Viking Vibes

Engage. Educate. Empower.

Volume 2 ~ Issue 8 ~ Week of September 4, 2023

The Viking Spotlight is the part in my weekly newsletter used to highlight and celebrate our students and staff anytime we can! If you would like your child acknowledged for something they have accomplished, whether on campus or off-campus, please feel free to fill out this google form HERE. I look forward to celebrating our Vikings and all of the great things they are doing!

Message from the Principal 💛

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend! It is a 4 day week this week, so the schedule is a little different, starting with a FULL DAY tomorrow. Review the picture below for more details.

We are officially done with Quarter 1! Seventh graders got their first taste of middle school academics and eighth graders experienced their first quarter as the elders of the campus. As we head into Quarter 2, I want you to reflect on your Progress Report grades. Whether good or bad, the most important thing to take from the Progress Report is "How can I do better?" Utilize the resources available to you NOW so that you can succeed! Our after-school tutoring is available Monday through Thursday and we have two more Saturday Academies this Saturday, 9/9 and next Saturday, 9/16. Take advantage of the help being offered, Vikings!

I'm very excited about our first Viking Shadow Day of the year this Friday! Parents, I hope that you are able to join us! Read the flyer below for more info and click HERE to RSVP!

Thank you to those who attended our first Coffee with the Principal last Thursday! If you weren't able to join us, click HERE to review the presentation.

Are you ready for another Music Monday?? 🎶 Congratulations to Ms. Mohammed's Advisory class for winning last week's Music Monday! Who will be our next winner?!?!

Let's make it a great week, Vikings!!

Take care,

Ms. Scott

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📅 Full Day on Tuesday, Sept. 5th! 📅

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Join us for Viking Shadow Day on Friday, September 8th!

We encourage all parents to attend our Viking Shadow Day on Friday, September 8th. This will provide you with an opportunity to shadow your child through their classes and be a middle schooler for a day! You can stay an hour, two hours, or the whole morning, if you'd like, whatever fits your schedule! Please RSVP at this link HERE and we hope to see you there!
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Bike Safely and Be good neighbors in our community!!

Viking Families, we have received reports that students are not following proper biking rules when riding to or from school. Please be sure to follow all rules so all Vikings staff safe!

In addition, let's be kind neighbors and not block neighbor's driveways or litter on their lawn/property. Together we can keep our community clean and our Vikings safe!

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FREE 24/7 Tutoring Available!!

Get help with your homework at any time with this FREE resource! Click HERE or the picture below for direct access!

Come Support our Viking Athletes this Saturday, 9/9! 🏀🥎⚾

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🤗 Upcoming Community Events! 🤗

Rock Snake Clean Up - Saturday, September 9th 🍂

Youth in Action and the Imperial Beach Arts Bureau will host a clean-up next Saturday, September 9th, from 9 am to 12 pm. We will meet at 518 Lark Wy, Imperial Beach, CA 91932, and make our way to the Rock Snake that leads to the Bayshore Bikeway.

The Rock Snake is a path lined with painted rocks created by young people in Imperial Beach. It is currently covered with overgrown weeds and litter. We need your help to restore this Southbay gem!

By participating in the clean-up, you can earn:

· 4 hours of community service (be sure to get the form from your school counselor)

· A letter of recommendation (an alternate option if you don't need community service hours)


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Wishing Well Teen Center Grand Opening - Saturday, September 9th

WishWell Counseling & Empowerment Center, a new, vibrant counseling hub dedicated to empowering children and teens in Chula Vista to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. WishWell will open its doors to the public on Sept. 9, 2023, with a grand opening celebration taking place from 4-7:30 p.m. at 2060 Otay Lakes Road Suite 240. We’d love to extend the invitation for parents and students to attend and learn more about our empowerment coaching programs and therapy services.

The Grand Opening will kick off with welcome remarks and a ribbon cutting ceremony with Chula Vista Mayor John McCann at 4:30 p.m. Attendees can look forward to family-friendly activities, meet & greets with WishWell therapists and empowerment coaches, and bites from local vendors The Goat Local’s Chef and Your Layered Cake.

🤩 Upcoming Spirit Week!! 🤩

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Want to go on field trips over Fall Break? 🍂

Then you should join the VALOR Fall Break program! The program will be open from 8:30am-2:30pm for both weeks of Fall Break! This is a great opportunity to stay engaged in something fun and safe over break! But, act FAST! There are only 40 spots available, so sign up now!! See Mr. Arista or call 619-481-4424 for more info!
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Keep our school safe!!

Help our school be a safe place for you and your friends! If you have information on incidents surrounding bullying, vandalism, safety concerns, etc., report it anonymously to or use the app!
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Interested in donating to MVA?!?

In an effort to help support our MVA students, we welcome any donations of school supplies and/or money. All funds would go directly to supporting our MVA students in the form of spirit shirts, celebrations, recognition awards, school supplies, and more. Checks can be made payable to Mar Vista Academy ASB and tax-deduction forms will be provided upon receipt. Any questions, please email Ms. Scott.

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Please reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns!

The Sweetwater Union High School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For questions or complaints, contact Equity Compliance Officer Dr. Vernon Moore at 1130 Fifth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911, (619) 691-5564,; Title IX Coordinator Susan Park at 670 L Street, Suite G, Chula Vista, CA 91911, (619) 600-4900,; and Section 504 Coordinator Sonia Picos at 1130 Fifth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911, (619) 691-5564,