Ready For Takeoff
Ready for Takeoff - Spring: Fasten your seatbelts - we are embarking upon an amazing journey! We look forward to welcoming our newest Mustangs and preparing them as they take off into life at MVC in January.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Please contact Ali McNabb to schedule your one hour appointment on campus.
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 - If you were not able to submit a copy of your child's immunization records (not including the COVID-19 vaccine) through your Admissions Account, please send a copy 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.
Café Account - Students may purchase all meals and snacks on campus in the Café using their mySchoolBucks account.
Car 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.
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:
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.
Parent IB Information - Below are links to IB Information Workshops for you reference.
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
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.
Tech Resources: If you are not able to attend the Ready for Takeoff for Spring admission, a recording from a past virtual orientation offering a walk-through of Focus (MVC Student Information System) and Moodle (MVC Learning Management System), and MVC Gradebook is available here.
In addition, we hope this video will be helpful in understanding the MVC gradebook in Focus.
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.
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.
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 - The BSN Store is not currently open; however, we will keep you posted as to when and how to obtain PE uniforms. 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.
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.