Virginia Homeschool Update

Stay up-to-date on homeschooling news and events.

Free Weekly Homeschool E-Newsletter

The Virginia Homeschool Update is a free, weekly e-newsletter for Virginia homeschoolers. 

Find out about homeschool and educational activities across Virginia, learn about cool educational websites, and more! REMINDER: When you sign up for communications, be sure to add us to your contacts list.

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When you sign up for HEAV communications, make sure they actually get to you! One easy way to do this is to add us to your contacts list.
To ensure that you receive emails in your inbox, you can add the email address to your contact list.
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  2. Select Create Contact on the top menu.
  3. Enter via in the primary email box.
  4. Select Save.
  5. If one of our mails has been moved to the spam folder, mark it “Not Spam.”
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  1. Open the email
  2. Right-click on the sender’s name, and click “Add to Outlook Contacts”
  3. Click “Save”
  4. On the Tools menu, click “Options”
  5. On the Preferences tab, under E-mail, click “Junk E-mail”
  6. Click the Safe Senders tab
  7. Select the “Also trust e-mail from my Contacts” check box

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Submit an Event

If you know of upcoming homeschool events or items of interest that others might benefit from, please let us know in advance so we can pass the word along. We prefer a one-month notice, if possible. HEAV reserves the right to edit or reject any submission. Questions? Contact

More Free Resources

HEAV sends out Legislative Updates, a magazine, and more. Learn about HEAV’s other free homeschool resources.

View Legislative Updates.

About the Update

The Virginia Homeschool Update is a weekly e-newsletter produced by Kathleen Dillie (manager & copy editor), Megan Mora Fuentes (event and blog writer), Arielle Potter (copywriter & editor), Ellie Clough (layout), and Maureen Bittner (publications & marketing director).


HEAV does not necessarily endorse the resources mentioned in the Update nor guarantee the accuracy of information found on any external resource we may mention. If you find anything wrong on our website, please let us know so we can correct it.

HEAV diligently researches each link before publication. However, we recommend you, the parent, thoroughly examine websites before allowing your children to surf them without supervision.


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