FCPS Virtual Learning Academy

December 1, 2021

Welcome to winter!

I hope everyone had a restful week away from school and had an opportunity to enjoy some quiet time with your family and/or friends. We have three weeks until winter break and the end of the 2nd progress period. Please remind your students to complete any missing assignments before the break so they can be graded and added to their final progress 2 grades.

Important Dates:

December 20 - January 3: Winter Break: no school

January 4: Classes Resume

January 7: K-3 Progress reports will be emailed home

January 8: 4th - 12th grades progress reports will be available in Infinite Campus

January 17: MLK Jr Day, no school

VLA Student Mentors

The High School Student Ambassador club hopes to promote a sense of community by offering a peer mentorship program for VLA students in all grades. Participants will be matched with a Student Ambassador that will serve as a point of contact for questions and support in our virtual learning format. Elementary students will have the opportunity to read books and do fun activities with their mentors on Zoom. A January virtual meet & greet is being planned. To receive additional information or to participate in the program please complete this form: https://forms.gle/Ma6nyiD55GaNuGGU7.

VLA Virtual Food Drive

The High School Student Ambassador club is sponsoring a virtual food drive with God's Pantry Food Bank. If you would like to donate, please click this link: https://godspantry.fenly.org/drive/vla-virtual-food-drive/

The goal is to raise $200!

MAP and Galileo Testing for K-8

Kindergarten through 5th grade students will take winter Galileo assessment between November 29 and December 10th and the winter MAP assessment between December 6th - December 17th. Please see the communication from your child's teacher with specific dates and times or review this tentative schedule. It is very important for your child to complete these assessments on their own to show the teachers what they know so they can plan individualized instruction. As parents, we all want to help our children do their best, but too much assistance during a district assessment can skew the data and make it difficult for the teachers to plan instruction to meet their academic needs.

Middle school students will take the winter MAP assessment between November 29th and December 10th. Please click this link to review the MS testing schedule that was also sent to all families via email.

Click here to check out the clubs we have up and going at VLA!

Also, visit our Club page on the VLA website to see pictures and events sponsored by our various clubs.

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: https://www.fcps.net/cms/lib/KY01807169/Centricity/Domain/4/2122_calendar.pdf to see when school is in sessions, when upcoming breaks are scheduled, etc.