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9/9/22 FSOA Secondary Parent Communication


**This communication is for students in grades 6-12.  Information for elementary students will be in a separate email.**


Dear Five Star Online Academy Families, 

We have loved seeing our students both virtually and in-person this week!  Please see the important updates below, including some adjustments to our weekly schedule. 



Adria Moersen Lamb, Principal 



MAP Testing

MAP assessments provide our teachers with valuable information about reading and math skills, which helps us to provide additional support for our students.  Please help your child prioritize the assessment time listed below. 

Who will be taking the MAP assessments? 

  • All students in grades 6-9.

  • Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 who are on IEPs or part of the ELL program.

How will students take the MAP assessments? 

  • Students will take the MAP assessments virtually.  They will need to join a Zoom meeting to get directions and login support. 

When will students take the assessments? 

  • 6th Grade Students:   

    • Thursday, September 22nd @ 7:40 a.m.

    • Students will take the assessments as part of their first hour class.   The assessment will last through the end of second hour. 

  • All Other Students:   

    • Wednesday, September 21st @ 8:00 a.m.

    • The assessments will take approximately 2 hours.

    • Students will receive an email with the Zoom link the previous Monday. 

  • Attendance will be taken. 


Gifted and Talented Screener -- Save the Date!

  • All 6th graders will take a Gifted & Talented Screener on Wednesday, September 21st at 8:00 a.m.  This screener will be virtual. 

  • More information will be sent out to 6th grade students and their families. 


Next Weeks-at-a-Glance

Secondary (Grades 6-12)

Monday, 9/12

Tuesday, 9/13

Wednesday, 9/14

Thursday, 9/15

Friday, 9/16

Learning Lab (in-person) from 7:40 - 11:30 and 12:00 - 3:30


Week’s work due 11:59 p.m.

Synchronous classes 


Secondary Engagement Day   8:00 - 12:00


Synchronous classes 


Panorama Survey during Advisory (see other email for details)

Learning Lab (in-person) from 7:40 - 11:30 and 12:00 - 3:30

Monday, 9/19

Tuesday, 9/20

Wednesday, 9/21

Thursday, 9/22

Friday, 9/22

Learning Lab (in-person) from 7:40 - 11:30 and 12:00 - 3:30


Week’s work due 11:59 p.m.

Synchronous classes 


NO Secondary Engagement In-Person   


6th Graders:  Gifted & Talented Screener (Virtual) from 8:00 - 11:30


7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Graders and other identified students: MAPS Testing (Virtual) from 8:00 - 11:00

Synchronous classes 


6th Graders:  MAPS Testing in Period 1 & 2 

Learning Lab (in-person) from 7:40 - 11:30 and 12:00 - 3:30


Parent and Guardian Involvement

  • Please join one of our Parent-Teacher Leadership Teams for the 2022 - 2023 school year!  

    • School Accountability Committee (SAC):  This team will work alongside the principal to create school goals, provide/gather feedback, and to review school data and progress.    

      • Meeting Dates (Mondays):   September 26,  November 21,  January 30,  April 24 

      • Location:  Virtual

      • Time:  6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    • Community and School Partnership: This team will work alongside our teachers who are passionate about school climate and culture to collaborate  on community events, fundraising opportunities, and general school-to-home connections.  

      • Dates and Times TBD

  • Please complete this form if you are interested in joining one or both of these teams.