Cooperative Virtual Learning Academy

  • Dear Families,

    Welcome to the Cooperative Virtual Learning Academy!  We have an amazing group of teachers and staff who come with a variety of experiences in the classroom and in virtual learning.  It is these many talents which will help us create an incredible learning experience for our students.  Our staff has been working hard to finalize schedules, create class lists, build curriculum, and establish the foundation for an incredible virtual community.  

    CVLA is a new adventure for all of us and we will encourage, support, communicate, and work with one another cooperatively on behalf of all of our children.  Throughout the year we will grow and learn, make mistakes, revise and correct, and work together to tackle any challenges that arise and celebrate our many successes.  I look forward to meeting each and every one of the CVLA students and getting to know our virtual families. 

     Carrie Sunkes

    CVLA, Principal

     Virtual Expectations: To maximize learning for all students, we have outlined virtual learning expectations. These expectations should be reviewed by both parents and students prior to the start of school and revisited throughout the year.  These expectations will be discussed in greater depth and detail by each of the CVLA teachers during the first few weeks of school and at our Back to School events.

     Class Assignments and Student Email Addresses:

    As we finalize rosters and create CVLA student email addresses, please be sure to check your email regularly.   Information regarding class assignments will be disseminated via the parent email provided to your home district during registration.   Students should login to their CVLA email via on or before Wednesday, September 8th.  Please note, emails may not be active prior to Wednesday. 

    Each student email follows this format:  Please note example format

    • Password:  CVLA and DOB (MONTHDAYYEAR) !
    • For example:  Snow White DOB:  September 10, 2014
      • CVLA9102014!
    • For example:  Peter Rabbit DOB:  December 2, 2011
      • CVLA12022011!

     Important Dates and Times:

    • A typical school day:  
      • Kindergarten: 
        • Morning class: 8:45 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. 
        • Afternoon class:  12:15 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
        • Specials for ALL Kindergarten classes: 11:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
      • Grades 1-5: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
      • Grade 6:  8:30 a.m. to 3:15 pm

      CalendarThe CVLA school calendar follows the Capital Region BOCES calendar.  

    • First Full-Day of Classes:  Monday, September 13th
    • Orientation:  Thursday, September 9th and Friday, September 10th from 8:45 am-11:45 am.  

    Students will log into a Google Meet at 8:45 a.m.  Teacher assignments will be distributed to parent and students email addresses, on or before Wednesday, September 8th.  Along with the class assignments, students will receive a Google Meet nickname in order to access both orientations sessions.  

    Please use the following link and the emailed nickname.


    Social/Emotional Resources for Parents & Families:  

    •  School Counselor:  Jaime Gibbs

     Social and emotional learning (SEL) gives children the tools they need to feel more safe, secure and confident. This helps them grow, mature and become more successful in school and their daily lives. Visit this page for resources to support the physical and mental health, behavioral and emotional needs of your child and family.