4th Grade Newsletter

Mon., April 5, 2021 - Fri., April 16, 2021

On-Track Calendar

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Announcements

Important Upcoming Dates


  • April 6 - State Testing Window Opens
  • April 15 - 4th Quarter TGAs due
  • May 26 - Last Day of School

Live Class Connects

We hope you appreciate our sarcasm, but we really do want your student to come to class. When they aren't there, they are missing valuable instruction. Please help them get to class on time and ready to learn.

4th Quarter TGA's

Both the Math and ELA teacher graded assignments are in Seesaw. Please have your student work on these independently and turn them in no later than 5:00 pm on April 15th. Your student needs to follow the directly completely. If it asks for them to write 3-5 sentences, they will need to write 3-5 sentences.
The Math TGA is over the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Students will read or listen to the story and then answer four questions about measurement conversions.
For the ELA TGA, your student will choose one book or story from Unit 10. They will need to re-read the story and answer three questions.

Not Mastered lessons

When an assignment is completed, it must be completed with an 80% or higher on any test or quiz, otherwise it is considered 'not mastered' or 'unmastered.' While the lesson will move off your daily plan, or overdue list, it will not count toward your expected progress and will lower grade. Watch this video to see how to find your unmastered lessons so that you can complete them for a better score.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crn33gWi7B

Class Connect Participation

It has been proven that student participation during class is directly linked to their achievement level. There have been dozens and dozens of studies that have been done on this topic. As teachers, we see this proven in our classrooms time and time again.


Since coming back from Winter Break, student participation has decreased significantly. Class connect times are designed to foster student engagement. Please encourage your student to participate, turn their cameras on, talk on the microphone or answer questions in the chat box. The more they participate, the more they will grow.

Re-Registration for 2021-22 School Year

Re-registration is open for the next school year. You must make your selections from within the learning coach account. If you have questions, please reach out to your CFA or homeroom teacher.

Seesaw, Mindplay, and Exact Path

If you do not have your student's login information for Seesaw, Mindplay or Exact Path, please contact your homeroom teacher for that information.


You will be seeing Seesaw used a lot more often starting this quarter. Your student will have exit tickets, writing practice and other things in Seesaw. They should look under the "Activities" button to find those assignments.


The expectation is that every 4th grader spends 60 minutes a week working in Exact Path either on their specific Learning Path or on an assignment assigned by the teacher. The work that students do in Exact Path will be used in the gradebook.


The expectation for Mindplay is just like other courses within the OLS. Each 4th grader is assigned lessons with specific due dates in the OLS. They will be need to be completed just like all other course work. You will notice Mindplay showing up on the Bison On Track Calendar.


If you have questions, please reach out to your 4th graders teacher.

Grading Category Weights

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Continue Multiplication Practice

It is vital for our fourth graders to know how to multiply. Division, fractions, perimeter, area, etc. are all built off of multiplication. There are many strategies out there to support your fourth grader in mastering this skill. 4th graders are expected to know multiplication facts between 0-12. This means they know from 0 x 0=0 all the way to 12x12=144.


Spend 20 minutes each school day working on multiplication facts this school year.

Multiplication Strategy- Double, Double

Media Release Form

OVCA is focused on providing a safe virtual learning environment. With this in mind, we ask that a legal guardian complete the below survey for each student enrolled with OVCA. The media release form includes two sections: Photograph, Testimonial and Interview Release, and Face to Face Platform (webcam) Usage School-Guardian-Student Compact. You will be given the choice to accept or decline each opportunity.


Together we can help students reach their full potential through personalized learning this year! Thank you for taking the time to complete this form.

Role of a Learning Coach

With K12-powered personalized learning, you play an active and important role in your child’s education.

Important Websites

IT Support

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

Teacher Contact Information

The Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access educational programs and activities. As required by Title IX, the Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy does not discriminate on the basis of gender, in its educational programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the Title IX non-discrimination matters:

  • Angie Foust, Title IX Coordinator, afoust@okvirtual.org, (405) 259-9478 ext 2069, 1160 S Douglas, Midwest City, OK 73130
  • Additionally, you may contact the Office of Civil Rights by calling 1-800-421-3481.

Hola! Bienvenidos a nuestra escuela!

Mi nombre es Sonia Gaytan, Asesor Familiar Comunitario

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