Niwot High School
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October 15th, 2020
Good luck on Saturday at the State Championships Niwot X-Country! 

Results: Updated live on
Watch live: NFHS Network

St. Vrain Valley Schools remains committed to providing postsecondary college and career opportunities that will give students a strong competitive advantage for their future. To this end, St. Vrain is providing the 2020-2021 National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) on October 29, 2020. Each high school will administer the PSAT/NMSQT to all 11th grade students in person.

Thursday, October 29, 2020 will be an asynchronous day of learning at home for students in grades 9, 10, and 12. 

Due to last year’s PSAT 10 exams cancellation because of the coronavirus health crisis, the Colorado Department of Education is sponsoring the NMSQT. The PSAT/NMSQT is an opportunity for students to compete for over $30 million in college scholarships, and is an important step in preparing for the SAT exam that will be administered in the spring of their junior year.

If you have any questions about this calendar change or how to help your student prepare for the NMSQT, please contact our counseling office.

AP Exam Registration

The AP® Program recently introduced new resources and processes designed to help students earn college credit and placement. Here’s what you and your student need to know: 

  • Students will register for AP Exams in the fall; the payment window will be open from October 5 to November 9, 2020. Register today at
  • AP Exams will continue to be given in May.
  • There will be an additional $40 fee for registrations after November 9th.
  • Students get personalized feedback through new digital tools that provide daily support for every AP classroom. Teachers will be able to track performance throughout the year using monthly personal progress checks. 

Please encourage your student to sign up for a College Board account. All College Board programs are connected through one account, so if a student created one for the PSAT/NMSQT®, SAT®, or College Board Opportunity Scholarships, they’re all set. They’ll just need to have their username and password available. 

Learn more at

If you have any questions, please reach out to NHS AP Coordinator Leah Messinger at

On time May 2021 IB exam registration ends on 10/15/20 and Late Fees begin on 11/2/20. 

All NHS IB students enrolled in any IB course culminating in May 2021 are required to submit their IB exam registration to the NHS IB Coordinator:

Help us help you and avoid late fees by acting NOW. 
Are you looking for some Niwot Gear? The Niwot High School Booster Club now has an online Spirit Store. Go to Check out our new online store. Get your official Niwot Cougar Gear at to shop and place your order. Go Cougars!
Did you know, in addition to our other activities, the Niwot Boosters connect parent volunteers to teachers, staff, and administration who request help in a variety of ways throughout the year? While some of these activities may not be going on right now due to COVID-19 restrictions, the moment we can begin to safely help, we will do so! What types of activities can volunteers provide for our school when we are able?

Run after-prom
Run hearing and vision testing  
Help out in the library 
Help with registration  
Help with back to school nights and open houses
Ensure our teachers and staff have great food on conference nights
Set up special treats for teachers and staff, especially right now  
Make copies  
Set up the Senior Breakfast

All of these great things have one thing in common -They need you!

If you are not already on the list of Niwot Booster parent volunteers, please join us!

Contact our Niwot Booster volunteer coordinator, Jen Trotter, at or go to our website at  to join a great group of parent volunteers who support our school. Sign up for any activity you are interested's fun and feels great to help out!
Niwot High's virtual open house for current 8th graders will be on November 2nd from 6-8 PM. Tell your neighbors and friends!
Mwebaza Foundation Family Pizza Night
October 29, 6 - 7:30 pm
Pizza! Raffle! Live Music!

Join us for any or all of the events!
On 10/29, Pick up dinner from Proto's Pizza in
Gunbarrel, Longmont, or Broomfield, mention
"Mwebaza" and they'll donate a portion of sales to us!

Then, no matter where you live, join our free, virtual
gathering for live music and a raffle!

Raffle items include a variety of gift baskets like Kids'
Cooking, Family Game Night, Local Restaurants, Family

Movie Night and more!

RSVP to the event and pre-order raffle tickets here!
Updated School Procedures & Helpful Links

New Bell Schedule
A/B Lunch Schedule

  • No lockers of any kind this year, sorry!
Entry Into School
  • School doors will open at 7:30, no earlier - please go directly to class, classroom doors will be open for you.
  • Juniors and Seniors, please use the main entrance.
  • Freshmen and Sophomores, please use the auditorium entrance.
  • If you are waiting for the doors to open, remember to stay socially distanced at all times.
  • Off-campus lunch available for 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders
  • ALL students who want to leave campus must have a Signed Permission Form
  • ALL students who stay on-campus for lunch need to eat outside unless it is raining/snowing or the temperature is below 40 degrees
  • School lunch and breakfast is available free for all students
  • While eating lunch, make sure you stay socially distanced from each other while eating.
Masks & Self Screening
  • All students and staff are required to wear masks at ALL times while in the building.
  • Students - please self-screen your temperature at home before coming to school. If you have a temperature or are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID, please stay home!
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available in every classroom and throughout the building
COVID Exposure
  • Please contact Niwot High if a student has been exposed/quarantined/tested for COVID. Boulder County Health and SVVSD will coordinate the appropriate response.
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