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Mrs. Colbert

Send an e-mail, call, or deliver a message with a homing pigeon... just please ask for help!!! If I cannot help you, I will guide you to someone who can.


















































































































Welcome New Students!!!

Being new to a program can be overwhelming but never fear!!! Everyone was new once and they are now feeling successful. It takes 3-4 weeks to really feel like you have the "hang of it" so give yourself that transition time. Please know that I am here to make this an easy transition for you and I am here to offer support. Please never hesitate to contact me, as I want to help.

I have put together a list of things that may help ease your mind and answer some questions you may have as you start on your ORVA journey.


Beginning School With ORVA

Welcome to ORVA! Here are great websites to help you get started:

School Year Guide

K12 Online Support Page



Your materials will be delivered shortly, if not already. Please double check the packing slip and be sure all was included. It may be wise to fold down the boxes and slide them under a bed for later because at the end of your course you will need to send back some of the materials.

Materials FAQ

How to find what materials to return?

Technical Support/Materials Help: 866-512-2273 or online support


Mid-Year Starting With ORVA

All courses are loaded at the beginning of your grade level. You may have been exposed to some of the curriculum already in your previous school. Ms. Colbert will be looking at your assessment scores and marking off lessons that are appropriate to catch you up with where you should be at the time of the school year in which you enroll.


Basic Weekly Requirements

-All students must make Learning Contacts with their Homeroom Teacher each week.

-Students and Learning Coaches must log on to the OLS daily (Mon-Fri).

-All Learning Coaches must check their school e-mail daily (Mon-Fri).

-Students must engage in learning activities for the minimum hours/day.

-Students need to complete all lessons from their Daily Plan every day. If a student is absent, the student will need to make up any overdue assignments upon returning to school.

-Student must attend scheduled intervention courses online if they receive an invitation.

*Please contact Ms. Colbert if there is a deviation in the plan which causes an absence that will not be made up within any given week, if there is a lack of progress being made for a specific reason, or a potential missed Learning Contact. Please just keep me in the loop so I can assist you.


Learning Contacts

Each student MUST make Learning Contacts each week.

These count as a Learning Contacts:

-Attend your Homeroom Class Connect

-Attend an online workshop offered by their teacher

-Attend a tutoring session or small group session online with their teacher

-Attending a grade level appropriate club offered by an ORVA teacher

* Please note: watching a recording will not count as a contact.


Homeroom Class

This is a daily, online session where your student will come together with their homeroom class to start the day strong and learn valuable skills. It is scheduled from 9:00-10:00 each day. Think of it as a strong start to the day. During Homeroom, you will meet with your homeroom online where you will engage in Calendar and Math, Language Arts and/or Science. There will occasionally be opportunities to mark lessons or units complete as we work through them together in class. Be sure to attend daily!


Homeroom & Small Group Benefits

Class Connects are not just about receiving Learning Contacts. They are highly critical pieces of your student's education. The Class Connects are designed to help your student by:

- Receiving valuable instruction to assist with the K12 lessons and grade-level standards
- Providing a sense of community and support
- Making a connection with your licensed teacher
- Receiving assistance and clarifying course material
- Providing a consistency in their education
- Providing an intervention for struggling students and enrichment for advanced learners
- Teaching the material in a different format, which is valuable to the learning process
*Even if your child has already learned the material we are covering in a given week, it is still extremely valuable to attend your Homeroom Class Connects, as they will reinforce their learning.


Reading Eggs, Math Seeds & Stride

Reading Eggs and Math Seeds are fun, interactive enrichment programs. Although it is optional, I recommend that you spend at least 30 minutes a week in Reading Eggs and Math Seeds.