Shikellamy Virtual Academy






Virtual Academy Student & Parent Notices


LUNCH SOCIAL

The Shikellamy Virtual Academy will hold its first Lunch Social of the year and will be making Tacos for students on Thursday, September 27th @ 11:30am. Students may bring board games and card games to play with other Virtual Academy students during the social.


If interested in attending, please RSVP to Mrs. Brady so we know how many students to expect

BradyD@shikbraves.org

570-259-1851



PICTURE DAY RETAKES

Students who missed the original picture day, may have them taken on the following dates:

Middle School- Tuesday, November 13th

High School- Friday, October 26th



STUDENT ACTIVITY LOGS

All Virtual Academy students should submit their September Logs to Mrs. Brady at BradyD@shikbraves.org

***Activity Logs are due October 1st***

If you have any questions regarding the Activity Logs please contact Mrs. Brady at 570-259-1851 or the email listed above



***Parent/Guardian Email Address***

All parents should have their email address on file with the Virtual Academy Office. Email is a main form of communication in online learning and will be used by the Online Teachers to send regular progress reports on your student.



All students and parents should read over the Virtual Academy handbook (in the link below) and follow up with Mr. Attinger about any questions regarding the program.









Virtual Academy Links





       Student Email
  
   
      Choices 360


 (Do not type in the first "0"s when entering your Priestley Library number)






Shikellamy Technology Department

570-286-3721 x 5106

*CHROMEBOOKS*- The Technology Help Desk is open from 7:30am-8:30am at the High School building. After 8:30am, you can reach Technology at the phone number listed above.

Edmentum Courseware Tech Support

1-800-447-5286

support@edmentum.com



Any student who is having a problem with Flash in their virtual courses should follow the instructions in this link:


 





Technology & Chromebook Tips











Students in 6th-12th grades are eligible to enroll in the Virtual Academy.




All Virtual Academy students are Shikellamy students and have the same access to sports, clubs, dances and prom just like the rest of the students.







For more information please contact:

Mr. Eric Attinger
Virtual Academy Coordinator

virtualacademy@shikbraves.org
Office: 570-286-3721 x 5208
Academy Cell: 570-259-1851





              



     Virtual Academy Lab Hours (2018-2019)

Monday: 7:35am-2:35pm
Tuesday: 7:35am-2:35pm
Wednesday: 7:35am-2:35pm
Thursday: 7:35am-2:35pm
Friday: LAB CLOSED


Virtual Academy Office: 570-286-3721 x 5208

 Virtual Academy Cell for Text Messages: 570-259-1851




Virtual Academy Staff

Mr. Attinger- Virtual Academy Coordinator
virtualacademy@shikbraves.org

Mrs. Gittens- Educational Support
gittensr@shikbraves.org

Mrs. Brady- Virtual Program Aide
bradyd@shikbraves.org




                           Student Activity Logs


         *ALL Activity Logs count for (1.0) credit for the year*

       *Middle School students are required to keep a log of their Physical Activity for their Physical Education course.

       *High School students are required to keep a log of their hours working on Choice 360 for their Career Exploration course.

     *ALL LOGS ARE DUE THE FIRST SCHOOL DAY OF EACH                  MONTH and can be sent to BradyD@shikbraves.org

Parents must email the same address to verify the student logs*

  

                            Choices 360 Activity Log



                     Physical Education Activity Log








Virtual Academy Courses Offered








Guidance Counselors


High School Counselors (by student's last name)




(A-G) Mrs. Deitrich 
deitriche@shikbraves.org
570-286-3721 x 2368

(H-R) Mr. Coleman 
colemanf@shikbraves.org
570-286-3721 x 2370

(S-Z) Mr. Donlan 
donlanr@shikbraves.org
570-286-3721 x 2369





Middle School Counselor


 Mrs. Pfleegor 
pfleegorl@shikbraves.org
570-286-3721 x 2448







How is the Virtual Academy different from traditional schools?



1) Students are tracked by "pacing" rather than attendance. Each course requires a number of assignments to be completed per week to finish the course on time. Students are considered "attending" if they are on pace with their courses. They are considered "absent" if they don't complete their work on pace.



2) Students have 24/7 access to courses. Students can customize their school day to start any time during the day. Students can start their day in the morning, afternoon, or even late night hours as long as the course work is being completed on pace.



3) The Virtual Academy offers a Virtual Lab. The Virtual Academy has a Lab located in the High School building. The Virtual Lab is a quiet location with internet access for students to work.