News From Nighthawk Nation

Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community

Week of October 26, 2020

Leadership Corner


New Vision Families,

If you are wanting to support our community as a result of the Cameron Peak Wildfire, here is a resource for you. In addition, if you are a family who has been affected by the fire, please let us know and we can connect you with some resources.

-New Vision Counselors

Ali Anderson, K-3,

Erin Jobman, 4-8,

Colorado Wildfires - How Can You Help?

Learn about resources for you to support our Colorado Community or get resources if you are in need.

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New Vision Charter School - New Website

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K-3 Campus

Note from Mrs. Baker

Thank you for a wonderful week of conferences. It was great to partner with you to help your child be the best that he/she can be. What a great privilege it is to work with you.

As I walk through the school each day, I am truly taken aback by the high level of learning that is happening in our building. Students are engaged, asking thoughtful questions, challenging each other and giving 100% each and every day. I see students holding each other accountable and being true leaders. It has been so exciting to see our returning students be positive role models to our new students. The bar of excellence is being raised each day.

I am excited to announce that our campus has earned 16,075 crests this year! Our kids are awesome.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us.


October is such a fun month to walk, ride, and scooter to and from school. We encourage you to take a break from Driveline and get some exercise this month. Please do not park in Garden Gate or the apartments across the street to pick up your kids. Make sure to use the crosswalk and most important...have fun!

Driveline Procedures

Driveline is getting better each day. Thank you! A couple of key reminders.

1. Only drop students off in the drop off zone. Dropping anywhere else, including 1st street is incredibly dangerous.

2. Only turn right out of the parking lot. Use the roundabout East of the school if you need to go west.

3. The Brookstone Apartments are not a turnaround and it is posted. Please use the roundabout East of the school.

4. Move only when NVCS Staff motion you to do so.

5. Avoid cell phone usage during Driveline.

6. Join Driveline only at the end of the line. In the afternoon, this may be past Denver. Please do not cut in line at the intersection at 1st and Denver.

7. You may not join Driveline in the afternoon from the East.

8. Unload students only from the passenger sides.

9. We have staff to help load and unload students, no need for you to get out of your car.

10. Have an extra dose of patience, grace, and kindness to keep everyone safe. The staff and students are moving as fast as we can to get your kids to and from school safely.

Driveline Guidelines

Please refer to this link for driveline guidelines.

Driveline Video

Please refer to this video for Driveline procedure.

K-3 Virtual Coffee with the Principal - Cancelled 10/23 and 10/30 Due to no school.

Join Mrs. Baker each Friday at 8:30 a.m. for an informal question and answer time and to hear about all the great things that are happening at NVCS K-3.

Meeting Link

Stem Supply Donation List

If you are interested in donating items to support our Stem Program, check out this sign-up.

4-8 Campus

Message from Principal Hejl

Happy Friday Nighthawk Nation,

I have been so grateful for the support I have received and the kindness that has come my way as my family and I have been evacuated from our home this past week due to the wildfires. I am so happy to let you know that we received news yesterday that we are able to return home and that our home is still standing. We are so thankful to the firefighters and first responders who faught to keep our precious land and home safe. Thank you to all who have reached out, having such an amazing place to work made this difficult time easier.

Thank you to all of the parents who attended our parent teacher conferences. Your partnership is essential in our ability to support your students and help them maximize their potential! To those of you who missed conferences, we still encourage you to reach out to your student's teacher regularly and build a strong partnership with them during the 20-21 school year!.

We are very excited to host our first ever virtual talent show! I have had the pleasure of getting a sneak peak at our performances and cannot tell you how incredibly impressed I am by our students talent in areas ranging from science to musical performances! Please join us for our Youtube live stream of this event (event details below).

I hope that all of you have a wonderful weekend. Hold your loved ones tight, appreciate the little things, and be the kindness you hope to see in the world!

Mrs. Hejl

6-8 Grade Athletics Update

At this point in time we are still planning on having competitive athletics at NVCS. Our games will begin in January. Schedules for Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, and Volleyball have been created. Please visit our Nighthawk Athletics page to see these schedules and learn more about our athetic programs.


October is such a fun month to walk, ride, and scooter to and from school. We encourage you to take a break from Driveline and get some exercise this month. Please do not park in Garden Gate or the apartments across the street to pick up your kids. Make sure to use the crosswalk and most important...have fun!


We have been contacted by the Larimer County Building with concerns about the number of parents who are parking in their lot and having students walk over to meet them. Help us be good neighbors and use our driveline to pick students up. Our driveline process is taking 15-20 minutes to complete, this means we are able to move groups of students through in roughly 5-7 minutes.

Please remember our differentiated end times:

4-5 Grade: 3:15

6-8 Grade: 3:35


Driveline Procedure Text

Please read the following document to get a better understanding of what the driveline procedure will look like.

6-8 Grade Hybrid Learning Calendar

Please click here to access the 6-8 Grade Hybrid Learning Calendar.

4-8 Driveline Times and Start and End Times

4th and 5th Grade:

  • AM Driveline: 7:30-7:50
  • School Day Starts at 7:55
  • PM Driveline: 3:15-3:35

6-8 Grade:

  • AM Driveline: 7:50-8:10
  • School Day Starts at 8:15
  • PM Driveline: 3:35-4:00


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.

Water Bottles

Due to restrictions from COVID, students are unable to use the water fountain at school. Please make sure your students bring a water bottle to school every day. This is also important, as milk is not being served with school lunches, so water is the only option for a drink at lunch.

K-8 Important Documents

NVCS Parent Expectations for Reporting COVID Exposure

Guidelines for reporting COVID Exposure

Florida Virtual Information

Florida Virtual @ NVCS Updates

Hello Florida Virtual Nighthawks!

Conferences : Thank you all for attending virtual conferences. It was such a pleasure chatting with many of you and celebrating your students. We appreciate your support at home to help our students be successful.

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

Staff Development: Friday October 30th: Advisors will be unavailable for support on this day.

October Count Goody Bags: All Florida Virtual students participating in the program were officially "counted" as a part of New Vision Charter School. We would like to reward students by giving them a goody bag. Please feel free to come pick these up at the 4-8 Campus Monday -Thursday from 9am-2pm.

Weekly Update Emails: Each Florida Virtual Advisor sends a weekly update email to both students and parents. These emails contain important information in regards to assignments coming up for the week, helpful video links, and grade level specific information. Please check your email each week for the weekly update.

Website: Please continue to check the Florida Virtual @NVCS Website on a daily basis for announcements and other important information that relates to the Florida Virtual Program.

K-8 Student, Parent, and Family Support Services

NVCS Counseling Corner/Services Website Update

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:

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: or phone 970-593-6827 ex. 2115

Debbie Weber, K-3 Office Manager

Email: or phone 970-593-6827 ex. 2121

Erin Jobman, 4-8 Counselor

Email: phone 970-593-6827 ex. 1207

Sheryl Fahrenbruch, 4-8 Office Manager

Email: or phone 970-593-6827 ex. 1100

NVCS PTO Meeting Minutes

Minute Notes from the October 19, 2020 PTO Board Meeting

NVCS Board Meeting Agenda

Agenda for the October 26, 2020 Board Meeting

New Vision Charter School Board Meeting

Monday, Oct. 26th, 6pm

Virtual Meeting

Important Dates to Remember

October 26: NVCS Board Meeting - 6:00 p.m. - Virtual Meeting Link

October 30: NO SCHOOL

October 31: Daylight Savings - Turn your clock back 1 hour before you go to bed

November 3: Election Day

November 6: 8:30 a.m. Virtual K-3 Coffee with the Principal - Meeting Link

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4-8 Campus: 299 Peridot Avenue

Outside Resources for Families

These resources are not endorsed by New Vision Charter School, just an opportunity to share resources from the community.
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