Phoenix Facts

Don Tyson School of Innovation - August 17, 2020

Here We Go!

We are READY TO ROLL and excited to welcome students for the 2020-2021 school year! We can't wait for you to meet your teachers and take advantage of all of the opportunities that Don Tyson School of Innovation has to offer. Information for Face-to-Face and Virtual students is linked below. As always, feel free to reach out any time.


See you soon!

Kelly Boortz

Welcome, Phoenix Family!

Virtual Innovation Academy - What to Expect

To all our VIA virtual and blended learners K - 12 - we are so excited to have you joining us along with over 3,000 other virtual learners on this great adventure.

During the first week of school, August 24 - August 28, you can expect:



K - 5th grades


  • to meet your teacher (on email)
  • to practice logging into your device
  • to create an "All About me Slideshow"
  • practice sending email to your teacher when you need help
  • Chromebook care
  • share information about your learning coach with your teacher
  • to set up your workspace and learning schedule
  • to begin fun lessons about school, yourself, your Chromebook and your teacher on Seesaw (K - 2) and Google Classroom (3rd - 5th)



If you need help, please email your grade level advisor.


VIA Email: viadtsoi@sdale.org


6th - 12th grades


  • to hear from your grade level advisor
  • practice email communication
  • share a photo of your workspace
  • share information about your learning coach
  • start to familiarize yourself with Schoology and Edgenuity through tutorials
  • login to Clever, Edgenuity, Schoology


If you need help, please email your teacher.

Your Day As a Phoenix

These are great resources for what you need to know for the first day! Check back often to see the most up to date information.

Medication Drop-off Opportunity

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Help for HAC

Here is a helpful video about accessing HAC. If you still have issues getting in to HAC, please do not call or email the school. Instead, complete the form below and a staff member will email you back. Issues will be addressed by email in the order of form submissions.

HAC HELP Video


Click Here For Password Reset Form


If you have not updated your student's information in Registration Gateway, please take a moment to do so. This is how we will receive the most accurate ways to contact you this year. Use the red button above to access Registration Gateway.
Registration Gateway

Please update your student's demographic and health information. If you are new to the Springdale School District and recently completed enrollment documents you do NOT need to complete this task.

In Case You Missed It

Bits from our previous newsletters:

Administrative Team Assignments for 2020-2021

  • Tom Doppe - Grades 7, 9, & 11
  • Amy Harrison - Grades 10 & 12
  • Shay Hopper - Virtual Innovation Academy Students
  • Aurelian Sennett - Grades 6 & 8