5th Grade Newsletter

June 19, 2020

NEW Students - Get Started Today!

For our new students, we are excited you are choosing OVCA for the 2020-21 school year. Now is the time to go ahead and get a few things started.

· Set up and prepare your learning area with a desk or table, chair, pencils and paper.

· Log in as both student and learning coach.

o This video will assist you with first time account set up.

o This article will assist you with recovering lost usernames or passwords.

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.

Summer Tips and Tricks


Devote about 10 minutes per day working on mathematical facts fluency (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). Mathematical facts are foundational to ALL other Math concepts, making it vital that students are fluent. To encourage fluency, students can use flash cards or various apps on your phone or computer.


Who doesn’t love free things, especially when it helps our kiddos grow as readers? Are you familiar with your local public library? Take your child to the library to check out books. This is an affordable way to give your child access to a wide range of genres and authors. Taking your child to the library also turns reading into a special occasion that your kiddo can look forward to. Also, there are options for audiobooks. Many public libraries across the state have FREE summer reading programs.

Summer Reading Program

Barnes and Noble offers a free summer reading program where kiddos can read any eight books throughout the summer and record them in the Summer Reading Journal (link below). Bring the completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between July 1st and August 31st to earn a free book.


Important Upcoming Dates

  • Summer Vacation: May 22 - August 11
  • Teachers Return: July 27
  • Free Immunizations: August 7 please click on the newsletter link below for additional details)
  • First Day of School: August 12
  • Free Vision Screening: September 11 (please click on the newsletter link below for additional details)

For a complete 2020-21 school calendar, please click on the PDF below.
Free Immunizations & Free Vision Screening

Information on free offerings in the OKC Metro area for OVCA students.

2020-2021 Academic Calendar

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5th Grade Teachers