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PVUSD Virtual Academy Website

PICTURE DAY – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14TH 8:30AM-3:30PM AT WHS PORTABLE D7 

Order at: mylifetouch.com with Picture Day ID: EVT3H9247

THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

Principal’s Message

We want to hear your voice and use it to create plans to best support VA!
Please complete the Youth Truth Survey by 10/29/2021.

The survey needs to be completed in one sitting, we ask that one member of each household fill out the survey; if you have more than one child attending
Virtual Academy, please respond to the survey multiple times – one per child; if you write any comments, please do not include your name or anything
else that might identify you. Your responses are anonymous. 

Student Survey – Grades 3-5: ytsurvey.org/virtuales21
Parent/Guardian Survey: ytsurvey.org/pvusdfamily21

Mandatory School Assembly Elementary: Friday 10/29 at 10-11am https://meet.google.com/gqp-djre-uae?authuser=0&hs=122

Form to request School Supplies: Google Form for supplies/materials


Synchronous Learning Schedule
Mon 8:30-9 am
Tues 10:30-11 am
Wed 9:30-10 am (El Sistema Gr. 4 9:30-10:10 & Gr. 5 10:15-11:50) For more info scroll down the page. Use the link El Sistema sent you.
Thur 10:30-11 am
Fri 8:30-9 am
Use this Meet link: https://meet.google.com/jid-zknr-kpg

On July 9, 2021, the state of California passed Senate Bill 130. SB130 provides new requirements for Independent Study programs. In addition to the
weekly meeting with the Supervising Teacher, students will meet for synchronous instruction. 
“Synchronous Instruction” means classroom-style
instruction or small group between student and teacher. It’s not mandatory.

 
Important Synchronous Learning Dates:

✅Digital Citizenship 3
Monday, October 11&18 8:30 am https://meet.google.com/jid-zknr-kpg

✅Google SlidesLIVE How to do stuff
Thursday, October 14, 10:30 am https://meet.google.com/jid-zknr-kpg

✅MB Aquarium 2021 Fall Online Discovery Lab Tuesday, October 19, 9 am 

Log in at 8:55 am
Here’s the Zoom for tomorrow’s Virtual Field Trip.
Zoom Link: https://montereybayaquarium.zoom.us/j/81615236368?pwd=dUlnVE14cTVLbzk0SDlibXEyb2FDQT09
Passcode: Grennier

✅Chelsea Clinton and She Persisted authors: Bringing Real Stories to Life
Tuesday, October 19, 10-10:30 am
https://aka.ms/FLEOct19

 
✅Oct. 22nd SHARKS part 4 Live Stream 📺 Youtube LIVE
MEET:https://meet.google.com/vmf-drob-ffz All students join the Meet link on Friday.
Sharks

✅Sutter’s Fort Through Time (Capital District) Monday, October 25, 10:30-11:15 am
Join Meeting: https://ports-ca.zoom.us/j/98579328334?pwd=elFlTkNlK0szbzNmYzVoc2xPOGpuUT09

✅Bat Biosonar 🦇Yossi Yovel Thursday, October 28,11-12:00 pm
Happy Halloween! Join zoologist and biologist Yossi Yovel to celebrate bats. Students will learn about their critical importance
to ecosystems and see how Yossi’s lab develops tiny audio sensors that attach to bats to better understand biosonar. Link coming soon

If your PLP meeting falls during a Virtual Adventure, have the student attend the Virtual Adventure and the parent come to the PLP meeting.


Sown to Grow (weekly check-in):
https://www.sowntogrow.com/

 

Remind App:
How to call
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SfshDNEWLLcdZW9upFknw5Gdsskb4zP-hVBMZlIRl7s/edit?usp=sharing


 
El Sistema

4th Grade – Synchronous class: Wednesday 9:30 – 10:10 am
Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/dhk-dfcw-ezg 
Recorders

  • Books for recorders (Essential books #1)

  • Rhythm sticks

5th Grade Synchronous class: Wednesday 10:15 – 11:50 am
Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/koe-mian-ogm 
Recorders

  • Books for recorders (Essential books #1)

  • Rhythm sticks


 
GoBubble:
Go to https://gobubble.school/
Pick your role – STUDENT
Enter code: 225390
 

🎬 Media Release Form 👈

Every student must complete this form for the 2021-22 school year.

YOUTH CINEMA PROJECT – Grades 6-12
http://classroomstream.com/the-arts/youth-cinema-project/
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OUR SCHOOL’S CORE VALUES:

Netiquette

The Secret of Change is to focus all of your energy on not fighting the old, but on building the new.

Welcome to Ms. Grennier’s Virtual Academy class for 2021-2022. This promises to be an eventful year with exciting challenges and opportunities for the students of my class.

This Classroom Stream website and our Schoology Classroom hold the lessons for our class. Parents will have access to their student’s Schoology Classroom once they complete the registration process with the teacher. This requires a valid email account. Students and parents are strongly encouraged to check communications several times a day. In addition, we communicate with each other daily using Gmail, ClassDojo, Text Messaging, and Newsletters.

HOW THIS WEBSITE WORKS WITH LIVE-STREAMING CLASSES

At the top of every page of this website is the Classroom Livestream feed. Students will be able to navigate through the website in real-time while the live stream continues to play. That’s helpful to students who do not have Smart TV access at home. Bobbie Grennier

Students who do have Smart TV or device access at home should do the following: The best way for students to work in a LIVE online environment is to hook up your Smart TV or device to the classroom’s live stream on Youtube. If you have a Smart TV, Firestick, Roku, Playstation, Xbox, etc., hook it up to Youtube so your students can watch the class live stream and the prerecorded classroom videos. This frees up the student’s Chromebook to be able to do assignments along with the teacher during the LIVE class time. Also, Smart TVs and devices can access the internet, which means you can access this website on your TV as well. Many students have complained that the screen on their Chromebooks is too small to see assignments or media the teacher is sharing. The best way to overcome this issue is for students to access the material from their Smart TV or device. I realize that not every household has this option, but if you do I’d advise you to use it.

PLEASE NOTE: The Chromebooks will do fine for students to complete their assignments, and Chromebooks have a zoom function to help students as needed.


ClassDojo

ClassDojo keeps Ms. Grennier’s class rewards.  ClassDojo app. All parents/students should join ClassDojo in order to receive rewards from Ms. Grennier.

 

 

 

Communications and announcements happen in the REMIND APP – our link

Remind keeps Ms. Grennier’s 4th-Grade class in the know and connected. Communications and announcements happen in the Remind app. All parents should join Remind in order to receive classroom communications from Ms. Grennier.

Ms. Grennier’s Office hours are scheduled through appointments using Remind.

 

 

 

 

You are NOW a Member of a very different Classroom!

Students participate in this class in-person, using a Chromebook and also at home using their TV to access Ms. Grennier’s Youtube LIVE channel.

4th History

History

August 4th Grade

4th Math

Math

August 4th Grade

 

Blog Posts

Welcome 2021-22 Students!

Welcome to the Virtual Academy!  HELLO FRIENDS! Welcome to our class! ¡Bienvenida a nuestra clase! Please complete this Parent Survey August 2021 with your parents. Use the hamburger menu on the top right for my contact information and to navigate this website. Ms. Grennier Daily Student Responsibilities: Check the Weekly Planner for work they need […]

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End of Year Flipgrid

Make a video using Flipgrid and answer the following questions. Log into Flipgrid with your school email and password. Log in with Google. 🗣️ Tell me some good things about the Virtual Academy. 🛎 What was your favorite part about this school year? 🤗 Why did you like learning with your parents? Or guardians? ❤️ Tell me why other students should attend […]

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Tech for Littles

Google for Littles Coding for Littles My YouTube Channel Live Stream: https://bit.ly/2PZJjZs Current Events: May 20th 10 am Shapegrams – live-streamed on my Youtube channel https://shapegrams.com/get/ June 3rd 10 am Breakout Game Meet Past Events: PETS ON THE GO – April 15th at 10 am MEET: COPY Earth Day for Littles – April 22nd 10 am […]

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Microphone Etiquette

Community Guidelines on Microphone Etiquette for Littles Thank you to @kindrockets for this slideshow to teach littles Microphone Etiquette for our live class sessions. This class lesson is part of Digital Citizenship and counts as Technology time.

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How to Submit Work on Buzz

Here’s a quick video tutorial for littles on how to submit their creative work on Buzz.

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Flipgrid for Littles

Watch this video first! Getting started on Flipgrid for Littles Flipgrid.com Our class join codes are by grade level Kinder join code: grennierkinder First-grade code: grennierfirst Second-grade code: grenniersecond Third-grade code: grennierthird You can join the discussions and record videos using the Join Code. Students: Getting Started with Flipgrid Inside Flipgrid – How It Works

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Hello students!

Welcome to the Virtual Academy!  HELLO FRIENDS! Welcome to our class! ¡Bienvenida a nuestra clase! Please complete this Parent Survey August 2020 with your parents. Use the hamburger menu on the top rightfor my contact information and to navigate this website. Ms. Grennier Daily Student Responsibilities: Check the Weekly Planner for work they need to […]

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