Announcements

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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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 robin.williams@thompsonschools.org 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.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Jane Harmon, Principal

jane.harmon@thompsonschools.org


MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH

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.

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 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

Athletics, Activities and Clubs

DECA State Qualifiers

Congratulations to the following students who qualified to compete in DECA State. It is amazing to see how well these students navigated a virtual district competition.


Katana Rivette - Personal Financial Literacy (she also scored the highest in her placement exam).


Alexandria Warner - Restaurant and Food Service Management


Zach Rechkemmer (Alternate) - Business Finance.


We are pleased that they got a chance to compete and represent Mountain View. Resiliency!

New Head Girls Swimming Coach

We are excited to welcome Coach Trent Richardson as the Head Girls Swimming Coach for Mountain View High School. Trent's goal is to help swimmers on our team become people who are not just successful in what they do, but also leave a mark on the communities and organizations that they are involved in. His swimming experience includes swimming with the Waialua Swim Club with coach Bob Attwood, Iolani Swim Club under coach Brian Lee., Diablo Valley College for Rick Millington, and later at U.C. Davis. His coaching experience spans 16 years including Assistant Coach at UC Davis, DART Swimming in Davis, CA, Monte Vista High School and currently at the Loveland Swimming Club. We are thrilled to have such depth of experience and passion for the sport for our Girls Swim Program. The girls season is set to start January 4th. Feel free to reach out to Coach Richardson directly if you are interested in swimming for the Mountain Lions (trent@lovelandswimming.com).
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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

Track

Interested in offseason conditioning and honing in on your track skills? Contact Coach Whitney Hornung (whitney.henderson@colostate.edu) 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. whitney.henderson@colostate.edu

Basketball Open Gym

  • Girls Practice Mondays (6-7:30) and Wednesdays (6:30-8) in the gym. Contact Coach Jason Walker for more information (walkertime12@gmail.com)
  • Boys practice Wednesday and Thursday 4:30-6pm in the gym. Reach out to Coach Tony Barnett ( tbar3275@gmail.com ) if you are interested!

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
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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.

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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.



Register: https://bit.ly/2UxzwJ0

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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.

tyler.schlagel@thompsonschools.org

970-613-5098

Google Meets: https://bit.ly/FAFSAInfoNight

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Guitar and Piano Player Auditions

LOOKING FOR GUITAR AND PIANO PLAYERS TO AUDITION FOR THE PIT ORCHESTRA FOR OUR PRODUCTION OF "THE ADDAMS FAMILY: THE MUSICAL". AUDITIONS ARE DUE BY NOVEMBER 30. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT MR. TOEWS. PETER.TOEWS@THOMPSONSCHOOLS.ORG

StuCo MVHS Announcements

MV StuCo has a continuous slide show presentation of announcements. Please click here to view.

MVHS Virtual College and Military Visits Calendar

Scan me for access to the College and Military Rep Visits Calendar. You can find every virtual visit for MVHS this year and a link to join the visit in the appointment.
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College Visits

Aims Community College


Checkout these Fall events from AIMS Community College for prospective students!



https://www.aims.edu/prospective/campus-tour.php

Army Virtual Visits

Army is having a virtual visit during lunch on every Wednesday. Here is the meeting link:

https://meet.google.com/jbu-yugq-bio

UNC's Future Teacher Conference

Register now for the UNC Future Teachers Conference happening on February 19!!!

https://www.unco.edu/cebs/future-teacher-conference/

SCHOLARSHIPS

Heisman High School Scholarship


The Heisman High School Scholarship program is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities.



https://heismanscholarship.com/application/

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.

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

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.

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