October 2021

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Virtual Open House Night

Elementary School - October 28, 6-7 pm

Middle School - October 26, 5:30-6:30 pm

High School - October 26, 6:30-7:30 pm

Ms. Burch will be sending out the zoom login information soon!

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October 25-29

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States.

We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week by having a week full of VLA Spirit to show that we have better things to do than drugs. Teachers will be discussing the negative impacts of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco throughout the week. Please have conversations at home with your children as well.

Red Ribbon Spirit Week

Monday: Proud to be Drug Free!

  • Red Ribbon Kick-Off. Students wear red to show their spirit!

Tuesday: From My Head to My Toes, I’m Drug Free!

  • Crazy Hair or Crazy Headgear (hat, visor, headband) and crazy sock day.

Wednesday: Dreaming Big and Being Drug Free!

  • Pajama day. Please make sure all pajamas are appropriate for school.

Thursday: Team Up Against Drugs!

  • Wear your favorite team gear or show off your school spirit (VLA shirt).

Friday: Say Boo to Drugs!

  • Wear a costume. Costumes must not cover student faces. Costumes must be kid-friendly, and not be inappropriate in nature, or bloody/scary. You can also choose to wear orange or black, Halloween or fall shirts.

Calling all student and parent photographers!

We are hoping to gather photos of all our students doing VLA assignments and activities! This could be a photo of your student working at their desk, completing a project, creating artwork, or attending a club meeting on zoom! If you'd like to submit a picture for consideration to be included in the yearbook, click here to submit! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Adams at jennifer.adams2@fayette.kyschools.us.

Staff Spotlight - Ms. Haehlen

"I love teaching at VLA because it is such a unique school! It works for so many different family lifestyles."

Ms. Brittany Haehlen teaches fourth grade. She has her bachelor's in Elementary Education from the University of Kentucky and her master's in Teacher Leadership from University of the Cumberlands.

Academic Integrity Reminder

Maintaining academic integrity is an important part of valuing our community! Lately, our teachers have seen several instances in which students have been found copying on assignments, either from other students or a variety of internet sources. VLA students can lead by example by completing their own work, not consulting outside sources to find answers. If any student has questions or needs help with an assignment, they can actively engage by asking questions during zoom calls, scheduling time with their teachers for one-on-one help, or contacting their teachers via email or Canvas to ask questions.

Attendance and Employability

Did you know that we use a system called eOS to store important data about student participation? In our middle and high school classes, teachers take attendance each day using eOS; the program compiles that data and gives each student's employability average. In our elementary classrooms, teachers are using eOS to record how well their students follow the VLA expectations during class.

See the document below for instructions on how to check your student's employability. Our goal is for VLA students to attend every required zoom class, follow instructions, and uphold our school expectations! Keep up the good work!