MAV Weekly October 29, 2021

Mountain View High School

Mountain View Mavericks

Main Office- (208) 855-4050

Attendance Line- (208) 855-4063

Transportation Questions- (208) 229-8500

Mountain View Website

See Something- Say Something

Safety is our top priority!


If you see something happening that is unsafe, we would like you to report it, you can do so from our homepage. Look for the icon shown here.


You can also report something directly, here.

Calendar

November 2- MVHS is a polling site in the Library- Park in the front lot

November 22-26- Thanksgiving Holiday Break- No School

November 23- Picture Retake Day- Dorian Studio (see details below)

December 3- Collaboration- No School
December 20-31- Winter Holiday Break- No School
January 3- School Resumes


Graduation:
May 28 @ 11AM, Ford Idaho Center

November 2nd- Polling Site

MVHS is a polling site on November 2nd. We will have the front parking lot open to the public. Please park and come in the main office- voting will be held in the library.

Check PowerSchool

Parents/Guardians and Students,

Please check PowerSchool regularly to monitor your student's grades, attendance and tardies.

October 22 marked the end of 1st quarter. If students need academic support, see the academic support section in the newsletter for MAV time and tutoring opportunities.


Students have been given notice if they are exceeding tardies. Students are allowed 3 tardies per class, any beyond 3 requires a lunch detention be served. Lunch detention is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each month. Please help your student check so they don't lose credit.


Thanks for supporting your student(s).

Picture Retakes- November 23rd

Picture retakes will occur at Dorian Studio on November 23rd.

Please use this link and create an account, to sign up for a time slot for retakes.


Retakes will be located at:

1123 N Main St

Meridian, ID 83642

Athletics

Good luck to our cross country, volleyball, swim, and football teams and they enter state competition.


Upcoming dates:

Girls Basketball tryouts: Monday November 1st (see details below)

Boys Basketball tryouts: Friday November 12th (see details below)

Wrestling first practice: Monday November 15th

All athletes must have their online SWOL paperwork completed before the first practice. You can find the information on SWOL here


Attending the football game November 5th? Kickoff is at 7:00 pm. You can purchase tickets at the gate with cash or online. We will send out the online purchase link next week. Please plan on arriving early to avoid long lines.


Please check the athletics calendar for information on scheduled games.

Interested in donating to Mountain View athletics? Click here


*Athletics Home / MVHS Athletics Homepage (westada.org)


GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

November 1st 3pm to 5pm(All Players)

Juniors/Seniors Main gym

Sophomores: South gym

Freshmen: North gym

9th, 11th and new students to Mountain View must have a physical on file before they tryouts on Monday.



BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

NOVEMBER 12th & 13th

NOVEMBER 12th

3-5 pm - Freshman and Sophomores (Meet in MAIN gym)

5-7 pm - Juniors and Seniors (Meet in MAIN gym)

**some freshman/sophs might be asked by Coach Nettleton to attend the 5-7 pm tryout.

NOVEMBER 13th

Everyone will be going from 4-5:30 pm. (Meet in MAIN gym)

Teams will be determined after tryouts on Saturday. All players that make a team will have a 1-hour meeting after tryouts -- uniforms will issued too.

**FRESHMAN -- if you do not make the Soph/JV/V team -- you will have Freshman Tryouts on Monday, November 15th & 16th from 5-7 pm.

Safety First - Parking Lot

Stop signs mean STOP. Drivers are only allowed to roll through the stop sign when they are actively being signaled to do so by Admin, Security or our SRO, after school.


Parking lot safety needs to be a priority for everyone. Please stay under 15mp while driving on campus. Please be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to pedestrians. Please do not park in the fire lanes, at any time, even after school hours. This includes stopping momentarily and/or dropping students off.

Parent Drop Off Map

Please follow the drop off route displayed in the map.


Please do not park in fire lanes at any time, even after school hours when picking students up from sports/activities. You can pick them up use the parking lot in front of the gym. We appreciate your compliance as the street in front of the school is a narrow, two-lane street.

Student Device Protection Plan

Optional Device Protection Plan Enrollment Ends October 31


West Ada School District offers an Optional Device Protection Plan to families to cover accidental breakage or damage that might occur to their student's iPad or laptop.

This voluntary protection plan is available for $25 per device, per year, and covers repairs or replacement due to accidental damage.

Accidental damages may include; drops, spills, vandalism, loss, theft, and incidental damage to another student’s device. Device protection does not cover intentional damage to a device or damaged and/or lost district-provided accessories, i.e., cases, chargers, pens, or hotspots.

Please see the Parent-Student Device Handbook or Optional Device Protection Plan in the Student Handbooks for detailed information on this plan.

The Optional Device Protection Plan enrollment period is August 16-October 31.
Families may sign-up and pay for Optional Device Protection through the Payment Portal located in PowerSchool.
Please refer to https://www.westada.org/DeviceProtectionPlan for detailed information on how to enroll in this program.

Families are responsible for the repair or replacement of devices that are damaged, lost, or stolen outside acceptable use guidelines published in student handbooks. Device protection is a voluntary, non-refundable, yearly cost for each device. Families may be able to add student devices to their homeowners or renters insurance plan and may consider these alternatives prior to purchasing the Optional Device Protection.

Common repair and replacement costs are outlined below.

Laptop:

Laptop Replacement*$350-$500

*Replacement costs are based upon the age of the device

Laptop Screen$300

Laptop System Board$300

Hinge Replacement$70

Keyboard$70

Audio Jack$50

Laptop Case$50

TouchPad$30

Attendance

  • Taking a Trip or Vacation? If you know you are going to pull your student out of school for a trip or vacation, or any extended period of time, please have your student pick up a Pre-Approved Absence sheet from the main office. This helps us track attendance and helps your student get organized in their classes prior to being gone.
  • If you need to check your student out, please do so by calling the attendance office ahead of time. To get your student out of class, please call 45 minutes prior to the time you will be here to pick them up. If your student has an appointment in the morning, please call the day prior to the appointment. We appreciate your support!
  • If a student is absent please call the attendance line to report their absence.
  • Students that are in quarantine will attend school remotely and will not be marked absent.
  • Our school funding this year is based on attendance. Absences = less money for Mountain View High School. Please be in class. Teachers will be instructing bell to bell for maximized learning opportunities.
  • Attendance Line- (208) 855-4063

Reminder: Campus is Closed to Freshman

Parents/Guardians and Students,

We want to remind you that MVHS is a closed campus to freshman, meaning freshman are not allowed to leave campus during lunch (or any other time).

Thank you for your compliance.

Take Pride in Your School

Students,


We are very thankful to our leadership classes, STUCO students and special programs students for the work they do every day! These groups help pick up trash, sweep the floors and more!


Please do your part to keep the school clean. If you see trash, please pick it up. Always be responsible for your own trash, at the very least. This includes outside and in the parking lots.


District wide, we are short custodial staff, so if everyone can help out, our employees can be more effective with their time.


We want the cleanest school possible and we appreciate the help.

PARENTS ARE THE SOLUTION: PART 4 of 6-PART SERIES

We are inviting you to participate in an important program offered in collaboration with Boise State University. We will be providing a series of 6 editions Parents are the Solution embedded in MAV Weekly. The 6-part series is designed to provide information about alcohol and other health behaviors to be discussed with your high school student. As you may know, drinking issues are a growing problem on high school campuses nationwide. In an effort to reduce the probability that high school students will engaging in underage drinking and/or become high-risk drinkers, we have developed a strategy to support parents/families as they take an active role in this process.

The information in this series is based on more than 20 years of research conducted by psychologists, doctors, teachers, and parents and family members like you. This approach emphasizes the importance of parents/families communicating with their high school students about the risks involved with alcohol use.

We invite you to use this resource. Each edition will be embedded in MAV Weekly. We encourage you to read each edition and discuss the information with your high school student.

Part 1 Flyer: View here World Adolescence

Part 2 Flyer: View here Communication

Part 3 Flyer: View here Self Esteem

Part 4 Flyer: View here Effective Parenting

Yearbooks

Yearbooks can be pre-ordered at yearbookordercenter.com using code 7808 for $65.

Attention Seniors

Senior dedications can be designed and paid for at yearbookordercenter.com using code 7808. Space is limited, so complete yours sooner than later!


Seniors, see this page for important info!

Writing Center

Need help cleaning up a paper? Come visit the writing center!


This year the Writing Center is being held in room 106.

Writing Center Updated Hours:

Tuesday before school

Wednesday at lunch

Thursday before school

MAV TIME: See Your Teachers Before School For Extra Help

MAV Time is time before school that is available to students that need extra help or want some one-on-one time with their teachers to improve their learning.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 7:10-7:40am is MAV time.
Students can make arrangements to see their teachers or stop by their room for help.

Saturday Tutoring: enter through the back of the school, new wing

Big picture

Self-Care

It is important that we are always practicing self-care. Students should be getting enough sleep, nutrition and practicing self-care daily. Rest, eating habits and daily routine effect their ability to be successful in school. Students can reach out to their counselor for help.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

November's SEL focuses on Generosity and Gratitude. During this month, our students will receive a lesson on gratitude and generosity, presented by their teachers. Students will learn how to define gratitude and generosity, and understand how being consciously grateful has direct, positive impacts on their own lives. At the end of the lesson students will help create a school-wide visual to celebrate the acts of generosity they have experienced. Students and staff will also be completing our “Turkey Basket” drive, where classrooms and clubs volunteer to complete Thanksgiving Meal Gift Baskets to be given to members of our school community.

Be On Time!

Guardians and students, being on time is important. There are a handful of students in the hallways after the final bell has rung. The majority of tardies are seen 1st period and 3rd period. Please plan ahead and leave for school earlier and modify lunch plans to not be late. Please monitor your student's PowerSchool weekly to check their grades, attendance and tardies.

We play music with 2 minutes remaining in the passing period, this is the signal to students that class is starting soon. Students, please be on time. Guardians, please speak with your student about the importance of not being late.


Lunch detention has started for 4 or more tardies. The limit per class is 3.

Lunch detention is served on Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's

Feeling Ill, Please Stay Home

The best way to stop the spread is to stay home if you are feeling ill.

Please see the symptoms/illness flowchart to help you decide if you should come to school or not. If you stay home, a guardian should call the school's attendance line and let them know you are out for illness. Then students should check teams for assignments and work on class work.

Synchronous Instruction- Students on Quarantine

The high school principals and the school district have determined that we would provide the following consistent practices in all of our buildings when a student is on quarantine.


  • All assignments / resources on TEAMS - TEAMS structure is consistent within each building
  • Synchronous learning opportunities are provided for students during direct instruction
  • Assessments will be taken in the building



Tips and Tricks for Students at Home

1. Go to Teams

2. Check Weekly Agenda – follow directions

3. Complete tasks – Join class on time, if live

4. Submit work according to class instructions

5. Still confused? Email your teacher (use school email, include period in subject line, ask a specific question)

Mask Requirement Information

  • West Ada School District Administration has made the decision to maintain the mask requirement.
  • For details on mask mandate, please see the West Ada website.

MERIDIAN SCHOOLS CLINIC DENTAL CLEANING

We are excited to offer Mountain View High School students an option for dental cleaning services. West Ada School District and the Family Medical Residency of Idaho have teamed together to open a pediatric dental clinic serving children in the West Ada School District that do not have Medicaid or private dental insurance. The clinic is located on the Meridian Elementary School campus. It offers no cost dental cleanings to qualifying students.

During the week of October 29th the Meridian Schools Clinic has reserved appointments for Mountain View High School students. If your student does not have dental insurance and you would like to schedule a no cost dental cleaning for your student, please contact the Meridian Schools Clinic at 208-514-2527. If have any questions, please contact either of our school nurses, Rebecca or Sheryl, at 855-4050

Lost & Found

Lost and found items are collected throughout the month and placed under the stairway area, near the front entrance of the school. Items will be donated at the end of each month. If you lose something, please go through the lost and found prior to the end of the month.

Substitutes Needed: Parents, Please Consider Subbing for MVHS

Parents and Guardians,


We are in a district wide sub shortage. Please consider signing up to be a substitute teacher for West Ada School District. If you want to make arrangements to sub for MVHS, this can be worked out.


Check out substitute information here.


A bonus will be given each month if you work 10 full days or more.
$100 for 10-14 full days worked; $200 for 15 full days or more worked.

Student Handbook

Parents and student digitally sign-off on handbooks via PowerSchool each year. Please review the Handbook with your student. It is an expectation that students follow handbook policies.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback. Please let us know if we are missing items in our newsletter.

We also welcome you to view our website and provide any feedback there as well.

Feel free to email:

Scot Montoya: montoya.scot@westada.org

Don Dicus: dicus.don@westada.org (website)

Karen Rice: rice.karen@westada.org (newsletter)

Newsletter Location

Weekly newsletters can be viewed through our website, toward the bottom.