GVP Family News

April 29, 2022

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A Note From the Principal

Dear parents and families:

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. To celebrate, we will be having a spirit week! See the flyer below for more information

This week, scholars in grades 3-8 are continuing their ILEARN assessments. Please make sure your scholars are on time and ready to test each morning.

We are still enrolling for Summer Advantage. Scholars in grades Kindergarten to fifth grade are encouraged to enroll in this FREE, six-week summer enrichment program.

If you have not completed your re-enrollment for the 2022-23 school year, please contact the main office as soon as possible to reserve your scholar's spot at our school next year. Seats are limited, so please verify your intent to return as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued support in your scholar's education.

Scholars First,

Mr. Carrion

Teacher Appreciation Week

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. In honor of their hard work and dedication this year, we are having a spirit week! Scholars are encouraged to join in and celebrate.
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Summer Advantage

Phalen Leadership Academies is partnering with Summer Advantage USA to offer a 5-week summer learning program to our scholars AT NO COST TO YOU! Beyond being one of the nation's ONLY scientifically-studied summer programs proven to improve academic scores, Summer Advantage also artfully incorporates engaging enrichment activities every afternoon for a FULL DAY of learning & fun for our scholars!

Enrollment for this summer's cohort is now underway. GVP will host scholars in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. This year, Summer Advantage will be in person. It will run from June 13 to July 15 from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.

For more information, please visit www.summeradvantage.org. You can enroll your scholar by clicking on the infographic below.


ILEARN testing is finally here. Our staff and scholars in grades 3-8 have been working diligently all year in preparation. As we embark on this important time of the year, please make sure your scholars come to school on time and prepared to test. We are testing every morning, so punctuality is absolutely vital. Thank you for your support in this matter.


Re-enrollment is still occurring for scholars in grade K - 7. If you have not yet committed to returning, please contact the main office as soon as possible. Seats are limited, so it is important to re-enroll as soon as possible.


We are currently accepting new enrollments. If you know of any scholars who are looking for a quality, high-performing school with top-notch staff, please direct them have them contact the main office. Call 317.333.6980 to speak to our Enrollment Coordinator, Kim Graham.
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PLA University

FREE Career Training

Parents, family members, and neighbors of our scholars can apply to PLA University for training in high-demand careers like Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist, Entrepreneur, and more! New classes form quarterly. For more information contact Alex Morales via email (amorales@phalenacademies.org) or call 317-643-2330, or apply online at plauniversity.org

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Tutoring Support

Does your scholar need additional academic supports? Our community partner, Rebecca's Garden of Hope, is offering free, virtual tutoring for scholars in grades K through 6. Please contact Jim Boyd, Director of RGOH at 317.507.3357 for more information.

Mark Your Calendars

April 18 - May 13 - ILEARN Testing Window

May 16 - May 27 - End of Year NWEA Testing Window

May 30 - Memorial Day (No School)

June 6 - Last Day of School (Half Day)

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George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academy is an A-rated, tuition free charter school serving grades K-8. Our scholars experience hands-on learning with high-quality teachers in small class sizes. We work to help our scholars master key academic skills, and demonstrate strong character, as exhibited by: honesty, service to others, a superior work ethic, and a strong vision for and belief in their futures.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Access

As we partner together for our scholars' success, we want to ensure you have real-time access to your scholar's academic journey at GVP.

Here is a short Getting Started video to check out:


Infinite Campus is a network-wide student information system designed to manage attendance, grades, schedules, assessments, and other information about our scholars.

Parents and Learning Coaches have access to Campus Portal. It is a confidential and secure website that allows you to log in and view your scholars' progress. There is also an app available for both iOS and Android devices on our website.

Logging into the Campus Portal will allow you to view the following

real-time information about your child: demographics, attendance, grades, and report cards.

If you have additional questions regarding Infinite Campus - Campus Portal, please email jharding@phalenacademies.org

No Visitor Policy

Due to the highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant, we will be implementing a NO visitor policy at our school campus until further notice. We are strongly committed to keeping the health and safety of our scholars, families, faculty, and staff our top priority. All parent meetings and conferences will be held via phone or video calls. In the event that your scholar(s) arrive late to school or need to be picked up early please call and notify our front office administrator of the event. We will accommodate extreme emergencies and extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

Dress Code Policy

As discussed in our town hall meetings, we will be strongly enforcing our school dress code policy upon our return to school. Scholars should be dressed for school each day in uniform specific to their grade level dress code. I am requesting that your scholar arrives at school each day following the dress code policy and is ready to learn.