Wolf Pack Weekly

October 15th, 2021

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The Week in Snapshots

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This Week's ASB Announcements


Midterm Grades will Publish on Thursday Morning

Midterm grades will be published in the Aeries portal on Thursday morning. These grades will be recorded on students' transcripts, and students will earn five credits toward graduation for every class they pass.

If you have specific questions about your student's grade(s), please contact his/her teacher as a first point of contact.

Great California Shakeout on Thursday

MVHS will be participating in the Great California Shakeout on Thursday, 10/21. As part of this exercise, students and staff will practice an earthquake drill, a fire drill, and a lockdown. The Shakeout is an important exercise and part of our plan to keep students and staff safe while on campus.

Reminder about AP Exam Registration (Fall term only)

As a reminder to all families with students taking an AP class during the FALL term that AP Exam registration will close on October 22nd. Students should only be registering for exams enrolled in the first term as there will also be a spring term registration window.

Here are the deadlines for exam registration:

  • October 22, 2021 – deadline to register for AP exams without late fee

  • October 25, 2021 – deadline to register for AP exams with a late fee. No exam registration is accepted after this date for 1st term classes.

Note: Students taking an AP class in the Spring ( 2nd Term) will be able to sign up for those exams in February.

Alternative Income Verification Form (for students who qualify for a fee waiver through College Board)

If you believe your student may qualify for a fee waiver from College Board for AP exams, please be sure to complete the Alternative Income Verification form. This form was sent several months ago, but it is the only mechanism by which we can determine whether students qualify for a fee waiver.

Alternative Income Verification Form.

Health and Safety Reminders

As we are entering into cold and flu season, we are seeing an uptick in students who are called out of school with symptoms. Two quick reminders:

  • If your student is sick, please keep him/her home from school
  • Please be specific when calling in your student from school -- we are beholden to the County's Decision Tree for K-12 schools in response to anything that could be a COVID symptom
  • Students are able to return to school with a negative COVID test (PCR) and improved symptoms

Our Health Office can walk you through these details if and when they come up.

Come to PACK Tutoring!

The PACK after school tutoring program is up and running on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Mission Vista teachers from several subject areas will be on hand to help any interested students, and 11th and 12th-grade students from our California Scholarship Federation (CSF) club will also be available to assist students. Busing will be available each day for students with a valid bus pass.
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Career Center Workshops on Thursdays

We will be hosting workshops every Thursday from 2:45-3:30pm. This month we will focus on Job Readiness and Preparation. Workshops will cover how to build a resume, email etiquette, interview skills and more. All students are welcome! Sign up here, or just stop by if you have time!

Seniors: Fill out the FAFSA or Dream Act Application!

Seniors! Click here to find out more information about filling out the FAFSA or Dream Act application.

All seniors are encouraged to do this, regardless of family income status. All too often, students hesitate to apply for college because they think it is cost-prohibitive, and on the flip side, some students think their family makes "too much" to qualify for any financial aid. Frequently, this is not the case. MVHS encourages ALL seniors to fill out the FAFSA or DreamAct application to find out what financial aid for college exists for them.

Social-Emotional Support Resources

Click here for Social-Emotional resources on campus

Community Service Opportunties

Click here to check out opportunities for Community Service.

Weekly COVID Cases on Campus

In lieu of sending all-school community updates for every case of COVID on our campus, I will provide a brief update for MVHS in the Wolf Pack Weekly.

During the past week (since last Friday), MVHS had 0 new cases of COVID-19 among students/staff.

School community members can also follow up-to-the-minute data on our District's COVID-19 Dashboard.

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Our mission is for Parents, Teachers and Students to work together with our school to help provide programs and enrichment activities which enhance your child's learning environment!

PSAT/SAT Bootcamp Opportunity

Is your student planning to take the PSAT/SAT this Fall or Winter? Register for our Online Test Prep Boot Camp offered by DB Academics to help prepare them! The PSAT/SAT Boot Camp is October 23 & 24. This course is designed to provide students with the best test taking strategies, techniques, and problem solving approaches. Students will become more confident test takers! Register at http://www.missionvistaptsa.com/special-events-and-flyers

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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.

The Timberwolves Foundation is pleased to announce that we just completed our first grant cycle and will be voting at our next board meeting to advise on all of the grant requests received. Every year the foundation gives back to the school thousands of dollars directed to help support various programs, including the athletics and the Arts.

Your donations help make this possible. For more information on how you can donate, please visit our website.

Don’t forget, mark your calendar for April 9th, 2022 “A Night of Comedy and Magic”. More information to come!!

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.