LVA School Information
General School Information
Lehigh Valley Academy
1560 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18017
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Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) School Peformance Profile (SPP)
K-12 Student Handbook and Code of Conduct 13-14
2014-15 School Calendar posted 4-22-14*Note: updates to calendar are posted on website and Edline Calendars.
See Edline and website calendars for updated PSSA Testing dates
Standardized Dress Code:
At Lehigh Valley Academy, we believe a standardized dress code for students fosters a focused attitude toward learning. We strive to create an atmosphere of equality by removing the name brands and status symbols that are subtle, yet often distinguishing signs of social standing. There are two versions of the dress code at LVA. Click on your child's grade level to view the appropriate dress code below.
All LVA students are entitled to transportation provided by the studentsí sending district. Upon enrollment at LVA, the student will fill out a Request for Transportation form, available under Forms Library. LVA administration will communicate with the studentís home district to make the necessary arrangements for transportation. Each school year, information regarding bus transportation is sent home to parents. Parents who move to a new home, within or outside of the original sending district, must inform LVA of the familyís new address. LVA administration will contact the studentís sending district to inform them of the change. Buses drive into the parking lot located between the elementary K-3 and Elementary 4-6 schools to drop off and pick up students.
LVA follows the inclement weather policy in place in the Bethlehem Area School District. In some cases, a school district in which a student resides declares a delay but LVA has a normal start time. We allow the student to use his/her normal busing system and arrive to school late without being considered tardy. It is encouraged, however, that parents bring their student(s) to school on time to avoid losing instructional time.
In other cases, the Bethlehem Area School District declares a delay or closing, differing from other area school districts. It is important to remember that the decision of BASD (and thus LVA) supersedes any and all other school districts in which the LVA student resides. In the case of a delay, school personnel will not be present at the normal starting time. Announcements regarding school delays and closings are always posted as early as possible. This information should be available by 6:30am at the latest. LVA is generally on Channel 69 or on the following radio stations and website:
WLEV-FM (My 100.7) WCTO-FM (Cat County 96)
WODE-FM (The Hawk) WEST-AM (1400)
WBYN-FM (107.5 Alive) WFMZ website http://www.wfmz.com/
If neither broadcast contains any pertinent information, please follow the announcement of the Bethlehem Area School District.
Health and Wellness Information:
LVA recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students' physical well-being, growth, development and readiness to learn. We are committed to providing a school environment that promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education and regular physical activity as part of the total learning experience. Click on the links below for more information related to Health and Wellness at LVA.
LVA Community - visit the Health Room Page on Edline for Health News and ways to contact the nurse.
LVA Health and Wellness Policy
PA School Nutrition Standards
Healthy Snack Alternatives
School Lunch Program [rev. 7/2013]:
LVA offers healthy meals (including milk) at a cost of $3.00 (K-8) and $3.25 (9-12). Lunches are pre-ordered and pre-paid on a monthly basis. Menus are provided online through the website and Edline and are available in the Forms Library one month prior to the ordering month (example Ė October menus are available in September).
Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School is committed to educational equality and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, disabilities, gender or any other legally protected classification.