Pre-Semester Checklist

2017-18 Pre-Semester Parent Checklist

*Please note: Pre-Semester Checklists for Winter 2018 Semester will be available on December 1st. Please check back then.

Welcome to Williamsburg Learning! Below you will see two sections. The first is the Pre-semester Checklist, designed to give you everything you need to start the semester off right. Please make sure to complete each task on the list thoroughly to ensure a smooth start to the year. Below the checklist is the calendar for Student Orientation Week. You’ll find all the dates, times, and links you’ll need right there. Need help? Email support@williamsburglearning.com or call 800-200-6869.

 Pre-Semester Checklist Tasks
1.Log-in to SIS: If your child doesn't already have an SIS login, help them create one. You will be asked to provide your child's email address, which must be different than your own. Within 15 minutes of you registering your child for classes, SIS will create a "Canvas" account for your child where they will access course syllabi, assignments, etc. The new Canvas login will be the same as your child's SIS login.
2.Obtain Books: Click here to access the high school booklist and here to access the middle school booklist. The Booklists have been finalized as of June 15th. LAU will provide books and essential science materials for your students. Please fill out the Book & Science Materials Request form if you would like LAU to order your books and ship them to you. If you want to buy your books or science materials and would like reimbursement, please fill out the Books and/or Materials Reimbursement Request form and send a copy of your receipts to books@lautah.org or mail them to the following address:
Leadership Academy of Utah
1366 South Legend Hills Drive, Suite 190
Clearfiled UT 84015
3.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 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.

4.Log-in to Canvas: Students, login to Canvas and customize your Course menu. Here’s a screencast that shows you how. (You should see your course title showing under “Courses” in Canvas within 15 minutes of creating your SIS login. If you don’t, contact support@williamsburglearning.com). Please note that the username and password for your students' SIS account is the same username and password for their Canvas account.
5.Watch the recording of Parent Orientation: New parents are required to watch their orientation session.

  • Grades 6-8: Held Thurs, Aug 10. Click HERE for the recording.

  • Grades 9-12: Held Thurs, Aug 10. Click HERE for the recording.

6.Plan for Student Orientation Week: See the calendar below to add the appropriate dates and times to your calendar.

LAU Student Orientation Schedule

DayNew StudentsReturning Students
Monday, August 14

  • Watch the New High School Student Orientation Session. Click HERE for the recording.

  • Watch the New Middle School Student Orientation Session. Click HERE for the recording.

  • New students complete assignments in the New Student Orientation course. (Don’t wait to get started in Orientation. We encourage you to start this course at least a week before the semester begins!)

    Click on the link below to access your course page:
    MS New Student Orientation Course
    HS New Students Orientation Course
    Abbreviated New Student Orientation Course (Designed for students fewer than 3 live classes)

Tuesday, August 15

  • Continue to work on orientation assignments in the appropriate new student orientation Canvas course.



  • Work on first-week assignments in Homeroom and your courses for the semester.

Wednesday, August 16

  • Begin regularly-scheduled classes

Thursday, August 17

  • Begin regularly-scheduled classes

Friday, August 18

  • For grades 9–12: The Inspiration Hour begins! Join the Executive Director of your school at 1 p.m. MT for a “Semester Kickoff” session. All students are required to attend or watch the recording:
    Leadership Academy of Utah
Monday, August 21

  • Orientation work in Canvas Homeroom due at 8:00 a.m. MT for all grade levels