Mountain View High School
November 19, 2020 Newsletter
Welcome to Mountain View High School. Home of the Mountain Lion. Our motto is: PRIDE!
Visit our website: https://www.thompsonschools.org/mountainview
Transition to Remote-Only Learning, Effective November 23
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 email@example.com 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
MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH
SCHEDULES for November 30-December 18
Instructional Model for 2nd 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
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 www.jostens.com 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
Athletics, Activities and Clubs
National Signing Day
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
Live Streaming MVHS Athletics
Open Enrollment for 2021-2022 School Year
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.
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: https://bit.ly/FAFSAInfoNight
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.
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): https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/09630c44-de5c-4ab0-bbfb-c3295bc137af
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: https://shop.shopwithscrip.com (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 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.
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: 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
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.
District Meal Plan During Remote Learning
Monday, Wednesday, Friday's
1 HOT ENTREE, 1 COLD LUNCH AND 2 COLD BREAKFAST
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)
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: https://www.lovelandmealsonwheels.org/donate and put ‘SANTA’ in the comment box.
Housing: Family Resource Fair
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.
Medical: Sunrise Community Health Mobile Outreach Unit
The links below are the October Calendar for van locations and an informational flyer.
FREE parenting classes for families overwhelmed with stress during COVID
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
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