FCPS Virtual Learning Academy

April 8, 2022

I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable spring break! It's hard to believe we only have 30 school days left in the 2021-2022 school year! As we approach the end of the year, we need to stay focused and dedicated to learning to prepare our students in 3rd - 8th, 10th and 11th grades for the Kentucky Summative Assessment in May. We want our students to show what they know on the assessment as they have all worked very hard this school year!

Please see below for information about our in-person MAP celebrations, EKU STEM summer camps, a free dental clinic through UK, PTSA and yearbook reminders.

Important Dates This Month:

April 19 Middle School MAP Celebration 6:00 - 7:30pm

April 25 K-2nd Grade MAP Celebration 6:00 - 7:30pm

April 26 3rd - 5th Grade MAP Celebration 6:00 - 7:30pm

April 28 High School One School, One Book Event 6:00 - 7:30pm

May 3 Middle School One School, One Book Event 6:00 - 7:30pm

May 5 Elementary One School, One Book Event 6:00 - 7:30pm

VLA MAP Celebrations!

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EKU Summer STEM Camp Information

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VLA Book Buddies

The High School Student Ambassadors are offering a virtual Book Buddies program for elementary and middle school students. Ambassadors host 30-minute reading Zooms scheduled individually or in small groups. We would love to welcome additional students this Spring. To participate in the program please complete this form: https://forms.gle/Ma6nyiD55GaNuGGU7

One School, One Book = One Community

One School, One Book has begun! The elementary students are reading The Lemonade War; the middle school students are reading When Stars are Scattered; the high school students are reading Who Moved My Cheese. These books are free for each VLA student and can be picked up at VLA from 9-4 during the work week. The school community and business community of Lexington have all worked together to bring these books alive for our students through their read-alouds. The links to the videos can be found on our One School, One Book website. Students will have opportunities to attend Book Clubs and the Family Nights (all of these dates can be found on the website mentioned above). Student participation is optional. However, in saying that, there are many benefits from being read-aloud too.

Join the VLA PTSA!

The Virtual Learning Academy PTSA wants to provide positive enrichment experiences for our students and build strong relationships between our students' families and the staff of VLA. Please help support our PTSA by signing up to become a member!

Join the PTSA at https://bit.ly/joinvlaptsa

Time to order your VLA Yearbook!

The 2021-2022 Virtual Learning Academy Yearbook is now available for pre-order! There will be one yearbook for our K-12 school. The books will be delivered to the VLA office and available for pickup in early August, 2022.

Order your yearbook on the Jostens website today and enjoy your VLA memories for years to come!

Tentative Assessment Dates

The Kentucky Summative Assessment will be given May 9th - 13th to all 3rd - 8th, 10th-11th grade students. More information about specific date and times per grade level will be emailed to families closer to the scheduled dates.

2021-2022 School Calendar

The FCPS Virtual Learning Academy follows the same calendar as the other FCPS schools. You can access the school calendar here to see when school is in sessions, when upcoming breaks are scheduled, etc. The school board has determined that the last day of school for students will be Wednesday, May 25th.