Wolf Pack Weekly

April 16, 2021

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The Week in Snapshots

Midterm Grades Available Thursday

Third-quarter (midterm) grades will be posted and viewable to students and parents on Thursday morning. If you have any trouble accessing grades via the Parent Portal, please contact our Front Office.

We have two months to finish this school year strong. Let's get it, T-wolves!

Class of 2021 Survey RE: Graduation Ceremony (RESPONSE NEEDED)

Graduation is a significant milestone in the lives of students, and given the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has created for all of us this past year, the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021 may be even more important for our seniors. The three comprehensive high schools in Vista Unified are currently planning for this year’s graduation ceremonies, and it is important for us to ensure the voice of our seniors and parents drive the decision-making process.

Recently, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released this guidance for commencement ceremonies, which is contingent upon which tier our county is in at the time. The Vista Unified high schools are considering plans for two commencement ceremony structures: a drive-through or a modified in-person ceremony.

We ask that seniors and parents complete the appropriate survey by April 18th to indicate preferences for graduation this year.

Senior Survey

Parent Survey

Parent Involvement Opportunities through PTSA!

Want to get more involved at Mission Vista High School? Join the PTSA!

We need parents to help make Mission Vista the best it can be! We are looking for PTSA members who are interested in serving on the 2021-2022 Executive Board.

We’ve got a variety of positions open – big and small – and we meet once a month in the evenings.

PTSA Leadership positions are a great opportunity to help make decisions that enhance your child’s educational experience. It’s rewarding, it’s important, and it’s fun!

If you want to be involved or know of someone who would be an asset to our Board, please let us know. Send an email to mvhs.ptsa.volunteers@gmail.com to start the conversation.

State Testing for 11th Grade Students

Next month, all Vista Unified high schools will administer the CAASPP English and math exams to all juniors. Students who exhibit proficiency on both (or either) exams will qualify for exemption from placement tests for credit-eligible English and math courses in college. MVHS has a history of high-performance on these exams (1st in the County in English and 4th in the County for math during the last testing administration), and we hope to keep that trend going.

11th-grade students will test in their English or history class; those without an English or history class this term will be summoned to the gym to test on the designated testing dates.

Attention 11th Graders: Make Sure Your Device is Assessment Ready!

All juniors must complete state testing on a SCHOOL-ISSUED DEVICE (i.e., Chromebook); personal devices are not compatible with the required secure browser all CA schools must use for testing. Additionally, some Chromebooks in circulation are incompatible with state testing requirements. Please make every effort to exchange your device at the textbook window on campus at your earliest convenience; exchanges are available daily from 2:30-3:00pm. Please reach out to jenniferstone@vistausd.org with any questions you may have.

Waitlist Application for Incoming Students

Families interested in having their student attend MVHS next year and missed the initial application deadline can complete our waitlist application. The waitlist is available on our website, and we will make offers of admission as space becomes available. Please share with anyone in your network who is interested in having their student join the MVHS family.

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Workshop for Students and Parents

The San Diego County Office of Education is hosting a FREE mental health and suicide prevention event next month. All students in grades 6-12, and their parents, are invited to participate in the Mind Out Loud program, which will run (virtually) from May 4-6, 3:30-5:00pm. This year has been difficult for us all, and the event will provide meaningful information, content, and strategies for coping with mental health challenges.

Please see the attached flyers for more information.

Interested in Serving as a Student Ambassador Next Year?

Student Ambassadors represent Mission Vista High School during school tours for interested students and guests on campus. They may also serve as representatives for student panels or other school-related events.

Students who are interested in applying to serve as a Student Ambassador should possess the following:

  • Knowledge of MVHS and its programs

  • Ability to speak with both students and adults

  • A 3.0 GPA or above at all times

  • A current 9h, 10th, or 11th grader without discipline or attendance concerns

  • Involvement in multiple MVHS programs, clubs, and/or athletics

  • Ability to follow directions, adhere to program expectations, and be an effective and professional representative of MVHS

Interested students must complete THIS APPLICATION by APRIL 30th and may also be required to participate in an interview with administration.

*Please note that selected students must be available for specific after-school tour dates and may be asked to miss class in order to lead a tour during the school day.

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Academic Planning Webpage

All resources that our Counselors shared with current 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students for academic planning purposes can be found on the Academic Planning webpage.

Recordings from each day are also available on the webpage.

Need to Schedule an Appt. with your Counselor?

Click here to go to the Appointment webpage. Still have questions? Call our office: 760-758-6800 x 73032

Student Support Referral Form

If you or someone you know needs social-emotional support, please complete this form. If you need immediate non-life-threatening support please contact the Access and Crisis Line at 888.724.7240. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.

Academic Support and Tutoring

Information and resources for academic support

Scholarship Board

Seniors! Don't forget to check out the Scholarship Board for tons of scholarship opportunities. Lots of money is on the table!

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Graduation Leis for Sale

Seniors and Senior Friends & Families! Support MVHS PTSA and celebrate graduation in style with a Graduation Lei! Leis are available for presale only and must be ordered no later than May 31st (order by May 1st for best pricing!). To order and view color choices, see the attached flyer or click here. Mahalo!
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The Timberwolves Foundation

The mission of the Timberwolves Foundation is to enhance, enrich, and encourage all aspects of education at MVHS and provide grants to promote the development of programs, classroom innovations, and support all school clubs.

Our "Why" - Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Vision is to be the model of educational excellence through discovery, innovation, and growth.

Our Purpose is to empower students to be self-directed, creative, and critical thinkers who persevere to positively impact the interconnected world.

We Value mutual respect, collaboration, integrity, originality, and intellectual curiosity that prepare our students to become integral members of society.