Wolf Pack Weekly
March 5, 2021
Return of Classic Next Week
Things to Know for Classic Students
What are the groups, and which day will they be on campus?
Group A is all students last names A-L; they will be on campus on Tuesday each week
Group B is all students last names M-Z; they will be on campus on Wednesday each week
What are students expected to do on their “asynchronous” day?
On their asynchronous day (either Tuesday or Wednesday), students will be expected to log-in to Canvas to see their learning assignments and/or resources for the day. This is not intended to be a “day off”. Teachers may assign work to be completed by the next synchronous learning day.
Will Classic students have access to their teacher on asynchronous days?
Yes. Students needing extra support on asynchronous days may attend office hours on any school day, as pre-arranged with each teacher.
What safety measures will be in place on campus?
Temperature screens as students walk into campus
Masks will be mandatory at all times, except when students eat
In many cases, student desks will be placed 6 feet apart in classrooms; under no circumstances will students be seated less than 4 feet apart
Students will be given a desk partition to carry with them from class to class
Air filtration (MERV-13), HEPA filters, and box fans will assist with air circulation in the classroom; outdoor learning spaces will be available across campus
Students will have assigned areas at lunch, and staff will work to encourage and enforce social distancing to the extent practicable at lunchtime
This video outlines many of the safety expectations and protocols that will be in place for Classic students. We shared it in October, but this serves a nice refresher for students.
Things to Know for Virtual Students
I’m a Virtual student -- what do I need to do?
Continue your distance-learning routine as is. Virtual students are expected to login to Zoom calls on time every school day to check in with the teacher, receive instruction, and complete learning activities for each course.
So, what is different?
For the most part, Virtual students will see relatively little change to their routine. Most classes in the Virtual model operate with a blend of live instruction and asynchronous working time. The same will be true with this schedule. All Virtual students will have a total of 4 days of synchronous instruction each week, and a total of 1 day asynchronous.
What about the “asynchronous” learning on Tuesdays and Wednesdays?
Again, Virtual students are expected to login to Zoom calls on time every day.
On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, teachers may structure the learning time differently than Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays and in a way that best fits the pacing needs for the class. Structure Options on Tuesday/Wednesday:
Determine that one day will be dedicated to full, synchronous instruction and learning activities, and dedicate the other as asynchronous.
Divide students by alpha (A-L, Tuesday) and (M-Z, Wednesday) to mimic Classic
Chunk a lesson over the course of two days (brief direct instruction followed by independent or guided practice on both days
Shift between these options on a weekly basis to best fit the needs of the class
Will Virtual students have access to their teacher on asynchronous days?
Yes. Even on “asynchronous” days, students will check-in with their teacher via Zoom, and will have access to ask questions, review content, etc.
MVHS Will Shift to Minimum Days When Rain is Forecasted
With our students' anticipated return to in-person learning in their stable cohorts, and with rain forecasted for the coming week, we want to maximize the time on campus for students. Because of this, we will be instituting minimum dayswhen rain is forecasted. Our school board members, and those of us at the site-level feel that it is very important to maintain the continuity of in-person instruction rather than pivot to Virtual school; however, on days that are forecasted for rain, students will only attend school on a minimum day schedule.
I will provide all parents with details about the minimum day dismissal time for their school. Upon dismissal, Classic students will be able to collect a sack lunch from the cafeteria and bring it home to eat. This new schedule adjustment will ensure the safety of our students and staff. We apologize for the inconvenience that this schedule change may cause families; however, we need your help to continue to be vigilant with our health and safety efforts.
To assist families in preparation for these minimum days, you will receive a notification from MVHS 48 hours prior to a minimum day. The forecasting source on which we will base the decision will be the local NOAA forecast for Vista, CA showing 30% or more chance of rain.
We would like to thank families again for their grace, understanding, and most importantly, flexibility during these challenging times.
Students: Join us for a (Virtual) Computer Science Hackathon!
Attention ALL students: Are you interested in Computer Science? Or, are you looking for something fun to do over Spring Break?
Consider joining us for a Virtual Hackathon, sponsored by the Computer Science Club, STEM Club, UCSD, and Woodbury University. The Hackathon will take place from March 31st-April 2nd, from 11am-3pm each day. All levels of experience are welcome.
Interested students can register a team, or be placed into a team on the first day. Complete the form below to join in on the action!
Student Contest: Design the Cover for this Year's The Howl Literary Magazine
The contest is open to all MVHS students! If you are interested, please follow the link below for details and information.
This Week's ASB Announcements
Academic Planning Webpage
Recordings from each day are also available on the webpage.
Click here to go to the Appointment webpage. Still have questions? Call our office: 760-758-6800 x 73032
If you or someone you know needs social-emotional support, please complete this form. If you need immediate non-life-threatening support please contact the Access and Crisis Line at 888.724.7240. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.
The MVHS PTSA Digital Donut fundraiser is still going strong! You can purchase a $10 dozen for your family or choose to donate a dozen to our amazing MVHS teachers and staff.
Also, there is a limited supply of our very popular Timberwolf Car Decal which are only $6 each. Every water bottle needs one! And lastly, graduation is just around the corner, and our Graduation Lei sale is up and running. Don't forget to get your order in early as the Early-bird offer ends on May 1st.
All relevant information can be found by clicking here.
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