Eagle Newsletter

September 3, 2021

Upcoming Dates

9/6 - Labor Day (No school)

9/7 - Team Spirit Day

9/15-10/15 - Hispanic Heritage Month

9/27 - Professional Growth Day, Non-Student Day

9/28-10/1 - Parent Conference Week, Minimum Days - Dismissal at 12:07

Index of Information

NEW! before a title within the newsletter denotes that it is a new posting this week.

  • Message from the Principal
  • Health & Safety Reminders
  • Mask Reminder
  • Cashless Payment in Cafeteria
  • Mesa Verde Foundation Pledge Drive
  • Eagle Shout Outs
  • Spirit Days
  • Yearbooks On Sale Now
  • Get Involved
  • Library Volunteers
  • Feeling Sick?
  • Mesa Verde School Counselors
  • Club Rush
  • Attendance Procedures
  • Parent Education

NEW! Message from the Principal

Thank you all for a wonderful week! While we missed hosting you all on our campus, we had a great Back to School Night with excellent parent/guardian attendance. Thank you so much for joining us to learn more about our school, PTSA, and your child(ren)'s classes.

We need your support to help create the culture and conditions to empower world-class learners! You can help us create long-lasting memories and amazing experiences for our students by getting involved with groups that help support our students, parents, and staff. You may be wondering how organizations like the MVMS Foundation and PTSA support our work and how they are different. Please read below for a little insight into the types of programs and opportunities these two groups help support.

By contributing to the MVMS Foundation, you help fund STEM labs; technology such as iPads, 3D printers, and more; diverse libraries for classrooms; online programs that enhance student learning, and more. After more than a year of sitting in front of computer screens, our kids need opportunities to learn interactively and collaboratively through projects and inquiry. The Foundation's support is essential in affording us the ability to offer these types of activities, opportunities and experiences to our students. See below for more info on how you can get involved or donate by clicking here.

By joining PTSA, you will help support programs and opportunities that include activities such as 6th Grade Orientation, 7th Grade History Faire, and 8th Grade Promotion; the Kindness Challenge; presentations for parents that may cover topics such as internet safety, academic stress, mental health, etc. See how you can get involved by clicking here.

We hope you enjoy the long weekend, in celebration of America's Workers! Happy Labor Day!

Your Proud Principal,

Kellie Moore

NEW! Health & Safety Information

Please take a few minutes to review this slide deck or watch this video recording with additional and updated Health & Safety Information.

NEW! Mask Reminder

Per CDPH guidelines, masks are required for attendance regardless of vaccination status.

NEW! Cashless Payment in Cafeteria

The cafeteria is unable to accept cash for a la carte items and snacks. Poway Unified uses My School Bucks for cashless payment. Click here to create or sign-in to your account to add funds to your student's account.

MV Foundation Pledge Drive: DID YOU KNOW?

The Mesa Verde Foundation Pledge Drive is going on now, and we need your help!! Please consider a donation in support of our many incredible programs and classrooms. Donations can be made online here. Thank you in advance for your participation with this crucial fundraising effort. Our Mesa Verde kids and their teachers appreciate you!

NEW! Eagle Shout Outs

Check out these Eagles who helped us Rise Together this week!

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NEW! Spirit Days

Tuesday (9/7) is Team Spirit Day. Wear your favorite team attire.

Also, every Friday is Spirit Fridays. Show off your school colors, Mesa Verde. Wear black, purple or teal each Friday.

Yearbooks On Sale Now

Mesa Verde Middle School yearbooks are on sale now! Books are sold ONLINE only – click here to place your order. Yearbooks are $40. We place our book order in January, so order before January to ensure your student receives a yearbook next June.

If we have extra yearbooks, they are sold in June for $50 cash only.

Get Involved

Would you like to be a volunteer at Mesa Verde? Our volunteers at Mesa Verde are an integral part of school. Our volunteers help with events throughout the school year including 6th grade Olympics, 7th grade History Faire, 8th Grade Constitutional Challenge and Promotion. Although we are currently limiting our volunteers at this time due to the pandemic, we are preparing for when we do need volunteers. Under the new guidelines, volunteers must be fully-vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. If you would like more information, please contact Amanda Lane at (858) 538-5478 or alane@powayusd.com.

Sign up here if you would like to hear more.

Library Volunteers

The Mesa Verde library is looking for volunteers to help in the library during the lunch periods (Mon/Tues/Thur/Fri 11:00 to 12:40 and Wednesdays 11:40 to 1:00) once we are permitted to have volunteers again. We need help assisting and supervising students during our busy lunch periods. Volunteers may choose which day of the week and how often you would like to come in (once a week, every other week, once a month, etc.) If you are interested please contact Heather Ryan: hryan@powayusd.com. We will collect this information now to have it in preparation for when volunteers are allowed.

If you are not sure if you are an approved volunteer, contact Amanda Lane at alane@powayusd.com.

Feeling Sick? Not Sure What To Do...

Call Mesa Verde's Health Tech at (858) 538-5478, ext. 3107. For more information, click here.


Mesa Verde School Counselors

This year MVMS is excited to have THREE full-time School Counselors! Your students are getting to know them over the next three weeks through their Social Studies classes. Learn more about the school counseling program at Mesa Verde and our three School Counselors here.

You can always find this newsletter in the Counselor's Corner section of this newsletter.


What Club Do You Want To Be A Part Of?

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Off Campus Passes (Early Release)

Student safety is a major concern for us. Students must be signed out at the attendance desk before departing early. Students are not allowed to wait in front of the school to be picked up during school hours.

If your student needs to leave early from school, please send a note with your student. Notes should be given to the Attendance secretary in the attendance office and will help us to minimize interruptions to the classrooms. If you forgot to send a note you may call the Attendance Hotline @ 538-5692 to have an off campus pass sent to your student and we will do our best to honor your request in a timely manner.

When calling writing a note, please indicate:

  • Your student's first and last name
  • Their grade
  • The time your student needs to leave school
  • Whether or not your student will return that day

Please meet your child at the attendance desk to be signed out at the time of departure. Be prepared to show your identification when checking out your child.

If your student returns to school after being picked up early, please have him/her check back in at the Attendance desk before heading to class.

Clearing Absences

If your student is absent, please call the Attendance hotline @ (858) 538-5692 NO LATER than 10:00 a.m. each day your student is absent. A parent or legal guardian must make this call.

In the message, please state:

  • Your student’s first and last name
  • Their grade
  • The date of the absence(s)
  • The reason (if sick, please list symptoms)
  • Your relationship to the student
  • A phone number where you can be reached.

Students will be listed as truant if we do not receive a call or note from a parent/guardian.


NEW! FREE Teen Positive Parenting Program

We are pleased to share that we are offering the Teen Positive Parenting Program in English for FREE via ZOOM! This webinar series is designed for parents and will address raising responsible teenagers while improving family communication. The webinar series offered next month will be in English and please be on the lookout as we will also be offering the Spanish series in January 2022. These workshops do fill up quickly and parents have shared positive reviews and feedback.

When: Tuesdays, October 12th, October 19th, and October 26th 2021 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Parents, if you are interested in attending click here or contact the Caring Connections Center to RSVP at (858) 668-4084 or email: vephraim@powayusd.com.

Contact Us

General Questions

If you are unsure of who to contact about a matter, please email us at MVMS@powayusd.com and your message will be answered or forwarded to the correct person.