Weekly Parent Email – December 3, 2021

December 3, 2021

We hope everyone had a joyous Thanksgiving holiday! We learn so much from our students each day, and we are grateful to be your family’s learning partner. We are busily wrapping up our first semester and gearing up for finals. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve your student’s journey by reaching out to our Customer Service Team.


Pete Jensen

Executive Director, LAU


Action Items

It’s time to order books for the winter semester! Please follow these instructions to order next semester’s books through Amazon using the book list in SIS. We encourage you to order books early to ensure they can be processed and shipped before the Christmas rush.



We have retired the Weekly Printable Checklist: Please use the Canvas Parent App or Canvas To-Do List to view your student’s upcoming assignments.

Fall Grades will be posted in January: All grades for the fall semester will be published by mid-January. This allows mentors time to grade all assignments and enjoy their winter break. 

Sophomore PCCR meetings are coming up: Tenth-grade Plan for College and Career Readiness meetings (PCCRs) are almost here! Students will receive an email through SIS that will provide instructions on making their meeting with a school counselor. If your eleventh-grade student missed their PCCR meeting, please contact Kate Chaney to set up an appointment. 

All eighth-graders should be enrolled in a College and Career Awareness course. This course is required by the state of Utah for all eighth-grade students. This self-paced course will automatically show up in your student’s Canvas account and should be completed sometime during the semester. Please contact Shelly Jenkins with any questions. 

Upcoming vision screenings: LAU must provide vision screenings for all seventh and ninth-grade students. All seventh and ninth-graders will be automatically scheduled for a screening, but you can opt-out your student by completing this form. Any LAU student can receive a vision screening regardless of age. If you’d like your student to participate, please register them here. Please reach out to Suzanne Jensen with any questions. Below is a complete schedule of this year’s screenings:


Upcoming Events

Today: Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT

Today: First Friday Game Night at 6:00 PM MT

December 14: All assignments must be submitted before 9:00 PM MT (excluding self-paced and independent study courses) 

December 16-17: Finals

December 17: All finals and self-paced and independent study course assignments must be submitted before 5:00 PM MT

December 20-31: Winter Holiday – No Class, Offices Closed

January 3: First Day of Winter Semester, Classes