Dear NVS Families,
Happy Monday! As a reminder, Spring break is still scheduled for April 6th-10th. We do not have any new closure updates as of today. We understand Saddleback may make an announcement sometime tonight regarding closure dates.
PLEASE HELP US WITH A FEW ITEMS:
·Make sure your student is logged into their classroom on time. It is taking administration a lot of time to try and reach students by phone.
·If your student is going to be late, absent, or you need to report anything else to administration, you can call the office (949-455-1270), or email Sandi Carter or Jen Carrillo.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
· What is the reason for following the bell schedule and the pacing guide?
We elected to follow the bell schedule so students would not fall out of their routine. Changes in expected routine can cause anxiety. We wanted to mitigate as much anxiety and change as possible. We continue to follow the pacing guide for classes, although we have made accommodations to the amount of classroom work and homework. We are attempting to minimize adjustments so that students can stay on pace and have little to no summer make-up.
· Will students receive credit?
New Vista School is following our bell schedule, providing the daily instructional minutes required, taking attendance, and providing virtual classroom instructions so that our students continue to receive school credit. Our intention is to keep students on track and receive credit for work completed. We have not received word to the contrary.
· What do I do if my student falls behind?
Continue to communicate with your teachers. They can help get students back on track during homework support from 3:00 to 4:00. Accommodations can also be made.
· How can we adjust if the work is too much?
First, be sure you are communicating with your teachers. They can support when necessary. Second, minimize the homework. If it is too much, you can email your teachers and let them know to expect less homework. Third, you can drop a class if need be. We are looking into summer make-up classes as well. Also, students can retake a class the following school year if necessary. If too many accommodations are made, then the work will have to be made up at a later date anyways.
We are happy to email you a list of available staff for you to hire and work with.
· When is the school scheduled to reopen?
The tentative date for the campus to reopen is Monday, April 13th. However, there is a chance this may be extended to May 1st.
· What if school remains closed for the rest of the school year?
If the order is given to close the school for the remainder of the year, New Vista is prepared to continue with our remote learning program through June. Currently, there is a very small staff working at the school to support teachers, students, and parents. All of the personnel can work remotely if needed.
New Vista school wants to keep the students engaged so the loss of learning is minimal, We also hope to stay on pace with our academic calendar and not have to cut into any summer months, if possible. We know everyone is putting their best effort into the remote learning program. We know it is difficult for all families. If your situation requires more attention, please let us know and we can help work through a plan. Severely limiting class time and work will put everyone behind. We are here to help!
Lastly, we will be sure to update you with any event cancellations that are scheduled on our Academic Calendar.
New Vista School