Virtual Learning Academy Newsletter

February 16, 2021

Student Success Story (Ms. Bragg's 2nd Grade Class)

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Teacher Spotlight (Mr. Adkins, MS Math)

We love hearing from our parents! Please see the message from a parent below that warms our hearts!

The new math teacher this semester is an amazing breath of fresh air! Mr. Adkins has actually been teaching math, showing up to class and he genuinely seems to enjoy teaching kids! We couldn’t be happier with the change! This will make learning math so much better this semester! Thank you! :)

VLA Continuation Letter Reminder

If you plan to return to your districted homeschool for the 2021-2022 school year, please be sure to complete the form that was emailed to you last week by February 19.

If you plan to stay with VLA in the fall, you will automatically re-enroll for the next school year!

We will open the enrollment up for new families to join VLA in the Fall of 2021 the week of February 22. We are so excited to spend another year with our VLA families!

Online Joseph Beth Book Fair!

Monday, March 1st, 8am to Sunday, March 14th, 11pm

This is an online event.

Virtual Learning Academy is hosting a book fair with Joseph Beth. For the bookfair, you will be able to shop the Joseph Beth website and buy any item, not just children’s books! You may choose to do curbside pick-up, shop in store, or pay to have it shipped directly to you. Please watch the newsletter for more information soon!

March 1 - March 5 Read Across America/Kindness Week

Let's sprinkle kindness wherever we go and celebrate by dressing up!

  • Monday: Dream of Kindness Day (Wear your PJs)
  • Tuesday: Kindness Makes Your Heart Grow (Wear pink or red)
  • Wednesday Nothing Beats Kindness or Team Kindness Day (Wear your favorite team shirt)
  • Thursday: Crazy for Kindness Day (Wear your craziest hair)
  • Friday: School Spirit Day (Wear your VLA or homeschool shirt)

Parent/Student Feedback

As we begin planning for the 2021-2022 school year, we have a few opportunities for you to provide feedback to us!

Parents/Guardians, please take a moment to complete this short survey about your experience with VLA to help us plan for the fall semester.

We are excited to share your child's experience with VLA on our website. Please have your child express their thoughts by responding to the questions at If you would like to record a video as a parent/guardian, please be sure that you are logged in with your student's FCPS email account to access Flipgrid.

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