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Required Meetings for Parents/Guardians

A parent or guardian must attend the initial Welcome Call for every VLACS course, project, or experience, in addition to every monthly meeting. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend other meetings but the Welcome Call and Monthly Meeting are the only requirements.

VLACS Communications to Elementary Students

Elementary students and their families can expect the following types of communications from VLACS: * [Welcome Call][1] * Follow-up Appointment * [Grace Period][2] * Weekly Contact * Weekly Activities * [Flexible Pacing][3] * Prompt feedback on assignments * [Academic and technical helpdesk support][4…

Required Attendance at Welcome Calls and Monthly Meetings

Students must attend the Welcome Call and Monthly Meeting with a parent or guardian. The Welcome Call and subsequent Monthly Meetings are a required part of the VLACS experience. School counselors, teachers, or anyone else who is not the student's parent or guardian cannot act as parent or guardian. Sometimes, a stude…

Adult Involvement in a Child's VLACS Journey

Involvement varies by grade level. Typically, the younger the student, the more the student needs from an adult. VLACS encourages all parents/guardians to remain active in their child's VLACS career. Students and participate in a Welcome Call with the instructor of each course prior to beginning, and then participate…

How VLACS Students and Instructors Interact Online

Students begin a course by attending a Welcome Call with the instructor and a parent or guardian. At this meeting, the student, adult, and instructor meet over zoom for the first time -- they get to know each other and the instructor explains how the course works. Students access their lessons and assignments through …

The Difference Between Office Hours and Appointment Hours

All VLACS instructors offer office hours and appointment hours. They are separate times throughout the week that instructors are available. Appointment hours are set times that instructors hold for students and/or parents/guardians to meet via video conferencing at specific times. Students and parents/guardians can ma…

Communications That Families Can Expect When Beginning VLACS

* Every VLACS course begins with a Welcome Call. A Welcome Call is between the VLACS instructor, the student, and the parents. No student may start a course without the Welcome Call. * About 7 days after the student starts the course, the student and the instructor meet in Zoom for a Follow Up Appointment. This ap…

Welcome Call Expectations

Students under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian attend the required Welcome Call with them. They must also have an internet-connected device and access to their username and password. The welcome call lasts for at least 15 minutes. Students and a parent or guardian must participate in the welcome for every …

How to Access Approved Courses

Once a parent or guardian approves a course, it will not show in the course list until: * An instructor has been assigned (this could take a few days). * The instructor sends an introductory Welcome Call email. * The student schedules the call, and completes it with the instructor and a parent or guardian. I…

A Guide to Welcome Meetings

A Welcome Meeting is an introductory meeting that requires both the student and a parent/guardian to be present if the student is under the age of 18. During this meeting, the instructor gives the student access to the course, explains course navigation, helps students establish goals for the course, reviews VLACS pol…

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