OCS Digital Learner News
A weekly newsletter for DL Families - October 30, 2020
Below is the link to an informational slideshow which includes a Write Score introductory video and login instructions. Your student's home school Assistant Principal will send the required login information to you on the day of the Write Score task. Please contact your school's AP if you have any questions.
4th and 5th grade digital learners are invited to participate in this year's Spelling Bee. Parents of interested students need to register online by Monday, November 9 at 12pm. Please view the Instructions for Parents document and the Online Testing Platform Tutorial for Parents video.
Below are the links to the word lists students can study to prepare for the first round of the Spelling Bee, which will be held between November 16-19. Participating digital learning students will compete with their home school. Your school's Assistant Principal will reach out to you with more details regarding the first round of the Spelling Bee.
Good luck, Spellers!
Young Georgia Authors
The Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition will take place November 2, 2020 through February 11, 2021. The purpose of the Young Georgia Authors (YGA) writing competition is to encourage students to develop enthusiasm for and expertise in their writing, to provide a context to celebrate their writing successes, and to recognize student achievement in arts and academics.
YGA does not provide a prompt to which students must respond or provide any other boundaries to their genre choice or creativity beyond a 1900-word maximum length. Entries may include:
Any Other Original Student Writing
Your child is encouraged to submit an original piece of writing to the assistant principal at your home school by 5:00pm on Monday, February 1, 2021. Entries submitted by this date will be entered in the school level competition based on grade. Entries will be evaluated on expression of ideas, language use, and unique perspective/voice. Please contact your home school with any questions or concerns.
DL Student "Shoutouts"
Brodie B. from Mrs. Clark's Class
"Brodie is pictured with her Native Georgian STEM project. She is an amazing, hard-working 2nd grade student!"
Marcus M. from Mrs. Page's Class
"During one of our synchronous sessions, I read The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything. After the reading, we had a guided drawing activity. Marcus created a great piece of art!"
Beau T. from Mrs. Koch's Class
"Beau is such a hard worker! His assignments are always done thoroughly, and he goes above and beyond in all his work. He's very creative, too!"