4th Grade Newsletter

Mon., May 3, 2021 - Fri., May 14, 2021

On-Track Calendar

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Beginning Monday, April 19th, you will receive an email from the K12 research group with a link to complete a survey for the 7 Mindsets. The survey should take you around 8 minutes to complete with 21 questions. K12 aims to continue to provide the highest quality education, and your responses help make that possible. Any information you give will be kept strictly confidential and will be reported in collection along with the feedback of others. Please take the time to answer honestly; there are no right or wrong answers.

If you need help with the survey, please don’t hesitate to ask your Learning Coach, a caring adult in your life, and/or OVCA Teachers and support staff (CFAs, Admin, School Counselors). We are here to assist you!

Important Upcoming Dates

  • May 10-19 - NWEA Map Growth End of Year (EOY) Assessments
  • May 26 - Last Day of School

Starting May 10, we will transition into our alternate schedule and will remain on the alternate schedule for the rest of the year. 4th grader will have classes at 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Your student will be invited to one of those class connect sessions.

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.


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.

End of School Year & Returning Items

Our last day of school is Wednesday, May 26th. Do not return materials prior to this date.

K12 will provide prepaid UPS shipping labels to return materials to you. Labels will be sent prior to the first day of school. Materials can be sent back in any box, not just the boxes you received them in. If you need additional prepaid shipping labels, go to www.k12.com/support and select Click Here to Request UPS Return Labels found on the right hand side. Note: If you are returning to OVCA for the 2021-22 school year, do not return your computer.

To find out which materials should be returned, learning coaches should log in to their OLS account.

  1. Click the Learning Coach's name, located on the top-right of the home page.
  2. Click the My Info link.
  3. Select the student name, and then the "Orders" tab to see a list of all material orders.
  4. Select the order number that you would like to view.
  5. Scroll down to Course Materials to view a summary of your order; this includes a list of the materials provided for each course, the kit name/SKU number, the order status, and tracking information.
  6. Click the arrow (>) to see the items provided in each course kit.
  7. Use the icons (next to each item) and the Return status listed below, to determine which materials will or will not need be returned once the course and/or School Year is complete.

If you have any additional questions, please visit our help website available here.

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.

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