Wolf Pack Weekly

March 26, 2021

Classic Model to Fully Return April 5th

As Dr. Doyle shared in the most recent Community Update, this past week, the VUSD Board of Trustees voted 5-0 to have all Classic students return 5-days per week beginning on Monday, April 5th. Virtual model students will continue learning from home.

Our team will be working over Spring Break to finalize logistics and preparation ahead of Classic students' return. We will maximize distancing in the classroom to the extent possible; in some cases, students will be spaced 5-6 feet apart, and in others, they may be spaced three feet apart (chair to chair). We will continue additional mitigation measures, which include masking, improved ventilation, wiping down desks between class periods, and frequent hand washing/sanitizing.

Please see this on-campus health and safety FAQ for key highlights of our safety measures and student expectations.

We are excited for the opportunity for our students who chose the Classic model to return to school on a more consistent basis!

Daily Learning Schedule

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On-Campus Safety Video for Students

This video outlines many of the safety expectations and protocols that will be in place for Classic students. We shared it in October, but this serves a nice refresher for students.

Highlights from this Week

Spring Break

On behalf of the entire school, I wish every student a healthy, safe, and enjoyable break next week.

Health and safety is everyone’s responsibility. In order for our return to Vista Classic to be successful, we need the full support of students and families to practice good safety measures when they are not in school. This means that during the spring break period, students and families need to wear masks, practice social distancing, and stay away from large gatherings that may serve to spread the virus. Additionally, anyone who travels outside of California should follow the CDPH Travel Advisory.

Interested in Serving as a Student Ambassador Next Year?

Student Ambassadors represent Mission Vista High School during school tours for interested students and guests on campus. They may also serve as representatives for student panels or other school related events.

Students who are interested in applying to serve as a Student Ambassador should possess the following:

  • Knowledge of MVHS and its programs

  • Ability to speak with both students and adults

  • A 3.0 GPA or above at all times

  • A current 10th, 11th, or 12th grader without discipline or attendance concerns

  • Involvement in multiple MVHS programs, clubs, and/or athletics

  • Ability to follow directions, adhere to program expectations, and be an effective and professional representative of MVHS

Interested students must complete the application and may also be required to participate in an interview with administration.

*Please note that selected students must be available for specific after-school tour dates and may be asked to miss class in order to lead a tour during the school day.

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Students: Join us for a (Virtual) Computer Science Hackathon!

Attention ALL students: Are you interested in Computer Science? Or, are you looking for something fun to do over Spring Break?

Consider joining us for a Virtual Hackathon, sponsored by the Computer Science Club, STEM Club, UCSD, and Woodbury University. The Hackathon will take place from March 31st-April 2nd, from 11am-3pm each day. All levels of experience are welcome.

Interested students can register a team, or be placed into a team on the first day. Complete the form below to join in on the action!


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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.

Palomar College and Mira Costa College Application Workshops

Mira Costa College and Palomar College will be hosting application workshops for our seniors. If your student plans on attending either MCC or Palomar, this will be a great opportunity to ask questions and make sure you are going through the application process correctly. Here are the days and times for the workshops:

Mira Costa College: Thursday 3/25 at 3pm

--to attend, complete this form

Palomar College: Thursday 4/8 at 3pm

--to attend, complete this form

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Faraimo; eleasalofaraimo@vistausd.org

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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SAT and ACT Prep Bootcamps

Is your student planning to take the ACT and/or SAT this Spring? Register for one of our Online Test Prep Boot Camps - offered by DB Academics - to help prepare them! The ACT Boot Camp is April 10 & 11 and SAT Boot Camp is May 1 & 2. These courses are designed to provide students with the best test-taking strategies, techniques, and problem solving approaches. Students will become more confident test-takers! Register at: http://www.missionvistaptsa.com/special-events-and-flyers.php.

Digital DoughNUTS!

The MVHS PTSA Digital Donut fundraiser is still going strong! You can purchase a $10 dozen for your family or choose to donate a dozen to our amazing MVHS teachers and staff.

Also, there is a limited supply of our very popular Timberwolf Car Decal which are only $6 each. Every water bottle needs one! And lastly, graduation is just around the corner, and our Graduation Lei sale is up and running. Don't forget to get your order in early as the Early-bird offer ends on May 1st.

All relevant information can be found by clicking here.

Chipotle Dine Out, March 24th

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support MVHS PTSA. Come in to the Chipotle at 30 Main St Ste 100 in Vista onWednesday, March 24th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Bring the attached flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to MVHS PTSA.

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.

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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.

Final grades for the Fall term will be viewable in the Portal on Thursday, January 28th. Please see this video for any assistance in finding and viewing final grades for the term.