Family Update OVLC 4K-6th Grade

Information for the week of 1/18 - 1/22

2020-2021 OVLC Smore

Thank you for reading our weekly update! Here are some highlights:


  • No School for Students: Monday (1/18) & Tuesday (1/19)
  • K5-6th Grade MAP Assessment Information
  • Current 4K-3rd Grade Next Year OVLC Interest Survey (LINK)
  • Important January & February Dates
  • Process to request transferring back to Face-to-Face Instruction (for trimester 3)
  • And MORE!

Mrs. Lang

4K-6th Grade OVLC Principal

LangS@oasd.org

Clarification for OVLC: January 20 Schedule Change

On Wednesday, OVLC families received an all District communication from Dr. Rindo regarding the learning strategy change for intermediate and OHS students beginning the second semester on January 20. These changes affect students currently enrolled in face-to-face learning, not OVLC students. Students enrolled in the OVLC online learning model will continue their normal online instruction.


Any family with students in grades 4K-8 interested in their child returning to face-to-face instruction from OVLC will have the opportunity to request a transfer for the start of the 3rd trimester. Please reference the following deadline dates to request this change.


Grades 4K-8 Deadlines for 3rd Trimester:

  • Deadline to complete the form requesting a transfer into or out of the OVLC = February 12, 2021.
  • First day of 3rd Trimester = March 1, 2021.
  • Intermediate & Elementary Families: Complete this online form to request a move between OVLC and an intermediate or elementary school.

Important January & February Dates

January 18th & 19th... No School for Students (Teacher Professional Development Days)


January 26th, January 28th, & February 2nd... In Person MAP Assessments (details below)


Week of February 1st & 8th... Virtual MAP Assessments (details below)


February 18th (TH) & February 19th (FRI)... No School for Students (Teacher Professional Development Days


February 26th... End of 2nd Trimester (report cards posted 3/5)

Mark Your Calendars: Supply Pick Up

TRIMESTER 2: MATERIAL DROP OFF / PICK UP DATES


  • February 10 (A-M), 11 (N-Z), 12

  • February 24 (A-M), 25 (N-Z), 26 (extra date) (end of trimester collection)


(4K Pick up dates: 1/29, 2/12, 2/26)

Kindergarten - 6th Grade: MAP Assessment Information

MAP ASSESSMENT COMMUNICATION LINK


For In-Person Testing: Please bring a headset to your assessment.


For At-Home Virtual Testing:

Please charge the Chromebook before the the assessment. It is helpful to have the Chromebook plugged in during the test.

Current 4K - Current 3rd Grade Families

As we plan for the 2021-22 school year, we are seeking feedback to inform planning for an online elementary option. We are currently looking to continue OVLC for grades 5-12 and if there is enough interest, we will move forward with K-4 program planning.


We understand it may be difficult to decide the best educational option for the next school year while we’re still in the midst of the current public health challenges. While some families chose the OVLC in 2020-21 primarily for health safety reasons, we recommend families make this decision going forward based on which educational model will be most conducive to their child’s long-term (post-pandemic) academic, social, and emotional success.


Please use this LINK to indicate interest no later than February 1st.

Student Spotlight

Transitioning Back to Face to Face

Please refer to the following dates if you desire to move your student to a different learning environment:


Elementary Schools and Intermediate Schools

Transition between Face-to-Face and Oconomowoc Virtual Learning Community


Third Trimester Transition

  • If you have questions, contact Diane Silkey (Silkeyd@oasd.org)
  • Deadline complete the FORM requesting transfer= no later than Friday, February 12, 2021
  • Elementary and Intermediate families: COMPLETE THIS ONLINE FORM to request
  • Students would begin their new placement on March 1, 2021

Yearbooks for 2020-21 School Year

If families are interested in a yearbook, they should contact their home school. With the program being new this year and multiple student transfers in and out of the OVLC, we will not have a separate yearbook this year. All OVLC students will be included in their home school yearbook. If you have any questions please contact your home school office.

Mrs. Lang's Virtual Office

Please save MRS. LANG'S VIRTUAL OFFICE to your favorites! In this site, you will find the following:


  • OVLC Calendar: Links to announcements and newsletters.
  • Announcements: Emailed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • Mrs. Lang Read Aloud: Read alouds are added on Sundays. If you don't have time on Sunday, you can take a listen anytime! All of the read alouds will remain on THIS page!

Oconomowoc High School Baseball Camp

OVLC PTO

Our first PTO meeting was on Tuesday (1/12). Please see below for the topics discussed and ideas generated:

  • Exploring OVLC Spiritwear options
  • Exploring an OVLC Facebook page (similar to buildings) to support communication
  • Generating ideas for FUN events for our students


The next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 9th at 7PM. A Zoom meeting link will be shared as the date approaches.

OLVC Library Book Pickup and Access

Students who want to request a physical copy of a library book can access the OASD Destiny check-out system online. Those books will be available for pick-up at the OHS East Campus main office. The student will be able to see when the book is checked out to them. The student should wait a day for it to arrive to East Campus.


Students also have access to E-texts via Overdrive using their Classlink account.

ATTENDANCE REMINDERS

Please follow these guidelines for attendance reporting.


Student is unable to attend any live sessions or complete any assignments for the day


Student is unable to attend live sessions but can complete work during part of the day or after 3:30 p.m.

  • Contact teacher via email by 9:00 a.m.


Attendance Video can be found here for more information.

Please contact your home school office with any questions.