Parent Edition

5 Best Practices for Students When Using the Web

By on October 28th, 2019

The internet plays a huge role in the daily lives of students, from social media to games to online storage. It’s important to have the tools and knowledge you need to protect yourself online.

We’ve compiled these tips to help our students protect themselves and their information on the web.  Continue reading


FLVS Driver’s Ed Impacts Student Lives

By on October 23rd, 2019

Our Driver Education teachers make a difference in the lives of students every day. In addition to a strong curriculum, the support our online students receive from caring and dedicated teachers sets the Driver Education experience a step above.

In recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 20-26, 2019), we are sharing stories from teachers and students related to our FLVS Driver Education / Traffic Safety course. Continue reading


Teen Driving Safety Tips

By on October 21st, 2019

National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct. 20-26, 2019. This week, FLVS is encouraging parents to discuss the importance of driving safety with their teen drivers.

To help start conversations around safe driving, we’ve compiled the following tips.  Continue reading


Student Focus: Meet Peyton

By on October 16th, 2019

This post was written by Meghan Leffew, one of our FLVS Full Time Elementary parents.

As a mother, I am incredibly thankful for FLVS Full Time. My son is five and this is his first year of school. He was recently diagnosed with a rare genetic mutation that causes things like neutropenia and leukemia. I only had two choices for his education – to hold Peyton out of Kindergarten or take a chance.

We decided to enroll Peyton into FLVS Full Time three weeks before school started. Continue reading


8 Tips for Homeschooling Your Kindergartner

By on August 15th, 2019

As a virtual Kindergarten teacher, I work closely with homeschool families. After spending three years in this role, I’ve seen firsthand what works for students learning at home. Read on for my top tips for home education families with young children! Continue reading


FLVS Corkboard: Back to School Highlights

By on August 12th, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! Whether you are new to FLVS or are a returning student, we’re glad you’re here! Your teachers and the FLVS team have been hard at work preplanning and getting ready for an exciting new school year. Before we dive in with some highlights to note, it’s always nice to start by marking your calendars for the first official “holiday/day off” from school. Continue reading


5 Things You Need to Get Ready for Virtual School

By on August 9th, 2019

It’s that time of the year again. Back to school!

For many FLVS families, this will be their first experience having their child attend school virtually – but even parents with experience can use some fresh ideas to start the new school year. Here are proven tips from teachers and parents of virtual school students to help your child get ready! Continue reading


Back-to-School Basics for Elementary Parents

By on August 2nd, 2019

It’s a teacher’s most wonderful time of the year – time to start a new school year! We’re ready to serve our Kindergarten through 5th Grade students with style and eager to help them strive for success!

FLVS Elementary has some information for getting this school year started off right. Parents and home educators play an important role in their child’s success at FLVS. Here are some ways to help your child feel fully supported at home. Continue reading


FLVS Corkboard: Summer Edition

By on June 10th, 2019

Ah, summer. It’s the ideal time for hanging out with friends, heading to the pool or the beach, soaking up the warm weather, enjoying cookouts, reading good books, and maybe taking a vacation with family. It’s been a great year, and you’ve earned a break!

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” – John Lubbock

In between all the fun, be sure take a few minutes to catch up on FLVS happenings! Continue reading


Saturday Science: Creating Lava Lamps

By on June 7th, 2019

Find Saturday Science instructions for creating your own lava lamp below!

Saturday Science is a monthly enrichment opportunity for FLVS elementary students and their families.

During these online sessions, we do an experiment together that helps us “see” and better understand various scientific concepts. Experiments are chosen to include materials commonly found at home or the local dollar store. A big emphasis is also placed on selecting experiments that require materials that might otherwise be thrown out after use, such as plastic water bottles, plastic bags, paper towel cardboard rolls, boxes, etc. Elementary students can perform the experiment live during time together or simply watch if they do not have the materials. All sessions are recorded so that if a student misses the “live” event or later acquires the materials, it can be viewed at any time.

As a teacher, it is my hope that Super Saturday Science helps create and/or deepen a love for science and hopefully plants a seed of interest that encourages our elementary students to pursue a career in science! Continue reading