Principal's Message

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome our students and families back to school.  Each year we continue to grow and improve to provide students with a flexible, engaging, and innovative student-centered learning experience.  The 2019 - 2020 school year will be no exception.

As enrollment and interest in the SVUSD Virtual Academy (SVA) continues to increase, we are excited to welcome three new members to our SVUSD Virtual Academy (SVA) team.  Haley Glasgow, counselor, will serve all students, K-12; Angela Dean, math teacher, will teach algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, and statistics; and Annie Granados, science teacher, will teach high school chemistry and physics.    

Critical to our success and a foundational component of the SVA is our commitment to continuous adaptation, improvement, and innovation.  One area that stands out to us is the need to continue to build a sense of community and belonging among our students and provide them with social and emotional support and learning.  This summer, many of our teachers attended a four-day, social and emotional learning (SEL) conference and returned equipped with ideas and enthusiasm to teach, model, and support the growth of students’ social and emotional intelligence.  

Developing a community and sense of belonging is not only for our students.  It is also important that we continue to develop our parent community. Towards this end, this year we will hold regular and consistent parent meetings, publish quarterly newsletters with important information, and improve our social media presence to share our celebrations. Not only do we want to provide you with information to support your student and to gain valuable feedback to help us improve, we would also like to work with our parents on initiatives to expand the learning opportunities for our students. 

It is an honor and a privilege to work with our amazing staff and students and I am grateful that you are part of our learning community.  I look forward to working with you this year. 

Glenn Giokaris
Principal - SVUSD Virtual Academy