Trailblazer Times

Week of Monday, August 29th - Friday, September 2nd

Getting Better Each Day!

Week 2 is in the books and we have seen so many great things from our students! Be sure to see our student and class shout outs below.

Our goal for our program is continuous improvement; making small changes every day with the understanding that those small improvements will add up to something significant. Get to your zoom on time (or early) every day. Greet your teacher and classmates every day. These things matter. Spending time completing assignments before their due dates. Doing these things will not make headlines, but they will help you achieve your goals in the long run!

Shout 'Em Out! - Student Shout Outs!

Morning Announcements for the Week of August 29th

Wake Up LVA! Week of 8-29

Fall SOL Growth Assessments - COMING SOON!

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In September, our 3rd through 8th grade students will be taking the first installment of SOL Growth Assessments from the VDOE. All students are expected to complete these assessments. They will be administered at the Virtual Academy offices at 701 Thomas Road.

Students will need to arrive by 9:30am and be picked up by 1:00pm. If your child will need bus transportation, please click on the form below the request bus transportation.

High School Schedule Reminder

Monday is an A Day (Homeroom, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Period)

Tuesday is a B Day (Homeroom, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Period)

Wednesday is an A Day (Homeroom, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Period)

Thursday is a B Day (Homeroom, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Period)

Friday is a Trailblazer Day. This Friday is a English/History focus (Homeroom, Follow English/History Schedule.)

Homeroom teachers can share more details about Friday schedules.

Check the Virtual Academy calendar below to stay up on all of our events!

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PALS Screening

Our students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd Grade will be taking their PALS Screening during the month of September. If you have not completed the Transportation Request Form for your child, you will be expected to drive them to our offices at 701 Thomas Road. Your child's teacher will share specific dates with you as to when your child will be taking the screening. If you have questions, please let us know!
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IXL Initial Diagnostic Window Begins Monday!

Students in grades 2nd through 12th grade will be asked to complete the Initial IXL Reading Diagnostic and students in grades 2nd through Algebra I will be asked to complete the Initial IXL Math Diagnostic. Please be sure that your child completes these diagnostics before September 12th.

Communicating During The School Day

Parents, please be mindful that teachers are unable to check emails during live instruction. If you send a teacher an email during live instructional hours, they may not be able to respond right away. Thank you for your patience.

If you have a question or concern that needs to be addressed during the live instructional time, please reach out to us at the main office at 515-5550 or email Ms. Rosson at or Mr. Boyd at

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Attention Middle and High School Students!

Classes through Virtual Virginia started on August 24th. Be sure that your middle and high school students are logging on each day to complete work.

Click below to log into the Virtual Virginia Canvas page. Reach out to Mrs. Edmondson with any questions.

Thank you to all of our students who are following our camera expectations on Zoom! If you need a reminder, watch the video above.

Be sure to keep your cameras on during live instruction AND ask for breaks when you need them.

Last Chance to Make Your Club Selections!


In an effort to create our student clubs for the 22-23 school year, we need to hear from YOU! If you have not already shared your top 3 choices for clubs, please do so by Friday, September 2nd!


Back to School Videos 22-23 - Zoom Expectations
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Canvas Parent Observer Accounts

If you have not already done so, please be sure to sign up to be a Canvas Parent Observer. Use the link below to see how to do it! Call us at 515-5550 with any questions.

How to Use Your Wacom One Tablet
Want to know how to use that tablet that your student got in their learning kit? Watch our very own Mr. Edelman in the video above to better understand how it works!

Upcoming Events

Weekly Reminders :)

  • IXL Initial Diagnostic Windows begin Monday!
  • PALS window for Grades 1-3 begin Monday!
  • Attend homeroom and all of your classes so that you are marked present for attendance.
  • Connect with your classmates during and after school hours!