FLVS Corkboard: Fall Newsletter
We hope you’re Fall-ing in love with the many student activities and events you can be a part of with FLVS. Here are some notable activities happening this fall.
FLVS Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 4-6 p.m.
Join FLVS on Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 4-6 p.m. and celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with amazing presentations, trivia, games, and more!
Check your course dashboard inbox for the Zoom link and password.
Hispanic Heritage Contest
Deadline is Thursday, Oct. 15
All Florida students are invited to participate in the 2020 Hispanic Heritage Month art and essay contests. Theme: “Celebrating Untold Stories and Contributions of Hispanic Americans in Florida.” Full details can be viewed at http://floridahispanicheritage.com. Contest deadline is Thursday, Oct. 15. Please notify FLVS Student Activities Coordinator Mae Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you enter. Good luck!
November is just around the corner and here’s a preview of activities.
Literacy Fall Festival
Friday, Nov. 20 – New Date!
Whether in elementary, middle, or high school, there’s an opportunity to join in the fall fun. Literacy Fall Festival events and times are being planned now so keep this date in mind!
Watch your course dashboard inbox for details.
National Novel Writing Month
National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is a fun-filled writing challenge that all students can participate. The key is to write every day in November and by the end of the month you have completed an entire novel in just 30 days. Let us know if you plan to write and how it’s going at email@example.com.
Hour of Code
The Hour of Code introduces students to computer science. Designed to demystify code, this fun event shows that anybody can learn the basics. View the free activities and courses from Code.org. Each year, our FLVS clubs also host opportunities to get involved and start coding. Stay tuned for details!
FLVS School Holidays / Upcoming Days Off
Teacher Training Day – Friday, Nov. 6
Florida law requires each school district to provide staff with a professional development plan of in-service hours to meet continuing education requirements. To help fulfill a portion of those hours, all FLVS teachers and staff will be attending FLVS i3 Virtual Training on Friday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please make note that there may be a delay in teacher response.
Veteran’s Day – Wednesday, Nov. 11
FLVS is closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veteran’s Day.
Thanksgiving Holiday – Nov. 23-27
Monday, Nov. 23, and Tuesday, Nov. 24, are designated as non-student, teacher professional development days. FLVS teachers and staff have off Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Friday, Nov. 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The FLVS Customer Care Center will be open as usual for any student or parent that needs assistance.
During the times mentioned above, students are encouraged to continue in their studies, but please understand there may be a slight delay in grading and returned calls.
Elementary Counselor Webinars
Do you ever feel anxious before a test? Want to learn more about kindness, cooperation, and respect? Check out these webinars just for you.
So… I can’t have thanksgiving week off?
Hi Kara, You can reach out to your teacher to discuss your schedule and adjust due dates as needed!
i like what are you guys are doing.
So, veteran’s day is free? No work?
Hi CC, FLVS will be closed on Veteran’s Day for students, teachers, and staff.
Thank you. 😁
I can’t wait!
Hi! Will there be no school for Halloween?
Hi Avery, Halloween falls on a Saturday this year so there will be no school. 🙂
does that mean i dont have to do anything in hope
Hi Brian, We recommend finishing your assignments prior to the holiday if you do not wish to do school work during the Thanksgiving break. Hope this helps!
Do we do work during christmas break?
Hi Brooklyn. No, students and staff are on break through Christmas. If you wish to complete work during the break, you are welcome to but it is not required. Hope this helps!
Thank you I look forward to christmas break!!!!!!!!!!!!
So, we don’t need to use floating weeks off to be out of school for the holidays?
Hi CC! All FLVS students, teachers, and staff are off for Winter Break. Students are welcome to continue working in their courses to get ahead, but teachers will grade assignments and respond to any questions after the break.
Ok! I am so going to nor do school work for break! Have a good Halloween! What are you guys going to be? I am going to be Moana and my horse, Garbanzo, is going to be Mowie!
I’m going to be Jessie (from Toy Story), My little brother is going to be Buzz Lightyear, my dad is going to be Woody, and my mom is going to be Bo Peep
What are non-student, teacher professional development days?
Hi Seth, Teacher professional development days are an opportunity for teachers to enhance their instructional practices. Students do not have class on these dates.
How long does Christmas break last?
Hi Lynn, Christmas break begins on December 18 and students return to class on January 5. 🙂
January 5th? My teacher said that I can start the next segment on January 4th, a Monday…..🤔
FLVS Full Time officially resumes on January 5th as January 4th is a teacher work day. However, FLVS Flex students can resume on the 4th!