Pre-Start Checklist

2018 Fall Pre-Start Checklist

Welcome to Williamsburg Learning! We’re so glad you’re here! We want you to have a smooth start, so we’ve created this checklist to help you work through any potential glitches before you start your coursework. Please make sure to complete each task on the list thoroughly to ensure a smooth start to the semester. Need help? Email support@williamsburglearning.com or call 800-200-6869.

 Pre-Start Checklist Tasks
1.Register for Courses
Log into SIS using your parent account. Under your student's name, click "Registration." Select your student's courses according to the guidelines on THIS page.

Please note:
  • You can only register for classes if you've submitted a complete application for that school year and it has been approved. Both new and returning students must complete an application each year, although the returning application is shorter in length.

  • Times listed for classes are in Mountain Time.

  • If you need to change your schedule, try the "Drop/Switch" feature in SIS. There may be some limitations though since all enrollments and changes must be approved by the school. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Chaney at kate@lautah.org.

  • SIS is where you can check your student's schedule, grades, and pacing and also communicate with mentors. It may be helpful to bookmark the site. You'll also find a link to SIS at the top right of this website.

2.Perform a Tech Check
Go to the Technology Requirements & Support page and:
  • Read “Computer and Software Requirements” together. Be sure you have a computer that will work and has the required software programs.

  • Read “How to Setup and Test Blackboard Collaborate On Your Computer” together. Follow all of the steps. If you hit a snag setting up Blackboard Collaborate, read “Having Trouble With Collaborate?” or “Mac Users–Help With Collaborate”.

  • Read “When Blackboard Collaborate Goes Down, Log In To Zoom”, and follow the steps.

  • Read “Technical Support for Canvas and SIS” together. Students, be sure you can log in and see your courses in both Canvas and SIS.

  • If your student needs a laptop for this school year, please read the Laptop Handbook, and complete the Laptop Request Form for each laptop you request. Non-full time students and SEOP students will be charged $40/semester for computer rentals.

    Upon registration approval, you may pickup a laptop at our Clearfield Office, 1366 S Legend Hills Dr. Ste 190, M-F 9-4pm or by appointment. 800-200-6869 Ext 146 or we will contact you to make other arrangements depending on where you live.

    Upon receipt of the computer, you will confirm the equipment's condition and complete a Laptop Checkout Receipt Acknowledgment Agreement . At that point the student/parent/guardian will assume custody and full responsibility of the computer, including battery, charger, and charger cables. Students/parents/guardians are expected to abide by the terms of the Laptop Handbook at all times.
    If you have any questions about computers, please contact Melanie Capener at computers@lautah.org.
3.Obtain Books & Supplies
  • Book Ordering Begins for Fall 2018 Semester on July 9, 2018.
LAU will provide books and necessary science materials for your students. Your list of books and supplies will show in SIS on June 15, 2018.
  • Fill out the Fall 2018 Book & Science Materials Request form (link coming soon) to indicate whether you would like LAU to purchase books and science materials for your student, or whether you intend to purchase them yourself. SUBMIT ONE FORM PER STUDENT. Please complete the entire form.
Many parents prefer to order their own books and submit receipts for reimbursement. This provides parents the option to order audio books, e-books, and/or use books they already own. Keep in mind books may be reimbursed for up to the maximum amount provided on the booklist, not the full cost of the hardback or audio version you buy. If you would like to go this route, please complete the following steps:
  • Review our Book Reimbursement Policy in our Student-Parent Handbook, pages 22-23.

  • Fill out the books and materials Reimbursement Request Form.

  • Send a copy of your receipts BEFORE OCTOBER 6, 2018 to books@lautah.org or mail them to the following address:

  • Leadership Academy of Utah
    1366 South Legend Hills Drive, Suite 190
    Clearfield, UT 84015
4.Log-in to Canvas
On or after August 1, 2018, help your student log into Canvas. Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) where all course syllabi and class assignments are found. Courses are published and available to students on August 1. That week, please do the following:
  • Parents of New Students: If your child hasn't already created their SIS login, have them check their email. An invitation was sent to create their login when you started their application process. Once they have a login and you have registered them for classes and the courses are published (i.e. after August 1st), SIS will create a "Canvas" account for them within the next 15 minutes. Your child's Canvas username and password will be the same as the login they created for SIS.

  • All Students, login to Canvas, bookmark this link, and then customize your Course menu. Here’s a screencast that shows you how.
5.Plan to Attend Parent Orientation
Mark your calendars for the Parent Orientation (for parents of new and returning students) on Thursday, Aug 9, 2018. This is our "back to school night".
  • Grades 6-8: 6:00 PM MT Click HERE to join.

  • Grades 9-12: 8:00 PM MT Click HERE to join.

6.Plan to Attend Student Orientation
  • New Students: On or around August 7, begin the self-paced New Student Orientation Course in Canvas. Complete it before attending or watching the recording of the live Student Orientation on the 14th.

  • All Students: On Tuesday, August 14, attend the live Student Orientation session. Information about how to join the session will be forthcoming.
7.Plan for First Week of School:
  • Tuesday, August 14: Attend Live Student Orientation, 11am MT - 1pm MT. (Recording will be added here two hours after event ends.)

  • Wednesday, August 15: Attend regular classes.

  • Thursday, August 16: Attend regular classes.

  • Friday, August 17: High School students are invited to Inspiration Hour at 1pm MT. See Homeroom for details.

  • Monday, August 20: All assignments in New Student Orientation course are due.

8.Take Note of the Following
  • SAGE & ACT Testing information will be available in September. To opt out of testing please fill out the Testing Exclusion Form.