News and Views

An e-newsletter from Mounds View Public Schools

September 8, 2022

First week of school

Staff were excited to welcome K-12 students back to school this week. Superintendent Lennox stopped by each school to say "hello" and personally welcome staff, students and families.

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Student data privacy

Mounds View Public Schools provides access to free and subscription-based digital resources for beneficial services, such as providing high quality instructional resources and increasing efficiency in school operations.

Depending upon the particular educational technology being used, our district may need to collect different types of student data, which is then shared with educational technology vendors through their online sites, services and/or applications. Under Minnesota’s Student Data Privacy Act, educational technology vendors are prohibited from selling or renting a student's information or from engaging in targeted advertising using a student's information.

Mounds View Public Schools has partnered with LearnPlatform to inform staff, students and families about digital resources that have been evaluated by the District Instructional Leadership Team. To see the full library of evaluated resources with ongoing updates, please click here. If you have any questions or concerns about any digital resources used by your child, please contact your child’s teacher.

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Children and internet safety discussion

Join us on Wednesday, September 28, from 6:45-8:15 p.m. for a discussion around children and internet safety. The event will take place in-person at the District Center (4570 Victoria St N, Shoreview) and as a virtual event. Access the virtual meeting link here.

Penny Pease, Director of Technology and Susan Herder, Instructional Technology Coordinator, will be speaking about internet safety, app access and the approval process in light of the new student data privacy act.

This event is organized by the Special Education Parent Professional Advisory Council (SEPPAC).

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District Center entrance temporarily moved

The District Center has begun work on an expansion to create a Welcome Center that will provide more personalized enrollment services for families. Construction is expected to continue through November, making the front entrance inaccessible. Visitors should park in the lower east parking lot and enter the building through Door 5 on the lower level. Please use the doorbell and the receptionist will assist you in entering the building. If you need to enter the building before 7:30 a.m. or after 4:30 p.m., please contact the department at the District Center you are meeting with once you arrive and they will grant you access to the building.
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Tour the high schools virtually

Take a 360-degree spin through some of the most frequently visited locations and newly remodeled spaces at our high schools below.

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Students can receive urgent text alerts

Parents, you can add your child's cell phone number to ParentVUE so they can receive text messages and robo-calls about school closings, significantly delayed school buses, emergencies and other alerts. To subscribe your student to these occasional urgent messages, read the easy instructions here.

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Shorter email addresses for staff

There is now a shorter email option to reach our employees. You can send email messages to our staff members by using the new alias Students can also be reached using the alias. This change accompanies the shorter URL option of to access the District website.

If you forget to use the shorter alias, that’s okay. Messages sent to the address will still be delivered, and outgoing emails from staff will still carry the longer address. Both addresses will work successfully.

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Buy your Rock the School House tickets today!

The Mounds View Schools Education Foundation is happy to announce the 10th anniversary of Rock the School House - the Foundation's flagship fundraising event.

This event, synonymous with fun, is also the Foundation’s primary source of revenue - the more money we raise, the more our students benefit! The MVSEF’s support has funded initiatives ranging from the kindergarten centers' libraries all the way to post-secondary support of the Equity Promise Scholarship Program. We hope you will consider joining us for this year’s milestone event.

It promises to be a memorable evening filled with great food and drink and a few special activities have been added in celebration of our 10th year. For those who are hoping for some of the best from the past you won’t be disappointed as you will be able to participate in the Diffley Team “Wine & Spirits Toss,” silent and live auctions and fund our mission program. Buy your tickets here.

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