Mountain View High School

November 19, 2020 Newsletter

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Transition to Remote-Only Learning, Effective November 23

Thompson School District staff are continuing to work with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment to monitor infections within TSD and take all reasonable steps to help keep students and staff safe. Although the number of isolations and quarantines in our district remains lower than in many other parts of the community, our concern for the health and safety of students and staff has grown to a level where we feel that we must take additional steps to help keep people safe. As a result of these concerns, effective Monday, November 23, Thompson School District will transition all in-person learning throughout the district to a remote-only model until (at least) Tuesday, January 5.

Letter from Principal Jane Harmon

Dear Mountain View High School Students & Families,

We appreciate your support and patience as we navigate this continually evolving coronavirus

pandemic and the impact it has on our school and community. I am writing today to let you know that effective Monday, November 23rd Thompson School District will transition back to in-person learning in a remote-only model until January 5th. ILC students will continue to attend five days per week as previously attending. While this is the district plan at this time, the evolving nature of this health crisis will require us to remain flexible as we plan for the remainder of the school year.

Remote instruction on Monday will look the same as it did prior to in-person learning and will follow the same bell schedule. Please remember that attendance each period is required during remote learning. Our bell schedule is attached below. During remote instruction Mountain View High School will be using:

➔ Google Classroom as our main remote learning platform

➔ Google Meets for interactive videoconferencing and the facilitation of synchronous learning

➔ Weekly memos to parents and students to update the learning plan in each class, sent on

Fridays and outlining resources and expectations for the following week.

Please note that teachers will be recording all content-based full class Google meetings for the purpose of allowing students to review content. These recordings are for internal use only and will not be shared with anyone other than students in the class.

If a student is having difficulty connecting remotely on Monday, please read the information below:

PROBLEM WITH THE THING THAT PLUGS IN: If the problem is with the actual device (MVHS

owned Chromebook), please call the Innovative Technology Services Help Desk at (970) 613-7777. If ITS determines that a new device is needed, please contact the MVHS main office at

970-613-7800 or Robin Williams at to arrange for an

exchange at MVHS.

PROBLEM UNDERSTANDING WHAT TO DO: If the problem has to do with something the teacher has assigned, please contact the teacher directly.

PROBLEM GETTING SOMEONE TO E-MAIL YOU BACK: If you have reached out to your student’s teacher and have not heard back, please contact me directly.

In closing, we understand how important in-person learning is for our students, staff, and to the teaching and learning cycle. To this end, we will continue to advocate for small group learning opportunities as soon as health and safety conditions permit. Please pay attention to emails coming from our teaching and support staff as these emails will contain important information.


Mrs. Jane Harmon, Principal


SCHEDULE for RETURN TO REMOTE DAYS during Thanksgiving Week

Period 1 - 9:30-10:43 AM

NO CONNECTION TIME ON Monday and Tuesday, November 23-24

Period 2 - 11:23-12:35 PM

Lunch - 12:40-1:10PM

Period 3 - 1:15-2:30 PM

Period 4 - 2:35-3:50 PM

SCHEDULES for November 30-December 18

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No School ~ November 25th thru the 27th

There will be no school for the Thanksgiving break.

Instructional Model for 2nd Semester

Families – You were recently sent emails about choosing whether your student would be attending in person or fully online for the second semester which begins on January 4th. We require this information in order for us to plan for second semester. We know some students may wish to change instructional models at the semester.

If you did NOT complete the registration form or you want to change your selection. Please contact us as soon as possible. If we do not receive a response from you, your student will be placed in the currently selected instructional model.

You may respond by contacting your student’s counselor or phoning Suzy Hass at 970-613-7802.

Graduation on Campus Order Day ~ December 2nd

Seniors and Families ~

On Wednesday, November 18th, Jostens handed out Graduation information packets at Mountain View High School. If you did not receive a packet, we have them at the school and you may pick it up here.

Jostens will return on Wednesday, December 2nd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for you to place your order. This will be a drive up order out front in the circle drive.

You may place your order at anytime before December 2nd at or

mail your order to:

Excel Scholastic Services, LLC,

3201 East Mulberry Street, Unit R,

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Group Order deadline is Friday, December 11th

Chromebook Common Issues/Troubleshooting for Students/Families

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Athletics, Activities and Clubs

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 ( so she can send you more information.


Interested in offseason conditioning and honing in on your track skills? Contact Coach Whitney Hornung ( to learn more about an opportunity to focus on pre-indoor season/winter conditioning guidance and support to reach your full potential this upcoming outdoor track season.


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

Basketball Open Gym

  • Girls Practice Mondays (6-7:30) and Wednesdays (6:30-8) in the gym. Contact Coach Jason Walker for more information (
  • Boys practice Wednesday and Thursday 4:30-6pm in the gym. Reach out to Coach Tony Barnett ( ) if you are interested!
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Live Streaming MVHS Athletics

NEW for 2020! Did you know that you can stream some of the Mountain View games? Click on this link for upcoming events and how to subscribe. NFHS Network

Open Enrollment for 2021-2022 School Year

Dear Families:

Thompson School District’s Open Enrollment period for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year will be arriving soon.

This year’s Open Enrollment period will extend from Monday, November 30 through Friday, January 8.

Please see the image below for more details.

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FAFSA Information Night - Postponed to Wednesday, December 2nd

FAFSA Information Night - has been POSTPONED to Wednesday, Dec. 2nd

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Learn about FAFSA:

What it is and what it isn't. The 45-minute presentation will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

Contact Tyler Schlagel, TSD Career and College Coordinator, for more information.


Google Meets:

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Like everything else, Parent Teacher Conferences will look a little different this year.

Parent Teacher Conference will be held by phone or google meets by signing up for bookable appointments on:

  • Thursday, December 3rd from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Your student's teacher will be sharing the calendar link to book appointments. Watch for this in teachers weekly newsletters.

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)

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. Butter Braids: Do you love yummy treats during the holidays? Order Butter Braids, caramel rolls, gluten-free cookies, or KCup coffee, on sale from November 16 - December 4, for delivery before winter break! Contact Mr. Toews for more information, or click here to order online (local delivery only):

2. 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: (MVMA’s enrollment code is B28155F75549L).

3. 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 Get started here: (MVMA’s organization # is 26-4794988). You can also use AmazonSmile on your phone — just enable it in your Amazon app settings.

4. 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: (MVMA's organization # is SB623).

Thank you for supporting MVMA! For more information about us, visit

Thompson Career Campus Webinar Series

You're invited to join us for the Thompson Career Campus Live WEBINAR series, the week of November 30 - December 3. Learn more about the application process, high school and tuition FREE college credit opportunities.

This will be a live virtual event on TSD Google Meet. To gain access to a live webinar you must be registered to receive the google link. If you are unable to watch the live webinar(s), recordings will be posted on the TCC website.


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District Meal Plan During Remote Learning

Free Meals starting November 30th
Monday, Wednesday, Friday's

10:00-11:00 Mountain View HS, Bill Reed MS, Cotton Wood Plains ES
11:15-12:15 Winona ES, Erwin MS, Thompson Valley HS
12:30-1:30 Berthoud HS, Conrad Ball MS

(Parents or students can go to pick up meals, students do not have to be present with parents)
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Santa Project for Meals on Wheels Loveland/Berthoud

Donate new blankets, afghans and bathrobes in all colors and sizes--unwrapped in a holiday gift bag by December 3. Donations accepted Wednesdays/Thursdays, noon-3pm, Meals on Wheels, 437 N. Garfield Avenue, Loveland.

If you prefer to make a monetary donation, please visit their website: and put ‘SANTA’ in the comment box.

Housing: Family Resource Fair

This event is geared for families facing financial concerns, experiencing homelessness, or who are doubled/tripled up living with family and friends. Please direct all families to utilize the link provided on the flyer ( to request appointment slots as appointments are REQUIRED.

If families are interested in attending, please encourage them to reserve their appointment time sooner than later if they have limited availability in their schedules as exceptions cannot be made to filled appointment slots. While children may attend if needed (masks will be required), parents/guardians are encouraged to come alone to allow for better social distancing.
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Medical: Sunrise Community Health Mobile Outreach Unit

Sunrise Community Health provides primary and preventative care for medical, dental, and behavior health with sliding scale fees based on ability to pay. Their mobile van unit parks in various locations in the Front Range and families can access the van any time it is open without an appointment.

The links below are the October Calendar for van locations and an informational flyer.

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 or

FREE parenting classes for families overwhelmed with stress during COVID

Free virtual parenting classes for families overwhelmed with stress during COVID (Spanish & English classes available)
Two meetings offered every month (one in Spanish and one in English)
See flyer link below for registration and more info:

Thompson Community Agencies and Providers

Need a resource for mental health services in the TSD community? The link below is a provider list compiled by the district.

Thompson Community Agencies and Providers

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

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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