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OCON Virtual Learning Community

The Oconomowoc Area School District is excited to continue the Oconomowoc Virtual Learning Community (OVLC) as one of the educational options for students in grades 9-12 in the 2021-22 school year.  Our District continues to listen to the feedback from families, and we understand the need families have to support their children in entirely virtual settings.  We believe the OVLC will meet this need for our families and students.


2021-2022 OVLC Program Planning Guide: Grades 9-12

2021-2022 OVLC Program Planning Guide

For Grades 9-12

The OASD is excited to continue to offer the Oconomowoc Virtual Learning Community (OVLC) as an option for OASD students in grades 9-12 during the 2021-2022 school year.

>> Click here for the full 2021-2022 OVLC Program Planning Guide for Grades 9-12


As part of the 2021-2022 course registration process at both Oconomowoc High School and our intermediate schools, we asked families to indicate their preference to have their child learning within the OVLC for the next school year.

We understand it may be difficult to decide the best educational option for the next school year while we’re still in the midst of the current public health challenges.  While some families chose the OVLC in 2020-21 primarily for health safety reasons, we recommend families make this decision going forward based on which educational model will be most conducive to their child’s long-term academic, social, and emotional success.  

As families contemplate this decision for the 2021-2022 school year, it may help to think about what student attributes typically align with success in virtual learning environments.  The following are traits typical of successful virtual learners:

  • Student craves flexibility when they learn, how they learn, and what they learn
  • Student thrives in an independent learning environment
  • Student is technologically savvy
  • Student is driven to succeed academically
  • Student has supports in place within their home environment when learning issues arise

 

Families should refer to the OVLC 2021-2022 Program Planning Guide for more specific information on registration, course offerings, policies, and other essential details that will be in place for the 2021-2022 school year. 


OVLC Registration Deadlines

We are asking families to register for OVLC early in the year so that high school students can accurately complete the course selection process that always occurs in January for the next school year.  The deadlines are:

  • Friday, January 22, 2021:  OHS families are required to complete the 2021-22 Preliminary OVLC Registration form through Skyward Family Access by this date.


Families who miss this deadline might still be able to register for OVLC during the summer 2021 online registration process; however, course availability and schedules will be impacted by selecting OVLC at this late date.  OVLC grade levels might also be at capacity after the deadlines above.  Families who complete this preliminary registration form will still be required to complete the full 2021-2022 online registration process in summer 2021 but will already have a place reserved within the OVLC.

It is important to note that face-to-face course availability could also be affected for those students who select the OVLC now but then decide to remove their student from OVLC during the summer 2021 online registration process.  

While the OASD intends to provide the OVLC as an option for the 2021-22 school year, the operation of the OVLC will be contingent on enrollment.  If OVLC enrollment is minimal for the 2021-22 school year, the District may request registered OVLC students return to their in-person schools.  Families would be notified of this decision no later than August 15, 2021.  

OVLC registration information for high school students was emailed to families on January 5, 2021.  

If you have questions about the OVLC, please contact one of the administrators below.  Thank you for your support of the OASD.

John Flannery
FlannerJ@oasd.org
Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Jason Curtis
CurtisJ@oasd.org
Oconomowoc High School Principal



About the OVLC

About the OVLC

The OVLC is structured as part of the OASD, not an OASD Charter School.  Students who enroll in the OVLC will continue to be part of the OASD and can participate in OASD co-curricular activities or athletics.


OVLC Resources

 

How To Be a Successful Student in OVLC

OVLC 2020-21 Family Newsletters

Technology Help

Technology Help

The OASD Technology and Innovation Department provides guidance and technology support for district staff and families.

>> Click Here To Reach the OASD Technology & Innovation Department Website


TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION WEBSITE

The Technology & Innovation website is filled with information, videos, tutorials, and instructions on:

  1. Common Tech Solutions - to use when troubleshooting a technology problem
  2. Canvas
    • How to generate a pairing code
    • Overview for parents and students
    • How to use Canvas as a parent and as a student
    • Logging in to Canvas
    • And much more!
  3. Google Apps
    • How to use Google Meet/Hangout
    • How to organize your Google Drive
    • Using Gmail
    • Google Classroom Tutorial Videos
    • Google Read & Write
  4. Device Information
    • Using a Chromebook
    • Hotspots
  5. Using video programs like Flipgrid, Zoom, and Screencastify
  6. Elementary Technology
    • Using Classlink
    • Using Seesaw
    • And much more!
  7. Library Resources
  8. Technology Tools
  9. Edgenuity Student Learning Experience video

OASD TECHNOLOGY HELP DESK

If you are having technology trouble or have questions about some of the common learning tools your child is using, please visit the Technology & Innovation website linked above.  The website is filled with videos, step-by-step instructions, documents, and links to help families.

You can also contact the Help Desk at:
HelpDesk@oasd.org
(262)-560-2126

The Help Desk is staffed during school hours. If you have trouble or need assistance during non-school hours, please check the Technology & Innovation website for information or please email or call the Help Desk.  Emails and voicemails will be returned the next school day.



915 E. Summit Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
262-560-1115
Nondiscrimination: The Oconomowoc Area School District provides assurance that no student is discriminated against because of the student's sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability.
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