OCS Digital Learner News

A weekly newsletter for DL Families - February 11, 2021

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4th Quarter Instructional Commitment Form

From Monday, February 8 through Friday, February 19, the 4th Quarter Instructional Commitment Form will be open. Families have the opportunity to select the in-person model or distance/digital learning model for the fourth nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year. If you make the selection for the in-person learning model, you will not have the option to transition to distance learning. If a selection is not made by the parent or guardian, the default selection will be to return to school in-person for the fourth nine weeks.


For elementary school students choosing the distance/digital learning model, the school system is planning to utilize Accelerate Education and instructional support from OCS teachers. Please visit the OCS Accelerate webpage to learn more. Students will be enrolled in self-paced, on grade-level, online classes through an online learning management system called Accelerate Education. While an OCS teacher will provide some support to K-5 students whose parents choose the distance learning model, the teacher assigned may not be the teacher that the student would have if enrolled in in-person instruction or a teacher assigned to your child’s school.


Please note that your student’s ID code is required to fill out the 4th Quarter Instructional Commitment Form. A separate form needs to be filled out for each child you have enrolled in Oconee County Schools.

ELOST VI Information

Thank you, Oconee County, for your support of ELOST V! Through its passage, the following projects took place:


  • Construction of Dove Creek Elementary School
  • Chromebooks for every student, making OCS a 1:1 system
  • New buses with A/C
  • Updated HVAC at NOHS and OCHS
  • Turf, track, and field lighting projects at NOHS and OCHS
  • OCHS 20-classroom expansion
  • Interior renovations at MBES, MBMS, and OCMS
Next up: ELOST VI early voting will begin Feb. 22. Regular voting is March 16. For more information on possible projects pending ELOST VI passage, please visit oconeeschools.org/ELOST. Thank you!

Virtual Micro:bit Coding Academy

The Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center (GYSTC) is hosting an online coding course called Virtual Micro:bit Coding Academy. This 4 week course is geared to engage 3rd through 8th grade students in the basics of Computer Science and Engineering Design! For more information please email Will Dodd (will.dodd@negaresa.org) at GYSTC.

Important Dates

  • Winter Break - Feb 12-15
  • End of Q3 - Mar 5
  • Teacher Workday - Mar 8
  • Q3 Report Cards - Mar 12
  • ELOST VI Vote - Mar 16
  • Spring Break - Apr 5-9

DL Student "Shoutouts"