OCS Digital Learner News

A weekly newsletter for DL Families - November 6, 2020

DL Student "Shoutouts"

3rd Quarter Instructional Commitment Process

Information regarding the 3rd Quarter Instructional Commitment Process for your student will be distributed at the beginning of next week.

Veterans Day Activities

Veterans Day is Wednesday, November 11th. Please take a look at these Veterans Day Activities compiled by media specialist Miriam Shook.

Spelling Bee

4th and 5th grade digital learners are invited to participate in this year's Spelling Bee. Parents of interested students need to register online by Monday, November 9 at 12:00pm. Go to https://online-test.spellingbee.com to begin the registration process. (Please note the "https://" is required for the website to load properly.) Please view the Instructions for Parents document as well as the Online Testing Platform Tutorial for Parents video.

Below are links to the word lists students can study to prepare for the first round of the Spelling Bee, which will be held between November 16-19. Participating digital learning students will compete with their home school. Your school's Assistant Principal will reach out to you with more details regarding the first round of the Spelling Bee.

All spellers who advance past the first round will be required to participate in person for the School Spelling Bee. Special precautions will be taken as needed. If you have any questions regarding this year's Spelling Bee, please contact your school's Assistant Principal.

Write Score

Digital learning students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will be participating in an online writing task through the Write Score platform. The testing window for digital learning students to complete this experience will be from Tuesday, November 10th through Wednesday, November 11th. Please note the amount of tasks in Accelerate Education will be lightened during this particular week to accommodate the Write Score writing assignment.

Below is the link to an informational slideshow which includes a Write Score introductory video and login instructions. Your student's home school Assistant Principal will send the required login information to you on the day of the Write Score task. Please contact your school's AP if you have any questions.


Upcoming Events

  • Q3 Commitment Form Opens - Nov 9
  • DL Write Score Window for 3-5 - Nov 10-11
  • 75th Day of School - Nov 20
  • Q3 Commitment Form Closes - Nov 20
  • Thanksgiving Break - Nov 23-27
  • Science Fair Projects Due to Home School - Dec 14
  • End of Q2 (90th Day of School) - Dec 18
  • Holiday Break - Dec 21-Jan 4

Technology Tip - Introduction to Google Slides

Google Slides for Kids - Episode 1