MAV Weekly May 13th 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

May 14- Prom Revolution Concert House in Garden City (by the fairgrounds)

May 17- Election Day- Polling Location

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

MVHS Prom 2022

When: May 14 from 7-11pm

Where: Prom Revolution Concert House in Garden City (by the fairgrounds)

Theme: Under The Stars

Reminders: Prom is for MVHS Juniors and Seniors, under classman can attend if they are invited by an upper classman as their date.

If you plan to bring a guest from another school, be sure to complete the dance guest form, located in the main office (It requires admin signatures from both schools as well as parent signatures).

Tickets: Must be purchased in the school store during lunch. Tickets are not for sale at the venue, you must have your tickets purchased by Friday at lunch.

Please have a great time, be safe and make good choices.

Prom Dress and Tuxedo Rental Options

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City Club of Boise Opportunity

City Club of Boise's Marilyn Shuler Human Rights Forum is scheduled for May 31st from 4:30-6:30. As always, City Club welcomes forum attendance by students, teachers, parents, and school administrators. This year, students have been involved directly in the planning of the event. City Club of Boise are looking for 50 - 60 high school student volunteers who will serve as table hosts and videographers (interviewing/asking guests: What does human rights mean to you? Clips will be edited to a recap video post-event.) Students will receive free admission to the event and will be reimbursed for parking. If interested, please contact Ms. Martinez at martinez.madison@westada.org by Tuesday May 17th.

April Bull Collar

Congrats to our April Bull Collar Athletes!

Jackson Beck- Track & Field

Ellie Belau- Tennis

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End Of Year Approaching

Students and Parents/Guardians,


As we are approaching the end of the school year, there are a few things we want you to look at:


PowerSchool: check grades, attendance and tardies.


  1. Grades: If your student has missing assignments, please speak with your student and email the teacher.
  2. Attendance: Board policy is student can have 3 absences per class, beyond that students could be at risk for losing credit. Work with their grade level Vice Principal.
  3. Tardies: Students are allowed 3 tardies per class, students need to serve a lunch detention for each tardy beyond the allowable 3 tardies. Lunch detention is open Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. The intention is to change the student's behavior; we hope that serving lunch detention will prevent them from being tardy again. Please speak with your student(s) about being on time.

Admin Cook Out

We had our first Admin Cook Out today! It was fun have burgers, hotdogs, music and sunshine with the students and staff!

School Issued Device Information

To foster access to learning opportunities over the summer and to promote a culture of responsible device care, many West Ada students will be keeping their devices over the summer. This is a new initiative for West Ada.

Graduating seniors will return their school issued technology starting May 16 (laptop, iPad, hotspot, charger, stylus) to our library when their coursework is finished.


Students who know they will not be enrolled at MVHS next year should return their devices prior to the last day of school.


Families who will no longer be enrolled in West Ada should return their school issued technology to the District Service Center from June 6 through August 12, 2022 on weekdays between 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The DSC street address is: 1303 E. Central Drive Meridian, ID 83713.


Annual Optional Device Protection

Families who enrolled in optional device protection for the 21-22 school year will have device coverage throughout the summer until Oct 3, 2022.


It’s not too late to sign up for device protection! Early enrollment for the 22-23 school year begins on May 2, 2022. Enroll in our optional device protection early (May 2 – August 1) at a reduced cost of $20 per device. Coverage begins as soon as payment is received and will provide device protection until Oct 2023!


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about end of year device procedures and information about Optional Device Protection.

Detention Opportunities & Attendance

As the year is winding down, we are expanding student's option for serving detentions in order to remove excessive tardies.

Lunch detention will continue to be held, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday's in the lecture hall.

After school detention is now being offered on Tuesday's, Wednesday's & Thursday's from 2:50-4:50. Every 30 minutes served removed a tardy or tardy late and will be held in the lecture hall. Doors will lock at 2:50, don't be tardy!


Students are allowed 3 tardies per class, per semester.


Attendance Matters too! Students are allowed 3 absences per class per semester, this includes parent excused. Due to COVID, we are extending this to 6. Students that have more than 6 absences per class are at risk of losing credit. Please work with your grade level Vice Principal if you are near or exceeding these limits. With 5 weeks left of school, consistent attendance is a must. Finish strong, MAVS!

Final Schedule for End of Year:

If your student will be missing finals, this must be pre-arranged with their grade level admin and/or their counselor. Students are to be in attendance during finals week, for all classes.


Final Schedule for Seniors:

· Wednesday, May 18th B-day 1-2B Finals


· Thursday, May 19th A-day 1-2A Finals


· Friday, May 20th B-day 3-4B Finals


· Monday, May 23rd A-day 3-4A Finals


· Tuesday, May 24th Seniors last day: Assembly, picnic, graduation practice, etc.


Students are expected to attend school, all classes, during finals week.



Schedule for 9-11 grade classes that are administering a final:

Full day schedule:

· Friday, May 27th A-day 1-2A Finals


· Tuesday, May 31st B-day 1-2B Finals


· Wednesday, June 1st A-day 3-4A Finals


· Thursday, June 2nd B-day 3-4B Finals


· Friday, June 3rd No School 6-12

Teacher ALL day workday for grading, wrapping up the end of year, etc.


Classes that will take finals on Friday, May 27th and Tuesday, May 31st students will still be expected to attend class on Wednesday, June 1st and Thursday, June 2nd.

2022-23 Student Registration

Please make sure that your student(s) is completely registered for next year.


To do this please go into your parent power school parent account and do the update contact information form. If you have an incoming 9th grader you must also do the medical form.


In Parent Power School, go to School forms and scroll down to Update Student Registration & medical form. Once finished, the contact form should move to completed forms but the medical will keep coming back to you so just do it once by filling out the update contact information form.


If you don't know your username or password, please contact our registrar, Barb Nelson at nelson.barb@westada.org

IDLA ONLINE SUMMER COURSES

Mountain View students that want to take an online class through IDLA this summer must have their registration done by Thursday, May 19th. Interested students need to start with their counselor to request the correct course, or they can visit the career center during lunch.

Attention Parents/Guardians of Seniors

Seniors, please make sure to check with bookkeeper that all your fines are paid, if you have any items out or owe fines, we will hold your Diploma until they are paid. Must be done by

May 20, 2022. Thank you.

Sign up here.


It's time to turn in anything you have checked out from the library!

Library books, Textbooks, English Novels, Calculators, Computers and charging cords.

Please bring to the library anytime to get your account cleared and taken care of.

Only a few more weeks!!


The 2022 graduation ceremony will be live-streamed this year.

We have a district-wide page that has a link to all of the graduation ceremonies located at www.westada.org/2022Graduation

It can also be found at the bottom of our homepage.

The video will go live approximately 10 minutes prior to the event start time.

The video will also be saved and available from that same link location, immediately after the event is over.

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Those Enlisted in the Military!

Any senior that has enlisted in the military needs to report their branch in the career center by Tuesday, May 17th!

Athletics

Upcoming Dates:


Good luck to our student-athletes as they enter district and state competition!


Football: Registration information here


2022-2023 Student-Athletes

Incoming freshman and juniors will need a physical exam for the next school year.

All athletes will need to complete SWOL prior to the first day of practice next year. SWOL information can be found at *Athletics Home / MVHS Athletics Homepage (westada.org)


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

Student Handbook: RELEASE OF STUDENTS DURING THE DAY

RELEASE OF STUDENTS DURING THE DAY

For your child’s safety, parents are required to sign a student out at the office when removing them from school. Students will remain in the classroom until parents arrive to maximize instructional time. When anyone other than a parent/guardian is picking up a child, they MUST have a note from a parent/guardian. A parent may also call the office and authorize the person listed as an emergency contact to pick up their student. Picture ID may be required for anyone picking up a child. Please see attendance policy for other information.


School note: Parents are asked to call the attendance line when they need to pick up their child, and to give 45 minutes notice. Students are not to leave class without a permit from the office. Students are not to leave class based a getting a text or call from parents, teachers are to keep students in class unless they receive a pass from the front office.

From Previous Newsletters

No Skateboarding on Campus

Students, please do not skateboard on campus due to potential injury and damage to property.

Lunch Portal for 2022-23 School Year

The TITAN Family portal is a secure, online system that allows parents to:

-Check school menus

-Make online payments to their children's meal accounts

-Remotely monitor their children's account - Set up automatic recurring payments and low balance alerts

-Submit an online application for free or reduced meals (Applications for SY22/23 will be available August 1st)


For the 22/23 school year, lunches will go back to paid status.


For more information see full flyer here.

Honor Designation Grade Pull

Just a reminder the grade pulls to determine Honors Designations for graduation will be pulled at 8:00 am on Monday, May 2. You will need to work with your teachers to ensure that your grades are up to date for this purpose.


Per district policy 603.21 Honor's designations for graduation will be calculated based on the student's current cumulative Weighted GPA on the specified day.


The Honor's designations will be as follows.

Highest Honors: 4.1-5.0 (or students with a 4.0 who have earned an associate degree from an accredited institution) 3 Cords: Blue, Green & Silver


High Honors: 3.77-4.099 2 Cords: Blue & Green


Honors: 3.5-3.7699 Silver Cord


Honor Graduate speakers will be chosen by the senior class, from the pool of seniors, in the top 10% of the class on May 2.


No changes made to a student's grade after May 2 will alter an honors designation for the purpose of graduation.


If you have questions please contact the Senior Vice Principal, Don Dicus or the counseling office.

Summer School

Does your student need to take summer school?


Online registration for Summer School will open on Monday, March 28th.

Summer School is IN-PERSON at Meridian High School.

*It is expected that students will attend in-person if they sign up for summer school.


Session 1:

June 13 – June 30th: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Thursday (No school on Fridays)


Session 2:

July 6th – July 21st: The first week of the 2nd session will run Wednesday – Friday (7/6-7/8) to accommodate the July 4th holiday. The next 2 weeks will run as follows: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Thursday (No school on Fridays).


To view full flyer, click here.


Access West Ada summer school details and information on our district’s website.


Please contact your student’s counselor for registration questions.

*For online summer course options, please contact your student’s counselor.

Safety First

Please always put safety first. Driving in our parking lot and in front of the businesses along Millennium Way needs to be safer. Please sloooooooowwwww down and watch for pedestrians.

Athletics & After School Activities

When students attend athletic events and/or after school activities, students are expected to be on their best behavior. If students are asked to do something, like move seats, stop doing something, speak kindly, etc., students are expected to comply. If students do not comply, they can be suspended from attending future athletic events.


We appreciate good sportsmanship from all of our guests, adults and students alike.

Locker Room Lockers

If your student uses a gym locker for PE or athletics, please remind them to always lock their personal items in their locker. We are unable to prevent theft when things are just left out. This is the purpose of lockers. Thank you for your help!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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)

Newsletter Location

Weekly newsletters can be viewed through our website, toward the bottom.