Weekly Parent Email – December 18, 2020

December 18, 2020

As the fall semester draws to a close, we want to wish you a wonderful holiday season. I hope you and your student enjoy a well-earned break, and may 2021 be full of blessings for your family!


Pete Jensen

Executive Director, LAU


Action Items

Complete the Parent Communications Survey: At LAU, we strive to make it easy for you to find the information you need, when you need it. If you haven’t already, please take this 2-minute survey to let us know how we’re doing with our communications. We highly value your feedback and will use it to plan future improvements.



Mental Health Resources: Are you or your student struggling with mental health? Here are some free resources that may help get you back on track:

  • SafeUT is a resource for all Utah students, parents/guardians, and educators. You can call or chat through the app about any concerns you may have for your student. SafeUT also has a helpful database of other resources that can be filtered by issue, area, and even insurance coverage. A therapist from SafeUT can help you talk through concerns and connect you with the right resources and referrals. You or your child do not need to be in crisis in order to call! If you have any concerns at all, please contact them.
  • The Utah Strong Recovery Project offers support for stress resulting from COVID-19 or the Magna Earthquake. Their helpline operates daily from 7:00 AM-7:00 PM. For help, call or text (385) 386-2289 or email utahstrong@utah.gov.
  • The Stabilization and Mobile Response Team is a state-wide program that responds to your residence to ease immediate challenges and provide support. They will work with you and your family to create a plan that works for everyone. Short-term services are available if needed or they will refer you to the right places for support. More information can be found here or by calling 1-833-SAFE-FAM (1-833-723-3326). 

Changes to the LAU office schedule: Starting in January 2021, the LAU Office in Clearfield will be open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Fridays will be by appointment only. If you are visiting the office for a computer-related need, please contact computers@latah.org. For any other office needs, please contact Suzanne Jensen. On days with severe weather, please call us at 800-200-6869 before coming to the office to make sure someone will be there.

Scholarship opportunity for Seniors: Does your Senior have Italian ancestry? They could be eligible for the 2021 Italian American Civic League Scholarship! Applications are now open here. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Chaney.


Upcoming Events

December 21-January 1: Winter Holiday

January 4: Winter Semester Begins (First Day of Class)

January 4: Winter New Student & Parent Orientation at 1:00 PM MT – Link available in Homeroom

January 8: High school Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT – The Story of Williamsburg with James Ure and Nels Jensen, our founders!

January 8: Middle School First Friday Game Night at 6:00 PM MT with Jenelle Howard – Find more info on the FFGN page in Homeroom