4th Grade Newsletter

June 19, 2020

NEW Students - Get Started Today!

For our new students, we are excited you are choosing OVCA for the 2020-21 school year. Now is the time to go ahead and get a few things started.

· Set up and prepare your learning area with a desk or table, chair, pencils and paper.

· Log in as both student and learning coach.

o This video will assist you with first time account set up.

o This article will assist you with recovering lost usernames or passwords.

Brain Boost Available NOW in the OLS

We are very excited to announce that our new and returning managed public school students will be able to participate in the Brain Boost Summer Enrichment program. The program is for students in grades K–12. The goal of this new program is to offer a fun and engaging in-platform experience within the Online School, especially for newly enrolled students to give them time to experience our platform before regular school starts in the fall.

Students in kindergarten to sixth grade will participate in the courses using Stride Math and Stride ELA. In these courses the students will earn coins to play fun and educational math and language arts games. There are different kinds of games, including Stride Academy, Space Coaster, and Koofu’s Quest. The Introduction to Stride video will show students how to access Stride, how to answer questions, where to find Stride games, and more. Any coins, badges or star points earned over the summer will carry over into the school year, giving those students a pool of earned items to utilize as of the first day of school.

Log in TODAY and check it out!

IF you have any trouble accessing Brain Boost, you may contact out Customer Care team set up directly for Brain Boost at (855) 688-4109 or via email by clicking here.

Summer Learning

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Fun! We encourage all incoming fourth graders to read for fun for 20 minutes per day. Bonus points if you read books between 445 and 810 lexile level. Check our your local library, Big Universe (within the online school) or other online resources for text within this range.

Big Universe Library

Big Universe is a Library built into the Online School (OLS). Simply log in to your K12 account then locate the "quick link" section. Click on Big Universe to access your online library.

  • Click "All Books"
  • On the right-hand side, locate and click the purple button "Lexile."
  • Start with the 400-499 Lexile and work your way up.

Multiplication Fun

The students who have the most success in fourth grade and beyond understand multiplication and their facts. We encourage our incoming fourth graders to practice their multiplication facts daily. Research says students should only take 3-5 seconds to state the product of a multiplication fact which is about 12-20 per minute.

*Students should not be using a calculator until high school. Please do not allow your fourth grader the use of a calculator.

Multiplication Resources

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Summer Vacation: May 22 - August 11
  • Teachers Return: July 27
  • Free Immunizations: August 7 please click on the newsletter link below for additional details)
  • First Day of School: August 12
  • Free Vision Screening: September 11 (please click on the newsletter link below for additional details)

For a complete 2020-21 school calendar, please click on the PDF below.
Free Immunizations & Free Vision Screening

Information on free offerings in the OKC Metro area for OVCA students.

2020 - 2021 School Calendar

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Important Websites

IT Support

If you are experiencing technical issues, please use the link above or call 866-512-2273 to submit a ticket.

Fourth Grade Teachers