Welcome to OVCA!

Your Guide to Starting the School Year Strong!

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New Students Welcome and Orientation Sessions

Join us for an online orientation session and learn more about OVCA. All new students are required to attend one LIVE orientation session. Link will be in your class connect session list.

Look for a schedule to be emailed and updated here when finalized. Link will be in your class connect session list.

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: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/.

Getting Started

Bison Basic Account Setup

Getting Started Checklist

* Set up LC Account

https://www.help.k12.com/s/article/Setting-Up-Your-Accounts


* Create Student Account Log-in for online school

https://www.help.k12.com/s/article/ka90B000000k9oEQAQ/Creating-Student-Accounts


* Access student email

https://www.help.k12.com/s/article/ka9U00000004DJCIA2/School-Email


* Download Blackboard Collaborate Launcher

https://www.help.k12.com/s/article/Blackboard-Collaborate-Launcher-for-Class-Connect


* Attend Welcome and Orientation session online

Link will be in your Class Connect session list. Sessions are offered on Tuesday evening and Thursday daytime.


* Visit our website http://okvirtual.net/

Helping you get started, answering frequently asked questions, and so much more.


* Complete Online Learning Course

You will find this course listed in your courses. https://learning.k12.com

Bison Basic Videos

Watch these quick videos from our OVCA staff to help you get started strong this school year!


Bison Basic-Learning Coach Minute-How to Setup Accounts

Video Link: https://safeshare.tv/x/oOdmCk4SMAA


Bison Basic-Outlook on Mobile Devices

Video Link: https://safeshare.tv/x/vRjMrCsWLXM


Bison Basic-D2L, email & O365 Download

(Middle and High School Student Platform is D2L)

Video Link: https://safeshare.tv/x/Py5mf0LFINY

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.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=LUmWRm1kPE2UZWxaNvMaFqrlNGVqKrZEn_DO-EAh4IBUMkE1TURLUDdLRjNCM0NRWlBXQzdGQkRCNy4u

Important Information about Special Education Services

As public school, Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy provides a Free Appropriate Public Education to children ages 3-21, including those children who qualify for special education services unless the parent refuses special education services. In order for a child to receive intervention or special education services, an evaluation must be conducted to confirm the presence of a delay or disability.


OVCA provides specialized programming through specially trained teachers to provide education-related services for children with disabilities. Supports are provided in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and range from mild and moderate to significantly more involved supports for each of the following disabilities as defined by the State of Oklahoma:

  • Autism
  • Developmental Delay
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Hearing Impairment, Including Deafness
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairments
  • Other Health Impairments
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment Including Blindness

All public schools are mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) to identify, locate, and evaluate students who may demonstrate disabilities through the Child Find process. The intent of Child Find is that all children with disabilities, ages 3-21, are located, identified, and evaluated to determine whether they require special education supports and services.


If through Child Find activities, a child is identified as possibly having a disability and in need of special education services, OVCA may seek parent consent to evaluate the child. All such evaluations will be conducted in compliance with applicable federal and state law and regulations. Parents must report that their child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) during the enrollment process.


Please contact OVCA Special Services to report students who may be in need of these specialized educational and/or related services.


Kimberly Brown, NCSP

kbrown@okvirtual.org

Phone (405) 259-9478 x3000

Fax (405) 259-8332


FERPA

Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy may disclose personally identifiable information from a student's education record as instructed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Visit the U.S. Department of Education website for an inclusive list of FERPA rights.

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/lea-officials.html


Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards

As experts on their children, parents and guardians are important components in the special education process. Parents and guardians of children eligible for or currently receiving special education services have certain rights according to state and federal laws. For more information on parent rights in special education, a copy of the Oklahoma State Department of Education Parent Rights in Special Education and Notice of Procedural Safeguards is available the State of Oklahoma Website.

http://bit.do/OSDEparentrights

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 nellison@okvirtual.org or 405.259.9478 ext. 2064. Nicole Ellison will coordinate prompt access for the parent/legal guardian to the appropriate services and/or translator service.

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! https://www.help.k12.com/s/article/Internet-Browsers-Clear-Cache-and-Cookies

Check out our website!

Have you had a chance to check out the awesome new OVCA Website? www.okvirtual.net

You can find some great information here and even log directly into the online school. Check out things like school calendars, purchase spirit wear, parent resources, and more. If you have ideas for improving the website feel free to email Nicole Ellison at nellison@okvirtual.org with yours ideas!