Riverside County Family Newsletter

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of May 26, 2020

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What's inside:

  • Hello from MVA Leadership and Staff
  • School Update
  • School Resource Websites to Bookmark
  • FREE Teaching Resources
  • Our Goals: Mission and Schoolwide Learner Outcomes
  • Virtual Chat with Family Liaisons
  • Senior Shoutout Survey - Parents of seniors please respond by May 27th
  • UPDATE! 2020 Virtual Graduation/Promotion - Survey closed.
  • MVA High School Curriculum Roadshow Slides & Recording
  • Sharing the Homeschool Heart - Meet your MVA Family Liaisons!
  • Student Support: Growth Mindset
  • Parent Testing Resources Website
  • Academic Video Library
  • Inspire Special Education Department Newsletter
  • Your Mission Vista Academy Team

This week's events!

Tuesday, May 26th

► VIRTUAL Boggle Word Game!

Wednesday, May 27th

► VIRTUAL Baking Bread in a Bag Workshop!

► VIRTUAL Homeschooling Parent Chat with your Family Liaisons!

Thursday, May 28th

► VIRTUAL Where in the World is Mrs. J? Geography Workshop!

Friday, May 29th

► VIRTUAL Kitchen Science

Check out all the details inside in the Community Connections section!

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Hello MVA Families,

Please click to enjoy a message from your MVA leadership and teachers!

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Current Updates From Our School Administration

Hello Wonderful Families,
Staying healthy is priority number one! As a school, we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what we can do to help keep everyone healthy.

You can find the latest COVID-19 Updates from our Principal on our MVA Website.

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) announces that the Executive Committee of the Accrediting Commission for Schools has approved Initial Accreditation for Mission Vista Academy (TK - 9), from the start of this school year through June 30, 2023. Thank you to all of our MVA Families for making our school a great place and helping with this process! (As each year we add another grade level in high school, we anticipate full accreditation of all grades TK-12 by 2023. Go MVA!)

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School Resource Websites to Bookmark!

Riverside County Parent Resource Site - Your go-to spot for homeschool help!

Mission Vista Academy School Website

Riverside County Facebook Group - Enrolled with Mission Vista Academy? Join us on Facebook for a lively discussion and homeschool support.

inspire_homeschoolcommunity_ie - Follow Mission Vista Academy on Instagram!

Free Teaching Resources

Mission Vista's School at Home Website

Mission Vista worked together with others to create this resource site for our families and for parents who are now faced with homeschooling their own children. Feel free to share this site!

Please reach out to your Family Liaisons or your HST at any time. We're here for you!

Mission Vista's Intervention Website

Your child's education is a top priority for you. That's why you homeschool! You can do this, and we have lots of free resources to help. Visit our Intervention Website. Here you will find tons of FREE teaching videos and resources.

Don’t let the name of this website make you think it is just for students that struggle…it’s definitely just a resource for great teaching!

Whether you are looking for some tips in Early Literacy, Math, Writing, or even Speech, you will find some help!

We have added our fabulous Online Direct Instruction (ODI) recordings! Make sure to check it out with your student!

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We Are Mission Vista Academy Proud!

Working Together - Mission Vista Academy

Our Mission

The mission of Mission Vista Academy is to develop the individual gifts of students in Riverside County and adjacent counties to become critical thinkers, responsible citizens, and innovative leaders prepared for academic and real-life achievement in the 21st Century. The mission will be accomplished through quality, personalized, standards-based education, which could include online coursework, offline textbook work, and unique hands-on and experiential learning experiences facilitated in partnership with students, parents, staff, and community.

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

At Mission Vista Academy, we have goals for our students that are known as Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (SLOs). SLOs are a part of our school culture: they reflect our school vision, the College and Career Readiness Standards, and the education of the whole child.

Mission Vista Students Are:

Navigators of the Digital World – Navigators of the digital world who are proficient in the use of technology, media, and online resources.

Self-Directed – Self-directed and motivated students who are able to set attainable goals to achieve academic success.

Personalized Learners – Personalized learners who are able to thrive in the style of education that best fits their individual needs.

Independent Critical Thinkers – Independent critical thinkers who have the ability to problem-solve, take ownership, and apply their knowledge to a variety of problems.

Responsible Citizens – Responsible citizens who demonstrate integrity and respect while actively seeking knowledge of local and global issues.

Effective Communicators – Effective communicators who can thoughtfully articulate their thinking with confidence while collaborating with peers.

Thank you for partnering with us to achieve our goals!

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Virtual Community Connection Events

Hello Families,

We are so excited to announce that Community Connections Riverside has gone VIRTUAL! This means all the fun of Community Connections is coming to our students' home computers!

Since you can't go to CC events, we will bring CC events to you! Let's get the Community Connected Again! We hope you can join us for these FUN and FREE workshops!

Community Connection Workshop Information:

  • You will log onto each Virtual Workshop using Zoom on the day and time of your workshop: ***The Zoom link and Password for these workshops will be sent to parents through email from your HST.***

  • You do not have to sign-up.

  • Each Virtual Workshop will last around 30 min.

  • Most of the Virtual Workshops have items for the students to bring. We are hoping that we have chosen items that you will have around your house. If not, don't worry because students are more than welcome to come without items and just join in on the community fun.

  • The teacher will make sure your computer is on mute unless they are asked to share. This way the teacher is the only one talking so everyone can hear the workshop.

  • We would like to make sure that all our students attending follow these rules: Log in with their first name only and treat all the students and teachers with kindness.

  • There may be a lot of students in each workshop. Therefore, the teacher may not be able to let all the students share or ask questions.

  • Your student may come to one or all of the workshops that are offered.

This Week's Virtual Events!

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Virtual Chat with Family Liaisons!

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Virtual Chat with Family Liaisons!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2pm

This is an online event.

Join the South Schools' (Mission Vista, Cabrillo Point, & Pacific Coast) Family Liaisons for a virtual homeschooling chat! A great opportunity to ask questions, gain insight, and support for your homeschool journey!

Want to talk about curriculum? Homeschooling philosophy? Learning styles? Out of the box ideas? We can't wait to connect with you!


Wednesday, May 27th at 2pm

Zoom Room: https://zoom.us/j/97600646288

Meeting ID: 976-0064-6288

Questions? Feel free to reach out to your Mission Vista Academy Family Liaisons!

Audrey Everson
(951) 541-4809

Andrea Hart
(951) 378-6144

Robi Frederick
(760) 455.0343

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Survey Closes Wednesday, May 27th at 5 pm

This year, your senior faced unprecedented challenges, and they have stood up to these trials with resourcefulness, diligence, and excellence! We want to give this year's graduates a SHOUTOUT and the recognition they deserve!

If you have a senior graduating in the class of 2020, please submit their photo and a signed photo release in this survey. They will be featured in a video on our social media pages and in our Family Newsletter.

Together, we can honor our seniors for their hard work this school year!

Photo Release Form

Senior Spotlight Survey

Questions? Contact Audrey Everson at audreye@inspireschools.org

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2020 Promotion & Graduation Update - We're going virtual!

Hello, Families of 5th, 8th, and 12th-graders,

We are excited to announce that we will be celebrating our Graduation and Promotion virtually, through Zoom, on June 2nd. Please see the link below for all information. RSVPs were closed effective 4/24/20 so that the production company can have time to put our ceremonies together. We look forward to celebrating with you virtually!

Please reach out to your HST if you have any questions.

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MVA High School Curriculum Roadshow Slides & Recording

Hello High School Parents!

Check out the Mission Vista Academy Curriculum Roadshow presentation and recording in case you missed it!

Presentation Slides with Links

Curriculum Roadshow Recording

Have questions about High School? Reach out to your Riverside County High School Success Coordinator, Summer Davidson at summer@inspireschools.org

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Sharing the Homeschool Heart

Meet your Mission Vista Family Liaisons

Family Liaisons are homeschooling parents, just like you! They are here to support and encourage you on your homeschooling adventure. Reach out to them anytime - they can't wait to connect with you!

Robi Frederick

Robi has been homeschooling her two girls, 10 and 11 years old, from the start. She is also the wife of a very supportive hubby of almost 14 years. They are raising their children in the Coachella Valley. Her family leans toward the classical method of homeschooling, but also relies heavily on a consistent morning time/read-a-loud schedule, during which she and her children read living books that support the topics they are studying. As a homeschool parent, she tries to steer her children in the direction of becoming more independent in their studies, taking more responsibility in scheduling their work and learning to access resources, while she supports and encourages them. Their family places traveling as a priority and believes it is one of the best ways to learn about the world. They have participated in co-ops as a way of enriching their homeschool experience. Her family also fosters children occasionally, which means the family has to find creative ways to schedule themselves and educate the new children in the home. One of her favorite pieces of advice for other homeschooling parents is not to become worried by comparing their children to others, as each child learns in their own way and at their own pace. And, if there are struggles, there are endless resources available to help. They will likely look back on many of their worries, wishing that they would not have wasted their time placing undue stress on themselves and their children and that the things they were worried about resolved themselves.

Feel free to reach out to Robi anytime for homeschool support!

(760) 455-0343


Andrea Hart

Andrea is a fulltime homeschooling, part-time working mother of two beautiful girls. Homeschooling has allowed their family to learn, engage, and connect in ways she never thought possible. They take every opportunity as a family to learn about the world around them, even if it's just a simple walk on the beach or a hike together in the forest. Homeschooling has given Andrea the time to practice patience, listening, and follow through when she didn’t even know she needed it. She strongly encourages any family who is considering homeschooling to do some research or reach out to a fellow homeschooling family in their area. Listen to the countless benefits and struggles they have worked through and ask as many questions as possible. While Andrea knows that homeschooling may not be the right fit for every family, she is thankful that they took a giant leap of faith and started this very special journey together.

Feel free to reach out to Andrea anytime for homeschool support!

(951) 378-6144


Audrey Everson

Audrey has been a Family Liaison for the Inspire Family of Schools for the last two years, and her favorite part is connecting with parents! Audrey's family relocated to Riverside County in 2015 after privately homeschooling in two previous states. For the first few years, she researched all that she could about how others homeschool through mom-to-mom conversations, reading books on homeschooling, and learning from blogs and websites from experienced homeschool parents. Reading testimonies about successful methods of home education about typical trials and common obstacles has allowed her to think differently about what they were doing. Educating herself gave her the freedom to be the type of homeschool parent she knew she wanted to be. After hitting a few roadblocks in the beginning, she found their path with a literature-based curriculum and joined a co-op that worked for her children and their lifestyle. They have an eclectic homeschooling style, which involves mixing multiple methods and ideas. Audrey believes a community is a foundation of what a strong homeschool journey thrives upon. Connecting with the local homeschooling community was a priority not only for her children's socialization but for her connection with fellow homeschooling parents. Finding your tribe can mean the difference between feeling alone and afraid and inspired and supported. She desires to assist parents and teachers in all parts of the homeschool journey. Audrey loves to help with field trip planning, curriculum suggestions and ideas, encouragement, support, and everything having to do with building a strong fellowship of homeschool families!

Feel free to reach out to Audrey at any time for homeschool support!

(951) 541-4809


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Student Support: Growth Mindset

The Support Team is happy to announce the launch of a new addition to our site: Growth Mindset!

On this website Parents/Guardians will learn how to help students:

  • “Bounce back” by increasing their motivational effort
  • Embrace lifelong learning and the joy of incremental personal growth
  • Utilize resources without being defeated by the threat of failure
  • Learn by a mastery approach, embrace challenges and put in the effort to learn
  • View perceived task setbacks as a necessary part of the learning process
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Parent Testing Resources

The Parent Testing Resources website is available for you to check out! Here you can find information about the assessments that Mission Vista Academy offers to its students. Mission Vista hopes to partner with parents to help students be as successful as possible. We hope you find the resources on this website helpful to increase your understanding of the assessments we give and empower you to prepare your child as they come upon these tests during their educational career.
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Academic Video Library

Did you know you have access to Inspire's Academic Video Library? These videos are available to support students in reading, math, and speech and can be accessed through the EOS!

Instructions to access Academic Video Library can be found here.

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Inspire Special Education Department Newsletter!

Please enjoy our latest edition of our Inspire Cares Newsletter.

Inspire Special Education Department Parent and Teacher Newsletter February 2020

You can also access our Inspire Cares website to support you in your homeschooling journey and view all of our newsletters!

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In this together!

Your Riverside County Homeschool Teachers and Family Liaisons are always here for you! Reach out to your HST or Family Liaisons for support, advice, and connections with the homeschool community around you!

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Mission Vista Academy Family Liaisons

Audrey Everson

Hi everyone! I am a mom of 3 awesome kids ranging in age from 11 to 7 years old. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been married for 17 years. Having homeschooled our children over the last 8 years in 3 different states, I've found homeschooling here in California, especially with Mission Vista Academy, has been a great fit for our homeschool journey. I am grateful for our ability to homeschool so freely and I aspire to assist other families with their own homeschool adventures!

Robi Frederick

Hi there! I am a mom of two girls, 10 and 11 years old, and have been homeschooling from the start. I am also the wife of a very supportive hubby of almost 14 years. We are raising our children in the Coachella Valley and excited to see how the homeschooling community has grown in our area, as well as the resources. I am very grateful that I have this opportunity to homeschool my children. I love to help and encourage families and assist in building our homeschooling resources in the Desert Area.

Andrea Hart

Hello! My name is Andrea Hart, and I am a homeschooling momma of two beautiful girls. Thanks to Mission Vista Academy, we have been homeschooling for 2 years and absolutely love the freedom and new learning experiences that it provides us daily. Homeschooling has changed our lives for the better, and I can’t wait to help other families learn, grow, and navigate through this extraordinary journey. I'm here to help encourage, guide, and answer any question you may have! I can’t wait to connect with you.

We want to hear from you!

What do you want to hear more about? Drop us an email!

We'd love to answer all of your questions in regards to homeschooling

and what the homeschool lifestyle looks like!

Riverside County Parent Feedback

Our goal is to provide you with the best homeschool program in Riverside County...so we want your feedback! If you have any comments, suggestions, or concerns, please let us know!

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Fully Accredited for Grades TK-9 by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

(As each year we add another grade level in high school, we anticipate full accreditation of grades TK-12 by 2023. Go MVA!)