Your Guide to Starting Strong
We are so excited you have chosen to school with us!
Knowing you want a successful start to your school year, the following information will ensure you are ready to go! Be sure to check your email daily and reach out to your Community Family Advisor with any questions. We are happy to support you as you build your routine, navigate our platforms, and begin course work.
Community Family Advisors (CFAs) are your primary point of contact, focused on the engagement and daily success of each family. CFAs will foster community-building with local/online sessions. Keep an eye out for more information!
Teachers are your academic resource and point of contact for content-specific support. Our teachers are Oklahoma-certified, and experts in their grade/course.
Getting Prepared Checklist
Please ensure you have completed these tasks. Instructions are in the Resource Links section below.
- Confirm computer and internet connection. Let your CFA know if support is needed
- Create a distraction-free learning area (this doesn't have to be the perfect location, just a comfortable place where you can focus and work)
- New Families - Activate Learning Coach account and create Student account.
Let your CFA know if you need the registration code resent.
- Save your Student ID in a safe place
- Log in to both Learning Coach and Student accounts
- Check time zone settings (GMT-6:00 United State-Chicago)
- Set up Office 365
- Review Student Handbook
- Review School Calendar
- Complete Welcome to Online Learning course. Students have access to review and complete this course prior to the first day in the "Courses" section of your student log in.
- Visit the ISOK Hub. It will be a primary resource site for our school.
Getting Started in Your First Week
Kick Off Call - Your Community Family Advisor (CFA) will call you to talk through the getting started items, answer questions you may have, and help you navigate the transition to our school.
Required School Orientation - All students attend live online (Class Connect) sessions.
- Week of Welcome Orientations occur Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday each week. Please attend the first orientation you're able to.
- Find your orientation time in your Class Connect List (found in the online school).
- Log-in to the student account, then the schedule tab to access your session.
Required Beginning Assessments - Assessments provide teachers valuable information for building individualized instruction plans to meet specific student needs. It is important students read each question carefully and do their best work. Students are required to take assessments several times throughout the school year.
- Assessment requirements vary by school/grade level.
- You will receive detailed instructions from your teacher/principal on how to complete your required assessments.
Optional Help Desk & Outings - Staff holds optional sessions throughout each week as an opportunity for students and families to engage, ask questions, socialize, clarify confusion, etc.
- Find all sessions in your Class Connect List.
- Log-in to the student account, then the schedule tab to access sessions.
- These are optional, but encouraged. We'd love to see you there to join the fun!
K12 Browser Recommendation
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.
Coaches' Corner (Learning Coach & Self-Enrolling Student support)
We are excited to tell you that Oklahoma Learning Coach Academy is returning with a new name and a new focus.
Presenting: Coaches’ Corner!
Now rebranded to focus on resources and support specifically designed for ISOK Learning Coaches and Self-Enrolling Students.
Coaches’ Corner is passionate about helping LCs & SESs be successful.
As an LC/SES you will have access to these resources and more:
- LIVE help sessions for LC’s prior to school
- LIVE Student Help Desk throughout the year
- Smore Newsletters with LC Workshops & Resources
- Peer support through the ISOK Learning Coach Community in the K12 app
Special Programs & Services
Gifted and Talented
Did you know Oklahoma Virtual Academy and Insight of Oklahoma has a gifted and talented program available for your student? This awesome and exciting program provides enrichment opportunities for your student. One way your student can be identified as gifted and talented is through a nationally standardized test that is being offered online through Pearson.
Please note that if your student has been identified as gifted in another school, that this identification follows him/her to OVCA and ISOK and your student will automatically be placed in the gifted program after receiving documentation from your former school district. Please contact Holly Wyers to get this added to your student’s record. Previously identified gifted students do not need to test again.
Please complete this survey if you would like to have your student tested to be part of the gifted and talented program.
Please contact Holly Wyers if you have questions about the program.
Gifted and Talented Resource Coordinator
405-259-9478 ext. 2076
We provide full continuum of special education services and supports. Specialized programming is provided by certified special educators in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) to children who meet eligibility requirements under one or more of the following disability categories, as defined by the State of Oklahoma:
- Developmental Delay
- Emotional Disturbance
- Hearing Impairment, Including Deafness
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Multiple Disabilities
- Orthopedic Impairments
- Other Health Impairments
- Specific Learning Disability
- Speech or Language Impairment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visual Impairment Including Blindness
If through Child Find activities, a child is identified as possibly having a disability and in need of special education services, we may seek parent consent to evaluate the child. All such evaluations will be conducted in compliance with applicable federal and state law and regulations.
Parents must report that their child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) during the enrollment process.You may contact our Special Services department if you have additional questions.
Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards
Parents and guardians of children eligible for or currently receiving special education services have certain rights according to state and federal laws. For more information on parent rights in special education, a copy of the Oklahoma State Department of Education Parent Rights in Special Education and Notice of Procedural Safeguards is available on the State of Oklahoma Website.
Notification of Language Assistance Services
Any parent/legal guardian who is limited in speaking, writing, or reading English may request the school to provide access to services such as interpreter and/or translated documents. To request services please email or contact Katherine Young, ELL Coordinator for ISOK and OVCA. She will coordinate prompt access for the parent/legal guardian to the appropriate services and/or translator service.
Asistencia de idioma:
Cualquier padre que se limita al hablar, escribir o leer Inglés podrá
solicitar a la escuela para proporcionar acceso a servicios tales como intérprete y / o
documentos traducidos. Para solicitar los servicios envíe un correo electrónico o llamar al Coordinador de ELL, Katherine Young. Katherine Young coordinará el acceso sin demora para que el padre a los servicios apropiados y /o servicio de traductor.
(405) 835-2133 ext. 2173
We may disclose personally identifiable information from a student's education record as instructed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Visit the U.S. Department of Education website for an inclusive list of FERPA rights.
Title 1 - Parents Right to Know
In accordance with Parents Right-to-Know requirement under the Every Student Succeeds Act - ESSA, Section1112 (e)(1)(A) this is notification to every parent/guardian of a student in a Title I school that you have the right to request information regarding your child’s teacher, including, at a minimum:
- whether the teacher has met the state requirements for licensure and certification for the grade levels and subject-matters in which the teacher provides instruction; and
- whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or their provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
- the college major and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and
- whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.
In addition, each Title I school must provide notification if your student has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not Oklahoma certified, if applicable.
We are proud to provide your student the best possible educational experiences and strive to recruit the most qualified, experienced, and passionate educators. All teachers employed for SY19-20 are Oklahoma certified as defined by the State Department of Oklahoma.
For more information regarding certification criteria or other public school related matters you may visit the Oklahoma State Department of Education website.