4th Grade Newsletter

Mon., August 2, 2021 - Fri., August 13, 2021

Welcome Back!

We hope you had a wonderful summer break and took a little time to do something that you love! All your fourth grade teachers are excited to get to know you and see you in classes. We will be hosting meet the teacher classes during your regularly scheduled class times on Wednesday, August 4th and Thursday, August 5th. This will served two purposes: It will give you a chance to meet your teacher and your new classmates as well as prepare you for your new class schedule.


Important Upcoming Dates

  • August 4 & 5- Meet the teacher classes (see links on your OLS)
  • August 10 - 1st Day of School!
  • August 10- Math Curriculum begins
  • August 16- Working in Math and ELA curriculum
  • August 23- NWEA Screener (in regular class time)
  • August 30- Working in Math, ELA and History curriculum
  • September 6- Labor Day (no school)
  • September 7- Working in all courses, including electives

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.

We look forward to interacting with you in class and watching you grow!

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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Course Information


For the next couple of weeks your 4th grader will be working on:

Context Clues

Key Literary Elements

Expressing an opinion on a topic with reasons to support

Please have your 4th grader read for at least 20 minutes everyday.


Your 4th grader is going to be working on Geometry and Measurement.

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.

Hola! Bienvenidos a nuestra escuela!

Mi nombre es Sonia Gaytan, Asesor Familiar Comunitario

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