Weekly Parent Email – August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

Welcome to the new school year! 

Classes start next week, and I know the LAU administration team has been working diligently this summer to make this year fantastic for your family.

Your student will have the opportunity to learn from the classics, with great mentors to guide them. We encourage them to take advantage of these opportunities.

As a board, we are excited for our students to continue on their path of education and understanding. We look forward to hearing your student’s progress and TLEs every month in our board meetings. 


Jana Stout

Board Chair, LAU

Action Items

School starts Monday! Complete the Pre-Start Checklist: The Pre-Start Checklist is designed to help you start the semester off right! Please complete each task on the list to ensure your student has a smooth start to their school year. 

Review Parent & Student Orientation: In case you missed it, please check your inbox for a link to the recording.

Join us for a back-to-school celebration: Connect with other LAU families for food and fun at one of our upcoming in-person events! LAU students may attend free, but sign-up is required (see registration dates below). Please attend the location closest to you:

Note: Non- LAU family and friends are invited but will be required to RSVP on the student sign-up and cover their own costs. See specific events for the details. 

Reminder: Order your student’s fall books! Parents are responsible for all book ordering through our Amazon book order process. Please see our Ordering Books via Amazon page for step-by-step instructions. If you have any questions, please email us at books@lautah.org.

Reminder: Last chance to request your student’s laptop: To request a laptop for your student for the 2022-23 school year, please complete this form. If you completed this form previously, you should have received an email reminder for your scheduled pick-up date and time. For any questions about student laptops, please contact us at laptops@lautah.org.


LAU Computer Security: School computers and devices are intended for educational use only. LAU takes internet safety and personal responsibility very seriously. We encourage all parents and students who use LAU computers to review the safeguards we have in place here. We encourage parents to provide additional internet security and student supervision.

Reminder to parents with students signed up for Outdoor Adventures: Students’ required waiver and medical history (found in your student’s Canvas course) must be signed before the first adventure (August 19). Students with unsigned waivers cannot participate and will be dropped from the course. 

Utah State Board of Education Connectivity Program: The Utah State Board of Education offers affordable internet to qualifying families. Click here for all the details.

The Utah Attorney General’s Youth Advisory Committee is looking for new members! This committee provides an opportunity for students to learn about issues affecting youth in Utah. Students meet in a positive environment where they can offer feedback on attorney general initiatives, debate issues, and meet peers with similar interests. Rural students can join remotely. You can find more information here.

Join the LAU Board: We are currently accepting applications for new board members. If you are passionate about online/alternative education and want to extend the LAU experience to more students, please consider joining our governing team! Please see Join the Board for more information and to submit the interest form.

Upcoming Events

August 15: LAU First Day of Classes

August 26: Splash Summit Pool Party

September 6: North Shore LAU Luau