OVS High School Newsletter

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Updated OVS Important Dates

Please see the link below for a list of updated OVS important dates. This is not an exhaustive list, and it is subject to change. Please continue to check the newsletter for important updates. While you are looking at the list, check out our website! We plan to begin utilizing it more as the year progresses.


OVS Important Dates

From the desk of Dr. Loewenstein




This contains information for optional, IN PERSON SUPPORT SESSIONS for High School Students starting Thursdays this week.


Here is the link to sign up for in person learning on Thursdays. You must sign up by 3pm the Tuesday before you want to come.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084EABAB23A4FA7-october

I look forward to seeing some of you then.


Where: TAC building (Career Center entrance)

When: Thursdays 9:30-11:30 OR 12:30-2:30.


  • Students cannot stay in between sessions
  • Drop-off/Pick-up (see attachment with map and details)


Who can come to in person help sessions?

  • All students are given the opportunity to come to in person support days on Thursdays.
  • Students MUST sign up each week by Tuesday at 3:00
  • It is recommended students arrive with tasks, lessons, concerns identified so time is used wisely
  • If you did not sign up for in person learning, you can still come to the session. However, we have limited capacity, if classrooms are full we won't be able to admit a student who didn't sign up.

Who would benefit from coming?

  • Any student that would benefit from a quiet workspace where teachers are readily available for help are welcome to come.
  • Any student that needs a help with a specific course or lesson may come
  • Any student who is on a BOT

How many students will be in a room?

  • Room 474 will be limited to 10 students
  • Room 350 will be limited to 8 students

What are the safety procedures?

  • FACE COVERINGS THAT COVER THE NOSE AND MOUTH ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES.
    • If a student does not wear the face covering correctly, they are given 1 reminder. After that, they will receive an office referral and be sent home.
  • Students will be seated 6 feet apart and facing the same way.
  • Students must use hand sanitizer upon entering the room and exiting the room.
  • Students may bring a water bottle filled with water only as the water fountains and vending machines are turned off.
    • No food may be consumed on site.
  • Movement between classrooms will be limited.
  • Tables and chairs will be sanitized before students arrive and again after they leave.

Once I get there, what are the procedures? (for students)

  • Students will scan a QR code to watch a safety video and sign a form acknowledging they will wear their face coverings correctly at all times.
  • Student will log into the OneNote Notebook and fill out the table.
    • Name, Courses/Lessons to be worked on.
  • Student will highlight the cell of the course RED when teacher help is needed.
    • This will indicate to the teacher to come to the table at their earliest convenience.
    • Once the teacher has come to the table, the cell will be turned back to white.
    • This will eliminate the need to raise your hand for long periods of time or try to get the teacher's attention while s/he is helping another student.

We are excited to offer this opportunity to our learners! Please email the high school team of teachers with questions or concerns.


Thank you!



Thank you,


Wendy Loewenstein, Ed.D.

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Mrs. Utterback Science News

Physical Science

Pacing Guide should be completed up to lesson 4.03. Check the announcements some of struggled with 3.05 Lab Report… ZEROS ARE PLACE HOLDERS! Complete the work and they are replaced by your grade!

NOTEBOOKS: You will be taking Cornell Notes during the Live Lessons! Have your notebook ready to go when class begins!

THIS WEEK: We used clarified the what happens to an object with balanced and unbalanced forces.

NEXT WEEK: We will diagram the Net Force of an object by charting the vector of all interacting forces.


Forensic Science

Pacing Guides should be completed up to lesson 3.06. ZEROS ARE PLACE HOLDERS! Complete the work and they are replaced by your grade! Check Announcements! Many students have struggled with the Unit 2 test. I have loaded a second attempt for all students! Take advantage of this opportunity!

NOTEBOOKS: You will be taking Cornell Notes during the Live Lessons! Have your notebook ready to go when class begins!

THIS WEEK: We completed Stage 4 and 5 of decomposition notes. Porky Jr. is definately in fermentation mode!! Mold is present and abundant!

NEXT WEEK: We analyze photos of our decomposing pig and determine which stage the picture represents. We will also work in small groups to discuss the life cycle of flies.

REMINDER: Only students complete this course for Honor’s credit must complete the Honor’s project at the end of the Unit!


Biology

This week is HEAVY CONTENT UNDERSTANDING! Complete the student guides or take NOTES! DRAW any process that you can and label it! Pacing Guides should be completed up to lesson 3.14.

DO NOT COMPLETE THE LAB REPORT!

NOTEBOOKS: Get ready for another diagram! You will be taking Cornell Notes during the Live Lessons! Have your notebook ready to go when class begins! Grab some colored pencils, too!

THIS WEEK: We diagramed the begin of light reactions in photosynthesis....OneNote

NEXT WEEK: We will wrap up the light dependent reactions and move onto the light independent reactions…What are the inputs and the outputs???

REMINDER: Only students complete this course for Honor’s credit must complete the Honor’s project at the end of the Unit!


A/P Bio

Pacing Guides should be completed up to lesson 8.04 Chapter 8 test completed and starting chapter 9! Do your labs! ZEROS ARE PLACE HOLDERS! Complete the work and they are replaced by your grade! Many students have not completed the labs. 5.01, 5.02, 6.01, and 6.02 will be graded by the quiz at the end of the lab. Starting with 7.01 Lab Reports will be written. All Lab Report sections must include responses to the bullet points under the section heading.

YOUR CONCLUSION SHOULD BE WRITTEN IN THE R.A.C.E. FORMAT AND USE THE DATA FROM THE LAB TO PROVE OR DISPROVE YOUR HYPOTHESIS!

NOTEBOOKS & TEXTBOOK: When you have come to CLASS or ONLINE SESSIONS bring your notes and textbook!

THIS WEEK: No Live Lesson this week due to OPS School calendar changes.

NEXT WEEK: We will diagram Photosynthesis and Calvin Cycle.

Mr. Brannan News

Online Lessons are Mandatory.


If the class connect says "optional" it is most likely an error.


Derrick.brannan@ops.org


ONLINE LESSON SCHEDULE:


Monday:

9:30 Honors Econ

10:30 Honors programming

11:30 Econ

3:00 Econ


Tuesday:

8:30 11th grade Advisory (Last name A-K)

9:00-11:00 Online Support


Wednesday:

8:30 Computer (A-K)

9:30 Computer (L-Z)

1:00 US History

2:00 US History

3:00 Honors US History


Thursday:

8:30 11th grade Advisory (Last name L-Z)

9:00-11:00 Online Support


Friday:

8:30 Government

9:30 World History

10:30 Personal Finance

11:30 Web Design

2:00 Honors Programming


EMAILS: PLEASE INCLUDE CLASS AND LESSON NUMBER ON YOUR EMAILS.


US History:

**Important** This Semester I have not entered official due dates in K12. The dates on the pacing guide still must be followed. If you do not have a printed pacing guide they can be found in K12-US History-Content-Course Materials.

Reading guides are in K12 and OneNote, very helpful for comprehending the reading.


Economics:

Please ensure your students are reading their K12 content and using it to complete their assignments.


Students have an assignment about choosing to rent or buy a home.


World History:

Reading guides are in K12 and OneNote, very helpful for comprehending the reading.


Students are learning about ancient Greece and Rome.


Government:

Unit 3 covers the branches of government, great exmples every single day in the news.


In this election season many people get caught up in the controversial issues, but it is a great time to talk to your student about our government, the Constitution, separation of powers etc.


Honors Programming:

Please check your progress to the pacing guide and make an effort to catch up or even get ahead. Work in this class will take place in Code.org through the student waffle please make sure students are connected correctly to Code.org. (See Below IMAGE)


Computer Fundamentals:


** NEW PACING GUIDE**


Web Design:

Very important for students to follow all instructions and videos EXACTLY.

K12 gives the students copies of code which they can alter to make their web pages assignments.


Derrick Brannan

Derrick.brannan@ops.org

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Dr. Francis-Thomas News

Here is the in-person support session sign-up sheet link. Students MUST sign up by Tuesday at 4:00 PM.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084EABAB23A4FA7-october


LAST DAY TO TURN IN WORK FOR SEMESTER IS DECEMBER 11TH


MTH128A (Algebra I) - Students will be able to sketch the graph of a linear function, given a description of the situation it represents and graph a linear function, given its equation.

Support Links:

Order of Operations

Equations

Translate words into variable expressions Math is Fun Help Page

Applications of Inequalities Math is Fun Help Page

Graph of Lines Math is Fun Help Page

Graph Systems of Linear inequalities Math is Fun Help Page

Linear Function Math is Fun Help Page


MTH208A (Geometry)- Students will be able to Name the theorem or postulate used to determine the angle relationship, given two parallel lines and a transversal, prove theorems regarding angle relationships, given two parallel lines and a transversal, solve problems using theorems regarding angle relationships, given two parallel lines and a transversal, and identify relationships between lines and identify angle relationships formed by transversals.

Support Links:

Geometry Definitions

Transformations Math is Fun Help Page

Vertical Angle Relationships Math is Fun Help Page

Compute Area and Perimeter with Coordinates Math is Fun Help Page

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines Math is Fun Help Page

Parallel Lines & Transversals Math is Fun Help Page


MTH308A (Algebra 2)- : Students will be able to review Systems of Linear Equations & Inequalities, Simplifying Radical Expressions, Imaginary & Complex Numbers, and Solving & Graphing Quadratic Equations

Support Links:

Systems of Equations

Systems of Liniear Equations with three variables

Inequalities of one variable Math is Fun Help Page

Systems of Linear Inequalities Math is Fun Page

Imaginary Numbers Math is Fun Help Page


MTH403A (Precal/Trig)- : Students are able to Review Solving Equations & Inequalities, Review Dividing Polynomials, Review Solving Polynomial Equations, and Review Graphing Polynomial Equations


OTH020A (PE)- students will be able to get support for online assignments and assessments


Advisement- students will know how to acquire the right amount of charm to impress others

Mrs. Kitko News

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication this week.


Here is what my classes have going on:



English 9- We finish poetry this week and have a unit test on Thursday.

English 10- We start a poetry unit this coming week.

American Lit.- We start Emily Dickinson this week and a unit test is on tap for Thursday.

British Lit- Research papers should be in full swing this week. This week is all about writing.

AP Lit- We will be starting our Stories from Around the World unit this coming week.

Creative Writing- The students should be working in unit three right now. Projects due on Oct. 30th. Have you checked with your learner about where they are in this course?

Yearbook- A flyer was created to help us get pictures in. We have gotten a picture in. We are working on a few exciting ideas for more pictures and will be picking sections for the yearbook soon. They should be working on their photography units.



I am always available by email should any questions arise. Students please keep on pace and do not be afraid to ask questions.


Mrs. Kitko

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