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 steps 1-4 right a way so you can be sure to attend your first orientation. Let's get started!

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Step 1: Log into your Microsoft 365 Account and Access Your Student Email

  • Go to http://office.evergreenvirtual.org or https://portal.office.com/
  • Sign in using your new login information
  • username is your new email (first initial, last name, last 4 digits of your school ID number, @evergreenvirtual.org EXAMPLE: Name. Charlie Brown; ID number: 12345 - email would be [email protected]) You can find the school ID number in the ParentVUE account under the student's name in the "Student Info" tab.
  • password is your birthdate in this format: 3 letter month, 2 digit day, 4 digit year EXAMPLE: birthdate is January 1, 2008 - password would be Jan012008

Step 2: Log Into Your Student Account in Canvas

To access your Canvas online school account, simply log into https://evergreenvirtual.instructure.com/ with your Microsoft 365 login username and password (see Step 1 for that information)

Once you are logged into Canvas, be sure to bookmark the page for easy access.

Step 3: Access Your Onboarding Course

Log into your Canvas account and go to "Home" or "Subjects" and click on the Onboarding Course. Here you will find copies of the slides we will go over in your live orientation sessions, the link to join the live orientation sessions, as well as links to the recordings of the live sessions (these will be added after each live session).

Step 4: Communicate With Your Engagement Coach Over the Phone

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 text not email for this initial call.


Step 5: Read the Letter from our Attendance Coordinator

Step 6: Attend All Orientations and Required Work Sessions

During your onboarding week, you will have required orientation sessions in the online school each day. You will also see online class links for other sessions such as check-ins with your Engagement Coach.

Orientations are at the following times:

9:00am Wednesday-Friday for Elementary students

10:00am Wednesday-Friday for Middle School students

11:00am Wednesday-Friday for High School Students.

Students will need to check their calendar for other sessions scheduled by their Engagement Coach.

These live orientation sessions are required for attendance. If a student is unable to attend a session, they must watch the recording and email their Engagement Coach a short summary of what the session was about.

Students can find their orientations and other sessions on their Calendar:

Or in their Calendar:

Once you click on a link from your calendar, this box pops up. You will want to click on the link in the details section to join the session.

Step 7: Sep Up Your Student Work Space

  • 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
  • Make it your own! If it won't be a distraction, add pictures, items, etc. that will make the space feel inviting.

Step 8: Using Class Connect for live sessions

You will get more training on Class Connect during orientation, but please see the image below regarding joining a session.

Once you click on the session link from your calendar or To Do list, you will be prompted to open the meeting. Simply click on the "Open Zoom Meetings" button.

Step 9: Setting up Learning Coach Observer Account

With Canvas/StrongMind, you have the opportunity to create a parent/learning coach account that will allow you to observe your student's account. This is separate from your ParentVUE account. Please click the button below for step-by-step instructions on setting up your observer account.

School Calendar

Text Opt Out

EVA staff may use texting as one of our communication methods. If you do not wish to receive text messages from EVA staff, please click the link below to fill out an opt out form.

Need Help?

Please reach out to your Engagement Coach or the Engagement and Communications Coordinator

Engagement Coaches:

K-5th grade: Ally Manley 503-347-8155

6th-8th grade: Amy Baker 541-294-6762

9th-10th grade and 11th graders with last name starting with A-J: Laura Bruland Marlow 541-751-5837

11th graders with last name starting K-Z and12th grade: Charla Graepel 541-852-6870

Engagement and Communications Coordinator:

Tiffany Folsom 541-294-0112

For technical support for your school laptop:

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