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FSOA 12/2 Secondary Parent Communication

FSOA 12/2 Secondary Parent Communication

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

Please see important information below as we wrap up first semester!

End of Semester / Final Exam Schedule

At the end of first semester, we will have an adjusted schedule to account for final exams and a Winter Break celebration!

  • Finals will take place on Tuesday, December 13th and Wednesday, December 14th.  For the complete schedule, click here. 

    • All high school classes will have a final exam or culminating project

    • All middle school classes will have a final exam, unit exam, or culminating project

    • Students will be required to log into class and take the exams during the time shown.  

    • Please note that exams are intended to be 60 minutes in length.  Extra time (+50%) is built into this schedule, to allow for students who have an accommodation on their 504 or IEP. 

  • We are excited to celebrate the end of first semester with a Winter Celebration on Thursday, December15. 

    • Students in grades 2–12 are invited to the ESC from  8-12pm to participate in crafts, games, and win prizes.  We hope to see your student there!

Coffee with the Principals

  • Bring your questions and your enthusiasm! Coffee with the Principals is here! 

  • Coffee with the Principals is a great opportunity to connect with other families, learn about what’s happening at Five Star Online Academy, as well as to share feedback and ask questions. 

  • We look forward to conversing with you on Saturday, December 10th at 10:00 AM via Zoom!

GoGuardian Teacher

FSOA utilizes GoGuardian Teacher in synchronous classes. GoGuardian Teacher allows us to better support students when they are using technology during class time.  It is active during a GoGuardian class when students are logged into Google Chrome using their Adams 12 Google account during the course of the school day from 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.   Here’s a quick overview of how it supports students:

  • Helps students be successful and stay focused when using technology in class

  • Helps assess and support student progress on class assignments.

  • Facilitates communication between teachers and students during class time

  • A teacher is not able to take control of students’ computers, camera or access information or files stored on the computer. 

For more information, please read this letter! Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Next Weeks-at-a-Glance

Secondary (Grades 6-12)

Monday, 12/5

Tuesday, 12/6

Wednesday, 12/7

Thursday, 12/8

Friday, 12/9

Asynchronous Work Day


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 In-Person   8:00 - 12:00


Asynchronous Work Day

Synchronous classes 

Asynchronous Work Day


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

Monday, 12/12

Tuesday, 12/13

Wednesday, 12/14

Thursday, 12/15

Friday, 12/16

Asynchronous Work Day


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


Week’s work due 11:59 p.m.

Final Exams:


Per 1:     7:45 - 9:15

Per 2:     9:25-10:55

Lunch:   10:55 - 11:45

Per 3:    11:45-1:15

Per 4:    1:25 - 2:55 

Final Exams:


Per 5:    7:45 - 9:15

Per 6:    9:25-10:55

Lunch:   10:55 - 11:45

Per 7:    11:45-1:15

Per 8:    1:25 - 2:55

Student Winter Celebration



-All grades

No School


Teacher Work Day


All final exams are designed to be 60 minutes or less in length.  The extra 30 minutes is added to each class period so that those students with an approved accommodation for extra time will have an opportunity to complete their final exam.