Welcome to Omaha Virtual School

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School Supplies

Students are provided many supplies in the K12 course materials. There are still some supplies needed for the time spent at the Learning Center. Each student is required to bring school supplies on their first day of school. Check out the list below for your student's grade level or classroom.

9th-10th Grade

Colored pencils

Crayons

Markers

Glue sticks and Elmers Glue

Kleenex

1-Ream of 8.5 x 11 printer paper

1 pack of highlighters (multicolor)

Post-it notes- standard square size

1 pack of 4 x 6 lined note cards

Multi-colored Construction Paper

Poster Board (for future use at home)

Paper towels

Texas Instruments scientific calculator Ti30x


Math-Use at Home: Protractor, Compass, Ruler

Microsoft Office Benefits

Students in Omaha Virtual School will use Microsoft Office products regularly with their students. Some of the programs they will use in the classroom and at home are:

  • Microsoft Word: The flagship word processing program of the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Microsoft Excel: Creates graphs and spreadsheets, arranges data, and organizes information.
  • Powerpoint: Creates robust slide deck presentations.
  • OneDrive: a cloud storage application.
  • OneNote: a note taking application. Each student will have a shared One Note notebook with their classroom teacher.


  • One benefit to being apart of Omaha Public Schools is the five FREE Microsoft accounts available to use on personal home devices. The additional five accounts only expire when if the student leave OPS. They will give you access to all of the above programs!
  • Core Values: Collaboration

    Our 3rd core value we would like to share is collaboration! Collaboration is a HUGE part of our school community. Our school works best when we work as a team with the school staff, parents and students. Last school year, we collaborated as a whole school to pick our school mascot. After the students and parents provided their input, it was narrowed down to the Ocelots! The students recognized the ocelot as a character within Minecraft, which is used as an educational tool among all OVS teachers for learning. All students had the opportunity to choose the symbol that would represent our school community.

    Our Synergy group evolved after our first school year and the needs identified from families within our community. Synergy is run similarly to a PTO, where they help support our teachers and students through a variety of fundraising opportunities. The members of Synergy help support new and returning Learning Coaches to become acclimated to the virtual school environment. They continuously collaborate to provide our Learning Coaches with a Coffee Bar, where parent donations keep the coffee pot busy on any given Learning Center Day.

    Collaboration is one of the KEYS to our success at OVS! What does collaboration look like to your student? What does it mean for the learning coach? How will you collaborate with our school to enrich your student's learning experience? Discuss what collaboration means to your family and how you will collaborate with OVS this school year.

    Upcoming Orientation Schedule

    K-10th Grade

    A PARENT ONLY orientation will be held August 1-7th for NEW and RETURNING families of kindergarten-10th grade students. During the parent orientation session, staff will review updated policies and procedures in our student hand book. We have enhanced our procedures for the upcoming school year, so it is important that all families attend. Please sign up HERE for the session you are planning to attend.

    First Week of School

    Wednesday, August 15th, from 8:30-12:30 - first day of school for OVS High

    Learners and learning coaches will attend the first day of school together, from 8:30-12:00 with a school-wide picnic at noon, so pack your lunches! Learning coaches, come prepared with your own device, if you have one. Devices will be distributed to learners on this day.


    Thursday, August 16th, from 8:30-12:30- Only NEW OVS High students

    This is to ensure that students are comfortable with the curriculum and content. Learning coaches can drop in from 8:30-9:30 for additional support and to answer questions/concerns.


    Friday, August 17th- Online class sessions

    This will be an opportunity for learners to test the online learning system from HOME.

    The schedule will be shared with learners on the first day of school.


    The regular scheduled class sessions will begin the next week with Tuesday and Thursday sessions occurring on Tuesday, August 21st and Thursday, August 23rd from 8:30-12:30pm

    Omaha Virtual School

    Mission: OVS is committed to empowering life-long learners by developing collaborative relationships. Within our community, we provide an innovative, personalized learning experience. Success in this mission will cultivate critical thinkers who have the tools to contribute to a changing global society.

    Vision: Future ready, today.

    Core Values: Growth Mindset, Positivity, Collaboration, Integrity, Accountability, Self-Advocacy