News From Nighthawk Nation

Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community

Week of January 18, 2020

Why New Vision?

We know that you have your choice of schools to trust your children with and we are so honored that you have chosen New Vision Charter School. We feel so fortunate to partner with you and your family to help educate your children.

Over the next few weeks we want to highlight students, families, and staff that answer the question Why New Vision on our social media outlets. Please take a few minutes to email, video, draw, or whatever other creative outlets you can think of to share why you choose New Vision and why you love New Vision.

Please email Mrs. Baker at with questions or submissions. We can't wait to see what you share!

Leadership Corner

K-3 Campus

Wow! What an exciting week at the K-3 Campus! It has been so fun to have all students back in person. Teachers have spent time teaching expectations and routines to ensure a successful 2nd semester.

Each grade level is doing incredible things and I am so excited to share the highlight reel with you!

Kindergarten - THEY ARE READING! I am blown away that our youngest learners are reading.

1st Grade - Our 1st graders are learning about the Incan Culture. They had Incan races to deliver the important message to the Emperor.

2nd Grade - 2nd Grade is learning the difference between nouns and verbs and identifying proper and common nouns. There was also some awesome site word baseball this week.

3rd Grade - 3rd grade is solving some very complex math story problems. They are solving multiple step problems and digging in deep to justify their answers.

Today we celebrated our 2nd quarter Golden Feather Earners! What a great celebration.

Please remember a little extra dose of patience and grace. Driveline will take longer both in the am and in the pm due to the increase in students. If you can walk we highly encourage it.

Please make sure that you are being alert and present during driveline. This includes being off your cell phones and adhering to the speed limits and guidelines.

Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to navigate this year. We are so happy and fortunate that you have chosen New Vision Charter School to partner with you as you raise your children.

With extreme gratitude,

Mary Baker


K-3 Campus

4-8 Campus

Happy Friday Nighthawks!

This week has been full of students earning PBIS rewards! Everything from Baby Yoda stickers to slime parties, our students are making the most of the rewards that they have earned. This year we are using a digital rewards system to tabulate crests and student rewards. As of this morning we have awarded over 94,000 crests to students K-8! That is a lot of positive behavior recognition!! If you have not checked it out yet, I encourage you to do so. Student log in information can be provided by your student's homeroom teacher. To learn more about this amazing program please visit the website below:


As we move into this holiday weekend I encourage all families to discuss Martin Luther King Jr. Day with their student(s). MLK Day is one of the only federal holidays designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Dr. King believed in the power of people ingniting change within their communities. I encourage families to have conversations about how we can inspire change within our school, local, and global communities. If your family wants to share how you volunteered your time this weekend please send me an email: so I can celebrate with students when we return next week!

Return to Learn Update

I have have recieved many questions regarding our 6-8 return to full time in person learning. While we do not have an exact date at this time for return to full time in person learning, please know that this opton is on the horizon. We are watching the surrounding school districts and have been in direct contact with LCHD to determine what we need to do to make this possible in the near future. All of our teachers and staff want to see their students come back full time, we just need to make sure we have the capacity to do so in the safest way possible for both students and parents. As in the past communications, we will let parents know of our plans well before they are put into action so that we can gather feedback and allow you time to plan for any changes that take place.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Marian Hejl


4-8 Campus

NVCS Athletics

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

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:

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

Asymptomatic/Symptomatic--PCR TEST*

  • 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

Updated 6-8 Hybrid Learning Calendar

Click here to access updated 6-8 Hybrid Schedule

Student Fees

Invoices have been sent out. Many of you have so graciously reached out to donate to other families. We are working on a system for this. Thank you!
Student Fee Information

2020-2021 Student Fee Information

Florida Virtual Update

Happy New Year and Welcome to the Second Semester of the Florida Virtual Program at NVCS!

Quarter 2 Report Cards -Parents should be able to view Quarter 2 grades on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

Website: Please continue to check the Florida Virtual @NVCS Website on a daily basis for announcements and other important information that relates to the Florida Virtual Program.

Weekly Update Emails: Please check your email each week for the weekly update from your student's advisor. These emails contain important information in regards to assignments coming up for the week, helpful video links, and grade level specific information.

K-3 DIBELS : If your student is signed up for progress monitoring, please help your child connect with their advisor at the correct time.

Thank you all so much for your continued support and partnership!

-FLVS Team

SRO News

COVID - 19 Information

NVCS Parent Expectations for Reporting COVID Exposure

Guidelines for reporting COVID Exposure

Counselor Corner

KidsPak Information

KidsPak is a weekend hunger relief program run by Loveland Rotary for children and families in the TSD community. KidsPak currently serves 39 schools, including New Vision. NVCS partners with KidsPak by identifying students and families that would benefit from receiving extra food for the weekends. KidsPak partners with Larimer County Food Bank to create a special menu each week, so the food varies week to week. The food packs are delivered to NVCS and given to students in a plastic bag that does not need to be returned.

If your student and family is in need and could benefit from this service please fill out the form below. KidsPak does not require families to meet certain qualifications or provide proof of need. NVCS families utilizing the KidsPak service will be kept confidential.

Interest Survey:

After filling out the surve, we will be in contact with you.

Strategies for Turning in Work

Helpful hints for when your child is not turning in their work.

TSD Clothing Closet is Now Open!

New and lightly used clothes now available to any TSD students in need. Once the order is completed a district employee/volunteer will be in touch with you to schedule a contactless pick up time.

New Vision is Hiring!

We are growing and are so fortunate to be able to offer even more resources for our staff and students. We are looking for exceptional people to join our dynamic team. We currently have the following positions available:

K-8 Substitute Teachers

Check out our website to learn more about each position and apply.


NVCS PTO Meeting Minutes

Minute Notes from the January 11, 2021 PTO Board Meeting

New Vision Charter School Board Meeting

Monday, Jan. 25th, 6pm

Virtual Meeting

Important Dates to Remember

About Us

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4-8 Campus: 299 Peridot Avenue