Riverside County Family Newsletter
Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling
Week of June 8, 2020
Congratulations 2020 Graduates!
Your Riverside County Teachers and Administration would like to congratulate the Class of 2020! With all this year's obstacles and challenges, you persevered! We are so proud of you. Please click on the button below to view a special Riverside County Senior Shoutout to our amazing graduates!
Last Day of School is Thursday, June 11th! You did it!
- Hello from MVA Leadership and Staff
- School Update
- School Resource Websites to Bookmark
- FREE Teaching Resources
- Our Goals: Mission and Schoolwide Learner Outcomes
- MVA High School Curriculum Roadshow Slides & Recording
- Sharing the Homeschool Heart - Happy Last Week of School!
- Student Support: Growth Mindset
- Your Mission Vista Academy Team
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!)
School Resource Websites to Bookmark!
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!
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!
We Are Mission Vista Academy Proud!
Working Together - Mission Vista Academy
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!
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
Have questions about High School? Reach out to your Riverside County High School Success Coordinator, Summer Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing the Homeschool Heart
Happy Last Week of School!
Every school year brings new challenges and opportunities to not only learn more about our children but to learn more about ourselves. Even though this year has been filled with obstacles, our children are still happy, healthy, and EDUCATED! Too many times in the past few months, I have told myself, “I don’t know how we are going to get through this.” But guess what? Our family made it through the year, and so did yours! The last week of school is the perfect time to reflect on all the good things that happened during the year. Maybe your family went on an amazing field trip together, or your oldest FINALLY graduated High School! Maybe your child learned a new sport, took voice lessons or learned how to play the piano. How amazing is it that you got to see your student grow and change each day. What a blessing it is that you get to witness each “lightbulb” moment and help them realize their potential.
When my daughters were in the traditional public school classroom, I never had the opportunity to be part of their learning experiences or got to enjoy the many fun activities they participated in during the end of the school year. Now, I am the one planning our last week of school and how we will spend it! I feel so blessed to be able to ask my girls, “What would you like to do this week?” How great is it that we get to plan and spend our last week together?! Homeschooling provides just that…togetherness. Cherish this last week with your children; sleep in, play in the sprinklers, or take a family hike. Make the most of your time together and create new memories!
Happy last week of school to all of our students, home educators, and staff! We cant wait to hear how you celebrate!
-Andrea Hart, Mission Vista Academy Family Liaison
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
Mission Vista Academy Family Liaisons
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!
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.
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.
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and what the homeschool lifestyle looks like!
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