MAV Weekly January 7, 2022

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

Calendar

January 10-13- Finals week

January 13- Last day of Semester 1

January 14- No School

January 17- No School- Human Rights Day Observed

January 18- 1st Day of Semester 2

February 21- No School- President's Day Observed

February 25- No School- Collaboration Day


Graduation:
May 28 @ 11AM, Ford Idaho Center


West Ada School District 2021-22 Calendar

Finals Week Schedule: Jan 10-14

Monday, January 10th A-Day: 3A & 4A Finals

Tuesday, January 11th B-Day: 1B & 2B Finals

Wednesday, January 12th A-Day: 1A & 2A Finals

Thursday, January 13th B-Day: 3B & 4B Finals

Friday, January 14th: No School

Winter Weather Conditions

Please be careful on the streets, parking lot and sidewalks. Winter weather conditions are upon us, please give yourself extra time and take safety precautions.

Feeling Ill, Please Stay Home

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

Please see the childhood illness page 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.

Stinky Sneaker Game- TONIGHT @ Meridian

See today's student announcements for information on the Stinky Sneaker game tonight at Meridian High School at 7:30pm

January Tireless Teacher Award

What Students Said About Mrs. Mouw for Tireless Teacher:

  • She is always going above and beyond for her students, coming in over breaks and staying long after school for firing and helping with projects.
  • Mrs. Mouw is super nice and always helps me with my work. She has been through a lot and still manages to help us students
  • Because any question I have, she is always there to answer it. She is great at teaching and lets us learn at our own pace too.
  • She's the ceramics teacher and she works tirelessly to make sure that we have out needed materials in order to do what we need. She comes in early to make clay for us to use, and she stays late after school to finish out projects in the kiln. She works her butt off and I feel like she really deserves for it to be shown.
  • She does so much for the class and is always coming in after school and stuff
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Staff Recognition

The MVHS Counseling Department would like to recognize these teachers for the month of December. These teachers continually take care of students, bring positivity to their classrooms, and go above and beyond to help others. We are so grateful to have them at MVHS!

Jazz Band Concert

Jazz Band is putting on a performance at 7:00 pm in the auditorium on Tuesday January 11th.


Admission is free.

Stop by and listen to all the music they've worked on all semester!

Student Art in the Halls

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MVHS Advanced Opportunities Night

MVHS Advanced Opportunities Night-JANUARY 19th 6:00-7:00PM

If you or your student have questions regarding AP or dual credit classes, AVID, or Fast Forward funding, come to our Advanced Opportunities night!

Link HERE for more information.

Be On Time!

We have been notifying your students and asking them to serve off tardies before the end of semester. Please click on the total number of tardies your student has in Power School. If your student has more than 3 tardies (T or TL) in a class, he/she will need to serve detention until the number is back to or below 3 per class. We only have 3 lunch detentions left in Semester 1. If your student has excessive tardies, he/she will need to make arrangements with the grade level Vice Principal.


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

Lunch detention is served on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Athletics

Looking for score updates, schedules, and rosters? Check the Southern Idaho Conference webpage here

Many of our athletic events are streamed live online. Visit the NFHS network to watch the Mavs in action. High School Sports Online - Stream Live & On Demand (nfhsnetwork.com)


Interested in donating to Mountain View athletics? Click here


*Athletics Home / MVHS Athletics Homepage (westada.org)

ID Badges

Students should wear their ID badges every day. This is a safety issue and it provides students with building access. Students are expected to wear their badge on a lanyard daily.

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.

Hats, Hoods and Head Coverings

Hats, hoods and head coverings are not allowed while in the building. The reason is for safety. We want to be able to see everyone's face and identify students, both in person and on our camera system.


Students, please do not wear hats, hoods or head coverings in the hallways or the classrooms.

Hiring

Mountain View has multiple positions open, including custodial staff, ParaPro, and teachers.

Please click the link above to view all positions currently open please go here if you are interested.


Thank you for considering joining our MAV family!

2022 District of Idaho/Ninth Circuit Civics Contest

Each year, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit conducts an essay and video civics contest for high school students. Students enter the contest through their state’s District Court. Below, please find the District of Idaho flyer for the contest. The United States District Court for the District of Idaho will conduct a local contest to select finalists for the Circuit-wide competition. To enter the local contest, students must reside in the State of Idaho. Local district winners in each category will receive prizes of $1,000 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place, and $250 for 3rd place.

In past years, the District of Idaho has had limited entries, which means those students who enter the contest have a great chance of winning prize money and being entered into the Ninth Circuit contest.


See flyer for additional information.

Check PowerSchool

Parents/Guardians and Students,

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

January 13, 2022 marks the end of first semester, when grades are final. 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).

CPR & AED Training

Meridian Parks and Recreation is once again offering its CPR & AED Training Class taught by Meridian Fire Department staff. A few hours of your time invested on a Saturday could give you the skills needed to save someone's life. Also great for teens who will be babysitting. Upcoming dates to choose from are Jan 8, Feb 26, and March 26. Find details at meridiancity.org/activityguide.

MVHS Library

The MVHS library is open from 7:10am-3:00pm resources we offer:


Printers

Digital Databases

Charging Stations

Quiet Study Areas

Simple Tech Support

and of course… books!


All digital resources available on Teams with Join code: c7c3qnl


Students may participate in the Idaho Teen Reading Challenge.

Pick up a flyer or bookmark in the library and be entered to win one of 3 $100 gift cards.

Career Technical Education Night

CTE Night- see flyer for full details

Events are Feb. 1st & Feb. 2nd


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Attendance

  • 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

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.

Yearbooks

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

Attention Seniors

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


Seniors, see this page for important info!

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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Self-Care

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.

Illness at School

Parents and students,


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

Synchronous Instruction- Students out for Illness

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)

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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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.

Parent Craft Course

Giving parents the tools they need to meet the challenge of youth substance abuse.


Parent CRAFT by cadence online is a fast paced interactive video based course designed to equip parents with the communication skills they need to help cope with tough topics such as youth substance abuse.


DrugFree Idaho is excited to for the opportunity to provide this $200 course to Idaho residents for FREE. Go to www.drugfreeidaho.org to access this amazing resource today and please share with others.


View Flyer here.

Feedback

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: montoya.scot@westada.org

Don Dicus: dicus.don@westada.org (website)

Karen Rice: rice.karen@westada.org (newsletter)

Newsletter Location

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