Sunday, December 10, 2017

From the Managing Director's Desk, Dec. 10, 2017

Dear Viking Families,

It was a great week on campus and we only have a couple weeks to go before the long holiday break. Hopefully you saw our message inviting any qualified VA students to take a private drivers ed course during break from Jan 2-6th at the VA high school.  If you are interested, please email me directly as this course needs at least 10 participants to remain open.

As the winter weather season has arrived, please remember we will continue to follow the inclement weather alerts for DPS. We will post on our website and via remind any immediate alerts, but we will plan to follow the closures, delays and closed announcements that DPS posts for your safety.  As you all know, our calendar is created to manage lost instructional time due to weather, so unless our season is unexpectedly hazardous, we will have enough days/hours built in to the schedule to cover any down time. We will advise you if this should change.  

The new 2018-2019 calendars have been posted on our website. Contrary to months of work and expectations, we have decided to maintain the early release Mondays for the next 2 years. Our calendar will operate much the same as it has for the past 2 years and our teams will work together to continue professional development plans and parent conference days.  Thanks as always for your patience as we carefully worked through our options to ensure that academic achievement and student success remains our top priority. 

Please join us for our monthly EXPO meeting. Our guest speaker, Patti Doyle, from the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC), will present information about IEP Best Practices. We will meet on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the VAES Art Room. Hope to see you there!

Jennifer Lucas, M. ED
Managing Director