Family Weekly Update

MVHS- 1/7/22

Midterm Semesters are NEXT WEEK!!!!! 1/11-1/13

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Semester Midterm Calendar

Families,

For your planning purposes, the high school will be holding a midterm modified schedule. The schedule will be posted below. During this time, students have the option of signing out during those time periods they do not have a midterm. Families will either need to sign their students out during each of these time frames or complete and submit the midterm schedule form. The form will need to be filled out in its entirety and families will need to sign in each of the areas that students are permitted to leave MVHS. Forms will need to be submitted to the MVHS office prior to the beginning of midterms.

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Adjusting Midterm Schedules

Several students have approached teachers about adjusting their individual midterm schedules for different reasons. The only reason that a midterm schedule can be adjusted is if a particular student has 3 midterms scheduled for the same day. We will not allow schedules to be adjusted simply so a student does not have to show up on a certain day.

Inclement Weather - Calamity Days

The winter season will soon be upon us. Our district administration, faculty, and staff understand that our decision to open or close schools during inclement weather has a big impact on families. We also understand that our students are better served, both academically and socially, by being in school. But, as always, our top priority is the safety of our students. We have provided a link “School Closings and Delays - How is the Decision Made” for your review.


When extremely cold weather has been forecasted, we often get questions about temperatures and wind chills. Temperature and/or sustained wind chills at or below -10F during peak pick-up times for buses and walking times for students are given special consideration.


Winter weather decisions can be challenging as we must take into consideration city, county, and township road conditions. Timing is always a challenge as we check roads beginning at 4:30 am and do our best to make decisions by 5:30 am. Please understand that conditions can change dramatically in just a few short hours. If weather conditions should worsen after our initial decision to remain open, we cannot reverse our decision in the morning without negatively impacting students and parents.


Although we do our best in making these decisions, we realize that often no perfect decision exists due to the size and condition throughout the district. If you do not feel that it is safe for your child to get to school, use your best judgment on whether or not he or she should attend. Also, please discourage teenagers from driving in bad conditions and offer them alternatives as weather conditions worsen.


We will be using ‘Instant Connect Alerts’ as our closings and delays notification system. Please sign up at Instant Connect portal.

College Credit Plus Night

CCP (College Credit Plus) information night will be held on January 11th at 6:30 in the high school theater. Students planning to take CCP courses should plan to attend with their parents as required by ODE.


Representatives from COTC, MVNU, and Kenyon will be here to share overall information about College Credit Plus and specific information from each institution.


Please mark your calendars!!

New Student Chromebooks

During the first week of the 2nd semester (1/18-1/21), all high school students will be receiving new Chromebooks. These will be distributed during the HIVE period to minimize classroom disruptions. Please make sure that all students have their current Chromebook, Chromebook charger, and Chromebook case during this time to ensure that fees are not added to your student's account.

Update Your Contact Info

Please make sure to update your contact information through Parent Portal if anything has changed.

Morning Drop Off

With the weather getting colder, just a quick reminder that students can enter the building as early as 7:10 through the southside doors. These students can wait in the cafeteria and enjoy a free breakfast!!!!


Also, please be careful when dropping students off. Cars need to be curbside when letting students out. Also, if there are any individuals in the crosswalk, cars MUST stop and allow these individuals to pass safely.

Upcoming Dates

Friday, January 7

  • Boys Basketball @ Ashland
  • Bowling v. Highland


Saturday, January 8

  • Girls Basketball v. West Holmes
  • Boys Basketball @ Newark
  • JV Wrestling @ Plymouth Invitational


Tuesday, January 11

  • Boys Basketball @ Watkins Memorial
  • Bowling @ Mansfield Senior
  • Swimming @ Ashland


Wednesday, January 12

  • High School Solo and Ensemble Concert


Thursday, January 13

  • Girls Basketball v. Mansfield Senior


Friday, January 14

  • Boys Basketball v. West Holmes
  • Wrestling @ Maumee Bay Invitational (Oregon Clay HS)