Bison Blast

September 2019

Message from Head of School - Mrs. Plummer

As a new school year begins, it is time to set goals!

OVCA Goals SY 19 20 720p

I am challenging each student to create a goal this month. Record your goal with the survey link below. OVCA staff will reach out at the end of September to see the progress you made toward your goal! Ready, Set, Grow!

Upcoming Dates

9/4: Gifted & Talented Public Hearing 10:00am (details below)

9/11: Title I Parent Session 4:00pm - Class Connect Invite

9/20: School Break - School Closed

K12 Browser Recommendation

K12 recommends the use of Google Chrome when accessing the Online School and/or any other K12 application.

If Chrome is not currently installed on your computer, please click here to download the latest version.

You will also need to download and install the Flash enabler extension which will enable and save Flash settings for your classes. Please click here to download and install the extension.

For additional resources, please visit the K12 Support Page for Using Chrome Browser.

Graduation Plans: 9th-12th grade

Did you know all high school students with OVCA have an individualized graduation plan, so they can know exactly what it takes to graduate?!

Please see the PDF attached below for a detailed guide to finding and understanding your Graduation Plan.

Socialization Opportunities

K12 National Student Clubs

K12 offers a wide variety of online clubs to help your student have fun learning with other students who share similar passions and pursuits. These clubs are offered typically two times a month, and last one hour.

Visit K12 Student Clubs for more information!

Listen-Learn-Interact-Talk (LLIT): 6th - 12th grade

LLIT is a support group for any OVCA middle or high school student. Students can have underlying issues that cause them to be unengaged in school. The goal of LLIT is to be a proactive approach to help prevent this by addressing common issues directly through education, interaction, and support.

LLIT Group is not required for any student. Sessions are optional and will show in the class connect list each Tuesday at 3:30pm.

Raeshelle Sharpnack MA

Family Resource Coordinator

Tim Farris

Family Resource Coordinator

Gifted and Talented

This program provides enrichment opportunities for your student including acceleration options, enriching class connect sessions, online curriculum for computer science and coding, STEAM outings and events, academic and STEM competitions, and more.

One way your student can be identified as gifted and talented is through a nationally standardized test being offered online at the beginning of the school year. Testing is open to all students. Please complete this SY19-20 Gifted & Talented Testing Survey if you would like to have your student tested to be part of the gifted and talented program.

If your student has been identified as gifted in another school, they do not need to test again. Please email Holly Wyers, Gifted & Talented Resources Coordinator, your students documentation from the former school to be added to the program.

NOTICE of Meeting: The Local Advisory Meeting for the gifted and talented program is open to the public and will take place at 10am on Wednesday, September 4th at the Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E 93rd St, Tulsa, OK 74133, Ash Meeting Room.

Please contact Holly Wyers if you have any questions about the program or meeting.

Holly Wyers

Gifted and Talented Resource Coordinator

405-259-9478 ext. 2076


Just getting started? Click Here!

Guide to Starting Strong Newsletter with checklist and valuable resource links.

Find your Student ID# - Click Me

You will need your student ID# frequently throughout the school year.

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