Wolf Pack Weekly

August 13, 2021

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A Note from the Principal

It's tough for me to describe how excited we are to welcome all of our students back to campus as we kick off the 2021-2022 school year. The campus has already been buzzing as we welcomed the vast majority of Timberwolves back to campus for registration, Fall athletics are underway, Link Crew put on a fantastic Orientation for our incoming frosh, and ASB has mapped out a full slate of student activities that we're looking forward to hosting in-person this year.

Our teachers and our staff can't wait to meet their students, and we have been working hard all summer to prepare for the year. We are committed to providing relevant and rigorous learning experiences for our students every day.

For our new families, this Wolf Pack Weekly newsletter is published every Friday afternoon and contains need-to-know information for all things Mission Vista. Be sure to check your inbox/text messages from the school each Friday to stay in the loop.

It's going to be a fantastic year, and we can't wait to see all Timberwolves on Wednesday morning at 7:48am.

-Jeremy Walden, Principal

The Week in Snapshots

School Starts Wednesday, August 18th

First Day Logistics

School Starts on Wednesday, August 18th at 7:48am.

What should I bring with me to school? Students should bring with them a mask, basic school supplies, their Chromebook, and their ID card.

How do I find my first class? - Head to the Library and find your 1st-period classroom location listed there. You will get your official schedule in your first-period class.

What is the bell schedule? The complete bell schedules for 2021-2022 can be found here. On most days, school starts at 7:48am and ends at 2:40pm.

I missed Timberwolf Registration Days. Where should I go?: Plan to come to school early (approx. 7am) on Wednesday, and report to the Attendance Window. Students should bring with them proof of address documentation (a utility bill).

Important Health and Safety Protocols to Start the Year

MVHS Safety Information

What are the Rules for Wearing Masks?

Per current guidance from the California Department of Public Health, and San Diego County Health and Human Services, masking rules for public K-12 schools are as follows:

  • Students and staff must wear a mask indoors
  • Masks are optional in outdoor settings

AB 104 Grade Changes

In the August 4th Community Update to all VUSD stakeholders, our District shared information about how CA recently enacted a new law, Assembly Bill 104, that will expand learning and credit recovery options for students who may have struggled academically during the 2020-2021 school year, including:

  1. A process for high school students to change eligible grades to Pass/No Pass

  2. Exemption from district graduation requirements for students in grades 11 or 12 who were not on track to graduate

Students who earned D's can elect to change those grades to "Pass" and students who earned F's can change those grades to No Pass. Neither P nor NP marks will factor into the GPA.

CLICK HERE for eligibility details on each item and for how to apply.

**Grade change applications for the 2021-2022 school year are due to the Main Office by Thursday, August 19th.

Transportation Options for MVHS Students

Transportation Options for All MVHS Students

Recently, the VUSD Board of Trustees approved additional transportation options for students attending MVHS. There will be three separate bus routes to service more sections of the City. Please see below for bus stop locations. All interested families must complete the Bus Pass Application.

Bus Stop Locations for MVHS w/ Morning, Late Start Monday, and Afternoon departure times

  • Behind Vista Magnet Middle School @ Memorial Flagpole 7:20/8:20/3:10
  • Arcadia @ E Vista Way (North side of Arcadia) Rte 1-A 2 trips 7:30/8:30 / 2:50
  • S. Melrose @ Live Oak Rd Rte: TBA 7:15/8:15/3:20

Link to Bus Pass Application (required):

Important Information from the Health Office

Students who are feeling ill with any symptoms should stay home. Students at school who become symptomatic of any illness should report immediately to the Health Office.

When students are on campus with any symptoms associated with COVID-19, we will adhere strictly to the County's Decision Tree for K-12 Schools. Quarantine/isolation periods differ depending on a student or staff member's vaccination status and/or willingness to obtain a COVID-19 test

Interested in Serving on School Site Council?

School Site Council (SSC) is a shared governance group comprised of a minimum of twelve stakeholders including faculty and staff members, the principal, parents, and students; most members of SSC are elected by their peers. The primary role of SSC is to oversee and monitor the implementation of the school’s Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), and the group does have the authority to make decisions pertaining to how certain school funds shall be allocated.

SSC meets once per month during the school year, and meeting agendas and minutes are made public to the stakeholders of MVHS. In addition to overseeing the implementation of the SPSA, over the past several years, SSC has also played a role in the WASC accreditation process, and has allocated student intervention funds to support the MVHS after-school tutoring program, The PACK.

If you are interested in serving on School Site Council, please complete this form by Friday, August 27th.

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Stay Connected with Important Counseling Reminders

Sign up for your Class Remind!

  • 9th Grader's text @mvhsco2025 to 81010

  • 10th Graders text @mvhsco2024 to 81010

  • 11th Graders text @mvhsco2023 to 81010

  • 12th Graders text @mvhsco2022 to 81010

Instagram @mvhs_counseling_career

Twitter @MVCounselor

MVHS School Counseling YouTube Channel

Schedule Change Requests

Schedule changes requests will be processed in the order received and MUST be submitted using your assigned google form. Link attached below:

8/6/21 - 8/24/21 : Only reasonable requests will be considered 8/25/21 - 8/31/21 : Only requests moving from AP/H to College Prep will be considered

9/1/21 - 9/7/21 : Only exceptional changes will be considered and will require Administrative approval & Teacher signatures.

9/8/21 - 10/15/21 : Change/s will result in a grade of “W/F” on Official Transcript
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

Social-Emotional Support Resources

Click here for Social-Emotional resources on campus

Community Service Opportunties

Click here to check out opportunities for Community Service.

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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.

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.