MAV Weekly October 15, 2021
Mountain View High School
Mountain View Mavericks
Main Office- (208) 855-4050
Attendance Line- (208) 855-4063
Transportation Questions- (208) 229-8500
October 20- Parent Teacher Conferences- 4:00-8:00 (online)
October 21- Parent Teacher Conferences- 4:00-7:30 (online)
October 22- No School- End of 1st Quarter
November 22-26- Thanksgiving Holiday Break- No School
December 3- Collaboration- No School
December 20-31- Winter Holiday Break- No School
January 3- School Resumes
May 28 @ 11AM Ford Idaho Center
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parents and Guardians,
Parent Teacher conferences schedule is as follows:
- Wednesday October 20th from 4pm-8pm
- Thursday October 21st from 4-7:30pm
All conferences will be virtual. Please watch this video for instructions on how to sign up for conferences.
Please click here for conference sign up page.
Please be sure to log into PowerSchool and view your students' schedule to ensure you are selecting your students' teachers. If you accidentally sign up for a conference with someone that is not your students' teacher, please cancel the appointment.
We look forward to seeing you at conferences.
Please remember, when your conference time arrives, conferences are 7 minutes long. Please respect this so teachers can transition from one meeting to the next. If you need more time, email the teacher to arrange a time to talk further.
Thank An Educator
I am reaching out to you for a small favor. We are now into a month of school and our MVHS teachers and staff have done an amazing job kicking off the school year doing great things. They have continued to focus on their students and learning through another extremely difficult year.
My request is to simply email a teacher or staff member in the next few days and just let them know how much you appreciate them. It is a complex balancing act right now and their job, like many others, has changed drastically over the last 18 months.
We have an amazing staff and I would love for them to feel the appreciation that you have for them. I cannot express to you how much this would mean to the staff. Thank you for taking a minute out of your day to love on our staff!
Here is a link to our staff directory with emails for easy access MVHS Directory
Truly Much Thanks!
Student Device Protection Plan
Optional Device Protection Plan Enrollment Ends October 31
West Ada School District offers an Optional Device Protection Plan to families to cover accidental breakage or damage that might occur to their student's iPad or laptop.
This voluntary protection plan is available for $25 per device, per year, and covers repairs or replacement due to accidental damage.
Accidental damages may include; drops, spills, vandalism, loss, theft, and incidental damage to another student’s device. Device protection does not cover intentional damage to a device or damaged and/or lost district-provided accessories, i.e., cases, chargers, pens, or hotspots.
Please see the Parent-Student Device Handbook or Optional Device Protection Plan in the Student Handbooks for detailed information on this plan.
The Optional Device Protection Plan enrollment period is August 16-October 31.
Families may sign-up and pay for Optional Device Protection through the Payment Portal located in PowerSchool.
Please refer to https://www.westada.org/DeviceProtectionPlan for detailed information on how to enroll in this program.
Families are responsible for the repair or replacement of devices that are damaged, lost, or stolen outside acceptable use guidelines published in student handbooks. Device protection is a voluntary, non-refundable, yearly cost for each device. Families may be able to add student devices to their homeowners or renters insurance plan and may consider these alternatives prior to purchasing the Optional Device Protection.
Common repair and replacement costs are outlined below.
*Replacement costs are based upon the age of the device
Laptop System Board$300
FAFSA Completion Nights
Wednesday, 10/20 from 4:30-7:30 and
Thursday, 10/21 from 4:00-7:00 in the Career Center at MVHS.
Sign up and find a list of what to bring HERE!
If you have questions, please contact the Career Center at email@example.com.
The Students Below Attended The Hispanic Leadership Summit @ BSU
Parent Drop Off Map
Please do not park in fire lanes at any time, even after school hours when picking students up from sports/activities. You can pick them up use the parking lot in front of the gym. We appreciate your compliance as the street in front of the school is a narrow, two-lane street.
- 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
Take Pride in Your School
We are very thankful to our leadership classes, STUCO students and special programs students for the work they do every day! These groups help pick up trash, sweep the floors and more!
Please do your part to keep the school clean. If you see trash, please pick it up. Always be responsible for your own trash, at the very least. This includes outside and in the parking lots.
District wide, we are short custodial staff, so if everyone can help out, our employees can be more effective with their time.
We want the cleanest school possible and we appreciate the help.
District tournament for varsity volleyball begins this weekend. Come support the MAVS. You can find tournament information at sicathletic.org
Please check the athletics calendar for information on scheduled games.
Interested in donating to Mountain View athletics? Click here
PARENTS ARE THE SOLUTION: PART 2 of 6-PART SERIES
We are inviting you to participate in an important program offered in collaboration with Boise State University. We will be providing a series of 6 editions Parents are the Solution embedded in MAV Weekly. The 6-part series is designed to provide information about alcohol and other health behaviors to be discussed with your high school student. As you may know, drinking issues are a growing problem on high school campuses nationwide. In an effort to reduce the probability that high school students will engaging in underage drinking and/or become high-risk drinkers, we have developed a strategy to support parents/families as they take an active role in this process.
The information in this series is based on more than 20 years of research conducted by psychologists, doctors, teachers, and parents and family members like you. This approach emphasizes the importance of parents/families communicating with their high school students about the risks involved with alcohol use.
We invite you to use this resource. Each edition will be embedded in MAV Weekly. We encourage you to read each edition and discuss the information with your high school student.
Part 1 Flyer: View here
Part 2 Flyer: View here
October is Bully Prevention Month
MAV TIME: See Your Teachers Before School For Extra Help
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
Be On Time!
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 has started for 4 or more tardies. The limit per class is 3.
Lunch detention is served on Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's
Don't Want To Be Put In Quarantine Isolation?
Please see the health services page for more information.
Feeling Ill, Please Stay Home
Please see the symptoms/illness flowchart 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.
Synchronous Instruction- Students on Quarantine
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)
Mask Requirement Information
- West Ada School District Administration has made the decision to maintain the mask requirement through October 8.
- For details on mask mandate, please see the West Ada website.
ISAS - STEM Careers
Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars (ISAS) offers a one-of-a-kind experience for Idaho high school juniors to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. The adventure starts in January with an online course. High achieving students earn the opportunity to attend the ISAS Summer Academy at Boise State and NASA ames Research Center in California.
*APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NOV 1ST! FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO: LINK HERE
MERIDIAN SCHOOLS CLINIC DENTAL CLEANING
We are excited to offer Mountain View High School students an option for dental cleaning services. West Ada School District and the Family Medical Residency of Idaho have teamed together to open a pediatric dental clinic serving children in the West Ada School District that do not have Medicaid or private dental insurance. The clinic is located on the Meridian Elementary School campus. It offers no cost dental cleanings to qualifying students.
During the week of October 29th the Meridian Schools Clinic has reserved appointments for Mountain View High School students. If your student does not have dental insurance and you would like to schedule a no cost dental cleaning for your student, please contact the Meridian Schools Clinic at 208-514-2527. If have any questions, please contact either of our school nurses, Rebecca or Sheryl, at 855-4050
Substitutes Needed: Parents, Please Consider Subbing for MVHS
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.
Parents and student digitally sign-off on handbooks via PowerSchool each year. Please review the Handbook with your student. It is an expectation that students follow handbook policies.
We also welcome you to view our website and provide any feedback there as well.
Feel free to email:
Scot Montoya: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Dicus: email@example.com (website)
Karen Rice: firstname.lastname@example.org (newsletter)