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Week of January 11, 2020
As we all come back together next week, please remember a little extra dose of patience and grace. Driveline will take longer both in the am and in the pm due to the increase in students. If you can walk we highly encourage it.
I want to remind you that the 1st bell rings at 7:45, 2nd bell at 7:50 and the students are tardy at 8:00. Instruction begins at 7:50 and students are allowed in the building beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to navigate this year. We are so happy and fortunate that you have chosen New Vision Charter School to partner with you as you raise your children.
I wish each of you a wonderful and prosperous 2021. May it be your best year ever.
With extreme gratitude,
Happy New Year and Welcome Back!
Happy New Year and welcome back! This week flew by! I had so much fun listening to stories from students about their breaks. People got really creative with keeping their holidays safe and small this year and it was a joy to hear all of the new memories our students returned to us with! We are so excited to have some of our students returning to in person from Florida Virtual. It has been great seeing these students in the hallways and classrooms this week. As is tradition, we returned from break focused on reviewing routines and expectations with students. Please remember that next week we will welcome back K-5 students full time for in person learning. 6-8 grade students will continue on in the new hybrid learning structure that includes daily live streaming.
I have been so impressed with how well our students have done with all of the extra safety procedures that have been added this year as a result of the pandemic! This week was a testiment to why we have been able to keep our students in our building throughout the first few winter months.
Parents, please remember to keep students home if they are experiencing any types of sickness. If your student is feeling ill and alerts you to this please keep them home. Thank you for helping us keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible!
We are excited to announce that we will be starting our athletics soon. We know that this year will be different than years past, but we are excited to offer this opportunity to our 6-8 grade students. Please see the message below from Mr. Bissell for more details!
As always, thank you for your continuous partnership, patience, and support through this unique year!
Here is an update on MS Athletics.
Over the break CHSAA decided to move the start date up two weeks from February 1st to January 18th. So, once again our League had to pivot and create new schedules. The following are the current dates of our sports seasons:
Volleyball Starts January 19th and Ends February 17
Boys Basketball Starts February 22nd and Ends March 26th
Girls Basketball and Boys Soccer Starts March 29th and Ends April 30th
Girls Soccer and Track Starts May 3rd and Ends May 28th
All dates are subject to change!
As schedules are created, they will be updated on our Athletic website, NVCS Athletics. Currently, the Volleyball schedule has been created and it is on our website.
With Volleyball starting right away, if you are interested in participating in Volleyball please watch the virtual Parent Meeting in the link below.
6-8 Hybrid Learning Structure Shift (AFTER WINTER BREAK)
We will be shifting the delivery of your student’s remote learning instruction starting after Winter Break. After Winter Break, students will no longer be assigned work to complete independently without live instruction. Teachers will be providing students with a Google Meets code for their classroom and students who are learning remotely on that day will need to log into every core content class (math, ELA, science, social studies) at the time that they normally have that class. This means students will participate in live lessons for the direct instruction component of in person sessions Monday-Thursday.
Live instruction will not include Extended Learning Opportunities, Encore classes, or Advisory.
What to Expect During Live Streamed Lessons:
Teachers will mute students and turn off student video during direct instruction. If a student signals they have a question, the teacher will allow audio and visual components to be accessed if the student requests. When teachers switch to independent learning and small group instruction time, live feed for that core class will stop. Students will still be able to ask questions from the teacher using the chat feature during live stream lessons. During direct instruction time we ask remote students (and parents) to understand that our teachers are providing focused attention to our in person learners and that it might take a moment for teachers to get to your questions or needs. If a question is not addressed for a remote learner, please email the teacher with your questions.
All students are remote, no in person learning. Fridays will be used for small group support and individual support sessions for students. If you student is a part of a small group, you will be sent an email with their Friday small group session schedule. Please make sure your students are attending our Friday small group sessions. Friday is also a time for students to complete unfinished work from the week.
What if my student misses a live session?
Live sessions will not be recorded, if a student misses a live session, it will be as if they missed a day of school. Their teacher will get them the work that needs to be completed and will answer questions the student might have regarding the assignment. Fridays are a great way to get individual, or small group support for a missed session.
If a teacher notes a student is not logging in on their remote days and if the student is missing a significant amount of work, they will reach out to administration with their concerns. We do expect all students to participate in live sessions throughout the day. If your student is going to be absent on a remote learning day, please communicate this with our front office and the student’s teacher.
What if I am not comfortable sending my student to school on their in person days?
We understand that every family has different needs during this time. If you would like to keep your student home and do 100% remote learning during this time, please reach out to your school administrator and we will work with you to get this option set up. Please note, that remote learning will only be an option for students while we are in the hybrid model. We will not offer this when we return to full time, in person learning.
This shift is being done because we have noticed a significant disengagement from students during remote learning days. We have also noted that we are not getting through as much content as we would like to this year. Please note that this is a new process and we are asking for grace and patience as we roll it out. We will be gracious with students in the early weeks of this transition and provide ample support. If you have a need during this transition please do not hesitate to reach out to your homeroom teacher and let us know what your needs are.
Thank you for your continued partnership,
Marian Hejl, 4-8 Principal
Todd Bissell, K-8 Assistant Principal
Florida Virtual Update
Happy New Year and Welcome to the Second Semester of the Florida Virtual Program at NVCS!
Quarter 2 Report Cards -Parents should be able to view Quarter 2 grades on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
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.
Weekly Update Emails: Please check your email each week for the weekly update from your student's advisor. These emails contain important information in regards to assignments coming up for the week, helpful video links, and grade level specific information.
K-3 DIBELS : If your student is signed up for progress monitoring, please help your child connect with their advisor at the correct time.
Thank you all so much for your continued support and partnership!
COVID - 19 Information
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 surve, we will be in contact with you.
New and lightly used clothes now available to any TSD students in need. Once the order is completed a district employee/volunteer will be in touch with you to schedule a contactless pick up time.
New Vision is Hiring!
K-8 Substitute Teachers
K-3 Day Porter
Check out our website to learn more about each position and apply.
Important Dates to Remember
January 11: Return to school full time in person learning for K-5 students.