VLAC Family News

January 13, 2023

Upcoming Dates

  • December 26-January 6th Winter Break Oakland Schools Closed and VLAC Teachers and Staff are not in session
  • January 16th VLAC Teachers not in session
  • January 27 Last Day to Submit Semester One Assignments

Important Family and Student Surveys

Our staff is in the process of a year-long curriculum review. We are evaluating the two curriculums we use now, Calvert and Lincoln Learning, and other premier curriculums in the country. Our goal is to have any updates to curriculum shared with local districts, families, and students by April.

An important part of the curriculum review is family and student input. Please take time to complete the google forms linked here. Your experience and input is critical to helping us make our choice in curriculum vendors moving forward.

Family/Parent/Learning Guide Survey: https://forms.gle/TU1ZRLPYkxP7db7VA

Student Survey: https://forms.gle/cKcaQSzPF6A8r23r7

Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your input!

End of Semester Notes

  • Semester one courses must be complete by Friday January 27th.
  • Semester two courses are loaded into student dashboards prior to the end of Semester one.
  • K-8 students if you finish courses early contact your mentor teacher to begin iReady prescriptive lessons in math and reading.
  • High school students all graded work must be submitted by the end of the day January 27th. Any remaining assignments will be turned to zero and reflected in the students grade.

VLAC Second Semester Pacing Guide

As we wrap up first semester we are aware some students are done with their courses and want to move on to second semester already. Please use the pacing guide below for second semester courses. Reach out to your mentor teacher if you have any questions.

State Testing Dates

VLAC Students take required state tests in person at our Waterford location. Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

March 14 WIDA for students designated as English Language Learners

April 12: SAT 11th Grade and 8th Grade PSAT

April 13 ACT Work Keys 11th Grade

April 18 9th Grade PSAT and 11th Grade Science and Social Studies M Step

May 1-May 5 3rd through 8th Grade M Step Testing

More communications will come out after winter break regarding testing.

Contact the VLAC Team

Amanda McKay, Ph.D. Director VLAC 248-804-4366

Andrea Becker VLAC Lead Instructor 248-209-2079

Tina Bennett: VLAC Project Assistant 248-209-2071

Mary Kotcher: VLAC Office Assistant 248-209-2071

Technology Support: 248-209-2060