Cougar Academy


  • Welcome to Cougar Academy!


    Dr. Marisol Craig

    Director of Virtual Learning

    Cougar Academy/Harrisburg Virtual Learning Academy


    Dr. Bonnie Sypolt


    Harrisburg Virtual Learning Academy


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  • August 11, 2020


    Hello Cougar Academy Families!


    As you know, COVID-19 has disrupted many of our day-to-day routines and is affecting our normal back to school procedures. ALL STUDENTS in Cougar Academy, as well as district wide, will begin their instruction online. This is quite a change than in years past.


    Below is a list of criteria and expectations for students that attend Cougar Academy:


    • All CA students begin on August 31, 2020 ONLINE. In Option 1 of the district plan, all schools will begin online and will slowly, over several weeks and pending CDC guidelines,  transition back to brick and mortar

    • Daily attendance – 8:10 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.

    • Students will follow the daily school schedule with his/her teachers

    • Complete online assignments

    • Follow online student code of conduct


    • Daily attendance will be completed for all our Tier 1 and 2 students. All students, except Tier 3 students, MUST log-in each day during 8:10am -3:10pm

    • Student attendance for middle and high school will be taken by period starting at 8:10

    • After an initial 45 days, a student evaluation will occur to determine if student will remain in Tier 1, transition to Tier 2 or transition to geographical home school. This evaluation will occur every 45 days at the end of each marking period.

    Online Expectations:

    • Dress appropriately for the video call

    • Be on time – Homeroom begins at 8:10

    • If your camera is off-you must have an appropriate virtual background and be active during class.

    • Use your real name

    • Mute your microphone until it is the appropriate time to talk

    • Be respectful of your peers and adults on the call

    • Be respectful and stay on task during break outs or other discussion platforms

    • Only use chat boxes when asked by the teacher

    • Actively participate in lessons

    • Complete all work assigned

    • Ask for help when needed


    Student log-in and other pertinent school and classroom information will be provided by your child’s teacher next week. It is very important that teachers be provided with correct emails and phone numbers to ensure effective communication between parents and teachers.


    If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at 717-703-4325 or email We look forward to you joining us on Monday, August 31, 2020.




    Dr. Marisol Craig


    Cougar Academy Principal/Harrisburg Virtual Learning Academy

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