Mountain View High School
October 6, 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.
STAGGERED RETURN SCHEDULE
THIS WEEK (October 5-8)
Early Childhood Preschool Classes: In-Person Return
Elementary: In-Person Return for K-2 (K-3 at HPS); Continued Remote Learning for Grades 3-5
Middle School: In-Person Return for Grade 6 (A & B Groups); Cont. Remote Learning for 7-8
High School: Continued Remote Learning. In-Person Return for Small Groups*
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON OCTOBER 9 - TEACHER WORK DAY
* Small Groups' criteria (but not limited to this): At-risk populations of students (based on grades, attendance and behavior); students who have the following plans: on 504s, IEPs, ELD; other students selected by teachers; students who do not have access to the Internet; classes that have science labs; classes that need primarily hands-on learning tasks (for example, but not limited to, small group counseling, Career and Tech Ed and other experiences that can't be done authentically using a virtual platform).
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!
IMPORTANT ~~ PARENTS AND STUDENTS!!
1. Your child will want to talk to teachers or counselors for one-on-one help. If you have not done this, please give permission for this on this EASY FORM!
2. We are excited to welcome students back for the second quarter. We are just starting to invite small groups into the building and, to do so, we need your approval on the Infinite Campus acknowledgment. This will be used BOTH for small group work and for quarter two return to the building. The directions to do this are here.
WHO'S WHO AT MOUNTAIN VIEW
Becki Capper - Paraprofessional
Stuart Conkwright - School Psychologist
Janelle Gorges - Affective Needs Teacher
"I love our staff. I am excited to have students back in the building."
Ericka Griess - Learning Center Teacher and ESS ILT
"I love working with the staff and Mountain View and I really love the people in my department and how well we work together."
Lindsey Gulsvig - Intensive Learning Center Teacher
"I love the group of students I work with. They are so kind and have such big hearts. I also appreciate the staff at MVHS. I could not do my job without the support I get from many other people in the building."
Jill Hawley - Paraprofessional
Karrie Herring - ILC Paraprofessional and Unified Basketball Coach
Robin Katzer - Speech Therapist
Julie Macdonald - ILC Teacher
Shabeen Khan - Paraprofessional
Kim McKee - Learning Center Teacher
"The students here are resilient, friendly, and supportive of each other. The staff work hard to make learning meaningful and they are flexible in how they provide support for all students. Right now I am looking forward to having students back in school and being able to get to know the new students."
Norma Miranda - Learning Center/Transition Teacher
My name is Norma Miranda. I am one of the Learning Center/ Transition teachers this year at MV. This is my first year at MV, but have been teaching for over 29 years. I relocated from Illinois a few years ago, where I worked in the high school setting for the last 5 years. I feel so fortunate to finally be back in high school. I am looking forward to working with my students and guiding them as they continue to grow as learners as well as helping them with the transition from highschool to whatever comes next for them. I can already tell that Mountain View is full of very knowledgeable and caring teachers and staff and I am so happy to be part of the MV family.
Katrina Neuhalfen - ILC Teacher
"I love the Mountain View spirit! Even in these unique times everyone is still very excited to be a Mountain Lion"
Valerie Smith - Paraprofessional
Barbara Stevens ~ Paraprofessional
I'm Barbara Stevens and I am a paraprofessional for the ESS Department. When I'm not in the classroom supporting students, I can be found doing the clerical work for the department. When at school my office is in room C120. This is my 5th year at Mountain View and I enjoy working with high school students.
Kaitlin Wedgewood - Paraprofessional
"My favorite part of MVHS is the ILC team!"
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.
College Application Day - October 7
Here are the many colleges that are joining us for College Application Day on October 7! All college representatives will be available during the designated time via the Google Meets link. Students are welcome to join the meeting at any time during the window indicated to ask questions about their application or the school.
For College Application Day we are offering both in-person and virtual options for assistance from MVHS counselors.
For in-person help sign up for a time using this form: https://forms.gle/qCzhrDjsnRVXmPLX7
For virtual help, go to this Google Meets any time from 9-4: https://meet.google.com/nmn-ncvt-gwq
Here is the form that lists every college rep and the code to meet with them: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CefQ_VRf0P21CW3mDFJ-YrKZi_wXjHE3P7CnDMxjX0E/edit?usp=sharing
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.
Optional Accident & Loss Protection for Chromebooks - Enrollment Extended
Thompson School District has partnered with One2One Risk Solutions (www.one2onerisk.com) to provide optional accident and loss protection for our district Chromebooks. Unfortunately, due to some technical difficulties with the enrollment website, many who have tried to enroll have been unable to do so. One2One is aware of the issues, and is working to fix them. Because of this, the Sept. 30 deadline to enroll in the program has been extended, and we will be communicating with TSD families once the problems are resolved. Thank you for your understanding.
Registering with One2One and purchasing a damage waiver will protect you from the full cost of repair or replacement for your district-issued device and limits your responsibility to a per-occurrence deductible. The protection plan cost is $15 per device and covers the device through the end of the school year against accidental damage, cracked screens, fire, liquid damage, electrical surge and loss/theft.
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.