Wolf Pack Weekly

January 15, 2021

Return to Classic Learning is Postponed

As Dr. Doyle articulated in Thursday's Community Update, the re-opening of schools for Classic (in-person) learning at secondary schools has been postponed. This decision is in response to revisions published yesterday (January 14th) to the California Department of Public Health's Framework & Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools. Vista Unified is required to postpone the return of middle and high school students to in-person learning until a plan is approved by the California Safe and Successful Schools Team that incorporates the new state requirements.

District staff will review the revised guidelines and make preparations for the school board to discuss the impact of these requirements on the learning models for all grade levels and provide direction during the regularly scheduled board meeting on Thursday, January 21, 2021.

No School on Monday: MLK Day

There will be no classes on Monday as we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. School resumes Tuesday, January 19th at 8:00am.

Final Exams Next Week

Final exams for the Fall term will take place on Thursday, January 21st & Friday, January 22nd.

We will operate on a minimum day schedule for these days with school "dismissing" at 12:15pm.

  • Thursday, January 21st: Periods 1 & 2
  • Friday, January 22nd: Periods 3 & 4

Finish strong T-Wolves!

Textbook Return Next Week

As we prepare to transition into our Spring term, we will run a textbook return event for all students next week. Please see the attached schedule for specific windows for each grade level. Students who need to hold onto textbooks for final exams may do so and return those specific books Friday, January 22nd.

Current Health and Safety guidance suggests that we allow textbooks to sit for a six-day decontamination period. We will distribute textbooks for the Spring term during the week of February 1st. Stay tuned for more details.

Spring Term Schedules

Our team has been working hard since December to rebuild the master schedule of courses for the Spring term based on student requests, model changes, and graduation requirements for students. Course schedules will be finalized and viewable in Student Portal at the end of next week.
Attention Seniors: Make Sure to Complete the FAFSA!

Click here to go to the FAFSA/Dream Act Information Page

Reminder for Seniors

Seniors -- If you have not yet done so, be sure to complete the FAFSA or Dream Act application. These programs allow eligible students to apply for financial aid (grants, work-study, and loans) to pay for college or career school.

Our goal is for 100% of the Class of 2021 to complete a FAFSA or Dream Act application so that all students know what access they have to financial support for their post-secondary aspirations.

Support for the Freshman Class of 2024

The transition from middle school to high school is a difficult one under "normal" circumstances, and amidst COVID-19, that transition has proven to be much, much more difficult for many of our freshmen. The MVHS Link Crew team has created a webpage filled with resources, key information, and opportunities for frosh to get involved and get needed support. Current freshmen should check out the new Website here.

Following our Winter Break, Link Crew will be promoting opportunities for frosh to connect virtually with their Link Crew leaders in an effort to get further connected to the school.

Link Crew Webpage

Click here to go to check out the Link Crew Weebly page.

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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!


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MVHS Counseling Department Information

Click here to navigate to the MVHS Counseling Webpage

Common Scholarship Application for Seniors

The San Diego Foundation Common Scholarship Application gives San Diego students access to more than 100 scholarships that comprise our Community Scholarship Program by filling out just one application. Seniors, make sure you start your application; don’t hesitate to reach out for any questions! Mr. Faraimo (eleasalofaraimo@vistausd.org).

Opportunities for Students Interested in Getting a Job

MVHS has partnered with the San Diego Workforce Partnership to provide resources and opportunities for students interested in getting a job. We have some great upcoming Zoom sessions on a number of topics for students who are interested. Our site contact is Mr. Faraimo (eleasalofaraimo@vistausd.org).

Job coaches hold biweekly themed office hours covering topics such as navigating the career portal, writing a resume, career exploration, and preparing for a job.

January Sessions:

  • Using Career Coach to Explore In-Demand Jobs - Thurs., January 28 | 2:30 - 4:30pm

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84599238224
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Mission Vista Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)

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

Digital DoughNUTS!

MVHS PTSA, continuing to stay cautious and keeping others in mind, are here with a super safe fundraiser! From the comfort of your home, you can click to receive or donate a digital dozen at $10 a dz. Go to our website: www.missionvistaptsa.com and click on 'Special Events and Flyers' tab for more info. You will be offered options regarding your digital dozen purchase. Thank you in advance for your consideration and as always your support!
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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.