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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Attendance update for Week 2 (August 24-August 30) [The week 3 update is below.]

Your student did not log 25 total hours during August 24-August 30 (or 12.5 for Kindergarten students).  Here is the document that explains attendance hours, and here is the attendance policy.

Remember that total hours include:

-Online hours, which are calculated by VLA or PLP

-Offline hours, which are entered by you or your student and include all educational activities that are not calculated by VLA or PLP, even if they are online activities

Please take a moment to enter any offline hours for this week so we can record your student’s hours correctly.  Missing attendance hours are recorded as unexcused absence hours.  This video shows how to record hours in the VLA course.

If you haven’t already completed unit 2 in the offline educational opportunities course in VLA, you can enter the offline hours there.  If you have already completed unit 2, you can enter these hours in unit 1.  The date that matters is the date on each log entry, not the date or number of the unit.  (There is also a communication being sent about week 3, so wait just a moment to see if you also receive that communication, so you can enter all needed hours in the same unit).

In the offline educational opportunities course in VLA, you can use any available unit, 1, 2, or 3, to record all of the missing offline hours you need to record.  

If you cannot access unit 1, 2, or 3, please submit a help request and we will send one of the units back to you to update.

We’ll be completing final processing of week 2 on Friday, and entering all missing attendance hours as unexcused absences at that time.

Thank you,

Mark Graler



Attendance update for Week 3 (August 31-September 6)

Your student, XXXXXXX, did not log 25 total hours during August 31-September 6 (or 12.5 for Kindergarten students).  Here is the document that explains attendance hours, and here is the attendance policy.

Remember that total hours include:

-Online hours, which are calculated by VLA or PLP

-Offline hours, which are entered by you or your student and include all educational activities that are not calculated by VLA or PLP, even if they are online activities

Please take a moment to enter any offline hours for this week so we can record your student’s hours correctly.  Missing attendance hours are recorded as unexcused absence hours.  This video shows how to record hours in the VLA course.

If you haven’t already completed unit 3 in the offline educational opportunities course in VLA, you can enter the offline hours there.  If you have already completed unit 3, you can enter these hours in unit 2 or unit 1.  The date that matters is the date on each log entry, not the date or number of the unit.  (There is also a communication being sent about week 2, so wait just a moment to see if you also receive that communication, so you can enter all needed hours in the same unit).

In the offline educational opportunities course in VLA, you can use any available unit, 1, 2, or 3, to record all of the missing offline hours you need to record.  

If you cannot access unit 1, 2, or 3, please submit a help request and we will send one of the units back to you to update.  All we need to know is the student’s name and that you need an offline hours unit sent back to you.

We’ll be completing final processing of week 3 on Friday, and entering all missing attendance hours as unexcused absences at that time.

Thank you,

Mark Graler