Virtual Learning Academy Newsletter

May 2, 2021

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We are in the home stretch!

It is hard to believe that we have almost made it to the end of a very different school year! We are so grateful for our teachers, staff, students and and families for helping VLA develop and grow into the program it is today. We look forward to starting next school year strong! We have plans in place and are excited to enhance what we have started this year. If VLA was a good fit for your student this year, we hope you will continue with us next year. However, if in-person is what is best for your student, we support your decision to return to your home school in the fall. We want each student to be in the best learning environment that will help them be successful. :)

The 2021-2022 application window for new to VLA students is open and can be accessed from our school webpage. If you know a student that would be a great addition to VLA, please share the application information with them. The window is set to close May 10th. Current VLA families who plan to continue with VLA DO NOT need to complete the application, this is just for new students.

This week's newsletter has information about the following:

  • Student Success Story
  • Teacher Spotlight
  • KPREP information for 3-8, 10 and 11 grades
  • PTA Update

Student Success Story: Eliscia Banks, 11th Grade

Eliscia has been instrumental in helping to get the VLA HS Student Ambassador club up and running. She never misses a meeting and has shared so many creative ideas and excitement for student events. Her outstanding planning and leadership skills are a true asset to our group and school! Eliscia would be excellent serving as a student voice for school open house events or as a student mentor to new VLA students.

- Ms. Rebecca Miculinich, HS Science Teacher

Teacher Spotlight: All VLA Teachers!

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Show your teachers you appreciate them this week!

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KPREP Testing Reminders

No KPREP for K-2, 9th or 12th grades. Students who have signed up to take KPREP will be joining us at VLA offices next week:

May 4, 2021
  • 3rd 8:15 Drop Off - 10:30 Pick Up
  • 4th 8:15 Drop Off - 11:30 Pick Up
  • 5th 8:15 Drop Off - 12:00 Pick Up

May 5, 2021

  • 6th 8:15 Drop Off - 10:30 Pick Up
  • 7th 8:15 Drop Off - 11:30 Pick Up
  • 8th 8:15 Drop Off - 12:00 Pick Up

May 6, 2021

  • 10th 8:15 Drop Off - 10:30 Pick Up
  • 11th 8:15 Drop Off - 11:00 Pick Up

VLA PTA Update

Thank you to everyone who attended our first VLA PTA meeting. If you are interested in being a PTA officer, please email Ms. Clement ( Please provide your name and the position that you wish to campaign for:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
More information about each position can be found in this document.

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Jamie Burch, Interim Program Director

April Clement, Administrative Dean

Steve Jenkins, Counselor/HS Administrative Dean

Camie Pettyjohn, Administrative Assistant