MAV Weekly March 11th, 2022

Mountain View High School

Mountain View Mavericks

Attendance Line- (208) 855-4063 (attendance for reporting an absence, please leave a message- it will be received and processed in a timely manner)


Main Office- (208) 855-4050 (call for assistance reaching teachers or admin, general questions on procedures, etc.)


Transportation Questions- (208) 229-8500

Mountain View Website

Calendar

March 21-25 No School- Spring Break

March- Second Semester Lockdown Drill will occur in the month of March, details to come

March 28- School resumes

April 13- SAT Testing- No School Grades 9, 10, and 12 (Juniors take SAT)

April 25- Collaboration- No School

May 14- Prom Revolution Concert House in Garden City (by the fairgrounds)

May 24- Last Day for Seniors

May 28- Graduation @ 11AM, Ford Idaho Center

May 30- Memorial Day- No School

June 2- FULL SCHOOL DAY All Grades: 6-12 Last Day of School


West Ada School District 2021-22 Calendar

Go Fund Me: Support Ms. Frei

Ms. Frei is a beloved teacher who helped open Mountain View High School and is still working despite a difficult medical diagnosis. You know her because she has been promoting MVHS events, sports, and activities through creative posters, banners, t-shirt designs, etc. that she helps create in her Graphic Design courses. Ms. Frei has been working through routine cancer treatments for the last six months after being diagnosed with breast cancer. These treatments exhaust and interrupt daily life routine, making the simplest chores such as meal prep difficult. In order to help this single mom know she is loved and supported, please do what you can. Anything helps from a note of support, a dinner, or monetary donations. Our goal is to help Ms. Frei tackle mounting medical bills while making sure she knows her community cares for her.


Donate to her Go Fund Me Account here.

Teacher of the Year & Classified Employee of the Year

Teacher of the Year: Lan Edwards

Lan teaches in Mountain View's Special Education Department. She is positive, upbeat and always smiling. Her dedication to students and their success is something to celebrate. She works so well with students and their parents, always bringing the best out in everyone works with. She has students in her room before school and during lunch, putting their needs before her own. Lan Edwards has earned and more than deserves to be announced as Teacher of the Year! Mountain View is blessed to call her a Maverick and her students are lucky to have her. Thank you, Lan Edwards for all you do for MVHS!


Classified Employee of the Year: Janet Brooks

Janet is a positive ray of sunshine and fills the office and our school with joy. She is always so welcoming to visitors or subs. She brings the MAV spirit to games and events. She is amazing at making sure every class is covered, even if there isn't an available sub. She makes our world go round at Mountain View! Since the beginning of the year, she has been working to create a cohesive and welcoming office. She remembers what teachers are in or out, which rooms, subs etc. at any given time. She also manages the concessions-always knowing which group is working and what their needs are. She does all this while caring about each staff member knowing all about them/their families with a laugh and a smile! Also, she is always willing to help anyone- no job is too dirty or silly and she always put MVHS first.

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Dress Up Days, March 14-18th

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Locker Room Lockers

If your student uses a gym locker for PE or athletics, please remind them to always lock their personal items in their locker. We are unable to prevent theft when things are just left out. This is the purpose of lockers. Thank you for your help!

Career Center- Resume Writing & Interview Skills

The MVHS Career Center is offering Resume-Writing and Interview Skills Workshops in March! These will be working sessions in the Career Center, where practical tips and strategies will be presented. Bring your lunch and laptop!


Interview Skills: Thursday, 3/17

Resume-Writing: Thursday, 3/31


Click on the link to sign up - space is limited!


Email swafford.kristen@westada.org if you have questions.

Athletics

Good luck to our spring sport athletes as they begin competition next week!


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)

Dancers Spring Show

Millennium Dancer Spring Show is Monday, March 14th at 8:00 PM in the Main Gym

Come see all the award-winning dances from the competition year!

Plus, the dance team has invited some of their talented student body to sing and play some amazing ROCK music!!

We have also included some of the area’s finest dance studios to entertain everyone too.

Admission is: $3.00 for students and $ 5.00 for adults. Participants/dancers are FREE.

Choir Fund Raiser

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Student Handbook Highlights: Graduation

GRADUATION

Graduation requirements can be found in the District Policy Manual on the district website at www.westada.org (Policy 603.20 High School Credits and Graduation & Policy 603.21 High School Diploma and Graduation Ceremony). Once on the main page, click on “About Us”, then on Policy Manual. Once you locate the correct policy click on the policy title and it will open the text. If you do not have computer access, contact your school and they will provide a paper copy for you at no expense.


High School Graduation Requirements

A student will have met the high school content and credit area requirement for any required high school course if:


a) The student completes such course with a grade of C or higher before entering grade nine (9);

b) The course meets the same content standards that are required in high school; and

c) The course is taught by a properly certificated teacher who meets the federal definition of highly qualified for the course being taught.


The student shall be given a grade for the successful completion of that course and such grade and the number of credit hours assigned to the course shall be transferred to the student's high school transcript. Courses taken in middle school appearing in the student's high school transcript, pursuant to this subsection, shall count for the purpose of high school graduation. However, the student must complete the required number of credits in all high school core subjects (IDAPA 08.02.03).

Prom Dress and Tuxedo Rental Options

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From Previous Newsletters

Financial Aid and College Info Night

Do you have a junior or sophomore who plans to attend college? David Ries is a local financial planner who has extensive experience helping families prepare for college financially. At this free informational night, he'll share some strategies to put your family in the best position for the most college money.


We hope to see you on Thursday, March 17 from 6-7 (MVHS Lecture Hall - straight ahead, through the main entrance)! Sign up here

AVID Hosts Book Drive

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The Social Dilemma

Parents/Guardians and Student,


Please consider watching the film, the Social Dilemma on Netflix.

Discover what’s hiding on the other side of your screen
We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? This documentary-drama hybrid reveals how social media is reprogramming civilization with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

Did you buy a 2020-21 yearbook?

If you bought a yearbook LAST YEAR and have not picked it up, please pickup your yearbook at the main office.

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.

Be On Time!

It's a new semesters, so it's a fresh start for tardies! 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.


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.

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

Yearbooks

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

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.

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

Thursday before school

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.

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.

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.

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.

Check PowerSchool

Parents/Guardians and Students,

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

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.

COVID Information:

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!

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.

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.