Wolf Pack Weekly

November 6th, 2020

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Vista Virtual Learning Extended until November 16th

As we communicated yesterday afternoon to all school families, MVHS will remain in a Vista Virtual learning environment for all students until Monday, November 16th.

We at MVHS want students back on campus, and we know that many of our families want students back on campus. At the same time, we have a responsibility to provide a healthy and safe environment for our students and staff. In this particular instance, we were made aware of a large gathering of MVHS students over Halloween weekend, and based on the information we gathered, many students were not wearing masks and social distancing was not taking place. Given our initial plan to return to in-person learning this coming Monday, we were compelled to take into consideration the potential exposure that students may bring to campus. By extending our pivot to virtual learning by another week, we can be reasonably confident that any potential positive COVID case will be discovered and isolated prior to a return to campus.

Nonetheless, we are very much looking forward to the opportunity to welcome Classic students back for in-person learning on the 16th.

Second Quarter Begins Monday

Congratulations, Timberwolves: You made it through midterms!

The second quarter begins on Monday, November 9th. Final grades from first quarter will be posted and recorded on transcripts Friday morning, November 13th. Final grades will be posted and viewable in Parent/Student Portal.

Gradebooks in each course will reset with the new quarter.

Model Change Requests

We have received several requests to change students' learning model from Classic to Virtual. While we are looking at each case to see what can work, in most cases, we are not able to meet the requests as some classes are not offered in the Virtual model and/or many classes are full. Over the next few days, students and families who requested a model change will receive communication about whether the request can be honored.

Our District has indicated that families will have an opportunity to request a model change again for the Spring term, which begins in January. We will share more details about this in the coming weeks.

Supporting the Social-emotional Needs of our Students

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The Counseling Department is here to help support students and families. Our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of every MVHS student and family.

Should you have a concern about an MVHS student or if you, as an MVHS student, would like to refer yourself, please complete this form. The Counseling Dept. will make sure to follow up with any students and/or their families to make sure we are providing the needed assistance.

Please note that these responses are checked during designated school days and it may take 1-3 days to follow up with a student and/or family.

Should you feel that you need immediate non-life-threatening support please contact the Access and Crisis Line at 888.724.7240 or if you need life-threatening support please call Emergency Services at 911.

In addition, VUSD has extra resources that can be found on this link: https://bit.ly/3bAuBxT
MVHS Student Support Referral Form

Complete this form to refer any student to our Counseling Department for additional social-emotional support.

MHVS Social-Emotional Resources

Please visit this link for the social-emotional resources for students and families, including "Basic Need" (i.e., food resources) provided through Vista Teen Outreach

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Important Information from ASB

Virtual club rush starts next week!

ASB is making videos and hoping the Mission Vista community will join in. Be on the lookout for requests sent to your club and class! Next week you could be on the Timberwolves News!

ASB Club Information

If you would like to renew your club or start a club please submit the proper paperwork using HOW TO BECOME A CLUB or visit our website MVHS ASB.

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MVHS Counseling Department Website

Click here to navigate to the MVHS Counseling Webpage

Virtual Counseling Appointments Available

Click here to schedule a virtual meeting with a counselor.

MVHS Counseling YouTube Channel

Check out the Counseling YouTube channel for important information about wellness, college and career, and academic planning.

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MVHS Safety Plan, Student Expectations, and Mitigation Measures for Classic Students

The links below contain important links to safety protocols and plans in place.

Need a Chromebook or Textbooks?

Contact our outstanding Library Team to arrange for pick-up options:

MVHS Library: mvhslibrary@vistausd.org

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Mission Vista Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)

Interested in joining PTSA? Click this button for details and information

PTSA Holiday Evergreen Fundraiser

MVHS PTSA is selling fresh holiday evergreens to help raise money for programs that support our school and its students, teachers and staff! These wreaths and evergreens are handcrafted from the boughs of trees grown high in the Cascade Mountains. They’re full, fragrant and rich in color - perfect for your front door or above the mantel. Contactless and shipped directly to you or your family and friends - they make great gifts!

Thank you - your support makes a difference.

Place your order by November 15th!

Click here to see ordering options.

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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.

Fundraising Opportunity:

We could all use something a little sweet. The MVHS Timberwolves Foundation supports MVHS programs, activities and students with grants and scholarships. You can support the foundation and get some holiday shopping done at the same time. Please use this link and a portion of your purchase will come back to support MVHS.

Vista Institute for Parents (VIP)

This website is designed to provide up-to-date resources and videos, a platform to communicate with our support team and get connected to others, to learn new skills and tips for your family, and have fun with us as we all continue to grow and learn

MVHS Daily Learning Schedule

Click here for the MVHS Daily Learning Schedule

CANVAS Tips for Parents

Please see this list of resources for parents as they navigate CANVAS.

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.