News From Nighthawk Nation

Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community

Week of October 19, 2020

Leadership Corner

Hello Nighthawks,

We are concluding our first weeks back with students and we could not be more proud of how successful our return to in person learning has been. We have had a few questions regarding what the contact procedure is for students who have been directly exposed to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been on our campus. If your student, or their cohort has been exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 we will be in direct contact with the parents/guardians of the student. Parents, please make sure your contact information is up to date in Infinite Campus and that you have allowed communications frome Infinite Campus. We are using this system to send our safety updates and communications and it is important that parents and guardians are able to receive these communications.

We have found that some parents are not receiving our communications because they are being sent to SPAM folders. If you have not received communications from us recently, we encourage you to check your SPAM folder.

We want to thank you again for your partnership and cooperation in our first few weeks back to school. Your collaboration and support has made these first few weeks has been paramount to our success!

NVCS Admin Team

Tim Bishop-Executive Director

Mary Baker- K-3 Principal

Marian Hejl-4-8 Principal

Todd Bissell-K-8 Assistant Principal

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K-3 Campus

Note from Mrs. Baker

Each week as I sit down to write my blurb for the Newsletter, I am nearly overwhelmed with emotion at the many fantastic things that are happening in the classrooms. I cannot be more proud of the teachers and students for "doing all the hard things". The building is abuzz with learning and laughter. It has been so wonderful to see students being so kind and encouraging to each other.

Now that we are back in school, I want to share with you a few new programs that you may hear about at Parent-Teacher Conferences.

PBIS Rewards: We have gone digital with our PBIS program and rewarding crests to our students for positive behavior. If you have not yet signed up to receive notifications from your child's teacher when they are rewarded, please reach out to your child's teacher. This is a great conversation starter at home to celebrate your child's successes at school. You can read more about PBIS rewards at

Dibels/MCLASS: We utilize Dibels to Benchmark and Progress Monitor our students in reading. This information helps us to make decisions about reading instruction to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the students. This is also one measure that we use to determine if a student will need to be put on a READ plan to more closely monitor their reading growth.

Lexia: Lexia is the digital component of our reading program. Students have the opportunity to move at their own pace to master skills. Teachers are able to monitor their growth and customize lessons for small group instructions to meet their needs. Most students have a goal of 40 minutes per week.

We are so excited to partner with you this week for Parent-Teacher Conferences. Please check your email for your specific Google Meet link, provided by your child's teacher.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership.


October is such a fun month to walk, ride, and scooter to and from school. We encourage you to take a break from Driveline and get some exercise this month. Please do not park in Garden Gate or the apartments across the street to pick up your kids. Make sure to use the crosswalk and most important...have fun!

Driveline Procedures

Driveline is getting better each day. Thank you! A couple of key reminders.

1. Only drop students off in the drop off zone. Dropping anywhere else, including 1st street is incredibly dangerous.

2. Only turn right out of the parking lot. Use the roundabout East of the school if you need to go west.

3. The Brookstone Apartments are not a turnaround and it is posted. Please use the roundabout East of the school.

4. Move only when NVCS Staff motion you to do so.

5. Avoid cell phone usage during Driveline.

6. Join Driveline only at the end of the line. In the afternoon, this may be past Denver. Please do not cut in line at the intersection at 1st and Denver.

7. You may not join Driveline in the afternoon from the East.

8. Unload students only from the passenger sides.

9. We have staff to help load and unload students, no need for you to get out of your car.

10. Have an extra dose of patience, grace, and kindness to keep everyone safe. The staff and students are moving as fast as we can to get your kids to and from school safely.

Driveline Guidelines

Please refer to this link for driveline guidelines.

Driveline Video

Please refer to this video for Driveline procedure.

K-3 Start and End Times

AM Driveline: 7:30 - 7:50

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.


Parents - YOU have done an amazing job with lunches, and making sure students can open their own packaging. This is a huge help. Please make sure students know if they are having a home lunch or a school lunch each day. It helps with an accurate count for lunch.

Water Bottle

Due to restrictions from COVID, students are unable to use the water fountain at school. Please make sure they bring a water bottle to school every day. This is also important, as milk is not being served with school lunches, so water is the only option for a drink at lunch.

K-3 Virtual Coffee with the Principal - Cancelled 10/23 and 10/30 Due to no school.

Join Mrs. Baker each Friday at 8:30 a.m. for an informal question and answer time and to hear about all the great things that are happening at NVCS K-3.

Meeting Link

Stem Supply Donation List

If you are interested in donating items to support our Stem Program, check out this sign-up.

4-8 Campus

Message from Principal Hejl


In our third week back we have already had two classes reach their crest class rewards goal and have had our first two Golden Feathers awarded for outstanding citizenship! Congratulations to Mrs. Burnett's 4th grade class and Mrs. Carpenters 8th grade class for earning your rewards. Positive Behaviour Intervention Supports is an important part of what we do at NVCS. It allows us to reward students for exhibiting positive behaviors and focus on the positive choices rather than constantly redirecting negative choices.

This year we have moved to a new system that is digital. They system we are using is called PBIS Rewards. It allows us to give students positive rewards, crests, digitally. Students accounts fill with crests and they are able to spend them on different rewards from our school store, The Crest Nest, or their classroom rewards store.

If you would like to learn more, or download the parent app so you can be alerted when you student has been rewarded for positive choices, please visit:

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Hejl

6-8 Grade Athletics Update

At this point in time we are still planning on having competitive athletics at NVCS. Our games will begin in January. Schedules for Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, and Volleyball have been created. Please visit our Nighthawk Athletics page to see these schedules and learn more about our athetic programs.


We have been contacted by the Larimer County Building with concerns about the number of parents who are parking in their lot and having students walk over to meet them. Help us be good neighbors and use our driveline to pick students up. Our driveline process is taking 15-20 minutes to complete, this means we are able to move groups of students through in roughly 5-7 minutes.

Please remember our differentiated end times:

4-5 Grade: 3:15

6-8 Grade: 3:35


Driveline Procedure Text

Please read the following document to get a better understanding of what the driveline procedure will look like.

6-8 Grade Hybrid Learning Calendar

Please click here to access the 6-8 Grade Hybrid Learning Calendar.

4-8 Driveline Times and Start and End Times

4th and 5th Grade:

  • AM Driveline: 7:30-7:50
  • School Day Starts at 7:55
  • PM Driveline: 3:15-3:35

6-8 Grade:

  • AM Driveline: 7:50-8:10
  • School Day Starts at 8:15
  • PM Driveline: 3:35-4:00


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.

Water Bottles

Due to restrictions from COVID, students are unable to use the water fountain at school. Please make sure your students bring a water bottle to school every day. This is also important, as milk is not being served with school lunches, so water is the only option for a drink at lunch.

K-8 Important Documents

K-8 Virtual Parent Conferences

We are excited about our upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences. This year, we will be offering virtual-only Parent-Teacher conferences. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be October 21 and October 22 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Each conference will last 15 minutes. An email went out this Monday, 10/12 to families. If you did not get this email please contact the main office and we will work with you to figure out the communication error.

Message from Mrs. Jobman Regarding 4-8 Conferences:

Hello 4th-8th Grade Parents!

I wanted to let you know that I am available for virtual meetings to discuss any social-emotional issues your child may be having. I am available at any time throughout the year but am also available to you the evenings of Parent-Teacher Conferences. I know these are different times and kids and families may be having struggles that they didn't have before. I am here if you need support and problem-solving strategies. Please email me and we can schedule a virtual meeting or a phone call if you're feeling you need one.


Erin Jobman, School Counselor, Grades 4-8

NVCS Return to In-Person Learning Guide

This guide will give you pertinent information about returning to school for in-person learning.

NVCS Parent Expectations for Reporting COVID Exposure

Guidelines for reporting COVID Exposure

K-8 School Supply Lists

Please make sure you are sending your student with the right supplies. Review the 2020-21 school supply lists here.

School Immunizations

School Immunizations went out in Thursday Folders. Families have until October 19th, to return the immunization updates to your child's health office. If you are enrolled in Florida Virtual, you have until December 19.

Florida Virtual Information

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Florida Virtual @ NVCS Updates

Hello Florida Virtual Nighthawks!

Conferences : Please check our website at : Florida Virtual @NVCS Website if you still need to sign up for a conference.

Quarter 2: Quarter 2 began on Wednesday, October 14th. Student Buzz Accounts should now be set to Quarter 2, as well. You can still check student work and grades for Quarter 1. Please reach out to your student's advisor if you need help with this.

Weekly Update Emails: Each Florida Virtual Advisor sends a weekly update email to both students and parents. These emails contain important information in regards to assignments coming up for the week, helpful video links, and grade level specific information. Please check your email each week for the weekly update.

Website: Please continue to check the Florida Virtual @NVCS Website on a daily basis 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

Picture Day Retakes: Picture retakes are available for FLVS students. You can go to either campus on the following days/times:

4-8 Campus: Monday, Oct. 19th 8:30am

K-3 Campus: Monday, Oct. 19th 1:00-2:00pm

4-8 Campus: Tuesday, Oct. 20th 8:30am

Picture Retake Day is Coming

Picture Retake Day is coming Monday, October 19 in the AM at the 4-8 campus and PM at the K-3 campus and Tuesday, October 20 in the AM at the 4-8 campus. Picture Retake Day is for students who have not had their picture taken yet and for retakes. Picture retakes will be taken of those who bring their pictures/proofs to school on the day of retakes.

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: (Click the “Register Here” button under Loveland-Pulliam Club).
Boys and Girls Clubs Services for NVCS Families

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

All students will be given free lunch until December 2020. Parents are highly encouraged to complete a free and reduced lunch application to continue free or reduced lunch in January 2021.

Thompson School District Free and Reduced Lunch Application

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

4-8 Whitney Champ

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

NVCS Counseling Corner/Services Website Update

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:

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: or phone 970-593-6827 ex. 2115

Debbie Weber, K-3 Office Manager

Email: or phone 970-593-6827 ex. 2121

Erin Jobman, 4-8 Counselor

Email: phone 970-593-6827 ex. 1207

Sheryl Fahrenbruch, 4-8 Office Manager

Email: or phone 970-593-6827 ex. 1100

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.

K-8 New Vision Amateur Chefs Club

Click here for more information on the club and to sign up and start your culinary adventure!

NVCS PTO Meeting Minutes

Minute Notes from the September 21, 2020 PTO Board Meeting

NVCS Board Meeting Agenda

Agenda for the September 28, 2020 Board Meeting

New Vision Charter School Board Meeting

Monday, Oct. 26th, 6pm

299 Peridot Avenue

Loveland, CO

Important Dates to Remember

October 19 - PTO Meeting - 6:00 p.m. Virtual - Google Meeting Link

October 21-22: Parent-Teacher Conferences. These will be held virtually this semester.

October 23: NO SCHOOL --Fall Break

October 26: NVCS Board Meeting - 6:00 p.m.

October 30: NO SCHOOL

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About Us

K-3 Campus: 2366 E 1st Street

4-8 Campus: 299 Peridot Avenue

Outside Resources for Families

These resources are not endorsed by New Vision Charter School, just an opportunity to share resources from the community.
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