MAV Weekly April 8th 2022

Mountain View High School

Mountain View Mavericks

Attendance Line- (208) 855-4063 (attendance for reporting an absence, please leave a message- it will be received and processed in a timely manner)

Main Office- (208) 855-4050 (call for assistance reaching teachers or admin, general questions on procedures, etc.)

Transportation Questions- (208) 229-8500

Mountain View Website

SAT Testing Information: April 13th

Parents of 11th grade students,

11th grade students will be given their SAT admission ticket next week (Monday-Tuesday). The ticket reminds your student where to report, at what time, and what they should bring with them on the day of testing.

Your student needs to bring this ticket with them when they come to take the SAT on Wednesday, April 13th. They need to bring a calculator and a number 2 pencil. Students may bring water and a snack.

If your student is riding the bus to school that day- please remember that pick-up times and locations are the same as any other school day. However, students will not be boarding the bus to their drop off location until 2:00. Most students will be finished with the test around 12:30, unless they have been approved extended time. If your student is riding the bus, they may need to bring an after-test snack, as the cafeteria is not going to be serving lunch.


April 13- SAT Testing- No School Grades 9, 10, and 12 (Juniors take SAT)

April 11-May 5 iSat Testing

April 25- Collaboration- No School

May 14- Prom Revolution Concert House in Garden City (by the fairgrounds)

May 24- Last Day for Seniors

May 28- Graduation @ 11AM, Ford Idaho Center

May 30- Memorial Day- No School

June 2- FULL SCHOOL DAY All Grades: 6-12 Last Day of School

West Ada School District 2021-22 Calendar

2022-23 Student Registration

Please make sure that your student(s) is completely registered for next year.

To do this please go into your parent power school parent account and do the update contact information form. If you have an incoming 9th grader you must also do the medical form.

In Parent Power School, go to School forms and scroll down to Update Student Registration & medical form. Once finished, the contact form should move to completed forms but the medical will keep coming back to you so just do it once by filling out the update contact information form.

If you don't know your username or password, please contact our registrar, Barb Nelson at

Lunch Portal for 2022-23 School Year

The TITAN Family portal is a secure, online system that allows parents to:

-Check school menus

-Make online payments to their children's meal accounts

-Remotely monitor their children's account - Set up automatic recurring payments and low balance alerts

-Submit an online application for free or reduced meals (Applications for SY22/23 will be available August 1st)

For the 22/23 school year, lunches will go back to paid status.

For more information see full flyer here.

ATTENTION Seniors- you must come into the school on April 13th between the hours of 8 AM-3PM to begin the graduation process

BIG DAY COMING...... Graduation information!

Jostens will be here on Wednesday, April 13th to deliver Caps, Gowns, Announcements and other graduation accessories.

This event will begin at 8:00am and end at 3:00pm, attend sometime within these hours.

Other items that will be completed on that day PRIOR to getting you Jostens items:

  • Senior Exit with Ms. Walton
  • Senior Poster signing
  • Most Influential Teacher gown signing
  • Graduation Walk List verification with Mr. Dicus

We need all seniors that day to check in and get this graduation check list completed.


Seniors, please make sure to check with bookkeeper that all your fines are paid, if you have any items out or owe fines, we will hold your Diploma until they are paid. Must be done by

May 20, 2022.

Mountain View SkillsUSA

Well, it was a very productive and amazing two days for Mountain View SkillsUSA! Out of the seven students that competed… Six earned medals (some earned two) and four get to go to nationals in Atlanta Georgia in June! Congratulations to these students on their amazing wins. 🙂

Advertising design-- gold, silver AND bronze, Mountain View swept!!
Gold-Alivia Fujimoto, Silver-Ethan Lattimer, Bronze-Elizabeth Jacobs

Promotional bulletin board--team of three, gold!

Elizabeth Jacobs, Cole Paulik and Emma Clawson

Pin design--gold and silver!

Gold-Emma Clawson, Silver-Daphne Christensen

Banner design--silver!

Silver-Cole Paulik

Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6, 2022)

While we often thank our teachers every day, it’s during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6, 2022) when we like to pause and really show our love for the teachers in our lives.

Let’s all shower teachers in appreciation and share how we love (❤️) like (👍), celebrate (🎉) and care for (😍) our teachers!

We encourage you to tell your student's teacher (s) how much you…
  • Love (❤️) how they encourage your student(s) in special ways
  • Like (👍) what’s happening in their classroom
  • Celebrate (🎉) their achievements with students
  • Care about (😍) their commitment to students and families

West Ada teachers ensure every student has the tools they need to reach their full potential and it's during Teacher Appreciation Week that we take a moment to truly recognize and appreciate how our district's educators play such a pivotal role in our student's lives—inspiring a lifelong love of learning and discovery and making a difference in their well-being and long-term success.

Please note: Messages will be shared publicly via social media during Teacher Appreciation Week. To share photos please email directly, you can also tag @westadaschools in photos or use #thankateacher.


LAST CHANCE! Secure your student a yearbook for the 2021-2022 School year. Sales have been extended to April 15th! Follow the link to the Order Center

Yearbooks can be pre-ordered at using code 7808 for $75.

Attention Parents/Guardians of Seniors

Hello Senior Parents…

Senior Grad night Celebration is a parent sponsored/run event. The high school does not sponsor or operate the event. We have not been notified of any interest in the party planning. This program, in the past, has needed 5 or more parents to plan and then more to do the chaperoning at the venue. The event has been at Wahooz. If you would like to take the lead in organizing the event, contact Mr. Dicus that you are interested in doing it.

Seniors, please make sure to check with bookkeeper that all your fines are paid, if you have any items out or owe fines, we will hold your Diploma until they are paid. Must be done by

May 20, 2022. Thank you.

Career Center Highlights!

Boise State's campus-wide open house for prospective students is on Saturday, April 9th

Highlights include:

  • Touring all academic colleges and chatting with faculty, staff and students
  • Residence hall tours
  • Information sessions for high school juniors, seniors and transfer students
  • Free lunch at the food truck pod and at other campus eateries
  • The spring football scrimmage in Albertsons Stadium caps off the day

They also have a two-hour virtual program starting at 11:00am that day. Both will be a fantastic way for prospective students to learn more about Boise State.


SENIORS going to ISU or CWI, check out these dates!

  • ISU Next Steps visit, April 12th!
  • Admitted ISU students can meet in the career center during lunch to complete next steps with their admissions adviser.
  • CWI Placement Testing, April 13th!
  • Take your Math/English placement testing at MVHS!
  • Bring your laptops, and sign up HERE

Over 150 students participated in the WORKFORCE-MILITARY-TRADES FAIR hosted April 5th at MVHS!

Students walked away with hiring options and some landed jobs or set interviews!

Want another job fair option for your student to explore? West Ada's College and Career Fair will be on April 25th : INFO HERE

For full Career Newsletter, view here.

Email if you have questions.


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 (



  • Homework should have a clear purpose, be aligned with the student’s level, and correlate with the Idaho State Standards.
  • Homework should either utilize information and concepts that are highly familiar to students or be used to explain understandings and possibly enable students to “go deeper” in their learning.
  • Homework resources should be clear and locatable for student access. The location of the resources should be explicitly taught and known by students. Student internet access or access to appropriate devices (computers, laptops, etc..) at home should be considered.
  • Homework revised and completed to mastery at a student’s particular learning level is most impactful. Homework assigned, scored, and feedback given from teacher to student (what should be improved) and student to teacher (what is not understood) has a large effect size (d = 0.83). Homework collected, and feedback given from teacher to student has an effect size of (d = 0.78). Homework that is graded for completion has little effect (d = 0.28) on student learning.
  • Homework or practice work is valid when completed at home or at school.
  • Clearly defined guidelines should be consistent to ensure understanding by students and parents. District guidelines should become more specific at the building level, and again at the classroom level.
  • Homework or practice assignments should take into consideration the recommended total daily homework amounts. The values indicate the range of minutes from multiple studies and are total maximum homework/practice amounts per day summed across all subject areas.
  • Grades K-3 = 10 to 30 minutes maximum
  • Grades 4-5 = 30 to 90 minutes maximum
  • Grades 6-8 = 50 to 120 minutes maximum
  • Grades 9-12 = 60 to 120 minutes maximum

Middle school students enrolled in Honors HS Math I and Spanish I/II will have grades/credits included on the high school transcript. The grades will be used for GPA calculation.


  • Homework – Student work that is assigned during class time and completed outside of class or specifically designated to be completed outside of class. Teacher discretion is used to determine if the student work is graded. If the work is not graded, it is considered practice.
  • Practice – Student work that is assigned during class or outside of class for the specific purpose of solidifying or extending the concepts that are being explicitly taught in class. Practice is always “risk free” and should never be graded.
  • Classwork – Student work specifically designed to be done in class. Grading is at the teacher’s discretion.
  • Scoring – Evaluating student work solely for feedback but not included in the student’s grade.

Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) Information

What is the ISAT? Each year, students in grades 3-8 and once in high school, during 10th grade, take the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to determine whether they have achieved the standards for their grade level and subject area. There are tests for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA), Mathematics and Science. The ISAT summative assessment is administered during the last 8 weeks of the school. It consists of two parts: a computer-adaptive test and performance tasks that are given on the computer.

What are the main objectives of the assessment?

  • To give an indication of both student achievement and growth of student learning as part of program evaluation and school, district, and the state accountability system.
  • To provide a valid, reliable, and fair measures of students’ progress toward, and the attainment of the knowledge and skills required to be college and career ready.
  • To capitalize on the strengths of computer-adaptive testing — efficient and precise measurement across the full range of achievement with quick turnaround of results.

When is the ISAT given? The ISAT summative assessment is administered during the last 8 weeks of the school year. Testing at MVHS will begin April 11. Why is the ISAT given? These tests are administered to provide ongoing monitoring of individual, school, district, and state progress. Academic proficiency is more than scores. Competency in all academic areas is the goal for every child. This once a year (summative) test is an important component of the statewide student assessment system as stated in IDAPA New ISAT Assessment Resources Webpage Available for Parents Idaho parents can learn more about state tests and their child’s performance using a new interactive website available from the Idaho State Department of Education. The SDE, working with the state’s testing company, developed new reports for parents and a new website for parents to dig deeper into what their child’s results mean. The new resource webpage is available at

How can I help my student?

Ensure they attend school regularly and participate in their classes and coursework.

Ensure they are getting adequate sleep and nutrition.

Ensure they understand these assessments are relevant and that they should do their best when they take them.

From Previous Newsletters

Honor Designation Grade Pull

Just a reminder the grade pulls to determine Honors Designations for graduation will be pulled at 8:00 am on Monday, May 2. You will need to work with your teachers to ensure that your grades are up to date for this purpose.

Per district policy 603.21 Honor's designations for graduation will be calculated based on the student's current cumulative Weighted GPA on the specified day.

The Honor's designations will be as follows.

Highest Honors: 4.1-5.0 (or students with a 4.0 who have earned an associate degree from an accredited institution) 3 Cords: Blue, Green & Silver

High Honors: 3.77-4.099 2 Cords: Blue & Green

Honors: 3.5-3.7699 Silver Cord

Honor Graduate speakers will be chosen by the senior class, from the pool of seniors, in the top 10% of the class on May 2.

No changes made to a student's grade after May 2 will alter an honors designation for the purpose of graduation.

If you have questions please contact the Senior Vice Principal, Don Dicus or the counseling office.

Summer School

Does your student need to take summer school?

Online registration for Summer School will open on Monday, March 28th.

Summer School is IN-PERSON at Meridian High School.

*It is expected that students will attend in-person if they sign up for summer school.

Session 1:

June 13 – June 30th: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Thursday (No school on Fridays)

Session 2:

July 6th – July 21st: The first week of the 2nd session will run Wednesday – Friday (7/6-7/8) to accommodate the July 4th holiday. The next 2 weeks will run as follows: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Thursday (No school on Fridays).

To view full flyer, click here.

Access West Ada summer school details and information on our district’s website.

Please contact your student’s counselor for registration questions.

*For online summer course options, please contact your student’s counselor.

Safety First

Please always put safety first. Driving in our parking lot and in front of the businesses along Millennium Way needs to be safer. Please sloooooooowwwww down and watch for pedestrians.

Athletics & After School Activities

When students attend athletic events and/or after school activities, students are expected to be on their best behavior. If students are asked to do something, like move seats, stop doing something, speak kindly, etc., students are expected to comply. If students do not comply, they can be suspended from attending future athletic events.

We appreciate good sportsmanship from all of our guests, adults and students alike.

Choir Fund Raiser

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Prom Dress and Tuxedo Rental Options

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Locker Room Lockers

If your student uses a gym locker for PE or athletics, please remind them to always lock their personal items in their locker. We are unable to prevent theft when things are just left out. This is the purpose of lockers. Thank you for your help!

AVID Hosts Book Drive

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The Social Dilemma

Parents/Guardians and Student,

Please consider watching the film, the Social Dilemma on Netflix.

Discover what’s hiding on the other side of your screen
We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? This documentary-drama hybrid reveals how social media is reprogramming civilization with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

Did you buy a 2020-21 yearbook?

If you bought a yearbook LAST YEAR and have not picked it up, please pickup your yearbook at the main office.

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.

Be On Time!

It's a new semesters, so it's a fresh start for tardies! 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.

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.


  • 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

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.

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

Thursday before school

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.

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.

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.

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.

Check PowerSchool

Parents/Guardians and Students,

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

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.

COVID Information:

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!

Feeling Ill, Please Stay Home

The best way to stop the spread is to stay home if you are feeling ill.

Please see the childhood illness page 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.


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.