Riverside County Family Newsletter

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of June 1, 2020

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What's inside:

  • Hello from MVA Leadership and Staff
  • School Update
  • School Resource Websites to Bookmark
  • FREE Teaching Resources
  • Our Goals: Mission and Schoolwide Learner Outcomes
  • 2020 Virtual Graduation/Promotion Info - survey closed
  • MVA High School Curriculum Roadshow Slides & Recording
  • Sharing the Homeschool Heart - Congratulations to You, Home Educator!
  • Student Support: Growth Mindset
  • Inspire Special Education Department Newsletter
  • Your Mission Vista Academy Team
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Hello MVA Families,

Please enjoy this message from your MVA leadership and teachers!

We Miss You!
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Current Updates From Our School Administration

Hello Wonderful Families,
Staying healthy is priority number one! As a school, we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what we can do to help keep everyone healthy.

You can find the latest COVID-19 Updates from our Principal on our MVA Website.

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) announces that the Executive Committee of the Accrediting Commission for Schools has approved Initial Accreditation for Mission Vista Academy (TK - 9), from the start of this school year through June 30, 2023. Thank you to all of our MVA Families for making our school a great place and helping with this process! (As each year we add another grade level in high school, we anticipate full accreditation of all grades TK-12 by 2023. Go MVA!)

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School Resource Websites to Bookmark!

Riverside County Parent Resource Site - Your go-to spot for homeschool help!

Mission Vista Academy School Website

Riverside County Facebook Group - Enrolled with Mission Vista Academy? Join us on Facebook for a lively discussion and homeschool support.

inspire_homeschoolcommunity_ie - Follow Mission Vista Academy on Instagram!

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Free Teaching Resources

Mission Vista's School at Home Website

Mission Vista worked together with others to create this resource site for our families and for parents who are now faced with homeschooling their own children. Feel free to share this site!

Please reach out to your Family Liaisons or your HST at any time. We're here for you!

Mission Vista's Intervention Website

Your child's education is a top priority for you. That's why you homeschool! You can do this, and we have lots of free resources to help. Visit our Intervention Website. Here you will find tons of FREE teaching videos and resources.

Don’t let the name of this website make you think it is just for students that struggle…it’s definitely just a resource for great teaching!

Whether you are looking for some tips in Early Literacy, Math, Writing, or even Speech, you will find some help!

We have added our fabulous Online Direct Instruction (ODI) recordings! Make sure to check it out with your student!

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We Are Mission Vista Academy Proud!

Working Together - Mission Vista Academy

Our Mission

The mission of Mission Vista Academy is to develop the individual gifts of students in Riverside County and adjacent counties to become critical thinkers, responsible citizens, and innovative leaders prepared for academic and real-life achievement in the 21st Century. The mission will be accomplished through quality, personalized, standards-based education, which could include online coursework, offline textbook work, and unique hands-on and experiential learning experiences facilitated in partnership with students, parents, staff, and community.

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

At Mission Vista Academy, we have goals for our students that are known as Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (SLOs). SLOs are a part of our school culture: they reflect our school vision, the College and Career Readiness Standards, and the education of the whole child.

Mission Vista Students Are:

Navigators of the Digital World – Navigators of the digital world who are proficient in the use of technology, media, and online resources.

Self-Directed – Self-directed and motivated students who are able to set attainable goals to achieve academic success.

Personalized Learners – Personalized learners who are able to thrive in the style of education that best fits their individual needs.

Independent Critical Thinkers – Independent critical thinkers who have the ability to problem-solve, take ownership, and apply their knowledge to a variety of problems.

Responsible Citizens – Responsible citizens who demonstrate integrity and respect while actively seeking knowledge of local and global issues.

Effective Communicators – Effective communicators who can thoughtfully articulate their thinking with confidence while collaborating with peers.

Thank you for partnering with us to achieve our goals!

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Virtual 2020 Promotion & Graduation

Hello, Families of 5th, 8th, and 12th-graders,

We are excited to announce that we will be celebrating our Graduation and Promotion virtually, through Zoom, on June 2nd. Please see the link below for all information. RSVPs were closed effective 4/24/20 so that the production company can have time to put our ceremonies together. We look forward to celebrating with you virtually!

Please reach out to your HST if you have any questions.

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MVA High School Curriculum Roadshow Slides & Recording

Hello High School Parents!

Check out the Mission Vista Academy Curriculum Roadshow presentation and recording in case you missed it!

Presentation Slides with Links

Curriculum Roadshow Recording

Have questions about High School? Reach out to your Riverside County High School Success Coordinator, Summer Davidson at summer@inspireschools.org

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Sharing the Homeschool Heart

Congratulations to you, Home Educator!

Your child’s big day is here! A day that both you and your student have been working, planning, and dreaming about since they first recited their ABC’s. A day filled with trepidation and excitement in knowing that this is just the next big step in fulfilling their dreams to become a doctor, veterinarian, or artist. You have pictured them walking in a commencement ceremony, tassel to the side, and a diploma in hand while you and your family cheer at the top of your lungs. Although these commencement ceremony dreams may not have come to fruition due to the pandemic, you still know that this day is a huge accomplishment for both you and your teen. It's Graduation Day…and just like that, your child is now a high school graduate.

Now that your child is graduating, you are a ball of emotions…nervous about what their future holds, excited to see what they do next, and relieved that not only has your child accomplished so much but that you were one of the many people that helped get them there. All of this because of one life-changing decision. HOMESCHOOLING. You may have been scared and overwhelmed with this decision at first…but boy oh boy are you both thankful for it now. Even after all of those hard math lessons that left you scratching your head and pulling your hair out, the reports that you had to mark up with a red pen for your child to rewrite, and those days that just might have been full of tears... you are beyond grateful for the time, love and life lessons that you have been able to share together. Not only are you beyond proud of your graduate, but you are also proud of yourself. Because of you, your child’s education has been enriched, unique, and successful. For you…this day seemed so far off, but now that it’s here, you are thankful that you made that nerve-wracking decision to educate at home. Now that it's all over, you have a chance to reflect on the many opportunities and encouragement your graduate has received… you couldn’t imagine education any other way.

Congratulations to our 2020 graduates and the amazing home educators that helped them not only succeed but thrive! We are so very proud of you!

-Andrea Hart, Mission Vista Academy Family Liaison

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Student Support: Growth Mindset

The Support Team is happy to announce the launch of a new addition to our site: Growth Mindset!

On this website Parents/Guardians will learn how to help students:

  • “Bounce back” by increasing their motivational effort
  • Embrace lifelong learning and the joy of incremental personal growth
  • Utilize resources without being defeated by the threat of failure
  • Learn by a mastery approach, embrace challenges and put in the effort to learn
  • View perceived task setbacks as a necessary part of the learning process
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Inspire Special Education Department Newsletter!

Please enjoy our latest edition of our Inspire Cares Newsletter.

Inspire Special Education Department Parent and Teacher Newsletter February 2020

You can also access our Inspire Cares website to support you in your homeschooling journey and view all of our newsletters!

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We are here for you!

Your Riverside County Homeschool Teachers and Family Liaisons are always here for you! Reach out to your HST or Family Liaisons for support, advice, and connections with the homeschool community around you!

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Mission Vista Academy Family Liaisons

Audrey Everson

Hi everyone! I am a mom of 3 awesome kids ranging in age from 11 to 7 years old. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been married for 17 years. Having homeschooled our children over the last 8 years in 3 different states, I've found homeschooling here in California, especially with Mission Vista Academy, has been a great fit for our homeschool journey. I am grateful for our ability to homeschool so freely and I aspire to assist other families with their own homeschool adventures!

Robi Frederick

Hi there! I am a mom of two girls, 10 and 11 years old, and have been homeschooling from the start. I am also the wife of a very supportive hubby of almost 14 years. We are raising our children in the Coachella Valley and excited to see how the homeschooling community has grown in our area, as well as the resources. I am very grateful that I have this opportunity to homeschool my children. I love to help and encourage families and assist in building our homeschooling resources in the Desert Area.

Andrea Hart

Hello! My name is Andrea Hart, and I am a homeschooling momma of two beautiful girls. Thanks to Mission Vista Academy, we have been homeschooling for 2 years and absolutely love the freedom and new learning experiences that it provides us daily. Homeschooling has changed our lives for the better, and I can’t wait to help other families learn, grow, and navigate through this extraordinary journey. I'm here to help encourage, guide, and answer any question you may have! I can’t wait to connect with you.

We want to hear from you!

What do you want to hear more about? Drop us an email!

We'd love to answer all of your questions in regards to homeschooling

and what the homeschool lifestyle looks like!

Riverside County Parent Feedback

Our goal is to provide you with the best homeschool program in Riverside County...so we want your feedback! If you have any comments, suggestions, or concerns, please let us know!

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Fully Accredited for Grades TK-9 by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

(As each year we add another grade level in high school, we anticipate full accreditation of grades TK-12 by 2023. Go MVA!)