Weekly Parent Email – May 6, 2022

May 6, 2022

It is a sincere honor and privilege to be selected as the next Executive Director of LAU. I’m humbled and privileged to work in this dynamic organization. As I’ve learned more about this unique educational opportunity, I’ve become even more excited to meet each of you. Our students and families form the core foundation of our success. I’m grateful for your trust as we work together to provide high-quality, transformative learning experiences for your student.

I’d like to give a special thank you to Pete Jensen and the LAU team. Their expertise is genuinely valued and appreciated. Pete’s legacy will continue to grow under my leadership, and he will continue to share his wisdom during this transition through frequent mentoring sessions. I’m also motivated and committed to our partnership with Williamsburg Learning. Too often, schools teach students what to think and not how to think. I believe Williamsburg is a leader in educational excellence that truly makes a difference in students’ lives.

The culture and vision of LAU are among the very finest. I’m eager to listen, learn, and connect with you in the near future.

Warmest Regards,

John Tripp

Executive Director, LAU



Important note for Fall 2022 seniors: Please take a moment and encourage your student to check their classes next year using the Grad Planner tool in SIS. This tool will help verify that you’ve completed the 24 credits needed for a diploma. Please reach out to Kate Chaney (last names A-L) or Shauna Larson (last names M-Z) if you have any questions.

May school counselor update: We’re excited to share May’s update from our school counselors! Click here to view upcoming events, registration information, and more.

Register now for Lagoon Day: Join us on Tuesday, May 24, in Farmington, Utah, for Lagoon Day! We’ve extended the registration deadline to welcome as many Burgers as possible. Learn more about Lagoon Day here, or complete this form to register. Students can also purchase tickets online using the promo code SCHOOLS22.

Registration closing soon for the Learning Brave Teen Retreat: Session two of the Learning Brave Teen Retreat still has limited openings for your student to attend! Click here to learn more about the program and to register your student. Registration for the first session is closed, but you can still register for session two until Wednesday, May 18.

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month: Several resources like the Huntsman Mental Health Institute can help you find ways to get involved and raise awareness about mental health.


Upcoming Events

Today: Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT

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

Today: Outdoor Adventures #10

May 12: Thursday Night Live at 4:00 PM MT

May 13: Student Body Presidency Hour at 1:00 PM MT

May 16: Last day of classes

May 17: All assignments for live classes are due by 9:00 PM MT

May 17-18: Study Day – No Class

May 19-20: Final exams – No Class

May 20: All assignments for self-paced classes are due by 5:00 PM MT

May 20: All finals due by 5:00 PM MT

May 20: Graduation Ceremony at 6:00 PM MT

May 24: Lagoon Day in Farmington, Utah – Learn more and sign up here 

P.S. Are you having a great experience at LAU and want to help us spread the word? If so, we’d love to have you leave us a review on Niche or GreatSchools (or both!) to help new families find us. If your experience with us has been anything less than ideal, please call us at 800-200-6869.