News From Nighthawk Nation
Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community
Week of February 1, 2021
Thank you for sharing your children with us. It is so fun to see them learning in class, playing together on the playground, working to solve problems, and genuinely happy to be here. The joy and excitement in the building are contagious.
Here are some exciting things that our students are learning:
Kindergarten is studying their unit on Kings and Queens. I love that our curriculum integrates reading, history, and art into the studies.
1st Grade is doing a unit on poetry in their writing. Students were using their writing skills and making shaped poems.
2nd Grade just completed a research unit. Typically the students would share with the other classes, but with COVID restrictions you would think that would be impossible. Guess what! Nothing is impossible at New Vision, they did classroom Google Meets to share their writing.
3rd Grade is starting a unit on the Solar System. I can't wait to see how they integrate writing, science, and art into their unit. Also a huge congratulations to our 3rd graders for earning 6,886 crests this month. WOW! I challenge them to get to 10,000 next month!
One of my favorite things about New Vision and the Core Knowledge Curriculum is that nothing is isolated. Curriculum is integrated into hand-on, engaging learning that is linked together. What a brilliant way to learn.
As always, thank you for sharing your children with us. It is truly our honor to partner with you.
With extreme gratitude,
Happy Friday Nighthawks!
Parents, we are so very excited to be welcoming our 6-8 grade students back for full time in person learning next week. Please remember that this will result in Driveline times being extended a bit longer than normal. Please be patient and kind through this growth process, we are all in this together and your patience and kindness is much appreciated!
As we move into full 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.
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 all that you do for our Nighthawk Nation we are excited to have all of our students back with us starting next week!
Have a great weekend,
4-8 Campus Principal
New Vision Charter School
Please read through our Frequently Asked Questions to get answers to some of the questions you might have about next week and our return to full in person learning.
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 email@example.com
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: https://larimerhealth.secure.force.com/RegisterForTest/
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
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
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Florida Virtual Update
Here are updates for the week:
NVCS Extra-Curricular Activities: FLVS students are more than welcome to join extra-curricular activities that New Vision offers such as the Talent Show, Amateur Chef's Club and Middle School Sports. Please visit our website for more information.
NVCS Valentine's Day Jewelry Fundraiser- FLVS students and families may participate in this fundraiser. The order form will be on our website and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders can be picked up and paid for at the 4-8 Campus in the afternoon of February 11th.
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!
COVID - 19 Information
New Vision is Hiring!
K-8 Substitute Teachers
Check out our website to learn more about each position and apply.
Important Dates to Remember
February 15, 2021 - President's Day - No School for Staff or Students