Mountain View High School

December 14, 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to Mountain View High School. Home of the Mountain Lion. Our motto is: PRIDE!


Be Present
Show Respect
Get Involved
Honor Diversity
Give Effort

Visit our website: https://www.thompsonschools.org/mountainview

End of Semester One!!

Great Job Everyone!! The end of the semester is December 18th. Enjoy your winter break!
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Announcements and Newsletters

You can access all our Announcements and Newsletters on our website.

MVHS Website

Materials Drop Off This Week - End of Semester One

Dear MVHS Students and Parents/Guardians:


Beginning Wednesday, December 16 through Friday, December 18, students may return any books and materials from first semester classes from 8 AM to 4 PM in the main MVHS lobby. We ask that you make every effort to return first-semester items so that we may isolate materials over the holiday break in order to check them out to other students for second-semester.


Teachers may arrange other times for drop off of materials, and students/parents are welcome to use either teacher-arranged times or the standard times above at their discretion. We are working to make multiple times available to meet student/parent needs.


As needed, materials pick up days in January will be communicated at a later date for second-semester courses.


At all times, students must wear a mask and maintain social distancing (no congregating). If you or someone you have been in contact with have tested positive for COVID19 or are sick with symptoms including a fever, PLEASE STAY HOME and make alternate arrangements at a later date.


During drop off times between 8 AM - 4 PM on Wednesday, December 16 through Friday, December 18, students may enter the building through the main doors to return items belonging to the school (calculators, art supplies, textbooks, etc.), placing these items on the tables in the main lobby. Please bring all items being returned LABELED with the student's first and last name and teacher name. After you have returned your supplies, it is expected that students will leave campus immediately.


If, for any reason, you are unable to return items during these designated times, please work directly with your teacher (your child's teacher) for a suitable time to return items.


Thank you for your attention to this, and we wish you the very best holiday break!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Harmon

MVHS Virtual Curriculum Night

MVHS Virtual Curriculum Night - Thursday, December 17th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. https://www.smore.com/94zpx


For more information please CLICK HERE for a video

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Learning Models

A few weeks ago, a form was sent to all families to identify which learning model (in person which is remote right now or Thompson Connect Online) each student would be selecting for the second semester that begins Tuesday, January 5, 2021. If your child is not changing learning model, there is nothing further to do.


For those who completed the form or contacted our office to change the learning model, please note the following below.


Our counseling staff will reach out to you as to the next steps for class schedules and information about either joining us for in-person learning (which is currently remote) or for fully online through Thompson Connect Online (TCO). At this time, we do not know whether we will be serving students who select the in-person learning model remotely or in-person when the second semester begins. Details regarding the re-entry of high school students for in-person learning will come out from the District by December 18, 2020.


If you are planning to have your child change learning models and you have not yet contacted us, please do so by December 11 so that we can ensure a smooth transition.

Students NOT returning 2nd Semester

If students are not returning 2nd semester, they will need to return all materials (chrome books, text books and other materials) to Mountain View High School.


It's easy to do!! Come any school day between 8AM and 4PM, ring the bell . . . .we'll be happy to help.


You may make an appointment to return your chromebook, to do so please Click Here, Click on an open appointment slot to sign up. If no slots are available, please try a different time range. To cancel an appointment slot you've already booked, leave this sign-up page and delete the event from your own calendar.


WHEN RETURNING A CHROMEBOOK, PLEASE REMEMBER TO RETURN THE CHARGER!

Winter Break ~ December 21, 2020 to January 1, 2021

There is no School from December 21, 2020 to January 1, 2021 for Winter Break


No School for Students on January 4, 2021

Freshman Seminar

Dear Freshman Parents and Guardians,


Our Freshman Seminar course is coming to a close and we need your feedback. Please take time to fill out the following survey. If you have any questions please contact freshmen Assistant Principal, Don Kotnik, or freshmen Counselor, Ryan Smith at the emails below.


Survey Link


Thank you very much,


MVHS



donald.kotnik@thompsonschools.org


ryan.smith@thompsonschools.org

CU High School Honor Band

We are proud to announce that Bryce McRoy was selected to the CU High School Honor Band Advanced Ensemble on alto saxophone! This is the top band at CU Honor Band, and is comprised of students from all over the state!! Bryce was selected as 5th chair. He is one of only five freshmen selected for the band that is primarily made up of juniors and seniors! He is the only freshman saxophone player!

Senior Name Verification

Seniors and Families:


Recently you should have received in the mail a letter asking you to confirm you full legal name. If you did not receive this letter, please contact Suzy Hass at (970) 613-7802 or suzanne.hass@thompsonschools.org.


The diploma is a legal document and must have your student’s full legal name. We will need you to verify that the name listed below is the legal name that matches your student’s birth certificate or other legal name change documents. Please make sure to include any suffix and or diacritical mark.


The diploma CAN NOT have the graduates’ nickname.


We will need the confirmed name verification back by December 18th.


Please return to Suzy Hass by December 18, 2020. You can return the signed document by the following methods: (1) take a picture or scan then email to suzanne.hass@thompsonschools.org, (2) fax to (970) 613-7820, or (3) mail to 3500 Mountain Lion Drive, Loveland, CO 80537.

2021 Incoming Freshman, LISA Applications Are Being Accepted Until January 8, 2021

The LISA program at Mountain View High School is a pathway for a student to earn a Thompson School District Honors Diploma through art integration. The MVHS LISA program seeks a student that is passionate about the arts, that works and learns together with others as a community, and that reflects the philosophy of art integration. In reviewing applications for admission, the MVHS LISA faculty seeks evidence of the following qualities: passion for the arts, the commitment and self-discipline to advance in both artistic and academic studies at an honors level, and the ability to contribute to building a successful, supportive, and inclusive school community through art integration.


To Apply please CLICK HERE

Athletics, Activities and Clubs

Winter Sports!

Season B sports are open for registration! Athletes planning to participate in

  • Wrestling
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Competition Spirit
  • Girls Swimming

can sign up now. Go to mvhsathletics.org and click on 2020-21 Athletic Registration for instructions on how to register. The first practice/tryouts are currently set to begin January 25, 2021 with games/competitions starting February 1, 2021.

National Signing Day

We want to honor any athletes who are committing to play sports at the collegiate level. If you or your son/daughter have signed on to play sports in college, please send an email to Athletic Director, Lauren Anderson (lauren.anderson@thompsonschools.org) so she can send you more information.

ATTENTION BASEBALL PLAYERS

There will be a player's meeting for all interested baseball players on December 16th at 7pm. It will be a Google Meet meeting & the meeting code will be sent to each player on the coaches mailing list. Contact Coach Smela and let him know you are interested and he will add you to his mailing list. The Coach needs 100% of this year’s baseball prospective players on the Google meeting to address a lot of new information.


Topics to be covered at this player’s meeting include:


· The off-season strength & conditioning schedule

· Pitcher/Catcher workouts-sessions

· Spring training games in March-April

· Spring Break

· Tryout expectations

· Season description with COVID-19 rules

· Summer baseball

Open Enrollment for 2021-2022 School Year

APPLY NOW!

TSD Open Enrollment starts TODAY!

November 30 - January 8

Whatever your interests, TSD has program options that are perfect for your student and family. Now is your chance to explore our diverse program lineup and choose the school community that is right for you!

Apply Now: https://bit.ly/397ulYF

Learn more about our schools: https://bit.ly/3f3VtJ3

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Student Announcements

If you would like to review Announcements sent to students, please visit our website Mountain View High School Website. We will post all Announcements and Newsletters under the Announcements Heading.

Mountain View Music & Arts (MVMA)

MVMA Holiday Fundraisers!


Mountain View Music & Arts (MVMA) has several fundraisers for you to take advantage of this holiday season! These fundraisers benefit MVHS’s band, choir, orchestra, theatre, and arts programs.


1. Gift Cards: Purchase gift cards to give as holiday gifts, or buy electronic gift cards to spend on your holiday shopping: 750+ retailers available! Sign up for the ShopWithScrip program and install the RaiseRight app on your phone. Get started here: https://shop.shopwithscrip.com (MVMA’s enrollment code is B28155F75549L).


2. AmazonSmile: Avoid the stores, and do your holiday shopping from the safety of home! Link your Amazon account to designate Mountain View Music & Arts as your charitable organization, then shop at smile.amazon.com. Get started here: http://smile.amazon.com (MVMA’s organization # is 26-4794988). You can also use AmazonSmile on your phone — just enable it in your Amazon app settings.


3. King Soopers Community Rewards: Let King Soopers donate a portion of your holiday grocery shopping back to MVMA (at no cost to you!). Link your King Soopers shopping card (the one you use to get store discounts and sale prices) to designate Mountain View Music & Arts as your charitable organization. Get started here: https://www.kingsoopers.com/i/community/community-rewards (MVMA's organization # is SB623).


Thank you for supporting MVMA! For more information about us, visit https://www.mvmaloveland.org

Free and Reduced School Meals


As you know, during remote learning the Thompson School District is operating drive-up meal distribution sites for families to access school meals.


Did you know many federal, state and local funding sources for TSD schools are based on the number of students eligible for free or reduced school meals? When you apply for free and reduced meal services, your school is eligible for additional funding that is important to maintain valuable school programs and services for families.


And, in addition to meal benefits, families who qualify for free or reduced meals are also eligible for other benefits, including reduced or waived school fees, technology support and internet access, as well as assistance with costs for a number of school programs like athletics and before/after school extracurricular activities.


If you believe you may be eligible for Free and Reduced School Meals, it is important for you to complete the Nutritional Services application: https://bit.ly/schoolap


You can read more about how to qualify for benefits here:

English: https://bit.ly/372IYLA

Spanish: https://bit.ly/36YtJDi

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Teen Winter Learning

December 1 – January 1

Are you ready to choose your gnome adventure?

Teens can read, create and discover throughout the month of December for the opportunity to earn awesome prizes like gift cards and even a tablet!

Participate in the program online at https://bit.ly/37rBZuw

Choose your avatar, earn badges, and unlock games in your online account. For teens and tweens age 11-17 or in grades 6-12.

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TSD Family Center

TSD Family Center Now Open at Stansberry

The Family Center is a one-stop-shop for TSD families to get help with questions about school and community resources.

For more information, click on the video links and flyers below.

English: https://youtu.be/BIv6Znnoouo

Spanish: https://youtu.be/SXMxdh2S7No

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Become a volunteer Bell Ringer and help Rescue Christmas

Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for bell ringing this holiday season. Students and Staff can register to ring bells at LovelandRedKettle.org or http://salarmy.us/LovelandBellRinging

Please review any past newsletters here:

August 19

August 25

August 31

September 15

September 22

September 29

October 6

October 13

October 20

November 4

November 11

November 19

December 2

December 9


If we didn't answer your question here, please feel free to contact any of us here at MVHS to help!

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Official Lions Gear

Get your official lions gear at the Sideline Store. Visit the website Mountain Lion Spirit Wear. You can customize your gear online now.