Mission Vista Academy

Family Newsletter - Week of September 14, 2020

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

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What's inside:

  1. 2020/21 School Calendar
  2. Our Goals: Mission and Schoolwide Learner Outcomes
  3. Family Liaison Coffee Chat!
  4. COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS! Virtual Clubs Info!!
  5. TK-8 Curriculum Showcase Recordings Now Available
  6. Mission Vista Academy Superstar!
  7. NEW Mission Vista Academy Facebook Group!
  8. MVA High School Curriculum Roadshow Slides
  9. 2020/21 OSP (Online Subscription Package)
  10. FREEBIE! Khan Academy
  11. School Resource Websites to Bookmark
  12. FREE Teaching Resources- Virtual Field Trips Spotlight!
  13. Intervention Site - Free Outstanding Direct Instruction Videos!
  14. Your Mission Vista Academy Team
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2020/21 School Calendar

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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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Family Liaison Homeschooling Coffee Chat

Grab a cup of Joe or tea and join the South Schools' Family Liaisons for a relaxed VIRTUAL CHAT about all things homeschooling! This will be an evening where parents can ask questions, gain insight, support each other, and simply chat about your own homeschooling goals!


We look forward to seeing you there!


September 17th @ 8:00pm

Link- ZOOM ROOM

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MVA Virtual Clubs!

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Light those fires this week by introducing your students to new ideas and concepts offered up by our amazing homeschool teachers.


Come join the fun as we explore and learn together! More information and club schedules will be emailed to you by your HST on Mondays.


There is no need to preregister your students; just show up. Make sure to check out the details regarding each club, so you know whether to gather any needed supplies. However, we have been reassured that if you do not have those supplies on hand; your student can still attend and will still be able to learn and enjoy.


Questions? Reach out to the MVA Community Connections Coordinator at stacy.beasley@missionvistaacademy.org or your HST

MVA Virtual Clubs Info Session Recording!

Our MVA Community Connections Coordinator, Stacy Beasley, held an info session to help us learn more about Mission Vista's Virtual Clubs. In case you missed it, you can find the recording here.

Share your Mission Vista Virtual Club photos with us!

We love seeing what your students are learning! Our virtual clubs are the perfect place to inspire imagination, fun, and trying new things! Share your Virtual Club photos with us on the Mission Vista Facebook Group, or use #mvavirtualclubs on Instagram! Can't wait to see what your students have learned, created, or baked!
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Nobody Has More Fun Than Our MVA Families....

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TK-8 Curriculum Showcase Recordings

Over the summer, our South Schools' Family Liaisons joined together to bring our families 'Themed Curriculum Weeks!' Each week had its theme: All-In-One Curriculum, Math, Language Arts, History, Science, and Subscription Boxes. Your Liaisons kicked off each week with a webinar highlighting popular curriculum choices. Additionally, throughout each themed week, webinars were scheduled with curriculum companies to share more about their products. If you missed any of these or if you just want to check them out again, here are the links to the recordings:

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Mission Vista Students Are the BEST!

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Congratulations Sarah on your accomplishment!

Having only been in Kenpo karate for 1 year, Sarah is already a tournament champion. She placed 1st in her division in February and then 3rd place in July. The July competition was international with participants all over the world submitting their work via video due to Covid-19. Sarah continues to work hard in her karate class and will move up belt rank come the end of September. Her next competition is in October and will again be virtual.

Let Us Know About Your Superstar...

Do you have a student who has achieved an award or received public recognition? We would love to share their great accomplishment with the entire school on the Mission Vista Academy social media platforms and in the Family Newsletter.

Please complete this survey. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your HST (Homeschool Teacher) or Family Liaison.
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Mission Vista Academy Facebook Group!

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Mission Vista Academy's NEW Facebook Group!

Welcome to the NEW Mission Vista Academy Facebook group! This is the official Facebook group for families currently enrolled in Mission Vista Academy. We are here to build a community of support and share helpful resources, ideas, and inspiration with each other. Feel free to ask questions about homeschooling, secular curriculum, vendors, field trips, events, and more.


We are here to encourage and support you on this exciting adventure! Let's build a strong community of homeschool families!


Feel free to follow Mission Vista Academy's Instagram Page.


*Access to this page is granted after enrollment has been verified.


Contact us! Your Mission Vista Academy Family Liaisons!

Audrey Everson audrey.everson@missionvistaacademy.org (951) 541-4809

Robi Frederick robi.frederick@missionvistaacademy.org (760) 455-0343

Andrea Hart andrea.hart@missionvistaacademy.org (951) 378-6144

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MVA High School Curriculum Roadshow Slides

Hello High School Parents!

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


Presentation Slides with Links


South Schools' High School Adopted Curriculum 2020/21


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

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2020/21 Online Subscription Package Offerings!

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2020-21 ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE (OSP)

There is no need to opt-in or opt-out this year; all students will receive subscriptions based on their grade level.


TK-4th grade: MobyMax, BrainPOP/BrainPOP Jr., and Touch-type Read & Spell

5-8th grade: MobyMax, Grammarly, and Touch-type Read & Spell

9-12th grade: Shmoop


*Additional subscription options are available via OSP A LA CARTE.


BrainPOP/BrainPOP Jr. UPDATE

Unfortunately, BrainPOP is currently experiencing processing difficulties and will not be ready this week. We’re sorry for any inconvenience the BrainPOP subscription delay has caused our students and families. We are working diligently with BrainPOP to devise solutions which will make the subscriptions available as quickly as possible. The new projected date for BrainPOP is Monday, September 14th. Thank you for your patience and understanding.



OSP HANDBOOK

The OSP Handbook is your one-stop-shop for all information regarding the OSP. The handbook includes detailed information as well as updates & answers to our most frequently asked questions. Please be sure to visit the OSP Handbook before contacting us.



OSP HANDBOOK DIRECT LINKS

Overview page - provides general information

Announcements page - provides up-to-date important/need-to-know information

General FAQ - provides answers to FAQ about the OSP in general (NOT subscription specific)

OSP Subscriptions - provides more detailed information regarding the OSP (packaged) subscriptions

A LA CARTE Subscriptions - provides more detailed information regarding the A LA CARTE subscriptions

Webinars - provides links to the webinars available for each subscription



OSP OFFICE HOURS

If you need additional help, please consider joining our weekly office hours. Every Wednesday from 1:30 - 2:30 pm https://zoom.us/j/96453949454

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FREEBIE! Khan Academy

A personalized learning resource for all ages.

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace. They tackle math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content. They focus on skill mastery to help learners establish strong foundations, so there's no limit to what they can learn next! And, it's all free!

Those at Khan Academy believe that free, world-class education should be accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Many of our MVA Families rave about Khan Academy. You can check it out here.

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School Resource Websites to Bookmark!

Mission Vista Academy School Website


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


mission_vista_academy - 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!

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This Week's School at Home Website Spotlight- Virtual Field Trips!

Each week we will highlight one of the amazing resources offered on our School At Home website.


Not all Field Trips happen outside of the home! Given the current restrictions placed upon us at this time, take advantage and have fun with the virtual field trips linked on this page!


You will find links to zoos, national parks, museums, art galleries, aquariums, farm tours, outer space exploration, and more. This way, you can explore the world from the comfort of your home.


Here are a few specific field trips you will find on the site:


San Diego Zoo

The Metropolitan Museum of Art for Kids

Farm Food 360


These are just a few of many, so don't forget to hop on the site and check them all out. Use this as a jumping point to explore other virtual field trips for things your children are interested in and/or things they are studying. Have fun!

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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 here for you!

Your Mission Vista Academy 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 12 to 8 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 learn more about what your homeschool lifestyle looks like!

Mission Vista Academy Parent Feedback

Our goal is to provide you with the best homeschool program in Riverside County and San Bernardino 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!)