3rd Grade Newsletter

Monday October 19th-Friday October 30th, 2020

On-Track Calendar

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What assignments do I turn in to my teacher?

Many times the OLS will instruct students to turn in assignments that do not have to be turned in. The only assignments that must be turned into your homeroom teacher are those that have "TGA" or "Writing Sample" beside it on the On Track Calendar.

Student Spotlight

If you would like to be featured in the newsletter, please email a photo of your student schooling to Emily Marks at emarks@okvirtual.org. Be sure to complete the media release form below if you have not already!

Interim Week-Exact Path Challenge

You have worked so hard this school year, and it is time for some tropical paradise learning. Your Exact Path to Paradise begins on October 19th! During the week of October 19th, your teachers are challenging you to work in your Exact Path Learning Path for 60 minutes in reading and 60 minutes in math. You will have all week to complete your time challenge and we will be working on it during classes. Class schedules will be adjusted October 20th-October 27th to make time for this challenge. Check your OLS for your adjusted schedule.

Working in your Learning Path will help you close gaps, accelerate your learning, and help your class win some virtual trophies! Each class will also have the chance to win prizes for most mastered lessons, most minutes worked, and most students working on their Learning Path. To complete the challenge, all you have to do is work for 60 minutes in your Reading Learning path and 60 minutes in your Math Learning Path during the week of October 19th to beat the challenge. Have fun and let's win some paradise prizes! The more minutes you spend on your Learning Path, the more prizes you are eligible to win! Remember, learning coaches/parents/siblings should NOT help you as you work. You are taking your own trip to paradise!


Quarter 2 Writing TGA-Date Change

Students will be completing their Quarter 2 Writing TGA in Unit 3, Lesson 14 of their ELA course. We will work on this TGA in class the week of October 26th. It will be due, uploaded to Seesaw by Friday, October 30th at 5:00 pm.


What are we working on?

-Multiplication patterns

Quarter 2 Math TGA

We will be working on the Quarter 2 Math TGA live in classes on November 5th. It will be due uploaded to Seesaw by 5:00 pm on Friday, November 11th.

Science Fun with Ms. Monday

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Tips & Tricks for a Successful School Year

  • Class connect attendance is extremely important in addition to completing online coursework. Please prioritize attending class every day and email all teachers if you know you are going to be absent. Communicate with your homeroom teacher about any scheduling conflicts.
  • Create a family schedule to stay on track with all students' class connects.
  • Come to class prepared. Be sure to eat, use the restroom, do chores, etc. before or after class connects. Log in to class a few minutes early to be ready to start on time.
  • Stay on track each day by following the Bison On-Track Calendar.
  • All assignments require 80% mastery in order to be marked complete. Click here to watch a video showing how to retake an assessment. If you run out of attempts, contact your homeroom teacher.
  • Watch recordings of any missed class connects. Click here to see how to access recordings.
  • Clear out browser cache, cookies, and history daily to ensure that your computer runs smoothly with Newrow. Click here for instructions. Shut down your computer each night.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • October 19th: Records Day-No live classes
  • October 20th-27th: Interim Assessments LIVE in classes-adjusted class schedule
  • October 28th: No live classes
  • October 30th: Quarter 2 Writing TGA due by 10/30 in Seesaw
  • November 2nd-November 5th: Parent Teacher Conferences
  • November 6th: Parent Teacher Conferences-No classes

Important Websites

Bison On Track Calendars and Newsletters

You will be able to find current and past Bison On Track Calendars and Newsletters on the school website.

IT Support

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

In Case You Missed It

Teacher Contact Information

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