MAV Weekly December 3, 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

Be On Time!

We have been notifying your students and asking them to serve off tardies before the end of semester. Please click on the total number of tardies your student has in Power School. 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. We only have 6 more tardy detentions in December and 6 in January. If your student has excessive tardies, he/she will need to make arrangements with the grade level Vice Principal.

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.

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.


December 3- Collaboration- No School

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

January 10-14- Finals week

January 17- Human Rights Day Observed, No School

May 28 @ 11AM, Ford Idaho Center

Finals Week Schedule: Jan 10-14

Monday, January 10th A-Day: 3A & 4A Finals

Tuesday, January 11th B-Day: 1B & 2B Finals

Wednesday, January 12th A-Day: 1A & 2A Finals

Thursday, January 13th B-Day: 3B & 4B Finals

Friday, January 14th: No School

(this schedule is pending board approval)

Meridian Mayor's Youth Advisory Council- Seeking MAVS!

The Meridian Mayor's Youth Advisory Council is a group of teenagers passionate about seeing positive change in the Treasure Valley. Youth grades 9-12 are welcome to become a MYAC member to gain skills, experience, and confidence. If you are interested in benefiting your community, learning more about local government, or hearing from insightful guest speakers, you can go to and sign up using our online form. Our next meeting will be held on December 6th from 3:45 to 5:15 PM at Meridian City Hall, and we’d love to see you there!

Tireless Teacher Award

Summer Cook was awarded the Tireless Teacher Award for the month of November.

Thanks for all of your hard work, Mrs. Cook!

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BSU: Associates Degrees & Sophomore Start

BSU to present on Associate Degrees & Sophomore Start as an MVHS student. Freshman and Sophomores welcome! LINK HERE for more information!

Dec. 7, @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join BSU for a presentation that will help with the in's and out's of these degrees, the registration process, the courses necessary, and which students are a good fit for the rigors of these opportunities

Join the live presentation hosted in the MVHS auditorium from 6:00PM-7:00PM or

Click HERE for information on these programs

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.

Mask Update

For district mask update information click here.

  • Masks are optional beginning, November 29, 2021
  • Masks are still required on the bus, as the Centers for Disease Control has issued a public health order requiring masks to be worn while on public transportation (this includes school buses). We must comply with a public health order
  • Visitors to our buildings are not required to wear masks
  • Please stay home if you’re sick
  • For Community and Household Covid-19 Exposures (sleepovers, club sports, weddings, funerals, etc.) or household exposures (someone in your household tests positive) please utilize the following resources to calculate your quarantine period and notify your child's school of absence
  • Note from a primary care provider (MD/DO/PA/NP) specifying quarantine length of time
  • Central District Health 208-321-2222
  • For Quarantine and isolation calculations for community/household exposures you may use Central District Health COVID19 Calculator Central District Health (

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!

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.

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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Check PowerSchool

Parents/Guardians and Students,

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

January 14, 2022 marks the end of first semester, when grades are final. 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).


Congratulations to our fall Mountain View all-conference and all-academic athletes. For a complete list of athletes visit Boise & ID High School Sports News | Idaho Statesman

Congratulations to our cheer team for placing 1st in the show routine and 3rd in the pom routine at the Shake it Up competition in Nampa.

Congratulations to Coach Judd Benedick for earning football Coach of The Year for the 5A River Division!

We invite you to come support our boys and girls basketball and wrestling teams as they begin competition. Please check the athletics webpage for information on specific sports and activities.

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!

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 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)

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.