OCS Digital Learner News

A weekly newsletter for DL Families - March 26, 2021

WriteScore for 2nd Graders

Digital learning students in grade 2 will be participating in an online writing task through the Write Score platform. The testing window for digital learning students to complete this experience will be from Monday, March 29th through Tuesday, March 30th. Please note the amount of tasks in Accelerate Education will be lightened during this particular week to accommodate the Write Score writing assignment.

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.


GA Milestones Information

Parents of digital learning students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades received an email letter on Friday, March 19th explaining the upcoming GA Milestones assessments and instructions to complete a survey regarding their interest in having their child participate in these assessments in the school setting. As it is very important that we be able to plan for distance learning students who will be coming to school to participate in the Milestones assessments, please respond to the survey as soon as possible if your child is in grades 3, 4, or 5. The survey deadline is Thursday, April 1st. For more information, please contact your child's home school.

OCS Calendar Update

Friday, April 2, 2021 is now a Student Holiday/Teacher Workday. Around 750 teachers and support staff will be able to receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on this day - the Friday before Spring Break. The 2020-2021 School Calendar has been updated to reflect this change.

Student "Shout Outs"

Baseball Virtual Room

Opening day for Major League Baseball is set for Thursday, April 1st. Media Specialist Miriam Shook from CFES has pulled together books, songs, and other fun activities that are baseball based and placed them in the Baseball Virtual Room below. Play ball!

Important Dates

  • 2nd Grade WriteScore Window - Mar 29-30
  • GA Milestones Survey Deadline - Apr 1
  • Student Holiday - Apr 2
  • Spring Break - Apr 5-9
  • GA Milestones for 3rd, 4th, and 5th - Apr 27-29 and May 4-6
  • Last Day of School - May 21

Only 35 More School Days!

We are all proud of the hard work and efforts by our digital learning students and teachers! Finish strong!