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10/2 9:30-10:30 Sophomore Class Meeting (Bring Signed Grade Report)

10/2 LBGTQ+ Lunch in Spall’s office

10/2 2:30-3:30 Freshman Class Meeting (Bring Signed Grade Report)

10/5 9:30-10:30 Junior Class Meeting (Bring Signed Grade Report)

10/6 12:25-1:55 Senior Class Meeting (Bring Signed Grade Report)

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Student Success Outside of School

Has your student been recognized outside of school for their achievements or met an important artistic, athletic or personal goal? Let me know about it so that I may recognize them on our school Facebook page. I love to brag about our students.

New Clubs and Groups

LGBTQ+: This inclusive club  is a place for LGBTQ+ students to share their experiences and concerns in a safe environment. We also focus on proactive ways to connect with others and connect with community resources. Students who are curious or want to better understand  the LGBTQ+ community are welcome to attend our meetings.Our next meeting will be every other week starting on 10/02/2017 during lunch in Mrs. Spall's office. Bring your lunch.


Bring your friends to VLA: We will have a 1-2 spots at the 9-11th grade levels at the semester. If you have friends who are looking for a change, provide them with Mrs Spall’s email address so she can set up a tour!


Parent Hours: Does your student belong to a team or community group outside of school? Invite Mrs Spall to a parent meeting or opportunity to share information about VLA. We are starting our recruiting process for the Spring and 18-19 school year. 2 parent hours for each engagement.


College visits continue this week with UC Irvine, New York University and Washington State University. Pick up permission slip from student services.


Ds and Fs: Letters are being sent home to all students with a D or F. How can you support them? Each Monday help them create a daily work plan based on schoology. Provide parental accountability at home for turning in assignments. Look at the office hours document for Math Lab, Spanish Lab, and Open Science Lab. You may also attend your student’s next AC meeting or request a meeting with any teacher to discuss student progress. We have seen great success for students who follow through with these suggestions.


Individual AC Meetings and Grade Level Meetings are required by law for Independent Study. If you miss more than one of these, you risk being disenrolled by  VLA. Don’t forget your signed grade report!


Locked Assignments/Blank Documents: If students turn in a blank document, they will receive a zero and may result in a detention.


Tardies: Being tardy disrupts the learning environment. Teachers will provide students with a detention on their third tardy. Students will receive a detention on the third tardy to class and for every tardy thereafter through tardy #10. Tardy #11 will result in a either a an assignment of behavior intervention.

Grade Level Information

Seniors: Email Mrs Suzanne Shenk-Tiffany to set up an appointment to discuss post high school plans. Parents are invited!


Sophomores and Juniors: PSAT for all PFAA and VLA 10th and 11th graders on Wednesday October 25th, 2017. All 10th and 11th grade students are automatically registered for the PSAT. This test is free for all 10th and 11th grade PFAA and VLA students. Students will be notified about their testing room as we get closer to the testing date. The test will start at 8:30 AM. Please plan to arrive by 8:15 AM. You should bring pencils and a calculator. Calculators are not required but recommended.


Sophomores and Juniors PSAT Workshop FREE!The Student Support staff will be offering a PSAT Score Review Workshop for students and parents to support you in understanding the PSAT scores.This workshop will take place in January or February. Please keep an eye out for emails regarding the PSAT Score Review Workshop date and time.  If you have any questions please contact Jason Molay, Academic Counselor at 916-928-5353 Ext. 1034 or by email at jmolay@natomascharter.or

Posted by: Kirsten Spall Published:10/3/17
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