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Greetings K-8th Grade Learners and Learning Coaches


Upcoming Orientation Schedule

K-10th Grade

A PARENT ONLY orientation will be held August 1-7th for NEW and RETURNING families of kindergarten-10th grade students. During the parent orientation session, staff will review updated policies and procedures in our student hand book. We have enhanced our procedures for the upcoming school year, so it is important that all families attend. Please sign up HERE for the session you are planning to attend.

K-8th Grade
As part of student on boarding, parents and students are required to attend a Back to School Night on Thursday August 9th. During this event,families will have the opportunity to meet their student's Learning Facilitator and pick up their device and accessories. Students must pick up their device prior to the first day of school.

First Weeks Of School

K-8th Grade

During the first week of school, learners AND learning coaches will attend class together during the learners' designated class time. During this time, learners and learning coaches will go through K12 lessons on how to navigate the system and teach their student. Learning coaches are encouraged to bring some K12 materials on this day, so stay tuned for communication from your learning facilitator on which materials to bring. We will also work together to set up the student's device for success! For families with multiple age students in elementary and middle school, there will be an opportunity to switch between classrooms.

K-8 Designated Class Times --First week of school*
Tuesday AM: Tuesday, August 14th 9am-12pm
Tuesday PM: Tuesday, August 14th 1pm-4pm
Wednesday AM: Wednesday, August 15th 9am-12pm
Wednesday PM: Wednesday, August 15th 1pm-4pm
Thursday AM: Thursday, August 16th 9am-12pm
Thursday PM: Thursday, August 16th 1pm-4pm

*Please note, OVS, K-8 starts one day prior to OPS.

During the second week of school, learning coaches will be required to attend a mandatory check- in with their learning facilitator/teacher at the designated time; either during the beginning or end of the class. This will be an opportunity for learning coaches to touch base to ensure that their learner is ready to go for the school year.

Device Information

Students are required to use the device issued to them at the beginning of the school year when they attend their learning center day. Families are able to use their own device at home. Students will be provided a device, charger, and headphones at the beginning of the school year. There will be an option to take a mouse and stylus for middle school students.

Listed below are the replacement costs for the items so families are aware of the expenses. All families will have the opportunity to purchase device coverage for $20. This device coverage only cost the replacement cost of the computer if something were to happen to it.

Replacement Costs:

Headphones: $18.99

Wireless mouse: $18.99

Stream (K-5th grade): $266.17/ea

612 (6-10th grade): $805.59/ea

Stylus for 612: $45.99

Charging cord for both devices $49

Setting up K12 Account

Since you've been accepted into OVS, the Learning Coach will receive the Registration Email to complete the Learning Coach and student(s) account setup process. This email contains all of the information needed to complete the Account Setup process which will provide access to the Online School!

Please note: If you have not received a Registration email and it has been more than 48 hours since your student’s approval, please check your SPAM folder as it may have been directed automatically.

  • The email will be sent from Registration@k12.com to the email address assigned to the person designated as the Learning Coach. This information was provided during the Enrollment Process on the student’s application.
  • The subject line format will look like this: [Learning Coach’s Last Name] Family, “Welcome and Important Next Step”

K12 Materials and Shipments

Please note that you must log into the Learning Coach account to access My Info.

  1. Login to the Online School using the Learning Coach's account credentials
  2. Click the Learning Coach’s name (located on the top -right corner of the screen)
  3. Click My Info on the drop-down menu
  4. Click the Student's name
  5. Click the Orders tab to see a list of all material orders
  6. Select the Order Number that you would like to view
  7. Scroll down to "Course Materials" to view a summary of your order; this includes a list of the materials provided for each course, the kit name/SKU number, the order status, tracking information, etc
  8. Click the Tracking Number to view the shipping status
  9. Click the arrow to see the items provided in each course kit

Other Key Information

  • No Materials -- indicates that all materials needed for the course are online and you will not receive a materials shipment for this course.

  • Shipped Previously (instead of Shipped) -- indicates that the materials were shipped earlier in the year or possibly during the previous school year and that you should already have what is needed. If you returned the materials or missing any of the items, please contact K12 Customer Support for assistance.

What materials can I write in?

Families receive both consumable (workbooks, teacher guides, student guides) and non-consumable materials (textbooks, novels, classic children's books). Students and Learning Coaches are encouraged to write in the consumable materials; however, non-consumable books will be returned at the end of the school year.

Please care for the non-consumable books as you would a library book. Please do not write in these books as they will be sent to another student when you have completed your course.

How do I know which books are non-consumable and will be returned?

By accessing My Info from within the Online School, you can view a list of all materials which identifies the items can be written in versus which items will need to be returned once the course and/or School Year has ended.

Please note that you must be logged in to the Learning Coach account for access to My Info.

  1. Log into the Online School using the Learning Coach's username and password
  2. Click on the Learning Coach’s Name, located on the right - hand side of the Learning Coach Homepage

  1. Click My Info in the drop down menu
  2. Select your Student's Name
  3. Click the Orders tab to see a list of all material orders for your student
  4. Click on the Order Number that you would like to view (orders for the current school year)
  5. Scroll down to Shipped Materials to view a summary of the order; this includes a list of the materials provided for each course, the kit name/sku number, the order status, tracking information, etc.
  6. Using the icons (next to each item) and the Return status listed below you will be able to determine which materials will or will not need be returned once the course and/or School Year is complete. You can write in the books that will not be returned at the end of the year.
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Core Values: Growth Mindset

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This school year, we took the time to define what makes are school awesome! As part of the exploration, we identified our school's core values. The Big 6 portray our school community: Growth Mindset, Positivity, Collaboration, Integrity, Self Advocacy and Accountability. As we approach the beginning of the school year, we will explore each of our core values for families to have a better understanding of what they mean to OVS.

Growth Mindset: We define growth mindset as the ability to keep trying when things get hard. Students will continue to try, regardless of the amount of attempts they need to make to grow their brain and learn. We expect students to be challenged in the materials they are learning so they are able to grow within their learning.

Failure is common and welcome in our school. The goal is once you fail, it is an attempt towards success. We don't stop at failure but persevere until we are successful. Our students should always be open to growing and evolving as they work through their curriculum. There will be bumps in the road but we want to encourage them to not turn into boulders.

How does your family define growth mindset? What will your student do in the face of struggle and challenge? Have conversations at home to explore how growth mindset aligns with your own family's values.

Omaha Virtual School

Mission: OVS is committed to empowering life-long learners by developing collaborative relationships. Within our community, we provide an innovative, personalized learning experience. Success in this mission will cultivate critical thinkers who have the tools to contribute to a changing global society.

Vision: Future ready, today.

Core Values: Growth Mindset, Positivity, Collaboration, Integrity, Accountability, Self-Advocacy