Welcome to online class!

Please read over these course policies and then let's do our required welcome call.  Text me and we will figure out a time for the call that works best for you.



Sarah Coyle, M. Ed   scoyle@orved.org

 Office Hours:  Mon-Thurs.  4-6pm

 503-560-2107 Text me any time of day- I will call you back.


Attendance Policy: 

ORVED requires students check in 2 times a week for attendance in GENIUS.  

A check-in means there has been a 2-way communication- the check-in button, a phone call, course message, email or text- in which the student provides a specific course update.

Missing 4 check-ins in a row (equal to 2 weeks of attendance) results in a 10-day drop from the course without further notice.


Coursework Policies:

  • Work is graded according to your due dates.  I will enter 0's for any missing work, but this work can still be completed for full credit at any time during the course.
  • Pre-Tests, Collaboration Assignments, and Class Discussions are closed. Skip those instructions.
  • Be sure to set your Google Docs to share/edit with me (scoyle@orved.org) so I can open the files on my end and give you credit for your work.  If I am unable to open a file, I will temporarily set the grade to 0 to get your attention.
  • Not a requirement, but I strongly suggest keeping a notebook for this class to stay organized, take handwritten notes as you work through all the links in the lessons, and use on quizzes and DBAs.
  • Online Quizzes can re-take as often as needed.  These are 'open-book' so students can go back through the lessons as needed.
  • Written Assignments can be replaced by written notes (US History) or Travel Journal (World History) for up to 70% credit each
  • Be sure to read the feedback I leave to understand the grades you have earned. (click on the grade) You can improve any work at any time for up to full credit.  
  • Plagiarism is not accepted.  You must complete all work in your own “voice” every time.  NO copy-paste. Any research, including images, must be cited in the assignment.
  • Final Exam = students at an 80% or above after all required coursework is complete may be exempted from the Final Exam.

You can do this!                                                                        

  • Stay on pace- keep up with due dates.

  • Be organized- have a system for saving your files.

  • Submit your best-effort work.

  • Communicate with me as needed.

Please contact me right away if you have a question or concern about anything.

That’s what I’m here for!  See you online, Mrs. Coyle