MVS Family News
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Wednesday, December 7
Week of December 12-16-- Finals for grades 10-12
December 12-- End of Course Test: Algebra 1 (sophomores only), 8:00 to 11:30
December 13-- End of Course Test: Biology (sophomores only), 9:30 to 11:30
December 16-- Last Day for Students Before Winter Break
December 19-- No School... Admin Day
December 20-30-- No School... Winter Break
January 2-- No School... Teacher Professional Development Day
January 3-- Classes Start Again!
January 16-- No School... Holiday
Weekly Progress Reports by Email
Starting this week, we will be sending out a weekly progress report with current grades and attendance. This is the same information you can get by logging into the PowerSchool parent portal, but hopefully it will just be a simple reminder of your child's progress. If you want to see specific assignment grades, you may still login to PowerSchool. If you have a question about a grade or have an attendance question, please reach out to the teacher via email.
PreACT Scores coming by Mail
Sophomores who sat for the PreACT on October 26th will be receiving their scores in the mail this week. Be on the lookout for a large manilla envelope that contains the score report and the student test. These sophomores will be able to see what questions they missed and the right answers. This is a great way to get familiar with the testing set up and start to prepare for the the ACT.
New Cell Phone Policy
We are instituting a new cell phone policy for students who are invited in to the Academic Support Center to work on assignments. Students may bring their cell phones with them to the ASC, but cell phones need to stay stowed away out of site in back backs or pockets. The exception to this will be to contact a parent for pick up or listen to music through headphones while working (unless the work is something that needs to be listened to). Students who do not follow this policy will be asked to place their phone the teacher's desk or to work from home.
High School Testing- End of Course (10th, 11th, and 12th graders only)
Some 10th, 11th, and 12th graders are scheduled to come in to MVS for state testing during the next few weeks. Please see schedule below. Students need to arrive on time, as testing will start on the stated times. These tests are all computer-based, so please come with a fully charged laptop and your charger. End times are approximate, and students can work in the ASC after testing and/or call parents when they are ready to be picked up. If your child is testing, be looking for a reminder email closer to the date. Note that student cell phones must be turned off and set on the teacher's desk before testing begins.
Need ACT Practice?
As a MVS student, you have access to an ACT Review tool within ClassLink! You can choose the subject you want to study and the score range that you are shooting for. Or you can enter your last ACT scores, and the software will create an individualized plan just for you!
To access this ACT Review practice, login to ClassLink through the Login app, and then click on iXL, Skill Plans, Test Prep, and ACT.