FLVS Corkboard: Winter Newsletter

It’s hard to believe it’s December already! The winter holidays always bring a bustle of fun and festivities and we are excited to share several activities happening soon. But first, from all of us at FLVS, we wish you and your family a wonderful and safe holiday season.

As a reminder, the Winter Holiday Break for FLVS teachers and staff is Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 – Friday, Jan 1, 2021. During the break, students are encouraged to continue in their studies, but please understand there may be a delay in grading and returned calls.

FLVS News in a Click

Want to learn more about what’s going on at FLVS as well as in the world? Then check out the official student newspaper, FLVS News in a Click. Our digital newspaper is managed by middle and high school students who attend FLVS with support from our newspaper club sponsors, Marissa Draeger and Suzan Kurdak. There are seven main sections: FLVS News, World News & Culture, Lifestyle, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, STEM, and Tech Gear. See what your fellow students are writing about and spread the news!

Follow FLVS News in a Click on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see the latest!

Hour of Code

Week of Dec. 7-11

Are you ready to code? What exactly is code? You’ll learn that and more when you join us for Hour of Code next week, Dec. 7-11. Learn the basics of coding for beginners to advanced skills in cyber defense, Java, Linus, and Python. Explore careers and much more with 39 presentations for all grade levels. Some sessions require “prework” and/or have download requirements, so be sure to view the schedule early!

Schedule: View the full list of sessions

Guest link to join: https://flvs.zoom.us/j/84150202083

Passcode: code

Virtual Science Fair

Calling all students in elementary, middle, and high school. It is that time to submit your intent to participate in our FLVS International Science Fair. Don’t delay and submit your form today. You will be notified once your project has been approved. 

Science Fair Approval Form:  https://bit.ly/ScienceFairApprovalForm2020

Scientific Method:  https://bit.ly/FLVSTheScientificMethod

Science Fair Checklist/Rubric:  https://bit.ly/ScienceFairChecklist_Rubric

Book Battle

Are you interested in joining the FLVS Book Battle competition? If you were unable to attend the information session, you can view the recording here. Once you complete the Book Battle Application, select the Sunshine State books from your grade level list that you want to read and start reading! Books must be read by Feb. 1 to be considered for the Book Battle team.

World Fest – Global Youth Village

Thursday, Jan. 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This year’s theme is Global Youth Village and our focus will be on the following topics found around the world: Civil & Human Rights; Culture & Ethnicity; Environment, and Mind, Body, & Spirit. Save the date and subscribe for more information in your next edition of Corkboard.

Continue Learning Uninterrupted

With online learning, students can keep moving forward and continue school uninterrupted with Florida Virtual School this spring. Maintain academic momentum in a safe, stable, and supportive online learning environment and keep thriving with our high-quality Kindergarten-12th grade courses.

Enroll now for second semester courses at flvs.net/learnfromhome.


Florida Virtual SchoolFlorida Virtual School (FLVS) has been leading the way in Kindergarten-12 online education for more than 22 years. FLVS provides a robust, award-winning curriculum to public, private, charter, and homeschool families and school districts nationwide. Learn more at flvs.net.



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