WIVA Weekly

Weekly updates for learning coaches

REGISTRATION FOR SY2016-17 NOW OPEN! Parent/Learning coaches, you can now update registration for your child/ren from YOUR LEARNING COACH ACCOUNT with a few simple clicks.
Log in --> click on MYINFO under the Quick Links area on your landing page --> click on RE-REGISTRATION icon on the left and follow instruction to indicate your choice.

ATTENTION:
Standardized testing for grades 3-8 continues this upcoming week. Please ensure that you are watching for communications from Mrs. Siegmann, WIVA Testing Coordinator, and THANK YOU for getting to the testing site you confirmed for your family.

Enjoy your WIVA Weekly!

Reminders & Updates:

OLS Maintenance - April 10, 2016
Maintenance will occur on Sun., April 10th, from 12:01a – 6:00a. As always, remember to
clear JAVA Cache and Delete cookies after any maintenance.

24/7 Important updates link at K12 help
Instructions on How to clear JAVA Cache and delete cookies













It is always an impressive feat when WIVA students, parents, teachers and staff partner together to complete the required state testing by the Department of Public Instruction.
We sincerely THANK YOU for getting them to the locations and helping them prepare - both academically and socially. The teachers and staff recognize and appreciate the commitment and we're always proud to be out and about with the students at WIVA!


Next up will be ACT ASPIRE testing for our students in 9th and 10th grades. Testing will be around the state from April 26th - May 6th.





Remember to move! Keep your body and mind active. Remember, too, that staying active in school (engaged, learning and progressing) creates consistency and success for your child in school. Creating Parent Tips: How do you keep your child/ren schooling each day?
Give other parents a few tips and tricks here:

SCHOOL TIP:
Sign in daily, on your learning coach account, and
- review progress (K-8) or grades (HS) for your child/ren

If you want/need help with any of the above items OR just want to have a place to ask questions, please drop in to the Badger Den (LC Q&A/Help Desk) any day of the week. Mrs. Johnson is here to help or get you the support you want/need.
Tu - 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. via ClassConnect
M, W, Th, F - 10:00 a.m. via ClassConnect








24/7 Access to important information:
Important information you may want/need is accessible to you 24/7 online at our WIVA StrongStart site. You will find:

2015-16 ISP Reimbursement Form
2015-16 Student/Parent WIVA Handbook
2015-16 LC & WIVA Partnership Agreement
2015-16 WIVA Academic Calendar
2015-16 WIVA School Calendar

and much more! Check out the WIVA StrongStart site!



WIVA K-8:









Grades K-8:

3rd quarter progress can be accessed from your learning coach screen by viewing/printing progress. Progress reports will not be mailed for your child.


Fun Times: Try and take advantage of those fun, social ClassConnects offered by the teachers for your child (Wacky Wednesdays, Fun Fridays, etc.)







Forward Exam - Spring 2016

Q: Should I enter attendance minutes for the time my child is at required state testing?
A: Absolutely. While these assessments are not timed (each child moves at their own pace),
you may use the provided estimates to enter time for the day of testing.


Mon., Apr. 11:







10:00 a.m. WIVA LC Chat & Q - Badger Den!
a casual online place to stop in and ask questions, get a
refresher on how to navigate, meet other learning coaches
Stop in & stay as little or long as you'd like (ClassConnect)


3:00 p.m. State Testing Strategies

Find out how to prepare your children for state tests. Learn
some new strategies for addressing stress and test anxiety,
and help your child approach test day with confidence.


Tue., Apr. 12:











































Grades 3-8 Interim Checkpoint #4 (extended through Friday, 3/18)


11:00 a.m. School Messaging System Training Session

On March 25th, our school will be changing our internal email communication tool from
K-mail to Office 365. Students will receive a school-based email address to communicate
with school staff only. Learning coaches will start receiving school messages in their
personal email inbox. In preparation for the upgrade, learning coaches are strongly
encouraged to go into My Info (under OLS Homepage Quick Links area) and verify the
email address on file is accurate.

This session is to aid in this transition, a comprehensive live training will be hosted
online for all students and learning coaches. Training resources will be shared out
at this meeting that can be used should you have any questions during this
upcoming transition.


11:30 a.m. Learning Coach Writing Help link
Even if you don’t feel confident in your own writing, you can still work with your
child. You’ll enjoy our step-by-step approach to grammar and writing in the K12
curriculum. A supportive and friendly workshop, taught by a K12 parent, for
parents who want to brush up their own skills.
TOPIC: Using Pronouns
*for previous topic recordings, click here: LCU Recordings
and scroll down toward the bottom of that page*

5:00 p.m. School Messaging System Training Session
See the description at 11 a.m. for more details

6:00 p.m. WIVA LC Chat & Q - Badger Den!
a casual online place to stop in and ask questions, get a
refresher on how to navigate, meet other learning coaches
Stop in & stay as little or long as you'd like (ClassConnect)


Wed., Apr. 13:







Grades 3-8 Interim Checkpoint #4 (extended through Friday, 3/18)

10:00 a.m. WIVA LC Chat & Q - Badger Den!

a casual online place to stop in and ask questions, get a
refresher on how to navigate, meet other learning coaches
Stop in & stay as little or long as you'd like (ClassConnect)


6:00 p.m. PreSchool Story Time
Families with little ones are invited to join us for an hour of
storytelling. Join us as K12 National K–2 Story Hour club leader
Mrs. DelValle leads us in a one-hour session filled with reading fun.

Thu., Apr. 14:




Grades 3-8 Interim Checkpoint #4 (extended through Friday, 3/18)


10:00 a.m. WIVA LC Chat & Q - Badger Den!
a casual online place to stop in and ask questions, get a
refresher on how to navigate, meet other learning coaches
Stop in & stay as little or long as you'd like (ClassConnect)

Fri., Apr. 15:




Finish strong today and enjoy your spring break next week.
(Remember, if your child needs to continue making progress in classes,
the school platforms will be open during spring break but teachers will not
be available)


WIVA HIGH SCHOOL:







WELCOME! WIVA High School Counselors Corner:

April 2016 SCHOLARSHIP information attached!

Mid-term Interim Assessments will occur on March 14-15.
March 14: English and Math
March15 : Social Studies and Science











For grades 9-12 the final due date of APRIL will be Apr. 3rd
All course work from Apr. 4 - Apr. 29 must be turned in by 11:59 p.m.
** The late due date is deliberately after spring break so that if your child
needs that time to catch up before late due date, they can work over break**

*OHS platform is available evenings and weekends if needed*

--> Click here for a complete list of late due dates and SEM 2 exam schedule


*For other valuable LCU recordings, click here and scroll down!*

Mon., Apr. 11:










ALL DAY ACCESS: HS Mid-term Assessments - English and Math

10:00 a.m. WIVA LC Chat & Q - Badger Den! link
a casual online place to stop in and ask questions, get a
refresher on how to navigate, meet other learning coaches
Stop in & stay as little or long as you'd like (ClassConnect)


3:00 p.m. State Testing Strategies
Find out how to prepare your children for state tests. Learn
some new strategies for addressing stress and test anxiety,
and help your child approach test day with confidence.



6:00 p.m. New WIVA HS LC Orientation (Check CC listing for your link)
Parent/learning coach, we want to help you understand how YOU can help/support
your child (a new WIVA HS student) at school. Join us to learn how to navigate the
system to check grades, user activity, find due dates, k-mail and more.

Tue., Apr. 12:









































ALL DAY ACCESS: HS Mid-term Assessments - Science and Social Studies

ACT +Writing make-up testing

11:00 a.m. School Messaging System Training Session

On March 25th, our school will be changing our internal email communication tool from
K-mail to Office 365. Students will receive a school-based email address to communicate
with school staff only. Learning coaches will start receiving school messages in their
personal email inbox. In preparation for the upgrade, learning coaches are strongly
encouraged to go into My Info (under OLS Homepage Quick Links area) and verify the
email address on file is accurate.

This session is to aid in this transition, a comprehensive live training will be hosted
online for all students and learning coaches. Training resources will be shared out
at this meeting that can be used should you have any questions during this
upcoming transition.


11:30 a.m. Learning Coach Writing Help link
Even if you don’t feel confident in your own writing, you can still work with your
child. You’ll enjoy our step-by-step approach to grammar and writing in the K12
curriculum. A supportive and friendly workshop, taught by a K12 parent, for
parents who want to brush up their own skills.
TOPIC: Using Pronouns
*for previous topic recordings, click here: LCU Recordings
and scroll down toward the bottom of that page*

5:00 p.m. School Messaging System Training Session
See the description at 11 a.m. for more details

6:00 p.m. WIVA LC Chat & Q - Badger Den!
a casual online place to stop in and ask questions, get a
refresher on how to navigate, meet other learning coaches
Stop in & stay as little or long as you'd like (ClassConnect)




Wed., Apr. 13:






ACT Work Keys make-up testing


10:00 a.m.
WIVA LC Chat & Q - Badger Den!
a casual online place to stop in and ask questions, get a
refresher on how to navigate, meet other learning coaches
Stop in & stay as little or long as you'd like (ClassConnect)

Thu., Apr. 14:






10:00 a.m.
WIVA LC Chat & Q - Badger Den!
a casual online place to stop in and ask questions, get a
refresher on how to navigate, meet other learning coaches
Stop in & stay as little or long as you'd like (ClassConnect)

Fri., Apr. 15:








Finish strong today and enjoy your spring break next week.
(Remember, if your child needs to continue making progress in classes,
the school platforms will be open during spring break but teachers will not
be available)

ON THE RADAR:


Apr 25-May 20




Kg - 2nd Graders Spring Assessment Window



ADAMs
May 2 - May 13




Kg - 2nd Graders Spring Assessment Window

March 21-25:


Spring Break @ WIVA - NO SCHOOL!


March 25:



SE Parent/Learning Coach Gathering @ 6:30 p.m.
DeRangos "The Pizza King & Steak House"
4621 6 Mile Road, Racine, WI 53402
Whether you come for dinner, dessert, or beverages - definitely come for conversation!

March 31:


End of Quarter 3 at WIVA


Stay in touch and find information you are looking for by visiting our WIVA Strong Start - Community site. Enjoy your day!

Justine Johnson
Communication and Engagement Liaison
Wisconsin Virtual Academy
608.838.9482 ext. 1110