Countdown to Orientation Day
Print this web page and "X" the numbers as you complete each step!*
Steps highlighted in yellow are required for all students.
1. Attend 8th Grade Welcome Night on October 28, 2019
Students are able to interact with future classmates while enjoying inflatables, interactive games, pizza, and more.
Parents have the chance to attend 20-minute info sessions on financing, cocurriculars, STEM, life after FVL, completing the enrollment form, and more. Parents can also take a tour, eat sandwiches, mingle with parents of future classmates, and meet with the principal and other members of the administration. Each household will receive a folder which includes information about classes and what needs to be done before Orientation Day.
2. Complete Online Enrollment Form
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FIRST STUDENT AT FVLHS
Go to Skyward Enrollment Access (our Student Management System) and follow the instructions.
CURRENTLY HAVE FVL STUDENT(S)
If you currently have one or more children at FVL, log into your Skyward Family Access account and click the “New Student Online Enrollment” button in the left column.
HAD STUDENT(S) AT FVLHS IN THE PAST
If you have previously had FVLHS student(s) who have graduated, please contact the School Office at 920-739-4441.
3. Complete Online Scheduling Appointment Form
You will receive an email with a link to this form after you complete the Online Enrollment Form (STEP 2).
Scheduling appointments are available the evenings of November 13 and 18. If these dates do not fit your family’s schedule, you may request a more convenient time.
4. Complete the Freshman Course Planning Worksheet (bring to your Scheduling Appt.)
The Freshman Course Planning Worksheet is included in the folder that is distributed at the annual 8th Grade Welcome Night event. It can also be found on the above linked page as a downloadable pdf.
Descriptions of the classes that are available to freshmen can be viewed here.
If you are interested in mapping out a tentative plan for all four years of high school, a four-year course planning grid is also available at the above link along with descriptions of classes.
5. Attend Scheduling Appointment (set up in STEP 3)
(bring the Freshman Course Planning Worksheet from STEP 4)
Parents and the student will meet with a faculty member who will go over your course choices and answer questions.
6. Apply for Wisconsin Parental Choice (available Feb 1 - April 20)
Qualifying families have the opportunity to apply for state-funded tuition. Details are at the above link.
7. Take the ACT Aspire Test
- Access to Online Info regarding the test at FVL - fvlhs.org/aspire
- Questions regarding the test at FVL? - Mrs. Dawn Stiller - email@example.com
Many 8th graders will be taking this test at their FVL Schools grade school. If your school does not offer this test, FVL will offer one on April 25, 2020. Registration is required if a student will be taking the test at FVL.
Results of this test will give a clearer picture of what classes will be most beneficial for the student.
8. Apply for Tuition Assistance and Ladies Guild Memorial Scholarship
(available February 1 - due April 20)
FVLHS Tuition Assistance
Access to Online Info/Application - fvlhs.org/tuition-assistance
Questions? - Mrs. Krista Davis - firstname.lastname@example.org
Review the online eligibility chart and apply online.
Ladies Guild Memorial Scholarship
Access to Online Info/Application - fvlhs.org/LG-Scholarship
Questions? - Mrs. Krista Davis - email@example.com
Write an essay and submit to FVL by the first Friday in May. Multiple scholarships are given out in the range of $100-$500.
9. Complete Fall Athletic Interest Form (available March 1)
This is not a required form, but it will help coaches plan for practice and will make it easier for them to keep you informed.
10. Attend Future Freshman Night at FVL on April 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Questions? - Mr. Alan Nolte - firstname.lastname@example.org
This one-hour event focuses on how the incoming students can make the most of high school. The evening is designed for all registered 8th graders and their parents, plus families that are still undecided for high school. No registration is required.
11. Take the FVL Math Diagnostic Test - No registration is required.
Many 8th graders will be taking this test at their FVL Schools grade school. If your school does not offer this test, FVL offers two dates and times in the spring - May 26, 2020 at 11 AM and June 4, 2020 at 1 PM.
Results of the test will give a clearer picture of what classes will be most beneficial for the student, and determine if the student is able to take Geometry rather than Algebra 1.
12. Optional Spanish Placement Test - No registration is required.
If eligible to test out of Spanish 1, take the placement test which is offered two times - May 26 at 10 AM and June 4 at 3 PM.
The test (approximately one hour) is used to determine if students are able to move into Spanish 2 as freshmen.
13. Complete Handbook Agreement Required for All Students (available July 15)
Log into your Skyward Family Access account to complete the following agreements . . .
Questions? - Mrs. Heather Knoll - email@example.com
Cocurriculars/Training Rules Agreement
14. Complete Forms Required for All Athletes (available July 15)
Concussion Agreement (required)
Training Rules Agreement (required)
Authorization of Information Disclosure (for working with the on-site trainer) (required)
WIAA Student Physical or Alternate Year Card (required)
15. Apply for Reduced Price Meals (available July 15)
Check the online information to see if you qualify. If you qualify, complete the online application.
16. Submit First Tuition Payment in July
You should receive your tuition invoice by the last day of June. The first payment deadline is July 31. If full payment is made by July 31, families receive a $50 discount per student.
17. Family Visit
- Questions? - Mrs. Heather Knoll - firstname.lastname@example.org
Your child's mentor (a faculty member) will make contact by mid-August to set up an appointment for a visit with you and your student.
18. Set up e-Funds Account (Required for Meal Service Payment)
(complete after visit with student’s Mentor - STEP 16)
19. Attend Orientation Day
Welcome to FVL!
Meeting with Non-WELS Families
For families who are not members of a Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran (WELS) congregation, a meeting is scheduled to acquaint them with FVL's mission and purpose before enrolling. We welcome opportunities to serve the families of our community. This meeting is one way we can work with families to make sure they have all the information they need to determine if FVL is the right fit for their family's education needs. Meetings are scheduled at the family's convenience and include the Principal and a member of our Religion Department staff.
Our principal is always happy to take new families on a personalized tour of our school. Please be sure to indicate your desire for a tour when scheduling your meeting. We look forward to seeing you at FVL!