Weekly Parent Email – August 14, 2020

August 14, 2020

We had fun connecting with you and your student in our online orientation this week! In case you couldn’t be there live, you can watch the recording from the Info Center page on our website.

Our mentors can’t wait to see your student in class starting this Monday, August 17! I hope your student is as excited to get started as we are.

If you have any final questions before classes start, please reply to this email or call us at 800-200-6869.

Here’s to a fantastic school year ahead,

Pete Jensen

Executive Director, LAU


Recommended course: Outdoor Adventures
students participating in outdoor adventure activities

Have you heard about our in-person Outdoor Adventures course? Students in this class meet ten times a semester for fun experiences in nature. We still have room left in many sections of this course throughout Northern Utah. If you want your student to have more opportunities for adventure and fresh air this semester, we encourage you to sign up in SIS.




Action Items

How to stay informed this school year: Watch this helpful video for tips on finding information and who to contact with specific questions throughout the year. You can also find this video on the Info Center page under Current Families on our website. 

Mandatory Outdoor Adventures Waiver: All Outdoor Adventures (OA) students must complete this waiver no later than August 21. Students who do not have a completed waiver and medical history form on file will be removed from their OA section. Please check the LAU Calendar for the fall semester OA dates.

Last chance to schedule your student’s laptop pickup: If your student needs an LAU laptop this school year, please email computers@lautah.org to arrange a pickup at our Clearfield office or have one shipped to you (families are responsible for the $25 shipping cost). Please also email computers@lautah.org if you have a laptop to be returned.

Make sure your student has their books: See all the details for book ordering and reimbursement here. LAU also has a limited selection of books and science materials available for students at our Clearfield office. If you are interested in any of these books or supplies, please email books@lautah.org.

Dual Enrollment Declaration: Is your student taking a class at a local junior high or high school this year? We need to split your state funding with your neighborhood school. Please help us complete this process by filling out this form.



Registration is closing soon: Registration for all live-online classes for grades 6-11 closes this Sunday, August 16. Registration will remain open for 12th-grade live-online courses until Wednesday, August 26, and for all self-paced and independent studies courses until Friday, September 11. Any students currently on the waitlist for live sections will remain on the waitlist, however at this point we highly recommend moving to any open section, if possible.

SIS has a cool new feature called My Grad Plan: Watch this short video to learn how to use it and help your student stay on track for their graduation goals this year.

Williamsburg Learning swag is now available: Check out our school swag store if your student wants to show of their school pride.

SORA Library is available for all LAU students: Read these instructions to learn how to sign up for free access to great books and audiobooks through our virtual library!

SafeUT virtual information fair: SafeUT will be hosting a virtual info session for all parents on Thursday, August 20 from 6:00-7:00 PM MT. Come learn how SafeUT works as a support for both parents and students. See here for more details and sign up info.

It’s not too late to order a 2019-2020 yearbook: You can view the digital yearbook here. For more information on how to customize and order a printed yearbook, click here.

LAU Prom photos are ready to order: Click here to order photos if your student attended last year’s prom.

New ACT test dates available: In addition to September 12 and October 24, national testing will also be available on September 19, October 10, and October 17. All dates may not be available at all locations (students will be able to confirm this when registering for the test). We anticipate that the remaining 11th-grade vouchers for fall testing will be available this month. If you have questions, please email Cindy Taylor at ctaylor@lautah.org.


Upcoming Events

August 17: Regular classes begin

August 17: Ogden ILC Back to School Night

August 18: Logan ILC Back to School Night

August 21: Outdoor Adventure #1