Trailblazer Times

Week of Monday, August 22nd - Friday, August 26th


THANK YOU for all of your support and patience during the first week of school. We were able to navigate through some technology and scheduling issues and are ready to have a great week 2! Please be sure to read our first edition of the Trailblazer Times for the 22-23 school year! In it, you will read about important announcements, reminders, and information you can use!

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 Math and Science focus (Homeroom, Follow Math/Science Schedule.)

Homeroom teachers can share more details about Friday schedules.

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


Back to School Videos 22-23 - Zoom Expectations
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.

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Virtual Backgrounds on Zoom

Get into the fun and add a virtual background on your zooms. Show your teacher and friends your favorite hobbies by posting your school appropriate zoom background!

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 will be starting on August 24th. Click below to log into the Virtual Virginia Canvas page.

Reach out to Mrs. Edmondson with any questions.

Our first week of school was AMAZING!

Next week, we'll show more of our teachers' smiling faces!

Master your schedule

Learning a new schedule can be a challenge for students during the first week of school. Throw in the virtual aspect of schooling, and that can make it daunting! Familiarity and routine will help your students master their schedule. Here are some tips on how to make this week even more successful:

1) Review your schedule the night before: it's never a bad idea to look over the order and times of your classes so you are totally prepared!

2) Use your open times: If you have an "open period", use that time to relax for a few minutes and then work on asynchronous work from other classes. No point in doing it later when you can do it now!

3) Ask questions: Whether asking questions verbally or in the chat, ask your teacher questions if you do not understand something or don't know where you go next. We will help you out!

COMING SOON! Student Activity Clubs!

Please fill out the Interest Form below if you are interested in participating in our Student Activity Clubs this school year at the Virtual Academy.


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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!

Middle and High School Guidance Lessons

Be sure to have your middle and high school students check their emails for zoom links and invitations to meet with Mrs. Edmondson next week. Middle school students will be meeting with her Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

High School students should check their emails for invitations and more details.

Upcoming Events

Weekly Reminders :)

  • Be sure to check the Virtual Academy calendar by clicking on the link below to see what events are coming up.
  • Attend homeroom and all of your classes so that you are marked present for attendance.
  • Connect with your classmates during and after school hours!