Family Update OVLC 4K-6th Grade

Information for the week of 4/12 - 4/16

2020-2021 OVLC Smore

Thank you for reading our weekly update! Here are some highlights:


  • OVLC Spiritwear have ARRIVED! You can pick up your items at the East Campus front office.
  • 3rd-6th Grade Forward Exam: Day of Test Information
  • Material Pick Up / Drop Off: Wednesday (4/14) - Friday (4/16)
  • Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week (April 12 - April 16, 2021)
  • Upcoming PTO Meeting 4/13
  • Summer School Information
  • And MORE!

Mrs. Lang

4K-6th Grade OVLC Principal

LangS@oasd.org

Important Dates

April 13th... OVLC PTO meeting 7PM


MATERIAL DROP OFF / PICK UP: April 14th (A-M), 15th (N-Z), 16th (extra date)

Location: East Campus (915 E. Summit Ave.)

Hours: 8AM-5PM


April 13th - April 29th... Third - Sixth Grade Forward Exam


May 3rd... No School 4K


May 28th & 31st... No School- Memorial Day Weekend


June 10th & 11th... No School 4K


June 11th... Last Day of School (1/2 day)

Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin will take place April 12-16 this year. This annual campaign encourages everyone in the state of Wisconsin to prepare for the tornadoes and severe storms the state frequently experiences during the spring and summer months.


Here you will find resources to minimize risks associated with severe weather:

https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/education-events/Tornado_info.pdf

OVLC Spiritwear have ARRIVED!

All items are available at East Campus in the front office. You can stop by anytime beginning Friday, April 9th. We have a supply pick up and drop off Wednesday through Friday, so you can to pick up at that time, as well.



Location: East Campus (915 E. Summit Ave.)

Hours: 8AM-5PM


Information about an OVLC Spirit Week will be coming soon!

OVLC PTO

During our last PTO meeting we discussed the following:


  • Like the 4K-6th Grade OVLC Facebook page @OconVirtualLearningCommunity
  • FUN events for our students: Spirit Week (May 3rd-7th) & OVLC Talent Show


The next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 13th at 7PM. Zoom meeting link:

https://oasd-org.zoom.us/j/94916409202?pwd=T3JYS0cwUGRoWk1XVnNjOGJFa3QyQT09


Meeting ID: 949 1640 9202

Passcode: 709283

Mark Your Calendars: Supply Pick Up

MATERIAL DROP OFF / PICK UP DATES

Location: East Campus (915 E. Summit Ave.)

Hours: 8AM-5PM


  • April 14th (A-M), 15th (N-Z), 16th (extra date)

  • May 12th (A-M), 13th (N-Z), 14th (extra date)

  • May 26th (A-M), 27th (N-Z), 28th (extra date)


(4K Pick up dates: 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14, 5/28)

Forward Exam (3rd-6th Grade) - When Your Child Takes the Test

Please have your child bring:

  • Charged chromebook
  • Water bottle
  • Small peanut-free snack to eat between tests
  • Headphones
  • A mouse if your child would like to use one
  • Mask
  • Book to read if they finish testing sessions early

Students are not allowed to bring any other electronics, including smartwatches to the testing session. If students bring cellphones, they will need to remain in their backpacks for the entirety of testing.


Students will be seated 6ft apart at individual tables in the East Campus Boardroom for their testing session. Tables and chairs will be cleaned in between the morning and afternoon testing session.


Your teacher will meet you at the main doors at East Campus to check you in for testing.


You may pick your child at the main doors of East Campus at the end of the testing session.


If you have any questions, please email myself, Mrs. Lang, or Liz Schmocker.


langs@oasd.org

schmockere@oasd.org.

Thank you!

Forward Exam: 3rd - 6th Grade State Testing

Wisconsin Forward Exam Informational Letter


All Oconomowoc students in grades 3 to 8 and grade 10 will participate in the Wisconsin Forward Exam this spring. This online test is designed to gauge how well students are mastering the Wisconsin Academic Standards in:

  • English Language Arts (grades 3-8)
  • Math (grades 3-8)
  • Science (grades 4, 8)
  • Social Studies (grades 4, 8, 10).

OVLC students will take the Forward Exam at OHS East Campus between April 13 and April 29, 2021 (see below for grade level test schedule). Please note that remote testing options are not available for statewide assessments as per the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Click here to view specific dates and to confirm your student’s participation.

Chromebook Insurance (2nd-6th) & iPad Updates (4K-1st)

It has come to our attention that some families who purchased the Chromebook insurance for this year were inadvertently refunded the fee. If you wish to have this added back to your account, or did not initially take the insurance and you would like it added, please fill out this form. The insurance is $25 and covers accidental damage. More details can be found at www.oasd.org/chromebooks. Please contact our helpdesk at 262-560-2126 or helpdesk@oasd.org with any questions. We apologize for any inconvenience and confusion this may have caused.


4K, 5K, and 1st grade families: Apple released iOS 14.4 and we are asking for your help to update the iPad you are using. At your earliest convenience, please complete the steps listed here. We'd advise updating outside of the school day, as it does take some time to process. If you need any assistance with this or other iPad issues, see our website and/or contact our helpdesk at 262-560-2126 or helpdesk@oasd.org.

Staff Spotlight!

Meet Mrs. Moulton, Kindergarten

Top 3 Favorites Parts of Teaching in the OVLC:

It's hard to pick only my 3 favorite things! Seeing the enthusiasm my kindergartners have for learning, celebrating how much my students have learned this year and building relationships with the families!


About Mrs. Moulton’s Teaching Experience:

Along with teaching kindergarten and 2nd grade in the OASD, I have also worked as an English Language teacher and a Reading teacher. I started my career as a Peace Corps education volunteer in Central America.


A Bit More About Mrs. Moulton:

Our family loves hiking, biking and running together. We also enjoy lazy pajama days and movie nights.


Some of Mrs. Moulton’s Favorites:

  • Minnie Mouse

  • Vegetable sushi

  • British mysteries (both books and television)

  • Books & Company

  • Spending time with family

Meet Mrs. Seidenglanz, 2nd Grade

Top 3 Favorites Parts of Teaching in the OVLC:

The students are the heart of the OVLC and by far, the best part of teaching in the OVLC. They bring their best attitude, sense of humor, and uniqueness to our community. They are the fuel and sunshine in each day! Parents are next. When your home becomes a school, parents have had the tough job of being both parent and school teacher. It's not always a good time when those lines blur. I'm sure there were many days where I was a pain in the neck but our parents have been nothing but collaborative, gracious, and the best co-teachers anyone could hope for. I don't know what I would have done without them and I extend lots of gratitude and respect for their partnership. Last, we were supported by great leadership and surrounded by a great group of teachers in and out of the OVLC. We all worked together to make sure ALL OASD students had a great year and were ready to transition when the time was right.


About Mrs. Seidenglanz's Teaching Experience:

This is my thirteenth year of teaching both 2nd and 4th grade. I love them both! I taught in Waukesha just a few blocks from our house after pursuing a teaching certificate later in life at Carroll. It was a wonderful experience to go back to college at 40! This time I really learned. During that time I received my masters from Carroll too. Just three years ago I moved to Greenland as a 4th grade teacher and hope to stay in OASD until I retire because this is home! Before teaching I worked in the corporate world in sales, travel, and telecommunications. Every road led me to teaching and I am forever thankful to my family for encouraging me to follow my heart.


A Bit More About Mrs. Seidenglanz:

Jim and I have two grown daughters. One is in her second year as a nurse. She works at St. Marys Hospital in St. Louis and has scars and stars from her first (and hopefully last) pandemic. We are very proud of her. Our little one (22) will graduate from college next May. She is following in her big sister's footsteps in the nursing program at St. Louis University. We try to get down to see them as much as we can! They are our "everything." I come from a big, close, and crazy family and grew up in a northwest suburb of Chicago. My parents both turned 90 this year! I met my husband 30 years ago at Wrigley Field. Although he is a 100% Brewers fan, we try to make it to a game at least once a summer.


Some of Mrs. Seidenglanz Favorites:

  • My favorite colors are blues.

  • We love Outback, Lou Malnatis, and Noodles!

  • Walking, reading, planning for school, and hanging out with family and friends are my main activities.

  • My favorite children's authors are Kate DiCamillo and Cynthia Rylant.

  • I don't watch a lot of TV but I love comedy and anything anyone recommends on Netflix (except scary movies)!

Mrs. Lang's Virtual Office

Please save MRS. LANG'S VIRTUAL OFFICE to your favorites! In this site, you will find the following:


  • OVLC Calendar: Links to announcements and newsletters.
  • Announcements: Emailed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • Mrs. Lang Read Aloud: Read alouds are added each week. All of the read alouds will remain on THIS page!

OLVC Library Book Pickup and Access

Students who want to request a physical copy of a library book can access the OASD Destiny check-out system online. Those books will be available for pick-up at the OHS East Campus main office. The student will be able to see when the book is checked out to them. The student should wait a day for it to arrive to East Campus.


Students also have access to E-texts via Overdrive using their Classlink account.

ATTENDANCE REMINDERS

Please follow these guidelines for attendance reporting.


Student is unable to attend any live sessions or complete any assignments for the day


Student is unable to attend live sessions but can complete work during part of the day or after 3:30 p.m.

  • Contact teacher via email by 9:00 a.m.


Attendance Video can be found here for more information.

Please contact your home school office with any questions.