Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!
We extend a warm welcome to the incoming 9th
graders, the class of 2020, as well as other students new to Monta Vista! Welcome back to our continuing students
and we look forward to celebrating the graduation of the class of 2017! We look
forward to sharing a great year with each of you!
Monta Vista continues its commitment in helping
students make informed decisions about course choices and extracurricular
demands. We want students to
not only challenge themselves academically, but appropriately. We want them to find their passion and
spend time in activities that bring joy and a sense of satisfaction. We also want students to have valuable
personal down time and treasured family time. Over the past few years Monta Vista has
implemented some practices to honor personal and family time. AP courses no longer assign summer
reading or homework. No
homework is assigned over extended breaks (Thanksgiving, December, February,
April) that requires the break to complete the
work. Final exam schedules have
changed so that no day has more than 2 final exams. Many teachers incorporate a “conflict
calendar” with hopes of balancing due dates and test dates. This fall Monta Vista will now
have two Tutorial days (Monday and Thursday) in which a 30-minute tutorial
period is imbedded in the morning for students to seek additional help, work
with peers on group projects, do research in the Library, do individual course
preparation, as well as other course related activities. We continue to look at ways of
engaging students while also honoring this very precious adolescent period of
Taking care of the whole child involves all aspects
of their high school life: health,
engagement, support, and challenge. Our school wide
learning goals that support this mission. It is Monta Vista’s goal to develop good
thinkers, information processors, communicators, collaborators, and self-managers.
is typical of every school year, we have new staff members joining our Monta
Vista family. We are excited to
welcome them to the Matador family and look forward to sharing their expertise,
enthusiasm, and commitment.
Parking / Traffic:
Traffic congestion continues to be a huge issue
around the Monta Vista/Lincoln/Kennedy neighborhoods. We urge you to form
carpools with other families and to encourage your students to walk or bike to
school. Please follow safe, sane
and legal commuting practices, whether as a pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorist.
Please do not use the bike lanes as a drop-off zone. We want our cyclists to have safe
passage to and from school, and the bike lanes are designated for them! There is no student drop-off or pick-up
allowed in the staff parking lot.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Together we will keep everyone safe.
School Website / School Communication:
The daily bulletin, school newsletter, master
calendar of school activities, directory of telephone numbers, guidance
information, course outlines, staff/departments, and much more can be found on
Monta Vista’s website- www.mvhs.fuhsd.org. You will
find a wealth of information there, including information about our active and
generous PTSA and Booster groups.
Welcome to the Monta Vista High School Family! We look forward to seeing you soon.