Wolf Pack Weekly

October 9th, 2020

Reopening Plan for MVHS on 10/20

MVHS Faculty and Staff are gearing up for Vista Classic students beginning October 20th. This plan is contingent upon the status of our County's health orders - namely staying out of the "purple tier".


Please see this general FAQ about what the reopening of in-person learning will look like at MVHS.


Students who have selected the Virtual Model will continue online learning as-is.

MVHS COVID Safety Plan for Return of "Classic" Learning

Expectations for "Classic" Students' Return 10/20/20

Student agreements for returning to on-campus learning, beginning October 20, 2020

Our Learning Schedule Will Remain "as is" When Students Return

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Opportunity for On-Campus Freshman Orientation

Attention Class of 2024:


All 9th graders in the Classic model are invited to join us on Monday, October 19th, for on-campus orientation. During orientation, you will take a tour of the campus, led by our wonderful Link Crew Leaders, review safety procedures, and pick up a Chromebook (if needed).


Students will meet their Link Leader at the outdoor amphitheater located on the backside of the theatre. Below are the times:


Last names A-L 9:30 am-10:30 am

Last names M-Z 11:30 am- 12:30 pm


If you are interested, PLEASE COMPLETE THIS RSVP FORM by October 14th.

Mostly Asynchronous Learning on 10/16 and 10/19

As we prepare for Classic students to return on 10/20, our staff and faculty are going to need the time to finalize preparation work in classrooms and across campus. Friday, October 16 and Monday, October 19th are instructional days for students, and most classes will be conducted asynchronously. In most cases, students will login to each course on time, receive brief instructions for the day, then will have the flexibility to complete assignments asynchronously.

Classic Students in Virtual Classes

Our two-model approach to learning created many complexities within our master schedule this year. One significant complexity is the fact that some courses are only offered once, and they are offered in the virtual model. Some of our Classic students are enrolled in those virtual classes; when we return to campus, the Classic students will be assigned to a space on campus to continue working with the virtual class online. We will provide more detail to these students when we return.

IMPORTANT Information for Fall-Term AP Students

Fall 2020 Advanced Placement Students:


The time has come for you to complete the College Board and AP Exam Registration process. This process is required for all students enrolled in an AP course at Mission Vista High School, regardless of your intention to take the accompanying exam during spring term. To avoid late fees you MUST complete registration no later than October 30, 2020.

Directions:


  1. Watch the registration video in its entirety and follow all directions within.
  2. Use the 2021 AP Class Join Codes to locate your course code(s) for the FALL TERM ONLY and complete your registration for both College Board and Total Registration.


IMPORTANT!


  • Do NOT create a new account if you have already created one and simply forgot your password. Follow the directions in the video.
  • Do NOT register for Spring courses yet.
  • Students should complete the registration process themselves rather than mom/dad completing it.
  • It is essential to change the current exam status from "undeclared" to YES or NO

Please direct any questions or concerns to our AP Coordinator, Mrs. Zein Sleiman-Stearman at zeinsleiman-stearman@vistausd.org.

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Progress Reports Now Available

Teachers posted progress report notices yesterday. To view your student's grades, please access Parent Portal, and access the "Grades" tab.
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Supporting the Social-emotional Needs of our Students

The Counseling Department is here to help support students and families. Our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of every MVHS student and family.

Should you have a concern about an MVHS student or if you, as an MVHS student, would like to refer yourself, please complete this form. The Counseling Dept. will make sure to follow up with any students and/or their families to make sure we are providing the needed assistance.

Please note that these responses are checked during designated school days and it may take 1-3 days to follow up with a student and/or family.

Should you feel that you need immediate non-life-threatening support please contact the Access and Crisis Line at 888.724.7240 or if you need life-threatening support please call Emergency Services at 911.

In addition, VUSD has extra resources that can be found on this link: https://bit.ly/3bAuBxT

Upcoming Youth Mental Health First Aid Training


Sometimes, First Aid isn’t a bandage, CPR, the Heimlich Maneuver, or the call to 911. Sometimes, YOU are the First Aid! MVHS PTSA is grateful to announce that we are hosting an important, timely and FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Training - funded and awarded by a Ninth District PTA program grant.


Instructor-led training will take place virtually Monday, November 9th (Pt. 1) and Monday, November 16th (Pt. 2) from 6-8:30pm (with an additional self-paced 2-hour training prerequisite). Space is limited to 30 participants. Register by Oct. 23. For more information and registration information, please click the flyer below or visit: www.missionvistaptsa.com.)


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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

Need a Chromebook or Textbooks?

Contact our outstanding Library Team to arrange for pick-up options:

MVHS Library: mvhslibrary@vistausd.org

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Important Information from ASB

We had a great voter turnout for class officers! Thank you for voting!


All returning clubs with the same advisor must have all club paperwork turned in by the end of the month to renew! Club Form


Exceptions will be made for new clubs or new advisers only.


Club rush is the first week of November.


Remember to follow us on Instagram @MVHS.ASB or visit our website for more information. ASB SITE

ASB Club Information

If you would like to renew your club or start a club please submit the proper paperwork using HOW TO BECOME A CLUB or visit our website MVHS ASB.

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MVHS Counseling Department Information

Click here to navigate to the MVHS Counseling Webpage

MVHS Counseling YouTube Page

All videos from the Counseling Department are housed on this channel.

MVHS College Webinar: Financial Aid & Scholarships

On October 14th, the Counseling Department will host a virtual Financial Aid and Scholarships webinar. Be on the lookout for an email with additional details and a link.

Virtual College Visits

Mission Vista Counseling & Career Center Works hard to coordinate College visits. Please check out this calendar for a list of upcoming college visits.

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Mission Vista Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)

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

Save the Date

Save the Date!

Panera Dine-Out Fundraiser- Thursday, October 15th, 4-8pm


Check out the flyer.

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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.

Check out the New Foundation Website

The Timberwolves Foundation have revamped their website. Check it out to learn more about the great work the Foundation does for MVHS programs.
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

MVHS Daily Learning Schedule

Click here for the MVHS Daily Learning Schedule

CANVAS Tips for Parents

Please see this list of resources for parents as they navigate CANVAS.

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.

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.

THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL TIMBERWOLVES FOUNDATION FOR

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