Wolf Pack Weekly

May 7, 2021

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The Week in Snapshots

Class of 2021 Update

We intend to hold a senior meeting on May 14th to share all of the need-to-know information and details with students and families regarding the modified, in-person graduation ceremony we have planned for seniors. Students should check their school email account for the link to the Zoom Webinar.

Senior Activities

In addition to graduation, our ASB team has been working to finalize plans for other senior activities, which will include:

  • Movie Night - May 14th
  • Senior Breakfast - May 17th
  • Senior Sunset - TBD
  • Senior Awards Night - June 10th
  • Senior Picnic, and more -June 16th

**Important note: All planned activities will adhere to current safety guidance. ASB is working really hard to try to put together as many events as possible for all students. Some events, including dances, cannot safely take place within the current guidance.

Be sure to check our Events Calendar on our school webpage, as well as follow ASB on Instagram for more details.

Student Equity Forum Opportunity

Vista Unified will be holding a high school student equity forum on Thursday, May 13th, from 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm via Zoom. Students who are interested in participating should complete this Google Registration Form.

Please see this Flyer for more information.

Summer School

As Dr. Doyle alluded to in his most recent Community Update, all Vista Unified schools, including Mission Vista, are finalizing plans for summer school options for our students.

There will be opportunities for students to remediate up to 10 credits of coursework to support their efforts to remain on track for A-G (4-year-college eligibility). This will be done via an online credit recovery program called Edgenuity. Our Counseling Team is working to identify students who can most benefit from this opportunity, and we will reach out to pertinent students and families with options soon.

Additionally, MVHS will offer enrichment programs for current students who are tied to our visual and performing arts (VAPA) and computer science programs. VAPA and computer science programs play a significant role in what we do and who we are at MVHS, and COVID impacted these programs more than most. We are tentatively planning for opportunities throughout the summer for students who are eligible and interested.

Finally, we intend to offer a "bridge" mathematics program for students (namely at-risk, incoming 9th graders) to ensure they are set up for success as we begin the 2021-2022 school year.

We will be communicating with pertinent students and families for all of these programs in the coming weeks.

SBAC Testing Continues Next Week

MVHS juniors started their state SBAC testing (for math) this week, and testing for English Langauge Arts will take place next week Tuesday and Wednesday.

Students who exhibit proficiency on both (or either) exams will qualify for exemption from placement tests for credit-eligible English and math courses in college. MVHS has a history of high-performance on these exams (1st in the County in English and 4th in the County for math during the last testing administration), and we hope to keep that trend going.

For next week's tests, students will need to use headphones. While the school will provide headphones for those that need them, students are welcome to use their own. The headphones must have a standard jack or connect via USB. Bluetooth and/or lightning connection devices are not compatible with students' Chromebooks.

Vaccinations Available to Interested Students Over the Age of 16

As you may be aware, the COVID-19 vaccination is now available to all individuals age 16 and older. This means that many of our students are eligible to receive the vaccine. The decision to vaccinate your child is a personal choice and is not a requirement to attend school.

The County of San Diego offers these reasons why young people should get a vaccine.

● COVID-19 vaccines are the safest way to acquire protection from the COVID-19 virus

● While less likely, young people may still suffer serious symptoms or long-term effects

from COVID-19

● Younger adult age groups tend to get infected first and spread the infection to more

vulnerable members of our community

● The more vaccinated individuals our community has, the less opportunity there is for

variant strains to spread or occur

If you are intersted, please check out the fliers below:

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Class of 2023 Fundraiser at Handel's Ice Cream

The Class of 2023 is hosting a fundraiser at Handel's ice cream shop in Carlsbad on Thursday, May 20th from 4 pm-7 pm. Come out and support!
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Academic Planning Webpage

All resources that our Counselors shared with current 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students for academic planning purposes can be found on the Academic Planning webpage.

Recordings from each day are also available on the webpage.

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

Student Support Referral Form

If you or someone you know needs social-emotional support, please complete this form. If you need immediate non-life-threatening support please contact the Access and Crisis Line at 888.724.7240. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.

Scholarship Board

Seniors! Don't forget to check out the Scholarship Board for tons of scholarship opportunities. Lots of money is on the table!

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Graduation Leis for Sale

Seniors and Senior Friends & Families! Support MVHS PTSA and celebrate graduation in style with a Graduation Lei! Leis are available for presale only and must be ordered no later than May 31st (order by May 1st for best pricing!). To order and view color choices, see the attached flyer or click here. Mahalo!
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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.

Senior Scholarships Opportunity

Class of 2021 – Scholarship Deadline – Friday, May 14, 2021
The Timberwolves Foundation is pleased to offer the following scholarships to graduating Seniors. Interested students will need to fill out the respective applications and submit them by the application deadline. For more information and applications, go to the TWF website: https://timberwolvesfoundation.org/funding/scholarships/

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.