Pre-Start Checklist

2018 Winter 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 or call 800-200-6869.

 Pre-Start Checklist Tasks
1.Log-in to SIS:

  • 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 added them to your SIS account. Once they have a login and you have registered them for classes, SIS will within the next 15 minutes create a "Canvas" account for them where they will access course syllabi, assignments, etc. The new Canvas login will be the same as your child's SIS login.

  • Schedules:
  • Check out your student’s schedule for this semester. Once you log in, select your student’s name, then click on Classes. It’s important to note that the schedule is listed in Mountain Time. If you need a change to your schedule or have any questions about it, please contact Cindy Taylor at

  • Bookmark SIS:
  • Log into the Student Information System (SIS) and bookmark this link. You’ll use it to verify your student’s schedule, check on grades, and communicate with mentors. You’ll find a link to SIS on the top right corner of the home page of our website.
2.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.
3.Log-in to Canvas:

  • Students, login to Canvas and customize your Course menu. Here’s a screencast that shows you how. (You child should see their course titles showing under “Courses” in Canvas within 15 minutes of creating their SIS login. If you don’t, contact Please note that the username and password for your students' SIS account is the same username and password for their Canvas account.

  • Bookmark Canvas:
  • Log into Canvas and bookmark this link. You’re going to use it so often, it might just become a friend! Canvas is our Learning Management System and is where you will find all of the courses, assignments, links for classes, feedback on grades, and so much more. You’ll find a link to Canvas on the top right corner of the home page of our website. The username & password for Canvas is initially the same as SIS, although you may make them different if you choose.
4.Obtain Books & Supplies:As of December 2017, SIS will list your students' books and materials.

  • Book Ordering Begins for Winter 2018 Semester Dec. 4, 2017.
  • LAU will provide books and necessary science materials for your students. Please fill out the Winter 2018 Book & Science Materials Request form 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 choose to order your own books and/or science materials, please review our Book Reimbursement Policy in our Student-Parent Handbook, pages 22-23.

  • If you would like reimbursement, please fill out the books and materials Reimbursement Request Form and send a copy of your receipts BEFORE FEBRUARY 16, 2018 to or mail them to the following address:

  • Leadership Academy of Utah
    1366 South Legend Hills Drive, Suite 190
    Clearfield, UT 84015
5.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.

  • If you need to borrow an LAU Laptop, let us know by emailing and filling out the laptop request form.
  • Melanie Capener will contact you directly. If you live on the Wasatch Front, you can pick up the laptop at our Clearfield Office listed above. We are there M-F 9-5, closed for Holidays and school activities. If you live in other areas, arrangements will need to be made for you to receive your laptop.

  • Before you get a laptop you will need to read the Laptop Handbook and fill out the Laptop Checkout & User Agreement form.
6.New Parents: Watch the recording of Parent Orientation: New parents are required to watch their orientation session.

  • Grades 6-8: Click HERE for the recording.

  • Grades 9-12: Click HERE for the recording.

7.Complete the New Student Orientation Course in Canvas before attending or watching the recording of the live Student Orientation.

  • We recommend starting on this a week before school starts.
8.Attend or watch the recording of live Student Orientation:
9.Plan for first week of school:

  • Tuesday, January 2nd: Attend Live Student Orientation, 11am MT - 1pm MT (Recording will be added here two hours after event ends)

  • Wednesday, January 3rd: Attend regular classes

  • Thursday, January 4th: Attend regular classes

  • Friday, January 5th: High School Students are invited to Inspiration Hour at 1pm MT. See Homeroom for details

  • Monday, January 8th: All assignments in New Student Orientation course are due

10.Take note of the following dates and deadlines

Monday, January 22, 2018

  • Winter Testing Begins, more information coming check back after Winter Semester begins.

  • To opt out of testing please fill out the last two pages of the state form.
    Testing Exclusion Form

Friday, February 16, 2018

  • Book Reimbursement receipts due. Please fill out the Books and/or materials Reimbursement Request Form and send a copy of your receipts to or mail them to the following address:

  • Leadership Academy of Utah
    1366 South Legend Hills Drive, Suite 190
    Clearfield, UT 84015