December 15, 2023
Edgenuity Extensions & Electives
As the end of the semester approaches (next Friday), you may realize that you need an extension in some of your courses in order to complete the work. You must email Mrs. Nast to request extensions by December 19 or they will not be allowed! She has already reached out to students who seemed as if they may need them. Extensions are two weeks long, changing the end date of your courses to January 5. There will not be extensions for Semester II, as extended time is already built into the academic weeks.
Also, please be on the lookout for an email from Mrs. Nast regarding which electives you would like for Semester II if you are a secondary student. If you do not reply, electives will be chosen for you!
Did You Know About This Edgenuity Tool?
In-Person OVA Support
Our next in-person academic support will not be held until Wednesday, January 10 from 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 205 at Otsego High School.
Our next in-person SEL lesson with Mrs. Starr will also be held on Wednesday, January 10 from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. for grades 3 through 6 in Room 205 at Otsego High School. We haven't had any interest in the SEL lessons for grades 7-12, but if your student is interested, just email Mrs. Nast at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capturing Kids' Hearts Survey
You should have received a survey in your email from Mrs. Nast. If you haven't filled it out yet, please do so by clicking on the link below! Your feedback is so, so important to our program and district in regards to building relationships and putting our students' well-being first. Please have your student(s) check their emails as well for the student survey that was sent this past week!
Reminders from Mrs. Raseman:
- Next semester you will be signed up for art class for one of your electives. If you need some art supplies, please let Mrs. Raseman know.
- Please join us for our Christmas celebration on Wednesday, December 20 from 9:30-11:30.
- Next week is the last week of this semester. Finish strong! Be sure to email Mrs. Raseman with any questions or if you need any help.
- There will be no in person support next week.
Edgenuity Helpful Links
Capturing Kids’ Hearts
December's character trait is Responsibility. We utilize these character traits to help students both socially and emotionally. We understand that a student's mental well-being takes priority over their academic achievement, and that the more we pour into their heart, the more they will pour into us and their academics.
What is Responsibility?
Responsibility is the willingness and ability to take ownership of our thoughts, words, and actions. We have a responsibility to our school, family, and community to be accountable for our choices and how they impact ourselves and others.
Why focus on Responsibility?
- Responsibility teaches resilience. It is not possible to persevere and achieve our dreams without taking personal responsibility seriously.
- Responsibility empowers us to own our actions. There is great power in being able to make conscious, calculated choices to reach goals and manage those things in our control.
- Responsibility teaches us to manage our time and resources. Responsibly organizing and prioritizing needs is an executive function of the brain that improves with practice.