Back-to-School

Back-to-School Checklist

Welcome new and returning students!
This page serves to support your questions and guide you through the registration process required for all new and returning students.

Please check this page often as items may change between now and Fall 2022.

List of 7 items.

  • Academics

    SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS
    Students may begin working on the assignments for Summer 2022 after the end of this school year. An email will be sent to students and families prompting them to check the Student Portal for summer assignments. Summer assignments will also be listed in the Google Doc below. 
    • Summer Assignments
    • 2022-23 Course Schedule
    • 2022 Summer Community Read: 
      • Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang, America's Horse, by David Philipps (FVS Class of 1996).  Book provided to all enrolled students and must be completed by August 24th. 
    COURSES AND ACADEMICS (NEW STUDENTS ONLY)
    Our Academic Coordinator will reach out with an invitation to connect one-on-one to discuss the academic program and begin the course selection process beginning in June. (VIA GOOGLE MEET or ZOOM). Stay tuned! 

    Questions? Reach out to the Academic Coordinator:
    V. Penny Steele
    Office: 719-391-5420 | Email
  • After-School Programs & Athletics

    ATHLETICS

    Who: New & Returning Students
    What: Fill out Athletic Google Forms (coming soon)
    Due: Mid-August
     
    Families will receive a welcome and introduction from the Athletics Department that includes:  
    • An overview of the athletic and after school activity requirements and options
    • A sign-up form to indicate student preferences for each after-school season
    • Information about any additional fees for participation

    ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS OFFERED
    Theatre (Fall & Spring Play, Winter Musical)
    The Owl: Yearbook Team
    Media Team
  • Calendars

    Calendars:
    • 2022-2023 Major Events Calendar
    • FVS Registration/Orientation:
      • Saturday, August 27, 2022
        • 8:00 - 11:00 am – Domestic/International Boarding Students
        • 1:00 - 2:00 pm – Day Students
        • 4:00 - 5:30 pm - Parent Reception
    • 2022 First Day of School Schedule (coming soon)
  • Health

    In early June, parents will receive an email invitation directly from SchoolDoc.com, a service that securely manages our electronic health records and medical information for Fountain Valley School. Parents will upload and manage all health-related information in this SchoolDoc account. 

    » Health Center Summer Information and Registration Day Info


    » COVID 19
    In our continued effort to ensure the health and safety of our community and follow best practices that have been recommended to us by the El Paso County Health Department, all students will need to submit a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to arriving on campus (this does not pertain to the early health registration visits). In addition, we encourage all students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and all eligible boosters prior to their arrival on campus. Once students have an updated vaccine card, please upload a picture of the card to their SchoolDoc health profile. The Health Department’s definition of “fully vaccinated” means that a person has received two doses of the vaccine plus all eligible boosters. 
     
    While traveling to campus, we encourage all students and families to wear KN95 masks throughout their journey to minimize their potential for exposure. If a student or family member is experiencing any symptoms, we ask that they delay their arrival on campus until they have received a negative PCR test or all symptoms have subsided. If a student tests positive for COVID the week before arrival, they should remain home and communicate with our school nurses for further instructions.
     
  • Parents

    Helpful Resources for FVS Parents

    New & Returning Parents 
    Manage account, contracts, and tuition all in one place! 
    » FVS Parent Portal

    Dean's Office Forms
    » Deans’ Office forms
    (must be completed before campus arrival)
    » Class Absence Form & School-in-Session Holidays


    REACH for Parents through Web Browser or Mobile App:
    The Reach platform is a student management system designed specifically for boarding schools. It helps manage an extensive range of residential activities including leave, rollcalls, doctors' appointments, college visits,  student records,  and reporting. Students and staff use the Reach system to request/ manage leave, health/ symptom check-in, manage events, manage calendars, and record student location. (This may include various on-campus and off-campus locations.)
    » REACH for Parents (DOWNLOAD)

    Reach is cloud-based and can be accessed from any device with an internet connection using either a web browser or via the mobile app, which is available for Apple and Android devices through their online stores.
  • Students

    Helpful Documents and Tips for Students:

    IMPORTANT LINKS:

    » What to Bring to FVS
    » Computer & Technology Information

    REGISTRATION LINKS & FORMS:


    » Roommate Questionnaire (Boarding Only)

    » Adviser Placement Questionnaire


    STUDENT HANDBOOK:

    BLACKBAUD:

    REACH:
    » REACH for students (DOWNLOAD)

    The Reach platform is a student management system that is designed specifically for boarding schools. It helps manage an extensive range of residential activities including leave, rollcalls, student records, and reporting. As a student, you can use the Reach system to request/manage leave, view/register/decline your events, edit/manage your calendar, and record where you are; this may include various on-campus and off-campus locations.

    Access REACH 24/7 from a Web Browser or Mobile App:

    Reach is cloud-based and can be accessed from any device with an internet connection, using either a web browser or via the mobile app, which is available for Apple and Android devices through their online stores.


  • Transportation

    By August, please send your plans and travel itinerary to the Dean's Office: deansoffice@fvs.edu

    Please Note: Once you have submitted your arrival plans, a confirmation will be sent from the Dean's Office.

    Parents are welcome and encouraged to accompany students for arrival/registration and should plan to depart campus by end of the day on August 27. 

    TRANSPORTATION – UNACCOMPANIED MINOR
    For students whose parents are not accompanying them to campus, FVS provides a shuttle service from the Denver and Colorado Springs airports. Shuttle fees for trips from DEN are $25.00; shuttles to and from COS are free of charge.

    STUDENT SHUTTLE GUIDE & PRIVATE TRANSFER OPTIONS 
    Guide to Travel Planning (PDF)


    AIR TRAVEL
    Check your airline requirements for an unaccompanied minor (under age 15).  FVS can arrange a representative to meet your child at the airport for a $150 service fee.


    DAY STUDENT TRANSPORTATION
    Please note: Depending upon the needs of the day students, bus stops are subject to change, as are pick-up and drop-off times. Please fill out this form so we can plan for the day bus routes.  Day Students only (Juniors & Seniors), must complete the Vehicle Registration Form to register a vehicle on-campus. Note: Boarding students are not allowed to have vehicles on campus. 

    TOURISM & HOTEL INFORMATION: 
    Welcome to Colorado Springs! If you are traveling from outside the region, please find resources for nearby hotels, restaurants, and attractions:

    www.VisitCOS.com
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