Principal’s Update & Important Dates

The spring semester is hopping along and we are are excited about the many opportunities that exist for our students to extend their learning within and beyond LaunchED.

Students– now is the time to really take advantage of the many ways to connect with your teachers to support your learning. Our hope as students approach mid-semester is that they are engaging in the 1:1 office hours and academic support time when they need it and feeling confident about their attendance and the work they are completing in class. It is hard to imagine that there are only a few months left in this school year–so students and families, reach out to your teachers, counselors, or administrators, if you need support for finishing the year strong in LaunchED!

~Julie Read, Principal, LaunchED Virtual Academy

🚀 March 6: Late Start for Students/Professional Development for Staff
🚀 March 15: End of third quarter for 6th-8th grades, mid-semester for 9th-12th
🚀 March 18-22: Spring Break!

LaunchED Pictures of the Week

LaunchED Presentation to the SVVSD School Board

We had the opportunity to present to the SVVSD School Board on Wednesday, February 28th at the regular board meeting. Our K-12 students shared their experiences with LaunchED, and our principal, Julie Read, discussed the growth of LaunchED and our future plans for online schooling in the district. It was an informative and engaging session that highlighted the progress and vision of our online school and our continued impact on our district and beyond! Thank you to Lucas, Ace, and Anna, for sharing your LaunchED stories! Pictured above is our students Anna & Ace, and the staff that was able to attend the meeting.

Please see information about the St. Vrain Valley School’s Parent University Presentations!

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Reminder: Upcoming Parent University Sessions, February 27, March 6, and March 11

St. Vrain’s Parent University program provides training, information, and resources to parents and caregivers in order to support the well-being and success of their children.

Join us for our upcoming sessions:

  • February 27: Adolescent RISE; the development of adolescence 10-25 (presented by Nick Thompson) – Virtual via Zoom
  • March 6: “Growing up in Public” (presented by Devorah Heitner) – Frederick High School
  • March 11: The Student Perspective: The Power of Self-Advocacy (presented by Yes! Ambassadors) – Westview Middle School

Click here to learn more about St. Vrain’s Parent University and register for upcoming events

CMAS & SAT/PSAT Coming Soon!

Spring Assessment season is right around the corner, and it the opportunity for our students to show what they know! And to once again, show the power of being an online learner. We have three different assessments that we will be hosting for our students in April.

  • CMAS: Colorado Measures of Academic Success for students in 3rd–8th grade and 11th graders
  • PSAT: 9th and 10th graders
  • SAT: 11th graders

Parents–please check your email! You have received a form where we ask that you share your plans for your student for testing this spring so we know how much room and staff we need for testing. Thank you!

From our SVVSD Innovation Center: STEM Night and Student Design Guild

Student Design Guild: The Student Design Guild seeks to create experiential learning opportunities that transcend the traditional classroom and engage the entire community in STEM and design work.  In this Student Design Guild, teachers can support their students on a design journey, either in the classroom, or by providing information to parents for students to work independently at home. See the attached flier for details. Teachers can have their entire class participate, or even just a small group. Students can participate independently at home, or invite a friend to work on your project with you!  Please contact Kristen Brohm, Director of STEM Education at the Innovation Center,  for more information.  Anyone can enter! 

Student Design Guild Informational Flier

Student Design Guild Rubric for Students

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Super STEM:  Looking for interesting camps for your child?  Check out Super STEM and Innovation Academy for offerings for your elementary/middle school-aged child.  Check us out at or click on the link: Innovation Center Summer Opportunities K-12

STEAM Clubs in LaunchED! We have a STEAM Club for every grade level in LaunchED–join us, there are always in person and at home options!

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