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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. 

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