Weekly Parent Email – February 11, 2022

February 11, 2022

I recently received this testimonial from LAU Board Secretary Amy George that I wanted to share:

“My name is Amy George. I have been an LAU and Williamsburg parent for nearly six years, with a senior graduating this May! One thing that has always impressed me about this school is its desire to do all it can to meet the needs of its students. Several times throughout the years, I have taken their surveys and seen them utilize some of my suggestions in the changes they have made for the benefit of the school. What a rare quality: listening to feedback, creating a solution, and then executing it with enthusiasm and a dedication to providing the best possible educational experience. Change can be difficult, but it can also open the door to new opportunities that would not have been available otherwise. My love for this school’s online education and their willingness to do whatever within their power to improve their student’s experience inspired me to volunteer for the LAU Board of Directors as their secretary and to become the Director of Education Empowerment Hub’s new Elevation Youth Summit coming this May 2022 to Layton, Utah. I want to be part of the change. I want to ensure the future of LAU so my children and others could continue to attend this school in the years to come.”

We are honored to serve you and are grateful to be a part of your educational journey!


Pete Jensen

Executive Director, LAU


Action Items

Open Enrollment ends next Friday, February 18: Don’t miss this chance to secure a spot early for your student for the 2022-23 school year! You can click here to apply now. Applying for next year is required, but the process is shorter for returning students. Please note that Open Enrollment does not include registering your student for specific classes (registration for admitted students will begin at the end of March). You can check this page for full details on Open Enrollment.



Update to the RHS curriculum: The Reproductive Health Systems (RHS) curriculum has recently been updated and will be reviewed by the LAU Board on Wednesday, February 16. Parents are invited to attend this regularly-scheduled board meeting at 4:00 PM MT. Details are available on the LAU Board Meeting webpage. Any parents that would like to review this curriculum on their own are welcome to reply to this email and we will send you a copy.

Next week is Spirit Week! Each year, our Student Body Ambassadors plan a week of fun to celebrate being a “Burger,” and it’s an absolute hit each year. Here is an overview of the week’s events (for more information on each day’s theme, check Homeroom announcements):

  • Monday: Something You Love
  • Tuesday: Facial Hair Day
  • Wednesday: Formal Day
  • Thursday: Pajama Day
  • Friday: Burger Swag Day

Freshmen PCCR meetings are coming up: Your freshman’s Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR) meeting is almost here! You will soon receive an email through SIS that will provide instructions on how to sign up for your student’s meeting with a school counselor. In this meeting, they will discuss graduation progress and other pertinent information. If your student is a sophomore or junior and missed their meeting, please contact Kate Chaney.

Encourage your student to sign up for LAU Prom! This year, Prom will be Friday, April 15, from 7:00-11:00 PM MT at The Vista at Cedar Hills Golf Club in Cedar Hills, Utah. All LAU and WA High School students are welcome – and so are their guests! The Prom is $5 per person for both students and guests. Click here to learn more and RSVP.

Upcoming Burger Meet: Join us on Friday, March 25, for an Ice Skating Party in Provo, Utah! All students, family, and friends are invited to join us at the Peaks Ice Arena from 4:00 PM MT-8:00 PM MT. Click here to learn more.

Did your student miss our last Inspiration Hour? Click here to watch Transformation from Terror with Dr. Stan Szczesny!


Upcoming Events

Today: Student Body Presidency Hour at 1:00 PM MT

Today: Outdoor Adventure #4

February 14-18: Spirit Week

February 16: High School Culinary Arts Lab – Click here to learn more or register your student

February 18: Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT

February 21: Presidents Day – No Class, Office Closed

February 28-March 4: Wellness Week