Mountain View High School

March 31, 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to Mountain View High School. Home of the Mountain Lion. Our motto is: PRIDE!


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Visit our website: https://www.thompsonschools.org/mountainview

Announcements and Newsletters

You can access all our Announcements and Newsletters on our website.

MVHS Website

Prom

We know that many of you took the opportunity to give feedback on your thoughts about a prom-style event to end this school year. We want you to know that we are still working with the district and the health department to get approvals finalized for this event.


After meeting with all high schools and district staff to discuss what possibilities exist for this type of event, our request has been made for each school to hold its own outdoor event at a centralized location that can accommodate an outdoor gathering, allowing all seniors to celebrate the end of their year. We do NOT have confirmation back yet on this event, including whether dates/guests will be allowed or whether this will be strictly limited to our own senior class.


As soon as we have more information, we will advertise the specifics about this event to you immediately. At this time, we believe that we will be approved for an event with significant limitations based on health and safety guidelines, but we cannot confirm this without final approval in writing.


Keep sending your questions to us, and we'll be sure to include these answers in our final notice :-) Hang in there! Thank you for your patience and understanding!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Ramos, Prom Sponsor

Mrs. Harmon, Principal

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MVHS Testing Spring 2021

Shortly after spring break we will be conducting a series of tests for all grades except seniors. The first test is CMAS (science for 11th grade). This is the only opportunity to report out to the state on science competencies and how our 11th grade students are doing compared to other students across the state. All in-person juniors are required to take the CMAS science assessment, and will not be attending classes in the morning of their assigned testing day.


On Tuesday, April 13th, 2021, all in-person Mountain View High School 9th-11th grade students will be taking the PSAT 9, PSAT 10, or SAT (11). Seniors will have asynchronous Google Classroom work at home this day. Afterwards, students may get lunch but there will be no classes for the rest of the day. If your student takes the bus, they may stay until the bus arrives at the normal time, but please be advised there will not be class, so no attendance will be taken.

If you have questions, please contact Nathan Gurrini, Assistant Principal - nathan.gurrini@thompsonschools.org or 970-613-7856.

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Do’s and Don’ts

  • Bring #2 pencils, non mechanical

  • Bring a MASK!

  • Bring a calculator. (You cannot use your personal device as a calculator.)

  • Do NOT bring a cell phone or smartwatch. You will have to turn them in with your test proctor if you do.

  • If you bring snacks and/or drink they must remain at the back of the room. You may have bottled water with a sealed cap to keep under your desk.

  • Any personal belongings need to remain in the back of the room, or car, or locker…. It is easier to not take them into the testing room.

About the Tests:

PSAT/SAT - April 13th, 2021 - 9th -11th
All students 9th-11th take some form of the SAT. Students in grades 9 and 10 take the PSAT 9 and PSAT 10 and once they are in 11th grade they take the SAT, which is a college admissions test, but the state also uses it to measure student academic progress as a whole. The PSAT 9 and 10 are basically the same test but at grade level - which is also reported out to the state. We (MvHS) use the scores to see where kids are academically and use that information to structure classroom instruction. The SAT Suite of Assessments’ Career and College Readiness Benchmarks (PSAT 9, PSAT 10, and the SAT) is closely aligned to challenging classroom work of Mountain View High School and Colorado State Standards. It focuses on the key skills and concepts that evidence shows matter most for career and college readiness.

Benchmarks help:

  • Identify students who are thriving and require greater challenges.

  • Identify students who require additional academic support.

  • Inform instructional and curricular enhancements throughout the school.

Students may also look through the Student Guide for more information about the SAT, test-taking advice and tips, and practice questions.


CMAS April 29th and 30th, 2021 - 11th grade only


On April 29th and 30th, 2021 all MVHS juniors will take the CMAS. The duration of the test is from 8:30a to about 11:55a. Lunch will follow and then students may return to afternoon classes. Our 11th grade students will be assessed on progress towards meeting the Colorado Academic Standards in Science. Below is the date(s) students will be taking these assessments:

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We ask that you avoid these days as much as possible as you look to schedule appointments for your child so that they will be in attendance during testing. Having said that, we do understand that some absences are unavoidable. In the event that your child will be absent on any of these days, please contact Nathan Gurrini at 970-613-7856 or nathan.gurrini@thompsonschools.org. .


The Colorado Department of Education has produced a document with details about the 2020-2021 CMAS assessments. This document can be found at this link CMAS Fact Sheet: What to expect for assessments in the 2020-21 school year


For a general schedule of these assessments in the Thompson School District, including the grades affected, visit our Assessments of Learning web page. Head to our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information about assessments in Thompson School DIstrict.


Can parents excuse their children from taking the state tests?

Yes. State law allows parents to excuse their child from state assessments. This law requires districts to have policies that explain how parents may excuse a student from participating in one or more state assessments and notify parents of those policies. TSD excusing students from state assessments board policy.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding PSAT, SAT, or CMAS testing this year.

SAT Testing for Juniors

Hello MVHS Junior Students, Parents and Guardians!


All students at MVHS, and across the state of Colorado, take the SAT exam during their junior year of high school. Juniors take the SAT, which is a college admissions test, and the state also uses it to measure student academic progress as a whole. We (MVHS) use the scores to see where students are academically and use that information to structure classroom instruction. The SAT Suite of Assessments’ Career and College Readiness Benchmarks (PSAT 9, PSAT 10, and the SAT) is closely aligned to the challenging classroom work of Mountain View High School and Colorado State Standards. It focuses on the key skills and concepts that evidence shows matter most for career and college readiness.

Benchmarks help:

  • Identify students who are thriving and require greater challenges.

  • Identify students who require additional academic support.

  • Inform instructional and curricular enhancements throughout the school.


This year’s SAT exam will be in person at MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL on Tuesday, April 13th, 2021. More information will follow in the coming weeks with specific details on what to bring, testing room locations, etc.


To help students prepare for the SAT exam, Thompson School District has purchased a program through Doorway To College, where students can access a link to online videos that will walk them through practice tests, as well as advice and tips for success on the SAT exam.


Here is the link and password that is accessible to each student 24/7 through April 13:


https://doorwaytocollege.org/thompson

Password: ThompsonSAT2021


Juniors that are learning in person will receive a Study Guide and SAT Workbook during school on February 22nd and 23rd. Juniors currently learning on TCO are welcome to stop by the attendance office from 8am-4pm next week to pick up their materials. Students may also look through the Student Guide for more information about the SAT, test-taking advice and tips, and practice questions.


If you have any questions about the SAT process, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via phone at 970-613-7856, or email at

nathan.gurrini@thompsonschools.org



Thank you,



Nathan Gurrini

MVHS Assistant Principal

Free Online Tutoring Platform Launched for Colorado Students

CEI will be hosting information sessions for students, families and educators to learn more about this exciting service and initiative. Each session will include an overview, details, and information about how to leverage the platform for your community.


Please Click Here for more information.

Thompson Kids Can Change the World Contest

Mountain View High School students, you can win $250 to use towards making your idea a reality and a spot on TV by winning the "Thompson Kids Can Change the World" Contest! Submit your idea for changing the world by going to


www.thompsonschools.org/ChangeTheWorld


Deadline is April 5th.

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Graduation ~ May 29, 2021 at 8:00 am to be held at Ray Patterson Field

If you have NOT ordered your cap and gown for graduation. IT IS NOT TOO LATE, please go to Jostens website at www.Jostens.com to place your order.


If you have questions, please contact Suzy Hass at suzanne.hass@thompsonschools.org or at (970) 613-7802.

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Class of 2021 Senior Acknowledgements

Dear 2021 Mountain View Grads and Parents,


We are gathering information for our MVHS 2021 Senior Acknowledgements. Below is a QR code that can be used to submit information for all scholarships that you have been offered (accepted and declined), dollar amounts and how many times you can renew, colleges you have been accepted to (accepted and declined), awards you have been presented, and certificates you have earned. If you have enlisted in the military, please note this here along with your future plans. This form can be submitted multiple times,

so as information becomes available, please let us know:


If you have questions concerning the 2021 Senior Acknowledgements, please contact your counselor or Marty Barton at marty.barton@thompsonschools.org or 970-613-7831.


Participation in a MVHS 2021 Senior Acknowledgement is optional.

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Safe in Digital Spaces

Parents, here's a quick article about a concerning chat room. You can browse the rest of the website for some great tips on keeping your kids safe in digital spaces.

https://www.cyberwise.org/omegle

Athletics, Activities and Clubs

Congratulations to these Senior Athletes!

They have recently signed with their respective colleges and universities.
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New Head Football Coach - Steve Frye

We are thrilled to announce our new Head Football Coach, Steve Frye! Steve came to the Mountain View community last year as a PE teacher and assistant football coach. Since his arrival, his infectious energy and pride in all that Mountain View is has become an essential part of our community. Steve has a total of seven years of football coaching experience including at the high school and collegiate levels. He comes from a football background, playing at the collegiate level and the professional level with the Colorado Ice. He brings a passion, drive and vision for the future of Mountain View Football around character, commitment and competition. We are excited for all he brings to our program and how that will continue to grow the culture of excellence not only through football but for our whole school in this role. Congratulations Steve!

Off Season Training

Off-season workouts are beginning for some sports! If you are interested in the following sports, feel free to reach out to the coaches directly to be added to their communication lists. All athletes intending to attend these practices must have a signed COVID waiver on file with the head coach of that sport. The wavier can be found on the MVHS athletics website (mvhsathletics.org)


  • Girls Soccer (official season starts 4/26)
  • Football (official season starts 8/9)
    • Head Coach: TBD - contact Steve Frye for off-season information (steve.frye@thompsonschools.org)
    • Optional workouts (Start February 1) - M, W, F @7-8am Weight Room
  • Baseball (official season starts 4/26)
    • Head Coach: Brian Smela (brian.smela@thompsonschools.org)
    • Optional workouts
    • Feb 8-12 - M-F by cohort A/B @4:15-4:45pm in Never Summer FTLA
    • Starting Feb 15 - M, W @4:15-5:45pm & 1-2:30m on Saturday on the baseball field
  • Track & Field (official season starts 4/26)
    • Head Coach: Matt Hall (matt.hall@thompsonschools.org)
    • Optional workouts (start February 1) - M, Th @4:30-6pm Weight Room, Tu @4:15-5:45pm on the track

National Signing Day

We want to honor any athletes who are committing to play sports at the collegiate level. If you or your son/daughter have signed on to play sports in college, please send an email to Athletic Director, Lauren Anderson (lauren.anderson@thompsonschools.org) so she can send you more information.

Loveland Youth Library Board

The Loveland Public Library is recruiting one high school teen for their 2021 Youth Library Board Member.

You can find information by visiting https://www.lovelandpubliclibrary.org/services/teens/youth-library-board-member.

Student Announcements

If you would like to review Announcements sent to students, please visit our website Mountain View High School Website. We will post all Announcements and Newsletters under the Announcements Heading.

Mountain View Music & Arts (MVMA)

MVMA Needs Your Fundraising Help!


Do you have a student in the MVHS band, choir, orchestra, theatre, or arts programs? Mountain View Music & Arts needs your fundraising help! Please consider participating in our EASY ongoing fundraisers.


1. King Soopers Community Rewards: 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. 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 your charitable 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 your phone. Before you shop, purchase e-gift cards to spend at the retailer of your choice (750+ retailers are available!). You can also purchase actual gift cards to give as gifts -- perfect for birthdays or holidays! MVMA will earn a percentage of what you spend, which varies by retailer. Get started here: https://shop.shopwithscrip.com (MVMA’s enrollment code is B28155F75549L).


For more information about MVMA, including fundraising, volunteering, and upcoming events, go to https://www.mvmaloveland.org

Parenting the Love and Logic Way


Parenting the Love and Logic Way

Virtual Class

When: Tuesdays, March 23- April 27th

Time: 6 - 7:30 PM

Where: Zoom

Cost: $10 for the workbook*

*you get your money back if you attend 5 out of the 6 sessions, fee can be waived for financial hardship


Pre-registration is REQUIRED!

Class size is LIMITED to 15 participants so register NOW!

Sign up: http://bit.ly/3cibr1c

OR

Contact Cheryl O'Shell

970-215-8875 or cheryl.oshell@thompsonschools.org


Part of the TSD Family Learning Series!

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Celebrate Disability Awareness Month

Celebrate Disability Awareness Month with TSD in March 2021 by entering our t-shirt design contest for “We Choose to Include!”

TSD’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) chooses to include, and invites all TSD artists (including students, staff, and community members) to create designs that will support our efforts to bring more awareness about, and inclusion of, TSD students with disabilities.

TSD believes in school and administration campuses that foster a welcoming environment, a sense of hope, a sense of belonging, and a safe environment where students, families, staff, and community members will feel supported and comfortable in our growth.

Due by midnight April 4th. Judging will take place on Wednesday, April 14th by the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Executive Committee and select TSD staff.

#WeAreThompson

#ThompsonSchools

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FRCC WEBINAR

FRCC is offering a webinar series for TSD students and families. Topics include:

"Benefits of Community College"

"The Free Application Process"

"How to Pay for College"

"What's Next? University Transfer Options at FRCC"

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5th Annual KidsPak Food Drive

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, KidsPak will be conducting our annual food drive in a hybrid method of donations online plus physical goods in local grocery stores.

If you are interested and able to participate this year, you can donate at LovelandRotaryKidsPak.org. Or pick up a food-item request sheet at a local grocery store to donate at checkout. Confirmed grocery stores are listed below.

Hays Market of Berthoud, March 8-18th
All 3 Loveland Safeway locations, March 26-28th
Both King Soopers (monetary donations only), March 26-28th
Your support is greatly appreciated!

https://www.lovelandrotarykidspak.org/how-to-donate/
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Inaugural Colorado Virtual Career Fair for Youth

Announcing the inaugural Colorado Virtual Career Fair for youth!

April 19-22, 2021

4:00pm to 6:30pm each evening (4-5pm Career Panel, 5-6pm Career Panel & 6-6:30pm Special Topic Presentation)



Format: via Zoom

No-cost

www.youthcareerfair.org



This explorative & informative fair for youth will feature career panels representing a wide variety of industries throughout the state. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for youth attendees, parents, educators, and potential career panelists via the website: https://bit.ly/2PF7nR1



The Colorado Virtual Career Fair is a collaboration between the Colorado State Youth Council, Colorado Workforce Development Council, Colorado Association of Career & Technical Education, other Colorado professional education agencies & organizations; and many Colorado school districts.



The design of this fair has an intention of facilitating access and awareness of career path opportunities to students who may or may not have been able to access the options before. Beyond the barrios of geographic location, beyond zip code, beyond regional location and beyond school district - students & families, youth & individuals of any age or grade level are welcome to attend. Explore more: www.youthcareerfair.org

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TSD STUDENT ID NUMBERS PROVIDE ACCESS TO MANY LIBRARY SERVICES

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Affordable Internet Option

Looking for a more affordable internet option? If you qualify for free and reduced meals you may also qualify for monthly $9.95 internet through Comcast. To learn more or apply, visit; InternetEssentials.com or Call: 1-855-846-8376.


Not sure if you qualify for free and reduced? This link will give you more info.

Free and Reduced

Please Help Our Students in Need

The "Clothe our Kids" clothing drive for local homeless and in-need students is asking for:


  • Athletic/sweatpants & sweatshirts in all sizes/genders from 3T to adult XXL

  • All sizes/genders needed for shoes/boots from toddler to adult 13


To donate, please call or text Brenda at 720-839-9218 or email atteway@gmail.com

The Loveland City Council Needs Your Input on Youth Tobacco Use and Access

Based on the utilization rates and associated public health impacts of flavored tobacco products by our youth, the Loveland City Council needs your feedback! At the April 20th City Council meeting, proposed legislation will be considered one last time before becoming a law. If adopted, the local law would ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products within city limits. A ban would limit access for both youth and adults, preventing the sale of flavored tobacco at gas stations, convenience stores, tobacco shops, grocery stores and other retail locations in Loveland.


In an effort to understand how tobacco use has adversely impacted youth and their families, the City Council wants to hear from you! There are three ways to engage and provide your feedback before March 26, 2021:


Youth Survey (under 18-years)

If you are a youth member of Loveland’s community, use this link to a 10-minute survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KDJL62Q


Adult Survey (over 18-years)

If you are an adult member of Loveland’s community and either have or had a child, children or family member adversely affected by the use of tobacco/vaping, follow this link to take a 10-minute survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F7QLFHP


Remote Roundtable Discussion

Loveland community members who have been adversely impacted by tobacco use are invited to engage on the proposed tobacco regulation at an evening roundtable discussion through Zoom. Follow the link below to register:

https://www.lovelandpubliclibrary.org/events/event-registration-forms/tobacco-discussions


Questions about the surveys and/or roundtable process can be directed to Amber Greene at 970-962-2797 or Amber.Greene@cityofloveland.org.

Parent Cafes Matthew's House

Matthew's House Parent Cafes will be starting in a few weeks.

In simplest terms, Parent Cafe is a support group that focuses on the ups and downs of parenting. Parent Cafe is open to any Parents/Caregivers in Larimer County. It is based on the Five Protective Factors (Resilience, Communication, Concrete Supports in the time of need, Socialization, Knowledge of Parenting (Physical and Emotional Growth of a child).

This Session, we have added an additional virtual cafe for Dad's. This is a great resource for dads to connect and build community.

We will also be continuing our 2 GEN Cafe, which offers a Parent Cafe and a Youth Cafe for youth 11 and older.

Attached are flyers for our Parent Cafe Spring 2021 Session. There is also a version in Spanish, but please note that our Virtual Spanish Cafe is our only cafe presented in Spanish.

Free to attend, pre-registration required.
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Health Clinic: Sunrise Thompson Health Clinic

A school-based health center for student wellness partnership between Sunrise Community Health & TSD.

Located between Mary Blair Elementary & Conrad Ball Middle School.

See flyers in both English & Spanish for the many services offered.
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Safet 2 Tell Colorado

safe2tellcolorado



Make a Report. Make a Difference.


1-877-542-7233


http://safe2tell.org/

Official Lions Gear

Get your official lions gear at the Sideline Store. Visit the website Mountain Lion Spirit Wear. You can customize your gear online now.