MAV Weekly November 12, 2021

Mountain View High School

Mountain View Mavericks

Main Office- (208) 855-4050

Attendance Line- (208) 855-4063

Transportation Questions- (208) 229-8500

Mountain View Website

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.


November 22-26- Thanksgiving Holiday Break- No School

November 23- Picture Retake Day- Dorian Studio (see details below)

December 3- Collaboration- No School
December 20-31- Winter Holiday Break- No School
January 3- School Resumes

May 28 @ 11AM, Ford Idaho Center

American Education Week Nov 15-19

American Education Week – November 15 - 19

Next week is American Education Week


· Appreciation Station: Students and families are encouraged to write personal thank-you notes or e-mails to teachers and school staff thanking them for all they do to ensure the success of our students and school community.


· National Parental Involvement Day: Administrators, teachers and staff are encouraged to write personal thank-you notes or e-mails to parents and parent organizations in the school community thanking them for their priceless efforts that contribute to student and school success.


· Support Professionals Day: There are paraprofessionals, academic coaches, technology staff and so many more helpful and supportive positions throughout West Ada and in our schools. Take the time to thank a support staff member today and/or wear BLUE to show your appreciation for all support staff members throughout West Ada. Staff members throughout West Ada - today is your day to wear jeans!


· Educator for a Day: Students are encouraged to dress up like a teacher or wear their school spirit colors to show their support, love and appreciation of all teachers and staff in West Ada.


· Substitute Teacher Appreciation: Stop and smile today! If you see a substitute teacher or have a substitute teacher in your class or in your child's class, stop to thank them for their time and filling in for a teacher. Substitute teachers help our schools "go" and "grow" when classroom teachers are out. Let's wear GREEN to show appreciation and gratitude towards substitute teachers and all staff throughout West Ada.

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Illness at School

Parents and students,

If your student is feeling ill at school, and they text you, please be sure they 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!

Distinguished Young Women Opportunity - Juniors Only

Distinguished Young Women is a unique program that combines the chance to win college scholarships with a program that offers Life Skills training to prepare young women for the world after high school. Each year we make over $1 billion dollars in scholarships available and it costs nothing to enter!


Thursday, December 2nd at 7 pm.

More information can be found here.

Band Bazaar Fund Raiser

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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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School Musical Auditions

All School Musical Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is holding auditions November 15-17th. Sign ups are on the drama board.

For more information please check the Drama Club website on Mountain Views activities page.

Students must audition with songs from the musical. If you have any questions please email

Season of Giving

Giving baskets are being ran through 2A classes. Sign up sheets are available with each 2A teacher. Please see an example sign up sheet here and consider donating.

We are getting such amazing support for our Thanksgiving Basket Drive... from our regular classroom participation, to clubs completing baskets, to individual families completing baskets, and even local business stepping up to support our community. Our community needs to know that kids/families/business care about each other! Thank you!

Below is a picture of the school's tree of gratitude. Every 2A class had the opportunity to write a gratitude on a paper leaf and have it displayed at the entrance of the school.

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Career Center News

See our Career Center News here!

Check PowerSchool

Parents/Guardians and Students,

Please check PowerSchool regularly to monitor your student's grades, attendance and tardies.

October 22 marked the end of 1st quarter. 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).

Be On Time!

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 has started for 4 or more tardies. The limit per class is 3.

Lunch detention is served on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday.s

Picture Retakes- November 23rd

Picture retakes will occur at Dorian Studio on November 23rd.

Please use this link and create an account, to sign up for a time slot for retakes.

Retake location:

1123 N Main St

Meridian, ID 83642

The links from Dorian for seniors to view their tux and drapes are available in their email.

Tux and drapes retakes are on Monday, 11/29.


Boys Basketball tryouts: Friday November 12th


**FRESHMAN -- if you do not make the Soph/JV/V team -- you will have Freshman Tryouts on Monday, November 15th & 16th from 5-7 pm.

The boys basketball website is

Wrestling first practice: Monday November 15th

All athletes must have their online SWOL paperwork completed before the first practice. You can find the information on SWOL here

Please check the athletics webpage for information on specific sports and activities.

Please check the athletics calendar for information on scheduled games.

Interested in donating to Mountain View athletics? Click here

*Athletics Home / MVHS Athletics Homepage (

October Bull Collar Athletes

The athletes recognized for the month of October are Ruby McCullough on the swim team and Grant Joslyn on the cheer team.
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Safety First - Parking Lot

Stop signs mean STOP. Drivers are only allowed to roll through the stop sign when they are actively being signaled to do so by Admin, Security or our SRO, after school.

Parking lot safety needs to be a priority for everyone. Please stay under 15mp while driving on campus. Please be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to pedestrians. Please do not park in the fire lanes, at any time, even after school hours. This includes stopping momentarily and/or dropping students off.

Parent Drop Off Map

Please follow the drop off route displayed in the map.

Please do not park in fire lanes at any time, even after school hours when picking students up from sports/activities. You can pick them up use the parking lot in front of the gym. We appreciate your compliance as the street in front of the school is a narrow, two-lane street.


  • 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

Reminder: Campus is Closed to Freshman

Parents/Guardians and Students,

We want to remind you that MVHS is a closed campus to freshman, meaning freshman are not allowed to leave campus during lunch (or any other time).

Thank you for your compliance.

Take Pride in Your School


We are very thankful to our leadership classes, STUCO students and special programs students for the work they do every day! These groups help pick up trash, sweep the floors and more!

Please do your part to keep the school clean. If you see trash, please pick it up. Always be responsible for your own trash, at the very least. This includes outside and in the parking lots.

District wide, we are short custodial staff, so if everyone can help out, our employees can be more effective with their time.

We want the cleanest school possible and we appreciate the help.


We are inviting you to participate in an important program offered in collaboration with Boise State University. We will be providing a series of 6 editions Parents are the Solution embedded in MAV Weekly. The 6-part series is designed to provide information about alcohol and other health behaviors to be discussed with your high school student. As you may know, drinking issues are a growing problem on high school campuses nationwide. In an effort to reduce the probability that high school students will engaging in underage drinking and/or become high-risk drinkers, we have developed a strategy to support parents/families as they take an active role in this process.

The information in this series is based on more than 20 years of research conducted by psychologists, doctors, teachers, and parents and family members like you. This approach emphasizes the importance of parents/families communicating with their high school students about the risks involved with alcohol use.

We invite you to use this resource. Each edition will be embedded in MAV Weekly. We encourage you to read each edition and discuss the information with your high school student.

Part 1 Flyer: View here World Adolescence

Part 2 Flyer: View here Communication

Part 3 Flyer: View here Self Esteem

Part 4 Flyer: View here Effective Parenting

Part 5 Flyer: View here Talking to your Teen About Alcohol

Part 6 Flyer: View here Drunk Driving


Yearbooks can be pre-ordered at using code 7808 for $65.

Attention Seniors

Senior dedications can be designed and paid for at using code 7808. Space is limited, so complete yours sooner than later!

Seniors, see this page for important info!

The links from Dorian for seniors to view their tux and drapes are available in their email.

Tux and drapes retakes are on Monday, 11/29.

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

Wednesday at lunch

Thursday before school

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.

Saturday Tutoring: enter through the back of the school, new wing

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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.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

November's SEL focuses on Generosity and Gratitude. During this month, our students will receive a lesson on gratitude and generosity, presented by their teachers. Students will learn how to define gratitude and generosity, and understand how being consciously grateful has direct, positive impacts on their own lives. At the end of the lesson students will help create a school-wide visual to celebrate the acts of generosity they have experienced. Students and staff will also be completing our “Turkey Basket” drive, where classrooms and clubs volunteer to complete Thanksgiving Meal Gift Baskets to be given to members of our school community.

Feeling Ill, Please Stay Home

The best way to stop the spread is to stay home if you are feeling ill.

Please see the symptoms/illness flowchart 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.

Synchronous Instruction- Students on Quarantine

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)

Mask Requirement Information

  • West Ada School District Administration has made the decision to maintain the mask requirement.
  • For details on mask mandate, please see the West Ada website.

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.

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.

Student Handbook

Parents and student digitally sign-off on handbooks via PowerSchool each year. Please review the Handbook with your student. It is an expectation that students follow handbook policies.


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:

Don Dicus: (website)

Karen Rice: (newsletter)

Newsletter Location

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