Viking Vibes

Engage. Educate. Empower.

Volume 1 ~ Issue 2 ~ Week of July 24, 2022

Message from the Principal

As we kick off week 2 of the school year, I wanted to express the joy I had last week meeting our Viking students! Both 7th and 8th grade students showed a range of emotions from excitement to nervousness and everything in between. Our newest Vikings were getting acclimated to the new environment and meeting new friends, while our veteran Vikings reconnected with old friends and revisited their hangout spots. I am thrilled by the kindness of many of the students I met and look forward to meeting more of them in the days to come!


Just a friendly reminder for parents to please sign the important forms that went home with your child on Wednesday, and have your child return them to their Advisory teacher as soon as possible. Starting Monday, we will start implementing Tardy Sweeps for any students who are late to class. It is imperative that students get to class on time before the bell rings to ensure they are present and ready to engage in learning. Looking ahead, this Friday during PE classes, the admin team will review the school policies and procedures so that all students know and understand the Viking way. I encourage parents and students to read every email that is sent out as it contains important information and can answer many of the questions you may have.


Wishing you a great week, Vikings!


Take care,


Ms. Scott

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Assistant Principal - Mrs. Monica Raczkowski

I am very excited to be starting my 20th year in the Sweetwater district as a Viking. As an assistant principal, I believe in addressing issues in a restorative way. I care about our students and am kind, but firm in how I work with them to make good choices. I have been married for 16 years, and am a proud dog mom to a border collie named Beau. I love being an aunt to my 8 nephews, and personal hairstylist to my parents. When I am not working, I love traveling, hiking, camping, playing the piano and singing. I am thrilled to be on the MVA team and look forward to a great year ahead! Gooooo Vikings!!!

Assistant Principal - Mr. Juan G. Murillo

I have been in education for 22 years and for the past six years, I have served as a special education teacher at another middle school in SUHSD. A Tijuana native and Mar Vista High alum, I was an English learner throughout high school and lived in Imperial Beach for about 20 years, so it is an honor for me to be back here to support and serve our students. I am a lifelong learner and major advocate for all students, so I look forward to serving the MVA community.
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Update of MVA Policies and Procedures

Please open this link below to review important information about school policies going into effect this week.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hyPAGjyoKKFmtIANEzXrbtXUfrMHNJRSsDrh5wZWI1k/edit?usp=sharing


These policies will also be reviewed with students during AP Presentations this Friday.

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Free Universal Lunch

As with the last two years, all students will be able to participate in the free universal program offered in California. This means that your children will be able to eat one (1) free breakfast and lunch every day. Although meals are free, we ask that you still complete this form HERE as it helps to provide the school with additional funding. Copies of this form went home with your child on the first day of school. Please be sure to fill it out and have your child return it to their advisory teacher.

ASB Gear Sales

Our ASB is up and running, ready to serve you! Click HERE to see what the ASB Student Store has to offer! In addition, we are also having a Vintage MVA Gear Sale where everything is HALF OFF!! Click HERE to see what is on sale! Lastly, don't forget to take advantage of the Yearbook and Spirit Shirt bundle...get both for only $32!! Offer valid now through Open House on August 11th!


Did you pick up your FREE SPIRIT SHIRT yet?? If not, make sure to go to the ASB during lunch to pick one up!

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Interested in donating to MVA?!?

In an effort to help support our MVA students, we welcome any donations of school supplies and/or money. All funds would go directly to supporting our MVA students in the form of spirit shirts, celebrations, recognition awards, school supplies, and more. Checks can be made payable to Mar Vista Academy ASB and tax-deduction forms will be provided upon receipt. Any questions, please email Ms. Scott.

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