Taking Flight 2021-2022: Fasten your seatbelts - we are embarking upon an amazing journey! We look forward to welcoming our new Middle School and High School students and parents to our Taking Flight orientations. Both parents are welcome to attend, but only one is required.
As you prepare for Taking Flight and the start of the school year please review the drop-off and pickup route "Carline" that takes place in the Senior Lot. Carline will be setup during Taking Fight so be sure to check it out as you begin the day.
Check-in: 8:30 am
Program Start: 9:00 am
Lunch: 12:00 pm
Fun and Info Fair (optional): 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
MONDAY, AUGUST 9
All 6th Graders and New 7th/8th Graders
TUESDAY, AUGUST 10
All 9th Graders and New 10th/11th/12th Graders
Back To School Nights: Another great opportunity to meet teachers in person and get more information.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25
High School Parents
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Middle School Parents
2021-2022 Parent/Student Handbook - Families should familiarize themselves with the 2021-2022 Parent/Student Handbook. Be sure to review the sections that cover our dress code, code of conduct, and iPad/Electronics Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).
Emergency Card/Medical Information - Please send a copy of your child's immunization records (not including the COVID-19 vaccine), to MVC School Nurse Colette Crawford as soon as possible. Thank you for your part in keeping our student records updated. She will contact you if there are any necessary booster or updated vaccines.
All MVC students are required to have updated emergency/medical information in Focus each year. Please refer to these instructions to update/input this important information. Parents can log in with their parent credentials, complete, sign, and date the Emergency Card.
iPads/Technology - All students attending MVC must bring their own iPads. Please refer to the information on our Technology page for specifications. Please pay particular attention to MVC's Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for answers to common questions and guidelines concerning iPads. Student credentials to access Focus, our Student Information System, and set up other services at MVC are sent to all new families soon after enrollment.
Tech Tuesday: If you missed our special Parent Prep Session dealing specifically with technology at MVC on Tuesday, August 3, not to worry. You can view the recording from this walk-through of Focus (MVC Student Information System) and Moodle (MVC Learning Management System), and MVC Gradebook here.
In addition, we hope this video will be helpful in understanding the MVC gradebook in Focus.
Parent IB Information Workshops
If you were unable to join us for our Parent IB workshops on Zoom, below are links to each workshop.
8th and 9th Grade IB Parent Workshop: Zoom Recording
6th and 7th Grade IB Parent Workshop: Zoom Recording
Junior Class IB Parent Workshop: Zoom Recording
Sophomore Class IB Parent Workshop: Zoom Recording
Café Account - Students may purchase all meals and snacks on campus in the Café using their mySchoolBucks account.
Tuition - All payments to MVC are processed through FACTS Tuition Management. Newly admitted students will receive an invitation from our Business Office to set up their FACTS account. Day student tuition monthly installments begin in June. Please contact Mirna Fonseca in the business office for questions regarding FACTS or your student billing account.
Parent Volunteer Information - Parents interested in volunteering or chaperoning various trips and activities throughout the year will need to have a background check completed through the Live Scan process.
MVC Drop Off/Pick Up Route - The drop-off and pickup route "Carline" that takes place in the Senior Lot. This is where all student drop offs before school (7:45-8:25) and after school (3:20) happen. For student drop off or pick up during school hours, check in at the Main Gate, gate 2, and security will then screen and direct you where to go. The campus opens for students at 7:45am and closes at 4:30pm.
Transportation - Please visit the MVC Transportation Department web page for general information on our transportation services. Bus ridership is guaranteed on a first-come, first-served basis, so families are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Routes and rates for 2021-2022 are available here. Please contact Transportation Manager Kenneth Rothhammer with questions.
Carpooling - Families interested in connecting with potential carpool partners for the 2021-2022 school year can do so via the Mustang Network. First you will need to create your account here. Be sure to fill out your profile completely including choosing the "Parent" profile. Once your profile is complete and you've been approved. You will find the carpool groups under the groups tab at the top.
Here are the links for easy access:
Subscribe to MVC's Online Calendar - Students, parents, and all Mustang fans are encouraged to use these step-by-step instructions to subscribe to whichever portion(s) of the online MVC calendar is/are most helpful. Events can be added directly to your personal calendar! Options include athletics teams, clubs, fine arts groups, and much more.
Course Schedule - All new-to-MVC Mustangs have had the opportunity to go over your class interests during your admissions interview. You are welcome to review course offerings and contact your guidance counselor if you'd like to confirm your requests. Schedules are available in Focus.
Jessica Sokol - Freshmen
Scott Nystrom - Sophomores & Seniors with last name G - O
Mallory Robinette - Juniors & Seniors with last name A - F
Tracy Bartholomew - Director & Seniors with last name P - Z
High School Textbooks - Your textbook bundle is included in your tuition this year (a $255 value). Please keep in mind that not all courses use textbooks and some materials will be distributed by the teacher at a later date.
What is Flex in High School?
The Flex time that happens before school on Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 8:20 am is optional for High School students. They are welcome to be on campus and can go to their teachers' classrooms for help, visit the Café to get breakfast, or hang out in the ARC or Outdoor Student Center until their first class begins at 8:25 am.
Save the Date! Middle School Family Picnic - All Middle School families are invited to join us on Saturday, August 21 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm for a Middle School Family Picnic on the quad. Bring a blanket and a picnic for your family to enjoy. MVC will provide beverages and sweet treats, as well as the pool and other fun lawn activities for the whole family. Interested in helping us plan the fun? Email Melissa Morales on or before August 6 to volunteer!
Flex in Middle School - Flex (from 8:00 am - 8:20 am) will be optional for students each morning. However, when Middle Schoolers are on campus during that time, they will be directed to their Flex classes for check-in and support according to these Flex Guidelines.
Middle School Course Selections - New-to-MVC Mustangs in grades 6 - 8 are able to view their course scheduled in Focus. Please review course offerings here.
Textbooks - Your textbook bundle is included in your tuition this year (a $150 value). Please keep in mind that not all courses use textbooks and some materials will be distributed by the teacher at a later date.
PE Uniforms - Another Chance to Order PE Uniforms is Available - Store Open Now
The BSN Store will be open until Friday, September 3. All Middle School students, other than those in Horsemanship, will need a uniform for the school year. These uniforms may be used year after year in the Middle School.
8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip - Great News! The 8th Grade trip to Washington D.C. for the spring of the 2021-22 school year is a go! Please see this parent letter for many of the details in which you would need to know in order to prepare for this wonderful educational experience. It is our hope that all of our rising 8th graders will be able to participate.
Horsemanship - Are you interested in taking Horsemanship for PE in 2021-2022? Horsemanship participants register online with Belmont Stables to begin the process. Please email Principal Medina ASAP, too, in order to accurately reflect that desire on your student schedule.
Athletics Paperwork - Please make sure that you have all athletics paperwork completely filled out on Final Forms. Register now and electronically complete ALL forms!
Fall Sports at MVC
Friday, August 6 is the first day of fall sports for High School. Tryout information will be available soon via the Mustang Flyer.