4th Grade Newsletter
July 17, 2020
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.
Here are some book suggestions that can be found in the Big Universe Library!
Vending Machines by Tracy Abell
Building Fighter Jets by Marne Ventura
Life in the Mountains by Holly Duhig
Wireless Technology from Then to Now by Rachel Grack
Unicorns by Ashley Gish
Animation by Sara Green
Big Universe Library
- Click "All Books"
- On the right-hand side, locate and click the purple button "Lexile."
- Start with the 400-499 Lexile and work your way up.
*Students should not be using a calculator until high school. Please do not allow your fourth grader the use of a calculator.
Other Fun Links to Try Out
Preparing for the 2020-21 School Year
NWEA Map Growth
Important Upcoming Dates
- Summer Vacation: May 22 - August 11
- Teachers Return: July 27
- August 12th: First Day of School Year 20-21
- August 18th: Benchmark Week
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.
2020 - 2021 School Calendar
If you are experiencing technical issues, please use the link above or call 866-512-2273 to submit a ticket.