Weekly Parent Email – August 6, 2021

August 8, 2021

Welcome back! We couldn’t be more excited for a new year of Transformational Learning Experiences with your students. Our school exists to provide deep and meaningful human connections alongside a strong curriculum that teaches how to think, not what to think. Classes begin on Monday, August 16, and we can’t wait to connect with you and your student in the coming weeks!

Our goal is to support you as a partner in your student’s educational journey, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Support Team with any questions you may have in preparation for the new school year.


Pete Jensen

Executive Director, LAU


Action Items

New book-ordering process: Ordering books is now easier than ever! You can now order books directly through Amazon. It’s fast, easy, and paid for by LAU! Click here to learn more. Make sure to order your students books by the second week of August to allow time for shipping!

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 served 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. 



Join us next week for Parent & Student Orientation! We look forward to seeing you at our online Parent & Student Orientation next Thursday, August 12 at 6:00 PM MT. You will receive a separate email with the link to attend this session. If you have any questions before then, please call us at 800-200-6869.


Upcoming Events

Today: Day at the Lake at Willard Bay, UT from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM – Click here for more info

Today: Summer semester ends

August 9: Fall courses published

August 10: Ogden ILC back-to-school night at Ziegfeld Arts Academy from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

August 10: Pleasant Grove ILC back-to-school night at Canyon Grove Academy from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

August 12: Online Parent & Student Orientation session at 6:00 PM MT

August 13: 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 PM-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

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