Getting Started at EVA
Most of your materials will be mailed to you and should arrive in late summer. These materials include, but are not limited to:
- Laptop with instructions for set-up
- Elementary students will receive books, manipulatives, and other materials as needed
Once you receive your computer, please follow the set-up instructions. Tech Support is available if you have any questions.
School Supply List
There are only a few supplies you may need to get as we will supply most of what the students will need each semester/year. You will need:
- Writing utensils (pencils and/or pens)
- Coloring utensils such as crayons, colored pencils, or markers
- Notebooks or notebook paper
Other recommendations (optional):
- Extra ink and paper for printer (using printer is optional so we will not replenish ink and paper)
- Highlighter (secondary students)
- Notecards (secondary students)
- Extra handwriting paper (we send a handwriting book for younger students, but once it is filled up, you may want more)
Most materials needed for assignments, experiments, etc. are provided, however they will not send more common household items such as ziplock bags, salt, 2-liter bottles, etc. Please see the materials list for each assignment ahead of time to ensure you have what is needed. If you find that you are unable to provide items your student needs, please reach out to our resource coordinator.
Once school begins, there will be live Class Connects (CC) to attend each school day. These CCs are usually scheduled between 8am and 3pm and with time for coursework between them. These are required classes and student must attend as scheduled. Attendance provides live instruction, help from the instructor, social interaction, and meets the state’s attendance requirements. Work outside of CCs may be completed at any time and allows for a flexible schedule.
Setting your time zone correctly is extremely important.
On Your computer:
- Check your time and date on the bottom right side of your screen
- In the bottom left search bar type “change the time zone”
- Make sure your time zone is set to Pacific Standard Time
Text Message Opt Out
All families have the option to opt out of text messaging – just complete this short online form.
New Student Onboarding Checklist
Welcome to EVA We are excited that you have chosen us. This checklist is your guide on what you need to complete your first week of school. It is important that you complete everything on this list by the end of your first week (onboarding week) so that you can have the strongest start possible to guarantee a successful school year. Some of these steps you can even complete before your start date. In fact, you will want to complete step 1 right a way so you can be sure to attend your first orientation on Wednesday. Let’s get started!
New Student Onboarding
Click here to set up your email
You should have received an email from Spitzer Tech giving you instructions on how to log into Office365 with your new evergreenvirtual.org email.
Be sure to check your email multiple times each day when you log into your Online School. This is one of the primary ways your teacher and other staff members will be communicating with you.
Setting up Office 365
In order to send and receive email as a student, you will need to have Office 365 downloaded on your computer. If you need help setting up Office 365, please reference this tutorial, or contact Tech Support.
Click here to access your Canvas account. Login information will have been sent to your student evergreenvirtual.org email account. Please reach out to your engagement coach with any questions.
All students at Evergreen Virtual Academy will be assigned an Engagement Coach. They will be contacting you soon if they have not already. It is very important that they speak with both the Learning Coach and Student. Please return their phone call if they leave a message. Communication with your engagement coach must be voice to voice or via text and not email for this initial call.
During your onboarding week, you will have required orientation sessions in the online school each day. You will also see online class links for work sessions or Open Office Hours in your Canvas calendar. You will not see your full schedule of live classes and your courses until after the onboarding week is over.
Elementary Students Day 1 orientation Wednesday @9am
Middle School Students Day 1 orientation Wednesday @10am
High School Students Day 1 orientation Wednesday @11am
Elementary Students Day 2 orientation Thursday @9am
Middle School Students Day 2 orientation Thursday @10am
High School Students Day 2 orientation Thursday @11am
Elementary Students Day 3 orientation Friday @9am
Middle School Students Day 3 orientation Friday @10am
High School Students Day 3 orientation Friday @11am
Required Orientation Sessions
Live orientation sessions are required for attendance. If a student is unable to attend a session, they must watch the recording and email your engagement coach a summary of the orientation.
Your student will have baseline assessments online for Reading and Math which they need to complete their first week of school. They will take these assessments again two more times during the school year.
All students must take the test with no help given by the Learning Coach or others. It is important for the teachers to see what the student knows and doesn’t know so they can best support them.
Middle and High School students will be required to attend a work session where their advisor will explain this process in detail. This guide is here for your review to reference as needed. If after the work session and reviewing this guide, you are still not sure how to submit assignments, please reach out to your advisor and they will be happy to work with you on this until you are comfortable with the process.
- Find a place with good internet connectivity
- Find a place with limited distractions
- Is there enough space for your computer and a notebook/textbook?
- Consider printing and posting your weekly schedule where you can easily see it (Elementary schedules can be found in LC account)
- Make it your own! If it won’t be a distraction, add pictures, items, etc. that will make the space feel inviting.
- Watch Setting Up Your Student Workspace: Part I – Learn where to set up the student’s desk, how to set it up and preparing the space
- Watch Setting Up Your Student Workspace: Part II – Learn what supplies to place at the desk to help keep your student focused and provide the tools they’ll need to succeed
- Watch Setting Up Your Student Workspace: Part III – Learn tips and techniques to help your student understand and meet expectations, from help boxes to getting online protocols and schedules
If you feel lost, have questions, or need assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out! We will have help sessions just for Learning Coaches during the onboarding week and throughout the school year. You can also reach out to your student’s engagement coach, teacher, or Enrollment & Engagement Assistant Manager for one on one support. We also have a Learning Coach Corner where you will have the opportunity to get more in-depth training as well as useful tips and tricks.