Mountain View High School

January 13, 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to Mountain View High School. Home of the Mountain Lion. Our motto is: PRIDE!

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You can access all our Announcements and Newsletters on our website.

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No School ~ Monday, January 18, 2021

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there will be no school.
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Registration Night is dedicated to informing Freshman students and parents about the registration process. For more information, please see the link below.

Class of 2025 Virtual Registration

Schedules for Remote Learning ~ January 5, 2021 to January 22, 2021

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Athletics, Activities and Clubs

Track Head Coach ~ Matt Hall

We are excited to announce that long time Journalism, English and Yearbook teacher, Matt Hall, will be our 2021 Head Track Coach. Matt is known for his rapport with students, his enthusiasm and his ability to build strong relationships in any setting. Matt has been an assistant track coach at Mountain View for 2 years, as well as a Head C team and assistant coach for football. He is passionate about developing students and helping the Mountain View Track & Field program carry on the legacy of its past as a top program in the region. In Matt's words, "this is what being a HS coach really boils down to---the ability to teach them about life through sports."

Stay tuned for more details regarding off-season training and the upcoming season which will be made available on the Mountain View Athletic Website (

Practice and Tryout Information for Season B Sports

Season B Practice/Tryout Schedule (Boys & Girls Basketball, Girls Swimming, and Wrestling)

The practice/tryout schedules are posted on under WINTER! The first practice/tryout is on Monday, January 18th.

If you haven't signed up to participate for Season B sports yet, information on how to register is also at - ATHLETIC REGISTRATION. Athletes must be registered and clear before they can participate in practices/tryouts.

Winter Sports!

Season B sports are open for registration! Athletes planning to participate in

  • Wrestling
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Competition Spirit
  • Girls Swimming

can sign up now. Go to and click on 2020-21 Athletic Registration for instructions on how to register. The first practice/tryouts are currently set to begin January 25, 2021 with games/competitions starting February 1, 2021.

Winter Sports Registration

Season B sports are open for registration! Athletes planning to participate in

  • Wrestling
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Competition Spirit
  • Girls Swimming

can sign up now. Go to and click on 2020-21 Athletic Registration for instructions on how to register. The first practice/tryouts are currently set to begin January 18, 2021 with games/competitions starting January 25, 2021.

National Signing Day

We want to honor any athletes who are committing to play sports at the collegiate level. If you or your son/daughter have signed on to play sports in college, please send an email to Athletic Director, Lauren Anderson ( so she can send you more information.

Nominations for Educator of the Year

Nominations for Educator of the Year

Click here to nominate a teacher/staff member:

Please be sure to let us know a little about them and how do they excel at their job and how have they have influenced you and/or students in a positive and meaningful way?

2020 has been an incredibly challenging year in education and we know each TSD educator and staff member has gone above and beyond their regular job description. We are excited to learn how the person you may nominate has risen to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you knew or worked with this person before March 2020, we are equally excited to hear how they excelled in their educator or staff role before COVID-19.

Deadline for Nominations is Friday, January 15, 2021.

Student Announcements

If you would like to review Announcements sent to students, please visit our website Mountain View High School Website. We will post all Announcements and Newsletters under the Announcements Heading.

Mountain View Music & Arts (MVMA)

MVMA Needs Your Fundraising Help!

Do you have a student in the MVHS band, choir, orchestra, theatre, or arts programs? Mountain View Music & Arts needs your fundraising help! Please consider participating in our EASY ongoing fundraisers.

1. King Soopers Community Rewards: Link your King Soopers shopping card (the one you use to get store discounts and sale prices) to designate Mountain View Music & Arts as your charitable organization. King Soopers donates to charitable organizations based on the number of participants per organization and the amount they spend (it’s no longer a flat 5%) -- so the more parents (and students!) who link their King Soopers shopping cards to MVMA, the more we will earn! Get started here: (MVMA's organization # is: SB623).

2. AmazonSmile: Link your Amazon account to designate Mountain View Music & Arts as your charitable organization, and Amazon will donate a percentage of what you spend. Get started here: (MVMA’s organization # is 26-4794988). You can also use AmazonSmile on your phone -- just enable it in your Amazon app settings.

3. ShopWithScrip: Sign up for the ShopWithScrip program and install the RaiseRight app on your phone. Before you shop, purchase e-gift cards to spend at the retailer of your choice (750+ retailers are available!). You can also purchase actual gift cards to give as gifts -- perfect for birthdays or holidays! MVMA will earn a percentage of what you spend, which varies by retailer. Get started here: (MVMA’s enrollment code is B28155F75549L).

For more information about MVMA, including fundraising, volunteering, and upcoming events, go to

Thompson School District COVID-19 Testing for Staff and Students

How do I get tested for COVID-19?

In partnership with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE), TSD staff and students ages five (5) and older will be able to access free COVID-19 testing through the district. Staff and students will register through LCDHE’s COVID-19 testing portal. Registration will open at least two days prior to the testing event. TSD staff and students will use a link provided and a pin specific to the TSD testing events.

Testing Link:

TSD Pre-Registration ID #: TSDRAPIDTEST20

What should I expect when I arrive at the TSD testing center?

  • Expect to be greeted and asked for your TSD badge/ photo ID. If you do not have a TSD badge, staff will verify your eligibility in our student/staff record system.
  • You must wear your mask/face covering.
  • You must sign a liability waiver. If the individual is under 18 years of age, their parent/guardian must be present to sign the waiver.
  • You will be given a label that aids with reporting results.
  • Note: Parents/Guardians must be able to safely control their minor child or we may be unable to perform the test due to safety concerns.

COVID-19 Testing Information:

Symptomatic (sick)--RAPID TEST*

  • Details: The Health Services Team will only administer tests to people who have at least one COVID-19 symptom and are at least 5 years old
  • Location: Ray Patterson Stadium at Thompson Valley High School (1669 Eagle Drive; Access testing site from Eagle Drive)
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday (excluding holidays; Student testing beginning January 20, 2021)
  • Time: 6:30-8:30 a.m.
  • Results: Same day email

Asymptomatic/Symptomatic--PCR TEST*

  • Details: This testing can be completed on people with or without COVID-19 symptoms and are at least 5 years old
  • Location: Thompson School District Administration building (800 S. Taft Avenue; Access the testing center from Carlisle and Taft (near Ziggi’s Coffee).
  • Days: Wednesday (excluding holidays; Student testing beginning January 20, 2021)
  • Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Results: Typically available within 2-5 days and will be sent by email. There are sometimes delays at the lab and some results could take longer. If you do not receive your results from LCDHE within this timeframe, please call 970-498-5500 (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or text LCDHE anytime at 970-999-1770.

* Both tests are completed using a nasal swab procedure

Nutrition Services

BIG NEWS! The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released BIG NEWS October 9, 2020. USDA extended the waiver for the Summer Food Program through as late as June 30, 2021. This waiver allows Thompson School District Nutrition Services to offer meals to ALL children 18 months - 18 years old AT NO CHARGE!

Since this is temporary, Nutrition Services encourages ALL families to apply for meal benefits. Apply online at:

Please email our office for more information:

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Meal Distribution Sites

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New Classroom Behavior and Organizational Management Software

This school year, the district has rolled out some new software called Securly Classroom and JAMF School. The purpose of this software is to give teachers the tools they need to manage their classrooms and students during online learning. They are complements to the learning management that occurs through the Google Classroom platform.

Securly Classroom software is a cloud-based classroom management tool for Chromebooks, giving teachers the ability to guide, monitor, and communicate with students during class. This helps remove distractions and keep kids focused on learning.

Teachers can guide the class by instantly pushing web pages to individual students or the entire class. This gets students on task quickly, especially when using long URLs. They can also save links to their commonly accessed sites into a “collection” which they can launch on all devices in class with just one click. To get the attention of the class, they use Screen Lock to provide a custom messages.

Teachers can keep kids focused and on-task by removing distractions from student devices. Similar to Push URL, Site Lock can be used to open specific web pages on student devices while blocking all others. Site Lock can be used for all students, specific groups, or individuals. When a teacher is reviewing a list of all open tabs on a student’s device, Tab Control allows them to select and close any site on that device. Plus, teachers can block specific websites within their classroom, even those allowed by the district’s content filter.

Teachers can monitor all current activity across all devices at a glance to easily spot an off-task student. Securly is looking at the student's TSD issued account, not the device. It does not see any locally stored documents. It also does not see any information about what the student was doing on their computer with a personal account (such as gmail, yahoo, or other personal account). It provides a thumbnail view of all screens in class to see that everyone is on task. Teachers can zoom in on any screen, including all available open tabs and then close any websites not related to the coursework in a single click. It also gives them access to all student browsing histories that occur during class. Teachers can check history for any of their own students at any time, while administrators have access to the history for all students. This is used to monitor appropriate online behavior according to the Student Technology Use Policy and Agreement.

Teachers can send class-wide announcements or start one-on-one conversations with individual students. All teacher-student messages are logged in a chat history, and can be reviewed by the teacher or administrators at any time. Students are able to get the teacher’s attention or ask for help using a special alert that appears as a glowing hand on the teacher’s device. Teachers can send announcements to the entire class (“You have 10 minutes to finish your test”) or to individual students (“Please see me after class”). Students must acknowledge the message by clicking on it before they can continue working.

Jamf School Software is the counterpart to Securely Classroom, but for iPads. It allows the ITS Division to tailor apps and restrictions suitable for specific grade levels, classes and even, in some cases, individual students. The Jamf Teacher component gives teachers the tools to manage, assign or restrict specific websites, apps, the camera and other features. The teacher has the ability to lock all or individual student iPads, hide specific apps for a set amount of time, allow specific teacher-approved websites and perform other device functions. Jamf Teacher also allows the teacher to communicate with students as a “chat” function in a group or individually.

Within Jamf Teacher, the teacher has the ability to create a lesson plan, including the materials, content, websites, documents, videos and links they might need for the lesson. Jamf Teacher also integrates well with the Google Meets platform that many teachers and students are accustomed to using.

Jamf Student is an app that is installed on student iPads. This app allows the student to communicate with the Jamf Teacher app. This is how the student can access the teacher’s assignments and instruction. One useful function of this app is the “Raise a Hand” function. This allows instant and private communication with the teacher.

As you can imagine, managing a classroom of students on technology while teaching is challenging during normal times, much less during remote learning. This software gives teachers the tools needed to teach, organize and manage the class in real time.

The Boys & Girls Club is back supporting students before, after and on school-out days.

A few locations still have capacity to serve students and the Pulliam location on 2500 East 1st Street is 100% open and dedicated to Middle School and High School students at NO COST. The site is open to support students all day, 7:30am-5:30pm. In addition, at our school-based locations we have capacity to give out more scholarships should our fees be difficult for some families. A great resource for families without internet or students who need support in completing work when their parents are at school all day.

Family Intervention Program

Center for Family Outreach has a new Family Intervention Program that provides whole person support for families/students. A great resource for families who are struggling with their students/students struggling with home situations and you wish you could offer more support outside of school. See attached flyer for information.
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