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
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
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
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!
Teacher Grants Awarded
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teachers will be entering '0s' for essential missing work/assessments until they are completed. This means you have two options:
- 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.
- 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: email@example.com
11th grade-Angela Edde: firstname.lastname@example.org
10th grade- Jason Miraya: email@example.com
9th grade- Karen Rice: firstname.lastname@example.org
NC- No Credit- What does that mean?
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.
Feeling Ill, Please Stay Home
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).
ISOLATION FOR THOSE WHO TEST 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
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- 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)
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.
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 (nfhsnetwork.com)
Interested in donating to Mountain View athletics? Click here
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
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!
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
The MVHS library is open from 7:10am-3:00pm resources we offer:
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.
- 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.
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
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
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.
Parent Craft Course
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 www.drugfreeidaho.org to access this amazing resource today and please share with others.
We also welcome you to view our website and provide any feedback there as well.
Feel free to email:
Scot Montoya: email@example.com
Don Dicus: firstname.lastname@example.org (website)
Karen Rice: email@example.com (newsletter)