FCPS Virtual Learning Academy

March 8, 2022

Spring is on the way!

The school board's decision to dissolve VLA for K-5 for the 2022-2023 school year was big news that took everyone by surprise. Please know that every teacher at VLA plans to continue doing what they do best and help each and everyone of our students finish the school year strong and be ready for next school year! We have truly loved building this virtual school, connecting with the students more than ever and working with our amazing families to ensure each student's need was met. We know our students will do great things and we are so glad we had the chance to be part of their academic journey!

Our current 5th - 11th grade students have the option to continue with VLA for the 2022-2023 school year. We need every 5th - 11th grade VLA student to read through the information and complete this Google form to let us know if you will continue with VLA or return to your districted school. Please complete this form by the end of the day on Tuesday, March 15th.

Important Dates This Month:

March 8 ACT testing for 11th grade students

March 10 ACT testing for 10th grade students

March 11 End of 3rd grading period

March 14 - 25 MAP testing window for K-5th grade students

March 17 St. Patrick's Day! Wear green!

March 18 No school for students

March 21 - 24 MAP testing window for 6th - 8th grade students

March 28 - April 1 Spring Break!

Read Across America Activities For All Ages!

Virtual Game Night

The HS student ambassadors will be hosting a virtual game night for all K-8th grade students on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 6:30pm. To sign up for the game night, please complete this Google Form.

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

We are excited to celebrate the end of the school year, coming together as one by reading the same book across the school levels. VLA will provide the book for your student(s) and family. We will have weekly after-school book clubs hosted by various VLA educators. The culminating event will be a night where you and your child(ren) will showcase the purpose of One School, One Book... community. Please continue to watch our social media pages for book pick-up dates. (This is optional, but the more the merrier.)

-Jamie Chenault, TRT & ESS Coordinator

FCPS 2021-22 Family Survey

The 2021-22 Family Survey is now open! You may have received an email earlier this week from Fayette County Public Schools or K12 Insight asking you to complete the 2021-22 Family Survey. This short survey is important for sharing your child’s experience at school and informing decisions that impact their education. Please take a moment to complete the survey if you have not already: https://survey.k12insight.com/r/21-22-Fayette-FamilySurvey.

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

We want to share some testing dates so that you can begin placing them on your calendars and plan accordingly. The dates below are tentative at this point and subject to change. If any changes should occur, we will do our best to remain transparent and share those with you as soon as possible.

May 9 - 13 (3rd - 8th, 10th-11th grades) Kentucky Summative Assessment (State Testing)

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.