Weekly Newsletter

Otter News 

Ollie the OtterOllie the Otter sends out our weekly newsletter called the Otter News.  Families receive the news update via email every Monday morning during the school year.  School Messenger sends communications out to the information parents/guardians save in their Jeffco Connect account.  If you are not receiving our school communications, please check your account to make sure your information is accurate.  If you are unsure of how to log into your account, contact our main office at (303) 992-6770.

September 17, 2018:
Happy Monday JVA Families!

We are quickly approaching the 6 Week Grading Mark (September 27). If you have questions or concerns, please be sure to reach out to your teachers!

This week's Otter News covers:  

ALL School: 

  • Plagiarism Reminder
  • Jeffco University

Middle School: 

  • MAPS Testing Results and Makeup Opportunity
  • Authentic Learning at Lair O’ the Bear

High School: 

  • MAPS Testing Results and Makeup Opportunity
  • National  Honor Society Interest  Meeting
  • Campus Closing at 1:00 pm on September 20
  • Leap Workshop: Resume Building 101
  • JVA College Fair Planning Calendar


  • Questions About Credit Status

Part Time Students: 

  • Clarification of State Testing

As always, have a wonderful week and we are here if you need us!

September 10, 2018:
Hello JVA Families,

There’s always room for improvement!  We’ve made two changes that benefit our students and parents.

Change #1:  The Otter News is now divided by program which makes it super easy for readers to find the news that they specifically need to know.

Change #2:  Our Community Liaisons are now assigned to programs rather than splitting by alphabet. Now your JVA team is complete! Please see the Otter News for specifics.

This week's Otter News covers:

Middle School: 

  • Wednesday's Field Trip to Lair O' the Bear
  • Action Required Permission Slip for of campus activities

High School: 

  • We're now offering Workshops where students participate and earn .25  credits--LEAP Workshops.  
  • MAP Makeup Tests are Thursday, September 13


  • An introduction of the TAG team members 
  • Quarter Dates

Part Time Students: 

  • Why am I getting JVA emails?  
  • How to check your student's grades

As always, have a wonderful week and we are here if you need us!

September 4, 2018:
Happy Tuesday Morning!      

Did you have a fun and relaxing 3-day weekend?  We hope you did and that you’re ready to achieve success this this week!  We’re starting September off with a bang—MAPS testing this week.  Check of this week’s Otter News for more details on testing as well as:  
  • JVA Virtual High Five Program
  • MAP Testing is this week! Grades 9-12 need to sign up for Thursday sessions. Middle School and TAG students will test on their regular on-campus days.
  • Middle School WOW Wednesday Permission Slips need to be submitted by Wednesday.
  • Middle School Off-Campus Permission Slips need to be submitted by Wednesday.
  • Back to School Weekend with the Rockies discounted tickets
  • Counseling Corner:
    • September is National Suicide Prevention Month
    • Second Wind Fund Walk/Run (9/15)
    • Everitt Family Resource Fair (9/15)
    • City of Arvada Housing Resource Fair (9/29)
    • Jeffco SAE Employment Opportunity for Students (starts at $11.12/hour)
    • Denver National College Fair (9/30)
    • Brockman Scholars Program
    • JVA Add/Drop Dates

Click here for the Otter News 9/4/18

Have a wonderful week!

August 27, 2018: 
Happy Monday Morning!      


Welcome to a full week of Jeffco Virtual Academy! Are you settling in to your online courses?  Remember to ASK if you have questions. The entire staff at JVA is here to help! This week’s Otter News covers:

  • On Campus Days start
  • Teachers will begin taking attendance
  • School pictures and IDs will be taken August 30
  • Our School Accountability Committee meets Friday, August 31 at 8:00 am
  • The last day to drop a course with no record on the transcript is Friday, August 31

Click here for the Otter News 8/27/18

Have a wonderful week!

August 20, 2018:
Happy Monday JVA Families!


It’s your first Monday at JVA and here is this week’s Otter News.  The news is full of things you “otter” know this week.

  • Back to School Night is this Thursday, August 23 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Gym at Glennon Heights Elementary (11026 W. Glennon Drive, Lakewood, CO).
  • On-Campus time for TAG students start August 21 from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.
  • On-Campus time for Middle School starts August 29 and for Traditional High School students on August 30.

Click here for the news:

We hope the school year is off to a smooth start for everyone!  Please be sure to reach out to teachers, counselors or community liaisons if you have any questions! We are here to help!

August 13, 2018:
Welcome Back Jeffco Virtual Families,


We are so excited to be celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year and happy to have you as part of the JVA community! Our first Otter News of the year is here!  Be sure to click and read as this edition contains valuable information about the first day of school as well as:

  • A note from Principal Hohman
  • Link to the Welcome Back Virtual Assembly on August 16th at 9:00 am
  • Helpful tips for the first week of school
  • The new JVA Attendance Policy
  • New 2018/2019 On Campus dates and times
  • Back to School Night and School Picture dates and times
  • The Counseling Corner with schedule information 

Again, welcome back to an amazing year at Jeffco Virtual Academy!

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