Mariner Times

October 12, 2020

Principal's Message

Dear Mariner Students and Parents,

I hope this message finds you safe and well. Last week the District sent an email to all District families and employees informing them that we will continue to Distance Learn for the remainder of the semester which ends in December. This decision was based on the continuing impact of COVID-19 across San Diego County. It was also stated in the email the District will continue to closely monitor our current situation and are looking at ways to provide a limited amount of in-person support for students with the greatest needs. The District will also be looking at possibly phasing back in some extracurricular programs if the situation improves. For more information, please visit the District’s website at

The District will be observing Fall Break next week so there will not be classes (DL) in session from October 5th through October 9th. Classes will resume October 12th.

Wishing you a wonderful Fall Break and Go, Mariners!

Bettina E. Batista,


Parent Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians, As we continue our distance learning, we are looking for ways to improve our services on supporting our Mar Vista students and families. Please take a moment to fill out the MVH Distance Learning Survey. English

Estimados padres / tutores: A medida que continuamos con nuestro aprendizaje a distancia, buscamos formas de mejorar nuestros servicios para apoyar a nuestros estudiantes y familias de Mar Vista. Tómese un momento para completar la Encuesta de aprendizaje a distancia de MVH. Espanol

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

Submit your student(s) Free and Reduced-Priced Meals Application 2020-2021



August 3-14 - meal distribution to SUHSD families only

August 17 - meal service will be based on eligibility

September 8 - last food distribution based on 19/20 school year eligibility

September 14 - applications must be submitted to maintain eligibility for 20/21 school year September 15 - students default to paid status if Free and Reduced Lunch application(s) have not been submitted and processed by the district.

Paper Meal Applications are available at Lunch pick up on Tuesdays from 11am - 1pm and in MVH main office Thursdays from 9am - 2pm. For support in submitting an application, please contact Amber Dunnagan at MVH: (619) 628-5864.

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Distance Learning Attendance Quick Guide

Click the button to view attendance policies

SSC Meeting 10/12/20

Please join us for our monthly SSC meeting this Monday, October 12 at 2:45 pm. The meeting will be held via google meets by clicking the link in the agenda below.

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Tutors 4 SD

Tutors 4 SD is a nonprofit organization run by college students to provide free, one-on-one virtual tutoring to middle and high school students in San Diego in addition to sending school supplies to students in need. We have over 80 tutors ready to tutor students in any subject and every student has had past tutoring experience or short training on proper teaching methods. To ensure our students are properly providing services, we have educators from various schools providing guidance on proper tutoring methods.

If you need tutoring, please click the link below to access the google form to sign up as a tutee:

There is also a website where updates are posted and you can access links to their social media:

AP Test Updates

AP Exam Newsletter

Click the button for important updated AP Exam information

Student Opportunities

MVHS Sports Physicals

The next date for Sports Physicals is October 17. Click the link for the flyer.

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Need Tutoring?

Take advantage of the Virtual tutoring website for MVHS!

We can assist you with tutoring in Math, English, Social Studies, and Science. If you need a little help, just fill out the form linked on the home page and we will be in contact to set up an appointment with either a peer tutor, a teacher, or a college tutor. We also have some helpful links listed by subject as well as teacher emails for your reference. Please be sure to include a working email address and phone number on your tutoring request so that we can reach you to set up your appointment details.

We're here to help, just ask!!

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Technology Support

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District Technology Website

Technology Support Help Desk: 619-585-7995 Option 5. Hours 7:30 am to 4 pm

District Self Service Ticketing Desk

Please utilize the district Self-Service ticketing system by clicking the self service button.

WiFi Hot Spot Request

For assistance with requesting and obtaining a Wifi hotspot, please click the hot spot button

Parent Center Updates

211 Overview

Need help? Find it here!

CTE Adult Education Opportunities

Click for information on free education classes for parents.

Free Food for Families

SBCS has weekly food distribution centers. Click the button for locations, dates, and times.

Food Pantry Distribution List

More opportunities for free food services.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program/Programa de asistencia para alquiler de emergencia

The County of San Diego will be accepting applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program from September 24, 2020 –to October 8, 2020. Eligible applicants will then be selected at random. Interested people can find more information about the program and apply during the two-week application period at Those who apply will be able to check their application status online at any point in the process. To be eligible, households must be renting and have experienced a financial hardship directly related to COVID-19. This includes a loss or reduction of income due to COVID-19 or an increase in medical expenses incurred as a direct result of COVID-19. Households must also fall under 60% Area Median Income to qualify. County Emergency Rental Assistance Available to 8,000 Households San Diego County residents who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 could qualify for one-time assistance of up to $3,000 to pay for past-due or upcoming rent.

El condado de San Diego aceptará solicitudes para el Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler de Emergencia desde el 24 de septiembre de 2020 hasta el 8 de octubre de 2020. Los solicitantes elegibles se seleccionarán al azar. Las personas interesadas pueden encontrar más información sobre el programa y presentar su solicitud durante el período de solicitud de dos semanas en Aquellos que presenten su solicitud podrán verificar el estado de su solicitud en línea en cualquier momento del proceso. Para ser elegible, los hogares deben estar alquilando y haber experimentado dificultades financieras directamente relacionadas con COVID-19. Esto incluye una pérdida o reducción de ingresos debido a COVID-19 o un aumento en los gastos médicos incurridos como resultado directo de COVID-19. Los hogares también deben estar por debajo del 60% del ingreso medio del área para calificar ". Para aplicar, solo hay que accesar el enlace County Emergency Rental Assistance Available to 8,000 Households que se encuentra en el mensaje original en inglés al calce de este correo; una vez que ingrese a la página web el mensaje estará en inglés. Para español, solo hay que ir a la opción de traducción en la parte posterior derecha de la página web y seleccionar Español.

Community Input

Here at Mar Vista High School, we care about your concerns. In order to facilitate better communication, we have created a google form where you can share your concerns, suggestions, and accolades. Please feel free to share with us!
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About Us

Mission Statement:

Mar Vista High School: We're here for each other. A coastal community honoring equity, integrity, and hard work where we learn to love and love to learn.

Vision Statement:

Our vision at Mar Vista High School is to empower students with critical thinking skills, a global perspective, and core values—honesty, perseverance, and compassion—so they may be prepared to contribute to a rapidly changing world.