MAV Weekly April 29th 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

Today-May 5 iSat Testing

May 2-6 Teacher Appreciation Week

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

Wilted Bouquet Performance

May 5th and 6th at 7pm

May 7th at 1pm

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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.

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:

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.

Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6, 2022)

While we often thank our teachers every day, it’s during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6, 2022) when we like to pause and really show our love for the teachers in our lives.


Let’s all shower teachers in appreciation and share how we love (❤️) like (👍), celebrate (🎉) and care for (😍) our teachers!

We encourage you to tell your student's teacher (s) how much you…
  • Love (❤️) how they encourage your student(s) in special ways
  • Like (👍) what’s happening in their classroom
  • Celebrate (🎉) their achievements with students
  • Care about (😍) their commitment to students and families

West Ada teachers ensure every student has the tools they need to reach their full potential and it's during Teacher Appreciation Week that we take a moment to truly recognize and appreciate how our district's educators play such a pivotal role in our student's lives—inspiring a lifelong love of learning and discovery and making a difference in their well-being and long-term success.

Help us Celebrate the Teachers

Next week (May 2-6) is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week! I wanted to share some ways you could let your student’s teachers and staff know how much you appreciate them.


I think one of the best things you can do is simply write them a short note or email to let them know how much you appreciate what they do for your student. Parents can easily email teachers through PowerSchool and Teacher and Staff emails can also be found HERE. I'd love to have parents flood teacher and staff emails with encouraging messages next week!

We are also doing “A penny for your Thanks” for each teacher. Each teacher has a penny jar in the main office, these will be delivered to teachers on Friday, May 6th. Students, bring in your pennies and place them in your teacher’s jars; a visual thank you!

MVHS also has some fun plans to feed our staff next week and we are asking for your help.

We have created a sign-up genius for “Let’s Taco-bout how great our teachers are” Taco Bar for all staff on May 5th. We are asking for any donations to be delivered by Tuesday, May 3rd to ensure we have what we need. We will be feeding approximately 160 people.

If you are willing to donate lunch items, please click on the sign-up genius below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080848A9AE2AA0FA7-lets2

Thanks for partnering with us to help our staff know how much they are valued and appreciated!

Scot Montoya

Head Principal

Teacher Appreciation Week- A Penny For Your Thanks

Dear Parents/Guardians and students- Do you ever wish you had a quick and inexpensive way to express your thanks to educators/coaches who have helped your student(s)? May 2nd kicks off our annual Teacher Appreciation week. This year, we would like to provide our teachers a visual reminder of the many thanks students and parents express through a "penny for your thanks" drive.


Please place a penny for each gratitude in your teachers' jars. This will provide them a visual of how many thank yous our patrons are sending their way. We will collect thank you pennies beginning today and ending May 2nd. Students may place their pennies in the jars located in our main office before/after school or during passing. OR, students may drop off a baggie with names and pennies and we will add them to the jars for them. We appreciate your participation, and as always, please feel free to reach out to your teachers individually with a quick email or note of thanks.

Teacher Appreciation Dress Up Days!

To thank our teachers and have a fun week, we are having a dress up week next week (May 2-6)


Monday: 'Merica Monday

Tuesday: Tye dye

Wednesday: country vs country club

Thursday: Teacher student swap

Friday: Wear Mav gear and a beanie

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

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.

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Athletics

Upcoming Dates:

Dance:

May 2nd & 3rd – Practice 5:45 a.m. – 7:10 a.m.,

May 4th- Tryouts 5:45 a.m.- 7:10 a.m.

May 11th- Parent Meeting in lecture hall 6:00 p.m.


Girls Soccer: May 3rd – Player/Parent Meeting 6:00 @ Stadium bleachers.


Football: Registration information here


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


*Athletics Home / MVHS Athletics Homepage (westada.org)

FCCLA Fund Raiser

On Monday, May 2nd Mountain View FCCLA will be hosting a Fundraiser at Kneaders in Meridian from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. MVHS FCCLA will receive 20% of all sales during that time. This will go towards funding our members competing at FCCLA Nationals in San Diego this summer. Come support your fellow MAVS!
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No Skateboarding on Campus

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

Student Handbook: Medication at School

MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

Students who need to take prescription or other medication during the school day must bring it to the nurse’s office in a properly labeled prescription bottle or original container. A medication consent form must be completed yearly by the parent and on file with the nurse for any medication to be given. Schools have the right at any time to refuse to administer any medication or supplement that does not meet standards of safe administration. Homeopathic, herbal, and/or nutritional supplements will not be dispensed at school unless a prescription is provided to the school from a licensed professional in Idaho with legal prescriptive authority. If a student requires emergency medication for potential life-threatening conditions parents must provide the medication to schools. Emergency medications are kept in the nurse’s office and/or carried by a student for self-administration. Students who need to carry emergency medication for asthma or severe allergies may do so according to district policy and procedures. Students may carry and self-administer one day’s dose of over the counter (OTC) medication for routine medical conditions with parental consent. Medication must be in original packaging or container.

From Previous Newsletters

Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) Information

What is the ISAT? Each year, students in grades 3-8 and once in high school, during 10th grade, take the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to determine whether they have achieved the standards for their grade level and subject area. There are tests for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA), Mathematics and Science. The ISAT summative assessment is administered during the last 8 weeks of the school. It consists of two parts: a computer-adaptive test and performance tasks that are given on the computer.

What are the main objectives of the assessment?

  • To give an indication of both student achievement and growth of student learning as part of program evaluation and school, district, and the state accountability system.
  • To provide a valid, reliable, and fair measures of students’ progress toward, and the attainment of the knowledge and skills required to be college and career ready.
  • To capitalize on the strengths of computer-adaptive testing — efficient and precise measurement across the full range of achievement with quick turnaround of results.

When is the ISAT given? The ISAT summative assessment is administered during the last 8 weeks of the school year. Testing at MVHS will begin April 11. Why is the ISAT given? These tests are administered to provide ongoing monitoring of individual, school, district, and state progress. Academic proficiency is more than scores. Competency in all academic areas is the goal for every child. This once a year (summative) test is an important component of the statewide student assessment system as stated in IDAPA 08.02.03.111.06. New ISAT Assessment Resources Webpage Available for Parents Idaho parents can learn more about state tests and their child’s performance using a new interactive website available from the Idaho State Department of Education. The SDE, working with the state’s testing company, developed new reports for parents and a new website for parents to dig deeper into what their child’s results mean. The new resource webpage is available at http://testscoreguide.org/id/.

How can I help my student?

Ensure they attend school regularly and participate in their classes and coursework.

Ensure they are getting adequate sleep and nutrition.

Ensure they understand these assessments are relevant and that they should do their best when they take them.

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.

Prom Dress and Tuxedo Rental Options

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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

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