Summit Virtual Academy

Weekly Update - Week of November 07, 2022

Halfway Done with First Semester!

Good afternoon, Blackhawks! It is hard to believe that next week is the last week of the marking period. While this does not mean as much for our online learners as it does for our in person students, it does make for a useful and important check point in the semester. At this point, students should be 50% complete in all of their classes. If they are not, they are behind pace for completion by the end of the semester, January 26. Progress reports were pushed out to students, parents, and coaches today. Please be sure to look over your student's performance and make any necessary changes. If you find that your student is behind, it can be helpful to sit down with each class and set a daily work/completion goal in order to complete all assignments by the deadline. If you need help in doing this, please reach out to the office at 248-627-1820 or contact the instructors.

This coming Tuesday is Election Day. School will be closed to in person students; however, online students can still work. Please keep in mind if you do plan on working, that in person Brandon staff may not be available, as we will be in training all day.

Keep working hard on your classes and communicating with your instructors and Mr. Belluomo consistently. Remember, don't wait until the end of the semester to ask for help if you are struggling. As always, contact the office.

Herf-Jones Visit for Seniors

For Summit Seniors, Herf-Jones will be at the BHS cafeteria to present graduation order information during all lunches, starting at 10:30. Please contact the office or Mr. Belluomo if you plan to attend.

Upcoming OSTC Visit

For this year's 10th grade students, OSTC representatives will be presenting in person in the BHS performing arts center at 8:25am for about an hour on Friday, November 18. If you feel you may be interested in attending OSTC next year, this would be an important meeting to attend. Reach out to the office or Mr. Belluomo for additional information. Later in the month, on November 30, tours to the OSTC for interested students will begin.

Non Homestead - Operating Tax Levy

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Upcoming Dates and Events:

  • Thursday/Friday November 10-11 - Herf-Jones to cafeteria
  • Friday, November 11 - end of first marking period
  • Monday, November 14 - Winter sports begin
  • Friday, November 18 - OSTC to visit BHS at 8:25am
  • November 23 - November 25 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Wednesday, November 30 - OSTC Tour for interested Sophomores

Virtual Financial Aid Night

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Reminder of Expectations

As we continue to progress through the year, here is what you can continue to expect:

  • Expect your student to work for roughly 45-60 minutes per day, per course
  • By now, you should have been reached out to by a counselor regarding your course progress. These will happen once a week. It is extremely important that you respond to communication. Please note that the student needs to respond and be in communication, not just the parent(s).
  • Your main point of contact for content specific questions is your course instructor. If you need help doing so, don't hesitate to reach out to us at 248-627-1820.

Conferences - Elementary and Secondary

Given the nature of the online program, there will not be a set conference day for online students at this time. At any time, you are able to setup a time to talk with your student's instructors. You can find their contact information on Edmentum's website once you are logged in. Again, if you need assistance in doing so, please contact the office at 248-627-1820.

Suicide Prevention Training

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Parent/Student Resources

Here you will find links to resources to help parents and students. Those of you who worked with Edmentum last year may have noticed some subtle changes to the system, as courses are now listed as being Apex courses. An overview of these changes and how to use the system as a parent can be found using the link to parent orientation presentations that is listed below.

Link for elementary overview:

Instructional Model overview for online learning (last page has links embedded to parent orientation presentations):

Brandon Library Teen Event

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Counseling Corner

Here you will find links to counselor contact information, information for students, etc. as the year progresses.

Brandon School District's Summit Virtual Academy

Please feel free to contact the office for any questions or assistance.