Wolf Pack Weekly

September 4, 2020

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

Welcome to the 2020 2021 School Year

Step One on Tuesday: Check Your VUSD Calendar by 7:45 a.m.!

By 7:45 a.m.,Tuesday morning, all teachers will have sent Google Calendar invitations for virtual meetings for each of their classes.

  • Between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m., log in to your VUSD Google account.
  • Go to your Google Calendar
  • Click on the invitation for 8 a.m., and click the videoconference call link
  • Teachers will walk students through the process for accessing Canvas for class content and future class meetings.

*Students with an unscheduled 1st period should log in by 9:15 to check for a second-period videoconference call at 9:30.

MVHS Accessing Google and Cloud Connect

Important Information

What time does each class begin?

1st Period: 8:00

2nd Period: 9:30

3rd Period: 11:40

4th Period: 1:10

**Students should login to their VUSD Account and navigate to the Google Calendar (see video above).


Students are expected to engage each day with each of their classes. Our teachers will be taking attendance every period, every day. Students who are not engaging with their classes online will be marked absent.

Textbook Distribution will Begin next Wednesday

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Vista Institute for Parents

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

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Canvas, the new Learner Management System (LMS) for VUSD will be the primary landing spot for all course information, content, and learning engagement. Students will navigate here on DAY 2. For Day 1, students should access their classes via the Google Calendar invitation.

Student Course Schedules

Students will have access to their course schedules Sunday at midnight, via the Student Portal. The schedule may change between that time and Tuesday.

The most reliable way for your student to know where to go on Tuesday at 8:00am:

  • At 7:45am, on Tuesday, students should login to their VUSD account in Google and navigate to their CALENDAR. There will be a calendar invitation at 8:00am for period one.

Important Information about Schedule Changes

As is the case every year, course change requests will be available on the MVHS Counseling Webpage, and changes will be considered if there is room in courses and the course change aligns to students' post-secondary goals.

Peer Tutor/TA

Senior Unscheduled Period

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Nuances You May See on your Schedule

Virtual Classes for Classic Students: Some students who enrolled in the Vista Classic model may see a Vista Virtual course on their schedule. Some of our pathway electives were only able to be offered in one model or the other, particularly for our juniors and seniors. Having Classic students take a virtual class (still on campus) was one solution we have implemented to try to meet students' needs and interests.

When it is safe to have students return to campus, students in the Classic model with a Virtual class on the schedule will be assigned a designated room on campus during that particular class period to engage with the Virtual model class online. More information about this will be coming for the small percentage of students that are in this situation.

"See Counselor": Students who have "see Counselor" on their schedule will be notified by a counselor to discuss course request options. A counselor will reach out as soon as possible; priority will be given to students who have a "See Counselor" on the schedule for a class period in the Fall term.

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VUSD School Re-Opening Website

The VUSD Reopening webpage has the most robust set of information about plans and expectations for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits

Prestige Studios will be on campus for another round of senior portraits beginning Sept. 14th. Seniors, if you still need to take your portraits, click this button for appointment details.

Mission Vista Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)

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

Test Prep Opportunity:

Is your student planning to take the SAT? ACT? PSAT? Help them prepare by signing up for one of our Fall Online Boot Camps! And support MVHS PTSA at the same time! Click here for more information and to register.

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.

MVHS 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.