OILERS Newsletter

July 17, 2020

OILERS Summer

Well dear students and families the summer heat has arrived! We hope that you are able to stay school. We are just a few weeks away from the school year. We will be back in the office on Monday, July 27th and sending our first OILERS newsletter for the 2020-21 school year on Friday, July 31st. We are looking forward to being back with you soon for another great year of learning and fun!

If you would like to submit a photo of your fun adventures, please email it to Amy Jaques at ajaques@k12.com

Announcements

Brain Boost Available NOW in the OLS

We are very excited to announce that our new and returning managed public school students will be able to participate in the Brain Boost Summer Enrichment program. The program is for students in grades K–12. The goal of this new program is to offer a fun and engaging in-platform experience within the Online School, especially for newly enrolled students to give them time to experience our platform before regular school starts in the fall.


Students in kindergarten to sixth grade will participate in the courses using Stride Math and Stride ELA. In these courses the students will earn coins to play fun and educational math and language arts games. There are different kinds of games, including Stride Academy, Space Coaster, and Koofu’s Quest. The Introduction to Stride video will show students how to access Stride, how to answer questions, where to find Stride games, and more. Any coins, badges or star points earned over the summer will carry over into the school year, giving those students a pool of earned items to utilize as of the first day of school.


Log in TODAY and check it out!


IF you have any trouble accessing Brain Boost, you may contact out Customer Care team set up directly for Brain Boost at (855) 688-4109 or via email by clicking here.

First Day of School

Our first day of school will be Wednesday, August 12th. Woohoo!

Important Upcoming Dates


  • Summer Vacation: May 22 - August 11
  • Teachers Return: July 27
  • August 12th: First Day of School Year 20-21


Please note that the free immunizations clinic initially scheduled for August 7th near our Midwest Office has been canceled due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.


For a complete 2020-21 school calendar, please click on the PDF below.

Course Information

Reading Fun - Libby App

Reading at least 20 minutes per day is a great way to increase reading fluency.


Pioneer Library System has an app you can download for free onto any smart phone or tablet. This application allows you to download free digital and audio books. The cool thing about this app is you do not have to worry about making sure your book gets back to the library on time because based on your settings it will return the book automatically. How cool is that??


Below is the link to Pioneer Library with an explanation on how to get the app and how to use the application.


** If you do not have a library card, you can now get a your card on line.


https://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/69-faq/4057-how-do-i-use-the-libby-app?gclid=CjwKCAjw5cL2BRASEiwAENqAPnSqftga1OiZdMvVtWcpK-4gjTANWG7bqWOm0U2eRYeWCyVeeEbClBoCP_YQAvD_BwE

Math and ELA Fun Websites to Explore

Starfall

https://www.starfall.com/h/

This website has fun interactive reading and math games for K-3rd grade.


BrainPop Jr.

https://jr.brainpop.com/

BrainPop Jr. has activities and cool videos for all subjects for K-3rd grade.


BrainPop

https://www.brainpop.com/

This site is similar to BrainPop Jr. but is for older students.


PBS Kids

https://pbskids.org/

PBS Kids is a great site with games, videos and activities to support students learning in all subjects.

IXL and Reading Eggs

Good news everyone!!!

IXL and Reading Eggs will be available throughout the summer.


Here are the links:

IXL - https://www.ixl.com/

The great thing about IXL is you can easily choose lessons based on individual needs. If your student is struggling with identifying vowel sounds, money and even punctuation there are leveled activities to practice the skill and remediation to support learning.


Reading Eggs - https://app.readingeggs.com

What can I say about Reading Eggs you have not already heard? This program is great for building and growing foundational reading skills, at an individualized level. Working regularly in Reading Eggs has shown to help students retain and expand their letter/word recognition and reading comprehension.

IT Support

If you are experiencing technical issues, please use the link above or call 866-512-2273 to submit a ticket.

Teacher Contact Information