MAV Weekly January 28, 2022

Mountain View High School

Mountain View Mavericks

Main Office- (208) 855-4050

Attendance Line- (208) 855-4063

Transportation Questions- (208) 229-8500

Mountain View Website


February 8- College Fair- 1st and 2nd period, Juniors

February 21- No School- President's Day Observed

February 25- No School- Collaboration Day

March 21-25 No School- Spring Break

March 28- School resumes

May 28 @ 11AM, Ford Idaho Center

West Ada School District 2021-22 Calendar

Spring Production

Cinderella will be performed the following dates/times:

Feb. 24-26 & March 3-4 @ 7pm

Feb 26 & March 5 @ 1pm

Tickets are $10 per person.

Performance will be held in the MVHS auditorium

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Dance Team

This Saturday, February 29th at Columbia High School—the Millennium Dancers will be going to Districts to try and qualify for State.

The dancers are:

Mia Mayes, Mollie Pisterzi, Ashlyn Chelsey, Ellie Smith, Ellie Wakely, KateNee Varela, Trinity Mitchell, and Navy Crooks!!

They have worked thousands of hours to get here this year!

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Teacher Grants Awarded

Thank you West Ada Foundation!!! Congratulations to Madison Martinez who received $3000 for graphic journals and Camilla Boylan who received $1800 for mirrors! Thank you for writing grants!

Finals Week & Illness

The following message was sent out on Wednesday, January 12th:

Mountain View Families:

As we are in Finals Week, we are aware we will need to be flexible in working with students who are out due to illness. If your student is ill this week during finals, our teachers will work with your student to complete essential work/assessments once they return.

Please communicate the absence with our attendance secretary, Marlee Lyon, at (208) 855-4063.
Positive Covid cases should be reported and included in your voice mail message left on our Attendance Line (208) 855-4063. Messages may be left 24 hours a day. If you need to email or fax medical documentation from your health care provider for attendance purposes, send it to Marlee Lyon

Teachers will be entering '0s' for essential missing work/assessments until they are completed. This means you have two options:

  1. If your student is happy with his/her grade as reported, no further action is needed. Please note: college level courses may require completion of work/assessments for the college credits.
  2. If your student is unhappy with his/her grade, please check with the teacher to determine make-up options. Please note: college level courses may require completion of work/assessments for the college credits.

Once essential missing work/assessments are completed and scored, teachers will notify our registrar who will adjust final grades in PowerSchool. We will be running a test lab after school M-Th, 1/18-2/3 to provide additional assessment completion opportunities for our students. Students are encouraged to check Teams and discuss assessment make-up with his/her teacher. All missing work/assessments will need to be completed by Friday, February 4th.

If you need further assistance, please e-mail your student’s administrator or counselor:

12th grade-Don Dicus:

11th grade-Angela Edde:

10th grade- Jason Miraya:

9th grade- Karen Rice:

NC- No Credit- What does that mean?

Did your student receive an NC for first semester?

If so, this just indicates your student needs to finish serving lunch detention to take care of their unserved tardies. Students with NCs should serve off tardies by the end of February if they wish to receive credit for the class. NCs will be put into PowerSchool next week.

Once detentions are served, the NC will be removed.

Winter Weather Conditions

Please be careful on the streets, parking lot and sidewalks. Winter weather conditions are upon us, please give yourself extra time and take safety precautions.

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.


School Based Exposure - These are individuals who were identified as an exposure to a positive individual in the classroom setting. As of October 14 we are no longer identifying school based exposures.

Community and Household Exposures - For community exposures (sleepovers, club sports, weddings, funerals, etc.) or household exposures (someone in your household tests positive).


Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for 10 days from date of test or onset of symptoms.

  • Individuals may leave isolation on day 6 if they are currently asymptomatic without fever for 24 hours (without fever-reducing meds)
  • Days 6-10 they must wear a mask when not in isolation
  • If symptoms develop within 10 days, isolate


Students, teachers, and staff are encouraged to stay home when exhibiting the following symptoms:

  • Fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit) - without having to take any fever-reducing medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen
  • New loss of smell or taste
  • Cough
  • Muscle aches
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • New or unusual headache
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • One or more of these symptoms is a new onset or is an increase in severity.

If you have symptoms, quarantine for 10-days OR once symptoms have improved for 72 hours and without fever for 24 hours (without fever-reducing meds) individuals may return with a negative test *West Ada offers free rapid test at the District Office, Monday - Thursdays (weather permitting and based on test availability)

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!

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.


National signing day is February 2nd. If your student-athlete would like to participate, please complete the form at the following link. Signing Day

Good luck to our winter student-athletes as they enter district and state competition.

Upcoming Dates:

February 25th: First baseball, softball, tennis, and track practice.

February 28th: First golf practice All spring athletes must complete SWOL information before the first practice.

Looking for score updates, schedules, and rosters? Check the Southern Idaho Conference webpage


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 (

Interested in donating to Mountain View athletics? Click here

*Athletics Home / MVHS Athletics Homepage (

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.

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.

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.


Mountain View has multiple positions open, including custodial staff, ParaPro, and teachers.

Please click the link above to view all positions currently open please go here if you are interested.

Thank you for considering joining our MAV family!

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).

CPR & AED Training

Meridian Parks and Recreation is once again offering its CPR & AED Training Class taught by Meridian Fire Department staff. A few hours of your time invested on a Saturday could give you the skills needed to save someone's life. Also great for teens who will be babysitting. Upcoming dates to choose from are Feb 26, and March 26. Find details at

MVHS Library

The MVHS library is open from 7:10am-3:00pm resources we offer:


Digital Databases

Charging Stations

Quiet Study Areas

Simple Tech Support

and of course… books!

All digital resources available on Teams with Join code: c7c3qnl

Students may participate in the Idaho Teen Reading Challenge.

Pick up a flyer or bookmark in the library and be entered to win one of 3 $100 gift cards.

Career Technical Education Night

CTE Night- see flyer for full details

Events are Feb. 1st & Feb. 2nd

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  • 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

Safety First - Parking Lot

Stop signs mean STOP. Drivers are only allowed to roll through the stop sign when they are actively being signaled to do so by Admin, Security or our SRO, after school.

Parking lot safety needs to be a priority for everyone. Please stay under 15mp while driving on campus. Please be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to pedestrians. Please do not park in the fire lanes, at any time, even after school hours. This includes stopping momentarily and/or dropping students off.


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

Attention Seniors

Senior dedications can be designed and paid for at using code 7808. Space is limited, so complete yours sooner than later!

Seniors, see this page for important info!

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

Wednesday at lunch

Thursday before school

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.

Saturday Tutoring: enter through the back of the school, new wing

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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.

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.

Parent Craft Course

Giving parents the tools they need to meet the challenge of youth substance abuse.

Parent CRAFT by cadence online is a fast paced interactive video based course designed to equip parents with the communication skills they need to help cope with tough topics such as youth substance abuse.

DrugFree Idaho is excited to for the opportunity to provide this $200 course to Idaho residents for FREE. Go to to access this amazing resource today and please share with others.

View Flyer here.


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:

Don Dicus: (website)

Karen Rice: (newsletter)

Newsletter Location

Weekly newsletters can be viewed through our website, toward the bottom.