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Week of January 25, 2021

School of Choice Week is Fast Approaching!

Did you know that the week of January 25, 2021 is National School of Choice Week?! Each year NVCS participates in this celebration by asking families and students to reflect on why they choose New Vision! Over the next few weeks we want to highlight students, families, and staff that answer the question "What makes New Vision your school of choice?" on our social media sites. Please take a few minutes to share what makes New Vision the best school of choice in the creative format of your choice!

Please email Mrs. Baker at or Mrs. Hejl with questions or submissions. We can't wait to see what you share!

Leadership Corner

K-3 Campus

Thank you all for your continued support of New Vision Charter School. We appreciate each and every one of you.

A couple of quick driveline reminders:

1. Please stay off your cell phone during driveline. Your child and the children of others depend on it.

2. Please do not park or turn around in the apartments across the street.

3. Please do not cut in driveline at 1st and Denver. Please be that positive example to your child.

4. Please do not drop students off on 1st street or the dirt lot.

5. If you are picking students up at the west door and have smaller children please do not let them play on the playground.

Thank you so much for your support.

With extreme gratitude,

Mary Baker


K-3 Campus

4-8 Campus

Happy Friday Nighthawks!

As we move closer to ful time in-person learning for K-8 students we are asking parents for their support in remembering that during our driveline times we are extremely stretched thin in coverage. With our differentiated start times and entrances we need your help in keeping our students and staff as safe as possible. To do so please remember the following:

Drop of Times:

4-5 Grade: 7:30-7:50

6-8 Grade: 7:50-8:10

No student should be dropped off prior to 7:30 as we will not have adult supervision outside prior to this time.

If you have siblings in both groups your older student will be able to come inside and be in a supervised location. IF YOUR 6-8 GRADE STUDENT DOES NOT HAVE A 4/5 SIBLING THEY WILL BE ASKED TO STAY OUTSIDE UNTIL 7:50 am.

Start Times:

4-5 Grade: 8:00 am

6-8 Grade: 8:15 am

Students who come in after these times will be considered tardy.

Pick Up Times:

4-5 Grade: 3:15-3:35

6-8 Grade: 3:35-4:00

Thank you for following these expectations and times, we appreciate the support!

6-8 Grade In-Person Learning Update: DRUM ROLL PLEASE!

We are excited to announce that we will be welcoming our 6-8 students back for full time in-person learning Monday-Friday beginning February 1, 2021. Our goal remains to provide in-person learning for our students while following established protocols. We want to open, and remain open, for the rest of this school year while minimizing disruptions to student learning. To increase the likelihood that we can accomplish this goal we are asking parents of all students to:

  • Discuss the importance of masking

  • Discuss the importance of following all safety protocols and routines while at school

  • Please keep students home if they are not feeling well.

We are able to open our doors to all of our students because we have been monitoring the impact of the virus in our buildings from October through the present. We have had strong success with the safety measures we have in place in keeping any exposure contained to specific cohorts. We have not yet experienced heavy spreading of the virus within any cohort and feel that this is a strong indicator that we can extend full time learning to 6-8 students. We have consulted directly with Larimer County Health and other area schools who have been conducting full in-person learning to make sure we are doing this in the safest way possible. Please bear in mind that with more students there is a higher likelihood we will see more contact tracing and cohort closures. The good news is that with the increased testing availability and turn around, we have been able to get students back into our building quicker than the typical 14 day quarantine. Please review the information about the TSD Student Testing site below to familiarize yourself with this resource should you need to use it.

We are excited to inch towards normalcy and appreciate the patience and understanding as we embark into this next phase.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mrs. Hejl.

Have a great weekend,

Marian Hejl

4-8 Campus Principal

New Vision Charter School

NVCS Athletics

ATTENTION: If you are a Middle School Girl who loves Serving, Spiking, Setting, and Blocking, then Volleyball is the Sport for you. NVCS Volleyball Tryouts will be January 19th, 20th, and 21st in the 4-8 Gym from 3:45-5:15. Both Cohorts should attend these tryouts. On the days that your Cohort is remote learning at home, please enter through the Southwest gym door by the playground. Coach will have it open at 3:45. Do not enter through the front of the school. What you need: A) An updated Physical B) Athletic Packet filled out (these can be found on the NVCS Athletic Website) C) Enthusiasm for Volleyball!! If you have questions please contact Coach Chad Nachtrieb at

TSD Student COVID Testing Site Open to NVCS Students

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

Updated 6-8 Hybrid Learning Calendar

Click here to access updated 6-8 Hybrid Schedule

NVCS Spirit Store

Check out our new line of gear that you can order and have sent right to your home.

Student Fees

Invoices have been sent out. Many of you have so graciously reached out to donate to other families. We are working on a system for this. Thank you!
Student Fee Information

2020-2021 Student Fee Information

Florida Virtual Update

K-3 DIBELS : If your student is signed up for progress monitoring, please help your child connect with their advisor at the correct time.

Advisor Appointments- Please help your student attend scheduled appointments with their advisors. We love to check-in with students and help them succeed!

Email: Email is the main form of communication between the advisors and students/parents. Please check your email frequently and let us know of any email address changes.

Website Link: Florida Virtual @NVCS Website

Thank you all so much for your continued support and partnership!

-FLVS Team

SRO News

COVID - 19 Information

NVCS Parent Expectations for Reporting COVID Exposure

Guidelines for reporting COVID Exposure

Counselor Corner

KidsPak 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:

After filling out the surve, we will be in contact with you.

TSD Parent Cafe

Join other parents, share stories, build a support network, grow friendship, and get entered to win a $50 gift card!

Strategies for Turning in Work

Helpful hints for when your child is not turning in their work.

TSD Clothing Closet is Now Open!

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!

We are growing and are so fortunate to be able to offer even more resources for our staff and students. We are looking for exceptional people to join our dynamic team. We currently have the following positions available:

K-8 Substitute Teachers

Check out our website to learn more about each position and apply.


NVCS PTO Meeting Minutes

Minute Notes from the January 11, 2021 PTO Board Meeting

New Vision Charter School Board Meeting

Monday, Jan. 25th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Important Dates to Remember

About Us

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4-8 Campus: 299 Peridot Avenue