MAV Weekly September 17th, 2021

Mountain View High School

Mountain View Mavericks

Main Office- (208) 855-4050

Attendance Line- (208) 855-4063

Transportation Questions- (208) 229-8500

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Homecoming

Homecoming week: September 20-24


Schedule of events:


Dress Up Days:

Monday: Maverick Monday

Tuesday: Twin Turkey Tuesday

Wednesday: Sweater Weather Wednesday

Thursday: Thanksgiving Thursday (Dress Nice)

Friday: Flannel Friday


Homecoming Football Game: Friday September 24 at 7pm. Burning of the Bull immediately following game.


The homecoming dance:

Subject to change but is currently scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 7-10pm.


Ticket Sales: Cheer will be selling tickets September 20th, 22nd and 24th next to the pit during lunch hour. Tickets will be $10 per person. Tickets will also be sold during the dance at the entrance. Participants will need to bring their ticket if brought prior. Cash or checks are accepted. Checks need to be made out to MVHS Cheer.


Location: The dance will be held on the cement pad behind the cafeteria. Dance participants will have to walk on the sidewalk towards the cement pad. The back parking lot and both lanes to the back will be blocked off from entering.


Hours: 7-10pm


The Theme: “Falling into Homecoming” a romantic autumn evening!

Don't be tardy!

Guardians and students, being on time is important. There are a handful of students in the hallways after the final bell has rung.

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 will begin soon for 4 or more. The limit per class is 3.

Safety First

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 ever park in the fire lane, even after school hours.

Athletics

Homecoming is next week! Come support the MAVS in action. Please check the athletics calendar for information on scheduled games.


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

Love and Logic Parenting Class

Love and Logic Parenting Class– Open any district parent(s)/guardian(s)

This is a six-week session of Love & Logic for parents who are interested. Love & Logic is a parenting approach that provides parents with an opportunity to gain practical and proven tools for raising respectful and responsible kids. Please email dalos.natalie@westada.org in order to reserve your spot!


Location: Cecil D. Andrus Elementary – 6100 Park Meadow Dr., Boise, ID 83703

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Class Dates: Tuesdays, starting September 28, 2021 - runs 6 weeks

Facilitator: Natalie Dalos, School Counselor

Class fee: $15

Registration Deadline: September 20, 2021

*Limited to 12 parents


Love and Logic Parenting Class – open to any district parent(s)/guardian(s)


I will be offering a six-week session of Love & Logic at Frontier Elementary for any West Ada School District parents who are interested. Love & Logic is a parenting approach that provides parents with an opportunity to gain practical and proven tools for raising respectful and responsible kids. Classes will begin Monday October 11th from 6-8 pm in the Frontier gymnasium and will be held weekly. The last class will wrap up on Monday November 15th. The cost of the class is $15 per person/couple (to cover the cost of the workbook). The class will be limited to 20 people/couples in order to maintain proper social distancing. Given that this class is on school property, masks will be required. Please email Buffington.sara@westada.org in order to reserve your spot!


Location: Frontier Elementary – 11851 Musket Dr., Boise, ID 83713

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Class Dates: Mondays—October 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, & 15

Facilitator: Sara Jo Buffington, School Counselor

Class Fee: $15 per person/couple (Fee covers the cost of the class workbook)

Register by contacting Sara Jo Buffington at Frontier Elementary School Buffington. Registration Deadline: October 1, 2021 – or until full

Mask Requirement Update

West Ada School Community,

The introduction of the COVID-19 pandemic into our schools has forced West Ada School District to be agile in our planning and safety protocols. Going into the current school year, our goal was to begin as normal as possible, with flexible mitigating measures in place that allowed our students to stay in-person learning five days per week. Unfortunately, the Delta variant is wreaking havoc on our state, local community, and is substantially disrupting our daily operations. As cases and hospitalizations are near record levels, West Ada has deemed it necessary to review our current COVID-19 safety plan and make the following change:

  • To protect staff and students from the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, West Ada School District is temporarily requiring all staff, students and visitors to wear masks when in a classroom and/or when social distancing is not possible, thus suspending all mask opt out.
  • For additional information on mask mandate, please see the West Ada website.


When we are in a high category for community transmission it means that if you have Covid-19 symptoms then you will need to quarantine yourself for ten days from the onset of symptoms. You can return earlier with a healthcare provider note indicating you can return to school/work.

Please note that the Centers for Disease Control currently has Ada County in the high category for community transmission.

Self-Care For Students

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.


Sources of strength is a school wide program, the mission of this program is to spread hope, help, and strength to every individual in our Maverick community! We believe that many strengths are more powerful than one, and our united goal is to activate and mobilize these strengths in ways that positively change individuals and communities. Click here to learn more.


We are excited to offer two group counseling options for students to participate in. These groups will offer students support managing stress and anxiety in relation to school, home, and friends. The group counseling sessions will run once a week (approximately 1 hr.) for 6 weeks during school hours. Students can choose from one of the two groups:


Stress Management Group: Help students identify stressors related to school, home, and friends. Student will be able to explore how stress impacts their bodies and positive coping strategies to reduce stress.


Anxiety Group: This group will help students identify factors that contribute to feeling anxious, student will also learn and explore ways to reduce anxious feelings and find coping strategies. Students will be encouraged to explore positive and negative self-talk in relation to anxiety. Student will also work on goal setting and exploring mindfulness activities.


If your student is interested in participating in one of these groups, please click on the interest form link here. We will contact your student to give them details of the meeting dates, times, and location as well as a permission slip. We do require a signed parent permission slip for your student’s participation in group.

For questions, please contact Jade Gough, MVHS Counselor, at gough.jade@westada.org.

Picture Retake Day

If you missed picture day or are not happy with your picture, you can get your picture taken or do your retake on October 5.

Student Badges Are To Be Worn Daily

Be like Mr. Montoya, wear your badge daily!


Students are expected to wear their ID badges daily for security reasons and for building access.

PSAT

Hey Juniors, if you would like to take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 please pay our bookkeeper $25-cash or check. The deadline to pay is September 24th by 3:00 pm. This is a great way to practice one more time before taking the SAT in the spring. It is also the initial qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship program. There are a limited number of tests so it will be first come first serve so get signed up quickly. Juniors taking the PSAT will be excused from their 1st and 2nd periods on Oct 13th. If you have questions, please contact Shauna Murray, counselor at MVHS: murray.shauna@westada.org.

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.

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.

Writing Center

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


This year the Writing Center is being held in room 106 at lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays and before school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These hours will start on September 20th!

Bus Information

At the end of the school day, when buses are ready to exit, student traffic will be held in order to allow buses to exit as quickly as possible. The reason being that buses need to stay on schedule as they need to be on time for their middle school and elementary school routes. We will get the buses out as swiftly as possible and then let student traffic resume as normal.

Buses will go down Millennium to Overland.

Thanks for your understanding.


Public transportation requires masks to be worn on the buses.

Please note that the opt-out does not apply to students on the school bus, as the Centers for Disease Control has issued a public health order requiring masks to be worn while on public transportation, this includes school buses. We must comply with a public health order. The West Ada School District reserves the right to terminate the opt-out option (medical exemptions will still apply) based on school-based health trends.


Bus information can be found on the West Ada website at www.westada.org. Click on the bus icon in the top right hand corner of the screen.

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.

Parent Drop Off Map

Please follow the drop off route displayed in the map.

New High School Bell Schedule

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

Lunches

Freshman will eat lunch on campus this year, with a closed campus.

Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors have open campus lunch.

School nutrition is once again providing free breakfast and lunch for all students enrolled in brick-and-mortar buildings. Curbside meal service is not offered while students are attending in-person school.

Calendar

September 20-24 Homecoming week

September 25- Homecoming dance 7-10pm (subject to change)

October 4- Collaboration- No School

October 5- Picture Retakes

October 13- PSAT Testing- All 10th Graders and Juniors Who Sign Up

October 20- Parent Teacher Conferences- 5:00-8:00

October 21- Parent Teacher Conferences- 5:00-8:00

October 22- No School- End of 1st Quarter

November 22-26- Thanksgiving Holiday Break- No School

OPTIONAL SCHOOL FEES

Make sure to pay any optional school fees before the first day by going to myschoolfees.com. You will be able to pay for the following:

Pay to Participate: $110

Required to participate in all IHSAA/West Ada sponsored sports – currently only taking payments for fall sports

ASB Card: $44.52 (tax included)

ASB membership required for participation in all IHSAA/West Ada sponsored sports

Parking Permit - $10

Parking permits must be picked up in the security office and displayed in your vehicle. Citations will not be issued the first two weeks of school to give our students an opportunity to pay for and obtain the passes. Permit applications are available here.

A 4% transaction will apply when using myschoolfees.com. If you prefer to pay with cash, you can pay the bookkeeper. If your student owes any fines, those will need to be paid before they can pay for any of the above fees. If you have questions, contact the Bookkeeper at (208) 855-4050.

Delivering Items to School

If it is necessary to deliver items to school we will have a table at the entrance with labels for parents to leave things for their student. Our office aids will be checking for items and delivering them throughout the class period.

Attendance

  • 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

Newsletter Location

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