3-5: From the Principal's Desk

August 2, 2021

Welcome to OVCA!


Summer is coming to an end, and the 2021-2022 school year will officially start on August 10th! I hope everyone was able to enjoy your summer and stayed safe. This is such an exciting time of year for everyone as teachers prepare for welcoming a new group of students and students begin to receive materials, set up computers and school space, and begin a new school year. We are all thrilled to have you as a part of our school this year!

My name is Heather Miles, and I am honored to serve as the 3rd – 5th grade Principal for OVCA. I have been with OVCA since 2013 and have served as a teacher, lead teacher, data manager, instructional administrator and now, your principal.

Meet the teacher week will be August 4th and 5th. Your child’s homeroom teacher will be hosting sessions these two days to build connections and community in their classrooms. Students will have the opportunity to get to know their classmates and their teacher. You will find the links to these sessions in your student’s class connect list.

The school calendar is below for reference, but you may also access it here. This website is the OVCA Hub. Much of the information you will need this year will be posted and updated throughout the school year. There is even a search feature, so if you know you are looking for a certain thing (such as the school calendar or the grading policy), then you can search for keywords to be taken to that information. This search feature is located at the very bottom of the OVCA Hub homepage.

Live class connects with the homeroom teacher will occur in the morning or afternoon for both Math and Reading. Please ensure you have selected your preference for session time <HERE> so that we can build your schedule.

2021-2022 is going to be an exciting school year! Thank you for choosing to spend it with OVCA.

Mrs. Heather Miles
3rd - 5th Grade Prinicpal


Dates to Remember

August 4th & 5th

Meet the Teacher
Find the link in your Class Connect schedule in the OLS. Come meet your teacher, get to know other classmates, and kick off a great school year!

August 10th

First Day of School

August 23rd

Beginning of the Year NWEA Screeners begin

3rd-5th graders will take an ELA/Reading test and a Math test.

These are taken live in class with the teacher and will occur three times throughout the school year.

  • Beginning of Year Readiness Assessment: Begins week of August, 23, 2021
  • Middle of Year Growth Assessment: Begins week of December 1, 2021
  • End of Year Growth Assessment: Begins Week of May 2, 2022

The assessment results will be sent to the parent after each assessment window. Teachers will use the data to personalize learning for your student.


2021-2022 OVCA Academic Calendar