Weekly Parent Email – September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020

As a parent, you want all the information you can get to help your student succeed. Starting today, you can request an update from your student’s mentor in one of two formats: email Parent-Mentor Updates (PMUs) or live online Parent-Mentor Conferences (PMCs).

Both PMUs and PMCs will take place from September 29October 7. Read below to learn more about each option and decide which one is right for you:

Parent-Mentor Update (PMU): If you’re happy with your student’s progress but still want a personal update from their mentor, request a PMU. The mentor will send you a detailed email describing how your student is doing and informing you of any concerns by October 7.

Request a Parent-Mentor Update 

Parent-Mentor Conference (PMC): If you have a specific concern or in-depth question regarding one of your student’s courses, sign up for a PMC. These are 10-15 minute online meetings with the course mentor to get personalized insights on your student’s performance.

Schedule a Parent-Mentor Conference

We look forward to meeting with you soon to make sure your student is inspired, challenged, and engaged! Please read on for more important updates for the week ahead.


Pete Jensen

Executive Director, LAU


Action Items

Share your feedback via text: To give you the best experience this year, we will be reaching out via text message in the coming months to see how everything is going. We invite you to share your experience with us, and highly value any feedback you would like to share.

Time-sensitive: High school Juniors needed for USBE’s Student Advisory Council. Students with any academic standing, experience, or background can apply to join the Student Advisory Council (SAC) for the next two years. Applications are due Monday, September 21. Learn more here!



Did your student miss Inspiration Hour last week? Check Canvas to watch a recording of last week’s discussion on “The Power and Importance of Doing Service.”

High School Juniors & Seniors: CollegeVine is hosting a free Student Panel College Fair for Juniors and Seniors from September 21-26. This panel allows participants to hear directly from current students at the colleges they’re interested in. Spots are limited, so encourage your student to register now!

Book and Materials reimbursements: LAU will begin sending reimbursements (fall semester only) on October 1. See here for all the details on reimbursements, and submit your receipts here. Remember, there will be no reimbursements issued after May 1, 2021.


Upcoming Events

Today: High school Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT – “Becoming a Successful Student: Q&A Panel”

Today: Outdoor Adventure #4

September 24: Thursday Night Live at 4:00 PM MT – “Comedy/Game Night!” See Homeroom announcements to sign up.

September 25: High school Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT – “The Scenario Matrix” with Liliana Owen

September 25: Outdoor Adventure #5

September 28: LAU Family Night at Kuwaharas Thriller Park in Draper! This event will run from 5:00-9:00 PM. Find more information and sign up on the Burger Meets page in Homeroom.

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

October 9: Last day to submit pre-midterm assignments (deadline is 10:00 PM MT)

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.