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Collierville Virtual Academy - Updates 8/11/2020

Welcome Back CVA Families! 

The official start of the school year is this coming Monday, August 17th, 2020 – and we are so excited to welcome you to our virtual school family. We are grateful for this new experience for our families: you are the first to join us on this new virtual school journey. We are dedicated to meeting our students’ needs, while meeting the expectations of our entire virtual families – one virtual step at a time. 

If you are receiving this communication - your family is actively enrolled in the virtual academy (this is your confirmation email).  

Thank you for being patient with us as we finalize our operational processes to ensure a seamless start to the new school year. 

New updates to the CVA program include the following:

  • All virtual students (grades K-8) will receive their device in a protective case with a charger, and with device set-up instructions.
    • Below are the distribution dates for elementary school and middle school students:
      • Middle schools (both locations, please go to your assigned school to pick up your device) 
      • Monday, August 17th
        • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
        • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
        • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
      • Elementary schools (all locations, please go to your assigned school to pick up your device) 
      • Tuesday, August 18th
        • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
        • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
        • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    • Devices will be distributed "drive-thru" style at each location (all elementary and middle schools).
    • You will not need to make an appointment to receive your technology device. Please be present at the time that best fits your family’s schedule.
    • Virtual teachers will be reaching out to students and families on August 14th to set expectations for the school year and to explain the first week of school (meet and greet will be included). 
    • Middle school students will begin virtual instruction and curriculum on Tuesday, August 18th (first virtual day of school). 
    • Elementary school students will begin virtual instruction and curriculum on Wednesday, August 19th (first virtual day of school). 
    • High school students will begin virtual instruction and curriculum on Monday, August 17th. 

Continued Updates: 

  • Students and parents should expect to receive an email from their child(ren)’s teacher on Friday, August 14 to introduce themselves and share important next steps.
  • Students will receive their supply list directly from their virtual teacher during the first week of school
  • If you purchased supplies for your child(ren) for the virtual school year, and the supplies arrived at your assigned school, please reach out directly to the school to pick up your school supplies.  

Kindergarten Updates:

  • CVA kindergarten students will not attend the previously scheduled in-person screening at his or her physical school. CVA will roll out a virtual kindergarten screening during the first two-weeks of school.
  • Kindergarten staggered week (1-day) for CVA kindergarten students will be 8/24 - 8/28. Teachers will reach out directly to schedule your child’s staggered day. 

If you have any further questions or concerns about the virtual academy - please reach out to us at CVAcademy@colliervilleschools.org.

Thank you so much, welcome back to school (virtual style)! 

Sincerely, 

CVA Administrative Team