Riverside County Family Newsletter

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of June 15, 2020

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What's inside:

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
  • Hello from MVA Leadership and Staff
  • Let's Stay Connected
  • School Resource Websites to Bookmark
  • FREE Teaching Resources
  • Welcome to Mission Vista Academy!
  • MVA High School Curriculum Roadshow Slides & Recording
  • Sharing the Homeschool Heart - How homeschoolers celebrate the last day of school!
  • NEW! ChoicePlus Academy for 7th & 8th graders!
  • VIRTUAL ORIENTATION! June 24th at 2 pm
  • Your Mission Vista Academy Team
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Congratulations 2020 Graduates!

Your Riverside County Teachers and Administration would like to congratulate the Class of 2020! With all this year's obstacles and challenges, you persevered! We are so proud of you. Please click on the button below to view a special Riverside County Senior Shoutout to our amazing graduates!

Riverside County Senior Shoutout!

Click the button above to be redirected to the Senior Shoutout.

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Hello MVA Families,

Please enjoy this message from your MVA leadership and teachers!

We Miss You!
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Don't Be a Stranger...

Summer break is here!

We want to keep in contact with all of our amazing Mission Vista Academy families this summer while your teachers are on break in July. Make sure you subscribe to our weekly Riverside County Newsletter. You can do this by scrolling to the bottom of this newsletter and selecting the "Follow Riverside County" orange button. After entering your email at the prompts, you will receive a "confirmation" email from Smore. Follow the directions in that email to ensure your name and email are on that mailing list for Mission Vista Academy's weekly newsletter!

This is the way to continue to receive the newsletter every week.

Other ways to stay connected:

Facebook - Join our Mission Vista Riverside County Facebook Page (for enrolled families, must be able to verify enrollment by answering member questions)

Instagram - Follow MVA Riverside County on Instagram! @inspire_homeschoolcommunity_ie

Contact us! Your Mission Vista Academy Family Liaisons!

Audrey Everson audreye@inspireschools.org (951) 541-4809

Robi Frederick robi.frederick@inspireschools.org (760) 455-0343

Andrea Hart andrea.hart@inspireschools.org (951) 378-6144

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School Resource Websites to Bookmark!

Riverside County Parent Resource Site - Your go-to spot for homeschool help!

Mission Vista Academy School Website

Riverside County Facebook Group - Enrolled with Mission Vista Academy? Join us on Facebook for a lively discussion and homeschool support.

inspire_homeschoolcommunity_ie - Follow Mission Vista Academy on Instagram!

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Free Teaching Resources

Mission Vista's School at Home Website

Mission Vista worked together with others to create this resource site for our families and for parents who are now faced with homeschooling their own children. Feel free to share this site!

Please reach out to your Family Liaisons or your HST at any time. We're here for you!

Mission Vista's Intervention Website

Your child's education is a top priority for you. That's why you homeschool! You can do this, and we have lots of free resources to help. Visit our Intervention Website. Here you will find tons of FREE teaching videos and resources.

Don’t let the name of this website make you think it is just for students that struggle…it’s definitely just a resource for great teaching!

Whether you are looking for some tips in Early Literacy, Math, Writing, or even Speech, you will find some help!

We have added our fabulous Online Direct Instruction (ODI) recordings! Make sure to check it out with your student!

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Welcome to Mission Vista Academy! We're glad you're here and look forward to coming alongside you and your family on your homeschooling journey.

This newsletter is a great go-to for all sorts of information about our school.

If you have any questions or need any help, please reach out to our Mission Vista Academy Family Liaisons!

Audrey Everson audreye@inspireschools.org (951) 541-4809

Robi Frederick robi.frederick@inspireschools.org (760) 455-0343

Andrea Hart andrea.hart@inspireschools.org (951) 378-6144

Welcome to Mission Vista Academy!

Click the button above to be redirected to the MVA Welcome Newsletter.

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MVA High School Curriculum Roadshow Slides & Recording

Hello High School Parents!

Check out the Mission Vista Academy Curriculum Roadshow presentation and recording in case you missed it!

Presentation Slides with Links

Curriculum Roadshow Recording

Have questions about High School? Reach out to your Riverside County High School Success Coordinator, Summer Davidson at summer@inspireschools.org

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How Homeschoolers Celebrate the Last Day of School!

We asked Mission Vista Academy families how they plan to celebrate or have celebrated the last day of school! Here's what they said:

We had an Olympic Games end of the year party.

~ Shaneen, MVA Parent

We're celebrating by going to the beach!!

~ Audrey, MVA Parent & Family Liaison

We’ll be doing schoolwork over the summer, but we’re definitely hitting the beach next week!

~ Meredith, MVA Parent & HST

Having an “End of Year Open House” next week. Hanging artwork, history and science fair posters, a stack of books read this year, poems written and more. Kiddo is baking treats by herself and we invited all the family over to walk through any time during a 4-hour window so she can have one on one time with them as they come to talk through the year.

~ Erin, MVA Parent

We are going to celebrate by playing games, making ice cream sundaes, and splashing around in the pool!

~ Andrea, MVA Parent & Family Liaison

I taught first grade at the school my children attended, so both of my daughters got to experience our "A-Z Countdown to Summer!" I knew we had to do it this year so my first-grade little guy could experience it! We did an activity to match a letter of the alphabet for each of the last 26 days of school. Some were just fun: on I- Ice Cream Day, we made homemade ice cream! On the letters that start my kids' names, they got to pick the activity (and of course they all chose to have root beer floats). Some were academic: on B- Brain day, we incorporated our science unit and made spinal cords and diagramed a nucleus. Some were more serious: on Q- Quarantine Day we filled out a time capsule worksheet about this historic moment. On R- Responsibility Day, we had an in-depth discussion about our responsibilities surrounding race. It was a special way to end our first year of homeschool. The kids loved it so much they asked me to do something similar for the entire school year in the fall. I said, "Maybe for each week 😉." Happy Summer!

~ Kristi, MVA Parent

This year was different regarding celebrating the end of the year. Usually, we wrap it up with a celebration that is held by one of our co-ops. However, this year the celebration didn't happen. Instead, we put together a little box of goodies for each of the kids and had them gather around in the living room for a presentation by mom and dad. The girls were used to doing weekly presentations, so we followed the same format, which they thought was funny. We presented about their accomplishments from the year, goals they met, positive changes we had seen in them, and of course, how very proud we are of them. We went camping that weekend, which was a big deal since we had been stuck at home. The girls still needed to finish their math. They know that once they complete that book, they get treated to an ice cream sundae!

~ Robi, MVA Parent & Family Liaison

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ChoicePlus Academy MIDDLE SCHOOL

Look at what's NEW for next year! ChoicePlus Academy for 7th & 8th graders!

Exciting news for middle schoolers!

ChoicePlus Academy offers uniquely designed courses and teachers who are actively involved in motivating students toward course completion and success. CPA is a supportive and engaging environment that brings the learning center to the home. Teachers and students interact together, and we believe that learning is a social construct and should be filled with collaboration and joy!

CPA courses are taught live by highly qualified teachers (HQTs), and are comprehensive and meet state and Common Core standards.

What these courses include:

1. A live online teacher 1-2 times per week at a scheduled time teaching live online lessons.

2. That live teacher oversees your student’s progress and provides office hours if they have questions about their lessons.

3. That live teacher will help grade your student.

This is a great new option for our families with middle schoolers!

Check out all the 2020/21 South Schools' Adopted Curriculum options HERE.

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Join the South Schools' Family Liaisons for a Virtual Orientation! An excellent opportunity for new families, like you, to familiarize yourself with the information needed to start the 2020/21 school year!

During this online orientation, your Family Liaisons will present you with an understanding and an overview of the school's resources and provide you with links. There will also be a question and answer portion. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 24th at 2 pm

Join us on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95092837466

Questions? Reach out to your Family Liaisons:

Audrey Everson audreye@inspireschools.org (951) 541-4809

Robi Frederick robi.frederick@inspireschools.org (760) 455-0343

Andrea Hart andrea.hart@inspireschools.org (951) 378-6144

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We are here for you!

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

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Mission Vista Academy Family Liaisons

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 8 years in 3 different states, I've found homeschooling here in California, especially with Mission Vista Academy, 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!

Robi Frederick

Hi there! I am a mom of two girls, 10 and 11 years old, and have been homeschooling from the start. I am also the wife of a very supportive hubby of almost 14 years. We are raising our children in the Coachella Valley and excited to see how the homeschooling community has grown in our area, as well as the resources. I am very grateful that I have this opportunity to homeschool my children. I love to help and encourage families and assist in building our homeschooling resources in the Desert Area.

Andrea Hart

Hello! My name is Andrea Hart, and I am a homeschooling momma of two beautiful girls. Thanks to Mission Vista Academy, we have been homeschooling for 2 years and absolutely love the freedom and new learning experiences that it provides us daily. Homeschooling has changed our lives for the better, and I can’t wait to help other families learn, grow, and navigate through this extraordinary journey. I'm here to help encourage, guide, and answer any question you may have! I can’t wait to connect with you.

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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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(As each year we add another grade level in high school, we anticipate full accreditation of grades TK-12 by 2023. Go MVA!)