August 15, 2022
Dear Buena Vista Virtual Academy Students and Parents,
We are so excited to be starting the 2022-23 school year with you at BVVA! We can’t wait to welcome back our returning students and get to know many new students. Our goal is to ensure that you will have a positive and enriching school experience. The emotional well-being and academic achievement of our students are our priorities.
Our goal is to provide an online community of independent learners who have opportunities to connect over shared interests. To meet this goal, we will be providing more in-person opportunities for our younger learners, and we have expanded our high school hybrid program. As always, Buena Vista students have the opportunity to be concurrently enrolled at a traditional campus school, as well as have access to college classes, in order to accelerate learning and keep connected with peers.
Below are some upcoming activities, opportunities, and events we wanted to make you aware of before the start of the school year.
August 24th, 25th, 26th, and 29th: Chromebook Pick Up at Yorba Linda Middle School
Chromebooks will be available for pickup 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (closed from 12 pm - 1 pm for lunch) at Yorba Linda Middle School (4777 Casa Loma), which is just up the street from BVVA. You are not required to check out a Chromebook, but if you do not have a computer to use for schooling Monday through Friday at home, please pick one up. There is an optional insurance plan available to help in case of loss or damage: details are HERE.
Join the BVVA PTSA
You can help support awesome programs at BVVA by being a part of the PTSA. BVVA PTSA provides support for the teachers, staff, students, and families in our online community. We are proud to be included as a Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) and one of the 32 PTA units within the Placentia Yorba Linda Unified Council of PTAs/PTSAs.
Join using Totem today: https://jointotem.com/ca/yorba-linda/buena-vista-virtual-academy-ptsa
School Pictures and ID Cards
School House Photo will be at BVVA on August 29th and 30th from for school pictures and ID
cards. You can view photo packages for purchase HERE.
Elementary and Middle School Students
August 29th: In-Person Orientation, School Photos, and Materials Pick-up
This is your chance to meet your BVVA teacher and pick up your supplies to get the school year started right! Teachers will provide an overview of the program, give parents and students class links and information about the structure of the classes, and have parents and students sign the master agreement for independent study. We will also have our photographers from School House Photo here to take school pictures starting at 8:00 am.
August 30th, 2022: Classes begin!
High School Students
August 30th: In-Person Orientation and School Photos
High school students have a choice of times to participate in an in-person orientation meeting. These meetings are a chance for you to meet your teachers, counselor, and start getting to know your supervising teacher. Your supervising teacher will guide and mentor you throughout your time at BVVA. They will also serve as your go-to teacher when you have questions about the school or program.
Please select one from the options below:
CollegeLink classes start at Fullerton College
BVVA students can earn college credit while in high school! If you want to sign up to take FC classes this semester, you must start the registration process by September 16th. These classes start the week of September 26th. See list of Fullerton Fall 202 college classes offered in PYLUSD and steps to enroll HERE. Spots will fill up, so register now if you are interested. Up to 20 units worth of college credit (4 classes) can be posted on your high school transcript! Get ahead by starting college while earning your high school diploma.
Youth Leadership America: Empowering the Next Generation of Community Leaders
This is a FREE event for high school students wanting to hone their leadership skills. Students and parents are invited to register to attend, volunteer, or do both. But, you must act quickly because it is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday, August 20th. Learn more and sign up at https://ylaexpo.org/about/.
Biology and Chemistry a-g Lab Science at BVVA
We are excited to announce that we are now offering Biology and Chemistry for a-g lab science credit at BVVA. Students who are interested in switching to online instruction through Apex with once a week in-person labs can contact the office to let us know you want to enroll. If you are concurrently enrolled at one of the comprehensive sites, it is not too late to switch into this hybrid learning format.
Thank you for being a part of Buena Vista Virtual Academy. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!