FLVS Corkboard: Back to School Newsletter
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! It’s been said that August is like the Sunday of Summer—yet this year you may be thinking, “Wait, did summer happen?” Whether you are returning to Florida Virtual School, new to online education, or still determining whether FLVS fits your needs, we’re glad you’re with us!
This has been a crazy year and going back to school looks very different with varying start dates and guidelines depending on where you live. But rest assured, FLVS has been supporting school districts across the country for more than 20 years, and this year is no exception.
Before jumping in to share what else is new, we want to let you know that in observance of Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, has been designated a holiday break for all FLVS instructors and support staff. Students are encouraged to continue their studies as courses always remain open, but please be mindful that there will be a brief delay in teacher response.
FLVS Supports Students & Schools Nationwide
This year, we are excited to announce that FlexPoint Virtual School is now offering our elementary courses for grades Kindergarten-5 to students across the country and around the world to help further support families and school districts. In addition to supporting school districts seeking flexible online curriculum options for their students, FlexPoint Virtual School provides supportive online learning for students and families in all 50 states.
Get Connected by Joining a Club
Want to know how to get involved in one or more of the many student activities offered at FLVS? While this year may look different than what you’re used to, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your hobbies and interests. Studies show that joining a student club is beneficial both personally and professionally.
Mark your calendars for these FLVS Virtual Club Rush events:
Middle School & High School Club Rush
Thursday, Sept. 10 @ 4:30 p.m.
Elementary Club Rush
Friday, Sept. 11 @ 10 a.m.
Links and passwords to join the meetings by Zoom will be communicated through your FLVS email inbox. During this time, we’ll review all of the amazing clubs FLVS has to offer! Club applications will open right after the meetings.
What’s New with FLVS Courses?
Still trying to decide what courses to take this year? Discover the possibilities with more than 190 online courses to choose from and 24/7 availability. Also, FLVS launched two new Career and Technical Education Programs of Study, Agricultural Communications and Applied Cybersecurity, for high school students this year along with five new courses:
- American Sign Language 2
- Agriscience Foundations 1
- Computer & Network Security Fundamentals
- Meteorology Honors
- Environmental Science Featuring Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (Coming Summer 2021)
Learn more about these exciting new courses!
It’s going to be a great year!
FLVS is privileged to serve students and families in Florida and beyond and we are honored to be recognized by worldwide industry leaders for achievements in education and technology, winning four international awards this year.
Last, but not least, congratulations again to our graduates! FLVS celebrated the FLVS Full Time Class of 2020 with a virtual graduation ceremony on June 18 and more than 900 watched the streamed the event during the premiere.
We can’t wait to see what the future holds for our current students and alumni!