Tips for Parents


Parents: Help Your Kids Finish the Year Strong

By on December 8th, 2020

As students finish their first semester of the 2020-21 school year, many are continuing their academic journey with Florida Virtual School (FLVS). Whether your family is new or returning to FLVS, we want to ensure that your students have a successful second semester. Here are three ways parents can help students finish the school year strong! 

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8 Tips for Parents New to Online Learning

By on November 8th, 2020

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more students than ever before are learning virtually and many parents have taken a more involved role with their students education. In honor of National Parents as Teachers Day on November 8th, we’re celebrating parents and their partnership with FLVS by sharing tips to help families adjusting to online education.

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Keeping Your Student Safe Online

By on June 25th, 2020

For parents, online safety reminders are equally important as they are for students! Every year, the daily activities we complete online seem to increase – from checking social media to scheduling appointments to even grocery shopping. The internet is one of our most useful tools, but it can also be one of the most dangerous.

Here are our top five tips to protect you and your family. Continue reading


How to Oversee Your Child’s Online Learning

By on April 27th, 2020

Many parents have been sailing uncharted waters as they shift to online learning. As an online educator with elementary children who have taken a few online courses, I have been at the helm of online education in more ways than one. As parents finish out the school year, we are here to support their experience.

Here are a few tips to support your child’s online learning. You’re on your way to smooth sailing!

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Helping Our Captains Succeed with FLVS Elementary

By on March 12th, 2019

Learn more about one home educator’s FLVS Flex Elementary experience with her young student filmmakers and ambassadors dubbed “The Captains.” Whether your child has been enrolled for a few years or you’re new to FLVS, these tips can help your elementary student succeed!

As a mother and grandmother, the responsibility of educating our 8-year-old son, Captain A, and 7-year-old grandson, Captain SySy, weighs heavy on my heart and mind as their home educator. The world is not always a perfect place and people can be unkind, so our family strives every day to help our Captains be the best human beings they can be!

I am beyond grateful for our partnership with FLVS on our Captains’ education. The FLVS Flex Elementary team not only cares about making a difference and helping them to succeed in their educational lives, but also about their personal successes as future leaders. They have been a huge network of support in our Captains’ volunteering world.

The truth is, it isn’t always easy being a homeschool educator! Continue reading


Start Your Middle School Experience Off Right

By on August 28th, 2018

For students in middle school who have never taken an online course before, understanding expectations and how to navigate new material and assignments can take some time. Whether your child is taking their first course or their fifth, here are a few tips to help him or her succeed at FLVS.   Continue reading


6 Ways to Support Online Elementary Students

By on August 27th, 2018

As the author Thomas Fuller once said, “All things are difficult before they are easy.”

Whether your child is new to online learning or you are a returning FLVS elementary family, our team is here to help you navigate our curriculum and find ways to best meet your son or daughter’s educational needs. Your teachers are here for you! Don’t hesitate to ask them for help. Have questions or feedback? Our teachers and administrative team love to hear from you!

With this in mind, we wanted to share a few helpful tips for our online elementary parents.   Continue reading


Going Beyond “What Do You Want to Be?”

By on August 8th, 2018

How many times have you been at a back-to-school event or a family reunion and someone asks your child, “So what do you want to be when you grow up?”

In many cases, the child responds back, “Firefighter, Teacher, Doctor, Athlete,” and then the conversation ends. While asking a child what they want to do when they grow up is a great question, how can we go deeper with our kids to help be an advocate for their future? Continue reading