Hello Harmony / Pioneer Virtual Academy Families,

Welcome back, we hope you had an amazing break and were able to do some fun things. As a new semester starts it is a great time to make sure everything is turned in on time. If you have online courses you can reach out to your mentors to create a new pacing guide.

In this Touchpoint:

  • Calendars
  • Important: Pioneer Homeroom / Attendance
  • Flex Submission Dates
  • Portfolio Submissions for 3rd Quarter
  • Ordering
  • Get Social

A great place to stay up-to-date on important dates is the calendar found on the parent dashboard.  Here you’ll find information such as Flex submission dates, testing dates, school dates,  etc. 

Click here for the official Pioneer Virtual Academy calendar for the 2023-24 school year.

Upcoming School Dates:
Feb 19: President’s Day  (No School)
Mar 11-15: Spring Break  (No School)

Important: Pioneer Homeroom / Attendance
Be sure to have your child respond to the weekly discussion post in the Pioneer Homeroom in Canvas. The question is posted each Friday, and you have until the following Friday to answer the question. Responding each week provides Pioneer Virtual Academy a weekly “attendance log” and helps them to have a connection with students. This is an important part of your child’s attendance with PVA

If you have any questions about the weekly Homeroom question, please contact your mentor.

Flex Submission Dates
Here are the Flex Direct and Flex Independent submission dates for the 2nd semester. Be sure to submit your student’s worksheets on time as this tracks attendance and progress.

Elementary & Middle School
January 12 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
January 26 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Social Studies)
February 9 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
February 23 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Social Studies)
March 8 – (No Kindergarten Submission)
March 22 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
April 5 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Social Studies)
April 19 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
May 3 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Social Studies)

High School Electives
Jan 12
Jan 26
Feb 2 (For Courses with 12 Worksheets Only)
Feb 9
Feb 23
Mar 1  (For Courses with 12 Worksheets Only)
Mar 8
Mar 22
Apr 5
Apr 19
Apr 26 (For Courses with 12 Worksheets Only)
May 3

To find helpful information about Flex Direct or Flex Independent courses, log into the Family Resource Center and go to the Curriculum Orientation. From the sidebar menu in the Flex Direct and Flex Independent sections, you will find FAQs, which include submission instructions and a submission video. 

Portfolio Submissions for 3rd Quarter
All portfolios need to be submitted no later than March 15th to give the teachers time to review and grade them.

The guidelines for portfolios are as follows

  • 5-8 portfolio items per subject.
  • Items need to show student work, and examples could include worksheets, reports, tests/quizzes, science projects, etc.  Remember that portfolio Items need to be the student’s actual work, not a learning log or description of what the student has been doing.
  • Portfolio items need to be grade-level work.
  • Portfolio items need to demonstrate student work over the course of 2 months.

Resource Orders
Ordering will be open until January 31st so make sure to get all your resource orders in by then for them to be processed. Reimbursements will be open until the end of May.

Second semester ordering period is Dec 1 – Jan 31.

Get Social
Are you part of our growing community of Harmony parents?  If not, please join us and get social.   It’s a great place to share what is working with your family, ask questions of other parents, and receive updates on Harmony activities. 

Have a great and warm January.

Brianna Webster, Pioneer Account Manager (bwebster@harmonyed.com)
Denise Glines, Paraeducator (dglines@harmonyed.com)
Carly Edwards, Mentor (cedwards@harmonyed.com)