MAV Weekly March 4th, 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

Calendar

March 21-25 No School- Spring Break

March- Second Semester Lockdown Drill will occur in the month of March, details to come

March 28- School resumes

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

April 25- Collaboration- No School

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

Career Center- Resume Writing & Interview Skills

The MVHS Career Center is offering Resume-Writing and Interview Skills Workshops in March! These will be working sessions in the Career Center, where practical tips and strategies will be presented. Bring your lunch and laptop!


Resume-Writing: Thursday, 3/10

Interview Skills: Thursday, 3/17

Resume-Writing: Thursday, 3/31


Click on the link to sign up - space is limited!


Email swafford.kristen@westada.org if you have questions.

Ronald McDonald Charity Drive

AVID is doing a Ronald McDonald Charity drive from February 28th to March 11th. We are excepting Food, and other House held necessity items. The items are to be donated to classroom 401.



ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW AND PACKAGED

Items:

• Paper bowls/plates

• Plastic silverware

• Plastic cups

• Large storage bins

• Laundry detergent

• Paper towels

• Reusable shopping bags

• Ziploc bags

• Gas gift cards

TRAVEL SIZE bathroom products (shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.)

Creative Options:

• Customized pillowcases- buy a brand-new pillowcase and customize it by sewing

• Customized paper bags- these are used to hold snacks and other materials for the guests. Write kind messages, color, or draw. Make them friendly!

Food:

• Bottled water/ Gatorade/ juice

• Individually packaged crackers or chips

There will be more items, food, and options added to this list on March 1st!

Athletics

Good luck to our spring sport athletes as they begin competition next week!


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 (nfhsnetwork.com)


Interested in donating to Mountain View athletics? Click here


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

Dancers Spring Show

Millennium Dancer Spring Show is Monday, March 14th at 8:00 PM in the Main Gym

Come see all the award-winning dances from the competition year!

Plus, the dance team has invited some of their talented student body to sing and play some amazing ROCK music!!

We have also included some of the area’s finest dance studios to entertain everyone too.

Admission is: $3.00 for students and $ 5.00 for adults. Participants/dancers are FREE.

Student Handbook Highlights: Student Responsibilities

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS

West Ada School District students must attend three (3) periods during a regular school day to be considered a full-time student. With approval of the superintendent or designee, a student may be released for the following and still be considered full-time:

• One (1) period for religious instruction or other approved program in following grades 9-11.

• Up to three (3) periods for equivalent enrollment at an accredited college/university.

• Seniors on track for graduation may be eligible for one release period a day. For seniors to be eligible for release periods, they must have completed a minimum, forty (40) credits by the end of the eleventh grade, successfully completed all ninth (9th) through eleventh (11th) grade required credits, and scored proficient or advanced on all portions of the Idaho Standards Achievement Test.


EARLY EXIT FROM A CLASS PERIOD

If a student exits a class before the class period is complete, the student may be given a Tardy Late (TL), absence (A), or truancy (TR) as the administrator deems appropriate.


MAKE-UP WORK

Students may be allowed up to two days per absence to complete make-up work for full credit. Assignments or tests that were made prior to the date of the absence are due or will be taken upon return. Senior project due dates are separate from this policy and are due on or before scheduled dates.


PARENT NOTIFICATION In the event of an absence, the parent/guardian must call the attendance office within 48 hours of the absence in order to prevent the absence from being recorded as truancy. Parents will be notified when the student reaches excessive absences in any class. Students who reach excessive absences in any period will lose credit. Any absences documented as extraordinary will not be counted against the student's total absences.


PERMITS TO LEAVE CAMPUS (PTL)

Parents need to call the attendance office for students to obtain a permit to leave. Parent notes are not accepted. Independent Students' Permits to Leave will not be issued 20 minutes prior to lunch or 20 minutes prior to the end of the school day. Any student leaving campus without a PTL will be issued as a truancy.


TARDIES

A student will be marked tardy if they are up to ten (10) minutes late. On the first unexcused tardy and all subsequent tardies, a student may be required to attend a designated detention(s). Failure to serve tardy-related consequences will result in loss of credit for that class.


TARDY EXCUSED

A tardy will be changed to Excused Late Arrival (XLA) after a student completes a designated detention or consequence. An example of a Tardy Excused would be a late school bus due to weather.


TARDY LATE

When students arrive to class after ten (10) minutes they will be marked Tardy Late (TL). A tardy late is not counted as an absence but is disciplined as part of the tardy policy.


TRUANCY

Truancy is defined as a student being absent without approval of his/her parents, guardian, or school officials. Truancy occurs when:

• an unauthorized phone call is made;

• an unauthorized note is sent to school;

• the parent refuses to excuse an absence;

• the student leaves school without permission to leave;

• the student is in the building but is out of class without permission.

Full-day truancies or single-period cuts will result in a parent contact or conference. Students declared truant may be assigned to Saturday School, the Safe School suspension room, or detention to make up the time they have missed. A third truancy may result in suspension.

Financial Aid and College Info Night

Do you have a junior or sophomore who plans to attend college? David Ries is a local financial planner who has extensive experience helping families prepare for college financially. At this free informational night, he'll share some strategies to put your family in the best position for the most college money.


We hope to see you on Thursday, March 17 from 6-7 (MVHS Lecture Hall - straight ahead, through the main entrance)! Sign up here

AVID Hosts Book Drive

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From Previous Newsletters

Parent Engagement Survey

Parents and Guardians please click here and select Mountain View High School to complete the State Required Parent Engagement Survey.

The survey is only about 15 questions and shouldn't take longer than 5 minutes to complete. Thank you!

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.

It's time to pick classes for next year!!!!

Our Current 9th grade students will be getting the enrollment information for the 2022-2023 school year, next week in their Cornerstone or AVID classes on the 17th or 18th. Students who do not have Cornerstone or AVID will be called to the office and given enrollment paperwork. Counselors will be in those Cornerstone/AVID classes the following week, February 22, 23 to walk our current 9th graders through the enrollment process.


Our current 10th and 11th grade students will be getting the enrollment information for the 2022-2023 school year February 23rd, in their 2B class. They will be able to enter their class selections in Class Choice starting on February 24th.


Counselors will be available to help students during lunch time February 24- March 3rd.


The following link will take you to the Mountain View Registration page, which has helpful "How To" videos, as well as links to the District's Course Description Book and CTE reference guides. https://www.westada.org/domain/4923

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.

Spring Production

Cinderella will be performed the following dates/times:

Feb. 24-26 & March 3-4 @ 7pm

Feb 26 & March 5 @ 1pm

Tickets are $10 per person.

Performance will be held in the MVHS auditorium

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Nominate a MVHS Teacher!

Interested in nominating a rockstar 🌟 teacher from Mountain View for Idaho State Teacher of the Year? Now is your chance!!!!


Nominations are now being accepted for our state's top teaching honor, Idaho Teacher of the Year! ANYONE can make a nomination, so please take a moment to nominate a special teacher! Make a nomination at sde.idaho.gov/toy


“Idaho is full of passionate, innovative teachers who inspire their students to dream and achieve,” says Superintendent Sherri Ybarra. “Choose a favorite teacher who has made a difference for you or your child, then send us a nomination. Public school teachers in all parts of Idaho, all subjects and grade levels are eligible for this honor.”


Nominations will be accepted through Monday, March 14. Last year, Idahoans nominated about 150 teachers.


Nominated teachers will be notified and will have until May 9 to apply for the honor. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee, and the winning teacher will be announced in September during a surprise visit to their school.

The 2023 Teacher of the Year will receive a cash award and travel across Idaho talking with other teachers, legislators and policymakers about education in our state. She or he will serve as Idaho’s nominee for National Teacher of the Year.


This school year’s Idaho Teacher of the Year is Todd Knight, who teaches science, engineering and coding classes at Crossroads Middle School, a West Ada School District “school of choice” for students who may struggle in large traditional schools. Other recent winners include: 2021 Teacher of the Year Jorge Pullerio, then a dual-immersion Spanish Language Arts teacher at Wood River Middle School; 2020 Teacher of the Year Stacie Lawler, a health and physical education teacher at Timberlake Junior High School ; 2019 winner Marc Beitia, an American Falls High School agriculture instructor and FFA advisor; and Vision Charter School chemistry and language arts teacher Becky Mitchell, Teacher of the Year for 2018.

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.

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

Yearbooks

Yearbooks can be pre-ordered at yearbookordercenter.com using code 7808 for $65.

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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Self-Care

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.

EXPOSURE/QUARANTINE

School Based Exposure - These are individuals who were identified as an exposure to a positive individual in the classroom setting. As of October 14 we are no longer identifying school based exposures.


Community and Household Exposures - For community exposures (sleepovers, club sports, weddings, funerals, etc.) or household exposures (someone in your household tests positive).

SYMPTOMS/ILLNESS

Students, teachers, and staff are encouraged to stay home when exhibiting the following symptoms:

  • Fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit) - without having to take any fever-reducing medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen
  • New loss of smell or taste
  • Cough
  • Muscle aches
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • New or unusual headache
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • One or more of these symptoms is a new onset or is an increase in severity.


If you have symptoms, quarantine for 10-days OR once symptoms have improved for 72 hours and without fever for 24 hours (without fever-reducing meds) individuals may return with a negative test *West Ada offers free rapid test at the District Office, Monday - Thursdays (weather permitting and based on test availability)

ISOLATION FOR THOSE WHO TEST POSITIVE

Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for 10 days from date of test or onset of symptoms.


  • Individuals may leave isolation on day 6 if they are currently asymptomatic without fever for 24 hours (without fever-reducing meds)
  • Days 6-10 they must wear a mask when not in isolation
  • If symptoms develop within 10 days, isolate

Feedback

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: montoya.scot@westada.org

Don Dicus: dicus.don@westada.org (website)

Karen Rice: rice.karen@westada.org (newsletter)

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