Mountain View High School
December 2, 2020 Newsletter
Welcome to Mountain View High School. Home of the Mountain Lion. Our motto is: PRIDE!
Visit our website: https://www.thompsonschools.org/mountainview
Letter from Principal Jane Harmon
Dear Mountain View High School Students & Families,
We appreciate your support and patience as we navigate this continually evolving coronavirus
pandemic and the impact it has on our school and community. I am writing today to let you know that effective Monday, November 23rd Thompson School District will transition back to in-person learning in a remote-only model until January 5th. ILC students will continue to attend five days per week as previously attending. While this is the district plan at this time, the evolving nature of this health crisis will require us to remain flexible as we plan for the remainder of the school year.
Remote instruction on Monday will look the same as it did prior to in-person learning and will follow the same bell schedule. Please remember that attendance each period is required during remote learning. Our bell schedule is attached below. During remote instruction Mountain View High School will be using:
➔ Google Classroom as our main remote learning platform
➔ Google Meets for interactive videoconferencing and the facilitation of synchronous learning
➔ Weekly memos to parents and students to update the learning plan in each class, sent on
Fridays and outlining resources and expectations for the following week.
Please note that teachers will be recording all content-based full class Google meetings for the purpose of allowing students to review content. These recordings are for internal use only and will not be shared with anyone other than students in the class.
If a student is having difficulty connecting remotely on Monday, please read the information below:
PROBLEM WITH THE THING THAT PLUGS IN: If the problem is with the actual device (MVHS
owned Chromebook), please call the Innovative Technology Services Help Desk at (970) 613-7777. If ITS determines that a new device is needed, please contact the MVHS main office at
970-613-7800 or Robin Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for an
exchange at MVHS.
PROBLEM UNDERSTANDING WHAT TO DO: If the problem has to do with something the teacher has assigned, please contact the teacher directly.
PROBLEM GETTING SOMEONE TO E-MAIL YOU BACK: If you have reached out to your student’s teacher and have not heard back, please contact me directly.
In closing, we understand how important in-person learning is for our students, staff, and to the teaching and learning cycle. To this end, we will continue to advocate for small group learning opportunities as soon as health and safety conditions permit. Please pay attention to emails coming from our teaching and support staff as these emails will contain important information.
Mrs. Jane Harmon, Principal
MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH
SCHEDULES for November 30-December 18
Senior Name Verification
Recently you should have received in the mail a letter asking you to confirm you full legal name. If you did not receive this letter, please contact Suzy Hass at (970) 613-7802 or email@example.com.
The diploma is a legal document and must have your student’s full legal name. We will need you to verify that the name listed below is the legal name that matches your student’s birth certificate or other legal name change documents. Please make sure to include any suffix and or diacritical mark.
The diploma CAN NOT have the graduates’ nickname.
We will need the confirmed name verification back by December 18th.
Please return to Suzy Hass by December 18, 2020. You can return the signed document by the following methods: (1) take a picture or scan then email to firstname.lastname@example.org, (2) fax to (970) 613-7820, or (3) mail to 3500 Mountain Lion Drive, Loveland, CO 80537.
Chromebook Common Issues/Troubleshooting for Students/Families
Reminder to get your graduation orders in. If you have not received your graduation packet, please come to the school and pick one up.
You may place your order at anytime at www.jostens.com or
mail your order to:
Excel Scholastic Services, LLC,
3201 East Mulberry Street, Unit R,
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Group Order deadline is Friday, December 11th
2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. K-12 Art and Writing Contest
The Language, Culture and Equity Department is excited to offer an opportunity for all TSD students to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art and Writing Contest. Winners will be recognized during the 2021 Virtual Loveland MLK Celebration on January 18th (more details to follow). Please encourage students to participate in the contest.
All art and writing entries must be submitted via an Entry Form and received by December 15, 2020. Please see the attachments (MLK contest flyer in English and Spanish) for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Sirio via the contact information below:
Digital Citizenship Resources
Parent Digital Citizenship Resources can be easily accessed by looking on the TSD Library Resources page.
To find this go to- https://www.thompsonschools.org/Page/20020
Here you will find a wealth of information on this resource page.
Teaching students to be responsible online will help them to be good citizens. Reading and learning about Digital Citizenship will help bring parents and students trustworthy information to be ready for proper internet usage at home, while traveling, or at school.
Athletics, Activities and Clubs
MVHS Football Season Wrap Up
Their final game was Saturday, November 21st at Ray Patterson Field. Mountain View held to a close game against Silver Creek, completing a two-point conversion in the 4th quarter to come back from a 14-21 deficit, to beat the Raptors 22-21!! Way to go Lions! These games exemplify the attitude and effort that makes Mountain View Football so special.
Finally, if you haven't heard, Bart Mayes, head coach of 15 years (assistant since the start of the school) announced his retirement from the head coaching position prior to the Silver Creek Game. Check out this Reporter Herald article to hear more about the legacy Bart has left with this program. We are so proud of you and grateful for your investment in young athletes!
DECA State Qualifiers
Katana Rivette - Personal Financial Literacy (she also scored the highest in her placement exam).
Alexandria Warner - Restaurant and Food Service Management
Zach Rechkemmer (Alternate) - Business Finance.
We are pleased that they got a chance to compete and represent Mountain View. Resiliency!
New Head Girls Swimming Coach
National Signing Day
ATTENTION BASEBALL PLAYERS
There will be a player's meeting for all interested baseball players on December 16th at 7pm. It will be a Google Meet meeting & the meeting code will be sent to each player on the coaches mailing list. Contact Coach Smela and let him know you are interested and he will add you to his mailing list. The Coach needs 100% of this year’s baseball prospective players on the Google meeting to address a lot of new information.
Topics to be covered at this player’s meeting include:
· The off-season strength & conditioning schedule
· Pitcher/Catcher workouts-sessions
· Spring training games in March-April
· Spring Break
· Tryout expectations
· Season description with COVID-19 rules
· Summer baseball
Live Streaming MVHS Athletics
Open Enrollment for 2021-2022 School Year
TSD Open Enrollment starts TODAY!
November 30 - January 8
Whatever your interests, TSD has program options that are perfect for your student and family. Now is your chance to explore our diverse program lineup and choose the school community that is right for you!
Apply Now: https://bit.ly/397ulYF
Learn more about our schools: https://bit.ly/3f3VtJ3
FAFSA Information Night December 9, 2020 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conference will be held by phone or google meets by signing up for bookable appointments on:
- Thursday, December 3rd from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
Your student's teacher will be sharing the calendar link to book appointments. Watch for this in teachers weekly newsletters.
Here's a link to schedule conferences with your student's teachers.
Mountain View Music & Arts (MVMA)
Mountain View Music & Arts (MVMA) has several fundraisers for you to take advantage of this holiday season! These fundraisers benefit MVHS’s band, choir, orchestra, theatre, and arts programs.
1. Butter Braids: Do you love yummy treats during the holidays? Order Butter Braids, caramel rolls, gluten-free cookies, or KCup coffee, on sale from November 16 - December 4, for delivery before winter break! Contact Mr. Toews for more information, or click here to order online (local delivery only): https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/09630c44-de5c-4ab0-bbfb-c3295bc137af
2. Gift Cards: Purchase gift cards to give as holiday gifts, or buy electronic gift cards to spend on your holiday shopping: 750+ retailers available! Sign up for the ShopWithScrip program and install the RaiseRight app on your phone. Get started here: https://shop.shopwithscrip.com (MVMA’s enrollment code is B28155F75549L).
3. AmazonSmile: Avoid the stores, and do your holiday shopping from the safety of home! Link your Amazon account to designate Mountain View Music & Arts as your charitable organization, then shop at smile.amazon.com. Get started here: http://smile.amazon.com (MVMA’s organization # is 26-4794988). You can also use AmazonSmile on your phone — just enable it in your Amazon app settings.
4. King Soopers Community Rewards: Let King Soopers donate a portion of your holiday grocery shopping back to MVMA (at no cost to you!). Link your King Soopers shopping card (the one you use to get store discounts and sale prices) to designate Mountain View Music & Arts as your charitable organization. Get started here: https://www.kingsoopers.com/i/community/community-rewards (MVMA's organization # is SB623).
Thank you for supporting MVMA! For more information about us, visit https://www.mvmaloveland.org
Thompson Career Campus Webinar Series
You're invited to join us for the Thompson Career Campus Live WEBINAR series, the week of November 30 - December 3. Learn more about the application process, high school and tuition FREE college credit opportunities.
This will be a live virtual event on TSD Google Meet. To gain access to a live webinar you must be registered to receive the google link. If you are unable to watch the live webinar(s), recordings will be posted on the TCC website.
District Meal Plan During Remote Learning
Monday, Wednesday, Friday's
1 HOT ENTREE, 1 COLD LUNCH AND 2 COLD BREAKFAST
10:00-11:00 Mountain View HS, Bill Reed MS, Cotton Wood Plains ES
11:15-12:15 Winona ES, Erwin MS, Thompson Valley HS
12:30-1:30 Berthoud HS, Conrad Ball MS
(Parents or students can go to pick up meals, students do not have to be present with parents)
Santa Project for Meals on Wheels Loveland/Berthoud
Donate new blankets, afghans and bathrobes in all colors and sizes--unwrapped in a holiday gift bag by December 3. Donations accepted Wednesdays/Thursdays, noon-3pm, Meals on Wheels, 437 N. Garfield Avenue, Loveland.
If you prefer to make a monetary donation, please visit their website: https://www.lovelandmealsonwheels.org/donate and put ‘SANTA’ in the comment box.
TSD Family Center
Housing: Family Resource Fair
If families are interested in attending, please encourage them to reserve their appointment time sooner than later if they have limited availability in their schedules as exceptions cannot be made to filled appointment slots. While children may attend if needed (masks will be required), parents/guardians are encouraged to come alone to allow for better social distancing.
Share the Spirit - Dutch Bros Give Back Friday
The Dutch Bros Giveback Day is all day Friday, December 4th, 2020 in all 6 Dutch Bros locations (Fort Collins, Greeley, Windsor, Loveland). All proceeds for the day go to benefit Adopt-A-Family, making sure all families enjoy a Christmas experience!