Weekly Parent Email – August 13, 2021

August 13, 2021

Can you believe it? It’s already August 2021, and we are into the start of the second school year dealing with the tendrils of a global pandemic. As LAU showed us last year, they were able to gracefully weather the storm and continue to deliver meaningful and transformational learning even in uncertain times. In fact, they were ahead of the game already masterfully utilizing the online classroom while many other schools had a rough learning curve integrating a new online platform. This was and will continue to be a great asset to the students this school year. As the Board Chair, I wanted to welcome you all to another great year for learning with Leadership Academy of Utah.  As a board, we look forward to serving you this year.   


Jana Stout

Board Director, LAU


Action Items

Share your thoughts with USBE! As part of their Standards Review Process, the Utah State Board of Education has invited parents, educators, students, and more to provide feedback on their current core standards. This survey is part of their annual Standards Review Process and will be available through the end of August. 

Watch the New Parent & Student Orientation recording: Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for New Parent & Student Orientation! In case you couldn’t make it (or want to see it again), here’s the link to the recording. 



Updated COVID-19 guidelines: Please take a moment to review our updated 2021-22 COVID-19 guidelines

Dixie State University concurrent enrollment classes begin on August 23. If you have registered for these classes with LAU, please be sure you have also registered with DSU. Click here for instructions on how to complete your DSU registration. If you have any questions, please contact our school counselor, Kate Chaney.

Shakespeare Festival registration is now open! This year’s high school Shakespeare Festival takes place September 29-October 2, and registration is currently available through SIS. Limited spots are available and are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. The registration deadline is September 10. To view the course description and additional details, visit the LAU activities page.

ILC field trips are now available for all LAU students! The Pleasant Grove, Ogden, and Logan ILCs are hosting science-based field trips this September, and all LAU students are invited to join! If your student is not registered at an ILC and would like to attend, please sign them up here. Current ILC students do not need to sign up. Space is limited! If spots fill up, we will add your name to a waitlist and you will be notified if space becomes available.

LAU Board Member positions are now open! Are you passionate about online, alternative, and leadership education? Do you believe in the concept of charter schools as a path toward more freedom and flexibility in education? Do you love the Williamsburg model and want to extend the LAU experience to more students in Utah? If so, consider applying to become an LAU Board Member! Click here to learn how to apply. 

Meet your fellow Burgers! We love to plan in-person activities, or “Burger Meets,” for our students. All students are welcome to attend! Parents and students can view a full list of upcoming Burger Meets nationwide on the Student Activities page in Homeroom. If you would like to see more activities in your area, please reach out to Tamera Atkin


Upcoming Events

Today: Fall semester begins – Study day, no class

August 16: Regular classes begin

August 16: Logan ILC back-to-school night at Smithfield Civic Center from 7:00-8:30 PM

August 19: Redneck water slide at Little Bear Bottoms from 4:00 PM MT until dark – Find more details and sign up here

August 20: Outdoor Adventures #1

August 26: High School Thursday Night Live at 4:00 PM MT

August 27: Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT

August 27: Outdoor Adventures #2

September 14: Pleasant Grove ILC Science Field Trip from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM – Sign up here 

September 16: Logan ILC Science Field Trip from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM – Sign up here 

September 21: Ogden ILC Science Field Trip from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM – Sign up here September 29-October 2: High School Shakespeare Festival – Click here to learn more