Ixonia Elementary School

March 20, 2020 - Virtual Learning Plan

Classroom Virtual Learning Plans

Week 1 Reflection Video from Stacy Yearling, Principal

(Please don't judge me based on the ridiculous face!)
Week 1 Reflection

Spring Break Closure

Spring break runs from March 23-March 27. There will be no virtual learning activities or daily announcements from school sent during this week. As of Friday evening, please direct any questions or needs to yearlings@oasd.org.
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Other caregivers on the daily lesson plan email?

We understand that there are many other caregivers helping with "homeschooling." If you would like one of those caregivers to receive our daily 8:00 updates with the link to the learning plans, please email ixonia@oasd.org with those email addresses.

Virtual Learning Feedback Form

We are looking for your feedback on the virtual learning platform. We realize that we are in our first couple days, but as we move into spring break, we are looking for helpful feedback to make this a better experience for the upcoming weeks.


Feel free to submit a response for your entire family or you may provide separate feedback for each child. Your responses are confidential, unless you provided your email at the end of the form for us to respond to your questions or concerns. Thank you for helping us grow!


Virtual Learning Feedback Form

Happy Birthday to...

Mrs. Schmitz - March 19th


Taylan Theisen
- March 20th


Eleanor Olson - March 22nd


Harper Hollatz - March 24th


Maya Hollatz - March 24th


Raeven Martin - March 25th


Izabel Almestica - March 28th


Kenzie Coppernoll - March 29th

Request for Device

Our virtual learning plan will extend from after spring break until this health crisis is over. We want to make sure students have a device where they can access their learning and respond to activities created by their teachers. We will be distributing devices over spring break so they are ready for students to use on March 30.


Please complete this form if:

  1. Your child does not have access to a laptop, chromebook, desktop or tablet (like an iPad).
  2. Your child does have access to one of the above, but an older sibling or parent is using it during the day.
  3. You need assistance with WiFi access to these devices to get on the Internet.


While we cannot guarantee that a device is available, we are gathering information on needs to make that determination. We will do our very best to fulfill all needs. Devices will be cleaned before distribution. Distribution will be arranged with families sometime before spring break ends via email or phone call. More information to follow by early next week.


Device Request Form

Attendance Clarification

With virtual learning, the work can happen at any time. Your child will be marked in attedance once the teacher sees that some of the complete for a specific day. While it's not "due" by a certain time each day, it's best if your child can stay on top of the work so it doesn't compound. Our only ask is that work for the week is done by Sunday night (which means you have the weekend to finish up any last work).


Starting Monday morning, teachers will check any submitted work from the previous week and finish their attendance for the week prior. We will then move onto the new week of learning.

Free Home Account for Epic

Teachers may be inviting you to sign up for EPIC. Epic has graciously offered for all free home accounts for the rest of this school year. It's full of wonderful online books and activities. I strongly urge you to sign up if you receive the link from the classroom.

Classlink logon

What is classlink?

Classlink is an important resource for your child to log on to every day. By logging on here, it will give them access to all the websites that the district has subscriptions to and they won't have to keep logging into each individual site.


How does my child login?


  • Your child should have been sent home wiht a login sheet on Friday. They may also already know how to log on.
  • If not, usernames and passwords can now be found in Family Access (for elementary students).
  • If you are still having trouble logging in, you can call 262-560-2123 or email helpdesk@oasd.org.




Please watch this video to help you log on:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12Z-oSiH8eTkGDtnRAprf_ofC4FlWKJjm/view

IMPORTANT: Seesaw Instructions

When your child sees an activity from their teacher they need to complete, please help your child get into the routine of reading, listening to or watching the "instructions." This is OFTEN where you will find the video made by your child's teacher actually teaching the lesson. This will help your child be successful in the concept being taught.


Always click the instructions before starting the activity. See the picture below for where to find the instructions.

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Classlink, Seesaw, Dreambox...OH MY!

Teachers will be referencing different apps & websites in their virtual teaching. Most, in not all, should be familiar to your child. Please click below for a description of some of the most common apps that will be utilized to help you better understand how and why they are used.

WiFi options for families

Please be aware of the following additional opportunities:


  • Starting Monday, March 16th, Charter Communication will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a subscription. A service of up to 100 megabits per second will be provided. Those interested in enrolling are asked to call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
  • Use the following website to check discounts available with other internet providers: https://maps.psc.wi.gov/apps/DiscountPrograms
  • The Oconomowoc Public Library was planning on being open to allow for access to internet service. If you plan on going there, I would suggest calling first to confirm their hours and make sure they are still open. The number is 262-569-2193.
  • Fill out our Device Request Form (found above) and we will try to assist you further.

Food Resources

OASD FAMILIES UTILIZING FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM
Families that qualify for free or reduced lunch can pick up a full week of breakfast and lunch “Grab and Go” meals at Oconomowoc High School East Campus. Pick up dates and times are as follows:

  • Sunday, March 29: 4 –6 p.m.
  • Monday, March 30: 8 a.m.-10 a.m. or 4 p.m.-6 p.m.


Please reach out to our student services team with any questions, concerns or needs:


If you are in need of a Free/Reduced Lunch Application form, those can be submitted at any time throughout the year. Please contact Erin Lee at leee@oasd.org or Mrs. Childs at ixonia@oasd.org. All requests will be kept confidential from all school staff. Assistance is available during these critical times.

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We need your help: All-School Read Aloud Book Contest-VOTE!

Classrooms have been reading various picture books throughout our school over the past few weeks and voting for their favorites. We are down to our FINAL FOUR, so unlike the NCAA, our virtual tournament can continue! Between now and Friday, March 23rd @ 5:00 p.m. please watch these videos of staff reading these books and have each child VOTE for their favorite book. We will announce the book winner when we return from spring break!


Listening to these books counts towards your child's reading minutes in our reading challenge!


The Hungry Lion or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals

Perfectly Norman

Exclamation Mark!

Alfie


VOTES CAN BE SUBMITTED FOR EACH CHILD THROUGH THIS LINK: https://forms.gle/ugYFXpTYNZBSnuMx8

March PBIS - Responsible Reading Challenge!

And even though we are not in school, we ask that your child keeps reading their books and logging their minutes. THE CHALLENGE WILL CONTINUE!


We will keep track to see which classrooms and students have read the highest amounts while we are on our extended leave from school.Two-three students from each class with the highest number of reading minutes will be eligible for special experience when we return to school.


There will also be whole class competitions throughout the month, so everyone's total reading minute count!


Please keep track of their reading minutes each day and send your child's teacher an email of their total minutes read for the week.



  • On Wednesday, March 18, please email WEEK 2 minutes read from March 9-March 15.
  • On March 30, please email minutes read in WEEK 3 March 16-March 22 & WEEK 4 March 23-March 29

Virtual Attendance

How should I contact the school if my child is unable to complete learning tasks (for any reason) on a particular day?


  • If a child is unable to participate in virtual learning on a particular day, the parent/guardian should still call the attendance number (262-560-8403) for their child’s school and report the absence for either illness or vacations. If your child is ill please, continue to leave their symptoms along with your message.
  • Continuing to take attendance will allow the District to track illness and better prepare for student safety when children return to school.
  • Families should also email the child’s homeroom teacher directly if their child is unable to participate in daily virtual learning.

Ixonia School Calendar

The most up-to-date information about clubs, school activities, conference dates, days off, etc. All months of the year can be accessed through the link and is updated on a daily basis.

Community Info

Five O's Girls Fastpitch

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La Belle Yacht Club Sailing School

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Volunteer & Chaperone Background Checks

Would you like to volunteer or chaperone a field trip at the school? All school volunteers must pass a background check prior to volunteering.


The Oconomowoc Area School District is now using SecureVolunteer to process criminal background checks for volunteers. All volunteers must be screened prior to volunteering for a school event or in a building.


SecureVolunteer is a completely web-based/paperless system. BIB takes personal data security and privacy very seriously and has instituted safeguards to protect personal data.


Background checks are good for 3 years.


Click HERE to start!

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Ixonia Elementary School

Ixonia's school day runs from 8:40 am - 3:40 pm. Students are encouraged to be at school by 8:30, but not before 8:25 am, as no outdoor supervision is available before that time. If your child will be absent from school, please contact our attendance line at 262-560-8402.