Wolf Pack Weekly

October 8th, 2021

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The Week in Snapshots

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This Week's ASB Announcements

ASB WOLFPACK UPDATE 10.5.2021

Midterms are Next Thursday and Friday

Midterm exams are next week Thursday (10/14) and Friday (10/15). Both days are minimum days, and school will release at 12:00 (noon).


  • Thursday: Periods 1 & 2
  • Friday: Periods 3 & 4


Students who pass each class at midterms will receive five credits per course toward graduation requirements. Final grades will post to Parent/Student Portal on Wednesday, 10/20.

Schedule Change Dates and Deadlines

As we move into the second quarter, here is a friendly reminder about schedule changes:


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

10/18/21- 10/29/21: Requests moving to/from AP/H to College Prep, wil be considered and such changes will require a paper Schedule Change Form with ALL Teacher Signatures and ADMIN approval.

11/1/21 -12/5/21 :Only exceptional changes will be considered and will require Administrative approval & Teacher signatures.

11/8/21 - 12/22/21 : Change/s will result in a grade of “W/F” on Official Transcript

Independent Study Guidelines for Students who are Quarantined

In our September 22, 2021 Community Update, we informed you that new state guidelines require that we have parent/guardian approval for their child to continue their education and earn attendance credit when their child is out of school for quarantine, via a signed Independent Studies Agreement.


Currently, students on quarantine are marked absent, but once parents/guardians approve for their student to participate in independent study during quarantine, the student will begin to generate positive attendance as they complete and submit their assignments on Canvas to help them keep up academically with their classmates. To facilitate this process, we are asking that you approve one Independent Studies Agreement for the full school year that will serve for any short-term period that your child may need to be out of school on required quarantine.


If you have not yet done so, please view this link. You will only need to verify that the information is correct and approve the agreement.


Upon approval, you will receive an automated reply with a full copy of the contract and the guidelines that we will follow to provide ongoing learning and support and attendance credit.


Senior Portrait Appointments Still Available

Prestige Portaits will be on campus from Oct. 27th-29th and on Nov. 2nd taking senior portraits for any senior who has not yet completed this process. Families can call 951-284-4029 option 2 to schedule an appointment.

Come to PACK Tutoring After School

The PACK after school tutoring program is up and running on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Mission Vista teachers from several subject areas will be on hand to help any interested students, and 11th and 12th-grade students from our California Scholarship Federation (CSF) club will also be available to assist students. Busing will be available each day for students with a valid bus pass.

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Career Center Workshops on Thursdays

We will be hosting workshops every Thursday from 2:45-3:30pm. This month we will focus on Job Readiness and Preparation. Workshops will cover how to build a resume, email etiquette, interview skills and more. All students are welcome! Sign up here, or just stop by if you have time!

Work Permits: Important Reminders!

If you are currently employed and have obtained your work permit, the minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 will now be implemented. If you do not meet the GPA requirement by the next grading period, please be aware, you will be in jeopardy of having your work permit revoked. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Faraimo


eleasalofaraimo@vistausd.org


Seniors: Fill out the FAFSA or Dream Act Application!

Seniors! Click here to find out more information about filling out the FAFSA or Dream Act application.


All seniors are encouraged to do this, regardless of family income status. All too often, students hesitate to apply for college because they think it is cost-prohibitive, and on the flip side, some students think their family makes "too much" to qualify for any financial aid. Frequently, this is not the case. MVHS encourages ALL seniors to fill out the FAFSA or DreamAct application to find out what financial aid for college exists for them.

Social-Emotional Support Resources

Click here for Social-Emotional resources on campus

Community Service Opportunties

Click here to check out opportunities for Community Service.

Weekly COVID Cases on Campus

In lieu of sending all-school community updates for every case of COVID on our campus, I will provide a brief update for MVHS in the Wolf Pack Weekly.


During the past week (since last Friday), MVHS had 0 new cases of COVID-19 among students/staff.


School community members can also follow up-to-the-minute data on our District's COVID-19 Dashboard.

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PTSA

Our mission is for Parents, Teachers and Students to work together with our school to help provide programs and enrichment activities which enhance your child's learning environment!

PSAT/SAT Bootcamp Opportunity

Is your student planning to take the PSAT/SAT this Fall or Winter? Register for our Online Test Prep Boot Camp offered by DB Academics to help prepare them! The PSAT/SAT Boot Camp is October 23 & 24. This course is designed to provide students with the best test taking strategies, techniques, and problem solving approaches. Students will become more confident test takers! Register at http://www.missionvistaptsa.com/special-events-and-flyers

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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.


Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at MVHS Rock the Hill. It was a great event and wonderful to see all of our students who participated and who attended.


Don’t forget, mark your calendar for April 9th, 2022 “A Night of Comedy and Magic”. More information to come!!

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.