OVS Weekly Update

January 4, 2019, Volume 95

Mark Your Calendars!


The first week of school, all learning coaches are REQUIRED to come to class with their learners for the first 30-45 minutes of class. We have new procedures and expectations in place to better serve our learners that we all need to be aware of.

After the meeting in the classroom, ALL parents will continue into a REQUIRED session on attendance with Dr. Loewenstein. Bring your device if you have one.


  • Thursday, January 17, 5:30-7:30
  • All students will have projects displayed--Learning Facilitators are helping
  • See details below to volunteer at this event

Winter MAP Testing

  • January 14-18
  • Sign up below
  • No face to face sessions
  • K-2-Sign up for 2 sessions
  • 3-8- Sign up for 3 sessions
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The week of January 14-18 will be winter MAP testing for all students. This testing guides our instruction with the students and allows for a more personalized learning experience. Learners in K-2 will take Reading and Math. Learners in 3-8 grades will take Reading, Math, and Science. Please sign up using the button below.

  • K-2: Sign up for 2 sessions
  • 3-8: Sign up for 3 sessions

REQUIRED MAP Testing-Winter

Kindergarten-2nd Grade: Sign up for 2 Sessions 3rd-8th Grade: Sign up for 3 Sessions


Thursday January 17, 5:30-7:30

We need judges for the middle school Science Fair portion of STEAM Fest! If you'd like to help out that night (Thursday, January 17), use the sign up below!

OVS Synergy

OVS T-Shirts make a great gift!!

We do have some extra shirts for sale if you were not able to order! They are $20 a piece. Sizes are limited. Brooke has these available at the front desk.

Synergy Dates to Know!!

2/22- Parents night out 5-8pm

2/28- Skate Daze

3/5-8 Book Fair

4/26- Game Night 5:30-7:30

OVS Synergy Facebook Group

Connect with OVS learning coaches in a closed group on Facebook!

This group is for those of us who are enrolled in OVS. The group focuses on questions as we begin the year, questions regarding the children's homework, technology related questions that pertain to OVS, field trip information and updates, and anything else that comes up that we wish to discuss. Click the below link to request to join and engage in the conversations!


OVS Synergy- Our non-traditional version of a parent teacher organization. All are included and invited to participate, donate, and engage.

OVS Synergy Mission: A collaborative Organization that Creates Engagement and Learning Opportunities for Teachers and parents to support Student success.

Ms. Rogers' Class Update

This Week:

I hope you had a nice winter break! I look forward to seeing you next week!

Looking Ahead

The week of January 8, 9, and 10, Learning Coaches are required to come to class with their learners for the first 30-45 minutes. OVS has new procedures in place to help support our learners. We also will hand out artifact trackers and pacing guides.

Mr. Dowling's Class update

Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy their families over the break. We want the second semester to have a strong start. We are asking you to join us in the classroom next week from 9-9:30. We will be discussing a new tracker and pacing guides. We will also have a refresher on grading.

There will also be no online Class Connect Sessions for Social Studies and Science until January 28th. In their place, we will be offering open times from 9-11:00am on Mondays and Fridays(much like we did in December). Learning Coaches and learners may use this time to ask questions about curriculum or about K12 in general. I can’t wait to see everybody next week!

Mrs. Walker's Class Update

I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing break!

We are going to get started strong! Next week Learning Coaches will be coming back to the classroom for about 30 min so we can do a refresher course on grading and expectations. We will also be handing out the pacing guides at this time.

Online lessons will start on January 28th. I will have open hours from 9-11 on Monday's and Friday's just like in December. This is a time for you to log in and ask any questions you may have! See you next week!

Mr. Gamble's Class Update

Week in Review:
Thank you for a great first semester. We accomplished a lot and learned so much. Your learners put forth a great amount of effort and showed who they truly were. Thank you to all learning coaches for the support of those learners.

Looking Ahead:

January 7th we start the second semester. I hope all learners and learning coaches have a great, restful break. I am eager to start our work again and make more great strides in the next five months.

There are countless resources on the internet for math. Throughout the year I will post some here that could assist your learner or yourself. Learning coaches can use these to check the work of a learner or preview topics.

This month’s resource can be effective for all courses. Mathway is a great resource for parents to support their learners in math. This free math problem solver answers Algebra, Geometry, and many more problems with step-by-step explanations. It is set in the form of a scientific calculator for all notations.


Mrs. Felten's Class Update

I am so excited to get back into the swing of things! There are so many things to learn. See you next week!

Happy New Year!

Mrs. Robison's Class Update

It was great to see all of our learners this week! So many are off to such a great start!

This semester, I want your learners to become even more independent in their ability to understand, connect to, and apply the information they are learning. To increase our chances of success, we will be working on learning and improving note-taking over the course of the semester. Please remind your student to bring their ELA notebook to school each week. You should also be observing them using this notebook at home during the week when they are engaged in their ELA lessons. We talked about wah it takes to successfully completing a lesson.

Learners must be able to:

  • · Log on to K12 and get to the lesson.
  • · Read the content (or listen to it read to them)!
  • · Take notes on the most important information.
  • · Being an active learner
  • · Complete the final task

It is not just about passing the quizzes and tests, but learning how to be learners!

Another way we can help increase our understanding, is to learn the meaning of words! In each ELA course, our first Class Connect session will focus on introducing the vocabulary for each module. Students will be responsible for learning 20 words that will be incorporated into their reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Ask your learner how they plan on remembering all of these words!

Computer Apps is off to a great start as well. Learners are working hard to learn the basics (and not so basics) of Excel! This will surely help them as they progress in school.

I am looking forward to a super semester! As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Barry's Art Class Update

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." - Maya Angelou

Hope everyone had a restful break and I am ready to generate creativity with our learners!

9th Grade Newsletter

Troubles with your device?

If you are having issues with your student's device, please email your issue/concern to this email address: ovs-techhelp@ops.org

Parents will get an email response following your submission. One of our staff members will email parents back to provide assistance, so be sure to check your email after sending your concern.

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