BVVA Update: November 9, 2020

November 9, 2020

Good Afternoon BVVA Families,

Thank you to all the elementary families who attended our Drive-Up Fall Festival. Our staff had a wonderful time seeing all the students who were able to come in their costumes! We are trying a new format with our updates this week in hopes that this will make information easier to access. 

As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns!

Best Regards,

Carrie Bisgard

Director, BVVA




Veterans Day Holiday

November 11

As we take a day to honor our Veterans on November 11, BVVA will not be holding classes. The office will not be open as we observe this national holiday.

Report Cards

November 14

Elementary and Middle 

February 5

High School

BVVA follows the same report card schedule as traditional schools. Report cards for the first trimester (elementary) and the first quarter (middle school) will be sent home electronically on November 14, 2020. In lieu of report cards, high school students will receive updated transcripts at the end of the Semester.

Middle School PE

Week of November 9th

Middle school teachers will be sending out information this week to families regarding middle school PE courses. BVVA offers PE for middle school students via an independent learning format.  Students create goals and design their own fitness routines. This is a great opportunity for middle school students to get some exercise and track their fitness!

Cogat Testing

3rd and 4th Grades


The Cogat test is used by the PYLUSD to assist in the identification of students eligible for GATE programs. The test is given to third and fourth-grade students throughout PYLUSD. Unlike most of what we do at BVVA, this test must be given in person. Families will have the option to test here at BVVA or at our PYLUSD District Board Room on select Saturdays. Families may also opt their students out of the Cogat test. More information and a letter from the PYLUSD GATE Coordinator about this test will be coming to third and fourth-grade parents soon.

Picture Day Make-Ups

December 1


The new picture make-up day is December 1, 2020.  Lifetouch will be in Room A from 8:00 am-12:00 pm.  No appointment is needed.

Makeup Day Form

Mascot Contest

December 1

Entries Due

Help us design a school mascot for Buena Vista Virtual Academy! Start brainstorming and creating a logo/mascot for BVVA. Entries are due by December 1st. 

  • Design on paper or the computer. If chosen, your design will be given to a graphic designer.
  • Include at least 3 reasons why your design represents Buena Vista
  • Include your name, grade, teacher
  • Drop off in office or email to

Reminder Regarding Elementary Pick up Days (Grades K-6)

Self-serve pick up for the following grade levels will be on these dates. We will put the items out for curbside pick up. Items are available for pick up outside from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. If you cannot make this time, the materials will be available just inside the main entrance to the building marked Professional Development Academy


Grade Levels

November 13


November 18


December 4


December 16


December 18