Viking Vibes

Engage. Educate. Empower.

Volume 1 ~ Issue 5 ~ Week of August 14, 2022

Message from the Principal

This week is our fifth week of school and I am looking forward to our Vikings making better decisions. The past few weeks, we have had a few incidents where students were not making good choices. When these choices affect the safety or wellbeing of other students or staff on this campus, it becomes a serious concern of mine. This includes, but is not limited to, cyberbullying, in-person bullying, and fighting. I want to make sure that everyone understands that there will be zero tolerance for this kind of behavior. If and when it is brought to our attention, administration will diligently pursue holding students accountable for their actions. Parents, I ask for your support in helping us keep this campus a place where all students feel welcome and comfortable. You can do this by:


  1. Having a conversation with your child about how words can be hurtful and the decisions they make have lasting impact, whether in-person or on social media.
  2. Checking their social media accounts frequently to ensure they are not posting inappropriate content.
  3. Asking them where they are going after school and who they are going with to ensure they are not getting themselves into trouble.
  4. Encourage your child to be an upstander, not a bystander! Stand up to bullying instead of participating or ignoring it. Click HERE to watch a video with your child about bullying.


Together, if we work as a team, we can ensure that Mar Vista Academy is a safe place for all!


Thank you to the parents who logged into Open House on Thursday, August 11th! If you missed it, you can watch the general session HERE and reach out to your child's teachers for more info on their particular class. There was not nearly enough time for me to share all of the great things we are doing here at MVA, so I hope that you join me at our first Coffee with the Principal on September 1st! More info to come, but for now, save the date!


We ended the week with a celebration of Viking Day! Each period, students learned about each component of the Viking Code. Students learned the characteristics of being versatile, inquisitive, kind, interactive, never giving up, being gutsy, and synergetic. We continued the celebration at lunch with games and activities, then ended the day with a Viking Rally where students and teachers competed in a balloon popping activity! A great time was had by all!


Wishing you a great Week 5, Vikings!


Take care,


Ms. Scott

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Baseball and Softball Tryouts are Wednesday, August 17th!!

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Progress Reports are just around the corner on September 2nd!

We are less than 3 weeks away from the first progress report of the year! Now is a good time to check in with your child and see what their grades are! Starting this week, we will be hosting a Tutoring and Homework Center. It will be open Monday-Thursday from 3:20-4:20pm. This is a great opportunity for your student to receive support with their school work! Check out the schedule below!! Please note: Students are welcome to attend as many days as needed!
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South Bay Summer Festival at MVA - August 20th

We are very excited to be the host site for the South Bay Summer Festival (SBSF) on Saturday, August 20th from 10am-2pm, here at Mar Vista Academy!!! There will be over 20 community partners in attendance providing resources, education workshops, arts & crafts, COVID-19 boosters, and more! Please see the flyer below for more details.

They are also looking for student/parent volunteers (ages 13 and older) to assist at the event. If you are interested, please sign up at the link HERE!


If you have any questions, please contact Breny at baceituno@publicstrategies.org.

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MVA Robotics

Robotics programs teach middle school students how to approach these real-world problems in an innovative, yet systematic, way. By building and programming robots, students learn how to channel their creativity and use it to create the best possible solution for a particular problem.


Robotics – Contact Mrs. Trejo (Room 203) guadalupe.trejo@sweetwaterschools.org

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Free Universal Snack and Lunch

As with the last two years, all students will be able to participate in the free universal program offered in California. This means that your children will be able to eat one (1) free breakfast and lunch every day. Although meals are free, we ask that you still complete this form HERE as it helps to provide the school with additional funding.


On Wednesday, July 20th, your student received the MVA Welcome Packet that included a hard copy of the Alternative Household Income Data Form in their Advisory class. If you have not done so already, please have your student return the completed form to their Advisory teacher. You may also enter this information directly to the Campus Parent portal at Infinite Campus. Please refer to the guide at http://mva.sweetwaterschools.org/parents/ on how to enter the information online. Thank you for your support!

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ASB Gear Sales

Our ASB is up and running, ready to serve you! Click HERE to see what the ASB Student Store has to offer!


In addition, we are also having a Vintage MVA Gear Sale where everything is HALF OFF!! Click HERE to see what is on sale!


Lastly, don't forget to take advantage of the Yearbook and Spirit Shirt bundle...get both for only $32!! Offer valid now through Open House on August 11th!


Did you pick up your FREE SPIRIT SHIRT yet?? If not, make sure to go to the ASB during lunch to pick one up!

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Keep our school safe!!

Help our school be a safe place for you and your friends! If you have information on incidents surrounding bullying, vandalism, safety concerns, etc., report it anonymously to p3tips.com or use the app!
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Interested in donating to MVA?!?

In an effort to help support our MVA students, we welcome any donations of school supplies and/or money. All funds would go directly to supporting our MVA students in the form of spirit shirts, celebrations, recognition awards, school supplies, and more. Checks can be made payable to Mar Vista Academy ASB and tax-deduction forms will be provided upon receipt. Any questions, please email Ms. Scott.

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