Parents and Online Learning

Welcome to Bay Virtual School!

As a Bay Virtual School parent, you will be able to:

Support Academic Integrity

BVS expects a full commitment to academic integrity from each BVS student.


Academic integrity is the code of conduct for turning in assignments and completing assessments in education. It includes the ethical policies of honesty and the avoidance of cheating or plagiarism. BVS expects a full commitment to academic integrity from each BVS student.


Academic integrity means:

  • Students submit their own work for assignments and assessments.
  • Students use citations to reference published work.
  • Students do not receive unauthorized assistance on assignments and assessments.
  • Students do not provide unauthorized assistance to other students.
  • Students will not misuse content from the Internet or other published source.

Parents are expected to supervise students to adhere to the rules of academic integrity.


Bay Virtual School takes the importance of original student work very seriously, because academic integrity is a fundamental value of a quality academic program where student learning takes place. As a result, BVS utilizes several plagiarism detection tools that will compare your work against the work of students in our database, as well as work found on the Internet. Failure to follow the rules of academic integrity may result in parent conferences, proctored exams, grade deductions, zeros for assignments or assessments, removal from the course, and expulsion from the program. See the BVS Student Handbook for additional details.

BVS Academic Integrity: Violations and Consequences

Level 1

Plagiarism: copying or using ideas or words (from another person, an online classmate, or an Internet or print source) and presenting them as your own; submitting another student’s work or sharing files with other students, and/or inconsistencies between written assignments and oral assessments.


Level 2

Security breaches such as: misuse of passwords, accessing another student’s account, providing access to one’s account to another student, misrepresenting oneself as another student, or illegally accessing any resources that are intended for instructional evaluation purposes, selling, soliciting, or purchasing material.


Procedure for Level 1 Violations:
1st Offense:
  • Teacher schedules phone call or conference with parent, student and school administrator.
  • Teacher advises student and parent that student must resubmit assignment(s) using his or her original ideas and work before proceeding to next assignment at the teacher’s discretion.

2nd Offense:
  • Teacher schedules phone call or conference with parent, student and school administrator.
  • Teacher advises student and parent that a “0” (F) on the assignment(s) in question will be issued. Student may be able to submit a replacement assignment for partial credit at the teacher’s discretion. If the violation occurred on an assessment, student will receive a “0” (F) with no opportunity for make-up.
  • For any inconsistencies between written assignments and oral assessments, teachers will advise student that proctored exam(s) will be required at the school office.

3rd Offense:
  • Teacher notifies BVS administration to schedule a conference with the parent, student and school administrator where the student is placed on academic probation.
  • Student is withdrawn from course with an F. Student may continue enrollment in any other active courses until completion or the end of the semester, whichever occurs first.
  • Student will lose the privilege to enroll in any additional BVS course(s) in the future.

Procedure for Level 2 Violations:
  • Teacher notifies BVS administrator to schedule a conference with the parent, student and school administrator.
  • If it is determined a student violated online security, the student will be withdrawn with a failing grade from all online courses, a discipline referral will be issued and the student will be referred to Student Services for suspension, placement in an alternative program or expulsion.
  • The student loses the privilege to enroll in any additional BVS course(s) in the future.

Communicate with Teachers

Parents will have account information that will allow them to communicate with teachers by phone, email, and/or text to answer questions about the course and your child’s academic progress. Our teachers follow the Bay District Schools’ calendar and will respond within 24 business hours. You will also have the opportunity to meet your child’s teachers at our Open House.


Bay Virtual School values parents as partners. From approving course requrests to monitoring progress, the Parent/Guardian Account allows parents to have a hadns-on approach with their student’s academic life at BVS.


With your Parent/Guardian Account you will have:

  • Access to your child’s assignments
  • Assignment and assessment results in the online grade book
  • Monthly progress reports
  • Access the course pacing chart and monitor your child’s level of assignment completion
  • Regular email updates from teachers
  • Receive information about field trips and student activities
Plan for the Future

Let MyCareerShines help you plan for your future with a one-top comprehensive resource that will help you determine the path to take after college. Set up an account and take the interest inventory assessments. MyCareerShines will help a student choose a career path and the necessary steps to take to achieve those career goals.

Parent Responsibilities

In lieu of the daily presence of a face-to-face teacher, parents should take the lead in guiding the students through the curriculum, submission of work samples, assignments, practicing FSA/EOC assimilations, online class sessions, producing projects, reviewing for quizzes and tests, as well as making sure they participate in the state tests. BVS program students who do not participate in required testing will not be allowed to enroll in Bay Virtual School for the following year.


  • Maintain contact with teachers and staff with updates to phone numbers and email address changes.
  • Participate in monthly phone contact with teachers.
  • Assist students with lessons when necessary and provide transportation to the Learning Lab for tutorial help.
  • Provide transportation to all required state and district testing.
  • Log into the parent account to monitor progress.
  • Provide a quiet learning environment conducive to a virtual school setting.
  • Monitor and maintain academic integrity.

The parent shall be responsible for their child’s school attendance as required by law in BVS weekly assignment submissions and weekly communication with teachers equate to attendance.

Resources
Bay District Schools - Home Page
Bay District Schools - Parent Portal
Bay District Schools - Calendar
Parent Resource Guide 2016-2017

Bay Digital Academy FAQs for Elementary Students