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Welcome to the new school year!!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Mountainview Elementary School! I am proud to serve as your Mountainview principal and I look forward to our continued partnership in providing our Bobcats with the best elementary school experience. If your family is new to our school, I extend a warm welcome and look forward to meeting you in person. I am thrilled to start our year of learning together! #mvbobcats

We want to make this school year THE BEST YET!! We are going to #ElevateMV. What does this mean? We are going to work as a team to elevate our relationships with our students, elevate our school-wide PBIS, and elevate our work in the classrooms. This is going to be a challenge because we were already doing great things in all these areas, but when it comes to our students, our committed staff won't rest until we're the best!

Our Superintendent, Dr. Campbell, put out a message a couple weeks ago to Monongalia County families. In it, he stated:

  • Monongalia County Schools will be opening the 2021-22 school year with in-person instruction as our primary goal.

    To ensure the health and safety of our students and staff, Monongalia County Schools will follow the strong guidance of the Monongalia County Health Department’s and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation to require that masks be worn inside our schools and offices beginning August 19, 2021, regardless of vaccination status.

    Masks and face coverings can be removed while outdoors and for participation in outdoor sports.

    Additional information and answers to frequently asked questions regarding school protocols will be issued prior to the start of school.

    We are excited to return to in-person classes and appreciate your understanding as we open the doors this year with the safety of our students and staff as our highest priority.

As any additional information comes out, I will communicate that to our families by using School Messenger, Remind, and our social media-Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Here's to a successful school year!

What You Can Expect From Me

I take my role as principal very seriously and Mr. DeHaas feels the same about his role as Assistant Principal. We recognize that with those roles comes great expectation. To that end, there are several things you can expect from us.

  1. Student-centered decisions- Each day there are many decisions that need to be made to keep the school moving forward. Some of those decisions will be better received than others, but at the heart of every decision is the question, "What's best for our kids?" Whether it's their safety, academic or social-emotional well-being being considered, any decision made based on what's best for them is a decision I can stand behind.
  2. Communication- We share a lot of information and updates about the school via our social media- Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This is also where we post our monthly digital newsletter. I also do a SchoolMessenger call, text, and email each Friday. This message is duplicated as a Remind message as well. I urge you to stay connected with at least one mode to stay connected to what's going on at your student's school.
  3. Active listener- I recognize that you are your child's biggest advocate. If there is anything you would like to discuss or problem solve, I would like to speak with you so we can work together toward a successful resolution. I am always open and willing to listen and work with families.

What I Would Like From You

Get/Stay involved- Whether it's attending PTO meetings, volunteering to read-aloud to your child's classroom, participating in the Career Cafe' for our 5th graders, or staying connected with what's happening in our school and your child's classroom, it is my hope that you find a way to be active in your child's elementary school experience in whatever way works with your work and life schedule.

If there is a concern- If there is a concern about a grade, peer issue, or something your child says that you'd like more context/clarification on, please reach out to the teacher directly. Our teachers would be happy to speak with you about any concern you have and are the best to provide the answers you are looking for.

Reinforce PAWS- As part of our school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS), we work hard to teach students the importance of PAWS- being Proud, having and Awesome Attitude, being Well-mannered, and making Safe decisions. We teach and reinforce those key attributes and recognize students when they meet those expectations. The beauty of PAWS is that they can be easily transferred to your home. Have a discussion about what it means to have PAWS at home- Proud (cleaning up after themselves), having an Awesome Attitude (playing fair with their siblings or neighbors), being Well-mannered (using kind words) and making Safe choices (using their hands in a nice way).

Important for First Day of School

Getting students home on the first day of school is the most stressful part of the first day. To help:

  • ** PLEASE write a note or email your child's teacher letting them know how your child will get home their first day, and days after (if different). Bus schedules are posted below for you to reference.

Get a Jump Start on Beginning of the Year Forms

Update Your Child's Information

Please update your child's information online at the link below prior to August 24th. Having the most up-to-date contact information is very important.

Click this link to update your child's information: https://fs11.formsite.com/cusilleee/d6riallppq/form_login.html

Chromebooks- Complete the Acceptable Use Policy

We are fortunate in our county to have Chromebooks for each child. To ensure this resource is used in an appropriate manner, an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) must be signed by the parent in order for the student to continue using any technology, including the Chromebook. The AUP form must be completed by August 27th.

Click this link to sign the AUP: https://fs11.formsite.com/cusilleee/21-22StudentAUP/index.html

I am happy to report that school meals will be free again this school year for everyone. While this is good news, as a Title I school, our funding is dependent on accurate reporting of free/reduced lunch eligibility. Benefits for your child may be determined in part by your status such as the EBT card program used by the state last year. This application must be completed each year.

If you think your family may be eligible, please complete the application If you think your family may be eligible, please complete the application: https://www.schoolcafe.com/

Back to School Night

We are looking forward to our Back to School Night events. Each grade level has a designated date and time for their meeting. You can find those dates and times by taking a look at our Back to School Night schedule.

** To limit the number of people in the classroom, we are asking for only 1 adult to attend from each household. Thank you in advance for your help.

**Masks are required for anyone entering our building, regardless of vaccination status.

COVID Protocols

Stay Connected

Mountainview Google Site

Your one stop shop for everything you need to stay connected to the school

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Become a Parent Volunteer

If you are interested in finding out how to become a parent volunteer for our school, please use the link below.

Parent Volunteer Information

Title I Parent Involvement Policy

Title IX Information

Monongalia County Schools and Mountainview Elementary does not discriminate in any program or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or disability. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination. Monongalia County Schools Title IX Coordinator Adam Henkins Email: ahenkins@k12.wv.us Phone: 304.291.9210 Mountainview Title IX Coordinator Designee Assistant Principal, Corey DeHaas Email: cdehaas@k12.wv.us Phone: 304-291-9255.

Bus Schedules-- See note

Bus Schedule (AM)

Will be updated here as soon as they are posted to the county website

Bus Schedule (PM)

Will be updated here as soon as they are posted to the county website