MAV Weekly March 18th, 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

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Calendar

March 21-25 No School- Spring Break

March 28- School resumes

April 13- SAT Testing- No School Grades 9, 10, and 12 (Juniors take SAT)

April 25- Collaboration- No School

May 14- Prom Revolution Concert House in Garden City (by the fairgrounds)

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

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.

Attention Seniors!!!!!! You MUST COME TO SCHOOL on APRIL 13 at some point!

BIG DAY COMING...... Graduation information!

Jostens will be here on Wednesday, April 13th to deliver Caps, Gowns, Announcements and other graduation accessories.


This event will begin at 8:00am and end at 3:00pm, attend sometime within these hours.


Other items that will be completed on that day PRIOR to getting you Jostens items:


  • Senior Exit with Ms. Walton
  • Senior Poster signing
  • Most Influential Teacher gown signing
  • Graduation Walk List verification with Mr. Dicus




We need all seniors that day to check in and get this graduation check list completed.

SEE YOU SENIORS APRIL 13th!!!!

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.

Career Center Highlights!

JUNIORS!

Girls State-Boys State sign up deadline in the MVHS CAREER CENTER is March 31st!

For more information LINK HERE


SENIORS!

WORKFORCE MILITARY AND TRADES FAIR will be hosted April 5th 10:00am-12:30pm, sign up is required!

For more information LINK HERE


The MVHS Career Center is offering Resume-Writing and Interview Skills Workshops in March! These will be working sessions in the Career Center, where practical tips and strategies will be presented. Bring your lunch and laptop!


Resume-Writing: Thursday, 3/31


Click on the link to sign up - space is limited!


Email swafford.kristen@westada.org if you have questions.

Support Ms. Frei- One More Week!

Ms. Frei is a beloved teacher who helped open Mountain View High School and is still working despite a difficult medical diagnosis. You know her because she has been promoting MVHS events, sports, and activities through creative posters, banners, t-shirt designs, etc. that she helps create in her Graphic Design courses. Ms. Frei has been working through routine cancer treatments for the last six months after being diagnosed with breast cancer. These treatments exhaust and interrupt daily life routine, making the simplest chores such as meal prep difficult. In order to help this single mom know she is loved and supported, please do what you can. Anything helps from a note of support, a dinner, or monetary donations. Our goal is to help Ms. Frei tackle mounting medical bills while making sure she knows her community cares for her.


Donate to her Go Fund Me Account here.

Athletics

Good luck to our spring sport athletes as they kick off their seasons!


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)

Student Handbook: IDENTIFICATION CARDS

IDENTIFICATION CARDS/ACTIVITY CARDS/ACCESS CARDS


Students may purchase activity cards during August registration or throughout the year in the main office. All student body officers, class representatives, cheerleaders, and members of any athletic team must purchase an activity card. Students should have an Identification/Activity/Access card in their possession at all times and the card will be shown to any school personnel upon request. Those students who do not purchase an activity card will be issued an access card that will also serve as their identification card. There will be no fee charged to the student for the first Identification/Access card. Identification cards may not be used to obtain free or reduced admission to any school function. Students are required to display and wear school-issued Identification cards during regular school hours. Failure to have this card displayed while in attendance at school or in possession during a school-sponsored function may result in disciplinary action. Identification/Activity/Access cards may be used to check out material(s) from the media center. Students with activity cards receive discounts on yearbooks, club-sponsored activities, dances, and middle school and high school sporting events. In the event that an Identification/Activity/Access card is lost, the student must immediately notify an administrator so appropriate measures can be taken to ensure building security. Students are discouraged from defacing, and/or sharing their Identification/Activity/Access card.

Lockdown Conducted March 17th 8am

MVHS conducted our lockdown drill on March 17th at 8am. Students and staff followed all procedures exceptionally well. The law enforcement participants were especially pleased with the classroom barricades the responsiveness of students and staff. The drill was completed by 8:30 and then students returned to learning.

If you have any questions or need further information about the drill, please feel free to contact us.

Evacuation Occurred March 18th

All students and staff evacuated the building at 8:15am on March 18th.


The evacuation occurred due to a smoke smell in the building. After further investigation, the smell was a result of outside smoke being drawn in through our air return system, resulting in the fire alarm being pulled. Meridian Police and Meridian Fire/Rescue responded and cleared the building.


Students and staff exited the building quickly and smoothly. The fire department was pleased with our procedures and response by students and staff.


Everyone returned to learning once everything was cleared.

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.

Counseling Recognizes Teacher of the Month

The counseling department recognizes Bryan Bauer, Shaylon Black, and Justin Schneidt for the months of January, February and March. These teachers continually go above and beyond for students and their programs. Our school is lucky to have these wonderful educators who encourage, advocate, and support students every day. Thank you for all you do!

From Previous Newsletters

Choir Fund Raiser

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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!

Financial Aid and College Info Night

Do you have a junior or sophomore who plans to attend college? David Ries is a local financial planner who has extensive experience helping families prepare for college financially. At this free informational night, he'll share some strategies to put your family in the best position for the most college money.


We hope to see you on Thursday, March 17 from 6-7 (MVHS Lecture Hall - straight ahead, through the main entrance)! Sign up here

AVID Hosts Book Drive

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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.

Did you buy a 2020-21 yearbook?

If you bought a yearbook LAST YEAR and have not picked it up, please pickup your yearbook at the main office.

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

Yearbooks

Yearbooks can be pre-ordered at yearbookordercenter.com using code 7808 for $75.

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.

Synchronous Instruction- Students out for Illness

The high school principals and the school district have determined that we would provide the following consistent practices in all of our buildings when a student is on quarantine.


  • All assignments / resources on TEAMS - TEAMS structure is consistent within each building
  • Synchronous learning opportunities are provided for students during direct instruction
  • Assessments will be taken in the building



Tips and Tricks for Students at Home

1. Go to Teams

2. Check Weekly Agenda – follow directions

3. Complete tasks – Join class on time, if live

4. Submit work according to class instructions

5. Still confused? Email your teacher (use school email, include period in subject line, ask a specific question)

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.


A bonus will be given each month if you work 10 full days or more.
$100 for 10-14 full days worked; $200 for 15 full days or more worked.

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

Weekly newsletters can be viewed through our website, toward the bottom.