MAV Weekly November 19, 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

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.


November 22-26- Thanksgiving Holiday Break- No School

November 23- Picture Retake Day- Dorian Studio (see details below)

December 3- Collaboration- No School
December 20-31- Winter Holiday Break- No School
January 3- School Resumes

May 28 @ 11AM, Ford Idaho Center

Generosity & Gratitude

For the month of November, the students of MVHS have learned about Generosity and Gratitude during their Social Emotional Learning lesson provided by the counseling department. Being consciously grateful has direct positive impacts such as building better relationships, making good decisions, balancing out negative emotions, and doing kind things for others.

Mountain View High School students, families, staff, and the business community have been amazing in bringing in donations to provide Thanksgiving Meal Gift Baskets. This was an incredible collaboration between different school organizations (FCCLA, Student Leadership, FFA, Sources of Strength), student classrooms, other area schools, individual families, and generous local businesses. One business created a challenge for her customers and was able to contribute over 60 baskets to our Thanksgiving Drive. Together, we were able to help more than 150 families this Thanksgiving Season.

We are Grateful to be in a community that truly does look out for their neighbor. Every donation we received, from a single gravy packet added to a basket, to complete baskets, to monetary donations, all contributed to something amazing. Thank you to our students, families and business community. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
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MVHS Library

The MVHS library is open from 7:10am-3:00pm resources we offer:


Digital Databases

Charging Stations

Quiet Study Areas

Simple Tech Support

and of course… books!

All digital resources available on Teams with Join code: c7c3qnl

Students may participate in the Idaho Teen Reading Challenge.

Pick up a flyer or bookmark in the library and be entered to win one of 3 $100 gift cards.

Leo is Celebrated and Loved

This week, we say happy retirement to our beloved Leo.

Students gathered in the gym during lunch on Thursday to say thank you to Leo and listen to him sing. Staff gathered in his honor Thursday after school.

Leo has been with MVHS since 2005. His hard work, dedication, friendliness and kindness will be missed.

We appreciate you Leo!

Mask Update

For district mask update information click here.

Illness at School

Parents and students,

If your student is feeling ill at school, and they text you, please be sure they 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!

Counseling Department Recognizes Staff!

The Counseling Department wanted to recognize some of our outstanding teachers for the months of September, October, and November. These teachers continue to work tirelessly and care for their students. They bring energy and positivity to their classroom and others around them. We are so grateful for our amazing MAV teachers!

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 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday.s

Lunch Detention = Tardies Removed

There are only 12 opportunities in December to serve detention and tardies need to be served off before the end of the semester. If a student has more than that he/she should make a plan with the appropriate assistant principal.

1 lunch detention removes 1 tardy!

Please serve your detentions so you are not at risk of losing credits.

Distinguished Young Women Opportunity - Juniors Only

Distinguished Young Women is a unique program that combines the chance to win college scholarships with a program that offers Life Skills training to prepare young women for the world after high school. Each year we make over $1 billion dollars in scholarships available and it costs nothing to enter!


Thursday, December 2nd at 7 pm.

More information can be found here.

Band Bazaar Fund Raiser

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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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Career Center News

See our Career Center News here!

Check PowerSchool

Parents/Guardians and Students,

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

October 22 marked the end of 1st quarter. 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).

Picture Retakes- November 23rd

Picture retakes will occur at Dorian Studio on November 23rd.

Please use this link and create an account, to sign up for a time slot for retakes.

Retake location:

1123 N Main St

Meridian, ID 83642

The links from Dorian for seniors to view their tux and drapes are available in their email.

Tux and drapes retakes are on Monday, 11/29.


All athletes must have their online SWOL paperwork completed before the first practice. You can find the information on SWOL here

Please check the athletics webpage for information on specific sports and activities.

Please check the athletics calendar for information on scheduled games.

Interested in donating to Mountain View athletics? Click here

*Athletics Home / MVHS Athletics Homepage (

Safety First - Parking Lot

Stop signs mean STOP. Drivers are only allowed to roll through the stop sign when they are actively being signaled to do so by Admin, Security or our SRO, after school.

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 park in the fire lanes, at any time, even after school hours. This includes stopping momentarily and/or dropping students off.


  • 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 can be pre-ordered at using code 7808 for $65.

Attention Seniors

Senior dedications can be designed and paid for at using code 7808. Space is limited, so complete yours sooner than later!

Seniors, see this page for important info!

The links from Dorian for seniors to view their tux and drapes are available in their email.

Tux and drapes retakes are on Monday, 11/29.

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

Wednesday at lunch

Thursday before school

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.

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.

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)

Mask Requirement Information

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

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.

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.


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.