Vista Student Info Hub

Welcome to Vista's Summer Program! Updated 7/28/20

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Important Summer Program Information

This is the last week of our summer program.

Hello Vista Summer Program Students,

This is the last week of the summer program and while you can continue working on your coursework independently, teachers and staff will not be available to provide instructional support again until the beginning of the school year August 24th. Please communicate with your crew leader this week regarding any additional support you need to either wrap up your coursework or continue working on it independently between now and the start of the school year. If you should need urgent support between now and the start of the school year, you can call Vista at 970-249-4470, leave a message and someone will reach out to you as soon as possible.


We are proud of your efforts and are looking forward to starting a new school year with you soon!


Mrs. Mac :)

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Upcoming Important Dates

Tuesday, July 28th, 10 am Last Zoom Huddle fo the Summer Program *See link below


Friday, July 31st-last day of Summer program


Monday, August 17th-21st-Student registration meetings. All students must meet with their crew leaders in preparation of starting the new school year. Any invitation to schedule these appointments will go out on 8/12.


Monday, August 24th first day of school year 20-21

Click on the link below to join Zoom from your phone, tablet or computer.

Vista Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Meet James!

Hi, I'm James.

I'm 17 years old, with a passion for drawing, anime, and manga. I hope to create a manga or anime that people get excited for and look forward to.


A little weird thing about me is when I'm drawing facial expressions my own will often reflect what is being drawn!


You can see more of my work on Instagram @megajamex65. I'll see you at the next Vista Van Gogh's meeting!

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Need some support? Reach out to one of our peer mentors!

Lizzy- Master of Mindfulness-find her on Zoom on Tuesdays


Kenny- Wellness and HERO Peer Mentor kenbru922@gmail.com or text 214-649-5880


Ruby-Wellness and HERO Peer Mentor text 970-765-4573


Angelica-Organization and planners, or even if you need to talk about family issues, text (720)682-5850.

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Act now: Intent to Enroll SY 20-21 Form

As we approach the upcoming school year, Vista’s student enrollment is quickly approaching the maximum capacity of students we can accommodate for the 20-21 school year. Therefore it is important, ALL students wishing to enroll for the 20-21 school year complete the following enrollment form ASAP. Completing this form will assure your spot on our rosters next year before we begin admitting the many students on our waiting list. Additionally, this intent to enroll form will ask you about your preferred learning modality so that we can gather additional information as we finalize our plans for the next school year.


Intent to Enroll School Year 20-21 Form

https://forms.gle/ffseNyGHTEwAV8WX7

Come on, HERO is calling you this week! Check out these tips and give it a try!

HERO Tips and Tricks

HERO Login

How to log on to HERO

  1. Click on the link below.
  2. Enter your Username. This will be your firstname.lastname, all lowercase. For example, if your name is John Smith, your username is john.smith
  3. Your Password will be your first initial and last name, no spaces. Therefore, jsmith would be your password.
  4. On your homepage, click on the Hero Basecamp Tutorial. If you do not see the class, you can search for the class in the search window. If you are still having problems, contact Mr. McKinnon at jmckinnon@vistacharter.org and he will get you in.

HERO Basecamp Tutorial

All new students or students who haven't worked in HERO before must complete the HERO Basecamp Tutorial before any other HERO course can be added.


Do the following to complete your HERO Basecamp Tutorial.


  1. Log on to HERO by clicking on the link above.
  2. You should see the HERO Basecamp Tutorial on your student dashboard.

HERO Tip Sheet

Check out some handy tips for using HERO by clicking on the doc below.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yiTwZQk4nNxKyvuwHoyByUz1bHQtmNQnPPHUdcexZ04/edit?usp=sharing

Course Support

Vista Summer Course Syllabi/Google Classroom Codes

Some HERO classes, also include a Google Classroom. If you are taking any of the following classes you should also join their Google Classrooms.


Follow these steps to do that.

  1. Go to classrooms.google.com
  2. Enter the code listed below for the course.
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Course Syllabi

Click on the courses below to see the course syllabus associated with each course. This course syllabus will act as your guide for the lessons you need to do on HERO for these four classes.


Algebra 1

Anatomy and Physiology

Civics

English 11

Need Academic Support?

Reach out to your teacher!


English-Ms. Fields efields@vistacharter.org

Social Studies-Ms. Fields efields@vistacharter.org

Math-Mr. Stucki pstucki@vistacharter.org

Science-Mr. McKinnon jmckinnon@vistacharter.org or Mr. Trigg at tskoe@vistacharter.org

Vista Wellness Course

Wellness Course Google Classroom Code

Our Wellness Course in the only Vista course this summer that will not be done in HERO. In order to access the Wellness Course, follow these steps.


  1. Go to classrooms.google.com
  2. Enter the code vgbwtyy

Join the Wellness Experiential Learning Trip This Week!

If you are not attending the Wellness Field Trips to get your physical activity assignment done for your weekly Wellness requirement, you're missing out! Check Google Classroom for more information about this week's trip!
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The Governor's Office is relying on you to do your part to help schools open in fall.

Governor Polis' office says that in order for the Coronavirus to continue to decline based on its current patterns and for any hope of returning to school in the fall in any somewhat normal capacity, we need to remain at 65% physical distancing and wear masks this summer to minimize the spread.

Questions & Vista Support

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Mrs. Mac's Update about Next School

The following letter regarding next school year, should have gone to all Vista students via email. If for some reason you didn't get the letter and you are wondering about what next school year will look like with COVID-19, please click the letter below for an update on what we know now.

Questions? Concerns? Need Support? Feeling Stuck? Not Sure What to Do?

  1. Call the Vista phone 970-249-4470.
  2. Leave a message AND the best way to reach you.
  3. Ms. Rhonda will connect you to someone who can help you.

Support Resources

Need something to eat? Concerned about food? MCSD meals will continue through July

ALL students and their siblings can get a bagged lunch and breakfast at the pick up outside of MHS. Just show up and a lunch/breakfast will be given to you. No paperwork, no student numbers needed.


Sharing Ministries distributes food from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm if you need something else to eat.


**If you are concerned about food and in need beyond this please talk to your crew leader/traditional teacher and we will work on supporting you with other resources.

Struggling with your mental health? Need emotional support?

Crisis Hotline and Crisis Walk-in Clinic

If you need to talk to a mental health professional because you are having a mental health crisis, feeling stressed, anxious or alone during this time, go to the Crisis Walk-in Center or call this Crisis Support line. Both are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Safe2Tell: Report a concern

Need some additional emotional support right now?

Give these apps a try!

Additional Resources

Need resources for support in the community? Find them here.

Are you uninsured?

Now is a great time to start working on getting insurance coverage. Check out the link below to learn more.

Need Wifi?

Get in touch with your crew leader to discuss your wifi needs and we will help make sure you have what you need.


Remember you can use Google Tools and HERO through your phone. You will also be able to log on to Zoom our new online classroom through your phone.

Vista Club Connect

Check out this awesome recipe brought to you by the Foodie Fan Club perfect for the sweet tooth and to beat the heat!

Attention Foodies: Have a recipe you would like to see posted on the Hub? Email Ms. Stucki at kstucki@vistacharter.org

Watermelon Strawberry Pops: Stay cool with this fun, fast, fruity, frozen treat!!

Are you interested in building your resume and getting your food handling certificate this summer?

The Vista Foodie Fans will be sponsoring a food handling certificate program this summer. Any interested students should complete the following Google Form and Ms. Stucki will get in touch with you.


https://forms.gle/PdwzrZnbU539rRwh9

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We will meet again in Zoom Tuesday 7/28, so don't forget to submit your art/photos to: vista.vangoghs@vistacharter.org and we will update the gallery on the Student Hub for your perusal.

Vista Photo and Art