5th Grade Newsletter

July 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.

Summer Tips and Tricks


“I won’t be good at Math because my parents are not good at it.”

As teachers we hear this frequently from students. However, there is good news! A parent’s Math knowledge does not have any impact on student ability. In fact, a parent’s negative outlook on Math only affects a student’s level of Math anxiety. By simply altering the messages sent to your kiddo about Math, you can increase his/her confidence when working with Math. These positive messages could include, “You can do this!”, “I believe in you!”, “Keep working hard!”


Students who scored 90% better than their peers on reading tests, read for more than 20 minutes a day – exposing them to 1.8 million words a year. Scheduling reading time into your daily routine can lead to beneficial results. Set aside special reading time and create a cozy setting. This allows parents to plan their day more effectively and make time for reading. It also helps the child, especially reluctant readers, to think of reading as a normal scheduled daily activity.
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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.

2020-2021 Academic Calendar

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