of assessment The student should NOT move on to the next module until the DBA has been successfully completed (unless instructed by the teacher)