Wolf Pack Weekly

April 30, 2021

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The Week in Snapshots

Graduation Update

Recently, all Vista Unified high schools sent information to all seniors and their parents/guardians regarding two options for graduation in June - a drive-through ceremony or a modified in-person ceremony with limited attendees. Survey results clearly showed that the collective preference of students and parents was for the modified in-person ceremony.

Accordingly, our graduation planning team is already working hard behind the scenes to solidify details and logistics. This week, I had a chance to review initial plans and get the "green light" from the Oceanside Fire Department on initial thoughts. We intend to hold a senior meeting on May 14th to share all of the need-to-know information and details with students and families. Stay tuned for details and meeting links.

Summer School

As Dr. Doyle alluded to in his most recent Community Update, all Vista Unified schools, including Mission Vista, are finalizing plans for summer school options for our students.

There will be opportunities for students to remediate up to 10 credits of coursework to support their efforts to remain on track for A-G (4-year-college eligibility). Our Counseling Team is working to identify students who can most benefit from this opportunity, and we will reach out to pertinent students and families with options soon.

Additionally, MVHS will offer enrichment programs for current students who are tied to our visual and performing arts (VAPA) and computer science programs. VAPA and computer science programs play a significant role in what we do and who we are at MVHS, and COVID impacted these programs more than most. We are tentatively planning for opportunities throughout the summer for students who are eligible and interested.

Finally, we intend to offer a "bridge" mathematics program for students (namely at-risk, incoming 9th graders) to ensure they are set up for success as we begin the 2021-2022 school year.

We will be communicating with pertinent students and families for all of these programs in the coming weeks.

Parent Involvement Opportunities through PTSA!

Want to get more involved at Mission Vista High School? Join the PTSA!

We need parents to help make Mission Vista the best it can be! We are looking for PTSA members who are interested in serving on the 2021-2022 Executive Board.

We’ve got a variety of positions open – big and small – and we meet once a month in the evenings.

PTSA Leadership positions are a great opportunity to help make decisions that enhance your child’s educational experience. It’s rewarding, it’s important, and it’s fun!

PTSA Board Positions for 2021-2022:

  • President - Mary Rearick
  • Vice President/Membership Chair - Linda Bosher
  • Membership Assistant - VACANT
  • Treasurer - Cindy Rosales
  • Auditor - Scott Romagnoli
  • Fundraising Chair - VACANT
  • Hospitality Chair - VACANT
  • Programs Chair - Kris Wells
  • Student Recognition Program - Theresa Kidwell
  • Communications - Trish Cannon
  • Volunteer Coordinator - Wendy Romagnoli
  • Disaster Preparedness - VACANT
  • Reflections - VACANT
  • Scholarships - Linda Latimer

Our next Association meeting will be in late May and will include proceedings for annual

elections. Additional nominations for Board positions will be “called from the floor” during this meeting.

If you want to be involved or know of someone who would be an asset to our Board, please let us know. Send an email to mvhs.ptsa.volunteers@gmail.com to start the conversation.

State Testing for 11th Grade Students is Next Week

Next week, all Vista Unified high schools will administer the CAASPP English and math exams to all juniors. Students who exhibit proficiency on both (or either) exams will qualify for exemption from placement tests for credit-eligible English and math courses in college. MVHS has a history of high-performance on these exams (1st in the County in English and 4th in the County for math during the last testing administration), and we hope to keep that trend going.

11th-grade students will test in their English or history class; those without an English or history class this term will be summoned to the gym to test on the designated testing dates.

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Workshop for Students and Parents

The San Diego County Office of Education is hosting a FREE mental health and suicide prevention event next month. All students in grades 6-12, and their parents, are invited to participate in the Mind Out Loud program, which will run (virtually) from May 4-6, 3:30-5:00pm. This year has been difficult for us all, and the event will provide meaningful information, content, and strategies for coping with mental health challenges.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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    1. Seniors! Please don't forget to fill out the college commitment form in order to be featured on the ASB Instagram page! Please submit your information by Saturday, May 1. You can access the link in the description below!
    2. Attention all MVHS students! We still have open spots for you to apply for ASB for the 2021-2022 school year! Being part of ASB means being part of a family with a mission to serve the student body and promote school spirit. Visit the link here to fill out an application.
    3. Current Sophomores and Juniors - do you need a performing art for next year? Do you like to watch movies? Talk about movies - maybe make a short movie or two? IF so, film studies is for you! You have until the end of the month to make a schedule change! For more information please speak to your counselor or Mr. Etheridge. See you at the movies!

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    Academic Planning Webpage

    All resources that our Counselors shared with current 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students for academic planning purposes can be found on the Academic Planning webpage.

    Recordings from each day are also available on the webpage.

    Need to Schedule an Appt. with your Counselor?

    Click here to go to the Appointment webpage. Still have questions? Call our office: 760-758-6800 x 73032

    Student Support Referral Form

    If you or someone you know needs social-emotional support, please complete this form. If you need immediate non-life-threatening support please contact the Access and Crisis Line at 888.724.7240. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.

    Scholarship Board

    Seniors! Don't forget to check out the Scholarship Board for tons of scholarship opportunities. Lots of money is on the table!

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    Graduation Leis for Sale

    Seniors and Senior Friends & Families! Support MVHS PTSA and celebrate graduation in style with a Graduation Lei! Leis are available for presale only and must be ordered no later than May 31st (order by May 1st for best pricing!). To order and view color choices, see the attached flyer or click here. Mahalo!
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    The Timberwolves Foundation

    The mission of the Timberwolves Foundation is to enhance, enrich, and encourage all aspects of education at MVHS and provide grants to promote the development of programs, classroom innovations, and support all school clubs.

    Senior Scholarships Opportunity

    Class of 2021 – Scholarship Deadline – Friday, May 14, 2021
    The Timberwolves Foundation is pleased to offer the following scholarships to graduating Seniors. Interested students will need to fill out the respective applications and submit them by the application deadline. For more information and applications, go to the TWF website: https://timberwolvesfoundation.org/funding/scholarships/

    Our "Why" - Vision, Mission, and Values

    Our Vision is to be the model of educational excellence through discovery, innovation, and growth.

    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.