News From Nighthawk Nation
Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community
Week of October 5, 2020
Thank you for an incredible 1st week back to in-person learning. What a pure joy it was this week to have students back in the buildings. The energy and excitement was contagious. Thank you for trusting us with your children.
Note from Mrs. Baker
Thank you, thank you, thank you for returning Chromebooks and curriculum in a timely manner. We had a 100% return on materials. This is incredible.
There is a lot of reminders and information in the newsletter this week so please, take some time and read through the entire newsletter. As always, if you have questions, please feel free to reach out.
Our staff works extraordinarily hard to ensure that every child gets to and from their car safely. We need parents/guardians to please follow all of the rules and expectations. This is not only for your child's safety, but the other children and staff as well. Driveline requires an extra dose of patience and understanding. Please be kind and courteous to our staff. They view your child as their own and want to ensure their safety.
If you see anything that is unsafe, please notify a staff member.
Morning Driveline -
When entering the front of school, please merge into one lane. Please have your child ready to unload from the passenger side only. Parents should not get out of their cars during driveline. Need a little more time? Feel free to park in the spots by the field to help unload your child. You will need to walk them to the black chain link fence if you choose this option. Please do not go past the chain-link fence, we are here to help get your kids where they need to be.
Afternoon Driveline -
Please stay in two lanes during driveline. When you are stopped in front of the school, please put your car into park. It is critical, that you do not move your car until the staff member in the front of the line tells you to move. This is for the safety of our children and staff. Please stay off of your cell phone during driveline. We need 100% focus during this process. Please remain in your car the entire time. If you need to help your child buckle, please notify a staff member and pull up to the stopping zone.
K-3 Start and End Times
Start of School: 7:50
End of School: 3:20
PM Driveline: 3:20 - 3:40
Please do not drop off students prior to 7:30. There will be no supervision prior to that time. Thank you for your cooperation.
K-3 Virtual Coffee with the Principal
The Specials Teachers would like to welcome you all back to in-person school. We are beyond thrilled to have your children back in the classrooms and be able to teach them new skills in PE, Art, Music, and STEM/Library.
We would like to make you fully aware that the four Google Classroom lessons given in the beginning of the school year are required to be completed for a grade.
It is also important for you to know that due to the cohort grouping/contact tracing within each classroom and our rotation schedule, we may or may not be teaching our specific Specials class to your child before the end of the quarter. This means that if your child completed no assignments during online learning, they may receive a 0 for the 1st quarter. In order to receive a grade for Specials classes, it is important for your student to finish all four lessons for PE, Art, and Music. All lessons must be completed and submitted by October 9th for credit. Your child will not be given a grade for STEM/Library.
Thank you for encouraging your students to do their very best and work hard every day. As always, we appreciate you and all your support.
All our best,
Mrs. Willett, Coach Clark, Ms. Auster, & Mrs. Houser
Message from Principal Hejl
I cannot express how wonderful it was to have students back in our hallways and classrooms this past week. The laughter and learning that I witnessed taking place filled my heart with joy. Thank you to all the parents who took the time to review the return to learn procedures and documents that were sent out prior to this week. It has been so wonderful having our students back in person!
We are excited to welcome back our 6-8 grade students next week! Parents, we will be at full capacity next week, so please enter driveline with a patient mindset. Your positivity, kindness, and understanding makes a world of difference. Parents and guardians of 6-8 grade students please make sure you are reviewing the important documents in this newsletter so that you are aware of your student's individual schedule. Every 6-8 grade student has been assigned a cohort (purple or orange). If you have not received this communication in your email please contact the front office. The 6-8 Grade Hybrid Learning Calendar has been linked below.
I want to thank our community for your feedback, for reaching out with your questions, offering grace in times of the unknown, and being our partners during these trying times. I have often told parents and teachers throughout the past months that these times are presenting us with many unknowns, there is no playbook for what we are living because it has never happened before. If your student, or your family, has needs during these times please do not hesitate to reach out to us so that we can create a plan for success in the areas where support is needed. If we do not know the need, we cannot assist you.
Thank you again Nighthawk Nation, for your continued support and partnership through this historic time.
Please read the following document to get a better understanding of what the driveline procedure will look like.
Please use this image to help understand the different zones and areas of the 4-8 driveline.
Please watch the driveline video to get more insight into what driveline will look like when you drop off and pick up your students.
Parent Planning for the First Week Back
- On the 1st Day of school, parents are asked to stay in their vehicles during AM and PM driveline.
- If you have the need to pick a student up in the afternoon during the school year we will only allow early pick up until 3:00 pm. Past 3:00 pm we will ask that you pick your student up using the driveline. This is to ensure we have one directional flow of pedestrian traffic during our driveline procedure.
- Do not drop students off outside of their designated drop off and pick up times (See below)
- Please put school supplies in the milk crate you purchased for your child. Your student's backpack should only hold curriculum (books) and Chromebook.
- Students will be temperature checked as they enter the building.
- Students will be supported to the correct enterance by our support staff and by clear signage placed around the front of the building.
We appreciate your cooperation, support, and continued partnership!
Please click here to access the 6-8 Grade Hybrid Learning Calendar.
4-8 Driveline Times and Start and End Times
- AM Driveline: 7:30-7:50
- School Day Starts at 7:55
- PM Driveline: 3:15-3:35
- AM Driveline: 7:50-8:10
- School Day Starts at 8:15
- PM Driveline: 3:35-4:00
PARENTS PLEASE DO NOT DROP YOUR STUDENTS OFF PRIOR TO 7:30 AM. THIS WILL HELP ENSURE ALL SAFETY PROTOCOL AND PROCEDURES ARE BEING FOLLOWED.
What if I have two students in seperate driveline schedules?
If you have a students in both groups (siblings) please plan to utilize the earlier AM Driveline schedule and the later PM Driveline schedule. We will hold students in designated areas within our buildings so you do not have to go through the driveline twice.
K-8 Important Documents
This guide will give you pertinent information about returning to school for in-person learning.
Please make sure you are sending your student with the right supplies. Review the 2020-21 school supply lists here.
Florida Virtual Information
Hello Florida Virtual Nighthawk Families,
Please continue to check the Florida Virtual @NVCS Website daily for announcements and other important information that relates to the Florida Virtual Program.
Pictures & Proofs are now available for the students in the Florida Virtual Program (if they took them at student check-in).
K-8 Pictures and Proofs are ALL available at the 4-8 Campus
Please stop by between the hours of 9am-2pm, Monday thru Friday
We will let you know when Picture Retakes are scheduled
Florida Virtual @NVCS Team
Boys and Girls Club Information
Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County is excited to be providing after school and school-day out programming for New Vision students during the 2020-2021 school year. Afterschool programming will begin on September 28 and regular operating hours will be Monday through Friday after school until 6:00 PM. Snacks and meals will be provided daily at no additional cost.
To register and/or learn more, go to: https://www.begreatlarimer.org/local-clubs/loveland/ (Click the “Register Here” button under Loveland-Pulliam Club).
Please click on this button to access program details, locations, and costs being offered to NVCS through the Boys and Girls Club.
School Lunch Information
Student Medication Drop Off
Any parent that has a child that will need medications when we return in person learning will need to coordinate with their building health aide. Please follow the TSD Guidelines for safe med drop off:
Send communication to school health aide prior to school starting on when meds will be dropped off
Bring meds in the original container to the school you
Families will need to complete the Permission for Medication Form filled out by the doctor prescribing. This has to be done for both prescription and over the counter medications.
If you would like to drop medications off prior to the start of school please contact your building's health aide:
K-3 Denise Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org
4-8 Whitney Champ email@example.com
NVCS Library Books
We have been so busy collecting, sanitizing and reshelving our books from last year. We are so excited to start the check out process again, but first we need to have all of our books returned and inventoried.
If you have books that belong to NVCS, please bring them to either campus. If it is outside of office hours, just drop it in our mailbox. You will know it is an NVCS book if it has a barcode with our name on it. Most books also have our school stamp on the inside cover.
If you are having trouble locating your books, or they have been destroyed, please let us know. Your honest communication with us will help us to understand what we can expect to come back, and what is gone for good.
As always, thank you for your continued support of our Libraries and the love of reading.
K-8 Student, Parent, and Family Support Services
Check out the counselor's corner to learn about helpful tools and resources to support you and your student during these unique times!
KidsPak Weekend Hunger Relief Program Offered at NVCS
KidsPak is a weekend hunger relief program run by Loveland Rotary for children and families in the TSD community. KidsPak currently serves 39 schools, including New Vision. NVCS partners with KidsPak by identifying students and families that would benefit from receiving extra food for the weekends. KidsPak partners with Larimer County Food Bank to create a special menu each week, so the food varies week to week. The food packs are delivered to NVCS and given to students in a plastic bag that does not need to be returned.
If your student and family is in need and could benefit from this service please fill out the form below. KidsPak does not require families to meet certain qualifications or provide proof of need. NVCS families utilizing the KidsPak service will be kept confidential.
Interest Survey: https://forms.gle/6u8xtq47qgFsChY2A
After filling out the survey Ali Anderson, K-3 Counselor, or Erin Jobman, 4-8 Counselor, will be in contact with you.
If you have any questions about the program please reach out to any of the following:
Ali Anderson, K-3 Counselor
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 970-593-6827 ex. 2115
Debbie Weber, K-3 Office Manager
Email: email@example.com or phone 970-593-6827 ex. 2121
Erin Jobman, 4-8 Counselor
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone 970-593-6827 ex. 1207
Sheryl Fahrenbruch, 4-8 Office Manager
Email: email@example.com or phone 970-593-6827 ex. 1100
New Visions Got Talent!
Click here to access the PDF with instructions on how to get involved in this awesome opportunity!
K-8 New Vision Amateur Chefs Club
Calling All Student Chefs!
Are you looking for a way to feel more connected to Nighthawk Nation? Do you enjoy cooking and/or eating delicious food? Then this could be the group for you!
Introducing - The New Vision Amateur Chefs Club! Born out of one teacher's desire to stay connected with her students during quarantine, we are now an official student organization and are thrilled to invite students K-8 to join in on the culinary fun! We are a virtual club, so it is easy to join and participate from the comfort of your own kitchen. For more information and to sign up, please visit our website linked in the button below.
Click here for more information on the club and to sign up and start your culinary adventure!
New Vision Charter School Board Meeting
Monday, Oct. 26th, 6pm
299 Peridot Avenue
Important Dates to Remember
October 9 - Virtual K-3 Coffee with the Principal - 9:30 a.m. - Google Meeting Link
October 19 - PTO Meeting - 6:00 p.m. Virtual - Google Meeting Link
October 21-22: Parent Teacher Conferences (more details to come). These will be held virtually this semester.
October 23: NO SCHOOL --Fall Break
October 31: NO SCHOOL