OCS Digital Learner News

A weekly newsletter for DL Families - February 5, 2021

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.

Write Score

The Narrative Write Score will be administered for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders on Tuesday, February 9th and Wednesday, February 10th. Please note the ELA assignments will be adjusted to accommodate the Write Score assignment.


The Narrative assignment consists of two parts. The first section, which is 60 minutes in length, includes four articles with 24 multiple choice and constructed response questions. The second section, which is 60-75 minutes in length, includes four multiple choice and extended response questions.


Digital learning students may take the Narrative Write Score over the two day window on February 9th and 10th or may take both parts on the same day within the same window. The Assistant Principal from your child's school will be in contact with you regarding login procedures. Please contact the AP, if you have any questions.

Important Dates

  • Narrative Write Score - Feb 9-10
  • Winter Break - Feb 12-15
  • End of Q3 - Mar 5
  • Teacher Workday - Mar 8
  • Q3 Report Cards - Mar 12
  • Spring Break - Apr 5-9

DL Student "Shoutouts"