Wolf Pack Weekly

December 4, 2020

PSAT to be Offered to Juniors

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MVHS will host the PSAT on January 26th to interested juniors. The PSAT will be limited to 11th graders in an effort to limit the number of students taking the exam in one space - during "normal" years, we have nearly 400 students take the PSAT in the gym. Juniors will have the opportunity as this is the year that outstanding scores could qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.


The test fee is $17, and interested students should sign up through the webstore.

Learning Model Selections and Master Schedule for Spring Term

Thank you to all families who submitted their preferred learning model for the spring term. Beginning next week, our team will be making adjustments to the spring master schedule of courses in an effort to accommodate students' preferences. It is important to note that the class periods and teachers currently listed in Parent Portal for your student's spring courses are subject to change.

Yearbooks are on Sale Now

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Yearbook Flash Sale is on now through Jan 29! Early-bird discount pricing, usually available only during the first month of school, has been extended through the end of January. The yearbook staff is working hard to produce a book that captures the unique events of this history-making year so that one day, we can all look back on it and say "Hey! I survived that!"


Purchase your yearbook for $95 online by going to jostensyearbook.com. Don't delay . . . prices go up after Jan 29.


To keep up with yearbook deadlines, special offers, and reporting events, follow us on Instagram @mvhs.ybk

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Athletics Update: Season 1 Postponed

On Tuesday, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) released this statement which outlines the decision to postpone the start of Season 1 athletics (cross country, field hockey, and girls volleyball) until we have new guidance from the California Public Health Department regarding youth athletics competitions. The CIF State Office does not expect any updated guidance until after the new year.


The San Diego CIF section also released this statement regarding the postponement.


Our Athletic Director will continue to work with all MVHS coaches regarding implications and next steps for our athletics programs in light of these updates.

VUSD Equity and Anti-Racism Community Forum

The Superintendent’s Council for Equity and Anti Racism is a group of parents, students, teachers, staff, administration, community members, and board members who meet monthly with a focus on supporting systems and practices that reflect the district’s commitment to equity and anti racism. In our meetings this year, we are discussing professional development opportunities and looking at our discipline and grading policies through an equity lens. An important part of the structure of the Superintendent’s Council is to get feedback from our community. This feedback, as well as data, surveys, and information from a global and national perspective informs the equity and anti racism recommendations that we provide to the superintendent. Please join us on Thursday, December 10th from 5:00-6:00pm for our first Equity and Anti Racism Community Forum. You can access the meeting by using the following Zoom Link.

COVID-19 Testing Center Now Open in Vista - Please Do Your Part and Get Tested

The new COVID-19 testing center in Vista is open now! The center is housed at the Linda Rhoades Recreation Center located at 600 North Santa Fe Avenue. The center is open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. with no appointment necessary.


Every member of our community has the power to make a difference in combating the virus. You can wear a mask, wash your hands often, keep surfaces clean, stay safely apart, and get tested for COVID-19 periodically. Our community is already making an impact with the opening of the COVID-19 Testing Center located at the Linda Rhoades Recreation Center. The center is now averaging over 500 members of the community getting tested every day. Our goal is to get that number up to 800 tests per day. Check out the brief video below, and join us in keeping our community safe: test, trace, isolate, and treat.


Vista Testing Center Video

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Supporting the Social-emotional Needs of our Students

MVHS Student Support Referral Form

Complete this form to refer any student to our Counseling Department for additional social-emotional support.

MHVS Social-Emotional Resources

Please visit this link for the social-emotional resources for students and families, including "Basic Need" (i.e., food resources) provided through Vista Teen Outreach

VUSD Social-Emotional Resources

Please visit this link for the social-emotional resources available district-wide for students and families.

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Follow us on Instagram or Check our Website for Event

Follow us on Instagram @mvhs.asb and visit our website for more updates and announcements!

ASB SITE

Join us for a schoolwide Among Us game!

We are hosting a school-wide Among Us game via Zoom on Wednesday, December 9 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.! Students, teachers, and staff are all welcome to join. The link to participate is

https://vistausd.zoom.us/j/95005562442?pwd=VDZRbnhlZ1MzU2VIUGUyWGNSZnlSUT09


Hope to see you there!

Virtual Pep Rally is in the Works

We are planning a virtual pep rally and already have some teachers and staff members participating with fun challenges and activities! If you are a teacher, staff member, administrator, club, etc. who would like to participate in the rally, please contact Mr. Etheridge or any ASB leadership with your ideas and contributions. Emails to contact can be found on the ASB website ASB SITE.
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MVHS Counseling Department Information

Click here to navigate to the MVHS Counseling Webpage

Virtual Counseling Appointments Available

Click here to schedule a virtual meeting with a counselor.

Lastest Version of "Kickin' it with Your Counselors"

Kickin' it With Your Counselors #5
MVHS Counseling YouTube Channel

Check out the Counseling YouTube channel for important information about wellness, college and career, and academic planning.

Important Information for Juniors: Cal-Grants

In order to be considered for a Cal-Grant (student aid for college), California public high schools and charter schools are required to submit a high school Grade Point Average (GPA) to the California Student Aid Commission by October 1 for all graduating seniors, unless the student or parent has opted out. California Education Code section 69432.9 requires the school district or charter school, to notify all grade 11 pupils and their parent/guardian (if under the age of 18), in writing and no later than January 1 of a pupil’s grade 11 academic year, that the pupil will be deemed a Cal Grant applicant unless the pupil has opted out prior to the date below (as specified by the high school). Students who do not opt-out will have their GPA submitted to the Commission to be considered for a Cal Grant award.


Students who choose to opt-out must complete the form (linked below) and turn in into the MVHS Counseling Office by February 26, 2021.


Cal Grant Opt-Out Form (English)


Cal Grant Opt-Out Form (Spanish)


Opt-Out Form Submission Deadline - February 26, 2021

GPA Submission Date to California School Aid Commission - September 27, 2021

GPA Submission Deadline - Oct 1st, 2021

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Mission Vista Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)

Interested in joining PTSA? Click this button for details and information

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The Timberwolves Foundation

The mission of the Timberwolves Foundation is to enhance, enrich, and encourage all aspects of education at MVHS and provide grants to promote the development of programs, classroom innovations, and support all school clubs.

Vista Institute for Parents (VIP)

This website is designed to provide up-to-date resources and videos, a platform to communicate with our support team and get connected to others, to learn new skills and tips for your family, and have fun with us as we all continue to grow and learn

Our "Why" - Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Vision is to be the model of educational excellence through discovery, innovation, and growth.

Our Purpose is to empower students to be self-directed, creative, and critical thinkers who persevere to positively impact the interconnected world.

We Value mutual respect, collaboration, integrity, originality, and intellectual curiosity that prepare our students to become integral members of society.