News From Nighthawk Nation
Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community
Week of September 28, 2020
We are very excited to have our students back in the building beginning next week. Please read this newsletter in it's entirety to make sure you have all of the information for a safe return to school.
Buildings will be closed beginning at 12:00 p.m. today in order to do deep sanitation of the building. Thank you for your understanding.
We welcome you back to Nighthawk Nation. We are #nighthawk strong.
1st Days of School Procedure
- On the 1st Day of school, parents can escort their child to the entrance. After that, we ask that you utilize Driveline.
- If you are parking and escorting your child, please use driveline and then park.
- Please do not drop off earlier than 7:30. School begins at 7:50.
- Please put school supplies in a separate bag. The backpack should only hold the curriculum and Chromebook. Each teacher will have a tote to put supplies in and there will be a table for paper and kleenex.
- Students will be temperature checked as they enter the building.
- Kindergarten and 2nd Grade students will be dropped off at the west doors and 1st and 3rd grade students will be dropped off at the main entrance.
*Please remember to return ALL curriculum, Chromebooks, and charging cables on the 1st day of school.
Thank you for helping keep all children and staff safe.
K-3 Start and End Times
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.
Please read the following document to get a better understanding of what the driveline procedure will look like.
Please use this image to help understand the different zones and areas of the 4-8 driveline.
Please watch the driveline video to get more insight into what driveline will look like when you drop off and pick up your students.
Parent Planning for the First Week Back
- On the 1st Day of school, parents are asked to stay in their vehicles during AM and PM driveline.
- If you have the need to pick a student up in the afternoon during the school year we will only allow early pick up until 3:00 pm. Past 3:00 pm we will ask that you pick your student up using the driveline. This is to ensure we have one directional flow of pedestrian traffic during our driveline procedure.
- Do not drop students off outside of their designated drop off and pick up times (See below)
- Please put school supplies in the milk crate you purchased for your child. Your student's backpack should only hold curriculum (books) and Chromebook.
- Students will be temperature checked as they enter the building.
- Students will be supported to the correct enterance by our support staff and by clear signage placed around the front of the building.
We appreciate your cooperation, support, and continued partnership!
4-8 Driveline Times and Start and End Times
- AM Driveline: 7:30-7:50
- School Day Starts at 7:55
- PM Driveline: 3:15-3:35
- AM Driveline: 7:50-8:10
- School Day Starts at 8:15
- PM Driveline: 3:35-4:00
PARENTS PLEASE DO NOT DROP YOUR STUDENTS OFF PRIOR TO 7:30 AM. THIS WILL HELP ENSURE ALL SAFETY PROTOCOL AND PROCEDURES ARE BEING FOLLOWED.
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.
Return to School Schedule
September 28 - October 2nd
*Grade Levels: K-5
Mode: Hybrid - A/B Schedule
Days: A Group (students with last name A-L) - Monday, 9/28 and Wednesday, 9/30
B Group (Students with last name M-Z) Tuesday, 9/29 and Thursday, 10/1
No in-person learning on Friday, 10/2
*Grade Levels: 6-8
Mode: Continue With Remote Instruction
Days: Monday-Thursday and Finish Up Friday
October 5 and moving forward
*Grade Levels: K-5
Mode: Full return to in-person instruction
*Grade Levels: 6-8
Mode: Hybrid - A/B Schedule Alternating Fridays.
Student Cohort Update: Due to a lack in alphabetical diversity in some grade levels we will be restructuring cohorts in grades 6-8 not based on alphabetization. Parents, you will get an email next week (9/23) informing you what cohort your student will be a part of.
Grades 6-8 will be attending class on a hybrid schedule until health/safety requirements for older students are modified by the Larimer County Health Department and the CDC.
This guide will give you pertinent information about returning to school for in-person learning.
Florida Virtual Information
Thank you all so much for your hard work as we navigate through this new program. We appreciate all of your support. Students in the Florida Virtual Program will remain online through December 18th.
Please bookmark the FLVS @ NVCS Website.
This website is updated on a daily basis and contains important information regarding the Florida Virtual Program.
K-5 Florida Virtual Advisors will begin hosting morning meetings on Monday, September 28th.
The 6-8 Florida Virtual Advisor will begin hosting morning meetings on Monday, Oct 5th.
Please look for more information from your student's advisor.
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: https://www.begreatlarimer.org/local-clubs/loveland/ (Click the “Register Here” button under Loveland-Pulliam Club).
School Lunch Information
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
4-8 Whitney Champ email@example.com
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
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: https://forms.gle/6u8xtq47qgFsChY2A
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 970-593-6827 ex. 2115
Debbie Weber, K-3 Office Manager
Email: email@example.com or phone 970-593-6827 ex. 2121
Erin Jobman, 4-8 Counselor
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone 970-593-6827 ex. 1207
Sheryl Fahrenbruch, 4-8 Office Manager
Email: email@example.com or phone 970-593-6827 ex. 1100
Please click on this button to access program details, locations, and costs being offered to NVCS through the Boys and Girls Club.
New Visions Got Talent!
Click here to access the PDF with instructions on how to get involved in this awesome opportunity!
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.
Click here for more information on the club and to sign up and start your culinary adventure!
New Vision Charter School Board Meeting
Monday, Sep. 28th, 6pm
299 Peridot Avenue
September 24 - X-Country @ Mehaffey Park - 4:00 p.m. - Mehaffey Park - Boys 4:30; Girls 5:15
September 28 - Cut off for shifts in learning models (remote/virtual)
October 19 - PTO Meeting - 6:00 p.m. Virtual - Google Meeting Link