Weekly Parent Email – October 2, 2020

October 2, 2020

Happy Fall! Just like the trees change color this time of year, our students are transforming before our eyes. We have many students this year who are experiencing online learning for the first time and thriving despite the challenges we’ve all faced recently. We are so grateful to get to share our inspiring curriculum and dedicated mentors with your family. It’s our pleasure to give you the flexible and challenging education options you want for your children.

Our mentors have thoroughly enjoyed meeting with many of you this week through Parent-Mentor Updates (PMUs) and Parent-Mentor Conferences (PMCs). If you haven’t already signed up, spots are still available through October 7! Sign-up options and directions are below (under Upcoming Events).


Pete Jensen

Executive Director, LAU


Action Items

Remind class codes are now available: Be sure to sign up so you can receive important notifications and reminders. Visit Homeroom to see the list of class codes. Remind provides easy access to all LAU school-wide announcements, as well as those for ILC classes, OA classes, and Independent Study groups. 



Exciting news! Pete Jensen has received the 2020 “Circle of Excellence” Administrator of the Year award from the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools. The UAPCS recognized Pete’s caring and dedication to mentoring students and his unifying impact as a leader. Thanks to everyone who nominated Pete for this outstanding award.

Book and materials reimbursements: LAU began sending reimbursements yesterday (for fall semester only). See here for all the details on reimbursements, and submit your receipts to be reimbursed here. Remember, no reimbursements will be issued after May 1, 2021.

Has your student had a Transformational Learning Experience? A Transformational Learning Experience, or TLE, helps students change the way they view themselves or the world in a profound way. If you or your student has had a TLE, please share it here! We love hearing about the great experiences our students have in the classroom or on adventures with their classmates.

Did your student miss Inspiration Hour last week? Head over to Homeroom to watch last week’s discussion on “The Scenario Matrix” with Liliana Owen.


Upcoming Events

Today: High school Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT – “Vulnerability Workshop”

Today: Middle school First Friday Game Night at 6:00 PM MT with Ms. Reeder 

September 29-October 7: Parent-Mentor Updates and Parent-Mentor Conferences. We encourage you to sign up now!

October 8: High school Thursday Night Live at 4:00 PM MT – “Musical Night”

October 9: Outdoor Adventure #6

October 9: High school Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT – “Movies and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs”

October 9: Fall Stomp – South Ogden Burger Meet at the Ogden ILC location from 6:30-10:00 PM MT. Find more information and sign up on the Burger Meets page in Homeroom.

October 9: Last day to submit pre-midterm assignments (the submission deadline is 9:00 PM MT)

October 12: Study Day – No online classes

October 13-14: Midterms

October 15-16: Fall Break