News From Nighthawk Nation
Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community
Edition 26 - Week of 4/6/2020
We are very proud of our staff and how hard they have worked to ensure a successful week and experience moving forward. Their dedication, focus, and creativity are something to be commended.
We are always here to support you and your child, so if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your school's administration. It is our true honor to serve such a wonderful community.
NVCS Virtual Spirit Week - Week of 4/6/2020
Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Colorado Governor Jared Polis extended the closure of state-wide suspension of in-person instruction at all public and private schools through April 30 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. School districts have been encouraged to work with their local county health departments for further guidance on how to proceed.
After close consultation with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment and Thompson School District, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person instruction and to close New Vision Charter School buildings for the remainder of the current 2019-2020 school year. We will continue with on-line and virtual learning opportunities that are currently being launched at the school level.
The key factor leading to this decision is guidance from county health officials that the impact of COVID-19 is likely to peak during the last week of April. "Larimer County is recommending school districts consider closing for in-person learning through the end of the year," said Larimer County Public Health Director Tom Gonzales in a communication. This is sad news for all of us at New Vision Charter School, as we were eager to get back to our regular schedule and see our student’s smiling faces. We remain dedicated to providing our students, and parents with the highest quality education, resources, and support throughout the remainder of the school year.
We will be looking at how to best accomplish both our 8th grade continuation and kindergarten graduation during these times. We know these events will look different, but we will still be celebrating each and every student in these grades for their accomplishments.
We understand that gathering your student’s belongings is important to each family. Our team is working to develop a plan for the safe collection of personal items. Communication regarding this plan will go out at a later date.
During these unique and complex times, we recognize that we will need to adjust our traditional way of educating and meeting the needs of our students. Parents and guardians, we encourage you to continue your strong partnership with your student’s teacher(s) to ensure we are supporting you and your family during this time. Our commitment is to continue to serve our students and our community to the best of our ability.
Again, thank you for your continued support and for all that you do for New Vision Charter School.
Virtual Learning Survey
In an effort to ensure each family has what they need during this time, and that we are providing the best education and support possible during this time we would like to invite you to provide feedback about how our first week of virtual learning went. This survey was sent out earlier in your email, please take a few moments to complete this survey.
Spring Middle School Sports
Nighthawk Parents of MS Student Athletes,
Our athletics league, NCIL, met with all of our league Athletic Directors yesterday. With taking into consideration the Governor's order to extend school closures until 4/30 and now TSD making the decision to close for the rest of the year, the NCIL has decided to cancel the Spring Sports of Girls Soccer and Co-Ed Track.
In looking forward to the FALL Sports of Boys Soccer and Girls Volleyball, the Girls Volleyball schedule has been uploaded to the NVCS home page, and the Boys Soccer schedule will be uploaded as soon as it is received.
Weekly Parent Question and Answer Time
Monday and Wednesday - 4-8 Campus - 3:30 p.m.
To join the video meeting, click this link:
Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 732-630-8282 and enter this PIN: 528 192 254#
Tuesday and Thursday - K-3 Campus - 3:30 p.m.
To join the video meeting, click this link:
Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +318-485-7382 and enter this PIN: 695-838-919#
Middle School Registration
MIDDLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2020
Parents of next year's Middle School Students:
It's that time of year to register for fall classes! Please be watching for an email before Spring Break with a link for Middle School Course Registration. Courses in which students have a choice will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, so it's important to sit down with your child and complete the registration survey upon receipt. (Please also note that all parents and guardians will receive the registration email, so it's important to communicate so only one of you completes the survey.) If for some reason you do not receive the email, please contact our 4-8 Counselor for the registration survey link: Erin Jobman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Vision has a lot to offer for Middle School....many sports, several fun clubs, and leadership opportunities such as Student Council and National Junior Honor Society. At NVCS, we feel that we have a lot to offer our Middle School Students academically, physically, and socially in the hopes of turning out independent thinkers, lifelong learners, and well-rounded citizens. I would be excited to talk with you if you have any questions about the middle school experience at NVCS, both from a parent and a Counselor perspective!
Open Enrollment 2020 - 2021
As our clientele, you are our best advertisers! As we open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year we are hosting parent information nights for prospective students and their parents. We will have many openings in grades K-8 next year and would love for you to help spread the word.
If you know of anyone who is looking for a change, or who is moving into the area please send them our way. Information about this event can also be found on our Facebook Page.
NVCS Board Elections
To: New Vision Parents/Guardians
From: NVCS Board of Directors
Date: Feb 4, 2020
Subject: Open 2020-21 Board of Director Positions
New Vision Charter School is moving forward with great success and needs your help to keep up our progress. Students and staff are enjoying our new 4-8 building and our K-3 facility is already brimming with new students. NVCS is continuing to grow and we’ve received another recognition as a 2019 School of Distinction. We want to continue our success for years to come and we’re looking for parents to join our Board of Directors.
As a charter school, NVCS is governed by our parents and community. Each year the board opens 3 positions that are ending their terms. This is your opportunity to be part of the decision-making process for New Vision and its future. As a member of the Board of Directors, your life and business experience play an important role, and your opinion and contributions are highly valued. NVCS enjoys an increasingly diverse student population and we hope to have a board that reflects that same growing diversity. We invite you to consider running for a position on the Board.
There are two (2) 3-year term positions and one (1) 1-year term opening in May 2020. The process is relatively simple, apply for a position and participate in the election process in April. You may also want to attend the orientation session at the March 30th Board meeting at 5:30 pm to ask questions and learn more about what is involved in serving on the New Vision Board of Directors.
What does serving on the Board entail?
The Board has control and general management of the affairs, property and business of NVCS. As such, you would work hand-in-hand with school administration and six (6) other board members on tasks such as:
Establish and evaluate our academic and physical school growth strategies
Maintain a financially stable operation and ensure our expenses support our mission and vision
Work with TSD school board, the Boys & Girls Club and other agencies on matters that pertain to NVCS
Establish school policies that govern the manner in which we operate as an organization
Collaborate with our Executive Director in establishing standards and best-in-class strategies for continued improvement as a top-tier charter school.
What is expected of a board member?
Attend and actively participate in regularly scheduled, monthly Board meetings. (3-4 hours/month)
Prepare for the meetings beforehand by reviewing the agenda and Board packet. (1-2 hours/month)
Serve as liaison to one of our standing committees (School Accountability/SAC, Finance, Public Relations, Committee of 2 (2-3 hours/month)
Participate in additional meetings/discussions with external agencies as required (1-2 hours/month)
Attend 1 or 2 all-day strategy/goal setting meeting(s) annually (5-7 hours per meeting)
Commit to a three-year term
How to apply.
Complete and submit the following items by the application deadline date of April 10th
Review and agree to uphold the board norms (published here)
Complete the online New Vision Board Questionnaire (link here).
What happens next? Participate in Town Hall Meeting on April 16th in the evening at NVCS.
Additional important dates. Voting opens April 18th and closes April 23rd.
There are many important and exciting opportunities the NVCS Board will be tackling over the next few months and years. If you are willing to donate your time for the benefit of quality education, are an effective communicator and a good listener, consider donating your talents and help make New Vision Charter School the best school we can be!
FREE SUMMER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE FOR CURRENT 7TH GRADE STUDENTS
Have you been wanting to hone your leadership skills? Do you love being up in the mountains during the summer? If yes, this is for you! Rotary is sponsoring a free week-long Youth Leadership Conference in July at the Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center in Larkspur, CO. RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a life-changing leadership training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect. The purpose of RYLA is to encourage and assist current and potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership. Many past RYLArians have said, "It was the best week of my life!"
Any current 7th grader can apply. If interested in either opportunity, please check out the link for more information: https://rmryla.org/
-Mrs. Jobman, Counselor, NVCS Peridot Campus.