January 13th, 2021:
We wanted to update all RSVLA parents and students with all that’s going on. It’s been a whirlwind start of school, and we’re grateful to everyone (students, parents, and RSVLA staff) for managing our fluid situation.
New Enrollees to RSVLA: Welcome to RSVLA! We did not expect to have seats available this late in the semester, but we are happy you’ve joined us. Our teachers should be letting students know how to get up to speed in their new classes. We will be hosting a special zoom orientation session for new students Thursday, Jan 14, at 3:00pm. While intended for new enrollees, other students are welcome to attend as well.
Info and Support: You can find a lot of useful info on our website at rjuhsd.us/rsvla. Please scroll down the webpage to view past communications to families. Our support staff can also help at (916) 462-9515.
Textbook Pickups: We continue to work on coordinating this through students’ home school sites, so please follow the details sent out by your home school. If you have further questions, please see the updated information on our website or contact your RSVLA teacher for additional information.
Back to School Night: RSVLA will be hosting BTS Night next Wednesday, Jan 20, at 6:30pm. We will start with a webinar presentation to all parents, followed by individual teacher presentations. We will send a detailed schedule and separate zoom links for each teacher’s individual BTSN sessions on Tuesday the 19th. Click here for the Webinar Link for 6:30pm Parent Presentation
Attendance: Please emphasize the importance of daily attendance and full participation in every class every day. Students’ attendance is listed daily one of 3 ways: E = engaged, N = not engaged, and A = absent. Please note that students must complete a daily engagement record, and must be actively participating in the class to be marked “E.” If your student was present, but not engaged, our teachers are instructed to mark students as N, which results in phone calls home.
Wellness Support: RJUHSD has a wealth of support services for students. Our goal at RSVLA is to keep students safe and feeling connected while supporting social and emotional needs. Wellness information for each site can be found on our website or on the RJUHSD Wellness website. There is a digital parent and student referral google form you can complete, or you can email email@example.com. Additionally, you can contact your home site counselor or wellness coordinator to set up an online appointment.
Food Services: Student lunches are being delivered to families who signed up for the program. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the information below. You will then be notified of your delivery date. Meals delivered are shelf stable and food is left at the front door so there are not any fresh or frozen items in the meal kits. Information to include in email:
Thank you, and we’ll see you via zoom at Back To School Night on January 20!
Monday, January 4th: You can view the Informational Webinar presentation by clicking the link below:
December 30, 2020:
Our classes begin on Tuesday, January 5th, and we want to ensure all students are prepared beforehand. Our goals are simple, but important:
- Verify your enrollment in the Academy, either full time or part time
- Note that some students may be taking classes from both the Academy and some from their home school site
- Ensure technology tools are working and that students can access the Blackboard learning platform
- Provide multiple support resources for your needs: academic, socio-emotional, and technology support
Please take a few minutes to read this vital information at the link below so that we know you’re ready for a successful start on January 5th, 2021.
Additionally, we will be hosting an informational webinar for students, parents and guardians on Monday, January 4th from 6:30-7:30pm. Link to join: https://rjuhsd-us.zoom.us/j/94465854579. Information can also be found at http://rjuhsd.us/rsvla
December 17, 2020:
Classes Begin Jan 5: Online classes in the Academy will begin at 7:40 am on Tuesday, January 5th. Our bell schedule is aligned with the other RJUHSD schools for convenience and consistency.
Student Schedules: We are still working on numerous student scheduling requests, so we will be sharing student course schedules on Monday, January 4th. We thank you in advance for your patience.
Technology Updates: For your student to succeed with online learning, they will need reliable internet service, and a district-provided Chromebook. If you do not have reliable internet service, please call our Hotline at (916) 462-9511 for assistance in resolving internet issues. If your Chromebook is not in good working order, please contact your home school to get it repaired and pick up a loaner Chromebook.
Digital Platforms: course materials will be hosted on the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS), and student grades and attendance are posted on the same Homelink/Aeries system used at your current schools.
For technical details and login info, please complete our Technology Checklist at:
Please look for additional communications in the coming weeks, as we will share additional details as they become available. If you have questions or concerns, please submit them here: bit.ly/RSVLA-Dec17
Thank you and welcome to RSVL Academy!