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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 30, 2017

Students are able to interact with future classmates while having fun on inflatables, playing miniature golf and interactive games, eating pizza, and more.

Parents have the chance to attend 20-minute info sessions on financing, cocurriculars, finding FVLHS News (the app), 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 
        (for best results, please use Google Chrome or Firefox rather than Microsoft Explorer)


Set up an account in Skyward Family Access (our Student Management System)

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.

If you have previously had FVLHS student(s) who have graduated, use the same email and password to log into Skyward Family Access. If you do not remember the password, click the link on the Skyward Family Access login page that says “Forgot your Login/Password?” If you do not remember the email you used or are having difficulty logging in, please contact the School Office at 920-739-4441.

3.   Complete Online Scheduling Appointment Form 

(includes payment of $25 non-refundable Scheduling Fee)

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 December 11th and 14th. If December 11th or 14th do not fit your family’s schedule, you will have the option to 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 October 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 are available 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 course flow charts and descriptions for all classes (click the name of the class to see the description).

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.   Complete Tuition Payment Preference Form (available Jan 1 - due by May 1)


This form lets the Business Office staff know which payment plan you will be using, enabling billing to be set up properly.


7.   Apply for Wisconsin Parental Choice (available Feb 1 - April 20)


Qualifying families have the opportunity to apply for state-funded tuition. Details can be found at the above link.


8.   Apply for Tuition Assistance and Ladies Guild Memorial Scholarship (available March 1 - due first Fri. in May)

 FVLHS Tuition Assistance
Access to Online Info/Applicationfvlhs.org/tuition-assistance
Questions? - Mrs. Martha Baldwin - mbaldwin@fvlhs.org
Review the online eligibility chart and apply online.

 Ladies Guild Memorial Scholarship
Access to Online Info/Applicationfvlhs.org/LG-Scholarship
Questions? - Mrs. Martha Baldwin - mbaldwin@fvlhs.org
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 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Questions? - Mr. Steve Granberg - sgranberg@fvlhs.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.  Optional Spanish/Algebra Placement Test


If eligible to test out of Spanish 1 or Algebra 1, take the assessment test which is offered late May/early June. No registration is required.

These tests (approximately one hour each) are used to determine if students are able to move into Geometry or Spanish 2 as freshmen.

Two testing days are available for each subject—one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please attend the one that best fits your schedule.

Check the online calendar for the end-of-May and/or early June dates.


12.  Complete Forms Required for All Students (available July 1)

(due before the first day of athletic practice for athletes, or before Orientation Day for non-athletes)

 Limit of Liability
Questions? - Mrs. Martha Baldwin - mbaldwin@fvlhs.org

 Photo/Video/Audio Permission
Questions? - Mr. Dave Payne - dpayne@fvlhs.org

 Handbook Agreement
Questions? - Mrs. Heather Knoll - hknoll@fvlhs.org

 Laptop Case Form
Questions? - Mr. Alan Nolte - anolte@fvlhs.org

13.  Complete Forms Required for All Athletes (available July 1)


 Concussion Agreement (required)
Authorization of Information Disclosure (for working with the on-site trainer) (required)
WIAA Student Physical or Alternate Year Card (required)

14.  Apply for Reduced Price Meals (available July 1)

Check the online information to see if you qualify. If you qualify, complete the online application.

15.  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 will receive a $50 discount per student.


16.  Mentor (Faculty member) will contact you by mid-August to set up an appointment for a visit with you and your student.

17.  Set up e-Funds Account (Required for Meal Service Payment) 

(complete after visit with student’s Mentor - STEP 16)


18.  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!

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