Mission Vista Academy

Family Newsletter - Week of August 10, 2020

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

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What's inside:

  • Current Updates From Our School Administration
  • 2020/21 School Calendar
  • COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS! Virtual Ice Cream Social & Spirit Week!
  • TK-8 Curriculum Showcase Virtual Roadshow
  • Curriculum Company Webinars ~ Find all the previous webinar recordings!
  • Check out this Welcome to MVA Newsletter
  • NEW Mission Vista Academy Facebook Group!
  • South Schools' Virtual 2020/21 Orientation
  • MVA High School Curriculum Roadshow Slides
  • NEW! ChoicePlus Academy for 7th & 8th graders!
  • 2020/21 OSP (Online Subscription Package)
  • FREEBIE! Vooks.com

  • Hello from MVA Leadership and Staff
  • School Resource Websites to Bookmark
  • FREE Teaching Resources
  • Your Mission Vista Academy Team
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Current Updates From Our School Administration

Hello Wonderful Families,
Staying healthy is priority number one! As a school, we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what we can do to help keep everyone healthy.

Please see the school reopening update from our school administration in response to Governor Newsom's order issued on July 17th. This letter was emailed school-wide by our Principal.

Please feel free to reach out to your HST or Family Liaisons with any questions.

Audrey Everson audrey.everson@missionvistaacademy.org (951) 541-4809

Robi Frederick robi.frederick@missionvistaacademy.org (760) 455-0343

Andrea Hart andrea.hart@missionvistaacademy.org (951) 378-6144

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2020/21 School Calendar

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Back to School ~Virtual~ Ice Cream Social!

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First Day of School Celebration!

We would like to kick off the 2020-21 school year with a "Virtual" Ice Cream Social and a School Spirit Week Event.

Please join us for our "Virtual" Ice Cream Social on Monday, August 17th at 11:00 am.

You will receive the Zoom Link from your HST.

Here is the scoop on what to bring to the "Virtual" Ice Cream Social.

(If you do not want to make the ice cream virtually, you can bring already made ice cream or a snack to enjoy. )

- One Gallon Ziplock Bag

- Two Quart sized Ziplock Bags

- Two Tablespoons of Sugar

- One Cup of Half and Half or for a dairy-free option: One CUp of Almond Milk

- 1/2 Cup of Rock Salt

"Add-ins" if you would like: cut up strawberries, chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, etc.

We can't wait to celebrate with you!

MVA Spirit Week!

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Show off your school spirit!

Use the hashtag #MVA2020spiritweek when you participate in our BACK TO SCHOOL Spirit Week! Share your photos on Mission Vista Academy's Facebook Group or on Instagram!

Mission Vista Academy Facebook Group

Mission Vista Academy Instagram Page

Monday, August 17th is Crazy Hair or Crazy Hat Day!

Tuesday, August 18th is Sports Day!

Wednesday, August 19th is Pajama Day!

Thursday, August 20th is Hawaiian Day!

Friday, August 21st is Make your own Mission Vista Academy T-Shirt Day!

We can't wait to see our awesome students!

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Continues this week!!

TK-8 Curriculum Showcase Virtual Roadshow!

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The South Schools' Family Liaisons are joining together to bring our families 'Themed Curriculum Weeks!' Each week has its theme; All-In-One Curriculum, Math, Language Arts, History, Science, and Subscription Boxes. You can find the dates and links in the flyer above for these.

Throughout each themed week, we are scheduling webinars with curriculum companies to share more about their product. Check out the schedule below - we are adding more every week!

Join us each week as we present a showcase of popular (school approved and secular) curriculum to our community!

NEWLY ADDED: South Schools' Adopted Curriculum Options Webinars! Also a quick video of an overview of the options! See Below.

Curriculum Company Webinars!

We are excited to announce that as part of our themed curriculum weeks this summer, our families will have the opportunity to learn more about some popular curriculum options directly from the vendors! Check back weekly as we add more webinars and instructions on how to sign up to attend!
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Welcome to Mission Vista Academy! We're glad you're here and look forward to coming alongside you and your family on your homeschooling journey.

This newsletter is a great go-to for all sorts of information about our school.

If you have any questions or need any help, please reach out to our Mission Vista Academy Family Liaisons!

Audrey Everson audrey.everson@missionvistaacademy.org (951) 541-4809

Robi Frederick robi.frederick@missionvistaacademy.org (760) 455-0343

Andrea Hart andrea.hart@missionvistaacademy.org (951) 378-6144

Welcome to Mission Vista Academy!

Click the button above to be redirected to the MVA Welcome Newsletter.

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Mission Vista Academy Facebook Group!

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Mission Vista Academy's NEW Facebook Group!

Welcome to the NEW Mission Vista Academy Facebook group! This is the official Facebook group for families currently enrolled in Mission Vista Academy. We are here to build a community of support and share helpful resources, ideas, and inspiration with each other. Feel free to ask questions about homeschooling, secular curriculum, vendors, field trips, events, and more.

We are here to encourage and support you on this exciting adventure! Let's build a strong community of homeschool families!

Feel free to follow Mission Vista Academy's Instagram Page.

*Access to this page is granted after enrollment has been verified.

Contact us! Your Mission Vista Academy Family Liaisons!

Audrey Everson audrey.everson@missionvistaacademy.org (951) 541-4809

Robi Frederick robi.frederick@missionvistaacademy.org (760) 455-0343

Andrea Hart andrea.hart@missionvistaacademy.org (951) 378-6144

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The South Schools' Family Liaisons hosted a Virtual Orientation for our new families! This was an excellent opportunity for new families, like you, to familiarize yourself with the information needed to start the 2020/21 school year!

Your Family Liaisons shared an overview of the school's resources and have also provided you with the slides with live links.

You can view the Virtual Orientation HERE.

You can view the presentation slides HERE.

Questions? Reach out to your MVA Family Liaisons:

Audrey Everson audrey.everson@missionvistaacademy.org (951) 541-4809

Robi Frederick robi.frederick@missionvistaacademy.org (760) 455-0343

Andrea Hart andrea.hart@missionvistaacademy.org (951) 378-6144

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MVA High School Curriculum Roadshow Slides

Hello High School Parents!

Check out the Mission Vista Academy Curriculum Roadshow presentation and recording in case you missed it!

Presentation Slides with Links

South Schools' High School Adopted Curriculum 2020/21

Have questions about High School? Reach out to your Riverside County High School Success Coordinator, Summer Davidson at summer.davidson@missionvistaacademy.org

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ChoicePlus Academy MIDDLE SCHOOL

Hi 7th and 8th-grade Students,

We have been so successful with our Choice Plus Academy classes for high school students, we have decided to offer them to 7th and 8th-grade students as well. This platform allows students to meet virtually weekly with the same instructor and the same group of students. They will have a dedicated teacher who assigns, collects, and grades all work.

This is a great option for students who would like to be independent or parents who would like a teacher to take over a particular subject. It also works well for students who like the "classroom" environment. Let your teacher know if you're interested!


CPA courses are taught live by highly qualified teachers (HQTs), and are comprehensive and meet state and Common Core standards.

What these courses include:

1. A live online teacher 1-2 times per week at a scheduled time teaching live online lessons.

2. That live teacher oversees your student’s progress and provides office hours if they have questions about their lessons.

3. That live teacher will help grade your student's work.

This is a great new option for our families with middle schoolers!

Check out all the 2020/21 South Schools' Adopted Curriculum options HERE.

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2020/21 Online Subscription Package Offerings!

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This year, all students will receive a grade-level subscription package. Families will not be required to opt-in or opt-out; the subscriptions will automatically be set-up with the student's school email address, and detailed information and login information will be emailed to the parent and Homeschool Teacher (HST).

Have a question? Check out the OSP Handbook

General FAQ

A LA CARTE Subscriptions

Feel free to reach out to your HST or Family Liaisons with any additional questions!

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FREEBIE! Vooks.com

Here is a great resource for the younger kiddos, https://www.vooks.com/!

The site animates high-interest stories and highlights the words as it reads. The best part is they’re offering a free YEAR to teachers and homeschool families! Sign up before this awesome resource isn’t free anymore.

Sign up HERE to get your free year!

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Hello MVA Families,

Please enjoy this message from your MVA leadership and teachers!

We Miss You!
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School Resource Websites to Bookmark!

Mission Vista Academy School Website

Mission Vista Academy Facebook Group - Enrolled with Mission Vista Academy? Join us on Facebook for a lively discussion and homeschool support.

mission_vista_academy - Follow Mission Vista Academy on Instagram!

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Free Teaching Resources

Mission Vista's School at Home Website

Mission Vista worked together with others to create this resource site for our families and for parents who are now faced with homeschooling their own children. Feel free to share this site!

Please reach out to your Family Liaisons or your HST at any time. We're here for you!

Mission Vista's Intervention Website

Your child's education is a top priority for you. That's why you homeschool! You can do this, and we have lots of free resources to help. Visit our Intervention Website. Here you will find tons of FREE teaching videos and resources.

Don’t let the name of this website make you think it is just for students that struggle…it’s definitely just a resource for great teaching!

Whether you are looking for some tips in Early Literacy, Math, Writing, or even Speech, you will find some help!

We have added our fabulous Online Direct Instruction (ODI) recordings! Make sure to check it out with your student!

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We are here for you!

Your Mission Vista Academy Homeschool Teachers and Family Liaisons are always here for you! Reach out to your HST or Family Liaisons for support, advice, and connections with the homeschool community around you!

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Mission Vista Academy Family Liaisons

Audrey Everson

Hi everyone! I am a mom of 3 awesome kids ranging in age from 12 to 8 years old. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been married for 17 years. Having homeschooled our children over the last 8 years in 3 different states, I've found homeschooling here in California, especially with Mission Vista Academy, has been a great fit for our homeschool journey. I am grateful for our ability to homeschool so freely and I aspire to assist other families with their own homeschool adventures!

Robi Frederick

Hi there! I am a mom of two girls, 10 and 11 years old, and have been homeschooling from the start. I am also the wife of a very supportive hubby of almost 14 years. We are raising our children in the Coachella Valley and excited to see how the homeschooling community has grown in our area, as well as the resources. I am very grateful that I have this opportunity to homeschool my children. I love to help and encourage families and assist in building our homeschooling resources in the Desert Area.

Andrea Hart

Hello! My name is Andrea Hart, and I am a homeschooling momma of two beautiful girls. Thanks to Mission Vista Academy, we have been homeschooling for 2 years and absolutely love the freedom and new learning experiences that it provides us daily. Homeschooling has changed our lives for the better, and I can’t wait to help other families learn, grow, and navigate through this extraordinary journey. I'm here to help encourage, guide, and answer any question you may have! I can’t wait to connect with you.

We want to hear from you!

What do you want to hear more about? Drop us an email!

We'd love to answer all of your questions in regards to homeschooling

and what the homeschool lifestyle looks like!

Mission Vista Academy Parent Feedback

Our goal is to provide you with the best homeschool program in Riverside County and San Bernardino County...so we want your feedback! If you have any comments, suggestions, or concerns, please let us know!

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Fully Accredited for Grades TK-9 by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

(As each year we add another grade level in high school, we anticipate full accreditation of grades TK-12 by 2023. Go MVA!)