Family Resource Center

Links and Tutorials for School Success

Welcome!

The Family Resource Page is here to help you be successful in school.  Please utilize the tutorials and links to help answer questions you have about our school!

 

OPEN: Tuesdays 10:00am-12:00pm
Every 3rd Friday 10:00am-12:00pm

170 East 5770 South Murray, UT.

Utah Virtual Academy & Murray Children’s Pantry

PARTNERING WITH COMMUNITIES

COMMITED TO HELPING FAMILIES

Internet Resources

Whole School Tips

Head Of School
Meghan Merideth

Office: 801-262-4922 ext 210

mmerideth@utahvirtual.org

2021/22 School Calendar

Click HERE for School Calendar

Internet and Computer Resources
Be Internet Awesome: A free program to teach internet safety to your children: https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/

Below are some affordable internet options for families who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch. They start as low as 9.95 a month. Call or apply online at the links below. Make sure that your family income form is current by filling out this form here Family Income Form. Please contact Melody Burum at mburum@utahvirtual.org if you need help or support on this.

DecisionData: https://decisiondata.org/internet/low-income-internet-options/

Everyone On helps families and students find different resources to have affordable internet as well as computers or other technology a student might need in their home: https://everyoneon.org/

Strong Start Success
NEW Families Steps to Success– Start Strong at UTVA HERE
Returning Strong
RETURNING Families and Students visit: https://utahvirtualacademy.org/returning-strong/
What to do when OLS/OMHS is down

Please read our contingency plan HERE

Family Directory - OPT IN
OPTIONAL – Reach out to other UTVA families to make connections and add your Learning Coach information to our directory here

UTVA Family Directory Opt-in Form

UTVA Family Directory

Ways to Connect

FOLLOW US and stay connected!

School App: (Download to Smartphone)

  • App Store – HERE
  • Google Play – HERE

Once downloaded – Search “Utah Virtual Academy” to select our school

Instagram:

Twitter – HERE

 

Finding Student ID Numbers
Recover Student Username and Password
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Parents Right To Know
 

As a parent/guardian with a student attending Utah Virtual Academy, a school that receives Title I funds,
you have the right to know the qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher. ESSA requires that any
school district receiving Title I Funds must provide the following information to parents/guardians who
ask about the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher:
 Whether the teacher has met the Utah teacher licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides your child instruction.Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or temporary status that waives state licensing requirements. The undergraduate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification (such as National Board Certification) held by the teacher and the field of discipline of certification or degree. Whether your child is provided services by instructional paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications. All requests

must be made in writing and should include the following information: student’s full name, legal parent/guardian’s full name, address, city, state, zip code, and teachers name. Your request can be sent to Utah Virtual Academy, 310 E. 4500 S. Ste 620, Murray, Utah 84107

McKinney-Vento Act
Dear Parent or Guardian: The McKinney-Vento Act puts services in place for children and youth who are homeless. The school is a point of contact to start those services. The lists below describe living situations and supports for homeless students. Our Family Resource Officer, Cami Jo Stephenson, is ready and willing to help.

Who is considered homeless?

Anyone who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence including:

  • Sharing the housing of others due to lack of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason
  • Living in motels, hotels, camping grounds or other temporary housing, due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Abandoned in hospitals
  • Awaiting foster care placement
  • Living in a public or private place not designed for humans to live
  • Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, public train stations, etc.
  • A migrant child who qualifies under any of the above 

Educational Rights for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

  • A homeless education liaison (Family Resource Officer at UTVA) in every public school
  • Right to immediate enrollment in school where seeking enrollment without proof of residency, immunizations, school records, or other documents
  • Right to choose between the local school where they are living, the school they attended before they lost their housing, or the school where they were last enrolled
  • Right to transportation to their school of origin
  • Right to be free from harassment and exclusion. Segregation based on a student’s living status and homelessness is strictly prohibited.
  • Right to access educational services for which they are eligible including IDEA services, ESL, gifted and talented programs, vocational/technical education, and school nutrition programs.
  • Right to be notified of their options and rights under McKinney-Vento. Family Resource Officer must post rights of students experiencing homelessness in schools and other places in the community.
  • Right to have disagreements with the school settled quickly. 
We are here to support your student. If your child is considered homeless and needs help, please contact our Family Resource Officer, Melody Burum. You can email her at mburum@utahvirtual.org or call at (801) 383-2908Warmly, Shelly Strahan Special Programs ManagerUtah Virtual Academy

School Song
Click HERE for our School Song

Click HERE for lyrics

My 529 Savings Plan
https://utahvirtualacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019.07.18_backpack.pdf

Basic Computer Skills
To learn more basic computer skills, click HERE

Utah Strong Counseling Program

K5 Tips

Principal

 

Principal: Lacey Robinson

email: lrobinson@utahvirtual.org

Email in OLS
 

It is important for the student and LC to read and respond to emails daily.

 

New K5 Student - Extracurricular Activities
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Art and History Learning Ideas
 

Art and History learning ideas HERE.

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Middle School Tips

Principal

Principal: Lori Simonson
Email: lsimonson@utahvirtual.org

New MS Student - Extracurricular Activities
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Navigating Course Content
Class Recordings and Exit Tickets
Discussions: How to Post and Reply

High School Tips

Attendance
 

 

Please visit our ATTENDANCE page to understand our policies

High School Counselors

New HS - Extracurricular Activies
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OMS/OHS Student Landing Page Helps
 

Click HERE for helpful tips about navigating the OMS/OHS student landing page.

Navigating Course Content
Class Recordings and Exit Tickets
Discussions: How to Post and Reply

Computer Basics

Is your Computer K12 Ready?
 

K12 has several online components built into its lessons and tools. To use K12’s program, you’ll need a computer with an Internet connection and free software programs, which you can download from the Internet. Please click on link below for complete information on computer needs.

LINK HERE

 

Getting Links to Work in BBC
1. In BBC, click on ‘Help’ at the top left.

2. Click on ‘Diagnostics’ in the dropdown box.

3. Click on ‘Add’ in the pop-up box.

4. Type the following exactly: util.browser.useExternal

5. Click apply.

6. Close the box.

7. All links should now work.

BBC Tech Support
BBC Tech Support number:  1-877-382-2293

Office 365
K12 Printer Setup
Without Provided CD

Tutorial

With Provided CD

Tutorial

Creating Filters and Folders in Gmail
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Snipping Tools
Internet Browser: Clearing Cache and Cookies

Coming soon…

 

Disable Common Firewalls
https://www.help.k12.com/s/article/Disable-Common-Firewalls

 

Which Browser are you Using?
Avoid Computer Virus
Video Tutorials - PowerPoint, Word, Excel

K12 Support

K12 Computer Support
HERE

 

Requesting K12 Support Online
K12 Customer Care
1-866-512-2273