Newnan High: Letter to parents regarding Georgia Virtual School for Fall 2021

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From Special Reports

Below is a letter to parents of Newnan High School students from Principal Dr. Chase Puckett regarding Virtual Course Offerings for the upcoming school year. It was dated April 29, 2021.

Dear Parents,

As  we plan for the 2021-22 school year, we are committed to having face to face instruction for Newnan High School students taught by Newnan High School teachers.  We will also continue to provide virtual course offerings for students through our partnership with the Georgia Virtual School for the upcoming school year.   To help us plan, a 21-22 NHS GAVS Intent Survey will be sent to students via school email this week. Students and parents who intend to participate in GAVS virtual course options for the Fall 2021 semester are asked to please complete the survey by May 7, 2021.

More information about GAVS can be found at www.gavirtualschool.org. Please note, students who are scheduled for classes through GAVS will remain enrolled as Newnan HIgh School students but will be instructed virtually by Georgia Department of Education teachers.  While students may choose to take 18 week, 16 week, 14 week, or 12 week courses, most students will choose to take 18 week courses.  All students who commit to fully virtual learning must select 4 courses for the whole semester.  This survey is to assess interest in all day virtual learning.  Other students will still have the option to take 1 or 2 blocks of GAVS along with face to face, CEC, and Dual Enrollment  course offerings.  Students should sign up for the AB courses, as each AB course completed through GAVS earns one credit.  Students and parents should consider their previous online learning experiences as well as the reliability of high speed internet access at home prior to registering for GAVS classes.  Once registered, students will be required to complete the GAVS  courses for the entire semester.  Students who fail to complete the GAVS courses will need to reach out to their counselor to request approval to return to face to face instruction at NHS for the next semester.  A commitment to virtual learning for the fall is a commitment for the entire semester.

If you are interested in participating in GAVS courses, parents and students will register through the GAVS platform beginning May 10th. Registration MUST be completed by May 14th, as GAVS courses fill up quickly. Parental permission is required and paperwork will need to be completed online through the GAVS website and then returned to the NHS counselor.  More information on how to register will be shared with students opting to participate in GAVS through the responses from the Google form survey.  The first step is to let us know you intend to register for GAVS courses through our 21-22 NHS GAVS Intent Survey that will be sent to NHS students through their school email this week.

Sincerely,

Dr. Chase Puckett

Principal, NHS

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