Mountain View High School
November 11, 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
Thank You Veterans
Senior pictures and quotes are Due THIS WEDNESDAY, November 11th, and Senior Baby Ads are due THIS SUNDAY, November 15th.
Go to https://www.thompsonschools.org/mountainview and scroll down to "Yearbook." You can do everything you need to do here, including purchase your yearbook.
All students should be aware that MVHS and TSD are actively monitoring the use of district-issued technology, software, and programs. Students may face disciplinary consequences as a result of their inappropriate use of technology hardware and software. This includes use both on school grounds as well as use off of school grounds.
For appropriate health and safety protocols and for contact tracing, students must choose a location for lunch and once selected, they are expected to stay at that location throughout lunch. For example, if a student is staying in the cafeteria, they must select a seat and remain there until the end of lunch. If a student elects to eat outdoors or off-campus, they will not be allowed back into the building until lunchtime is complete. All students must complete either a QR code tracking for outside/off-site lunch OR have contact tracing completed by a staff member in the cafeteria/cafeteria hallway. NO students may be permitted to eat in the classroom or FTLA areas of the building at this time.
Due to having three different attendance scenarios each week for each student, this brings challenges in understanding how attendance is taken and recorded. This information is meant to clarify how attendance is being taken, and as always teachers mark this attendance each day; therefore, all questions about attendance marking and what work students need to complete to be considered "present" should be directed to the classroom teacher first.
For In-Person A or B days
If a student is NOT in class, they are marked absent. If a student is absent due to quarantine as deemed appropriate by school officials, the classroom teacher may mark them present/remote if they attend class remotely or complete classwork.
For Asynchronous A or B days
Students are required to complete the "must-do" work in order to be marked present; failure to complete "must-do" work, as assigned by the teacher, will result in the student being marked 'absent - unexcused' for that class period. Teachers have one week to change this attendance marking as they complete grading tasks. It is not intended that a student has one week to do this work; instead, the "must-do" work is due ON the asynchronous day.
For Synchronous Wednesdays
Students are required to log onto the class for full 30-45 minutes as required by the teacher, and they must participate fully in the class discussion or activities. If an absence is necessary on Wednesday, the student will be marked 'absent' and will then work directly with their teacher to complete any missing work from this class period to be marked "present remote" within one week of the absence.
Please be sure to direct all questions about this to the individual teacher prior to contacting the attendance office or your assistant principal.
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You feedback is vital, even if you do not have children in our district
FRESHMAN SEMINAR MELVIN CUP COMPETITION
Mrs. Holland's Freshman Seminar Class Wins the Melvin Cup for October
Mrs. Holland's A Day MVP - Emma Manning
Mrs. Holland's B Day MVP - Tori Norman
FASFA Information Night
FAFSA Information Night
November 18, 2020
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Learn about FAFSA:
What it is and what it isn't. The 45-minute presentation will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions.
Contact Tyler Schlagel, TSD Career and College Coordinator, for more information.
Google Meets: https://bit.ly/FAFSAInfoNight
WHO'S WHO AT MOUNTAIN VIEW
Scott Barker ~ Physical Education Teacher/Head Wrestling Coach
Mr. Barker says "Finally being In-Person again. Here's to the "Old Normal!"
Jill Fitzpatrick - PE Teacher; Volleyball and Unified Coach
"There are so many awesome students and staff members here. I love that I get the chance to work with an amazing department, and I get to help with volleyball and Unified basketball. I most look forward to seeing how much we will all grow this year despite the challenges 2020 gave us."
Steve Frye - PE/Health/Seminar Teacher
"I like the leadership and the number of passionate teachers at MVHS."
Melisa Harshman ~ PE/Health Teacher and ILT
"MVHS always has students at the heart of their teaching. I am so excited to be in the same space as students! Students need a mental health outlet and what better way than through exercise!"
Danielle Balliet ~ Social Studies
You can find me in room E128 in the Indian Peaks range.
I can help students and staff with Google Classroom questions, travel plans and practical joke ideas if you are in need. I love MVHS because of the staff and students. We have the best people and community. There are so many things I am looking forward to this year coming year..... but TRAVEL tops the list. I am ready to go anywhere!
Kelly Evans ~ Social Studies Teacher/Model UN Advisor
"I love MVHS. It has been a welcoming place since I started here. Everyone helps everyone else out and brainstorms new ideas together. I am excited to get to know the students and dig into current events and explore history together."
Ryan McElroy ~ Social Studies Teacher
"I love how close and welcoming our staff is. Excited about seeing our students perform in sports or extra-curricular activities. Also, glad to be in person and interacting with everyone."
Arleen Schilling ~ Social Studies
Ms. Schilling has enjoyed the challenge of teaching and learning in our new environment.
Brian Smela ~ Social Studies Teacher/Baseball Coach
Mr. Smela likes the diversity of the students.
Nick Vasa ~ Social Studies Teacher
"I Love my fellow staff members and their willingness to help anybody and everybody."
Alex Weedin ~ Social Studies Teacher
"I am excited to just get back in the classroom and see and interact with my students and very much looking forward to a return to normalcy."
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.
NOCO HEALTHCARE CAREERS LIVE VIRTUAL CHAT
Are you interested in a healthcare career?You're invited to the NOCO Healthcare Careers LIVE Virtual Chat - November 18, 2020 - 12 pm to 1 pm. Hosted by the NOCO Health Sector Partnership.
Join us for this special quarterly event where you can Connect and Engage with local employees, hiring managers, and education providers to learn what it's really like to work in healthcare and hear about the multitude of career paths available.
The Loveland Public Library is collaborating with Front Range Community College to provide Virtual Bilingual Community Outreach Series.
Tuesday, November 17
10-11am and 6-7 pm.
Please share with families who may be interested in learning about college opportunities for themselves or their children.
Medical: Sunrise Community Health Mobile Outreach Unit
The links below are the October Calendar for van locations and an informational flyer.
FREE parenting classes for families overwhelmed with stress during COVID
Two meetings offered every month (one in Spanish and one in English)
See flyer link below for registration and more info:
COVID 19 Northern Colorado Relief Fund
Examples include: rent assistance, respite, home repairs for single moms, support to grandparents working from home, counseling support, free diapers, services for undocumented HS students, emergency hotel housing for 140 days for medically fragile homeless.. and many many more.
Grand Family Coalition Seeking Holiday Volunteers
We are seeking volunteers who can help set up the Christmas trees, other decorations, and basic organizing. We are also very interested in volunteers who might be musically inclined to sing carols as our families drive through to pick up their gifts. We are looking for anyone willing to take photos of Santa and the families while in their cars. Volunteers will be needed from 4-8 PM on December 4, 2020.
If you happen to have any volunteers in mind that would be a good fit, please do let me (Sarah) or Gail Engel know.
You can reach me at 970-652-3950 and Sarah@grandfamilycoalition.org or Gail at 970-699-2837 firstname.lastname@example.org
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