Riverside County Family Newsletter

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of February 24th, 2020

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  • Our Goals: Mission and Schoolwide Learner Outcomes
  • NEW Field trips!
  • Color the World Field Day Events - Mobile Lending Library Locations
  • "Lucky to Have You" St. Patrick's Day Park Days - Mobile Lending Library Locations
  • Test Prep Parties!!
  • Weekly Testing Tip
  • Prom 2020 - Tickets on sale NOW!
  • Grad Night Information for Seniors
  • 2020 Graduation Save the Date
  • February's "A Night Out to Inspire"
  • Community Connections
  • Mobile Lending Library
  • Inspiring Parents - Writing Help
  • Field Trip Tip!
  • Parent Testing Resources Website
  • Inspire Planners Feedback
  • Academic Video Library
  • Online Subscription Package
  • Inspire Special Education Department Monthly Newsletter
  • Stories That Inspire!
  • Riverside County Library System Events
  • Your Mission Vista Academy Team
Riverside County Parent Resource Site

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We Are Mission Vista Academy Proud!

Working Together - Mission Vista Academy

Our Mission

The mission of Mission Vista Academy is to develop the individual gifts of students in Riverside County and adjacent counties to become critical thinkers, responsible citizens, and innovative leaders prepared for academic and real-life achievement in the 21st Century. The mission will be accomplished through quality, personalized, standards-based education, which could include online coursework, offline textbook work, and unique hands-on and experiential learning experiences facilitated in partnership with students, parents, staff, and community.

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

At Mission Vista Academy, we have goals for our students that are known as Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (SLOs). SLOs are a part of our school culture: they reflect our school vision, the College and Career Readiness Standards, and the education of the whole child.

Mission Vista Students Are:

Navigators of the Digital World – Navigators of the digital world who are proficient in the use of technology, media, and online resources.

Self-Directed – Self-directed and motivated students who are able to set attainable goals to achieve academic success.

Personalized Learners – Personalized learners who are able to thrive in the style of education that best fits their individual needs.

Independent Critical Thinkers – Independent critical thinkers who have the ability to problem-solve, take ownership, and apply their knowledge to a variety of problems.

Responsible Citizens – Responsible citizens who demonstrate integrity and respect while actively seeking knowledge of local and global issues.

Effective Communicators – Effective communicators who can thoughtfully articulate their thinking with confidence while collaborating with peers.

Thank you for partnering with us to achieve our goals!

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Upcoming Field Trip ~ Set Your Alarms!

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Field Trip with Available Tickets!

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Inspire Riverside County Community Events!

Color the World Field Day Events

"Lucky to Have You" St. Patrick's Day Park Days!

Field Trip Booking Tutorial

Want a step-by-step tutorial for booking your next field trip tickets on Inspiration Station? Watch this tutorial!

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Riverside County Test Prep Parties!

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Dear Inspire Family,

We are excited to invite you to a Test Prep party in your area. This is a great way for our credentialed teachers to help prepare your child for state testing with fun and games in a relaxed environment. There will be fun activities for the students and information for parents, too. We hope to see you there. Please reach out to your HST with any questions!

Students will rotate through fun workshops and go home with some fun take-aways!

Parents need to remain on campus and are invited to a parent info session.

Please RSVP here by 2/28/20

  • This is not a drop-off event. It is essential that parents stay "on campus" the whole time of the test prep-party.
  • Children younger than 2nd grade may not attend the Test Prep Party. If no other option is available younger children may accompany their parent(s) in the parent info session. They must remain under parent supervision at all times and may not participate in the test-prep activities for the 2-12th graders.
  • Students from all ICS schools are welcome!

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Weekly Testing Tips!

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Hello Wonderful Families,

Each week we will have different topics so you and your students can become a little more familiar with testing. Whether it’s a weekly math test, the Star 360 or state testing- these tips can help prepare your child and help them feel more comfortable with testing.

Volume 2 - February 24, 2020

Testing Tips: Click HERE

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Prom 2020!

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Starry Night ~ Prom 2020

You're Invited...

Join us for hors d'oeuvres, desserts, interactive art, raffle prizes, all-night photo booth, and rooftop dancing under the stars! High School Inspire students grades 9-12 are eligible to attend and may invite a non-Inspire guest (age 14-20) to join them at this event, so grab a friend and dance the night away at the historic Riverside Art Museum in downtown Riverside. Tickets are limited, so purchase yours early!

Riverside Art Museum

3425 Mission Inn Avenue

Riverside, CA

Friday, April 24th, 7-11 pm

There are a limited number of tickets for this event.

Ticket Price: $100 each

This event is not eligible for Instructional Funds use.

Purchase your tickets HERE

2020 Prom Details

Questions? Summer Davidson summer@inspireschools.org

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Grad Nite 2020!

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Hello, Graduating Seniors!

We would like to invite you to celebrate your accomplishments with your fellow grads and other high school seniors from all over the country at Grad Nite at Disney California Adventure on June 12, 2020!

Please visit this link for all the details: Grad Night 2020

For more information on Grad Nite, please email graduation@inspireschools.org

***11th graders who are graduating early are allowed to attend Grad Nite!***

Congratulations on this exciting accomplishment! We hope you will be able to join us in the celebration!

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2020 Graduation & Promotion

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We are excited about hosting our Riverside County graduation/promotion ceremonies this year on June 2nd! Do you have a 5th, 8th, or 12th grader? Let your HST know if your student would like to participate so we can get an idea of how many people will be in attendance.
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February's A Night Out to Inspire!

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This month we're in Idyllwild!

Join your Riverside County Family Liaison and local Homeschool Teachers in Idyllwild for "A Night Out to Inspire." This monthly event is for homeschool families (or prospective homeschool families) to ask questions, gain insight, and support for their own personal homeschool journey! We are sharing our homeschooling favorites and tips! Feel free to bring curriculum samples for "show and tell" of your homeschooling go-to's!

The whole family is invited!

It all happens Tuesday, February 25th, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Mamma Mia Crepes & Desserts
54225 N. Circle Drive #16
Idyllwild, CA 92549


Questions? Please feel free to contact:

Audrey at (951) 541-4809
or Mary LaMont at (602) 405-4688

or email:
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Community Connections!

Let The Adventure Begin! Community Connections is bringing Riverside County amazing events and activities that will create community and enhance the Adventure of Learning.

Community Connection Opportunities Will Include:

*Thematic Adventure Days (Western Theme, Astronomy Theme, Color Run, Earth Day and Much More)

*Teacher-Led Field Trips

*Middle School and High School Event and Field Trips

*Special Events (Picture Days, Science Fairs, Community Service Projects and Much More)

Let's Connect!

Parents will join the fun for all events and field trips and will be able to use this time to connect with other homeschooling families.

Come Join the Community!

Our events are just a click away!

Check back frequently to see all the added events we are bringing to your community!

Riverside County FEBRUARY Community Connections Newsletter

Riverside County MARCH Community Connections Newsletter

Share your Community Connection event ideas with us!

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Mobile Lending Libraries

Our Lending Library site is officially up and running! We are serving over 70 locations currently and are expanding weekly. To find a location near you, please check the LL site and all of our mobile locations are listed with times, dates, and addresses.

Please keep in mind if you are having troubles or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to the LL support line (626) 784-7993

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Our featured guest speaker and Student Services writing specialist, Genieva Davidson, provided a close-up tour of the Writing Interventions website she developed. If your student is working at grade level, or above, then in your mind, change the title of this website to Writing Resources because everyone can benefit from the treasure trove of free lessons and how-to videos found here. Missed the live webcast? Sign up here to receive the February 5th recording link via email. Click this link to view the clickable topics which will transport you to the free writing resources and how-to video web page. On the site, you can scroll down to view the grade level and resources you need.

Inspiring Parents meets the first Wednesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. In March, we will focus on Elementary Writing Strategies from 1-2 p.m. and Middle to High School Writing Strategies from 2-3 p.m. Bookmark this link to join the online session each month. Come and grow your teaching toolkit with us.

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Field Trip Tip!

It can be difficult to remember the dates and times of field trips we've booked, but you can find all the details on Inspiration Station by following these steps:

1. Log in to www.icsinspirationstation.net and you will see “Hi (your name)” on the top right, with a little drop-down arrow next to it. *Tip: if you're on your phone, just turn it horizontally and this will show.

2. Press the arrow and it will offer the option of viewing “My Account.”

3. Click on "My Account" and it will list all of the field trips you have signed up for. This includes all the links to the pages where you signed up, so you can find the lead teacher's name, email address, and phone number!

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Parent Testing Resources Website

The Parent Testing Resources website is complete and ready for you to check out! Here you can find information about the assessments that Inspire offers to its students. Inspire hopes to partner with parents to help students be as successful as possible. We hope you find the resources on this website helpful to increase your understanding of the assessments we give and empower you to prepare your child as they come upon these tests during their educational career.
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Inspire Planners Feedback

Are you using your Inspire planner? What is something you'd like to see included next year?

Give us your feedback in this survey and your ideas may be printed in the 20-21 school planners!

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Academic Video Library

Did you know you have access to Inspire's Academic Video Library? These videos are available to support students in reading, math, and speech and can be accessed through the EOS!

Instructions to access Academic Video Library can be found here.

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OSP Department Office Hours!

OSP Office Hours (live support via Zoom): Every Wednesday from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm -- https://zoom.us/j/839367766

Have questions or need help with the OSP? The OSP Team is here to help!

Email: osp@inspireschools.org

Call: (619) 966-9528 ext 1325

Visit our OSP Handbook for additional information!

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Head here for the most up to date information from the OSP Department regarding subscription processing and how to's!

OSP Webinars!

Check out all the recorded OSP webinars!

All OSP webinars are recorded and uploaded to the OSP Handbook: OSP Recorded Webinars

Head over to the OSP Handbook for all information regarding options and instructions.

Questions? Please contact our OSP Team: osp@inspireschools.org

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Inspire Special Education Department Monthly Newsletter!

Please enjoy our latest edition of our Inspire Cares Monthly Newsletter.

Inspire Special Education Department Parent and Teacher Newsletter January 2020

You can also access our Inspire Cares website to support you in your homeschooling journey and view all of our newsletters!

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Inspire students, families, and staff members have incredible stories.

Head over to our website to read a few of them and share your story with us.

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Riverside County Library System EVENTS!

Make sure you're in the "know" for all the events happening at the Riverside County Libraries!

Head over to http://rivlib.info/website/events

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Your Riverside County Team!

Your Riverside County Homeschool Teachers and Family Liaison are always here for you! Reach out to your HST or Family Liaison for support, advice, and connections with the homeschool community around you!

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Audrey Everson

Hi everyone! I am a mom of 3 awesome kids ranging in age from 11 to 7 years old. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been married for 17 years. Having homeschooled our children over the last 7 years in 3 different states, I've found homeschooling here in California, especially with Inspire Charter, has been a great fit for our homeschool journey. I am grateful for our ability to homeschool so freely and I aspire to assist other families with their own homeschool adventures!

We want to hear from you!

What do you want to hear more about? Drop us an email!

We'd love to answer all of your questions in regards to homeschooling

and what the homeschool lifestyle looks like!

Riverside County Parent Feedback

Our goal is to provide you with the best homeschool program in Riverside County...so we want your feedback! If you have any comments, suggestions, or concerns, please let us know!

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