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ABCs of Monte Vista

                                                                                                                              Welcome to Monte Vista High School.  The information on this sheet should be helpful to students and parents new to Monte Vista.  GO MUSTANGS!!!



If you are interested in joining a team, please visit the Monte Vista website under the Athletics tab. There is information about all teams and sports. MV holds a sports parent night in the fall, winter, and spring to kick off the seasons. Andy Popper is the Athletic Director.



Partial Day Absence numbers: A-J 925-552-2890; K-Z 925-552-2817.  Full Day Absence number is 925-552-5537.  Parents, please call the attendance office the night or morning of your student’s appointments.  Please have your student pick up their pass before going to class.  We do NOT deliver passes to the classrooms.  Please refer to the pages in the student planner or visit our website for other important attendance policies.



Cathy Haberl is the College/Career Advisor at Monte Vista.  Her hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00am – 5:30pm.  She is available to meet with students one-on-one or with students and their parents for college planning.  Cathy can help to discuss educational goals, explore majors, and discuss the entire college planning process through to graduation.  Please contact her directly to make an appointment.  Her email is  Her office is located in the Workday Student Center, room 119.



There are more than 100 clubs for students of many interests to get involved in at Monte Vista. The clubs are overseen by AP Megan Keefer.  Please see the list of this year’s clubs on the website under the student tab. Our annual Club Fair takes place in mid-September. Meetings typically take place during lunch and are announced in the bulletin.



All students have access to the internet at MVHS. Instructions to set up computer accounts are introduced at freshman orientation and also in English Classes. Students can also email if they need help.



All students are assigned to a counselor based on the first letter of their last name.  Counselors do their best to make sure they are available during brunch and lunch, as well as before and during school.  There will be occasions when a student’s counselor is working with other students, attending a meeting, or off-campus.  If the counselor is not available, the student can sign up on an appointment sheet posted on the front counter in the counseling office and the counselor will send a pass for the student when appropriate.  Students may also send him/her an email.  Counselors are happy to help with academic, college, and career questions, as well as any personal concerns you may have.



Family Connection/Naviance is a web-based service designed especially for planning and exploring career and/or college options.  It’s a comprehensive site that allows students and parents to research and make decisions about courses, careers and colleges. The site is also used to post upcoming college visits, scholarship information, summer enrichment and other meetings and events here on campus and in the community related to career/college information. You can access the site through the Monte Vista Website under Quick Links. 9th graders receive their access codes in January.  Students in other grades may see their counselor for an access code. The counseling department and career/college center holds meetings for classes to learn more about the program throughout their high school career.



MV Students need an ID card to check out library books, pay for lunch through Mealtime service, and get into Monte Vista events. (You must show your ID to attend sporting events.)   ID Cards are available at Stampede day. ASB Activity Seals are available for purchase through the MVHS Webstore.  Please refer to the MVHS website under the student tab for its benefits. If you lose your ID, there is a $5.00 charge to replace it, available in the attendance office.



Every parent should establish a portal account in Infinite Campus.  Annual update is done every year to update important emergency contacts and other demographic information.  Student’s grades/transcripts are posted on the parent portal.   If you have registered for your Parent Portal, go to MVHS quick links and click on the link to “Parent Portal”. If you have not registered for a Parent Portal account, contact the Registrar’s Office for your GUID code. 



Students need an ID and student number to check out a book.  This may be your MVHS ID, Driver’s License, or other ID card with your picture and name.  The library is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 until 4:30 PM; and 7:30 until 2:30 PM on Friday. The library is also open at brunch and lunch for computer use, book checkout, and studying.



Lockers are assigned by Mrs. Gellerman in the attendance office.  Each new student receives a lock.  If it is lost, students can purchase a new lock from the bookkeeper. 



Different varieties of cuisine are sold in our Commons and Workday Student Center Café during brunch and lunch.  Lunch is typically $4.00 and includes an entrée, a side, and a drink.  Students may eat in the Commons or outdoors.  Eating is not allowed inside classrooms unless monitored by teachers.  Prepaid meal accounts are available.  Students may also apply for our free/reduced lunch program, which is based on financial need.  To learn more about these options, please visit the district website - Child Nutrition.



Check the Monte Vista website daily for the daily bulletin and Mustang News.  It is a great way to stay up to date with what is happening on campus at Monte Vista High School.  Under the About Us tab – you can find the bell schedule, Calendar and other great information.   Under the Athletics tab – you can click on the blue stadium for a detailed sports calendar. Under Quick Links you can find links to School loop, parent portal, Webstore and many more places. The Webstore is used as a convenient way for parents to make online payments for donations and purchases of various goods and services. (Your Student’s ID# is required to purchase items).



Parking in the student lot is by permit only.  People may not park in a carpool spot without a carpool permit. All senior and junior students who wish to apply for a parking permit must complete an application.  Information will be posted on the website under the Student Tab. Busing Info –



Students are required to change for PE. If you choose to purchase PE Clothes, they are available the first week of school from the PE teachers. There is a suggested donation  for a shirt and shorts. PE teachers will assign PE lockers.



MVHS uses School Loop to help as an online program to help parents, students, and teachers stay up-to-date on academic performance.  School Loop should be used as a reference only, not the only means of gathering information from teachers.  Teachers are only required to post grades on specific progress or grading dates and may not use this program as a primary source to share information.  Please have more than one method of logging assignments, due dates, and other pertinent information.  If you would like to use School Loop, please register by clicking on the REGISTER link under School Loop from our MVHS Homepage under Quick Links School Loop.   Your student’s ID # is required to register.  Students and parents should both register for this service and maintain separate accounts.



School Photos are taken at Stampede Day for all students.  Photo packets are available for purchase at that time. These photos are used for ID cards and will go into the yearbook for 9-11th grade students.  If you are not able to attend Stampede Day, there will be a make-up day early in the school year.  Senior photos are done by Creative Imaging by appointment- Kimberly 925-485-6025.



Spirit wear is sold to the MV community by many of our clubs and booster groups.  Items are sold at Stampede Day, at school during lunch time and at some sporting events. You can also purchase Spirit wear from the MVHS webstore. 



Join the MV community and meet Administrators, Teachers, Staff, Booster Groups and Leadership to get everything you need to start the school year. Mustang students and parents will leave Stampede Day with a student schedule, ID card and any items purchased such as planner, spirit wear, booster items and more!



Student ID is required to check out Textbooks.  If a student checks outs a textbook from the Textbook Office, they will be held responsible if the textbook is lost or damaged.  ALL textbooks are barcoded.  Your student is responsible for returning the book with the barcode that was checked out to them.  If the book is lost, it will need to be paid for.  Please put student’s name on the inside front cover of the textbook.  All textbooks that are checked out from the Textbook Office need to be returned directly to the Textbook Office, not the teacher.  If a student drops a class, please have them return their textbook back to the Textbook Office immediately.  If you have any questions please visit Ms. Jackie in the textbook room, 520, or send an email to: