ISOK Phoenix Flyer

September 2018

We are thrilled you have chosen to school with Insight School of Oklahoma!

Starting a new school year is an exciting and busy time for all students and families. We are happy to support you as you build your routine, navigate platform changes, and begin course work.


Beginning-of-year priorities are attending orientation, completing the Online Learning course, and completing beginning of year assessments. If you have not finished those items, please do so as soon as possible.


Community Family Advisors (CFAs) are your primary point of contact, focused on the engagement and daily success of each family. CFAs will also foster community-building with local/online sessions.


Teachers are your academic resource and point of contact for content-specific support. Our teachers are Oklahoma-certified, and experts in their grade/course.

This year we are proud to offer a Requested Daily Live class option for English and math students who choose to opt-in to this additional support. Watch for more information from your CFA.

Phoenix Shout-Out

Hey students and LCs! Do you appreciate something a teacher has been doing! Give them a Phoenix Shout-Out to let them know about it! Phoenix Shout-Out Survey

K12 Browser Recommendation:

K12 is working diligently to eliminate and replace content that was built on Flash, as web browsers are ceasing support of it. However, you may still encounter some Flash content.

For the best user experience, we recommend accessing your online classes using the Mozilla Firefox browser. To download the most recent version of Firefox, please visit: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/.


If you are using a Chromebook or need to access your online classes using Chrome, we recommend not updating to the newest release (Chrome 69), which forces users to re-enable Flash every time they restart their browser. Please refer to Enabling Flash in Chrome 69 on help.k12.com for a step-by-step guide to enabling Flash in Chrome 69.

Click me for Learning Coach Account Directions

Activate and log-in to the Learning Coach account.

Click me for Student Account Directions

Create student account after setting up learning coach account.

Click me for Blackboard Collaborate Launcher

Download Blackboard collaborate before accessing your class connects.

Click me for Office 365/School Email Instructions

NOTE: If you have Microsoft Office already installed on your computer, it is not necessary to download the Office 365 desktop application suite.

Click me for help finding your Student ID#

You will need your student ID# frequently throughout the school year.

Special Education Services

CHILD FIND PROCESS


We provide specialized programming through specially trained teachers to provide education-related services for children with disabilities. Supports are provided in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and range from mild and moderate to significantly more involved supports for each of the following disabilities as defined by the State of Oklahoma:

  • Autism
  • Developmental Delay
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Hearing Impairment, Including Deafness
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairments
  • Other Health Impairments
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment Including Blindness


If through Child Find activities, a child is identified as possibly having a disability and in need of special education services, we may seek parent consent to evaluate the child. All such evaluations will be conducted in compliance with applicable federal and state law and regulations. Parents must report that their child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) during the enrollment process.


You may contact our Special Services department if you have additional questions, or visit our website at http://isokvirtual.net/special-services.php#content


Kimberly Brown, NCSP

Phone (405) 835-2133 x3000

Click me for the Child Find Survey

To reach all families, this information has been sent through multiple avenues, however you only need to completed it once.

Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards

As experts on their children, parents and guardians are important components in the special education process. Parents and guardians of children eligible for or currently receiving special education services have certain rights according to state and federal laws. For more information on parent rights in special education, a copy of the Oklahoma State Department of Education Parent Rights in Special Education and Notice of Procedural Safeguards is available the State of Oklahoma Website.

http://sde.ok.gov/sde/documents-forms

FERPA

We may disclose personally identifiable information from a student's education record as instructed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Visit the U.S. Department of Education website for an inclusive list of FERPA rights.

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/lea-officials.html

Notification of Language Assistance Services

Any parent/legal guardian who is limited in speaking, writing, or reading English may request the school to provide access to services such as interpreter and/or translated documents. To request services please email or call the ELL Coordinator, Katherine Young, at or (405) 835-2133 ext. 2173. Katherine Young will coordinate prompt access for the parent/legal guardian to the appropriate services and/or translator service.


Asistencia de idioma:

Cualquier padre que se limita al hablar, escribir o leer Inglés podrá

solicitar a la escuela para proporcionar acceso a servicios tales como intérprete y / o

documentos traducidos. Para solicitar los servicios envíe un correo electrónico o llamar al Coordinador de ELL, Katherine Young, o (405) 835-2133 ext. 2173. Katherine Young coordinará el acceso sin demora para que el padre a los servicios apropiados y /o servicio de traductor.

Title 1 - Parents Right-to-Know

In accordance with Parents Right-to-Know requirement under the Every Student Succeeds Act - ESSA, Section1112 (e)(1)(A) this is a notification from Insight School of Oklahoma to every parent/guardian of a student in a Title I school that you have the right to request and receive in a timely manner:


Information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers. The information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers shall include the following:

  • If the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught;
  • If the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status in which the state qualifications and licensing criteria are waived;
  • The teachers baccalaureate degree major, graduate certification, and field of discipline; and
  • Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications [ESSA, Section 1112(e)(1)(A)(i)-(ii)


Information regarding any State or local educational agency policy regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by section 1111(b)(2) and by the State or local educational agency, which shall include a policy, procedure, or parental right to opt the child out of such assessment, where applicable. [ESSA, Section 1112(e)(2)(A)]


Upon request, parents of an English learner may:

  • have the child immediately removed from an English Learner (EL) program; [ESSA 1112(e)(3)(A)(viii)(i)]
  • decline the child’s enrollment in an EL program, or choose another program or method of instruction, if available; [ESSA, Section 1112(e)(3)(A)(viii)(ii)]
  • receive assistance in selecting among various programs and methods of instruction, if more than one program or method is offered by the eligible entity. [ESSA 1112(e)(3)(A)(viii)(iii)]


Notification if your student has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet the applicable state certification for licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned. [ESSA, Section 1112(e)(1)(B)(ii)

Gifted and Talented Testing

At ISOK, our program is for gifted and talented students 7th-12th Grade. If you are identified as gifted or talented, you will be invited to attend virtual and in person enrichment classes, as well as clubs and extracurricular classes designed to specifically to fit your needs.


Please contact Holly Wyers if you have questions about the program.

Holly Wyers

Gifted and Talented Resource Coordinator

405-835-21338 ext 2076

hwyers@insightok.org

Get Connected!

How to find the ISOK Family Directory

1. Log into the LC account.
2. Click the Link icon to the left of LC name and then select k12 LMS from the dropdown.
3. Select the My Info from the Quick Links box
4. Select Family Directory from purple box on left.

K12 Clubs

Welcome! We're excited to offer a wide variety of clubs for the 2018–2019 school year.

IMPORTANT things to keep in mind as you choose your club(s):

  • Clubs meet from late September through early May.
  • Club meetings are one-hour long, and meeting times vary depending on the club and your time zone.
  • Please select no more than four clubs.
  • Allow two to three weeks for your signup details to be processed.
  • Once your club registration has been processed, you'll receive an email from your club teacher and club meetings will appear on your Class Connect schedule.
  • Email reminders will be sent one week prior to club meetings.
  • Visit https://www.k12.com/k12-student-clubs for more information.
  • Email clubs@k12.com with questions regarding National Clubs.

ISOK 10th-12th Grade National Honor Society

You have an opportunity to apply to be a member of the National Honor Society at Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy. National Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.


NHS is open to students of the sophomore, junior, and senior class. To be eligible for selection to membership in this chapter, the candidate must have been enrolled for a period equivalent to one semester at ISOK. Candidates eligible for election to the chapter shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale not to exceed 10% of total student body population. Upon meeting the grade level, enrollment, and GPA standards, candidates shall then be considered based on their service, leadership, and character.


Please contact Holly Wyers if you have questions about the program.

Holly Wyers

National Honor Society Adviser

405-259-9478 ext 2076

hwyers@insightok.org

8th-10th Graders - Apply for Oklahoma's Promise!

Don't miss this great opportunity to submit your application for Oklahoma's Promise:

http://www.okhighered.org/okpromise/


Contact your Community Family Advisor if you have questions.

11th & 12th Graders! Regional College Fair Programs

Sign up here: https://register.gotocollegefairs.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?StateName=Oklahoma


Please take the opportunity to attend a college fair near you.

A representative from Oklahoma colleges/universities will be on hand to answer questions regarding their institution and programs offered on campus.


***It is your responsibility to contact the college fair site before traveling to ensure the event has not been cancelled. These are not OVCA sponsored events therefore, we do not have control over the events or sites.

ISOK 2018-2019 Academic Calendar

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Learning Coach Facebook Group

ISOK has a group for Learning Coaches to communicate and collaborate. The opinions expressed in this group do not necessarily reflect those of ISOK or K12. Members are expected to be kind, professional, and keep the overall goal of supporting our students at the forefront of each post.