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Monte Vista Bulletin - Wednesday
Posted 1/12/21

Wednesday, January 13th is Remote Even Block Bell Schedule 
 

DATES AT A GLANCE:
Jan  13  Coffee with Kevin - 8:30am via Google Meet
Jan. 13  Academic Boosters Meeting – 7pm via Zoom
Jan. 14  Site Council -  3pm
Jan. 18  Holiday- No School
Jan. 19  MV Class Parent/Leadership Meeting 12pm via Google Meet
Jan. 19  MV Booster/PTSA President Meeting 3pm via Google Meet
Jan. 25  Remote Odd Block schedule (due to 1/26 change)
Jan. 26  Remote “Monday” Asynchronous Day for PSAT
Jan. 26  Juniors in PSAT on campus (if signed up)
Jan. 26  Picture Day for ID Cards/Yearbook 12-4:30pm in Small Gym
Jan. 30  PTSA Parent Virtual Workshop 10:30am  

 

DUE DATES:  
Jan. 15   College Board Accommodation deadline for AP Exams
Jan. 30   Senior Portraits Due for Yearbook-
Book Session Today
Feb. 15   Senior Yearbook Ad Due

 

TODAY AT MVHS

 

COFFEE WITH KEVIN  TODAY 
Wednesday, Jan 13 at 8:30am.   
Join with Google Meet or
by phone
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JUNIOR PARENTS - COLLEGE INFORMATION TODAY: 7pm Wednesday, January 13th  Join Academic Boosters for a campus update from Dr. Ahern and a presentation by Sarah Wells, our College and Career Advisor. Sarah will share the "next steps” for parents of college-bound Juniors. Wednesday, January 13 @ 7pm. MEETING LINK Questions? president@mvacademicboosters.org

 

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TEXTBOOKS TODAY:  Textbook pickups have been changed for this week only to Wednesday, Jan 14 from 3-5pm and Thursday, Jan 15 from 3-5pm.  The textbook room is located at the back of the Workday Student Center.  Thank you- Ms Jackie, Textbook Coordinator 

 

TESTING

 

PSAT 11th Grade Update:   On Tuesday, January 26, 2021 SRVUSD has scheduled an in person PSAT exam for all juniors that completed a pre-registration.  The PSAT is scheduled even if students are not back on campus.  Students can park in student (not staff) parking for the day without a permit.  Classrooms are set up to follow COVID guidelines.  The FAQ were sent to Junior students and parents but if you have any further questions, please reach out to Sara Wells, College and Career Advisor.   

 

SRVUSD is offering the PSAT exam to all sophomores on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021. Sara Wells, MV College and Career Advisor, will send out the details in March.

 

ACT / SAT PREP:   The Academic Boosters have scheduled several opportunities for Monte Vista students to practice and prepare for the ACT or SAT. Parent information sessions are also scheduled to learn more about the tests and the current status of these tests during Covid-19. To learn more about these opportunities, please check out the Classes & Testing page of the Academic Boosters website. http://www.mvacademicboosters.org/classes-and-testing.html

 

ACCOMMODATION REQUEST DUE  Test accommodations are pre-approved by the College Board.  Please CLICK on THIS LINK for more information.
1/15 for those taking AP exams
2/22 for Sophomores PSAT test on 4/20  

 

Advanced Placement students who are enrolled in second semester AP US Government or Comparative Government classes and AP Microeconomics or Macroeconomics classes and who have not yet made arrangements for AP exams in those classes will be able to do so during Spring Registration January 20 - 21 without late fee penalty.  If you have questions, please email Sue Threatt, MVHS AP Co-coordinator at sthreatt@srvusd.net.

 

NEWS REWIND: 

SENIOR PARENTS- Yearbook Senior Ad Please submit online before 2/15/21How to Submit: Log on to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter order number 16339. Click Create An Ad and follow the directions to create and purchase your message online. For Tech Support while using the online ad creator, contact Herff Jones Tech Support at: 877.362.7750 For senior personal questions contact Jennie Drummond via email at: jdrummond@srvusd.net

 

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr.  On Monday, January 18 we have a national holiday to celebrate an extraordinary man.  Please take a moment to read just a few of his quotes. 

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

 

PICTURE DAY:  Tuesday, January 26th 12-4:30pm.  We have a last opportunity to have your student pictures taken for the Yearbook.  Students will have the opportunity to have retakes as well.  Please look for details in the bulletin. 

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING:  You can view last night’s BOE Meeting via YouTube

 

SENIOR PORTRAITS:  Contact Creative Imaging for a senior portrait session before the end of January to be included in the yearbook.  The yearbook session is a simple photo session at no charge.   Enjoy a full senior portrait session for grad image package.   Questions for Creative Imaging is to their office 925/485-6025.

 

COURSE CHANGE REQUEST  Here's the link and the instructions for the 2nd Semester 2021 Course Change Form    Student’s 2nd semester schedule is based on the program you selected (Hybrid or Remote).

 

DECLARATION CHANGE REMOTE/HYBRID  Please email MV Registrar, Sarah Sirota at ssirota@srvusd.net. Student requests will be added to a waitlist but there is no guarantee of a change. 

 

PARENT VIRTUAL WORKSHOP:  San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs invites parents and adult family members to join us for an interactive (virtual) presentation - “Navigating Emotionally Intense Conversations With Your Child”, on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 10:30am on Zoom. Advanced registration is required.

 

Monte Vista High School has a Counseling Website where you can find all up-to-date information and social/emotional resources for the duration of the school closure.   Be well, Mustangs. - MVHS Counseling Dept. 

IN AN EMERGENCY:  If you or your child is experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

IN A CRISIS:  Students and adults may call the Contra Costa Crisis Center 24/7 at 211 or 800-833-2900 or text ‘HOPE’ to 20121 now for a text response from a trained crisis counselor.

 

PARKING PASS PICK UP  We are waiting until campus is reopened to distribute the permits.   LINK TO PURCHASE    The permit price will be refunded if students do not return to campus. 

 

CHILD NUTRITION  will resume Grab and Go  curbside meal service at all  Sixteen Serving Locations .

 

 

SCHEDULE NOTES

SPRING SEMESTER SCHEDULE   Add the  MV Instructional Calendar  - to your own Google account.  It is super handy because changes to any events are simultaneously broadcast on the calendar.  In addition, the Google Calendar matches the one on the home screen of the website. 

Upcoming Schedule Reminders:

 

Monday January 18th   Martin Luther King Holiday 
Tuesday January 19th  Odd Block - regular Tuesday schedule
Monday January 25th   Odd Block schedule
Tuesday January 26th  Remote “Monday” Asynchronous Schedule - PSAT

 

Monday February 8th   Due to the Floating Work Day on Friday 2/12. Schedule for the week will be:

  • Monday 8th               Odd Block Schedule
  • Tuesday 9th              Even Block Schedule
  • Wednesday 10th      Odd Block Schedule
  • Thursday 11th           Even Block Schedule
  • Friday 12th                Floating Work Day, no school for students 

 

Monday, March 1st       Due to the Floating Work Day on Friday March 5.  Schedule for the week will be.

  • Monday 1st               Odd Block Schedule
  • Tuesday 2nd             Even Block Schedule
  • Wednesday 3rd        Odd Block Schedule
  • Thursday 4th             Even Block Schedule
  • Friday 5th                  Floating Work Day, no school for students

 

Monday, March 29       Due to the Floating Work Day on Friday, April 2.  Schedule for the week will be:

  • Monday 29th          Odd Block Schedule
  • Tuesday 30th          Even Block Schedule
  • Wednesday 31        Odd Block Schedule
  • Thursday 1st           Even Block Schedule
  • Friday 2nd               Floating Work Day, no school for students

 

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