Weekly Parent Email – August 27, 2021

August 30, 2021

It has been a pleasure getting to know your student in these first few weeks of school! In this short period of time, we have already seen many transformational learning experiences among students. The caliber of students who come to LAU is truly extraordinary. We’re grateful to have this chance to serve you and interact with principled young leaders like your student. We hope you’re both enjoying your experience so far. 

Here is your update for the coming week!


Pete Jensen

Executive Director, LAU



LAU communication clarification: Every LAU student has been given an @lautah.org email address. These emails are created exclusively for LAU computers, digital program access, and LAU student book ordering. LAU does NOT communicate with students through this email address. All parent and student communication still takes place through SIS and through the student/parent email on file in SIS. Please verify that your email address and phone numbers are up to date in SIS to ensure you are receiving all LAU communications. Please note: since no one under the age of 13 can have an unsupervised Google account, applicable students have been assigned an email through their parents. These email addresses are set up using the parent’s name who set up the student’s SIS account. If you have questions about or problems with your student’s email account, please email computers@lautah.org.

12th-grade plan for college and career readiness meetings are coming up! 12th-grade students should be receiving an email through SIS with instructions on how to sign up for their meeting with a school counselor. Students will discuss their graduation progress and any other related information. If your student has not received their sign-up email, please contact Kate Chaney

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. 

SORA online library is up and running! LAU has both e-books and audiobooks available through SORA, our online library. Every student has access to this great resource and can sign up by following these simple instructions

Additional spots are open for the upcoming ILC science field trips! 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 for this activity. Space is limited! If you sign up and space is available, we will email you additional details. Keep an eye out for another ILC field trip this spring! 

  • September 14: Pleasant Grove Trip – 6 HS student spots available
  • September 16: Logan Trip – 6 MS and 25 HS student spots available
  • September 21: Ogden Trip – Full

Student clubs are starting to form! 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


Upcoming Events

Today: Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT – “How to Succeed in the New School Year: Advice from a Williamsburg TA”

Today: Outdoor Adventures #2

September 2: Burger Meet in Idaho Falls, ID Find more information on the Burger Meets page in Homeroom.

September 3: Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT

September 3: Middle School First Friday Game Night at 6:00 PM MT with Mr. Rees 

September 6: Labor Day – No Classes, Offices Closed

September 13-17: Parent Mentor Conferences – Sign ups coming soon

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 – 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.