January 5, 2024
Happy New Year & New Semester!
Welcome to a new year & a new semester! I hope you all had a restful break and feel recharged and ready to tackle Semester II! Your Semester II courses will be available to you in Edgenuity on Friday, January 5. You will be able to view your course maps and teacher contact information for each of your courses.
If you are new to the program- welcome! Please make sure you take the time to review the, "Welcome to OVA" email from Mrs. Nast that summarizes how to access Edgenuity, who your Otsego mentor is, and the attendance requirements for being in our program. If you have ANY questions do not hesitate to email me before Monday at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here's to a great semester!
Edgenuity Extensions & Schedules
Mrs. Nast has given extensions to all students who requested them or if she noticed in your courses that you may need more time. Your extensions are done on Friday, January 5. It is very important that you reach out to your mentor or Mrs. Nast if something doesn't look right in your Semester II schedule, or if you'd like a different elective, as we have two weeks to drop/add courses without additional charges.
Semester I Final Grades
In-Person OVA Support
Our next in-person academic support will not be held until Wednesday, January 10 from 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 205 at Otsego High School.
Our next in-person SEL lesson with Mrs. Starr will also be held on Wednesday, January 10 from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. for grades 3 through 6 in Room 205 at Otsego High School. We haven't had any interest in the SEL lessons for grades 7-12, but if your student is interested, just email Mrs. Nast at email@example.com.
Reminders from Mrs. Raseman:
Welcome back! I am excited to get started with the second semester. Remember to stay on track all semester so that you don't fall behind. Take advantage of the in person support if that will help you, too.
I feel like I just saw you all for NWEA testing, but I need you to come back again to finish. We will need to complete the winter testing for STAR, Delta, and F&P. These things should take about an hour total. Please sign up for the time that works best for your family by clicking the button below!
Edgenuity Helpful Links
Capturing Kids’ Hearts
This month's Capturing Kids' Hearts character trait is Respect. We use monthly themes to help teach social emotional skills to our students, as we know these are the most important tools in being successful in their personal and educational lives. Our student's wellbeing is of most importance to us at OVA!
What is Respect?
Respect is the willingness and ability to act professionally and thoughtfully with ourselves and others. Leaders can deal respectfully with opposition and provide space for both dignity and differences to coexist.
Why focus on Respect?
- Respect contributes to a positive culture. People feel safe, supported, and engaged in the context of thoughtful social, emotional, civic, and intellectual interactions.
- Respect decreases conflict. Respect helps us, and others, to be able to express ourselves without fear of being judged, humiliated, or discriminated against.
- Respect encourages empathy. Respect helps us to understand each other and put ourselves in someone else shoes.