Weekly Parent Email – July 29, 2022

July 29, 2022

The beginning of the school year is a really exciting time for us, and I hope your students are feeling the same way. Our team at Leadership Academy of Utah (LAU) is excited to support you in providing the most meaningful education possible for your child this semester, and I look forward to working with you!

Something I love about LAU is what we call in the Williamsburg curriculum the “Culture of Belonging.” It is rare to find within such a vast cross-section of students a wonderful acceptance of each other’s differences, cultures, religions, thoughts, and ideas of how to live a great life – and this is something I value in our students at LAU.

We’ll be introducing new initiatives into our classrooms this coming year based around increasing the level of connection among the students. I am sure this will help perpetuate the culture of belonging and increase students’ love of learning. 

Warmest regards,

John Tripp

Executive Director, LAU


Action Items

Complete the Pre-Start Checklist: The Pre-Start Checklist is designed to help you start the semester off right! Please complete each task on the list to ensure your student has a smooth start to their school year. 

Reminder: Order your student’s fall books! Parents are responsible for all book ordering through our Amazon book order process. Please see our Ordering Books via Amazon page for step-by-step instructions. If you have any questions, please email us at books@lautah.org.

Reminder: Last chance to request your student’s laptop: To request a laptop for your student for the 2022-23 school year, please complete this form. If you completed this form previously, you should have received an email reminder for your scheduled pick-up date and time. 

For any questions about student laptops, please contact us at laptops@lautah.org.



Parent & Student Orientation: Please mark your calendars for our online Parent & Student Orientation Thursday, August 11 at 7:00 PM MT. It will be a great opportunity to meet our new Executive Director John Tripp and Director of Operations Shelly Jenkins. You will receive a separate email on Thursday August 11 with the link to attend this session. If you have any questions before then, please call us at 800-200-6869.

Join the LAU Board: We are currently accepting applications for new board members. If you are passionate about online/alternative education and want to extend the LAU experience to more students, please consider joining our governing team! Please see Join the Board for more information and to submit the interest form.


Upcoming Events

August 11: Online Parent and Student Orientation – 7:00 PM MT

August 15: LAU First Day of Classes