December LEVEL UPdate

#weCODE

We are thankful for you!!

In this unpredictable world we are living in, there is one thing that remains consistent - our positive LUA community! We are so thankful for you, your families, your extended families and most of all... your children! Thank you for being a part of our LUA community!


Speaking of community - Congratulations to the Johnson family for being the winners of our November Family Drawing! They won a Donatelli's Gift Card for curbside pick-up or delivery of a family dinner! All families who referred another family who ultimately enrolled at LUA had a chance to win. Thank you for spreading the news about LUA!


Every month there will be a drawing for Donetelli's gift cards and LUA swag! Want in on the action? Refer a family to virtually tour and enroll OR send Ms. Miller a success story and/or photo about your child's experience at LUA (miller@levelupacademy.org). If your story (no names will be used) gets posted on our social media page, your name will be entered in the monthly drawing!


We figure we all need reason to spread a little cheer right now! We hope this helps! Have a safe and meaningful break this week! See you on Zoom next Monday!

Upcoming Dates to Know:

Mon, Nov. 30 - Distance Learning begins for all K-8 students!

Mon, Nov. 30 - Curriculum Pick-Up 8:30 & 4:00

Fri, Dec. 4 - Curriculum Pick-Up 8:30 & 4:00

Fri, Dec. 4 - End of Trimester 1

Mon, Dec. 7 - Fri, Dec. 18 - Family Conversations (Evening Hours)

Fri, Dec. 11 - Family Fun Service Night CANCELLED

Thur, Dec. 24 - Winter Break Begins

Tues, Jan. 5 - School Resumes

Distance Learning Process!

As we move to full distance learning for all - we would like to take the time to remind you of important processes!


1. If your child will be absent and unable to attend Zoom sessions or complete work for the day, please call or email the attendance line and report your child absent.


2. All teachers will notify you if they have curriculum to pick-up! This curriculum is imperative to your child's academic growth throughout the week. Please join the other families in the pick-up line - it's a quick and easy process. As always, wear a mask and stay in your car. We will come to you!


3. If your child has tested positive for COVID and or has to quarantine, please report this to the office. The number of positive tests in our community will help us make decisions about when it is safe to move back to hybrid or in-person learning. Your communication is crucial.


4. If your child has tested positive for COVID and or has to quarantine, they may still attend distance learning classes unless they are not well enough.


5. As always, making your child's education a priority is important. Please reach out for help if difficult times for your family are becoming a barrier to learning. We are here to help!

LUA App

Level Up Academy has an app that you may find helpful for having information at your fingertips while you are on the go. Email teachers with the click of a button. See all LEVEL UPdates for the year. Access the yearly calendar to making family planning easier. And much more!


This year the app only has school-wide information. If you downloaded it last year, you may want to reinstall for the latest version. You can find the app in both iPhone and Android app stores by simply searching Level Up Academy.

Minnesota’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification App Available Now


The State of Minnesota has launched COVIDaware MN, an app that will notify you if you’ve been near someone who tested positive for COVID-19. If you test positive, you can use the app to anonymously notify anyone you’ve been near. The voluntary, anonymous application will alert a user if another user with whom they have had close contact during the virus’ infectious period tests positive for COVID-19. Users privacy is protected. When Minnesotans download the app and allow notifications, COVIDaware MN generates a random, privacy-protecting key for a user’s phone. The app does not track individuals’ locations or their positions relative to one another.

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Service Project at Tamarack Nature Center

"Alone, we can do so little; Together, we can do so much." -Helen Keller


Our K-8 At-School Learners had the opportunity in November to participate in a service project at the Tamarack Nature Center. As you can see by the pictures, the students loved it! Showing #weCODE outside of our building is important for creating a footprint in our community!


To find out more about about the Tamarack Nature Center, CLICK HERE to go to their website.

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Click below to download the December Flex Friday Menu!

Level Up Academy School Board Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Level Up Academy school board meetings are public meetings and are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm. We welcome you and all community members to join our meetings. Meetings at this time are taking place via Zoom. To locate the link go to our LUA website (levelupacademy.org) and you will find it on the calendar located in the LUA Family section. Hope to see you there.

COVID Criteria seems to change quickly. Want to a guide to understand when to send your child to school or when to stay home? See the documents below.

Below are links to important documents and information for families during distance learning!

Below is a link to our Back to School Plan and our systems around COVID19.

Join our online community! Click the links below to stay in touch through social media!