4th Grade Newsletter

Mon., August 30 - Fri., September 10, 2021

Tech Support for Families

If students/families need assistance with Class Connect sessions, powered by Newrow, they can contact the Newrow Support Line at (877) 847-1169. Representatives are available to answer questions and troubleshoot any issues that students may have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

As always, if students/families are experiencing an issue with the Online School or any K12 application, they can contact K12 Customer Support at (866) 512-2273 or visit Help.K12.com

Thank you for all your help making NWEA testing a success!

It was truly a team effort from the students, learning coaches, teachers and staff. We are going to use the information learned from this data to help us plan and help all students grow.

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Role of a Learning Coach

With K12-powered personalized learning, you play an active and important role in your child’s education.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • August 30- Begin working in Math, ELA and History curriculum
  • August 30-First ELA Writing Sample Unit 1 Lesson 8 assigned in Seesaw (teacher graded)
  • September 2- ELA TGA (teacher graded assignment) assigned in Seesaw
  • September 6- Labor Day (no school)
  • September 7- Working in all courses, including electives
  • September 13- ELA Unit 1 Lesson 8 Writing Sample due in Seesaw
  • September 16- ELA TGA Due in Seesaw

Course Information


ELA Unit 1 has included reading and writing summarizations and comparisons of different Cinderella Stories. Students will continue exploring different cultures through these stories. After each story, your student will continue writing a paragraph (4-8 sentences) summarizing the story. You've also been encouraging your student to include the following

  • Characters (good and evil)
  • Setting (where and when)
  • Events (beginning, middle, and end)

Now students are starting to write narrative pieces. From September 2th-16th, 4th graders will be completing the Big Idea project by writing a modern-day Cinderella tale. This Big Idea is also the Teacher Graded Assignment (see attachment below for complete instructions). The TGA is worth a big portion of a student's grade, which is why we give them 2 weeks to complete it. It will be submitted in Seesaw. We will go over the details thoroughly in class on September 2nd.


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Students will be learning to compare and order numbers as they finish up Unit 1. Next, we will be moving to Unit 6 where we will focus on 2 digit x 1 digit and 3 digit x 1 digit multiplication in various ways.

Spend 20 minutes each school day working on multiplication facts this school year.

Multiplication Strategy- Double, Double

OVCA Clubs

Are you interested in joining a club through OVCA? Click the link below to find out more about the clubs the school offers.

Newrow Audio and Video test

You can click the link below to go and test your mic and webcam before entering a Newrow session. This will help eliminate some problems before you enter a class.


Media Release Form

OVCA is focused on providing a safe virtual learning environment. With this in mind, we ask that a legal guardian complete the below survey for each student enrolled with OVCA. The media release form includes two sections: Photograph, Testimonial and Interview Release, and Face to Face Platform (webcam) Usage School-Guardian-Student Compact. You will be given the choice to accept or decline each opportunity.

Together we can help students reach their full potential through personalized learning this year! Thank you for taking the time to complete this form.

Important Websites

IT Support

If you are experiencing technical issues, please use the link above or call 866-512-2273 to submit a ticket.

The Hub (OVCA Website)

All 4th Grade Newsletters can be found here.

Teacher Contact Information

Hola! Bienvenidos a nuestra escuela!

Mi nombre es Sonia Gaytan, Asesor Familiar Comunitario

Si necesitas ayuda en español puedo ayudarte.

Puede enviarme un correo electrónico a sogaytan@okvirtual.org

Puede enviarme un mensaje de texto a 405 345 6018

Puedes llamarme a 405 259 9478 ext. 3150