ISOK Mission Log

November 2017

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Have you been to Phoenix Rising? You don't want to miss it!

Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:15am. Join us for Phoenix Rising! Stay in the know and start your day off with us. Link is in your Class Connect Session list. See you there!

Upcoming Events

November 3: Outing - College Tours

November 7: Parent/student/Teacher Night

November 10: Veteran's Day Assembly/Parade/Museum

November 17: Native American History Assembly

November 21: Art show submissions Deadline

December 1: Outing - Service Projects

January 19: Outing - Celebrate ISOK

February 23: Outing - Focus on Health Care/Career Tech

March 30: Outing - Focus on Hospitality/Tourism

*Watch student email for details on upcoming outings!

Parent/Student/Teacher Night!

Link will appear on your Class Connect Schedule
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Proficiency Base Testing

Sign up before November 7, 2017

Proficiency Based Promotion is a process that awards credit for students’ knowledge allowing them to test out of certain courses or grade levels depending on the grade the student is in.

For students in grades 7-8 in order to promote an entire grade level the student is required to take and pass a proficiency test in person in all core subjects. (Math, English, Science, and Social Studies) Opportunities for students to do this will be provided May – August. If your student is currently advanced in one subject area you may work with your homeroom teacher to create an individualized plan to ensure your student may progress at the rate best for the student which may include assessing out of set units/chapters in order to advance to the next grade level curriculum in one or more courses.

Students in high school in grades 9-12 students may test per course to earn high school credit. If your high school student is interested participating in proficiency based testing there is an opportunity in person on November 17th. Failure to demonstrate proficiency will not be noted on the student’s transcript. Students who do not demonstrate proficiency may submit another request to sign up for proficiency based testing during the next testing window. For example, if your student is currently taking Algebra I but has the academic ability to pass a proficiency test to show proficiency in Algebra 1 then your student may test out of the course earning Algebra I credit.

In order to sign up please click this link:

The sign up must be completed no later than November 7, 2017 for the November test. Further testing opportunities and sign-ups will be available late spring for summer testing.

All proficiency based testing must be completed in person. The school provides opportunities for the testing to take place multiple dates and location during summer months for all grades and an additional date during the month of November for HS students.

Questions: Email Nicole Ellison at

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Native American History Month

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4th Annual OVCA/ISOK K-12 Online Art Show!

Submission Deadline Tuesday, November 21st.
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Attention: Use Firefox Browser

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:

Keep your Computer Running Smoothly

Too keep your computer running smoothly, you will need to clear your cache and cookies on a regular basis. What are cache and cookies? Check out this article!

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Counselors Corner

Attention 11th and 12th Graders! Regional College Fair Programs

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

Contact your Advisor or Dr. Sanders if you have questions.

Attention 11th and 12th Graders! Regional College Fair Programs

Sign up here:

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.

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Calling all LC’s! Check out Wednesday Workshops! You will NOT regret it!

Click HERE to watch a 2 minute video explaining what Wednesday Workshops are and why we want you to attend!

Check out the calendar to see which topics will be offered this school year at

Are you an expert at one of the topics being offered? Or do you have vast experience as an LC and you would love to share your knowledge with others? PLEASE email Nicole Ellison at She is always looking for LC’s to share the mic!

What: Wednesday Workshops will offer a weekly topic to help LC’s and high school students school more effectively getting the most out of online school. They are held weekly at the same time & place.

When: Every Wednesday school is in session at 4pm

Where: Online in BBC – The links can be located in the OLS announcements, and under class connects for the LC.

Why: OVCA looks to partner with both the LC and student to make virtual schooling as smooth as possible. Providing the LC and student resources like a weekly support session is just one way we can partner together. #teambison #comecheckitout

Wednesday, November 1st 4pm – Behind? How to get back on track!

Click HERE to Log In

Wednesday, November 8th , 4pm – Staying Motivated

Click HERE to Log In

Wednesday, November 15th, 4pm – Being an LC to multiple students

Click HERE to Log In

Wednesday, November 22nd Thanksgiving Week – No Wednesday Workshop

Wednesday, November 29th, Healthy Balance (Wearing Multiple Hats of LC and Parent)

Click HERE to Log In

Child Find Survey for Special Education

Click here for information on Special Education Services at ISOK.

Please complete this Child Find Survey for Special Education

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

K12 National Online Clubs

K12’s ’17-’18 Club signup is set to launch on August 16th. A mass email will be sent out to families announcing the opening of club signups, and announcements will be placed. Families can find the list of clubs and signup links by visiting

For a flyer of all the national clubs being offered this school year visits:

A few points of reminder about national clubs:

· National Club sessions will not begin until September 18th

· National Club sessions will appear on the student Events schedule with other Class Connect sessions

· National Club teachers will send emails approximately 1 week in advance of the club session to let students and families know when to watch for the scheduled session

· In the beginning it may take up to 4 weeks to hear from their club leaders

· Families can email for questions regarding clubs

· Grade ranges are closely observed

Share the Love

Sharing is easier than ever! With one click, let everyone know how much you love online schooling with K12. Share today!

Support Your School!

Got Box Tops?

You can now use the Box Top app to increase your Box Tops for our school! Don't have the app? You are welcome to drop off your Box Tops at any of our in person outings or mail them to our office at the address below. Please check the expiration dates of your Box Tops before turning them in. Thank you and we appreciate your support!

Insight School of Oklahoma

Attn: Rhonda Bellah

1156 S. Douglas Blvd, Midwest City, OK 73130

Use Amazon Smile and support ISOK!

Go to On your first visit, you are prompted to select a charitable organization for the list of eligible organizations. We are listed as Insight School of Oklahoma. If someone is already supporting another charitable organization but would like to change to support Insight, they can do so under their account information. Click “Change your Charity” and then select a new charity. Anytime they order from Amazon using Amazon Smile, we get 0.5% of the purchase price for any eligible items.

Thank you for your support!

Prom Donations

Anyone that simply wants to make a donation to prom can send this into the office at any time and will receive a taxable receipt. J

Insight School of Oklahoma

Attn: Rhonda Bellah

1156 S. Douglas Blvd, Midwest City, OK 73130

Parents Right to Know

At the beginning of each school year each Title I school must notify parents of students that they can request information regarding their child’s teacher, including, at a minimum:

(1) whether the teacher has met the state requirements for licensure and certification for the grade levels and subject-matters in which the teacher provides instruction; and

(2) whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or their provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and

(3) the college major and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and

(4) whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.

In addition, each Title I school must provide each parent timely notice that the parent’s child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.

To receive any of this information please contact Nicole Ellison, Title I Coordinator, at

ISOK is proud to provide your student the best possible educational experiences. ISOK strives to recruit the most qualified, experienced, and passionate educators to work with our students. All teachers employed at ISOK for the SY17-18 are highly qualified as defined by the State Department of Oklahoma. For more information regarding highly qualified criteria or other public school related matters you may go to the Oklahoma State Department website at

Nicole Ellison
Title I Coordinator

405-835-2133 ext. 2064

ISOK provides McKinney-Vento/Homeless assistance and supports to qualifying students.

You may be eligible for assistance through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Below is the definition of what qualifies a family to be considered eligible for supports and services.

According to section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11434a(2)), the term “homeless children and youths”—

(A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence...; and

(B) includes—

(i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;

(ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;

(iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and

(iv) migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).

Children and youth are considered homeless if they fit both part A and any one of the subparts of part B of the definition above.

If you feel you may qualify or if you have any questions, please contact Brittany Eck, District Homeless Liaison & Family Resource Supervisor, at or (405) 835-2133 ext. 2128

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, Nicole Ellison, at or 405.835-2133 ext. 2064. Nicole Ellison will coordinate prompt access for the parent/legal guardian to the appropriate services and/or translator service.

2017-18 Academic Calendar

Please click here for our 2017-2018 Academic Calendar
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