MAV Weekly December 17, 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

Have A Great Break!

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December 20-31- Winter Holiday Break- No School

January 3- School Resumes

January 10-13- Finals week

January 13- Last day of Semester 1

January 14- No School

January 17- Human Rights Day Observed, No School

January 18- 1st Day of Semester 2

May 28 @ 11AM, Ford Idaho Center

West Ada School District 2021-22 Student Calendar

Finals Week Schedule: Jan 10-14

Monday, January 10th A-Day: 3A & 4A Finals

Tuesday, January 11th B-Day: 1B & 2B Finals

Wednesday, January 12th A-Day: 1A & 2A Finals

Thursday, January 13th B-Day: 3B & 4B Finals

Friday, January 14th: No School

Orchestra Brings Holiday Cheer To The Pit For All To Hear!

Be On Time!

We have been notifying your students and asking them to serve off tardies before the end of semester. Please click on the total number of tardies your student has in Power School. If your student has more than 3 tardies (T or TL) in a class, he/she will need to serve detention until the number is back to or below 3 per class. We only have 6 lunch detentions January. If your student has excessive tardies, he/she will need to make arrangements with the grade level Vice Principal.

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 for 4 or more tardies. The limit per class is 3.

Lunch detention is served on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

ID Badges

Students should wear their ID badges every day. This is a safety issue and it provides students with building access. Students are expected to wear their badge on a lanyard daily.

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.

Choir Concert Was A Hit

December's Tireless Teacher: Mr. Lewis

Mr. Lewis has stepped up for MVHS! He is working to cover the load of two teachers; he is preparing work for a substitute for his classes, and he is covering another teachers' classes while the other teacher is out. Above all, he has done this with a steady and positive attitude without letting the extra work and stress affect the quality of his work and relationship with students. This is what the MVHS family is all about, covering for each other, helping each other out, and stepping up for students. Thank you, Mr., Lewis!

Tireless teacher is an award given monthly by our student leadership based off votes from the student body. The students recognize a teacher each month that works tirelessly for students and goes beyond what is expected of them.
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Bull Collar Athletes of The Month

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Hats, Hoods and Head Coverings

Hats, hoods and head coverings are not allowed while in the building. The reason is for safety. We want to be able to see everyone's face and identify students, both in person and on our camera system.

Students, please do not wear hats, hoods or head coverings in the hallways or the classrooms.

Parent Craft Course

Giving parents the tools they need to meet the challenge of youth substance abuse.

Parent CRAFT by cadence online is a fast paced interactive video based course designed to equip parents with the communication skills they need to help cope with tough topics such as youth substance abuse.

DrugFree Idaho is excited to for the opportunity to provide this $200 course to Idaho residents for FREE. Go to to access this amazing resource today and please share with others.

View Flyer here.


Mountain View has multiple positions open, including custodial staff, ParaPro, and teachers.

Please click the link above to view all positions currently open please go here if you are interested.

Thank you for considering joining our MAV family!


Looking for score updates, schedules, and rosters? Check the Southern Idaho Conference webpage here

Many of our athletic events are streamed live online. Visit the NFHS network to watch the Mavs in action. High School Sports Online - Stream Live & On Demand (

Interested in donating to Mountain View athletics? Click here

*Athletics Home / MVHS Athletics Homepage (

Girls Lacrosse

Registration for the Girls 2022 lacrosse season is now open, so please visit our website at and click on the registration button. All players will need a valid US Lacrosse number in order to complete the registration process. Go Mavs!!!

Art Teachers Are Awarded Grants

All of our art department teachers wrote grants for items and submitted them to the Education Foundation of the West Ada school district. Mrs. Mouw received a grant for two new potter wheels, Ms. Stansell received a grant for a new drying rack, and Mrs. Ritzer received an award for watercolors and general art supplies for her teaching art in elementary class.

Check PowerSchool

Parents/Guardians and Students,

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

January 13, 2022 marks the end of first semester, when grades are final. 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).

MAV Librarians

Our librarians are the best! We appreciate their attention to detail, providing our staff with supplies and supporting our students and staff with all their needs!

Thank you, Emily Matta, Julie Field, and Erica Clark, we appreciate you!

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MVHS Library

The MVHS library is open from 7:10am-3:00pm resources we offer:


Digital Databases

Charging Stations

Quiet Study Areas

Simple Tech Support

and of course… books!

All digital resources available on Teams with Join code: c7c3qnl

Students may participate in the Idaho Teen Reading Challenge.

Pick up a flyer or bookmark in the library and be entered to win one of 3 $100 gift cards.

MVHS Staff Holiday Celebration

Staff gathered this week to have an "ugly sweater" competition and enjoy a meal together. Mrs. Amoureux took home the "ugly sweater" trophy (4 years running)!

Food, fun, laughter and joy were shared at this gathering. We are thankful for our amazing staff!

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Career Center December Newsletter

The December Career Center Newsletter is ready, CLICK HERE for information about:

  • Seniors Applied to College...Now what?
  • Senior Meetings w/ Career Counselors
  • $$$ options for college
  • Junior Student Recognition
  • Dates of Note


  • 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

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.


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

Attention Seniors

Senior dedications can be designed and paid for at 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

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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.

Illness at School

Parents and students,

If your student is feeling ill at school, and they text you, please be sure to have your student report to our health office. It is important that the school nurse be involved and the nurse will contact you if your student needs to leave campus.

Thank you!

Mask Update

For district mask update information click here.

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 out for Illness

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)

Idaho Standards Command Responses for Schools

Safety is our top priority. Police have worked together, from around the state, to create the command responses below. These posters are hung in every classroom at MVHS. Please review these commands. The more students, parents and teachers are familiar with these commands, the more safe our school is when a commands is used.
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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.


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:

Don Dicus: (website)

Karen Rice: (newsletter)

Newsletter Location

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