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Picture Day Schedule 10/29/20
It's almost time for Picture day! Put on your favorite clothes, style your hair, and come ready for your close-up on Thursday, October 29th! This year there are a few differences in the format, so please read closely. 

All grade levels will be going to the gym for pictures during their Specials period.  Classes will be staggered to ensure social distancing. 

iSchool students are welcome to come for picture day.  They can be brought to the front office, where we will sign them in, take their temperature, and someone will escort them to the gym for pictures.  iSchool students can either come during their grade level's 40-minute time slot or they can come in the special iSchool slot in the middle of the day.  Parents will wait while the student is escorted to pictures and back. 

Picture Day Schedule

9:05-9:45 - 4th Grade - Brown, Gomez, Hines, Plonski - along with Mrs. Ford-Harris and Ms. Melendrez's classes

9:45-10:25 - 3rd Grade - Haslam, Loyd, Mizner, Welsh

10:25-11:05 - 2nd Grade - Carbajal, Nietert, Rodriguez, Scales

11:05-11:45 - 1st Grade - Brown, Ives, Whelan - and Preschool - Butler and Adams

11:45-12:25 - Kindergarten - Defoe, Jordan, Popovich, and Scott

12:25-1:05 - iSchool Extra timeslot 

1:05-1:45 - 7th Grade - Nietert, O'Donnell, Roberts, and Taylor

1:45-2:25 - 8th Grade - Lewellen, Rose, Shull ,and Strahota

2:25-3:05 - 6th Grade - Bramel, Konter, Mollicone, and Perry - and Preschool - Butler and Adams

3:05-3:45 - 5th Grade - Kimball, Johnson, Nieto, Zinck

Remember you can Pre-Order your pictures directly from Grads Photography. If you have any questions or problems with the order form, please call Grads Photography at 623.580.4723.
Posted : yesterday | Direct Link
Fall Picture Day 10/29!
Grads Photography will be at Mountain View on October 29, 2020 for Fall Pictures. You may PRE-ORDER your pictures online.

Under the current limited contact conditions, online is the preferred method of ordering. It is Easy, Secure and Safe. There will be a limited amount of order envelopes available at the school for those that require one for payment.  Please note that, school dress code will be in effect. 

If you have any questions, please call Grads Photography at 623.580.4723.

Social distancing and other precautions will be taken during the event for everyone's safety.
Thank you,
Mountain View and Grads Photography
Posted : 10/19 | Direct Link
Cross Country Parent Meetings
If your child is interested in joining the MVS Cross Country team and is in grades 3-8, please email Rachel in the front office to receive an invitation to one of the two virtual parent meetings: 
  • Wednesday, 10/7 at 6pm
  • Thursday, 10/8 at 6pm

Our first team run will be Friday morning, 10/9, at 7am.  All students must have all signed waivers and permission forms turned in and answer questions for the health screening in order to be admitted to practice. 
Posted : 10/7 | Direct Link
Welcome back Mountain Lions!
Hello, Mountain Lions, 

Our staff are so excited to have you all returning to campus over the next two weeks!  We want to ensure that you have important information about returning before Monday.  

Monday, September 14th - All of our Preschool through 4th grade students who are enrolled in the in-person learning option will be back on campus.  Our gates will open at 8:40am for soft start, and classes will begin at 9:00.  Monday is an early release day, with students releasing at 1:45pm.  The rest of the week, students will release at 3:45 p.m. 

Monday, September 21st - All of our 5th grade through 8th grade students who are enrolled in the in-person learning option will be back on campus.  This means all of our our in-person students will be back on the 21st!  

Remember that iSchool students will remain at home and learning online.  Teachers will not be offering live zoom or Google instruction for iSchool students once their in-person students return to campus.  Students enrolled in iSchool who have questions about expectations moving forward should contact their teacher(s).  Parents who wish to change their student's learning format - to iSchool or to in-person learning - can contact the front office.   

To assist with social distancing and updated policies, there are a few procedural changes that will be enforced beginning on Monday, the 14th: 

1. We will be opening up the doors by the iExplore lab to allow for an additional entrance each morning.  Students will be able to enter the campus through the Kindergarten gate, main courtyard, bus loop, and the doors by iExplore.  

2. Masks, face shields, or neck gaiters are required on campus.  Please make sure that your student comes to campus with one of these options daily.  

3. Please ensure that your student comes to campus with a water bottle, as water fountains will only be used to refill bottles.  

4. All students are now eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch through the end of the semester in December! Students can still bring their own lunch, but any student who does not have a lunch will be able to obtain a free school lunch. 

5. To assist with social distancing, Mountain View is not permitting visitors to enter the campus beyond the front lobby. For the time being, the front office will not be permitted to deliver items to students during the school day - forgotten homework, supplies, or lunch.  If a student forgets their lunch at home, they can obtain free lunch in the cafeteria through December.  If a student forgets a homework assignment, the student can turn it in the next school day and will not be penalized. 

6. If your student is new to Mountain View and will be coming to campus for the first time, there will be staff posted at many locations around campus and will be able to assist your child getting to their classroom.  We are not able to permit parents to escort their child to the classroom, but our staff are ready and willing to assist.  Students can always come to the front office and the office staff will help them find their classroom. 

We look forward to seeing all of our Mountain Lions in the next few weeks.  Have a safe and happy weekend!
Posted : 9/10 | Direct Link
Electives & Specials Schedule

Have questions about specials or electives?  We have created a resource to help parents make sense of A and B days and elective schedules.  Check out our new Electives & Specials page.  We have information about in-person/remote learning specials (K-5), electives (6-8), A and B day schedule, as well as information for iSchool specials.  

You can also find the link by clicking on the School Menu above and choosing the Electives & Specials link under "School Resources."

We hope this is helpful!
Posted : 8/10 | Direct Link
Welcome Message from Admin
Hello, Mountain Lions! 

Principal Miller and Assistant Principal Miles have a special message for you all as we start our new school year.  

We know everyone has a lot of questions, but know that our entire staff is here for you and will do our best to answer all of your questions. 

Posted : 8/3 | Direct Link
Meet the Teacher Presentations
Please see the links below for your child's homeroom teacher's Virtual Meet the Teacher. You can also navigate to the teacher website pages, where the presentations are also uploaded.

All Preschool Meet the Teacher Presentation

Ms. Mancusi ESS Preschool Teacher

Ms. Janet (3 year-old class)

Ms. Dawn (4 year-old class)

Mrs. DuPlanty - Meet the Teacher Presentation

Mrs. Jordan - Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Scott - Meet the Teacher Presentation

First Grade
Mrs. Brown - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Presentation, Welcome Video

Mrs. Ives - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Presentation

Mrs. Whelan - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video, Meet the Teacher Powerpoint

Second Grade 
Second Grade Website & Meet the Teacher Presentation

Mrs. Carbajal

Mrs. Nietert - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Rodriguez 

Mrs. Scales 

Third Grade
Mrs. Haslam - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Loyd - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Mizner - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Welsh - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Fourth Grade
Mrs. Brown - Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Gomez - Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Hines - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Plonski - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Fifth Grade
Ms. Johnson - Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Nieto - Meet the Teacher Presentation

Ms. Pickering - Meet the Teacher Presentation

Mrs. Zinck - Meet the Teacher Video

Sixth Grade - Remote Learning Schedule
Mr. Bramel (Math/Social Studies) - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Mollicone (Science/Social Studies) - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Perry (English/Language Arts/Social Studies) - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Seventh Grade - 
7th Grade Meet the Teacher
Mr. Nietert (Math) 

Mrs. O'Donnell (Science)

Mr. Roberts (Social Studies)

Mrs. Taylor (English/Language Arts)

Eighth Grade - Remote Learning Schedule
8th Grade Team Welcome Letter
8th Grade Team Meet the Teacher Presentation
8th Grade iSchool Meet the Teacher

Mrs. Lewellen (Social Studies)

Mrs. Rose (Math)

Ms. Shull (English/Language Arts)

Mrs. Strahota (Science)

ESS Team - ESS Team Website

Ms. Melendrez - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Ford-Harris - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Ms. Dove - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Ms. Williams - Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Hollister - Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Miller - Meet the Teacher Video

Special Area Team
Special Area Team Meet the Teacher Presentation
Mrs. Lopez  - iExplore

Mrs. Featherstone - Music

Mrs. Watts - Art

Mr. Tokhi & Mr. Werner - Physical Education

Mr. Mea (Band) - Welcome Letter

Supporting Staff
Ms. Julie (Social Worker) - Welcome Video

Mrs. Ashford (Reading Interventionist) - Website

Posted : 7/30 | Direct Link
One Additional Chromebook Distribution Day
Hello, Mountain View families,

In an attempt to accommodate parents? who were unable to come to our previous two chromebook distribution days, MVS is offering one additional day to sign out a chromebook.
Parents can come to the iExplore doors tomorrow, Thursday, July 30th, between 8am and 2pm to sign out a Chromebook. Parents may be asked to wait outside until a staff member can let them in due to staffing and space constraints.

As a reminder, once parents sign out a chromebook, a $25 Optional Protection Plan fee will be assessed to the student's account. Parents can pay the fee on the Payment Portal by going to, selecting Parents, and then selecting Contributions/Payments and following the directions on that page to log in. If the fee is not paid within 5 business days, the protection plan will be declined and the fee removed.

Teachers returned to campus today and are working to get all of the information you will need for the start of school together. Teachers will be communicating electronically with all parents by the end of the week.

Please continue to check for the most up-to-date information regarding meal services, learning labs, and remote learning.
Posted : 7/29 | Direct Link
Meet the Teacher & Chromebook Distributions
Hello, Mountain View families! 

We wanted to share important information with you regarding Chromebook distribution and Meet the Teacher. 

Chromebook Distribution

Dates: Thursday, July 23 and Monday, July 27

Times: 7:00-10:00am and 1:00-4:00pm on both dates

Chromebooks will be distributed from the iExplore classroom.  Parents/guardians are required to sign the agreement forms - we are unable to distribute computers directly to students and are unable to distribute devices to non-guardian adults.  Please follow the signs that will be posted, as we will be following social distancing guidelines. 

Once you have signed out the device, the office will be applying a $25 Protection Plan fee to your student's account.  The protection plan coverage includes accidental damage caused by liquid, spills, drops, or other unintentional events; loss of device due to theft (accompanied by a valid police report), damage caused by fire (accompanied by official fire report from investigating authority); damage caused due to an electrical surge; and loss or damage caused by natural disasters.  One claim can be made during the school year. 

Parents can pay the $25 fee by logging into the District's Payment Portal and following the instructions to log in.  Non-payment of the fee within five business days will result in the protection plan being declined for that student and the fee will be removed from the account.

The District has made various resources available for parents: 

Chromebook Device Procedures and Support

How to Connect Your Chromebook to WiFi

How Parents can access Schoology

Meet the Teacher Virtual Events

Due to current health guidelines, all meet the teacher events will be virtual. 

MVS teachers will  be sending out their virtual presentation electronically by Friday, July 31st.  Teachers will be posting their presentations on their teacher websites, and links will be made available on the MVS website.  Parents who wish to schedule an individual conference call with their child's teacher will be able to do so.  

Posted : 7/21 | Direct Link
Important Info for Returning to School
Hello Mountain View families,

We hope you all have been happy and healthy this summer. We wanted to ensure that every family has important information that you will need prior to the first day of school.

1. Teacher letters have been sent out within the past week to all students currently enrolled for the 20/21 school year. Parents, please note that the office is unable to make changes to class rosters at this time, however changes may be made to rosters and class assignments depending on the results of the parent class format preference survey.

2. The District is asking all parents to select their class format preferences for the 2020-2021 school year for each student by Wednesday, July 15, so that the district can appropriately plan for staffing needs. As a reminder, all students will begin the year with remote learning on Tuesday, August 4 and families that select either the Full-time classroom or split-time hybrid option will transition to campus when it is allowable. Parents will need to log into their parent portal account to make the selection.

If you are unable to access your parent portal, you can call the school office at 623-876-7450 and the office staff can enter your preference over the phone.

3. The kindergarten screening that had been scheduled for July 20th has now been canceled.

4. All meet the teacher events will be held virtually. Your child's homeroom teacher will be sending a welcome email and providing a virtual presentation. Parents who wish to have an individual follow-up meeting with the teacher will be able to schedule that with the homeroom teacher.

5. MVS will be distributing Chromebooks on Thursday, July 23rd, and Monday, July 27th, from 7am-10am and from 1pm-4pm on each day. Parents do not need to make an appointment, but social distancing guidelines will be followed
and masks will be required to enter the cafeteria. More information will be provided next week. Look for an autodialer and information on our facebook and web page.

6. We encourage all parents to review the District's Back To School Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to many of the most common questions regarding the 20/21 school year.
Posted : 7/14 | Direct Link
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