OCS Digital Learner News

A weekly newsletter for DL Families - October 16, 2020

Attendance for Digital Learners Beginning Quarter 2

The Georgia Department of Education requires schools and districts to report attendance for distance learners. Students are considered to be in attendance when progress is demonstrated by completion of assignments in a timely manner.

Beginning Quarter 2, all modules in Accelerate Education have been dated for clear pacing and assignment completion. If there is little or no progress made by the Wednesday of each week, parents will receive a reminder notification from the teacher. If a student does not complete assignments/modules by that Friday, he/she will be retroactively marked absent dating to the last submitted assignment for attendance reporting.

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s needs, please contact your home school counselor.

Grade Level Websites for Parents, Learning Coaches, and Students

The Digital Learning Teachers in collaboration with the Instructional Technology Specialists for the district have created grade level resource websites for parents, learning coaches, and students to help supplement the learning taking place in Accelerate Education. Each grade level has a foundational start on these websites, but please note, our plan is to update and add to these websites based on the current curriculum within the modules and the specific, innovative resources available to all students.

DL Flipgrid Question of the Week

To create a social aspect for our digital learners, we are implementing the DL Flipgrid Question of the Week starting today! All of the digital learning students and teachers have been connected to a special Flipgrid course where weekly topics will be posted to promote conversations and connections. This week's conversation asks, "What do you do for fun?" An email was sent to your child's email account with a link to this week's conversation. Please note, participation is strictly voluntary and not mandatory.

"Scary, Oozy, Slimy" Virtual Day at Sandy Creek Nature Center

This Saturday, Oct. 17, Sandy Creek Nature Center is presenting their “Scary, Oozy, Slimy Day” program that will feature hourly live and taped events. As a grand finale, there will be a 20 minute show of chemistry demonstrations by Dr. Maurice Snook, local chemist and elementary celebrity. Beginning at 5:00pm, Dr. Snook will conduct seven scary, oozy, slimy experiments all students can do at home. If students cannot watch on Saturday, Sandy Creek will post the program for viewing at a later time. Science is FUN!


Upcoming Events

  • Q1 Report Cards - Oct 16 (Emailed to DL Parents by Home School)
  • Thanksgiving Break - Nov 23-27
  • Holiday Break - Dec 21-Jan 4

DL Student "Shoutouts"