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Visit inter-state.com and use the order code 59947GA. Online ordering can be done any time after picture day. When the form asks for your student's homeroom teacher, please enter their mentor teacher's name.
- New Parent Orientation September 2021 (44 slides)
- Absence Clarification for Students & Caregivers - August 30, 2021
- August 21 Athletics Info
- August - School Office News
- Guidance Newsletter - Summer 2021
Dear FVL Families,
As part of the FVL 2021-2022 Back to School plan, the decision was made to no longer offer virtual learning options for students so that teachers could focus their full efforts on supporting students in the classroom. This also means that unlike last year there are no virtual options for students who are at home due to illness or quarantine.
In order to help families better navigate the changes with attendance this year, I have put together a brief FAQ below:
Can my student login and connect live to a class when absent?
No, synchronous learning is no longer an option for students this year.
Will my student be marked absent because they are required to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19?
Yes, students who are absent from face-to-face instruction will be marked absent. However, those absences will be recorded as COVID-related and will not count against the 10 absence limit for the semester.
What if my student stays home because of COVID-like symptoms?
Students who stay home because they are feeling ill will be marked as absent. If it is determined that the absence was COVID-related, the absence will be recorded as noted above.
What should my student do when absent to keep up with classes?
All teachers maintain a Google Classroom for each class they teach and post daily updates regarding assignments, lesson material and resources. Where practical, teachers will also make a video or audio recording of direct instruction that students may access online after the fact. Students are also encouraged to email their teachers where possible when absent to make sure they receive all the necessary information to keep up with their classes while gone.
Should I let the attendance office know that my student’s absence is COVID related?
Yes, if at all possible. This information will help to provide a more accurate record of absences. This also allows us to better monitor any potential COVID transmission on campus.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you have any further questions regarding attendance procedures, please contact our school office (920-739-4441) or Mr. Uhlenbrauck (email@example.com).
Parents of FVL Athletes (all seasons),
Last year due to Covid regulations, we decided not to have our fall mandatory parent meeting. Rather, an email with the most recent and accurate information was sent out to all the families. This was well received by many of you who would have had difficulty attending an in-person meeting. I’ve decided to do something similar again this year. I’m sending this email out to you with the main information that you need to be aware of as we get into the fall season. I encourage you to keep this email and refer to it as needed throughout the upcoming seasons.
The All Sports Parent Meeting on Monday night (8/23) will no longer be considered mandatory, but is optional. At the meeting on Monday, we will simply answer any questions people may still have after reading through this email. If you are not planning to attend on Monday, but would like to submit a question, you are welcome to do that simply by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org before the Monday meeting. I will send a follow up email on Tuesday answering any questions that were asked at the meeting on Monday or that were emailed to me ahead of time. We will get every question answered. Thank you for participating!
Athletic Trainer: Here is a link about our on-site Athletic Trainer, Kim Kandler, and her contact information. Please contact her whenever needed. https://www.fvlhs.org/
Fans of Foxes (FOF): The Fans of Foxes is the FVL booster club. They purchase all of the uniforms and much of the equipment that our teams use. Funding for the Fans of Foxes comes mostly from sales in the Foxes Locker (school store) and the canteen at sporting events. We need volunteers to help run these during events. We ask athletes and parents of athletes to help. For this school year we ask that you volunteer to work five spots per athlete. If you choose not to work five spots, then you can opt-out by paying a $100 canteen fee to fulfill the obligation. The rationale for this and the policy itself are linked below. Please pay close attention to all parts of it as it highlights what volunteering counts towards this obligation. Fans of Foxes Volunteering Rationale & Policy
Activities Assistant, Rachel Fowler, is working to put together the volunteer sign up sheet for the Fall sports. Please check the signup sheet regularly throughout the year for new opportunities: Fans of Foxes Volunteering Sign Up
If you choose to opt-out and pay the $100 per athlete Canteen Fee, please pay through your eFunds account (same place you pay for hot lunch).
NEC Spectator Protocols: In a final summer meeting yesterday, the conference ADs gathered to finalize the conference Covid protocols going into this year. I’m very happy to report that the conference unanimously agreed to go back to mostly pre-covid guidelines for athletic events. Student spectators will once again be allowed with unlimited fans in attendance. Spectators and athletes will not be required to wear masks. For contact tracing, we will continue to use our “Back to School Plan” as a guide.
While we are thankful that we are able to go back to relative normality, it is important to understand that these guidelines will be monitored and could potentially change at any time. We certainly pray it does not come to this though.
Transportation: For this Fall season, we are again encouraging parents to find ways for their athletes to get to games and off campus practices. We still prefer not to have 20-30 athletes on a bus or nine athletes in a van at any time. However, we will do our best to provide busing or a van if not enough parents are able to take/get their children safely to the away game or the off campus practice. Students will be allowed to drive themselves, but we ask that parents fill out a Travel Release Form to allow that to happen (Link also below).
We ask that you fill this out as far in advance of the event/practice as you are able so we can begin our planning of what transportation the school will need to provide. https://fs30.formsite.com/
Training Rules: It is important to read the entire training rules so you understand what is expected of your athlete.
Athletics Calendar: For up-to-date event listings, please use the FVL Competition & Practice Calendar. Please be patient as the calendar is very fluid due to many potential cancellations. Updates to the calendar may arrive from your coach before the calendar can be updated. You can also view our game schedules on the North Eastern Conference (NEC) Calendar. The ‘view schedules’ option allows you to select which specific team schedules you want to see.
It truly is a joy to work with you, the FVL parent, to help create the best opportunities for your athlete to compete safely and create lasting memories. Please remember to email any questions you have by Monday, August 23, so I can add it to the Monday meeting as well as the question response email that will go out on Tuesday.
If you have any other questions or issues that come up during the school year, please get in touch as well.
God Bless your day!
Shawn M. Hill
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Work - (920) 560-5154
Cell - (920) 202-0817
And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. - Hebrews 12:1,2
Handbook Agreement & WIAA Rules of Eligibility
Parents: Log into your Skyward Family Access account and click on "Fill Out Online Form for (your student's name)" tab to begin the process.
New families to FVL: Click "Forgot Your Login/Password" to set up your Skyward Family Access Account.
These forms should be completed along with each student so both students and parents know the content.
Please use a laptop or a desktop to complete the forms. Online forms are not available on the Skyward Mobile login.
- ALL STUDENTS must complete the FVL Handbook agreement by August 20 or the first day of fall sports practice/tryouts, whichever comes first. (International student families will receive other instructions from Mrs. Uhlenbrauck.)
- ALL ATHLETES (including those considering participating in athletics) must fill out the WIAA Rules of Eligibility form prior to the first day of fall sports practice/tryouts.
Orientation & Start of School
Orientation for ALL students will be held on Monday, August 23.
- 7:45 AM-1:30 PM
- Enter at the Commons Entrance and meet in the Auditorium.
- Lunch will be provided at no charge.
NEW International Students
- 7:45 AM-TBD
- Enter at the Tower Entrance.
- Lunch will be provided at no charge.
Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors
- 8:30-11:50 AM (different sessions)
- No lunch provided.
- 8:30-9:30 AM: Auditorium Presentation
- 9:30-11:50 AM: Laptop Pickup/Pictures/Parking/Locks
- 8:30-9:30 AM OR 10:40-11:50 AM: Laptop Pickup/Pictures/Parking/Locks
- 9:40-10:40 AM: Auditorium Presentation
- 8:30-10:40 AM: Laptop Pickup/Pictures/Parking/Locks
- 10:50-11:50 AM: Auditorium Presentation
Students will receive a planner, locker number and laptop (new students will also receive a laptop case). Laptops will only be distributed if the Handbook Agreement has been completed.
This to bring on Orientation day or that need to be purchased include:
- Laptop case: All new students will receive their case along with their laptop on Orientation Day. All returning students need to remember to bring their case from home. (Laptops will only be distributed to students who have their case.) New laptops will fit in cases from previous years.
- FVL combination locks: Returning students can use their FVL locks from last year. All new students will need to purchase an FVL lock for $6. Students with Phy Ed classes or involved in athletics will need to purchase an additional lock ($6) for their locker-room locker.
- Parking permit application: Students who drive should bring the completed application and payment receipt to pick up their parking permit on Orientation Day. The fee is $20 for the full year, $10 at the beginning of S2.
- A pen or pencil.
First Day of School
The first full day of school is Wednesday, 8/25. School starts at 7:55 AM and dismisses at 3:15 PM. Daily schedules can be found on the online calendar.
Pictures will be taken during Orientation. All students are required to have their photo taken for their ID and the yearbook. Parents are not required to purchase pictures.
To purchase pictures can do so either online or in person.
- Online: Visit inter-state.com and use the order code 59947GA. Online ordering can be done any time after picture day. When the form asks for your student's homeroom teacher, please enter their mentor teacher's name.
- In person: Print copies of the order form will be available on picture day.
FVL Clothing on Sale
The Foxes Locker (located in Commons) will have special hours for Orientation Day. Parents and students are welcome to shop for FVL-wear on Monday, 8/23 from 7:45-11:30 AM. The Foxes Locker accepts cash, checks, or credit cards.
FVL partners with Aramark to provide food services to our students. Breakfast and lunch options are offered.
Payment is made through a family’s eFunds account. Visit the Aramark site to view monthly menus, nutrition information, resource links and other info.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding the food service program, please email or call the Food Service Director any time.
Families can still apply for the school’s Reduced Price Meal program. More information about the Reduced Price Meal program and the application can be found on our website.
Student Locker Use
- Students can find their locker number in Skyward Family Access by mid-August or on Orientation Day.
- Students should not bring supplies to school before 8/23. They can bring supplies on Orientation Day.
- Lockers must always be locked with an FVL-issued lock.
School-Year Attendance Procedures
If a student is sick or going to be late, a parent must phone the school prior to the start of the school day.
Before family trips, college visits, or doctor appointments will force a student to miss a day or partial day, students are to submit a Pre-Planned Absence Form OR the parent can submit an Absence Request in Skyward Family Access.
- Pre-Planned Absence Form
- Absence Request:
- Click on the "Attendance" tab and then the "Absence Requests" tab to submit the request.
Parking & Traffic Patterns
- Parent drop-off can be done at the Bell Tower or Commons.
- No drive-thru traffic is allowed on the service road directly south of the building. This area is designated tor buses only.
- Student parking is available in the south lot only. Students will be assigned a specific spot in the lot for the year.
- You can find the parking permit policy and application on the website. Payment can be made through your eFunds account.
- To receive a parking permit sticker, please bring the completed application and receipt of payment to Commons on Orientation Day. Print forms will be available that day as well.
- The parking permit fee is $20 for the full year and $10 for the semester.
For more details, go to the Transportation web page. All busing info is updated as soon as the companies share their schedules.
Busing begins on the first day of classes (Wednesday, August 25) except for Valley Transit (Appleton City Bus). Valley Transit will start on Tuesday, September 7.
The following School Districts provide busing for FVL students. Parents of students who plan on making use of bus transportation need to contact the local busing company directly to make sure their student's name is added to the driver's roster.
- Appleton: 920-832-8800 x10926
- Oshkosh/Neenah/Menasha (Winneconne & Omro): 920-832-8800 x10918
- Hortonville: 920-757-7045
- Green Bay/De Pere/Wrightstown (Pulaski & Howard Suamico): 920-832-8800 x10115
- Kaukauna: Complete the form and follow the instructions.
- New London: Any student near this route can ride.
- If you reside in the New London School District, you will receive bus stop information from the busing company. You do not need to call.
- If you reside outside the New London School District but want to ride the bus, please contact Mrs. Heather Knoll.
Piano and organ lessons will be offered during the school day. Information will be available later in August. Watch parent announcements on the FVL News App for details.
General Board Meetings
Fox Valley Lutheran High School is owned and operated by 43 Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod (WELS) churches in northeast Wisconsin. These churches comprise the FVL Federation.
Representatives from these churches meet as the FVL General Board to govern the school. The General Board consists of pastors, teachers, and lay delegates from all member congregations. For the 2020-21 school year, the General Board meets at 7 PM on 9/28, 2/28, and 5/24. These meetings are open to parents and held in the FVL auditorium.
Class Advisors for 2021-22
- Mr. Craig Charron - Juniors/Seniors (last name A-L)
email@example.com (920) 560-5112
- Mrs. Amy Gilmet - Juniors/Seniors (last name M-Z)
firstname.lastname@example.org (920) 560-5111
- Mrs. Laura Gucinski - Freshmen
email@example.com (920) 560-5186
- Mr. Tom Guenterberg - Sophomores
firstname.lastname@example.org (920) 560-5113
- Mrs. Dawn Stiller - Guidance Assistant
email@example.com (920) 560-5117
Summer Guidance Hours
Starting the week of June 21st, Mrs. Stiller will be in the office on Monday and Thursdays 8am-Noon.
If you wish to meet with a Guidance Counselor, it is best to set up an appointment with them by phone or email before coming to FVL since each counselor’s schedule varies during the summer. Email will be the best way to reach a counselor, and if they are in town, they will strive to answer within one business day.
The majority of our guidance communications are sent via email (Registration deadlines, co-curricular activity ineligibility notices, upcoming guidance events, etc). Please ensure that your email is kept current in Skyward Family Access. Also, add @fvlhs.org to your email safe sender list so communications are not automatically filtered into your junk mail.
Report cards and transcripts should be checked over carefully. It contains your cumulative grade point average which is recalculated after each semester. Contact the teacher first, then your guidance counselor, if you have any questions concerning your grade. These will be mailed and also found in the Portfolio Tab of Skyward.
Dual Credit Transcripts
For those seniors who took UW Oshkosh or WLC college credit classes at FVL, you will need to request those college transcripts directly from UW Oshkosh or WLC in mid June and have them sent to the college you plan to attend this Fall. You may also refer to the Skyblast email sent on May 25th from Mr. Charron.
Submit your requests:
By June18th, Semester 2 Honor Roll will be Skyblasted out to parents. It will also be posted on the FVL website after that (www.fvlhs.org) and within your student’s Portfolio as a Highlight in Skyward Family Access. Honor Roll is based on Semester 2 GPA, not cumulative GPA.
Tentative Daily Schedules
2021-22 Schedules were given to students on May 19th. They can also be viewed in Skyward/Schedules/Display Options/Future. Changes may need to be made based on final grades you earn. Failed required courses must be retaken and will likely change this schedule. Prerequisites must be fulfilled before some courses can be taken. Section balancing will be done throughout the summer by counselors; this will balance out the study halls. If you have a question concerning your daily schedule for next year, please e-mail or call your counselor.
In some cases, a student may have to be placed on a waitlist if a course is full. We encourage students to make changes earlier than later.
The following reasons for changing your class schedule generally aren’t accepted:
To change to a different teacher who is teaching the same course or section of a course.
To be in a class with friends.
Students will be given a copy of their official schedule on the first day of school.
Please mark your calendars with these important dates and refrain from scheduling appointments for your student(s) on the applicable dates:
August 23, 2021
Orientation Day for all students
August 25, 2021
First day of school
October 13, 2021
All juniors (class of 2023) will sign up to take either the PSAT/NMSQT or the ASVAB test at FVL.
January 10, 2022
Deadline for Parents of juniors (class of 2023) to contact the Guidance Assistant if your junior has an IEP or 504 plan that will require special testing accommodations when taking the required ACT test.
March 8, 2022
All juniors (class of 2023) will take the ACT with writing test. If seniors are interested in retaking the ACT, we recommend they take the test in October or December. Most colleges have application deadlines prior to January 1. The complete listing of ACT national test dates for 2021-22 can be found on www.act.org. ACT test prep options are listed on our FVLHS News app and our website https://www.fvlhs.org/students/act-sat-exams
April 27, 2022
All freshmen and sophomores (classes of 2024 & 2025) will take the ACT Aspire test.
Summer College Activity
Students and their parents might wish to check out potential colleges this summer by visiting the college campuses. Due to the COVID 19 circumstances, many colleges might only be able to offer virtual visits, but the situation seems to change weekly.
For the UW system schools, the fall and spring term applications open up August 1st. They do not start processing applications until September 1st. Due to COVID 19, The UW System application fee has been suspended for all UW campuses except UW-Eau Claire and UW Lacrosse ($25) and UW Madison ($60). Application timelines at other colleges vary. Check their individual website for their specific timeline.
For the latest updates with UW public universities, check out this link:
Private College Week is July 12-17 will be virtual events and small, safe in-person events at each of the 21 campuses. For more information go to: www.WisconsinsPrivateColleges.org/Private-College-Week
Have an enjoyable summer! As thoughts of high school graduation, college and career planning become more of a reality for you with each passing month, consider how the Lord might use you for the good of His kingdom, right now as a student or later in your career.
God bless your summer!
FVL Guidance Department
Lunch Reminder: Please remember to pay off your lunch balance if you have one. Yearbooks, diplomas, transcripts, and report cards will not be received until the balance has been taken care of.
Lost & Found: Please check out the Lost & Found tables in the office and the hallway outside the office. Any items not claimed by the end of the year will be donated to the Bargain Garden.
- Resources -
- P1 Parent Announcements - FVLHS News App
- P10 - Office and Dance Forms
- P11 - ATHLETICS - Required Reading (Every Year)
- P12 - ATHLETICS - Required Forms (Every Year)
- P13 - ATHLETICS - Frequent Parent Questions
- P14 - Find Tuition Balance
- P15 - SKYWARD - How to Log In
- P16 - SKYWARD - Set Skylert & Email Preferences
- P17 - SKYWARD - Downloadable App
- P18 - STOPit App - Anonymous reporting of bullying, threats, or self-harm
Push notifications are sent on Sunday afternoons to devices (with notifications enabled) which have installed the FVLHS News app.
The FVLHS News App includes access to class schedules, student announcements, and the Sponsor Directory.
Rating on the Apple App Store
The app rating on the Apple App Store is 17+ (mature) because the app grants access to the FVL YouTube channel, social media, website and the online calendar. This access enables users to navigate to any page on the internet which requires a rating of 17+ on the Apple App Store.
All families are required to submit forms for every returning student every year as a part of the re-enrollment process. These forms are available as of mid-July.
To access and complete the forms . . .
- Log into Skyward Family Access.
- Click "Online Forms."
Deadline . . .
- All students must complete the Handbook Agreement by Orientation Day or the first day of fall sports practice (whichever comes first).
Sign up for Piano Lessons - Semester 1 2021
MEDICINE ON CAMPUS
Medication Consent Form (PDF)
Required if prescription medicine is brought to school.
Authorization for Administration of Inhaled Asthma Medication (PDF)
Required if student needs inhaler at school.
REDUCED PRICE MEALS
Reduced Price Meals Application.
A new online form must be submitted for each school-year.
For more information about food allergies, contact the food service provider representative, Stephanie Cowling, RD at 920-997-1399 x 2313
Training Rules from the FVL handbook are linked below. Click the title to trigger a pop-up with the training rules.
Submit your required forms before the first day of practice. Please submit to the School Office rather than to your coach.
Required for All Athletes
1 - Physical/Alternate Year Card
- Physical (PDF) (from April 1, 2021 or later) OR
- Alternate Year Card (PDF) if your physical was between April 1 2020 and March 31, 2021, AND FVL has a copy of that physical on file.
2 - Handbook Agreement
Complete the Handbook Agreement in your Skyward Family Access account. You will be notified when this is ready - it is usually in mid-July.
3 - WIAA Rules of Eligibility
Complete the WIAA Rules of Eligibility in your Skyward Family Access Account. You will be notified via email when the form is ready (usually mid-July).
Failure to submit required forms will result in loss of eligibility to practice or compete.
How do I get my athlete to the trainer? Is it the coach who takes them to the trainer? The parents? The athlete?
The answer is all three can do it. The goal is to get to the point where the athlete feels comfortable talking to the trainer and being an advocate for themselves. Parents are certainly welcome to contact the trainer for any issues they would like to discuss. The coach only needs to be informed about what is going on. The trainer will then talk to the coach and give the information needed on the athlete’s condition.
Do families of volunteer coaches have canteen responsibilities?
No. If you are a coach of a sport the booster club oversees, you are doing enough and giving up enough already. We do not expect our coaches or their families to volunteer extra time in the canteen or the Foxes Locker.
When are Fans of the Foxes meetings?
They are typically the third Monday of the month (except, December, May and July). We will have a message out in a few weeks specifically inviting more people to join us for these meetings to offer input. Please look for the message and see how you can help the booster club better support the programs we have.
What if I plan to take my athlete home from every game?
It is best to fill out the travel release form and put that as the option. You could also email that to the Activities Director and we will put them on the correct list. Easiest for all to just do it on the form though.
Is there a requirement for host families of International Students to work canteen hours?
Does taking tickets for football, volleyball and basketball count as volunteer hours?
Yes. Anything that you sign up for on the Fans of Foxes Volunteering link counts. If it’s not on there, it won’t count.
Can we volunteer for a sport that isn’t our child’s sport?
Absolutely! There is no reason that you should have to work in the canteen while your child is playing. You have a full year to complete your requirements. If your son is in boys soccer right now. You can take the fall off and just enjoy his games. Then you can work in the winter for basketball.
Can my child work for the volunteer hours?
Strongly encouraged! If they are high school age, we welcome them and very much encourage parents to use them to fill the hours. We don’t want to put the burden solely on the parents to complete responsibilities. You can pretty much use anyone to do the work for you (high school age or older). When they sign in, they just need to indicate who should receive credit (what athlete) for the hours worked.
When will the volunteer sign-ups be available?
You should all have the link to the volunteer sign-up from the email that was sent out at the end of last week. Work is being done to populate the games in the sign-ups. Please check periodically for games to be added in the sign up. Thanks!
- Your family's current tuition balance is accessed by logging into your Skyward Family Access account. Log in and click "Fee Management" to view your current totals.
- The "All Payments" tab displays a record of what has been paid and what is still owed for all of your enrolled students.
- The "Fee Activity" tab displays the financial information for one of your students (the student name is at the top left of the screen).
Login Steps for new families and for returning families having trouble.
- As of JULY 15, Skyward Family Access is ready for all new families to log in.
- Go to Skyward Family Access.
- Click on the "Forgot your Login/Password" link.
- Enter the email address you used to complete your online application, and follow the prompts.
- Having troubles with login?
Try disabling the pop-up blockers on your computer.
- Do you have more questions?
Ask your student's mentor your questions during the home visit, or phone the School Office 920-739-4441.
Set Skylert Preferences
Log into your Skyward Family Access account and click "Skylert" in the left column. Update the information to reflect your communication preferences.
Skylert is the system FVL uses to alert parents about weather delays and cancelations.
Set Email Notifications
- Log into Skyward Family Access.
- Find the "My Account" link in the top right corner of the web page.
- Below the "Account Settings" and "Address" titles, you will find "Email Notifications." You can choose to have notifications of grades and low food service balance sent to your email address.
Be sure to check out the handy links in the left column when you are logged in!
Skyward provides families with an app that you can use to access information on your phone. This is very convenient when you are attending Parent / Teacher conferences, as you will be able to view the most up-to-date information about your child on the app.
Skyward has a free app for handy mobile use.
Fox Valley Lutheran High School has enrolled with STOPit to offer students a safe and anonymous way for them to report anything of concern to the administration. This includes bullying, cyberbullying, threats of violence, or self-harm. Through STOPit, students are empowered to share information that will keep them and the rest of the FVL Foxes safe.
Anonymous reports can include text, photos, or video, allowing the administration to have the needed information to address issues promptly.
STOPit was established in 2013, and is currently used across the country as a tool to keep our students and schools safe.
Additional info and resources
- P20 - Naviance - What is it?
- P21 - Grading / Report Cards
- P22 - Laptop FAQ
- P23 - Helpful Internet Resources for Families
- P24 - Food Service Provider
- P25 - Helping Your Child Succeed
- P26 - Internet Safety Tips
- P27 - Parent / Teacher Conference Discussion Questions
- P28 - Whom Should I Call?
Fox Valley Lutheran High School is dedicated to assisting students in finding and exploring career choices that fit with their personalities and interests. One tool that is used is the nationally recognized Naviance College and Career Readiness program. Naviance enables students (and parents) to easily access college and career information, keep a record of their volunteer and cocurricular activities, learn about available scholarships, and more.
Parents can contact Mrs. Dawn Stiller in the Guidance Office to receive Naviance login information.
To assist our students (and their parents) in making the best use of Naviance and in their career search, the Guidance Office schedules annual in-school training sessions for each grade.
One freshman class session in Semester 1 is dedicated to . . .
- taking the students through the Career Interest Profiler. This is a simple assessment that helps students discover what career clusters (categories or groups) may be a good match for them. The profiler presents potential careers based on activities that interest the students, personal qualities, and the subjects that they enjoy.
- introducing students to the Naviance tool that electronically logs volunteer hours.
One class session in Semester 2 is dedicated to...
- showing the students a step-by-step way to create and organize a resume.
- introducing students to a video database which showcases various careers.
One sophomore class session in Semester 1 is dedicated to . . .
- a reminder to use (and how to use) Naviance to log volunteer hours.
- taking students through career search information. Using Naviance, students are shown how to find information on careers and career clusters (categories or groups), and how to add specific careers to a favorites list. Using Find by Holland Codes, careers will automatically filter in the main section of the page.
WHAT ARE HOLLAND CODES?
Holland Codes suggest potential careers based on personality types.
One class session in semester 2 is dedicated to...
- improving interview techniques. Students are taught the basic skills on how to successfully interview for jobs and scholarships.
One junior class session in semester 1 is dedicated to . . .
- a career assessment called Do What You Are, which uses the Myers-Briggs personality types to suggest careers and clusters that might be a good match for the student.
- presentation of a video database which showcases various careers.
- a reminder to use (and how to use) Naviance to log volunteer hours.
Semester 2 individual & small group topics include...
- Colleges I'm Considering
- Careers I'm Considering
- FVL College Visit Program
- ACT/SAT Testing Program
Semester 1 individual & small group topics for seniors include . . .
- FVL College Visit Program
- Applying to College
- Resume Writing (list of activities, honors, awards)
- Recommendation Letters
- ACT/SAT Testing Program
- Scholarship Assistance
Semester 2 individual & small group topics include...
- Scholarship Assistance
- FVL Exit Survey
God asks all His people to work to the best of their abilities. For students, a large part of this means a commitment to doing their best in the classroom. Please refer any questions concerning the grading system to the Guidance Director.
Please look under the Attendance and Academic Policy sections of the handbook for details about grading and attendance.
A failing final mark in any required course must be made up in order to receive a diploma. Failure to make up a required course or to earn the total required credits means a student will receive a certificate of attendance instead of a diploma.
Report Cards / Final Grades
Semester report cards are mailed after end of semester grade processing is complete. All term and midterm progress reports throughout the semester are available only online through Skyward Family Access program. Login access is shared when a teacher does a home visit before school begins.
Only final semester grades become part of the student's permanent record, and determine a student's class rank and honor roll status.
Each FVL student is supplied with a laptop computer by FVL as part of their tuition. Every student who attends FVL will receive a laptop for use at school and home.
- May students take their laptops home?
Yes. During the school year, students will be able to bring their devices home after school hours. They will be expected to have their laptop fully charged and ready for classes each day.
- What kind of laptop will students receive?
All students will receive a Windows 10 laptop with a touchscreen. The laptops run Windows 10 and will have the Microsoft Office suite and other necessary software for classes installed.
- Can students use their own laptops or tablets instead during class?
No. In order to provide a reliable and consistent experience for students and teachers, students are expected to have their school-provided device available for every class every day.
- When will laptops be distributed?
Laptops will be distributed to students during Orientation in August. Each device will be registered specifically to one student and is intended to be used only by that student. Prior to receiving their device, the Online Handbook Agreement needs to be completed in Skyward Family Access.
- What if the laptop gets damaged or stops working?
If at any point a student's laptop becomes unusable due to hardware or software problems or becomes damaged, they should bring the laptop to the Media Center for diagnosis and repair. A temporary loaner laptop or a permanent replacement laptop will be issued to the student so they may continue performing their required schoolwork.
- Are there warranties provided for devices?
Mechanical and software problems associated with appropriate use of the laptops provided are completely covered under warranty, free of charge. Accidental damage to laptops including spills, drops, etc., will incur a per incident deductible of $50 with a maximum of two claims per year (each student will receive a one-time-only waiver for the first deductible). Additional accidental damage claims will be charged at cost. Other damages not covered under the accidental damage policy including cosmetic damages to the laptop outer shell will be charged at cost at the end of the year. Families will be responsible to cover the replacement costs of lost or stolen equipment.
- Does my student need a case for the laptop?
Yes. New FVL students will receive a case for their laptop on Orientation Day. Returning students should use their current case. Students' laptops must be in a case when not in use.
- Will students use their laptops in every class every day?
It is unlikely that every teacher will incorporate the device within the classroom every single day for the entire class period. However, teachers do have the expectation that students have their devices charged as accessible each school day for class as needed.
As the faculty build capacity through professional development as students become more familiar with their own devices, use will likely increase on a daily basis. It is not the expectation that every teacher must incorporate device usage into every lesson. It should also not be assumed that students will have blanket permission to use their device in any class at any time.
- What if my student leaves the laptop at home or they forget to charge it?
Spare laptops will be available for "rent" from the Academic Resource Center. Terms and cost for a rental device are still in the process of being developed.
- Can my student place stickers or write on the outer shell of the laptop?
No, students may not place stickers, write on, or do anything else that would affect the condition of the laptop outer shell. Families will be charged at cost for devices with cosmetic damage upon return (see warranty/liability information above).
Christian Resources for Families
- Christian Family Solutions (Christian Counseling)
- Bible Gateway (Online Bible)
- Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) (Home page for WELS)
- Conquerors Through Christ (Help for resisting porn)
- Time of Grace (Online church services)
- Forward in Christ (Newsletter from WELS)
- Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) Resources (WELS & ELS are in fellowship)
- Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) Daily Devotions (WELS & ELS are in fellowship)
Helpful Information Sources
Aramark Food Service Information
Fox Valley Lutheran High School has partnered with Aramark. to provide excellent and affordable food service for our students. Health studies show that students need proper nutrition to enable them to learn and grow in school. We work together to to provide high quality, nutritionally & economically balanced and appealing menu selections to every FVL student while providing information and education on individual responsibility and the relationship of eating at school and ensuring proper health and wellness.
Our web page aims to provide monthly menus, nutrition information, resource links and info on other special programs. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the food service program, please email or call the Food Service Director any time.
Thank you for visiting!
Ms. Monica Bauman
Food Services Manager
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Phone Number: 920-739-4441x5180
- Help your children set goals
give your children concrete expectations to work for by discussing realistic goals at the beginning of each year or grading period
- Use proper Christian motivation to encourage your children
it is easy to set rules to force students to do things your way. Remember the Bible teaches that we are all gifted in unique ways — encourage your child to develop their God-given gifts.
- Provide a good place to study
the designated study area should be quiet, well-lit, and comfortable
- Attend parent programs & parent/teacher meetings
parent programs offer the chance to learn valuable information about your children’s school and to show them that their education is important to you
- Insist on daily attendance
don’t send a message that school isn’t really important by allowing your children to miss school on days when they are not sick
- Carefully review all midterm reports and report cards
let your children know you expect to see all grade reports - don’t assume someone from the school will call if there’s a problem
- Help with time management
juggling homework, jobs and extracurricular activities is a challenge for teens. Help them learn these important techniques by encouraging them to follow a daily study plan
- Monitor homework assignments
students must take the responsibility themselves for completion of their homework. Expect and encourage this attitude in your child.
as you talk to your children about what’s happening in school, be a good listener. Pay attention to their words, their body language, and their attitude
- Encourage independent problem solving
being able to get their own questions answered and their own problems resolved helps students gain confidence, become more independent, and gives them a sense of empowerment
- Monitor activities and jobs
keep tabs on the number of hours and how late your students are scheduled at their part time jobs as well as how they spend their leisure time at home
- Be a positive Christian role model
your words and actions have a tremendous influence on your children, their faith, and their world
- Encourage positive activities
being involved at school or in the community offers opportunities for new friendships, making a difference, and just having fun
- Be aware and be informed
know your child’s friends, know what your child is doing, know where your child is going, and talk to your child about the dangers of drinking, smoking, using drugs, and improper use of the Internet
- Set limits and boundaries
setting rules and enforcing them gives teens a much-needed sense of security
- Pray for your child & the school
prayer and Bible study are powerful ways to grow in your own faith. God promises to answer prayer and to bless his people.
- Learn everything you can about the internet - the web can be a great tool, but it can also be very dangerous.
- Have online-capable computers located in common family area - the more eyes to monitor computer activity, the better.
- Work together to set “family” rules - some basic rules include . . .
- Always keep your identity private - never give full name, address, phone number, school name, financial info or that of your family or friends.
- Define “appropriate” sites - avoid excessively violent, sexual or pornographic sites. Gambling sites can also cause big problems.
- Never get together with someone you “meet” online - be aware that many criminals prowl the internet looking for unsuspecting victims.
- Never respond to e-mail or chat comments that are sexual, threatening, or make you uncomfortable.
- No illegal downloading of photos, music or videos - this can be an expensive mistake these days.
- Never pose as someone else online - this borders on being illegal and is often used to cover questionable activity.
- Be aware of chatroom use & online communities - Chatroom discussions can deteriorate into raunchy sexual solicitations. Online communities like Snapchat & others can be great places to meet people, but be aware of the dangers of sharing personal info & pictures with the entire online world.
- Encourage your child to come to you with “online” problems - Teens need to know that can come to a responsible, caring adult for help.
- Use blocking & filtering technology - This is not an answer to all problems, but it does allow you to keep some bad content out of your home. Be aware that many phone plans & some video games allow Internet access.
Is homework completed thoroughly, accurately, and on time?
- Class Participation
Does my child ask questions, volunteer answers, and participate in class discussions?
Does my child seem organized? Come to class prepared?
- Academic Success
How is my child doing in class? Is the work up to his/her potential?
- Classroom Time Management
Does my child use class time wisely?
- Attendance & Punctuality
Does my child come to class every day? On time?
Does my child pay attention in class?
- Social Adjustment
Is my child respectful and courteous to teachers and classmates? Does my child get along well with other students?
- Strengths and Weaknesses
What is my child good at? What does he/she need to work on?
- Additional Comments
Do you have any advice or suggestions to help my child improve his/her performance?
- If I have a concern about an issue with a teacher?
First the teacher, and then Mr. Alan Nolte* (Principal).
- If I have concerns about my student’s academic performance?
First the teacher, then the Guidance Department*, then Mr. Uhlenbrauck*(Dean of Student Life), and finally Mr. Alan Nolte* (Principal).
- If I have concerns about discipline or incidents at the school?
First Mr. Uhlenbrauck (Dean of Student Life), and then Mr. Alan Nolte* (Principal).
- If I have concerns regarding a coach?
First the coach, then Mr. Hill* (Activities Director), and then Mr. Alan Nolte* (Principal).
- If I have concerns about financial matters?
First Mrs. Davis (Financial Controller), then Mr. Loberger* (President).
- If I have concerns about other cocurriculars?
First the advisor of the group, then Mr. Uhlenbrauck*, and finally Mr. Alan Nolte*.
*If you feel the concern, questions, or issue has not been resolved.
Purpose: It shall be the aim of the FVL Federation to offer a sound Christian education to all students attending this school. Such education shall be taught wholly and solely from a scriptural point of view as set forth in Article II of the Constitution. All courses of instruction and school discipline shall reflect Scriptural principles. (FVL Constitution, Article III, Section 2)
Courses of Instruction
Courses of instruction shall be maintained to prepare our graduates
For Christian living and service
To enter institutions of higher education
To enter the worker training program of the WELS (FVL Constitution, Article IV)
- FVL exists to provide a Christ-centered education to students from the FVL Federation/FVL Schools system and other WELS congregations.
- FVL exists to provide a Christ-centered education as an outreach tool to students from the Fox Valley region.
- FVL exists to provide a Christ-centered education as an outreach tool to international students.
- Christ Centered
- Family Focused
- Relationship Driven
- Humble Service
- Pursuit of Excellence