Wolf Pack Weekly

August 27th, 2021

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The Week in Snapshots

Back to School Night is September 8th (Virtual Event)

Back to School Night is usually one of my favorite events of the year. It's an opportunity to hear from teachers, learn about each of your student's classes, and get a sense of what to expect for the term. This year, all secondary schools in VUSD will host Back to School Night virtually. At Mission Vista, this means a live webinar with the leadership team, followed by asynchronous viewing of detailed informational videos from each teacher.

All families are invited to join us for a Zoom Webinar at 6pm, that I will be hosting. This is an opportunity to get a general overview of the Fall term and to hear from leaders of key departments and services on campus. Following the webinar, families will have an opportunity to "visit" classes by clicking on the teacher video links listed in a shared document (shared the day before BTSN).

Deadline to Submit Grade Changes per AB 104 Extended until Aug. 30th

In the August 4th Community Update to all VUSD stakeholders, our District shared information about how CA recently enacted a new law, Assembly Bill 104, that will expand learning and credit recovery options for students who may have struggled academically during the 2020-2021 school year, including:

  1. A process for high school students to change eligible grades to Pass/No Pass

  2. Exemption from district graduation requirements for students in grades 11 or 12 who were not on track to graduate

Students who earned D's can elect to change those grades to "Pass" and students who earned F's can change those grades to No Pass. Neither P nor NP marks will factor into the GPA.

CLICK HERE for eligibility details on each item and for how to apply.

**Grade change applications for the 2021-2022 school year are due to the Main Office by 3pm on Monday, August 30th.

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This Week's ASB Announcements


Senior Portrait Make-ups

Prestige Photography held senior portrait sessions in July, but seniors who missed that opportunity have several more. Mark your calendars! Prestige will be on campus on the following dates:

October 27th: 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

October 28th: 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

October 29th: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Click here to go to the appointments page.

PACK Tutoring is Coming Back!

Beginning Tuesday, September 7th, Mission Vista High School will begin our after-school tutoring program, The PACK (Perseverance, Achievement, Curiosity, & Knowledge). The PACK will run Tuesday-Thursday in the Library from 2:50-3:50 p.m. 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.

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.

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

During the past week (since Monday), MVHS had 1 new case of COVID-19 among students/staff members.

What Happens if My Student is Sent Home to Quarantine?

If your student home to quarantine, per the County's Decision Tree for K-12 Schools, we still want to ensure a continuity of learning to the extent possible.

Students on quarantine should check their Canvas tiles daily for key information and assignments for each course. Additionally, a staff member will check in with all students at noon daily to ensure they have access to what they need. In some cases, students will be invited to work on coursework (namely math, English, and social studies) during the check-in sessions.

Students who have specific questions are encouraged to contact teachers directly. All students on quarantine are entitled to an opportunity to make up any work missed.

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Work Permit Renewals

If you are currently employed, your work permit is likely expired (as of 8/23). If you are planning on working throughout the year for the same employer, email Mr. Faraimo or visit the Career Center and he will send you an updated work permit; eleasalofaraimo@vistausd.org

Need to Schedule an Appt. with your Counselor?

Click here to go to the Appointment webpage. Still have questions? Call our office: 760-758-6800 x 73032

Social-Emotional Support Resources

Click here for Social-Emotional resources on campus

Community Service Opportunties

Click here to check out opportunities for Community Service.

Family Engagement Webinar Series: The Habits of Mind

The Family Alliance Community Exchange (FACE), housed through Cal State San Marcos is hosting an eight-week training session on the Habits of Mind. Habits of Mind have been a cornerstone of instruction at Mission Vista for the last four years, and this series is an opportunity for parents to learn more about them.

Sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm, beginning September 7th. Deadline to register is September 5th. Click the flyer to the right for more details.

VUSD is Hiring!

Vista Unified is hiring for a number of positions, including Instructional Assistants, Child Nutrition Services, and many others. If you are interested, please visit Edjoin.org or vistausd.org.
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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!

Join PTSA!

Not yet a Mission Vista PTSA member? Click the link below to join for the 2021-2022 school year.


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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.

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. Introduce you to the 2021-2022 Foundation Board:

President: Linda Latimer, Vice President Cali Clark, Treasurer Katherine Cassidy, Secretary, Wendy Bransford. Graphic Designer Andy Buckner, Grant Administrator Tessa Siegfried, Fundraiser Chair Kathleen Buckner, Challenge Fundraiser/Booster Chair Dawn Wood, Creativity Director Adela Sanchez Tabares, Webmaster Mary Solio, School Events Coordinator Karmen Harris

The board currently has openings for Marketing/Social Media, Scholarship Chair, Bylaws/Parliamentarian. If you would like to join our fun group, please contact us.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at registration. It was great to see so many Timberwolves students and families.

If you would like to find out more information about the Foundation or ways to donate, please feel free to visit our website.

We look forward to the school’s upcoming activities and events. It is going to be a great 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.