Weekly Parent Email – October 7, 2022

October 7, 2022

I’ve enjoyed visiting with many of you these past few weeks. The persistent theme echoed by most parents is the value they place on helping students learn to think for themselves. Our parents are strongly committed to an education that isn’t simply measured by a series of test scores, but rather by the ability of their children to engage in meaningful conversation, to lead themselves and others, and to think on their own. Our parents are actively involved in this educational process and have chosen LAU to support this endeavor.

We want to support you in this effort! A resource you may find helpful is the LAU Student Support Handbook. This resource provides information to help you support your students in developing the needed skills to succeed in their LAU studies. The ideas and information in this handbook are customized to our program and are based on advice from many successful mentors and staff.

Another resource to support parents is the LAU counseling website. They have an academic support section with great information for parents. Our school counselors (Kate Chaney and Shauna Larson) stand ready to provide ideas, support, and resources for our parents and students. 

We value our families and realize the unique trust you place in our mentors, staff, and school. I appreciate your continued ideas on how we can become even better as we work together!

Warmest regards,

John Tripp 

Executive Director, LAU


Action Items

Please remind your student about Mentor/Course Evaluation Surveys: Please remind your student to complete the Mentor/Course Evaluation Surveys in Homeroom as soon as possible. We count on this feedback each year to improve mentoring in the classroom. Your student should take the survey once for each live or self-paced course. Surveys are due Tuesday, October 10th.

Parents of students in grades 6-11: Please register your student for required state testing: Please complete this 22-23 Assessments Survey to schedule your student’s assessment date and location, including the ACT. See the State Assessment Schedule for additional information on RISE, UTAP & ACT assessments. If you have further questions, email melanie@lautah.org.



October School Counselor Update: Read here for the counselor update, including information about scholarships and a reminder about the ways our counselors are here to help!


Upcoming Events

October 7: All pre-midterm assignments from live classes are due tonight before 9:00 PM MT

October 7: Night out on the Ranch at Zion Ponderosa Ranch 6:30-9:00 PM

October 10: Study Day – No Class

October 11-12: Midterms – No Class

October 12: Pre-midterm assignments from self-paced classes deadline and all midterms due – 5:00 PM MT

October 13-14: Fall Break – No Class, Offices Closed

October 20: Inspiration Hour: “Facing Your Fears” with Lindsay Law. Wear your Halloween costume!! – 3:00 PM MT (Find details in Homeroom.)

October 21: Halloween Dance – 7:00-10:00 PM MT