January 12, 2024
Dates to Remember
- January 17: OVA Academic & SEL In-Person Support
- January 23: Homeschool Connect
- February 5-9: Mid-Winter Break
Semester I Final Grades
Semester II Reminders
We hope you had a great first week back! Mrs. Nast has loved seeing so many students stay ahead of the game in their pacing in each course- keep up the good work! Just a reminder that your Semester II courses will end on May 27. There will not be extensions at the end of this semester, as you are already receiving 20 weeks to complete your courses if you started them on January 8!
If you need any help, please reach out to your Edgenuity teachers, your mentor, or your Otsego teacher if you are in elementary. If you are confused as to who your mentor is, please email Mrs. Nast at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make this your best semester yet!
OVA Snow Day Procedure
Remember that the first attendance week for OVA is January 10 - January 16. Our attendance weeks run from Wednesday to Tuesday, and you must complete two, two-way communications with your Otsego teacher (elementary) or Otsego mentor teacher (secondary) in order to be marked virtual present for the week. After two absent weeks, a truancy reminder letter is sent home to families.
In-Person OVA Support
Our next in-person academic support will not be held until Wednesday, January 17 from 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 205 at Otsego High School.
Our next in-person SEL lesson with Mrs. Starr will also be held on Wednesday, January 17 from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. for grades 3 through 6 in Room 205 at Otsego High School. We haven't had any interest in the SEL lessons for grades 7-12, but if your student is interested, just email Mrs. Nast at email@example.com.
Reminders from Mrs. Raseman:
Remember to stay on track all semester so that you don't fall behind. Take advantage of the in person support if that will help you, too!
I feel like I just saw you all for NWEA testing, but I need you to come back again to finish. We will need to complete the winter testing for STAR, Delta, and F&P. These things should take about an hour total. Please sign up for the time that works best for your family by clicking the button below!
Edgenuity Helpful Links
Capturing Kids’ Hearts
This month's Capturing Kids' Hearts character trait is Respect. We use monthly themes to help teach social emotional skills to our students, as we know these are the most important tools in being successful in their personal and educational lives. Our student's wellbeing is of most importance to us at OVA!
What is Respect?
Respect is the willingness and ability to act professionally and thoughtfully with ourselves and others. Leaders can deal respectfully with opposition and provide space for both dignity and differences to coexist.
Why focus on Respect?
- Respect contributes to a positive culture. People feel safe, supported, and engaged in the context of thoughtful social, emotional, civic, and intellectual interactions.
- Respect decreases conflict. Respect helps us, and others, to be able to express ourselves without fear of being judged, humiliated, or discriminated against.
- Respect encourages empathy. Respect helps us to understand each other and put ourselves in someone else shoes.