OVS Weekly Update

March 30, 2018 Edition, Volume 68

Mark Your Calendars!

Learning Coach Training:

April 3-5th: Re-registration Refresher

Math Club Mondays: April 2nd Math Club is back!!!!

Other Important dates

Friday April 20th: Storm Chasers Game @ 7:05

Tailgate in the parking lot at 5:45pm

Tickets are $10 and proceeds benefit OVS
Once you purchase your tickets, you will be able to pick them up at the front desk.

Instructional Dates:

Friday, April 13th: No online lessons-Teacher work day

Friday, April 20th: No online lessons- OVS staff attending NETA conference

Friday, May 4th: No online lessons- Staff Professional development day

Principal's Corner

NSCAS State Testing--DONE!

Our 3rd-8th grade students completed the NSCAS Summative state test this week! The NSCAS Summative is a new computer-based adaptive assessment replacing NeSA that is built from Nebraska’s College and Career Ready standards. It adapts dynamically based on each student’s ability, challenging top performers without overwhelming students whose skills are below grade level.

Results from the spring 2018 administration will be available in the fall of 2018. Starting in 2019, results will be available shortly after the close of the testing window, giving parents and educators valuable information about student performance ahead of the next school year.

Learn more about the NSCAS Summative assessment at: https://www.education.ne.gov/assessment/nscas-system/

Re-registration for 2018-19 School Year

As it is approaching the end of the year, it is time to complete your re-registration for the 2018-19 school year. Re-registration is the process by which K12 asks every student, who is active during the current school year, to state their enrollment intentions for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. You will have to select the option that fits your enrollment decision at this time. Your options to choose from are: Re-registering, Not re-registering, or Undecided.

The re-registration portal will open on March 22nd and will be open until the last day of school (May 25th).

How do I re-register my students? Learning coaches will see a link to the Re-Registration portal on the Learning Coach Landing page when they login (see image below). Once you have selected your option for re-registration, you will be asked to verify all contact information through MyInfo to make sure the address and phone number are correct.

There will be further information available at school in the coming weeks. During the week of April 3-5th we will go over this during Learning Coach training to answer questions.

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Kindergarten Round Up This Week!!!!!

Invite any potential new Kindergartner for the 2018-19 School year to our Kindergarten Round-up. Fliers will be available during Face-to-Face to hand out to family and friends. Students will get to experience a shortened day while parents will participate in an information session with testimonials from Kindergarten parents. There will also be available curriculum materials to view what coursework the student will be utilizing.

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Kindergarten Round-Up Registration HERE

Register HERE if you are planning to attend Kindergarten Round-up. Pass this link along to any family and friends with a Kindergartner for the 2018-19 school year.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Pass Along to Anyone Interested in Learning about OVS

Come experience how Omaha Virtual School(OVS) combines the best of online education with the best of traditional schooling. We invite prospective students (Kindergarten through 10th grade) and their families to join us on for information sessions on the 2018-19 school year at our school at 4640 S 59th St, Omaha, NE 68117.

Each session will provide an opportunity to speak with staff and ask questions. Also, you will be provided an overview of the school and information on starting enrollment.

Upcoming Information Sessions:

· April 9th at 12:00 p.m.

· April 18th at 3:30 p.m.

· April 23rd at 9:00 a.m.

· May 2nd at 1:00 p.m.

· May 18th at 9:00 a.m.

· May 23rd at 4:00 p.m.

Volunteers needed for the event to provide curriculum, share their experience and help to answer questions!

Curriculum Night (This information sessions allows parents to view the curriculum materials for Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies)

· May 9th at 3:30 p.m. for Kindergarten-8th grade

OVS 360 Experience (This information sessions offers a panel of students, teachers and parents’ perspective on their experience with OVS)

· May 10th at 4:00 p.m. for 9th and 10th grade

o Address for this event is 5300 N 30th St, Building 10, Omaha NE 68111

· June 7th at 4:30 p.m. for Kindergarten-8th grade

Synergy Corner

Fundraising Opportunity! Go see EARLY MAN and $1.00 per ticket will benefit Omaha Virtual School PTO. Get tickets using this Fandango link to support our school!

OVS T-shirts Available
: We still have grey and blue t-shirts available for sale. There are limited sizes and quantities. The blue shirts are $10 and the grey shirts are $17. Here is what is available:
  • Blue Shirt: Youth Medium (2) and Youth Large (1)
  • Grey Shirt: Youth Small (3), Medium (3) and Large (5), Adult Small (2) and Adult Medium (2)

Friday April 20th: Storm Chasers Game
Game Starts at 7:05pm

Tailgate in the parking lot at 5:45pm

Tickets are $10 and proceeds benefit OVS

Tickets can be purchased at the link below or with Brooke at the front desk

Once you purchase your tickets, you will be able to pick them up at the front desk.

Quarter 3 Perfect Attendance Winner

Math With A Computer Scientist

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Classroom Happenings

Art with Ms Barry

Coming up in K-5 Art:

  • Students will participate in Art during their Face to Face time the week of April 3rd-5th.
  • The next Drop in Art Time with Ms. Barry is April 17th-19th.

Ms. Roger's Classroom

Ms. Nommensen's Classroom

Mr. Gamble's Classroom

Ms. Blackburn's Classroom

Ms. Robison's Classroom

9th Grade Newsletter

Troubles with your device?

If you are having issues with your student's device, please email your issue/concern to this email address: ovs-techhelp@ops.org

Parents will get an email response following your submission. One of our staff members will email parents back to provide assistance, so be sure to check your email after sending your concern.

Mission Statement

We are a dynamic and nurturing community of learners that empowers students to reach their individual potential by providing a creative atmosphere for innovative learning and academic excellence.