Weekly Parent Email – September 3, 2021

September 6, 2021

As a parent, you want all the information you can get to help your student succeed. We want to make sure you have an opportunity to speak directly with the mentors that work with your student so you can have that information first-hand. Starting today, you can request an update from your student’s mentor in one of two formats: an emailed Parent-Mentor Update (PMUs) or live online Parent-Mentor Conference (PMCs).

Both PMUs and PMCs will take place from September 13-17. Read below to learn more about each option and decide which one is right for you.

Parent-Mentor Update (PMU): If you’re happy with your student’s progress but still want a personal update from their mentor, request a PMU. The mentor will send you a detailed email describing how your student is doing and informing you of any concerns by September 17.

Parent-Mentor Conference (PMC): If you have a specific concern or in-depth question regarding one of your student’s courses, sign up for a PMC. These are 10-15 minute online meetings with the course mentor to get personalized insights on your student’s performance.

We look forward to meeting with you soon to make sure your student is inspired, challenged, and engaged! Please read on for more important updates for the week ahead.


Pete Jensen

Executive Director, LAU

Action Items

Is your student interested in joining a club? Information on all current club offerings can be found here. If you would like to give your student permission to join a club, please complete this waiver.



QuestBridge National College Match applications now open: Applications for QuestBridge’s National College Match program are now available! This college scholarship program is designed for high-achieving, low-income high school seniors. Applications are due Tuesday, September 28. Click here to learn more about National College Match. 

Did your student miss Inspiration Hour last week? Our very own Linden Williamson shared her insights on “How to Succeed for the Upcoming School Year.” Watch the recording here.


Upcoming Events

Today: Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT

Today: Middle School First Friday Game Night at 6:00 PM MT with Mr. Rees 

September 6: Labor Day – No Classes, Offices Closed

September 9: High School Thursday Night Live at 4:00 PM MT

September 10: Outdoor Adventure #3

September 10: Astronomy Night at Antelope Island in Davis County, Utah – Find more details and sign up here

September 13-17: Parent Mentor Updates and Parent Mentor Conferences – We encourage you to sign up now!

September 17: Day at the Lake at Quail Creek in St. George, Utah from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM MT – Find more details and sign up here

September 21: Ogden ILC Science Field Trip from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM MT – This activity is currently full, but we will notify you if space becomes available. 

September 29-October 2: High School Shakespeare Festival – This activity is a 0.5 credit class that requires registration through SIS. Space is limited. Click here to learn more.