Mariner Times

December 21, 2020

Language Support

If you need any assistance with tutorials or information provided in this newsletter, please contact Yadira Solis at 619-628-5758 or

Principal's Message

Dear Mariner Students and Parents,

I hope this message finds you well. This Friday, December 18th, 2020 is the official last day of Semester l. Winter Break begins December 21st through January 8th, 2021. School resumes for students on January 13th, 2021. We will begin Semester 2 with Distance Learning until further notice.

I wish you Peace and Prosperity and the Happiest and Healthiest Holiday Season. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.


Bettina E. Batista

Semester 1 Grades

Semester 1 Grades are now accessible online through the parent portal. For directions, please click the link below.



Semester 2 Calendar and Bell Schedule

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District Updates

Please read the attached information from the District Office. The District Office has also sent you this information via email and parent portal.

Community Service Hours

Grade Policy Change

Winter Fest Virtual Concert - MVHS Band and Orchestra classes

As we wrap-up the semester the band & orchestra students were increasingly more sad that they couldn't play music together or perform at concerts. So to fix that, we have been learning how to record, mix, and produce music to make it sound like we are all together again! The process is lengthy and has taken months to figure out parts, record, submit and edit. On my end I had to figure out how to get each individual track to go together to sound like we would live. It has taken nearly 70 hours total mixing music, and additional time to edit the video contributions that the students created to make them fit the final product. It was wild, but we all learned a LOT!

I wanted to give the students an opportunity to share what they have done with other people who aren't in their class and make it as concert-like as possible, so I we have decided to share it with the Mariner community. The students agreed that it would give them a good "End of Finals" wrap-up event to look forward to.

Please enjoy two virtual concerts by clicking the links below. You must be logged into your Sweetwater account in order to access the videos.

Ms. Maren Glover

Band and Orchestra Director, Mar Vista HS

Band Director, Mar Vista Academy

SUHSD Symphonic Orchestra Co-Director



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Distance Learning Attendance Quick Guide

Click the button to view attendance policies

AP Invoice FAQ’s

If you have students or families contacting you with queries like:

- they can't find their invoice

- they need to make partial payments over time

- they need a receipt reissued

- etc

Feel free to direct them to our help line at or to call 855-663-8348.

The email is monitored 7-days a week, even over holidays.

If a student has changed their mind and they want to remove an exam from their invoice (and MyAP), they can email

- we'll update their invoice and reissue

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Student Opportunities

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Need Tutoring?

Take advantage of the Virtual tutoring website for MVHS!

We can assist you with tutoring in Math, English, Social Studies, and Science. If you need a little help, just fill out the form linked on the home page and we will be in contact to set up an appointment with either a peer tutor, a teacher, or a college tutor. We also have some helpful links listed by subject as well as teacher emails for your reference. Please be sure to include a working email address and phone number on your tutoring request so that we can reach you to set up your appointment details.

We're here to help, just ask!!

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Technology Support

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District Technology Website

Technology Support Help Desk: 619-585-7995 Option 5. Hours 7:30 am to 4 pm

District Self Service Ticketing Desk

Please utilize the district Self-Service ticketing system by clicking the self service button.

WiFi Hot Spot Request

For assistance with requesting and obtaining a Wifi hotspot, please click the hot spot button

Parent Center Updates

211 Overview

Need help? Find it here!

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Miriam Nenninger Parent Workshops


CTE Adult Education Opportunities

Click for information on free education classes for parents.

Rental Assistance Programs

The County of San Diego Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides grants of up to $3,000 to cover rent for eligible households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications can be submitted starting December 1, 2020. The County will continue to take applications until funds are depleted. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and assistance will be paid directly to the landlord.

Eligibility Criteria

· Eligible Areas: Individuals and families countywide. Residents who live within jurisdictions with their own COVID-19 rental relief program would not be eligible for the County program unless those jurisdictions’ funds have already been depleted. (All cities included except - Carlsbad, National City, and San Marcos)

· Eligible Income: Household income must fall at or below 60% Area Median Income as established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (See 60% AMI chart)

· COVID-19 Related Financial Hardship: Households must have experienced a financial hardship directly related to COVID-19. This includes loss or reduction of income due to COVID-19 or increase in medical expenses incurred as a direct result of COVID-19.


1) City of Chula Vista/SBCS program application ENG SPA

Drop Off: South Bay Community Services at 430 F. Street Chula Vista, CA 91910 (Monday- Friday

8:30am-5:00pm), Email:

For more information

2) City of National program application ENG SPA

Family Resource Center (304 W. 18th St., National City) Monday-Friday, 8 am-12 pm and 1pm-5 pm.

South Bay Community Services at 430 F. Street Chula Vista, CA 91910 (Monday- Friday 8:30am-5:00pm)


For more information visit

3) County of San Diego program online application

For more information visit

You will be able to find applications, flyers and guidelines in this Google folder

Rental Assistance for Undocumented Families

Linked below, please find a resource for undocumented families in need of rental assistance due to the impact of COVID. The funding ends December 31st so don't delay!



COVID testing for Education Employees and Students

Please click on the active links below to view testing centers

San Diego County Office of Education EMPLOYEE Testing Sites

San Diego County EMPLOYEE and STUDENT Testing Sites (Sites have varying hours and some may allow you to schedule an appointment. Locally, National City and Chula Vista sites have appointments, though they fill quickly so scheduling soon is advised.)

Free Food for Families

SBCS has weekly food distribution centers. Click the button for locations, dates, and times.

Food Pantry Distribution List

More opportunities for free food services.

Community Input

Here at Mar Vista High School, we care about your concerns. In order to facilitate better communication, we have created a google form where you can share your concerns, suggestions, and accolades. Please feel free to share with us!
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About Us

Mission Statement:

Mar Vista High School: We're here for each other. A coastal community honoring equity, integrity, and hard work where we learn to love and love to learn.

Vision Statement:

Our vision at Mar Vista High School is to empower students with critical thinking skills, a global perspective, and core values—honesty, perseverance, and compassion—so they may be prepared to contribute to a rapidly changing world.