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Announcement

Parents and PVA Students,
The decision has been made that Pirate Virtual Academy (PVA) will no longer be available AFTER the 2020-2021 academic year.  Pirate Virtual Academy was created out of necessity due to the global pandemic and the many restrictions and worries that were brought on by COVID-19.  PVA was never meant to be a long-term program that would allow students to work virtually for the entirety of their high school careers.

It is the expressed opinion of Hannibal Public Schools that the best learning takes place within the confines of our buildings and classrooms.  Our school district has worked tirelessly to create a safe learning environment for each and every student, and no on-line program can mimic those educational and social benefits that are imperative to personal growth.

Hannibal Public Schools realizes the dangers that COVID-19 still presents to members of our school community.  An appeal process will be made available prior to next school year for those families with a severe medical, or other, need within your home that may require your student to remain 100% on-line.

Again, Pirate Virtual Academy will not be available AFTER this school year and an appeal process will be made available at a later date.



Thank you

The Pirate Virtual Academy will include: 

● A full course schedule for all students 
● Instruction, class assignments, and/or learning activities provided on our Edgenuity Virtual platform 
● Grading & assessment practices consistent with in-person learning 
● Younger students will need support at home to participate 

Click here to view the video: Using Pathblazer Remotely (Grades K-5)

Click here to view the video: Edgenuity (Grades 6-12) Password is: 0f=n2!D6


Contact Information
HHS PVA Admin -- Jake Greving  
HHS PVA Instructor -- Craig Altheide
HMS PVA Admin -- Stephanie Utterback
HMS PVA Instructor -- Heidi Tamerius
Elementary PVA Instructor -- Tracy Murphy
PVA SPED Instructor -- Britnee Sawyer

Hannibal High School -- (573) 221-2733

Hannibal Middle School -- (573) 221-5840

Elementary PVA Handbook

HMS PVA Handbook

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Pirate Virtual Academy 2020-2021 Second Semester 

High School

Welcome to the second semester of Pirate Virtual Academy (PVA)!!! Some of you may be returning and some may be new to the program.  Before getting into some of the details of the program it is important to reiterate the expectations of every PVA student. 

**Semester 2 ends on May 27th at 3:00pm**


PVA Expectations:

Check your email every single day. (This is for parents as well, make sure email address is accurate in SISK12, progress reports sent weekly)

Check the HHS PVA Google classroom every single day. (Code: 5d3iwco)

Spend a minimum of 5 hours per day (25 total hours per week) on academics.  (does not include weekends and holiday breaks)

Maintain progress in ALL assigned courses and adhere to target dates. Working ahead is encouraged.

PVA Points of Contact: 

Mr. Greving: Pirate Virtual Academy Administrator 

Mr. Craig Altheide: PVA Instructor 

Mr. Altheide will be overseeing the daily progress of each PVA student. Mr Altheide will ensure that proper communication is maintained with students, parents, teachers, school counselors, and PVA Admin. Most communication will come via email and Google Classroom.  Please make sure your email and contact information is accurate. 
 

Course Assignments:

Each student will be assigned FOUR CLASSES to start the second semester.  The expectation is that those four classes will be completed by the end of the 3rd quarter (March 26th).  At that time, the REMAINING FOUR CLASSES will be loaded for completion by the end of the semester (May 27th).  
 

Log-In instructions for Edgenuity:

https://auth.edgenuity.com/Login/Login/Student 

 
  --Click "Log-in" (yellow tab at the top)

  --Click Student log-in


Username: (full email address)
Password: (same as school password)

If you are new to the program, once you are logged in you will be required to watch a video that helps you navigate the program.  After that, you will be free to get started.

If a student has a content specific question for one of the assigned classes you can contact the following: 

English:  Ms. Broughton 

Math:  Mr. Lovelace 

Social Studies:  Mr. Coniglio 

Science: Ms. Carmitchel 

Spanish: Mrs. Farabee 

French:  Mrs. Sternke 

Mr. Altheide handles the majority of the daily grading. Please contact him if you do have specific questions and he can also contact any specific teachers you may request to speak with. 

Probationary Period:  The first two weeks of the semester will be considered probationary.  Progress will be monitored closely each school day.  Each student will be evaluated on February 5th. At that time, HHS reserves the right to pull a student back to in-person learning if significant deficiencies exist.

Grades Explained: Grading scale is the same as used in Hannibal High School

Overall Grade - The grade you have earned on the work submitted so far in the course. 

Actual Grade - The grade on the work you have submitted, adjusted down if you are behind in progress.

Relative Grade -  The grade you earn if all unfinished assignments, quizzes, tests, and exams are given a 0%.  The relative grade is important when  calculating the grade at the end of the semester if the course is not completed.

Grade Weights:  (some exceptions apply)

Quizzes:       30% 
Tests:            35%
Exams:         10%
Remaining:  25% is figured through assignments, essays, projects, etc.

Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Questions regarding accommodations and modifications need to be directed to the student’s case manager.  Courses are modified to fit the specific needs of the individual student.

Plagiarism/Cheating:  Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else’s work and passing it off as your own.  Plagiarism is also known as copying, stealing, cheating, and theft.  Any form of cheating will not be tolerated and you will receive a 0% for the activity. Two incidents of cheating in the same class will result in being removed from the class with a failing grade.

**Any profane or vulgar language will not be tolerated. If this happens, you will receive a 0% for the activity. On the second offence, you will be removed from the class with a failing grade (no exceptions)**

Foreign Language Translator: Blatant use of a translator app is unacceptable.  The foreign language teachers grading your work know exactly what you should know in regards to your foreign language abilities. Obvious use of a translator app will be treated the same as plagiarism/cheating and students will receive a 0% for the activity. 

AED/PSG:  Academic Extended Day and Persistence to Success and Graduation are available to all PVA students. AED is available Mon-Thur from 2:45-4:00pm. You must be here by 2:45pm to be admitted.  PSG takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 - 5:30 and takes place in Ms. Gamble’s classroom (Annex 104). Please communicate with Ms. Gamble if you wish to attend.

Graduating Seniors:  The semester for graduating seniors will end on May 21st. All courses must be completed by then in order for you to participate in Senior Week activities.  Graduation is scheduled for May 27, 2021. 

Snow Days:  PVA students are still expected to put in the time on their courses if school is canceled due to inclement weather.
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