5th Grade Newsletter

Monday, August 2nd - Friday, August 13th

Welcome to 5th Grade!

All of the 5th grade teachers hope our new students and Learning Coaches had a relaxing and safe summer break. You may notice some familiar teachers from 4th grade as well as some new teachers. We are excited to meet each of you and begin the BEST school year yet!

Students and Learning Coaches, please read through this newsletter for helpful tips and important upcoming dates. If you have questions not answered in this newsletter, feel free to email your homeroom teacher.

Meet the Teacher

5th grade teachers will hold Meet the Teacher Class Connect sessions on Wednesday, August 4th and Thursday, August 5th. This is an opportunity to meet classmates and teachers and have some FUN before we kick off the new school year. To access the Class Connect link and your session time, log into your Online Learning School (OLS) account.

Tips and Tricks for a Smooth Year

  • Attendance is extremely important for all class connects. Even though Science is considered “optional” it is still highly encouraged.
  • Create a family schedule so everybody knows when students are in class connects
  • Come prepared! Cook, eat, use the restroom, feed animals, do chores, run errands before/after class connects.
  • Check USA Test Prep regularly for assignments, quizzes, and “Tickets Out the Door.”
  • Email all teachers (Homeroom, Interventionist, SpEd) when the student will be absent.
  • Clean out cache and cookies regularly to help with computer speed and memory.



  • Watch recordings of class connects missed. Here is a helpful video to demonstrate how to access recordings through the OLS.


  • All OLS (Online School) lessons require 80% Mastery for completion. The video below demonstrates a lesson that has not been marked complete because it was not mastered by the student.


  • It is highly encouraged students have 3 notebooks (simple one subject notebooks are perfect) so that they may take notes in Math, Reading and Science classes.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • August 4th & 5th: Meet the Teacher (refer to your OLS schedule for your session time.)
  • August 10th: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • August 23rd: First Day of NWEA Assessment
  • September 6th: Labor Day - No School

2021-2022 Academic Calendar

OVCA Handbook

Please take the time to go over the new Student/Learning Coach Handbook. A lot of your questions and concerns about our school's policies and procedures are in the handbook. The handbook is easy to use and has a built-in search feature. Example: You have questions about attendance, in the search bar type in the word "attendance" and it will take you to the relevant sections.

Important Websites

Online Learning School (OLS)

This is where you access Class Connect sessions, view grades, and complete course work.


This is where you can access student handbooks, tutoring information, and support services.

IT Support

If you are experiencing technical issues, please use the link above or call 866-512-2273 to submit a ticket.

5th Grade Teachers

Hola! Bienvenidos a nuestra escuela!

Mi nombre es Sonia Gaytan, Asesor Familiar Comunitario

Si necesitas ayuda en español puedo ayudarte.

Puede enviarme un correo electrónico a sogaytan@okvirtual.org

Puede enviarme un mensaje de texto a 405 345 6018

Puedes llamarme a 405 259 9478 ext. 3150

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  • 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.