FCPS Virtual Learning Academy

February 4, 2022

Welcome February!

February is full of celebrations! It is Black History Month, Kindness Month and we get to celebrate Valentine's Day! To stay up to date with what is happening at VLA this month, please read below!

Important Dates:

February 7 Scheduling Night for 8th grade students & families

February 10 Scheduling Night for 9th - 11th grade students & families

February 14 Valentine's Day, Share how much you love your teachers!

February 21 President's Day, no school for students.

March 8 ACT testing for 11th grade students

March 10 ACT testing for 10th grade students

Schedule Meetings for 8th - 11th Grade Students & Families

Students and Parents of the class of 2026,

We are excited to offer a night of scheduling information for current 8th grade students as you prepare to enter the high school realm. Monday, February 7 at 6:00 we will provide an opportunity for you to meet the high school teachers and provide you with information on high school courses, graduation requirements, and additional nuggets you will need as you begin this four year journey. We look forward to seeing you via Zoom: https://fcps-net.zoom.us/j/92654061001

For those students who are currently in 9th – 11th grades, we are going to offer a night of scheduling information to assist you in preparing for the 2022-2023 school year (and beyond). We invite you to join us on Thursday, February 10 at 6:00 as we present some vital scheduling information for next year. Here is your Zoom link: https://fcps-net.zoom.us/j/99339449284

Mr. Cook, MS/HS Counselor

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

Celebrate Black History Month

Here are some great resources our teachers will use this month to celebrate! Feel free to use these with your students at home as well.

Random Acts of Kindness Day February 17th

Our elementary counselor, Dr. Jenkins will be meeting with all of our elementary students to talk about ways to be kind to our friends, families, and community members. Please join us in encouraging our students in all grades to show random acts of kindness this month! Here is a link to some easy ways to show kindness this month: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-random-acts-of-kindness-day-february-17/

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 price of the book starts at $50, with personalization and various add-ons available for an extra cost. 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!

Student Support Hero of the Month

Congratulations to our very own elementary counselor, Dr. Steve Jenkins on receiving the district support services Hero of the Month! We appreciate all you do to support our students each and every day!

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.

March 8 (11th Grade) ACT

March 10 (10th grade) ACT

March 14 - April 8 (K - 8th grades) MAP

April 4 - 15 (K - 8th grades) Galileo

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.