PA Cyber launches monthly Family Information Nights at local offices
Sep 1, 2015
One evening each month during the school year, families of PA Cyber Charter School students will have the chance to meet with school staff at PA Cyber's eight regional offices, get to know each other and learn about school activities and programs.
Family Information Nights, a new feature of PA Cyber, are to be held on the third Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m., starting Sept. 15. (Note: the State College office will not participate until after it is relocated in November.)
"PA Cyber Family Information Nights are designed as friendly, informal meetings to inform parents on important school issues and foster personal connections between parents, students and staff," said David Veon, supervisor of regional offices. Each session is to include an interactive presentation, information sharing by local managers, question-and-answer sessions and roundtable discussions. Light refreshments will be served.
Presentations by school administrators on different topics each month are to be broadcast by interactive media to each office. Student attendance and academic advisers are subjects of the presentation at the first Family Information Night on Sept. 15, Veon said.
"We'll talk about the school attendance policy and how students log in, and about the role of the academic adviser: what parents can expect from their child's academic adviser and what the academic adviser expects from the parent, then take questions from parents," said Veon.
Future monthly topics include Meet the Principals, Guidance, Family Link, Field Trips, Clubs, ArtReach, State Testing and Curriculum.
"We'll keep things moving," said Veon. "Each office manager will talk about important things going on at PA Cyber and the local office, then lead parents in a discussion of relevant topics."
Families are requested to RSVP to the local offices for attendance.
Regional offices hosting Family Information Nights include the new Pittsburgh office at 2600 East Carson Street. Other offices hosting Family Information Night are Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Wexford.
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About PA Cyber
Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation. PA Cyber's online learning environments, personalized instructional methods, and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state-certified and highly-qualified teachers, and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Founded in 2000, PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland (Beaver County) and maintains a network of support offices throughout the state. As a public school, PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and does not charge tuition to students or families.