OHVA Welcome Packet


We're glad you're with us!

Info You Need - Save this Welcome Packet!

  • Head of School Message
  • Handbook
  • LC/Parent Compact
  • Academic Calendar
  • Class Connect Support
  • Advisors
  • State Testing Info
  • Online Safety
  • 7 Mindsets
  • Spirit Wear
  • Internet Supplement
  • LC Academy
  • What to do When - Support for Materials/Tech Issues
  • Title IX Notice

From Dr. Kristin Stewart, Head of School

Hello, OHVA!

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We celebrated 20 years of Hope last year and are ready to begin our 21st school year at OHVA! I am so excited that you chose to partner with OHVA this year to ensure the very best education for your child(ren). We have worked hard to develop an academic plan that will serve every student. But even more we have worked hard to develop a partnership with you and a culture of hope for our students. We firmly believe that every student can achieve and succeed. We want to work with you. Please feel free to reach out to your teachers, support staff or administration for clarification or needs.

The past three years have held new challenges in education. The pandemic brought online learning to the forefront. However, a solid, tried and true online school such as OHVA, has demonstrated academic growth rather than learning loss for our students. We continue this year proving that e-schools are held to a higher level of “Accountability” than most schools. Read more...

Your Responsibilities: Parent/Learning Coach Compact

The essential agreement for LC's to support your student for success in OHVA.

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New? Get Ready for School!

If you're a returning family, you know what to do!


If you're NEW to OHVA, check out these resources and info you need:

New K-2

New 3-5

New Middle School

New High School

On the First Day: Log into the school system between 8 and 8:30 to see your student's Class Connect (Events) Schedule. This varies by student, but those live classes are the priority to plan the day. You should see an orientation offered, along with other live classes and lessons to do.

Who can you ask for help? Your ADVISOR is your champion for questions and support as you begin OHVA. You can also visit HELP.K12.COM to search for HOW-TO info!

Many Learning Coaches Recommend Instant Ink

Note that OHVA does not provide printer ink other than the small starter cartridge sent with the printer. Many LC's like the subscription service for Instant Ink. This is not an endorsement by the school, but is a tip shared by parent Boosters.

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OHVA Handbook

The online handbook is easy to use, easy to search, easy to help you stay informed.

Click for the Event Calendar

F2F and Online Events

F2F Reporting from Parents - Update!

Starting with our Back to School Picnics, F2F reporting from parents is now only done at event check in. There's no need to fill out a form that your student was present. When you register for events, and then attend we'll mark your student's F2F right at check in. You do need to know your student's ID#. See below!
Know Your Student's ID # - Here's How

Look up your student's ID# and then SAVE IT to your phone or someplace handy. You need this for registering to attend events.

Your Advisor is Here to Help!

Advisors empower families to increase their involvement and assist in their student’s education, facilitate engagement in school activities and provide clear and consistent communication regarding school expectations and activities.


  • are your primary point of contact
  • facilitate live orientation sessions
  • help with non-instructional issues
  • hold weekly homeroom sessions for MS/HS students
  • monitor overall attendance
  • help students and learning coaches on individual catch up plans
  • guide students in developing effective home study skills and time management
  • help with re-registration

Class Connect!

Class Connect is OHVA's online classroom where students gather for instruction with our teachers and staff. Even parents use Class Connect for online meetings and gatherings. In class your student may use tools to engage and learn:

  • a microphone
  • webcam
  • chat
  • whiteboard
  • videos

OHVA uses Kaltura for Class Connect. See below for some tech helps to learn how it works.

How Can I Keep My Student Safe Online?

10 tips for Keeping Kids Safe Online: Click here

More Info for Parental Controls:

  • K12 provides McAfee Web Protection on K12 -provided computers. Parents are also able to block specific websites from within their browsers. Here is a tutorial on how to block websites from the browser: Click here
  • It is best to not block YouTube as many teachers use this for educational videos in classes.
  • Your password is Yours, and Yours Alone. As the adult Learning Coach, you need to be the one to enter attendance and have access to answer keys.
Get the OHVA School App - Stay Informed!

CLICK for easy access from your smart phone - website - info - documents - OHVA news updates!

What to do When....things aren't going as planned

Save this resource so that you know what to do when Class Connect or the OLS/LMS has issues, materials or computer equipment are missing or damaged - this is for YOU!

OHVA Activities

NOTE: F2F (face-to-face) requirements are paused due to the pandemic, but we will have in person activities that follow CDC guidelines and online activities as well!

Save Your Internet Bills for each Semester

Review the board policy and see how saving your internet bills can help you with internet costs, available at the end of each semester. Visit the OHVA ISP page here.

Dates to sumbit your internet bills at the end of each semester:

  • Sem 1: Jan. 3 – 17, 2023
  • Sem 2: May 22 – June 9, 2023

Access a step by step tutorial here.

Connect with other OHVA Parents in our Facebook Groups!

In addition to the OHVA Newbie Group, we also have grade band Facebook groups for parents. Get to know others!

Get Social With Us!

Follow us on our social media channels.

Be a GREAT Learning Coach!

Get started with the OHVA Learning Coach Academy! View short videos, get informed, and feel confident about the school year.

Title IX Notice

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. Section 1681 et seq. prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment as defined herein, in any program, service or activity, including but not limited to, educational programs, extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, including admission to these programs and activities. Title IX also prohibits sex discrimination in employment, including by any third-party employer engaged by Ohio Virtual Academy to employ its workforce as well as any third-party employing individuals providing management services related to OHVA employees. Retaliation against any person who reports or opposes improper discrimination or retaliation is likewise prohibited under Title IX. Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) shall fully comply with Title IX and its accompanying regulations. Further, K12 Virtual Schools LLC is expected to fully comply with Title IX and its accompanying regulations.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

OHVA Title IX Coordinator

Shana VanGrimbergen
1690 Woodlands Dr. , Suite 200
Maumee, OH 43537
419-482-0948, Ext. 7293

For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, visit the OCR Website for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area or call 1-800-421-3481.

Title IX Training

•View the full OHVA Non-Discrimination Policy