Wolf Pack Weekly
August 13, 2021
A Note from the Principal
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
ASB students sold a TON of spirit wear at Timberwolf Registration Days. Interested in buying yours? Check out the inventory in our gym lobby and visit the Finance Office.
Mr. Umlor leads his colleagues through a professional learning session about innovative approaches for teaching science. MVHS Science is STOKED for the new year!
This group of amazing Link Crew Leaders spearheaded our Freshman Orientation, which hosted ~400 incoming frosh on Friday. The Link Leaders provided an amazing welcoming experience for our newest T-Wolves. Thanks to Mrs. Kania, Mr. Etherdige, and Mrs. Gwin for your help in organizing this!
School Starts Wednesday, August 18th
First Day Logistics
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
What are the Rules for Wearing Masks?
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:
A process for high school students to change eligible grades to Pass/No Pass
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.
**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
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.
Stay Connected with Important Counseling Reminders
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
Click here to go to the Appointment webpage. Still have questions? Call our office: 760-758-6800 x 73032
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 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.