Wolf Pack Weekly

August 28 2020

Newest Community Update from VUSD

This past Tuesday, our District sent a new Community Update with information about the Vista Institute for Parents (VIP), as well as several how-to-videos for Canvas, our new learning management system.

Please visit the VIP page by clicking here.

Getting Started with Canvas: A Guide for Parents

Part of the Vista Institute for Parents (VIP) project is to make sure our parents have the resources and know-how to navigate the new Canvas platform. Please visit this webpage on the VIP site for help getting acquainted with the platform.

Student Course Schedules

MVHS staff has completed the second iteration of our schedule of courses for the upcoming year. Student schedules will be made available for viewing in the Student Portal on Thursday, September 3rd.

As is the case every year, course change requests will be available, and changes will be considered if there is room in courses and the course change aligns to students' post-secondary goals.

Daily Learning Schedule

Please see the 2020-2021 Learning Schedule for Virtual Learning by clicking here.

Below is a brief summary of information in the schedule:

  • Start/End Times similar to our traditional bell schedule
  • Students engage in all four classes each day
  • Class "periods" of 65 minutes on Late Start Monday, and 80 minutes Tues-Friday
  • Daily check-ins with each class; this does not mean, however, that students will be in front of a screen for the entire class time.
  • Office hour options each day

First Day of School is September 8th

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School Reopening Information for Families

The District's School Reopening webpage has the most robust set of information about plans and expectations for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Information about learning models at the secondary level can be found here
  • A side-by-side comparison of Visa Virtual vs. Classic can be found here
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about all aspects of reopening school can be found here

Common Expectations for Supporting Student Learning in 2020-2021

Creating rigorous and meaningful learning experiences for all students is a priority for the upcoming school year.

This document outlines expectations for all stakeholder groups including students, teachers, and our partners in education, our parents.

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Senior Portraits

Prestige Studios was on campus for senior portraits earlier this summer, and they will be back on campus during the week of Sept. 14th for additional portrait appointments for MVHS seniors. Students and parents can visit this link to schedule an appointment.

MVHS Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)

Interested in joining the MVHS PTSA?

Visit the MVHS PTSA website for details and information.

Test Prep Opportunity:

Is your student planning to take the SAT? ACT? PSAT? Help them prepare by signing up for one of our Fall Online Boot Camps! And support MVHS PTSA at the same time! Click here for more information and to register.

MVHS 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.