The OASD has decided to switch to the hybrid purple/gold learning model for both Intermediate Schools and Oconomowoc High School from Monday, November 30, through Friday, December, 18.
This short-term learning model change is intended to reduce the number of student and staff quarantines and COVID-19 cases we are experiencing in our schools due to home or community contact. The continued increase in staff quarantines has required teachers to teach remotely while the District provides a substitute teacher or qualified supervisor for the students learning at school. The variability of these absences is making it very difficult to find substitute teachers and qualified supervisors for students who are learning at school, sometimes resulting in entire classes or grade-levels being sent to virtual learning.
In mid-December, we will evaluate the learning models, quarantine information, and COVID-19 cases among staff and students, to make a determination on our return to school after the winter holiday break. The District will share additional information with families before the OASD winter break which starts on December 19.
Intermediate & High School Student Schedules for November 30-January 3:
- November 30-December 18: Learning in the hybrid purple/gold model
- December 19-January 3: All OASD students and staff off school for winter break
Use These Links For Additional Information:
- Nature Hill Intermediate Hybrid Purple/Gold Schedule Information
- Silver Lake Intermediate Hybrid Purple/Gold Schedule Information
- OHS Hybrid Purple Student Schedule Information
- OHS Hybrid Gold Student Schedule Information
>> Click here for additional information on student food service, mental health support, technology help, and health guidelines during this hybrid learning period.
OCON Virtual Learning Community
The Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) is excited to introduce the Oconomowoc Virtual Learning Community (OVLC) as one of the educational options for students in the 2020-21 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 as a result of the current pandemic. We believe the OVLC will meet this need for families, both in response to COVID-19 and long-term, as families determine the most flexible educational environment for their children.
Meet the OVLC Staff for Grades 7-12
Meet the OVLC staff for grades 7-12 and learn more about the daily schedule and experience
Request to Move Between OVLC & In-Person School
The OASD launched the Ocon Virtual Learning Community (OVLC) at the start of the 2020-21 school year to provide families an alternative option to in-person learning in our school buildings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
When we launched this new program, we planned several transition times throughout the year when students could move from in-person learning into the OVLC or vice versa. These transition times align with the semester for high school students and the trimester for intermediate and elementary students. To maintain appropriate and consistent staffing for both the OVLC and in-person learning, we are not able to move students at any other time during the school year.
Grades 4K-8: Deadlines for 2nd Trimester:
- Deadline to complete this form requesting a transfer into or from the OVLC = November 13, 2020
- First day of 2nd Trimester = November 30, 2020
Grades 9-12: Deadlines for 2nd Semester:
- Deadline to complete this form requesting a transfer into or from OVLC = January 5, 2021
- First day of 2nd Semester = January 19, 2021
Grades 4K-8: Deadlines for 3rd Trimester:
- Deadline to complete this form requesting a transfer into or from the OVLC = February 12, 2021
- First day of 3rd Trimester = March 1, 2021
Please complete this online form to request a transition from OVLC to in-person school or in-person school to OVLC for each student.
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. Students will also have the opportunity to transition between settings at designated points in the school year if they find the educational environment is no longer conducive to their academic or social development.
OVLC Program Planning Guide
This Program Planning Guide is designed to support families as they decide if the OVLC is the right fit for their children. This document will continue to change as the OVLC team finalizes program details leading up to the start of the 2020-21 school year.
You can learn more about the OVLC and see some of the resources our teachers use by clicking these links:
OVLC Family Newsletter
Use the links below to view the weekly Ocon Virtual Learning Community newsletters for OVLC families.
OVLC 4K-6th Grade e-Newsletter
OVLC 7th-12th Grade e-Newsletter
The OASD Technology and Innovation Department provides guidance and technology support for district staff and families.
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION WEBSITE
The Technology & Innovation website is filled with information, videos, tutorials, and instructions on:
- Common Tech Solutions - to use when troubleshooting a technology problem
- 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!
- Google Apps
- How to use Google Meet/Hangout
- How to organize your Google Drive
- Using Gmail
- Google Classroom Tutorial Videos
- Google Read & Write
- Device Information
- Using a Chromebook
- Using video programs like Flipgrid, Zoom, and Screencastify
- Elementary Technology
- Using Classlink
- Using Seesaw
- And much more!
- Library Resources
- Technology Tools
- 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:
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.