Tips for Parents
By Elizabeth Jones on November 1st, 2023
As a little girl, I loved field trips. I sought out opportunities to travel and learn about the world around me. From visiting the local science center to seeing historic monuments on family road trips, there was always something new to discover. These moments with my family fostered a life-long love for learning through travel and exploration.
Now as a parent myself, I have the opportunity to foster a love for learning in my child like my parents did with me. We often find ourselves exploring beaches, aquariums, and petting zoos where my son learns all about Florida’s wildlife. Not only are these moments we’ll cherish for a lifetime, but that will also help him build real-life connections to the world.Continue reading
By Katie Hodgins on July 20th, 2023
As summer break starts to wind down, it’s time to “gear up” for an exciting two weeks that’ll make your back-to-school supply lists a little easier on your wallets. Mark your calendars for Florida’s Back-to-School Tax-Free Holiday from July 24 through August 6!Continue reading
By Katie Hodgins on January 26th, 2023
By Anne Flenner on November 9th, 2022
Have you ever thought about running a marathon? You can’t just run 26.2 miles tomorrow. You must plan, prepare, and practice to be up for such a challenge. It can take about 15-20 weeks to train and in the first week of training, you may be all in! However, around week ten, you may start to get tired as the excitement starts to wane and the hard work sets in.
This is how many Florida Virtual School (FLVS) students feel when they are working to complete a semester course. The excitement of the beginning of the school year has lessened, but the time for hard work continues. Here are some tried-and-true ways to push through the last mile of your course and finish strong!Continue reading
By Anne Flenner on July 28th, 2022
Elective choices. Having more than one teacher. Remembering locker combinations. These are just a few examples of how moving from elementary to middle school can be a challenging time for students. While Florida Virtual School students do not need to worry about locker combinations, there are still several steps that parents can take now to help their child transition from elementary to middle school.Continue reading
By Sarah Hayner on July 21st, 2022
It may seem like you only need a computer and Wi-Fi for your child to be ready for online school, but there are some other key steps you can take to prepare for virtual learning.
As a Florida Virtual School elementary teacher, I understand that transitioning to online school may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Plus, FLVS gives you the opportunity to design your kid’s learning environment according to their individual needs and style. To help set you and your child up for success before the next school year starts, I put together some of my top tips to get you excited, confident, and ready for online elementary school.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on May 11th, 2022
Spring has finally arrived. And while the weather is warmer, sometimes the motivation to focus on school starts to hibernate. With longer days and more time for sunshine, check out our tips for a spring refresh that’ll help you finish strong.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on January 4th, 2021
Still settling into an at-home learning routine this semester? If so, you may find that you are having a tough time staying focused, on track, or organized. If this is the case, we have a few tips to help you create the perfect learning environment at home.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School 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!Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School 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.Continue reading