Viking Vibes

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Volume 1 ~ Issue 22 ~ Week of January 22, 2023

Message from the Principal πŸ’›

As we enter our first full week of school in 2023, I hope that you have all had a great start to the new year. We are making our way through the month of January pretty quickly it seems! Vikings, be sure to continue putting in the effort needed to maintain good grades! 8th graders, remember the new deal regarding promotion that I emailed you about last week? Take advantage of that amazing opportunity and do the right thing this semester!!


This week is The Great Kindness Challenge Week! The power of kindness is underestimated. It is highly contagious and makes people feel good! What can you do every day to be kind? Click HERE to access a list of acts of kindness that you can do this week at school and at home. I challenge you to complete as many acts of kindness as you can! Anytime is a good time to spread kindness! πŸ’›


Our first spirit week of the year is this week too!! πŸŽ‰ Check out the flyer below for details on the specific days. Participate to show your spirit and earn points for your advisory! Submit your photos HERE! We end the week with our Winter Sports Rally honoring our three soccer teams!!


I am excited to return to Music Mondays tomorrow! Remember, the advisory to be the 3rd caller with the correct artist name and song title wins donuts for the whole class! 🍩 Will it be your advisory this week?


Take care,


Ms. Scott

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Transportation for MVA students will be provided at Montgomery High school. Click the link below to register for the RISE Conference: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rise-student-conference-2023-tickets-498089297497

It's a Spirit Week!! πŸŽ‰πŸ€—βœ¨

Show your school spirit and earn points for your advisory by participating!!! Submit pictures at the link below to be included in the spirit count & earn points for your advisory: https://bit.ly/mvaspirit

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Time is running out to order your 2022-2023 yearbook!

Yearbooks must be purchased (online or at the ASB, $38) by Friday, February 24th.


Purchase your yearbook here: https://bit.ly/MVAyb23


We are excited to offer Yearbook Recognition Ads in our 2022-2023 yearbook. This is a perfect way to recognize and celebrate your student in the yearbook. Yearbook ads are $10 for a 1/8 page color ad. Yearbook ads must be purchased by Thursday, February 9th.


Creating an ad is simple:

1. Go to www.jostensadservice.com/student

2. Enter your text and upload a photo

SDSU/NIH COVID-19 Testing Update

As many of you are aware San Diego State University and Sweetwater District partnered to offer free COVID-19 testing opportunities to students, staff, and household members at all middle schools.


Effective Immediately our SDSU/NIH At-home Testing Program will start a new phase. Instead of expecting participants to test and report every week, we will be asking:


β€’ Participant(s) to test if they become symptomatic (i.e., cough, runny nose, headache, fever or chills, sore throat, diarrhea).
β€’ Participants will no longer receive incentives for registering or testing.
β€’ Test and report as required by the CDC


The Communities Fighting COVID: Return to Schools Testing Program is part of a study that encourages regular COVID testing to keep our schools and families safe. Frequent testing in schools helps to detect infections and prevent transmission. This project is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


If interested in joining, registration can be done online, Consent form: English and Spanish. You may also attend your school’s distribution day(s), as coordinators will be able to assist and answer any questions regarding the consent form.
Please note that you may only pick-up test kits from the school your student is enrolled in.


Questions? Call 619-695-8140 9 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday or email Sweetwater_COVID_tests@sdsu.edu

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After-School Tutoring/Homework Center resumes January 30th!

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Saturday Academy resumes February 4th!

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MVA Girls Soccer Game vs. Montgomery Middle

Saturday, Jan. 28th, 8-9am

1685 Hollister Street

San Diego, CA

MVA Boys Soccer (Navy) Game vs. Feaster Middle

Saturday, Jan. 21st, 10-11am

1685 Hollister Street

San Diego, CA

MVA Boys Soccer (Gold) Game vs. Chula Vista Middle

Saturday, Jan. 21st, 11am-12pm

1685 Hollister Street

San Diego, CA

Participate in the Otay Mesa-Nestor Library Programs!!

The Winter Reading Challenge encourages participants of all ages to read in the month of January. Those who complete the challenge will receive an SDPL Lunch Box. Please visit the Otay Mesa Library for a reading log or sign up/log in on Beanstack.

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Game Jam 2023 is the very first program of its kind at the San Diego Public Library. Otay Mesa-Nestor Library is excited to host the program and invites middle and high school students interested in building video games. This event runs from February 27th to March 18th. Students will work in groups to develop a video game using various computer software and showcase them on March 18th. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers, and food will be served on the final day. No experience is necessary, but only an enthusiasm for video games and a commitment to work in groups. Students are encouraged to become familiar with the game engines RenPy or Godot. More info in flyer below!
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ASB Gear Sales

Our ASB is up and running, ready to serve you! Our new fall gear has arrived too, so be sure to check that out! Click HERE to see what the ASB Student Store has to offer!


In addition, we are also having a Vintage MVA Gear Sale where everything is HALF OFF!! Click HERE to see what is on sale!


Lastly, don't forget to order your yearbook! Buy it online today by clicking HERE! You can also purchase it at the ASB during lunch or after school (cash only).


Did you pick up your FREE SPIRIT SHIRT yet?? If not, make sure to go to the ASB during lunch to pick one up!

Don't forget to show your Viking pride every Friday!!

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Use the form HERE to submit a photo taken with your school issued iPad of you and your classmates participating in our Spirit Days. The top participating Advisory each semester will earn a Pizza Party from the ASB.


Pictures submitted must CLEARLY show Vikings participating in the ASB Spirit Day ON CAMPUS for consideration (make this obvious). Photos that include inappropriate hand gestures, clothing attire, or suggest inappropriate behavior will not be taken into consideration and will be forwarded to MVA Administration for further review. All photos will be reviewed by the ASB.

Keep our school safe!!

Help our school be a safe place for you and your friends! If you have information on incidents surrounding bullying, vandalism, safety concerns, etc., report it anonymously to p3tips.com or use the app!
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Interested in donating to MVA?!?

In an effort to help support our MVA students, we welcome any donations of school supplies and/or money. All funds would go directly to supporting our MVA students in the form of spirit shirts, celebrations, recognition awards, school supplies, and more. Checks can be made payable to Mar Vista Academy ASB and tax-deduction forms will be provided upon receipt. Any questions, please email Ms. Scott.

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Please reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns!


The Sweetwater Union High School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For questions or complaints, contact Equity Compliance Officer Dr. Vernon Moore at 1130 Fifth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911, (619) 691-5564, vernon.moore@sweetwaterschools.org; Title IX Coordinator Susan Park at 670 L Street, Suite G, Chula Vista, CA 91911, (619) 600-4900, susan.park@sweetwaterschools.org; and Section 504 Coordinator Sonia Picos at 1130 Fifth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911, (619) 691-5564, sonia.picos@sweetwaterschools.org.