MAV Weekly November 5, 2021
Mountain View High School
Mountain View Mavericks
Main Office- (208) 855-4050
Attendance Line- (208) 855-4063
Transportation Questions- (208) 229-8500
See Something- Say Something
Safety is our top priority!
If you see something happening that is unsafe, we would like you to report it, you can do so from our homepage. Look for the icon shown here.
You can also report something directly, here.
Lockdown Drill Conducted November 4th @ 8am
We conducted our lockdown drill on November 4th at 8am. Students and staff followed all procedures exceptionally well. The law enforcement participants were especially pleased with some of the barricades that were built and the overall safety of the school. Law enforcement reported this is one of the best lockdown drills they have seen.
A few reminders for parents and students:
- Please do not text during a drill or an emergency. It slows down the system and can interfere with communication for the Police Department.
- Parents, please do not call the school. If there is an emergency situation we need all lines free in order to communicate with dispatch and our front office staff is assisting with emergency responders and helping with the situation. Mass communication will happen as quickly as possible.
- If you arrive to campus and see blue flashing lights on the exterior of the building, that means something is going on inside the building and no one should enter. If you see blue flashing lights on the exterior of the building, please return to your car and leave campus.
Donations requested: Every teacher is supposed to have an item in their classroom that can be used as weapon. The police recommend baseball bats. If anyone has a baseball bat they would be willing to donate to the school, we have a few classrooms that are in need. They can be brought into the front office and we distribute accordingly. Thank you for your support.
Idaho Standards Command Responses for Schools
School Musical Auditions
All School Musical Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is holding auditions November 15-17th. Sign ups are on the drama board.
For more information please check the Drama Club website on Mountain Views activities page.
Students must audition with songs from the musical. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers with Halloween Spirit!
Career Center News
Please check PowerSchool regularly to monitor your student's grades, attendance and tardies.
October 22 marked the end of 1st quarter. If students need academic support, see the academic support section in the newsletter for MAV time and tutoring opportunities.
Students have been given notice if they are exceeding tardies. Students are allowed 3 tardies per class, any beyond 3 requires a lunch detention be served. Lunch detention is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each month. Please help your student check so they don't lose credit.
Thanks for supporting your student(s).
Be On Time!
We play music with 2 minutes remaining in the passing period, this is the signal to students that class is starting soon. Students, please be on time. Guardians, please speak with your student about the importance of not being late.
Lunch detention has started for 4 or more tardies. The limit per class is 3.
Lunch detention is served on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday.s
Picture Retakes- November 23rd
Please use this link and create an account, to sign up for a time slot for retakes.
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Boys Basketball tryouts: Friday November 12th (see details below)
Wrestling first practice: Monday November 15th
All athletes must have their online SWOL paperwork completed before the first practice. You can find the information on SWOL here
Attending the football game November 5th? Kickoff is at 7:00 pm. You can purchase tickets at the gate with cash or online. We will send out the online purchase link next week. Please plan on arriving early to avoid long lines.
Please check the athletics calendar for information on scheduled games.
Interested in donating to Mountain View athletics? Click here
BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS
NOVEMBER 12th & 13th
3-5 pm - Freshman and Sophomores (Meet in MAIN gym)
5-7 pm - Juniors and Seniors (Meet in MAIN gym)
**some freshman/sophs might be asked by Coach Nettleton to attend the 5-7 pm tryout.
Everyone will be going from 4-5:30 pm. (Meet in MAIN gym)
Teams will be determined after tryouts on Saturday. All players that make a team will have a 1-hour meeting after tryouts -- uniforms will issued too.
**FRESHMAN -- if you do not make the Soph/JV/V team -- you will have Freshman Tryouts on Monday, November 15th & 16th from 5-7 pm.
The boys basketball website is www.mountainviewboysbasketball.com
GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS
Occurred last week.
Football Game- November 5th
To make entry into Friday's football game as smooth as possible, we are using pre-sales through an online site. You can purchase your tickets here for Friday's Quarter Finals Football game on Friday, November 5 at 7pm. Bring proof of purchase on your phone as tickets will be validated digitally upon entry.
All students attending the game will need to pay for admission, including students with ASB cards, because it is a post-season game.
$6.00 for Adults and students w/out and activity card
$4.00 for students with an activity card
$3.00 for seniors and elementary students
If you have questions about ticket purchase, watch this video: GoFan How to Buy Tickets - YouTube
Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate, as usual.
We look forward to seeing you there!
MVHS Admin Team
Volleyball Battles hard at State!
Girls Cross Country takes 3rd at State!
Our marching band received 3rd place out of 10 bands in our division. We also placed 10th overall out of 26 bands!
Safety First - Parking Lot
Stop signs mean STOP. Drivers are only allowed to roll through the stop sign when they are actively being signaled to do so by Admin, Security or our SRO, after school.
Parking lot safety needs to be a priority for everyone. Please stay under 15mp while driving on campus. Please be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to pedestrians. Please do not park in the fire lanes, at any time, even after school hours. This includes stopping momentarily and/or dropping students off.
Parent Drop Off Map
Please do not park in fire lanes at any time, even after school hours when picking students up from sports/activities. You can pick them up use the parking lot in front of the gym. We appreciate your compliance as the street in front of the school is a narrow, two-lane street.
- Taking a Trip or Vacation? If you know you are going to pull your student out of school for a trip or vacation, or any extended period of time, please have your student pick up a Pre-Approved Absence sheet from the main office. This helps us track attendance and helps your student get organized in their classes prior to being gone.
- If you need to check your student out, please do so by calling the attendance office ahead of time. To get your student out of class, please call 45 minutes prior to the time you will be here to pick them up. If your student has an appointment in the morning, please call the day prior to the appointment. We appreciate your support!
- If a student is absent please call the attendance line to report their absence.
- Students that are in quarantine will attend school remotely and will not be marked absent.
- Our school funding this year is based on attendance. Absences = less money for Mountain View High School. Please be in class. Teachers will be instructing bell to bell for maximized learning opportunities.
- Attendance Line- (208) 855-4063
Take Pride in Your School
We are very thankful to our leadership classes, STUCO students and special programs students for the work they do every day! These groups help pick up trash, sweep the floors and more!
Please do your part to keep the school clean. If you see trash, please pick it up. Always be responsible for your own trash, at the very least. This includes outside and in the parking lots.
District wide, we are short custodial staff, so if everyone can help out, our employees can be more effective with their time.
We want the cleanest school possible and we appreciate the help.
PARENTS ARE THE SOLUTION: PART 5 of 6-PART SERIES
We are inviting you to participate in an important program offered in collaboration with Boise State University. We will be providing a series of 6 editions Parents are the Solution embedded in MAV Weekly. The 6-part series is designed to provide information about alcohol and other health behaviors to be discussed with your high school student. As you may know, drinking issues are a growing problem on high school campuses nationwide. In an effort to reduce the probability that high school students will engaging in underage drinking and/or become high-risk drinkers, we have developed a strategy to support parents/families as they take an active role in this process.
The information in this series is based on more than 20 years of research conducted by psychologists, doctors, teachers, and parents and family members like you. This approach emphasizes the importance of parents/families communicating with their high school students about the risks involved with alcohol use.
We invite you to use this resource. Each edition will be embedded in MAV Weekly. We encourage you to read each edition and discuss the information with your high school student.
Part 1 Flyer: View here World Adolescence
Part 2 Flyer: View here Communication
Part 3 Flyer: View here Self Esteem
Part 4 Flyer: View here Effective Parenting
Part 5 Flyer: View here Talking to your Teen About Alcohol
MAV TIME: See Your Teachers Before School For Extra Help
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 7:10-7:40am is MAV time.
Students can make arrangements to see their teachers or stop by their room for help.
Saturday Tutoring: enter through the back of the school, new wing
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Feeling Ill, Please Stay Home
Please see the symptoms/illness flowchart to help you decide if you should come to school or not. If you stay home, a guardian should call the school's attendance line and let them know you are out for illness. Then students should check teams for assignments and work on class work.
Synchronous Instruction- Students on Quarantine
The high school principals and the school district have determined that we would provide the following consistent practices in all of our buildings when a student is on quarantine.
- All assignments / resources on TEAMS - TEAMS structure is consistent within each building
- Synchronous learning opportunities are provided for students during direct instruction
- Assessments will be taken in the building
Tips and Tricks for Students at Home
1. Go to Teams
2. Check Weekly Agenda – follow directions
3. Complete tasks – Join class on time, if live
4. Submit work according to class instructions
5. Still confused? Email your teacher (use school email, include period in subject line, ask a specific question)
Mask Requirement Information
- West Ada School District Administration has made the decision to maintain the mask requirement.
- For details on mask mandate, please see the West Ada website.
Substitutes Needed: Parents, Please Consider Subbing for MVHS
We are in a district wide sub shortage. Please consider signing up to be a substitute teacher for West Ada School District. If you want to make arrangements to sub for MVHS, this can be worked out.
Check out substitute information here.
A bonus will be given each month if you work 10 full days or more.
$100 for 10-14 full days worked; $200 for 15 full days or more worked.
Parents and student digitally sign-off on handbooks via PowerSchool each year. Please review the Handbook with your student. It is an expectation that students follow handbook policies.
We also welcome you to view our website and provide any feedback there as well.
Feel free to email:
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Don Dicus: firstname.lastname@example.org (website)
Karen Rice: email@example.com (newsletter)