News From Nighthawk Nation

Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community

Edition 28 - Week of 4/20/2020

Leadership Corner

Thank you for your continued support of NVCS as we continue to embark on our online learning. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful learning community.


New Vision Charter School will continue to have our already scheduled Teacher Professional Development Day on Monday, April 20. This is a day off of online learning for our students.


As always, please stay safe and strong, and if there is anything the admin team can do to support you and your family please let us know.

NVCS 2020-21 Student Registration - Due by April 24

This year, due to circumstances, we are asking parents to complete their student’s registration online. STUDENT REGISTRATION SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY FRIDAY, APRIL 24TH. To successfully register your New Vision student for 2020-21, complete the following steps:

2020 – 20 NEW VISION CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENT REGISTRATION

Step 1 - “Intent to Return” Form – Click HERE and inform New Vision whether your child(ren) will be attending New Vision Charter School for the 2020-21 academic year.

Step 2 - “Parent Permissions” Form – Click HERE and inform New Vision what your privacy preferences are for your child(ren).

Step 3 – Completion of the Annual Family Update – The Annual Family Update should be completed on a laptop and desk top computer. It is NOT compatible with cell phones.

  • The Annual Family Update is completed through Parent Portal. Click HERE to access Parent Portal. Note: If you need assistance with Parent Portal email portal@thompsonschools.org. Include your name and your student's name in the email.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the Portal Home Page and click on “Next”, then, click on the Annual Family Update Link to access the application. You may need to disable pop-up blockers before clicking on this link to allow the application to open. Utilize the links below for additional instructions and troubleshooting tips. Be sure to change "School Year" to the 2020-21 school year.

For questions, please email fkotalik@nvcs.school.

K-3 Specials

If you have not yet enrolled in the Google Classrooms for K-3 Specials, please make sure you do do that ASAP. The Google Classroom code for these classes can be found in your child's Google Classroom.

7th and 8th Grade Classroom Resources

Attention 7th and 8th grade students and families! Our teachers have been working hard to create documents to help you organize your daily schedules and activities! Please click on the links below to access a calendar that includes ALL LIVE GOOGLE MEETS and the Middle School Weekly Newsletter where you will find important updates and information.



MS Google Meet LIVE calendar link for Parents/Students


Middle School Weekly 4 Newsletter

Counselor's Corner

Mrs. Anderson, the K-3 Counselor, is available to support you and your family in any way she can. To contact her email aanderson@nvcs.school or call (970) 593-6827 ex. 2115. She is able to video check-in with students 1:1 upon request. For daily social/emotional video lessons and activities, for students and their families, visit sites.google.com/newvisioncharterschool.org/k-3counseling. Additional community resources, parenting resources, mental health resources, and information on how to be safe on the internet is also on the counseling website.


To connect with your 4-8 School Counselor, please email Mrs. Joboman at ejobman@nvcs.school. 1:1 check-ins with students are available upon request. Students were also invited to an optional Counselor Google Classroom for things such as breathing techniquest, coping strategies, and check-in questions; their teachers have the class code available if your child has not yet joined. Also check out the resource page for parents/families at: https://sites.google.com/a/newvisioncharterschool.org/school-counselor/.

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Weekly Parent Question and Answer Time

This meeting is to answer general questions about NVCS digital learning experience. If you are having trouble accessing materials, supporting your students, or not getting communications please join us for these meetings.


Wednesdays - 4-8 Campus - 3:30 p.m.

To join the video meeting, click this link:

https://meet.google.com/kdm-kmwa-rqg
Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 732-630-8282 and enter this PIN: 528 192 254#



Tuesdays - K-3 Campus - 3:30 p.m.

To join the video meeting, click this link:

https://meet.google.com/qdt-zvrs-agv

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 512-520-0489‬ and enter this PIN: ‪112 861 823‬#

Every Kid Healthy Week - April 20 - April 24

Action for Healthy Kids encourages schools and parents to focus on promoting health and well-being at home. You can find activity ideas on our Every Kid Healthy Week resource page, in our Game On Activity Library, and in this curated list of at-home activities.

Those celebrating Every Kid Healthy Week at home are still invited follow along with each day’s theme (see below), share your activities on social media using #EveryKidHealthyWeek and tag us, and tell us how you are celebrating.

Spring Middle School Sports


Nighthawk Parents of MS Student Athletes,

Our athletics league, NCIL, met with all of our league Athletic Directors yesterday. With taking into consideration the Governor's order to extend school closures until 4/30 and now TSD making the decision to close for the rest of the year, the NCIL has decided to cancel the Spring Sports of Girls Soccer and Co-Ed Track.

In looking forward to the FALL Sports of Boys Soccer and Girls Volleyball, the Girls Volleyball schedule has been uploaded to the NVCS home page, and the Boys Soccer schedule will be uploaded as soon as it is received.

Middle School Registration

MIDDLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2020


Parents of next year's Middle School Students:


It's that time of year to register for fall classes! Please be watching for an email before Spring Break with a link for Middle School Course Registration. Courses in which students have a choice will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, so it's important to sit down with your child and complete the registration survey upon receipt. (Please also note that all parents and guardians will receive the registration email, so it's important to communicate so only one of you completes the survey.) If for some reason you do not receive the email, please contact our 4-8 Counselor for the registration survey link: Erin Jobman at ejobman@nvcs.school.


New Vision has a lot to offer for Middle School....many sports, several fun clubs, and leadership opportunities such as Student Council and National Junior Honor Society. At NVCS, we feel that we have a lot to offer our Middle School Students academically, physically, and socially in the hopes of turning out independent thinkers, lifelong learners, and well-rounded citizens. I would be excited to talk with you if you have any questions about the middle school experience at NVCS, both from a parent and a Counselor perspective!

Open Enrollment 2020 - 2021

As many of you know we are a school of choice. We rely on word of mouth, promotions, and our reputation of excellence to fill our seats and keep our school funding healthy.

As our clientele, you are our best advertisers! As we open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year we are hosting parent information nights for prospective students and their parents. We will have many openings in grades K-8 next year and would love for you to help spread the word.

If you know of anyone who is looking for a change, or who is moving into the area please send them our way. Information about this event can also be found on our Facebook Page.

FREE SUMMER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE FOR CURRENT 7TH GRADE STUDENTS


Have you been wanting to hone your leadership skills? Do you love being up in the mountains during the summer? If yes, this is for you! Rotary is sponsoring a free week-long Youth Leadership Conference in July at the Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center in Larkspur, CO. RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a life-changing leadership training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect. The purpose of RYLA is to encourage and assist current and potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership. Many past RYLArians have said, "It was the best week of my life!"

Any current 7th grader can apply. If interested in either opportunity, please check out the link for more information: https://rmryla.org/

-Mrs. Jobman, Counselor, NVCS Peridot Campus.

We are Hiring!

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming part of the exceptional staff at NVCS we want to hear from them. We are currently hiring for the following positions for the 2020 - 2021 School Year.


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