Weekly Parent Update – December 2, 2022

December 2, 2022

Each year I reflect on the wise words of Dr. Suess: “Maybe Christmas… doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”

As parents, we work hard to deliver the best possible gifts for our children. I love hearing about my grown children’s perspectives on some of these gifts. Most of their favorite “gifts” revolve around intangible experiences. Simple times spent learning, laughing, and loving. This year, each of my six children requested an inscribed book we read together as a family over Christmas vacation.

One of the most important gifts we can offer is the gift of learning. I congratulate each of our LAU families. You have chosen our school because it provides an authentic learning experience. Students who put this into practice truly experience the gift of learning. Our families strongly support student learning through quality literature and meaningful discussion.

LAU is perfectly poised to deliver this gift of learning. It only happens with effort. I have spoken to many parents and students as they shared their efforts this past semester. I am grateful to our parents, students, mentors, and staff for their dedication to making the “gift of learning” a reality for many of our students and families.

I wish you the very best during this holiday season!

Warm Regards,

John Tripp,

Executive Director, Leadership Academy of Utah


Action Items

Is your student registered for the winter semester? The winter semester at LAU begins in one month, on January 2. If your student still needs to register for classes, you can help them do that in SIS.

Reminder: Order your student’s winter semester books! Amazon book ordering for the winter semester is now open! Parents are responsible for ordering their student’s books 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.

Last chance to sign up for our Provo Fat Cats and Costa Vida activity! We hope you and your family will join us for Costa Vida and bowling on Friday, December 9. Registration closes December 2. You can find all the details here!

Join us for dinner and skating at the Gallivan Center! LAU students, their families, and friends are invited to join us for an LAU Winter Wonderland activity at the Gallivan Center on Wednesday December 21. The evening will be filled with winter fun, friends, and food. Please sign up before December 17.



Assignment Due Dates: As we approach the end of the semester, we encourage you to remind your student of the upcoming assignment deadlines. All live class assignments are due by Tuesday, December 13, by 9:00 PM MT. All assignments in self-paced courses must be submitted by Friday, December 16, at 5:00 PM MT.


Upcoming Events

December 8: Thursday Night Live – 3:00 PM MT (Find details in Homeroom)

December 9: Fat Cats Dinner and Bowling Night –6:00-8:45 PM MT

December 13: All assignments in live classes due before 9:00 PM MT

December 14: Study Day, No Class

December 15-16: Complete Final Exams

December 16: All assignments and finals due before 5:00 PM MT

December 21: LAU Winter Wonderland activity