VLA Updates

Lakeview and Ridgeview Students

A message from Mrs. Hanagan and Mrs. Richardson

Welcome VLA Families! We know that you have a lot of questions regarding the start of school. We are hoping that this newsletter helps answer some of those questions. Some procedures, like attendance, are still coming so stay tuned for more updates. Weekly updates will be sent out to families on Friday afternoons, this newsletter is just to get beginning of the school year information out.

Information on VLA has also been updated on the PLSD website so check the website if you still have questions.

Rachael Hanagan & Beth Richardson

Lakeview & Ridgeview Principals

What Will PLSD's Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) Look Like?

What will PLSD’s Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) look like? That’s the question Chief Academic Officer Sabrina Woodruff answers in this second video in the brand new “Ask PLSD” video series. The series will feature a member of our team responding to your question(s) in a short video. You can submit questions anytime to ask@plsd.us and we will work hard to get answers for you!
What Will PLSD's Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) Look Like?

Student Schedules

Please have your student login to their Infinite Campus to view their schedule, these were recently made available. You will notice that there are gaps in the day. This is due to the fact that students are taking their 4 core content classes and given the equivalent of 1 year of electives or tutoring. This should allow for breaks and time away from the computer during the day. Teacher teams were formed from both Lakeview and Ridgeview so you will have teachers from both home schools and classes will consist of students from Lakeview and Ridgeview. If you have schedule questions, please reach out to your school counselor, Ryan Max (ryan_max@plsd.us) - grade 7 and Sarah Geiger (sarah_geiger@plsd.us) - grade 8 (Lakeview) or Kris Owen (kris_owen@plsd.us) - grade 7 and Courtney Smoot (courtney_smoot@plsd.us) - grade 8 (Ridgeview).

Technology Troubleshooting and Password Help

My student can’t remember their password / Their account says it is not active/ Issues logging in to Google accounts.

  1. All PLSD students have a Google Account, their username is their email address, which follows a similar pattern of firstname_lastnameXXX@students.plsd.us (where the XXX is the last three of their student ID#.
  2. If the student is in grades K-4 please try their student ID + 00 as their password.
  3. If the student is in grades 5-12 they have created their own password.
  4. If that password does not work or your student has forgotten their password please fill out this form below and we will reset it as soon possible.
    • *Please only submit the form once per student. Multiple submissions will delay the response or cause more confusion with the passwords.

Please click the link for more technology troubleshooting tips.

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School Devices

If you are new to the district and did not pick up a device, we will be in contact with you on how to obtain your device.

Content Specific Materials

Several courses will have materials that students will need. We are working on gathering these for the VLA students and will set a pick up date so that these can be obtained.

School Nurse Fall Newsletter

View the document below for important information from our school nurses.

Getting started

VLA teachers will be sending out emails to students this week. Please have your student check their PLSD email for Google Classroom codes, links, and other important information to start off the school year. We know that there have been some issues with VLA students login information, please be patient, this should be fixed soon.
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Bell Schedule and Elective Classes

There are some courses where the teacher only has 1 class of VLA and is teaching face to face the remainder of the day. These teachers will have a limited availability for VLA students due to the other courses that they are teaching in the building. When a student is scheduled in their elective class is when the teacher is available. Please see the schedule below for times.