Mountain View High School
October 13, 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
YOU MUST AGREE TO UNDERSTANDING AND FOLLOWING THE SAFETY RULES PRIOR TO YOUR CHILD RETURNING TO IN-PERSON LEARNING!
You will need to sign an acknowledgement stating that you are aware and will agree to the requirements set forth by TSD and the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment. This can be found in Infinite Campus. Please see the video below (in English and Spanish) to help you locate this acknowledgement. If you would prefer to sign a paper copy, please contact your child's school.
Campus Student and Campus Parent Mobile Apps
Once the app has been downloaded, you can set notifications for attendance as noted below.
Portal App notifications:
Notifications are available through the Campus Student and Campus Parent mobile apps, if enabled by your school. You may need to enable notifications on your device as well, in addition to the app settings.
- Before you log in, mark Stay Logged In to receive notifications.
- After logging in, click the user menu in the top right and then click Settings and Notification Settings.
- From there, indicate which types of notifications you'd like to receive and set the threshold for notifications. For example, indicate if you only want to receive Assignment notifications if the score is below 70%.
- Click Save
Below are the directions in English and Spanish
Thank you Ashley Campbell, Josie Klusman and Eloise Nelson. We appreciate you!
The Melvin Cup
Every month our 14 freshman seminar classes compete for the Melvin Cup. The Melvin Cup is the highest honor that can be awarded to a seminar class. The seminar class who collects the most points by the end of the month wins this prestigious award and also a delicious prize and bragging rights. Melvin Cup points are collected in the following categories:
- School Involvement and Participation
Each month every freshman seminar teacher has the challenge of selecting one student as their seminar MVP. MVPs receive a certificate and prize, which is usually an abnormally large candy bar. We also get a picture of the MVP (and teacher when we're in person) to show off in our hallways and newsletters.
What teachers look for when selecting an MVP:
Has great attendance
Someone who leads the class
Someone who has demonstrated growth (in grades, attendance, leadership, etc.)
Someone who did well in a competition or took charge during a competition
Completes assignments on time
Embodies the identity of your classroom
Doesn’t back down from a challenge
Ms. Fitzpatrick's - Barry B. Bensons
Mr. Frye's ~ French Fryes
Mrs. Holland's ~ Not Fast, Just Furious Falcons
School comes first!
EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES IN THE RETURN TO LEARN IN-PERSON/ HYBRID:
Students will spend 6-7 hours per day learning and building community with their classmates and teachers. (6 hours = elementary in person, 7 hours = secondary; in person during Group A/B Days, online on other days).
During online days, secondary students should spend no more than 5 hours per day in front of the screen. Attendance in live class meetings (both in person and online) is expected.
Middle school and high school students might need varying degrees of family support during their online days, especially with time management, organization and goal setting.
Students in Honors and Advanced Placement classes may have increased workloads and time commitments.
Regardless of how much help and support your student needs, we recommend checking in with your student daily on their progress in their classes.
ASSIGNMENTS AND FEEDBACK
Students work on learning activities to show what they know, understand and are able to do.
Students in kindergarten and first grade will probably need help opening materials and completing and turning in assignments if homework is offered electronically. Older elementary students will need similar support, but likely not as much as their younger peers.
We recommend checking in daily with your student about assignment completion to help ensure they are staying on track.
If students are quarantined, teachers will be clear about how best to fill the learning gaps and complete the assignments given. Teachers will continue to use the learning management system (SeeSaw, Google Classroom) to load assignments and material for students to access when they are quarantined. Real time instruction for students who are quarantined is not expected, though efforts will be made to connect with students to keep them current in the classroom.
COMPUTER BASED ACTIVITIES
As we return to In-Person/Hybrid learning, teachers will work to maintain an online presence. Activities for students may include: working with classmates online, reading, engaging in educational games, listening to audio clips and watching videos, etc. In the event that students are quarantined, they will be able to access work and assignments online.
Younger elementary students will likely need help logging on, opening materials and reviewing lessons. Older elementary students might still need some help, but probably not as much.
Most secondary students will be able to access their online/asynchronous lessons and learning materials on their own, although some students may need some assistance.
Students will be expected to participate in the following activities offline: reading, handwritten work, physical movement, projects and experiments.
Families will need to encourage and support students to complete offline activities, including movement breaks.
ATTENDANCE -- PARTICIPATION, COMMUNICATION, ENGAGEMENT
Students are expected to be present and participate in all in-person classes.
For secondary students on their online days, attendance will be based on completing "must do" assignments clearly defined by their teacher(s). Adjustments will be made on a case-by-case basis when technology access or other circumstances do not allow for this to happen.
Thompson School District Family Center
The Family Center will feature resources for district students and their families. These include a technology center with computer and internet access, a lending library, connections to community resources, parent education opportunities, and a food and basic needs pantry.
More info to come soon!
Announcing a NEW Apprenticeship Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors!
- What: Manufacturing Technician apprenticeship - 2 positions available! Manufacturing Production Technicians set up, test, adjust and run manufacturing machinery and equipment.
- Where: Tolmar Pharmaceuticals - 1201 Cornerstone Dr, Windsor, CO - Less than a 30 minute drive from all of our high schools. Tolmar is a pharmaceutical manufacturer specializing in dermatological and oncology medications. This is a clean-room environment.
- Duration: 3 year apprenticeship. Position begins January 2021
- Salary and Certificate: $13.25/hr to start, $14.25/hr after completing MSSC modules, apprentices earn the MSSC Certified Production Technician industry certification. Over the three years, apprentices earn at least $30,000!
- Credits: Students earn 1.5 elective credits per semester and can earn additional credits for work performed during breaks and summer
- Qualifications: Open to Juniors and Seniors. Students must be 16 by January 2021 and pass a background check and drug screen. On track for on-time graduation.
- Deadline to apply: October 23, 2020
- Website: www.careerwisecolorado.org All of this info is also found on our Work-Based Learning page: www.thompsonschools.org/WBL
WHO'S WHO AT MOUNTAIN VIEW
Career and Technical Education Department
Erin Bley ~ Business Teacher - DECA/FBLA Co-Advisor
"The community at MVHS is truly a family and one that I take pride to be a part of!"
Gretchen Dekkers ~ Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher
"Mountain View has the best staff and students! I'm so lucky to work here!"
Austin Dodge ~ Industrial Technology Teacher
"I love working with the students at MVHS! My students have all been super enthusiastic and are interested in learning as much about technology as possible. I love seeing my student's excitement about getting to use some of the awesome tools that we have available.
I am also REALLY looking forward to in person learning that is quickly approaching! I'm super excited to see all of the theoretical material that we have been covering in class turn into tangible projects in the classroom!"
Kristie Livermore ~ Family and Consumer Science Teacher
She helps students with career interests in these pathways: Hospitality and Food Productions, Visual Arts and Design and Design and Education and Human Services. She is your go to person for everything fashion, food and interior design related!
"I enjoy working with my team and getting to know all the awesome students at MVHS! I am looking forward to getting in the classroom and seeing faces in person!"
Erik Kaufhold ~ Business Teacher/FBLA and DECA Advisor/Work-Based Learning Coordinator
"I like how friendly and supportive everyone is and I can’t wait to see people face-to-face again!"
Kristi Thompson ~ Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher
"I like how it’s a real community! The leadership is also top-notch. I look forward to being back in the classroom with my students!"
World Language Department
Kelsey Braun ~ Spanish Teacher
"I love the culture of MVHS. The students are always willing to say, "Hello," outside of school, the teachers have a great community, and I'm just very happy to be teaching here! "
Lorelie Medina - French and Spanish Teacher
Jodi Moorcroft ~ Spanish Teacher/National Honor Society Sponsor
"I love the people! I love the students and staff. It's like a big family here of a lot of supportive and caring people."
Amanda Sanders ~ Spanish Teacher
This is Mrs. Sanders 3rd year at Mountain View High School. She is located in Room E226.
"I love my lunch crew at MVHS - they are so fun, helpful and always bring a smile to my face. I am looking forward to collaborating with my department to make the best of this crazy school situation and also looking forward to getting to meet my students in person!"
Parent Teacher Conferences
Like everything else, Parent Teacher Conferences will look a little different this year.
Parent Teacher Conference will be held by phone or google meets by signing up for bookable appointments on:
- Thursday, November 12th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm
- 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.
THERE WILL BE NO CONFERENCES ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH. THIS DAY IS BEING REPLACED BY THE SEPTEMBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER DATES.
Mountain View High School will be closed on Friday, October 16, 2020.
Picture Make up and Retake Days
For students that had their pictures taken, potrait proofs, potraits and student IDs will be deliviered when we return to school.
If you want to retake your picture, simply return your original purchased package on October 26th (Group A Students) or October 27th (Group B Students).
Clothing Drive Seeking Donations for Local Students
'Clothe Our Kids' Clothing Drive provides clothing for local students in need, and they are gearing up for winter. The organization needs donations of coats and snow boots, especially for elementary students. Any help is appreciated.
For drop off locations please call/text Brenda at 720-839-9218, FB PM or email email@example.com for more information.
Also visit their Facebook page for more details.
A Special Opportunity for Thompson School District Families!
Thompson Education Foundation is proud to present "NoCo's Greatest Trick-or-Treat Experience," a Halloween event designed with COVID-19 safety procedures in place.
TSD families are eligible for Early Bird passes to attend this free event. The community at-large is already buzzing about it, so we are confident tickets will go FAST!
Please note that you MUST register online to attend.
Learn more about this safe, fun, family-friendly event and register using the links below.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/343183503728216?active_tab=about
To get your Early Bird pass (one per family), please click on this link: Eventbrite Event.
After you click "Register," please enter the following private code: TSDEarlyBird20
Registration is open ONLY to TSD families today, September 29, through tomorrow, September 30, at 7pm.
Tickets will open to the general public starting at 9am on October 1.
We hope to see you there!
MVMA Needs Your Fundraising Help!
1. King Soopers Community Rewards: Link your King Soopers shopping card (the one you
charitable organization. King Soopers donates to charitable organizations based on the number of participants per organization and the amount they spend (it’s no longer a flat 5%) -- so the more parents (and students!) who link their King Soopers shopping cards to MVMA, the more we will earn! Get started here: https://www.kingsoopers.com/i/community/community-rewards (MVMA's organization # is: SB623)
2. AmazonSmile: Link your Amazon account to designate Mountain View Music & Arts as yourcharitable organization, and Amazon will donate a percentage of what you spend. 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.
3. ShopWithScrip: Sign up for the ShopWithScrip program and install the RaiseRight app on
For more information about MVMA, including fundraising, volunteering, and upcoming events, go to https://www.mvmaloveland.org.
WANT YOUR CHILD TO GET INDIVIDUAL HELP - TUTORING, SCHOOL COUNSELING, ETC.?
What to Expect when you Arrive For the First Day Back in Your School
Many adjustments have been completed at district buildings to help ensure safety for all as we begin our staggered return to in-person learning. Please CLICK HERE to watch a video that provides more information.
Pickup for FoodPaks during remote learning time will be every Friday from 11am-1:30pm at Mountain View High school or one of the other locations listed below. Stop by the location most convenient for you and ask for a KidsPak weekend foodpak (no sign up necessary). Students you can pick a paks up for yourself, or parents may pick up with their student in the vehicle.
Mountain View High School 3500 Mountain Lion Dr Loveland, CO
Bill Reed Middle School 370 W 4th St. Loveland, CO
Berthoud High School 850 Spartan Ave Berthoud, CO
Sarah Milner Elementary 743 Jocelyn Dr Loveland, CO
Conrad Ball Middle School 2660 N Monroe Ave Loveland, CO
Laurene Edmonson Elementary 307 W 49th St Loveland, CO
BF Kitchen 915 Deborah Dr Loveland, CO
Winona Elementary 201 S Boise Ave Loveland, CO
Lucile Erwin Middle School 4700 Lucerne Ave Loveland, CO
Cottonwood Plains Elementary 525 Turman Dr Fort Collins, CO
Lincoln Elementary 3312 N Douglas Ave Loveland, CO
Health Information for Students and Staff in Schools
As we prepare for the launch of a staggered return to in-person learning next week, here are a few health-related items to be mindful of:
- Please send your child with sunscreen already applied each day due to longer periods outside.
- Students will be using hand sanitizer at times during the school day. Parents may send their own student-specific hand sanitizer if desired.
- When calling in a student absence for illness, please list your child's symptoms to the staff member or on the voicemail system.
In addition, the following guidelines have been put in place by the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment:
Students and teachers should not be in school with symptoms, even mild ones. Children in particular can show mild symptoms while still spreading the virus to others. Please see the "Sustained Community Transmission" section in the attached document for more details.
Students with symptoms must be isolated in a designated isolation area until they can be picked up.
Children and teachers with symptoms should be sent home and should see their provider to rule out COVID-19.
What is the difference between "Isolation" and "Quarantine?"
Isolation: Staying home from work, school and activities when a person is sick or diagnosed with COVID-19. Isolation lasts for at least 10 days after the onset of symptoms and for 24 hours after being fever-free without the aid of fever-reducing medication and if the person shows an improvement of symptoms. For people who have not had symptoms, isolation lasts 10 days from the day they had their first positive test. In rare instances (for example, if a person was very sick or has certain medical problems), isolation may last 20 days.
Quarantine: Staying home from work, school and/or activities after a person was in close contact with someone with COVID-19. Quarantine periods last for 14 days unless the person develops symptoms, upon which they will be put in isolation. Negative tests should not be used to release a person from quarantine.
Thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. If you have any questions, please reach out to your school's main office for assistance.
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