Wolf Pack Weekly
April 17, 2020
Vista Virtual School
Suggested Daily Learning Schedule
- Mondays/Wednesdays = Periods 1 & 3, plus optional office hours for periods 2 & 4
- Tuesdays/Thursdays = Periods 2 & 4, plus optional office hours for periods 1 & 3
- Fridays = Student Work Day. Office hours for all classes (by appointment).
We recognize that - for a variety of extenuating reasons during this health crisis - not all students will be able to follow the suggested schedules as outlined. All course content, assignments, and videos will be accessible to students outside of the hours listed on the schedule.
Student Expectations for Vista Virtual School
For each scheduled school day, students will be expected to:
Check school email accounts and/or Google Classrooms daily for updated information for each class.
Complete assignments and assessments assigned by each teacher
Submit all work in a timely manner
Respond to communication from each teacher
- Follow the Academic Honesty Policy as outlined in the Student Handbook.
How Can Parents Support Virtual Learning?
Ensure student access to online schoolwork (fill in this form if your student still needs a device)
Check-in with your student each day regarding their assignments and instruction in each class
Support student learning at home
Contact individual teachers with questions, and respond to any teacher communication home to parents
Nearly All Students are Engaging in Virtual Learning!
3rd Quarter Grades will be Posted to Parent/Student Portal Next Next Week
As a reminder, it is important that we issue a grade for the 3rd quarter so that our students will be at the same stage as their peers who attend schools that operate on a traditional "semester system".
VUSD Grading Process for 4th Quarter
District leaders and teachers have been working all week to solidify what this process will look like in practice, including establishing thresholds for expected student engagement in learning opportunities and demonstration of mastery in order to earn credit in each respective subject area.
Our focus as we finish the 2020-2021 school year will be to continue to provide meaningful learning opportunities for students and to prepare them for future coursework, whether at MVHS next year or at the collegiate level.
Need to Exchange Bad Tech. Equipment?
If your student is having difficulty with his/her Chromebook/computer device, please contact our Teacher-Library, Mrs. Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work with your student to rectify the situation.
Counseling Department Information
Wellness with the Counseling Department
Set-up Virtual Meetings with Your Counselor
Magnet Admissions Process
State Assessments: The California Department of Education has suspended each of the following statewide standardized assessments for the 2019-2020 school year:
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) exams for ELA and Math: 11th-grade students
California Science Test (CAST): 11th and 12th-grade students
English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC): All English Learners
Physical Fitness Test (PFT): 9th-grade students
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams:
Advanced Placement (AP) exams will be administered online at home
Exams will be limited to 45-minutes in length
Exams will be assessing a reduced scope of content in each subject area (prior to March)
Students who previously registered for exams will have the option of canceling their exam(s) without penalty
Students with any questions should contact AP Coordinator, Mrs. Stearman. I know that she has already been in contact with students impacted.
PTSA was scheduled to host an essential and timely Youth Mental Health First Aid Training on campus this month, funded and awarded by a program grant from the Ninth District PTA. While this event has obviously been postponed due to the Covid-19 social distancing restrictions, we are still hopeful that we will be able to offer it and a new date and information will be announced as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, we would like to provide the following mental health and wellness resources, shared with us by the San Diego County Office of Education, for your students and family during this challenging time:
MVHS VISION, MISSION, AND VALUES
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.
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