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MAP Testing Cancelled Today MAP Testing Rescheduled

MAP testing for students who participated in orientation today (Thursday, October 11th) has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, October 17th.  Additional information concerning testing on the 17th will go out next week.   

GOVS Math/Writing Tutoring Lab starts on Tuesday, Sept. 25! Math/Writing Lab

Do you need tutoring in math or English, but can't commit to full-time tutoring?  If so, our Math/Writing Tutoring Lab might be perfect for you.  The lab is drop-in tutoring -- you can come for the whole time, or just stay for fifteen minutes.  The lab will be at the Warren County Alternative School, which is on the campus of the Warren County Career Center.  Click on the Tutoring menu on the top of the GOVS webpage for dates & times for the lab, along with a document containing driving directions.

Required MAP Testing Measures of Academic Progress

All 9th through 12th graders must take their required MAP test

When: Thursday or Friday, September 27th or 28th

            Choose ONE test session either 9:00 or 1:00

What: Take BOTH Reading and Math tests

Where: online, at home.

Important: Check mygovs.com in the newsfeed for instructions day of testing.

Note: If you took your MAP test at orientation this school year, you do not need to retest.

Tutoring Now Available! Tutoring

Tutoring is available at no charge by request from students and/or parents. Tutoring is available through remote tutoring using Google Hangout or face-to-face tutoring in the GOVS offices or a public space such as a library. Tutoring is limited to 5 hours per student per week. Anything above 5 hours per student per week requires approval from the director of GOVS.  If you would like a tutor, please visit our website at www.mygovs.com and click on the Tutor Request link up top.  It will take you to a Google form where you can request tutoring.  Please note: a parent must sign you up for tutoring unless you are 18 and on your own. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Chuck Merk, GOVS Outreach Coordinator, at chuck.merk@mygovs.com.

Do you have questions about your hours not adding up correctly? Description Box

If so, here are some reminders, tips, and explanations that might help you to understand the changes implemented this year!

1.  Save, Save, Save!!!  There is still an automatic log out after 45 mins of inactivity but you must SAVE periodically to avoid the log out.  Saving frequently is the only way to assure you don’t lose your work OR your hours! 

2.  You can’t accumulate hours on your student home page.  You must be in one of your lessons in order to accumulate online hours. 

3.  Online and offline hours can’t overlap!  You can’t claim offline hours during a time that you were logged into VLA working on a lesson.  For instance, if you were logged into VLA working on a lesson from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., you can’t claim offline hours between those times!  Offline hours can only be approved for completing work while NOT logged into VLA.

4.  When claiming your offline activities, please use the “Description” box to describe the activity that you would like to receive credit for completing.  The hours will not be approved unless there is a description of the activity in the “Description” box.  The more detailed description of the activity, the better!

5.  You may not accumulate more than 10 hours of combined online and offline hours per day. 

Important Information Concerning Greater Ohio Virtual School Documentation Procedures Attention!

Participation at the Greater Ohio Virtual School is defined by accumulating a minimum of 25 hours of combined on-line and off-line hours per week documented by the Virtual Learning Academy Curriculum Program while completing a minimum of 5 lessons per week to accumulate the appropriate amount of credits towards a diploma.  The Greater Ohio Virtual School Week runs from Monday through Sunday evening.  Per state law, students enrolled in electronic schools are only permitted to complete a maximum of 10 hours per day of combined online and offline hours and may accumulate hours 7 days a week and 24 hours a day.  Please click the "Read More" link below to review the entire policy!

Make-up MAP Testing Today!

For today's two MAP sessions (10:00 and 1:00) visit https://test.mapnwea.org.

Session: readGOVS, Password: 8266

Session: mathGOVS, Password: 7120

Choose Growth: Reading 6+ and Growth: Math 6+

Make sure pop up blockers are turned off.

Call 513-695-2924 if the test stops on you or other technical problem.

Makeup Map Testing Today!

For today's two MAP sessions (10:00 and 1:00) visit https://test.mapnwea.org.

Session: readGOVS, Password: 3348

Session: mathGOVS, Password: 7015

Choose Growth: Reading 6+ and Growth: Math 6+

Make sure pop up blockers are turned off.

Call 513-695-2924 if the test stops on you or other technical problem.

Make-up MAP Testing Today!

For today's two MAP sessions (10:00 and 1:00) visit https://test.mapnwea.org.

Session: readGOVS, Password: 3970

Session: mathGOVS, Password: 9997

Choose Growth: Reading 6+ and Growth: Math 6+

Make sure pop up blockers are turned off.

Call 513-695-2924 if the test stops on you or other technical problem.

Makeup Map Testing Today!

For today's two MAP sessions (10:00 and 1:00) visit https://test.mapnwea.org.

Session: readGOVS, Password: 9511

Session: mathGOVS, Password: 5432

Choose Growth: Reading 6+ and Growth: Math 6+

Make sure pop up blockers are turned off.

Call 513-695-2924 if the test stops on you or other technical problem.

Make-up MAP Testing Today!

For today's two MAP sessions (10:00 and 1:00) visit https://test.mapnwea.org.

Session: readGOVS, Password: 8856

Session: mathGOVS, Password: 5636

Choose Growth: Reading 6+ and Growth: Math 6+

Make sure pop up blockers are turned off.

Call 513-695-2924 if the test stops on you or other technical problem.

Make-up MAP Testing Today!

For today's three MAP sessions (10:00, 1:00 and 5:30PM) visit https://test.mapnwea.org.

Session: readGOVS, Password: 1892

Session: mathGOVS, Password: 4384

Choose Growth: Reading 6+ and Growth: Math 6+

Make sure pop up blockers are turned off.

Call 513-695-2924 if the test stops on you or other technical problem.

Spring MAP Testing

For today's two MAP sessions (10:00 and 1:00) visit https://test.mapnwea.org.

Session: readGOVS, Password: 6504

Session: mathGOVS, Password: 3237

Choose Growth: Reading 6+ and Growth: Math 6+

Make sure pop up blockers are turned off.

Call 513-695-2924 if the test stops on you or other technical problem.

Today! Spring MAP Testing

For today's two MAP sessions (10:00 and 1:00) visit https://test.mapnwea.org.

Session: readGOVS, Password: 4897

Session: mathGOVS, Password: 3461

Choose Growth: Reading 6+ and Growth: Math 6+

Make sure pop up blockers are turned off.

Call 513-695-2924 if the test stops on you or other technical problem.

 

All 9-12th grade students need to take the Spring MAP test. This test can be done from HOME online. You may choose ONE session from EITHER Monday, May 7th or Tuesday, May 8th. There will be a 10:00 and a 1:00 session offered on both days. You will take a reading and math test at the same time.

Please check your mygovs student gmail account for instructions. Revisit the website, mygovs.com the morning of the test session to find updated passwords.

Call 513-695-2924 with any questions.

*If you have been contacted about alternate testing please defer to prior instructions.

GRADUATION INFORMATION FOR SENIORS Graduation 2018

As we approach the end of the 2017-2018 school year, we would like to share some important information.

Special Case MAP Testing

If you were instructed to test in MAP today, visit https://test.mapnwea.org. You will take Reading and Math.

Reading Session: gradread

Password: 6494

Math Session: gradmath

Password: 5318

Check mygovs gmail account for troubleshooting. Call 513-695-2924 with any questions.

GOVS Mathlab Cancelled Today (Tuesday, March 20th) Mathlab Cancelled

Mathlab will not take place today (Tuesday, March 20th)  but will resume on Thursday, March 22nd from 2-4PM at the Warren County Educational Service Center.  Don't forget to check out the new GOVS Math Videos under "Videos" on the www.mygovs.com home page if you need imediate help with your math classes!

New Student Make-up Map Test

If you missed the Make-up MAP test you were instructed to take or you did not finish, please visit https://test.mapnwea.org

Reading:

Session: ultra2565

Password: 8422

Math:

Session: bread494

Password: 2306

Call 513-695-2924 with any questions.

New Student MAP testing

If you were instructed to take the MAP test today, go to https://test.mapnwea.org. Check your mygovs gmail account for further instructions. Updated user names and passwords:

Reading: 030818read, password: 3571 pick growth:reading6+ test

Math: 030818math, password: 1129 pick growth:math6+test

Call 513-695-2924 with any questions.

Make-up Map Test

For students instructed to take MAP test today, visit https://test.mapnwea.org. Your password for Reading is 4697. Password for Math is 9526. Check your mygovs gmail account to find your test session name. Call 513-695-2924 with any problems.

Greater Ohio Virtual School Office

The Greater Ohio Virtual School office will be open on January 12, 2018 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. The office will close early due to inclement weather.  The end of course exam that was scheduled for 1 p.m. has been canceled.

GOVS OFFICE Closed Today Attention!

Due to inclement weather, the Greater Ohio Virtual School OFFICE is closed today (Monday, January 8th).  Students are still required to log on and complete their five hours of coursework.  

Job Opportunity! Great Wolf Lodge

Looking for a job to start the new year?  Check out the Great Wolf Lodge Job Fair on January, 8th, 9th, and 10th!  

Monday, November 27th Make-up MAP Test

Today's Make-up MAP reading password is 2873. The Math password is 9025. Visit https://test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Check your mygovs gmail account for session names. Call 513-695-2924 with any questions.

Tuesday November 28th Make-up MAP Test

Today's Make-up MAP Reading password is 6293. The Math password is 5851. There is only a 10:00 session. Visit https://test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Check your student mygovs gmail account for your session name. Call-513-695-2924 with questions.

Monday, November 20th Make-up MAP Testing

Today's MAP Reading password is 2266. The Math Password is 3313. Visit https://test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Check your mygovs gmail account for your Session Name. Call 513-695-2924 for help.

Thanksgiving Break Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Break for GOVS students will take place from 11/22-11/24.  Students are not responsible for completing units or hours on those dates, although breaks are often a good time to work ahead or catch up if necessary.  In addition, the GOVS office will be closed at 10:30am on 11/21 through the following weekend. Have a wonderful holiday!

Monday, November 13th Make-up MAP Test

Today's Make-up MAP password for Reading is 2074. The password for Math is 7594. Visit https://www.test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Check your mygovs student gmail account for your test session name. Call 513-695-2924 with any questions.

Wednesday MAP Make-up Test

There is a 10:00 a.m. Make-up MAP session today. The Reading password is 7733. The Math password is 4567. Visit https://test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Check your mygovs.com student gmail account for your session name. Call 513-695-2924.

Tuesday MAP Make-ups

Today's Make-up MAP Reading password is 6395. The Math password is 8144. Visit https://test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Check your mygovs student gmail account to find your session name. Call 513-695-2924 with any questions.

Monday, November 6th Make-up MAP Testing

Today's MAP Make-up Reading password is 6740. The Math password is 2846. Visit https://test.mapnwea.org to access test. Find the session name in your mygovs student gmail account. Call 513-695-2924 for with any questions.

 

Thursday, November 2nd, Make-up MAP Test

Today's Make-up Reading password is 7530. The Math password is 8480. Visit https://test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Check your student mygovs gmail account for session names. Call 513-695-2924 for questions.

All others disregard.

Tuesday, October 31st Make-up MAP Test

Today's Make-up MAP password for Reading is 1785. The Math password is 9867. Visit http://test.mapnwea.org to access the tests. Check your mygovs gmail account for the sessions. Call 513-695-2924 for help.

All others disregard.

Monday, October 30th Make-up MAP test

Today, Monday October 30th Make-up Reading password is 6422. The Math password is 4427. 10:00 and 1:00 sessions available. Visit http://test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Go to your mygovs gmail account or your VLA message to see the session names. Call 513-695-2924 for help.

All others disregard.

Thursday, October 26 MAP Make-up

Today, Thursday October 26th Make-up MAP password for Reading is 6326. The Math password is 4766. Those that need to test visit https://test.mapnwea.org to test. Check your student mygovs gmail account for the session codes and further instuructions.

All others disregard.

Monday, October 23 Make-up MAP Test

Today, Monday October 23rd, Make-up MAP Reading Password is 7133. The Math Password is 3186.

All others disregard.

 

Link to test site:  https://test.mapnwea.org/

Winter Break Schedule! Holidays

Just a reminder!  There will be no class on December 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, and January 1st and 2nd.  The Greater Ohio Virtual School OFFICE will close at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 21st and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3rd.  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Enjoy and have a safe holiday season!

Welcome Back Packet 2018-2019 Welcome Back

Welcome Back Packets for the 2018-2019 school year are available by clicking on the link below.  If you are a planning to return to the Greater Ohio Virtual School during the 2018-2019 school year please download the required forms and return them to our office by July 20th. Completed packets may be returned in person to our office, mailed to our office via the mailing address below, or scanned and emailed to govs@warrencountyesc.com 

 

Welcome Back Packet 2018-2019 

http://www.mygovs.com/docs/district/welcome%20back%20packet%202018-2019.pdf?id=1870

 

Mailing Address:

Greater Ohio Virtual School

1879 Deerfield Road

Lebanon, Ohio 45036

*  If you would like to have the Welcome Back Packet mailed to you, please click on the following link https://goo.gl/forms/WO6mX4v5i6oDB6eY2 to provide your mailing address.

Tuesday MAP Make-ups

The Reading password for Tuesday October 24th is 8515. The Math password is 9604.

Use the link https://test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Students that have not tested should check your mygovs gmail account for your session code.

All others disregard.

GOVS OFFICE Closed Today (Wednesday, March 21st) Closed Tuesday, March 21st

Due to inclement weather the GOVS office will be closed today (Wednesday, March 21st).  Current GOVS students are still required to log on and complete coursework today.  The Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (O.E.L.P.A.) scheduled for today will be re-scheduled for next Wednesday, March 28th at 9:00 a.m.  

State Required End-of-Course Testing to Begin in April Testing

The State of Ohio requires End-of-Course (EOC) testing for students in Grades 7 – 12.  Required tests for individual students have been sent through the OneCall system and are also available by clicking on Resources-->Test Schedule and entering a four digit student ID number (found on Student ID cards).

Students will NOT be assigned a specific day/time to test, but will instead choose test dates, times and locations that work best from the options within this article (click on "...Read More").  There is no need to register for a test session. Simply show up at the session of your choosing.  Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the session begins. 

Please email Jerry Gasper, District Test Coordinator, with questions regarding your required testing. Jerry.Gasper@warrencountyesc.com

IMPORTANT REMINDER!  Students who fail to participate in required testing 2 years in a row will not be allowed to attend any online school in Ohio.  This means that you will be withdrawn from the Greater Ohio Virtual School after the 2017-2018 school year and will be required to enroll in your district of residence if you do not attend and take ALL of your required State Testing assignments.  You will not be permitted to attend any Electronic School/Virtual School in the State of Ohio.  Ohio Revised Code 3314.26 was discussed in our Orientation Classes upon enrollment in the Greater Ohio Virtual School. 

One Miami Admission Days Flyer

Miami University and its regional campuses will be hosting two upcoming events for students to explore their opportunities for attaining a Miami degree.  Students will meet with admission representatives from Miami's Oxford, Hamilton, and Middletown campuses and learn more about admission requirements and next steps for applying to each campus.  Prospective high school, non-traditional, and transfer students and their families are welcome to attend. Attendees will also receive an application fee waiver.
 

Make-up MAP

Today's Make-up MAP, for those instructed, for Reading the password is 4571. The Math password is 9207. Visit https://test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Check your mygovs gmail account for the session name. Call 513-695-2924 with any problems.

Important End-of-Year Information School's Out
Congratulations to recent GOVS Graduate Alexandra Swayne! Recent GOVS Grad to compete in gold tournament!

Everyone here at the Greater Ohio Virtual School will be rooting for you! Click on the link below to hear Alexandra speaking with Lance McCalister on 700 WLW about competing in her first professional golf event!  

https://700wlw.iheart.com/featured/lance-mcalister/content/2018-06-27-podcast-local-golfer-alexandra-swayne-plays-1st-pro-event-friday/#.WzYxba51pnI.email

Free College! College Credit Plus Information Meeting College Credit Plus

Free College! Come to the College Credit Plus information meeting, Thursday January 18th, at 5:00 p.m., at the Main Office to find out how you can earn college credit while fulfilling high school requirements.

GOVS Math Videos Now Available! GOVS Math Videos

In addition to tutoring and the new GOVS Mathlab on Tuesdays and Thursdays, there are now instructional videos available for Intervention Math, Integrated Math 1, Integrated Math 2, Integrated Math 3, Basic Algebra 1, Basic Algebra 2, College Algebra 1, and College Algebra 2.  These videos can be found under the Videos Tab on the Greater Ohio Virtual School home page.  Once you click on a class, you will be directed to instructional videos for each lesson in the class.  Most of the videos are around 5 minutes in length and contain explanations of the concept being taught along with sample problems.  This can be a great resource for students who need a little extra help with their math class!  Check it out! 

Summer Hours Summer Hours

The Greater Ohio Virtual School Office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until July 27th.

Top Ten Final Incentive Plan Winners! Congratulations!

Students who have fulfilled the weekly lesson completion requirement of 5 lessons per week for the entire year Have been placed into a raffle for a $100 gift card to Target. Here are our top ten winners! Thanks for all your hard work throughout the year!

The winners are:

Chloeona Allen

Kaleb Staples

Kristen Bishop

Kobe Phillips

Jacob Gillum

Esther Stookey

Sydney Keating

Katy Deffinger

LeAnne McBeath

Zoe Young

 

April Incentive Winners! Great Job!

Students who have fulfilled the weekly lesson completion requirement of 5 lessons per week for the entire month are placed into a raffle for a $25 gift card to Target. Six winners are selected each month.  Here are the winners for April! Great Job GOVS students!

 

Kierra Saltsman

Payton Sonny

Dillion Ivey

Braydon Deffinger

Jessica Cramer

Dakota Bowling

 

Congratulations!  

GOVS Mathlab Continues in February! Mathlab!

GOVS Mathlab

Mathlab is a drop-in assistance program offered to GOVS mathematics students. Mathlab hours will be each Tuesday and Thursday, from 2:00 – 4:00, on the GOVS campus. 

 

 

Vocational School Information-Attn: 10th Grade Students School

Interested in attending a vocational school next year?  Find information on local vocational school tours, open houses and applications.  

Looking for a new Electronic School for the 2018-2019 School Year? GOVS Graduation!

The Greater Ohio Virtual School is now accepting applications! 

Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Award Recipient Representative Scott Lipps, GOVS Franklin B. Walter Award Recipient Ryan Wieters, GOVS Teacher Erin Edgren, State Senator Steve Wilson

Congratulations to Greater Ohio Virtual School Student Ryan Wieters for receiving the Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Award.