OCS Digital Learner News

A weekly newsletter for DL Families - March 19, 2021

OCS Staff eCards

On March 16, 2020, schools closed for in-person learning and students began distance learning. Although none of us could have known what the year ahead had in store, we came through it #oconeestrong because we knew we were #strongertogether. We are so grateful for the tireless dedication of our teachers and support staff.


Now, one year later, we hope you will join us in sending any of our free eCards to tell a teacher or staff member, "Thank you. You made a difference to me." Cards will reach recipients within 24 business hours and this opportunity will be available until the last day of the school year. Click here to say thank you: oconeeschools.org/ecards.

GA Milestones Information

Parents of digital learning students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will receive an email letter on Friday, March 19th explaining the upcoming GA Milestones assessment and instructions to complete a survey. The survey deadline is Thursday, April 1st. For more information, please contact your child's home school.

WriteScore for 2nd Graders

Digital learning students in grade 2 will be participating in an online writing task through the Write Score platform. The testing window for digital learning students to complete this experience will be from Monday, March 29th through Tuesday, March 30th. Please note the amount of tasks in Accelerate Education will be lightened during this particular week to accommodate the Write Score writing assignment.


Below is the link to an informational slideshow which includes a Write Score introductory video and login instructions. Your student's home school Assistant Principal will send the required login information to you on the day of the Write Score task. Please contact your school's AP if you have any questions.


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VfeHw21uA_i7-wVTtXf5WDBIYQS_dnwsr7SnzO6sG7Y/present

OCS Calendar Update

Friday, April 2, 2021 is now a Student Holiday/Teacher Workday. Around 750 teachers and support staff will be able to receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on this day - the Friday before Spring Break. The 2020-2021 School Calendar has been updated to reflect this change.

Important Dates

  • 2nd Grade WriteScore Window - Mar 29-30
  • GA Milestones Survey Deadline - Apr 1
  • Student Holiday - Apr 2
  • Spring Break - Apr 5-9
  • GA Milestones for 3rd, 4th, and 5th - Apr 27-29 and May 4-6
  • Last Day of School - May 21

Thank You!

Thank you, Oconee County, for your continued support and passage of ELOST VI! This includes upcoming building projects which will directly impact eight existing schools – plus the refresh of student/teacher devices and technology infrastructure improvements which will impact all 11 schools. For more information on ELOST VI, please visit oconeeschools.org/ELOST.