Principal’s Update & Important Dates

As we wrap up this semester, we hope that you and your family know how much you are treasured by the staff in LaunchED–our community is a wonderful place to be and our learners show us every day their innovative spirit, their kindness towards each other, and their willingness to lead and make a difference in the world around them. Thank you for being a part of LaunchED– we are sending you all the best winter season wishes, and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year!

~Julie Read, Principal, LaunchED Virtual Academy

🚀 Dec 19-Dec 21: Final exams for HS and end-of-year wrap up for MS. Please see schedule below.
🚀 Dec 22-Jan 5: Winter Break

LaunchED Picture of the Week

K-2 students were inspired this week by the story How to Catch a Snowman by Adam Wallace. They designed a trap to catch a snowman to win the “contest” in the book and then wrote about how well their trap worked.  Design Thinking integrated with Language Arts for the win!  Thank you to Ms. Legrand, our amazing STEAM teacher, for sharing this wonderful activity with us!

Attention MS & HS Families: Final Week Schedule

See the schedule for the last week of school this semester (week of Dec 19-21). This schedule only applies to students in grades 6-12. Monday is a normal B day for 6-12 students. Elementary students will follow their schedule from their teachers. Please call the office at 303-702-8800 if you have any questions about this schedule!

Dec 19 A DayDec 20 B DayDec 21 A & B Day
8:00-9:00amBlock A1Block B5Block A4
9:30-10:30amBlock A2Block B6Block B8
11:00-12:00pmBlock A3Block B7Office Hours &
Make-Up Support
12:30-3:00pmOffice HoursOffice HoursOffice Hours
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Save the Date! LaunchED Virtual Academy STEAM Night is January 24, 2024! Get ready to join your student and our LaunchED community for a fun evening of STEAM activities, celebrations of projects and student work, and STEAM career explorations. More info coming soon!

New Club/Team Opportunity!

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Do you love learning about different online tools and resources? Do you like helping people problem solve their tech issues? Do you want to help teach students that are new to LaunchED how to use tools like Schoology or Notability? Then, the Tech Team is for you! Please fill out this interest form below! This team is open to students in 4th-12th grades. This team is an online-only team (we will not meet in person).

Link to Student Tech Team Interest Form (students you must be logged in to your SVVSD account to see the form)

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Attention Students (and parents)!

Please make sure that your iPad is updated to the latest iOS. We recommend checking weekly to see if there is a new update for your iPad’s operating system. So many apps and websites for LaunchED rely on these updates.


We have three STEAM-focused clubs available at LaunchED:
STEAM Stars: Students in Grades K-2, meets one time a month, and 3rd-5th meets two times a month.
STEAM Club: Students in Grades 6-12 meet two times a month.
Students can join in person at our LaunchED campus or online!

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