4K-6th OVLC Staff Update

Information for the week of 1/11 - 1/15

Week of January 11th:

Monday, January 11:
  • Common Planning 3rd-6th (Literacy & Math) (AGENDA) (ZOOM LINK)
    • Focus: Providing Feedback to Students & Formative Assessments

    • BRING: 2 or 3 student formative samples (from students with differing next steps)

Tuesday, January 12:

  • Common Planning (4K-2nd) (Literacy & Math) (AGENDA) (ZOOM LINK)
    • Focus: Providing Feedback to Students & Formative Assessments

    • BRNG: 2 or 3 student formative samples (from students with differing next steps)

  • OVLC 4K-6th Grade PTO Meeting 6PM

Wednesday, January 13:

Thursday, January 14:

Friday, January 15:

  • Supply Drop off & Pick up

**MONDAY, January 18th & TUESDAY, January 19th - NON STUDENT DAYS**

  • Monday, January 18th: Professional Development Day (AGENDA)
  • Tuesday, January 19th: Teacher Planning Day

January & February Dates

Week of January 18th:

  • Professional Development Day (Monday)
  • Teacher Work Day (non-student day) (Tuesday)
  • (No Common Planning Monday / Tuesday)
  • MAP Preparations Meeting 2:00-3:00 (Thursday)

Week of January 25th:

  • MAP Assessment Window Opens
  • Common Planning (Monday 3rd - 6th) (Tuesday 4K-2nd) (topic: TBD)

Week of January 25th:

  • Tuesday: MAP Testing at East
  • Wednesday: Sarah "out of district"
  • Wednesday: New Hire / Mentor Seminar 4:15-5:45
  • Thursday: MAP Testing at East
  • Thursday: TBD Instructional Design Meeting

Week of February 1st:

  • Virtual MAP Assessing Begins
  • Common Planning Meetings TBD per MAP schedules

Week of February 15th:

  • Thursday (18th) & Friday (19th) Non Student Days (PD Day and Teacher Work Day)


  • 2nd Trimester Ends on February 26th
  • Report Cards Due on March 4th


This is the information letter sent to families regarding the Winter MAP Assessment:


Students will have the opportunity to take their MAP assessment in person at East Campus on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, January 26th
  • Thursday, January 28th
  • Tuesday, February 2nd

If you are interested in proctoring the MAP Assessment, please sign up HERE.

More information and planning will take place during our Staff Meeting on Thursday, as well as during our Instructional Design Meeting on 2/21.

Kindergarten and First Grade: Students only take the Math MAP assessment, as our Fast Screener serves as the universal assessment. We will discuss assessment schedule details over the next week.

To Do: Master Schedule

Teachers should look at our master schedule and make sure their most current information is linked - HERE

Ordering Directions

Please see the reminder from the OASD Business Office in regards to ordering:

When order, staff should use an OASD P-Card or shop through Skyward Ecommerce. Teachers may not purchase supplies on their own/with their own money. All orders placed, must be shipped to an OASD site and not to a staff member's home. Thank you.

Ecommerce Ordering Instructions

Trimester 2 - Important Dates

OVLC Specific Meetings for Trimester 2

(Common Planning Schedule, Instructional Design, Staff Meetings, Student Problem Solving, etc.)

Please hold your grade level common planning time each week. There may be instances when adjustments are made to the linked schedule. Unless otherwise notified, you only need to attend your content area common planning (literacy or math)

Updated 2020-2021 OASD School Calendar

  • This calendar reflects the adjustments Dr. Taylor communicated in regards to the additional Teacher Work Days added in January and February.

MAP & FAST ASSESSMENT (MID-YEAR): January 25th - February 12th

  • HERE you will find the OASD Assessment Schedule organized by grade level

Classroom Spotlight!

I would like to highlight the incredible "happenings" in your classes. Please email me or use this document to share pictures or short videos (with a one-line sentence explaining the learning or activity). Also, include the student names, so I can keep track of the students we include. The bottom of the sign up document has a list of the student names who are unable to be photographed.

You can sign up ahead of time, or screenshot in the moment and send my way. I will include a few spotlight features in each newsletter and also in announcements.

I am excited for you to show-off the innovative and engaging experiences our kids are experiencing!

Student Supply Pick-Up


OVLC Print Order Document

  • January 13th (A-M), 14th(N-Z), 15th (if unable to pick up/ drop off previous 2 dates)
  • February 10th (A-M), 11th(N-Z), 12th (if unable to pick up/ drop off previous 2 dates)
  • February 24th (A-M), 25th(N-Z), 26th (if unable to pick up/ drop off previous 2 dates)
**End of Trimester 2 is February 26th**

Staff Shout-Outs

Happy Birthday, Andie! Have a great birthday weekend!

Teaching & Learning Resources...

Instructional Technology & Tutorial Resources


  • TC Reading, Writing, & Phonics Videos: Check out the TC Reading and Writing Workshop Virtual Teaching View Guides when using your video mini lessons from Heinemann. The link to these resources are in the appendix of the grade level curriculum guide (one of the very last pages), so check page 2 Table of Contents. HERE is an example of an viewer guide. Let me know if you need help finding your grade level guides.

  • F&P Benchmark Assessment: I have been working on scanning and organizing the F&P Benchmark Assessment System 1 (Levels A-L) to add to our resources. I will reach out when it is ready. HERE is the link to the F&P Benchmark Assessment System Document.

  • Virtual Guided Reading: View the recorded webinar (1 hour) and/or listen to the podcast. A panel will discuss a protocol and resources for virtual guided reading to ensure students received uninterrupted reading instruction in a virtual learning environment.


  • Bridges Features for Virtual Learning: A Summit 3rd grade teacher (Dana Riley) recorded a 13 minute session demonstrating how to use and engage students with the Bridges visual manipulatives. (Video LINK)

Helpful Links

Last Week's Smore

Intervention Document

Students Transitioning To/From OVLC and Face to Face

Logistics & Timelines:

  • Here is the T2 Student Transition Document

  • HERE is the Google Folder with Student Information (that you completed and building teachers worked on)

  • HERE is a document that provides the processes for students transitioning to and from OVLC and F2F