MAV Weekly September 24th, 2021

Mountain View High School

Mountain View Mavericks

Main Office- (208) 855-4050

Attendance Line- (208) 855-4063

Transportation Questions- (208) 229-8500

Mountain View Website

Calendar

September 25- Saturday Tutoring from 9-11am (see details below)

September 25- Homecoming dance 7-10pm

October 4- Collaboration- No School

October 5- Picture Retakes

October 13- PSAT Testing- All 10th Graders and Juniors Who Sign Up

October 20- Parent Teacher Conferences- 4:00-8:00 (online)

October 21- Parent Teacher Conferences- 4:00-7:30 (online, more info in Oct.8 newsletter)

October 22- No School- End of 1st Quarter

November 22-26- Thanksgiving Holiday Break- No School

Eating School Lunch? Students MUST Have Their ID Badge

Starting Monday, September 27, students MUST have their ID badge to eat lunch.

Lunches are still free, they simply want to keep track of how many students are eating. Thank you for your compliance. Students are expected to wear their badges every day, regardless.


All students are expected to wear their ID badges daily for security reasons and for building access.

Homecoming

Homecoming Football Game: Friday September 24 at 7pm. Burning of the Bull immediately following game.


The homecoming dance:

Saturday, September 25, 7-10pm.


Ticket Sales: Cheer will be selling tickets September 20th, 22nd and 24th next to the pit during lunch hour. Tickets will be $10 per person. Tickets will also be sold during the dance at the entrance. Participants will need to bring their ticket if brought prior. Cash or checks are accepted. Checks need to be made out to MVHS Cheer.


Location: The dance will be held on the cement pad behind the cafeteria. Dance participants will have to walk on the sidewalk towards the cement pad. The back parking lot and both lanes to the back will be blocked off from entering. Students will park in the front of the school and walk to the back of the school.


Hours: 7-10pm


The Theme: “Falling into Homecoming” a romantic autumn evening!

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Homecoming Assembly Was A Hit!

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Saturday Tutoring: 9/25/21

There is Saturday tutoring this Saturday 9am-11am.

Math- room 317

Everything else- room 125

Enter the school through the back of the building, look for signage.

Writing Center

Need help cleaning up a paper? Come visit the writing center!


This year the Writing Center is being held in room 106 at lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays and before school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These hours will start on September 20th!

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.

Be On Time!

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 has started for 4 or more tardies. The limit per class is 3.

Lunch detention is served on Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's

Student Recognition

Nathan Badger was chosen out of 20,000 boys to attend American Legion Boys Nation. While there he lead campaign efforts for the President and he was appointed to the position of Chief of Staff and his bill was only one of 20 that was passed and is now stored in the library of congress! He is number 2 in his class and is an amazing kid. You can view his interview here.

Don't Want To Be Put In Quarantine Isolation?

If your student does not want to be placed in quarantine isolation (at home) as a result of a classroom contact trace, they need to wear their mask correctly while in class (over nose and mouth).


Please see the health services page for more information.

Feeling Ill, Please Stay Home

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

Please see the symptoms/illness flowchart 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.

Synchronous Instruction- Students on Quarantine

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)

Safety First - Parking Lot

Parking lot safety needs to be a priority for everyone. Please stay under 15mp while driving on campus. Please be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to pedestrians. Please do not ever park in the fire lane, even after school hours.

Picture Retake Day

If you missed picture day or are not happy with your picture, you can get your picture taken or do your retake on October 5.

Athletics

Please check the athletics calendar for information on scheduled games.

Interested in donating to Mountain View athletics? Click here


*Athletics Home / MVHS Athletics Homepage (westada.org)

FCCLA, TSA & SkillsUSA BASIC Attend a Conference

Mask Requirement Information

  • West Ada School District Administration has made the decision to maintain the mask requirement through October 8.
  • For details on mask mandate, please see the West Ada website.

Annual Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit

Seniors and Juniors who identify as Hispanic are invited to attend the Idaho Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit. This is an opportunity for seniors to learn more about career options, talk with college recruiters, and potentially earn scholarship money for Idaho schools! Students in the past have found the event informative, fun, and beneficial (in the form of MONEY for college!).


Date: Wednesday 10/13


Time: 7:15 to 3:45 (the event goes from 8:00 to 3:00 at BSU – the bus will leave MVHS early and students will need to make arrangements to get to MVHS and back home)


How do you sign up?


  1. Complete and return the linked parent permission form. You can drop it by the Career Center or scan and email it to swafford.kristen@westada.org.

  2. Sign up by sending an email to swafford.kristen@westada.org OR on the sign-up sheet in the Career Center.

  3. Seniors should Complete this form about which colleges you'd like to consider you for scholarships!


For details, click here.

ISAS - STEM Careers

Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars (ISAS) offers a one-of-a-kind experience for Idaho high school juniors to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. The adventure starts in January with an online course. High achieving students earn the opportunity to attend the ISAS Summer Academy at Boise State and NASA ames Research Center in California.


*APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NOV 1ST! FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO: LINK HERE

MERIDIAN SCHOOLS CLINIC DENTAL CLEANING

We are excited to offer Mountain View High School students an option for dental cleaning services. West Ada School District and the Family Medical Residency of Idaho have teamed together to open a pediatric dental clinic serving children in the West Ada School District that do not have Medicaid or private dental insurance. The clinic is located on the Meridian Elementary School campus. It offers no cost dental cleanings to qualifying students.

During the week of October 29th the Meridian Schools Clinic has reserved appointments for Mountain View High School students. If your student does not have dental insurance and you would like to schedule a no cost dental cleaning for your student, please contact the Meridian Schools Clinic at 208-514-2527. If have any questions, please contact either of our school nurses, Rebecca or Sheryl, at 855-4050

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.

Love and Logic Parenting Class

LOVE AND LOGIC PARENT CLASS

This is a six-week session of Love & Logic for parents who are interested. Love & Logic is a parenting approach that provides parents with an opportunity to gain practical and proven tools for raising respectful and responsible kids.


Location: Frontier Elementary – 11851 Musket Dr., Boise, ID 83713

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Class Dates: Mondays—October 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, & 15

Facilitator: Sara Jo Buffington, School Counselor

Class Fee: $15 per person/couple (Fee covers the cost of the class workbook)

Register by contacting Sara Jo Buffington (Buffington.sara@westada.org)

Registration Deadline: October 1, 2021 – or until full

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.

Parent Drop Off Map

Please follow the drop off route displayed in the map.

New High School Bell Schedule

Student Handbook

Parents and student digitally sign-off on handbooks via PowerSchool each year. Please review the Handbook with your student. It is an expectation that students follow handbook policies.

Attendance

  • 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

Newsletter Location

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