SITE 2015: March 2-6, 2015

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We hope to see you at SITE 2015 in Las Vegas this week!

Below is a list of the sessions that are categorized under the Virtual Schooling SIG. Safe travels, and we’ll see you in Vegas!

StatusTask Description
Meet weekly with each student, if possible, to review pacing and grade.
Eligibility rules normally apply to online students (this helps keep students accountable).
Earn the right to work in the library or off-site if grades are above a certain percentage (optional).
Continue to check the Student Learning Portal to monitor student progress.
Continue to encourage and motivate students.
Contact the online instructor if you have any questions or concerns.
Remind students of the importance of being on task and keeping up with their pacing guide.
Find out if any student has a midterm exam that is password protected. The password should be in the Welcome Letter or feel free to contact the online teacher for the password. We highly suggest that all tests and exams be proctored by their mentor if at all possible.
Look at your trimester/semester end date in the Student Learning Portal (when the online course ends) because it may not correlate with your school’s end date. With flexible scheduling, please choose an end date that closely aligns with your school.
Send an email to parents letting them know their student is halfway done with their online course. Remind them to review their student’s pacing guide.
StatusTask Description
Review the Michigan Virtual Extension Policy.
Email online instructors to ask for final exam passwords or check your Welcome Letter.
Start a spreadsheet of final exam passwords for easy access (helps if you have several students)
Continue to meet with each student weekly. You can reconfigure the pacing guide if necessary. Divide assignments by the number of days left to help students finish on time. Another way is to print out the 10 or 12-week pacing guide for them to follow.
Print the “21-22 Completed Gradebook Report” to view final grades. This list will populate as the instructors finalize grades.
Get an early start and sign up students for summer and/or fall courses!
QuestionsDepartmentContact
All Admissions Related QuestionsSC4 Enrollment Services Office(810) 989-5500
To Confirm Registration and/or ScheduleStudent Services Center(810) 984-3881
Questions About Textbooks and/or MaterialsSC4 Book Store(810) 989-5725 or visit SC4 Bookstore Apparel, Merchandise & Gifts
Disability Services and AccommodationsAchievement Center(810) 989-5759
Mailing College Transcripts for Transfer Credit EvaluationRegistrar's OfficeSt. Clair County Community College, Attn: Registrar, 323 Erie Street P.O. Box 5015, Port Huron, MI 48061-5015
Requests for FERPA Waiver / Authorization to Disclose Non-directory Info to ParentsCarrie BearssEmail Carrie Bearss
Consortium InvoiceSemester TypeAnticipated Invoice Date
1Semester 1 (20 weeks) 10/15/21
1Trimester 1 (13 Weeks) 10/15/21
1Semester 1 & Trimester 1 Catch-up12/10/21
2Trimester 2 (13 weeks) 1/21/22
3Semester 2 (20 weeks)3/18/22
4Trimester 3 (13 weeks) 4/22/22
5Summer7/22/22
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The Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute (MVLRI) is a non-biased organization that exists to expand Michigan’s ability to support new learning models, engage in active research to inform new policies in online and blended learning, and strengthen the state’s infrastructures for sharing best practices. MVLRI works with all online learning environments to develop the best practices for the industry as a whole.

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Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.