Principal’s Update & Important Dates

Warm holiday greetings as the winter season kicks off! We hope our students and families have a chance to relax, energize, and thoroughly prepare for the upcoming semester. Wishing you all a fantastic new year ahead!

~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
🚀 Jan 8: First day of new semester
🚀 Jan 16-20: ACCESS Testing
🚀 Jan 24: LaunchED Family STEAM Night (see below for more details)

LaunchED Picture of the Week

Abby M., 12th Grade

In LaunchED, our students are bursting with creativity and enthusiasm for their STEAM/Art classes. From 6th to 12th grade, our electives offer a rich exploration of diverse artistic mediums. This week, our Picture of the Week spotlights a stunning Digital Oil Painting crafted by a talented senior in her Computer Graphics class . It’s a testament to the incredible creativity thriving in LaunchED, and we’re thrilled to celebrate it. Stay tuned for other fun announcements from students in our art and STEAM programming as they share their work at the district levels and beyond!

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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.

Date: January 24th
Time: 4:00-6:00pm –drop in for however long or little you want to stay!

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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