3rd Grade Newsletter

June 19, 2020

NEW Students - Get Started Today!

For our new students, we are excited you are choosing OVCA for the 2020-21 school year. Now is the time to go ahead and get a few things started.

· Set up and prepare your learning area with a desk or table, chair, pencils and paper.

· Log in as both student and learning coach.

o This video will assist you with first time account set up.

o This article will assist you with recovering lost usernames or passwords.

Brain Boost Available NOW in the OLS

We are very excited to announce that our new and returning managed public school students will be able to participate in the Brain Boost Summer Enrichment program. The program is for students in grades K–12. The goal of this new program is to offer a fun and engaging in-platform experience within the Online School, especially for newly enrolled students to give them time to experience our platform before regular school starts in the fall.

Students in kindergarten to sixth grade will participate in the courses using Stride Math and Stride ELA. In these courses the students will earn coins to play fun and educational math and language arts games. There are different kinds of games, including Stride Academy, Space Coaster, and Koofu’s Quest. The Introduction to Stride video will show students how to access Stride, how to answer questions, where to find Stride games, and more. Any coins, badges or star points earned over the summer will carry over into the school year, giving those students a pool of earned items to utilize as of the first day of school.

Log in TODAY and check it out!

IF you have any trouble accessing Brain Boost, you may contact out Customer Care team set up directly for Brain Boost at (855) 688-4109 or via email by clicking here.

Summer Tips and Tricks


Reading at least 20 minutes per day is a great way to increase reading fluency. If you don't already, start getting into the habit of reading a book you love for at least 20 minutes a day!

Check out your local library or access the Big Universe Library through your quick links in the OLS to find fun new books to read on your level. The summer reading list has several suggestions of books that you can read this summer.


Fact fluency is going to be SO important in 3rd grade. Try to spend about 10-15 minutes per day working on your math fact fluency (addition, subtraction, & multiplication). These concepts will be foundational to the work we do in 3rd grade, so it's important to start practicing these now. There are so many ways to practice your fact fluency! Check out the links below for some resources.

Printable flashcards: https://bit.ly/3c9lPGg

Online flashcards: https://bit.ly/2ZJn9NC

Fact fluency game: https://bit.ly/3gnSA6d

Summer Reading Challenge

Barnes and Noble offers a free summer reading program where kiddos can read any eight books throughout the summer and record them in the Summer Reading Journal (link below). Bring the completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between July 1st and August 31st, 2020 to earn a free book.


Awesome Websites To Check Out


Educational games with lots of different subjects and skills.

National Geographic Kids

Fun informational videos from National Geographic.

TIME for Kids

Interesting informational articles that students can read independently or families can read together.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Summer Vacation: May 22 - August 11
  • Teachers Return: July 27
  • Free Immunizations: August 7 please click on the newsletter link below for additional details)
  • First Day of School: August 12
  • Free Vision Screening: September 11 (please click on the newsletter link below for additional details)
Free Immunizations & Free Vision Screening

Information on free offerings in the OKC Metro area for OVCA students.

2020-2021 School Year Calendar

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Important Websites

IT Support

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

3rd Grade Teachers