Help us tell your story

Dear Virtual School Family:
I hope this newsletter finds you well and enjoying Winter Break.

We need your help on a quick project. As many virtual public school families know, changing the perception of virtual public school classrooms is one of the more difficult parts of what we do. Allowing families to provide their children with the best learning environment for them is what drives us in our pursuit of a robust and widely supported virtual public school system. Unfortunately, we still have a ways to go towards educating many policymakers who do not know about the existence and benefits of online learning for families across the state. 
One of the most effective ways to convey this message is by telling the story of how your family has benefitted from our virtual public schools.
Please take five minutes and fill out our online survey so that we can show our lawmakers the benefits of funding and supporting virtual public schools.
We will not share any of your individual responses unless you give us permission. The data will be aggregated and shared with Oregon’s leaders on education policy.
Informing policymakers about virtual public schools and the enormous benefit they bring to our kids continues to be our mission, and you can make a big difference in this effort.
Please take five minutes to fill out our online survey.
With the help of digital public school families across the state, we have been able to protect our funding in past legislative sessions, despite bills that threatened to reduce it significantly. There will be more challenges ahead, and we are working hard to prepare for them now. With your help, we will be ready!
Thank you for your help and support.


Debbie Thibodeaux
President, OVPSA
Parent to Jordan - 9th grade, Baker Web Academy
Michaela - 7th grade, Baker Web Academy
Zach - 3rd grade, Baker Web Academy

P.S. Don’t forget!  The 10th Annual Virtual Public Schools Capitol Day is February 6, 2018.  Please register today!