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    Step 1-  Student talks with Teacher

    Step 2  Student and Parent talk with Teacher

    Step 3  Student and Parent talk with Counselor 

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    What is your passion? What do you want to do for a career? Do you know what it means to be College and Career Ready? Can you have a successful career without college? Find the answers to all of these questions and more on our district College and Career Readiness webpage. You will also find information on Career Technology Education (CTE) and CollegeConnect programs.

    Visit the Monte Vista College and Career Website 

    Visit the SRVUSD College & Career webpages. 

    Guidelines for returning to campus

    Recommended Packing List for Students:

    • Bring at least two masks to school each day.  Students cannot wear bandanas or gators as masks and masks cannot have vents.
    • Headphones (not airpods) 
    • Water bottles.  All water fountains have been turned off for safety.
    • Laptop or Chromebook with chargers.  

     

     

     

    Interior Outdoor Areas of School:

    • Students will be supervised by MVHS staff and administrators
    • Students will be masked and remain 6 feet apart at all times. 
    • No more than 2 students at an outdoor table, across from one another
    • When walking in an outdoor hallway, students will walk single file on the far right hand side

     

    Interior Buildings:

    • Students must enter buildings following the arrow signs.   
    • Students will be masked and 6 feet apart at all times
    • Students will walk on the right hand side of the hallways

     

    Classrooms:

    • Students should line up along the wall on the classroom side of the building, standing 6 feet apart from one another. 
    • Students will use hand sanitizer upon entry and exit
    • Students will wipe their desks with a wipe upon entry 
    • Students will sit in their assigned seat, determined by the teacher
    • Students will not be allowed to leave their seat without permission from the teacher
    • Students will be dismissed by student closest to the door first
    • Teachers will give specific classroom instructions to students


     

    Lunch: 

    • Free Grab and Go lunches will be provided from windows in the WSC Cafe and Culinary Room 505 
    • Classroom buildings and hallways will not be open for lunch unless announced for inclement weather days

     

    Restrooms:

    • There will be no more than 3 students in a multi-stall restroom at a time
    • Masks must be worn at all times

     

    Passing Periods:

    • Students will need to be aware of their surroundings and remain 6 feet apart
    • Students will always walk on the right hand side of a hallway
    • Students will exit the building 
    • Students will not linger (congregate, hangout) in the hallways 
    • Outside Gatherings of students should remain at 6 or fewer students, with 6 feet of separation 

     

    School Office:

    • The Attendance Windows will be open from 7:30am to 4pm during school days.  Check in and out are via QR Codes.  
    • The Bookkeeping Windows will be open from 7:30am to 5pm during school days.  
    • The Counseling Office will offer support through appointments, phone calls and emails.  jschikora@srvusd.net  
    • Administration support will be offered through appointments, phone calls and emails.  jmcfarland@srvusd.net   

     

    Students not feeling well: 

    • Every morning staff and students will do an at home health screening 
    • Please stay home if you do not feel well and follow all the COVID guidelines 
    • Students feeling ill in class will inform the teacher, be escorted to the sick room by a monitor and sent home. 
    • Students needing care due to pre-existing conditions not COVID related, will receive care in the office. 
    • Students needing emotional support will go to the Wellness Room temporarily in WSC 118 and check in there.  

     

    Students in Hybrid during a Remote Class:  

    • Math/Science students will attend a virtual class in room 535.  Please see your schedule in IC.  
    • VAPA/English/Computer Science students will attend virtual class in Art Room 704.  Please see your schedule in IC.
    • World Language/Social Studies students will attend virtual class in the Commons.  Please see your schedule in IC.
    • Students must bring their own headphones and devices. 
    • Students must engage and participate in their assigned class.  Attendance is by the teacher. 
    • Masks will be worn at all times.

    The SRVUSD ReOpening webpage is a great resource for more detailed information.  Please know that students, staff and visitors at Monte Vista are expected and required to follow all rules and regulations. You will recognize some safety protocols are now social norms. Please keep in mind that all rules are subject to change pending Contra Costa County and SRVUSD directives.

     

     

    MONTE VISTA FAQ’s

     

     

    Is there a summary of the choice between Hybrid and Remote?  Please review the Return to Campus PDF by Dr. Ahern with sample schedules and Q&A.  

     

    Is there a daily health form?  Yes.  The current draft is available.  Families will follow this process before students come on campus. Daily Attestation Health Form 

     

    What happens when a student goes home sick?  Do they need a COVID test?  Do they quarantine?  SRVUSD with the help of CCH has put together a Decision Tree for Return to Campus.  

     

    Will students be able to socialize with their friends?   Yes, but with a distance of 6 feet between each person and masks on. Groups cannot be larger than 6 people.

     

    What happens if a student doesn’t wear a mask?   The student will be asked to put on a mask. If they continue to not wear a mask, families will be contacted and students will be asked to leave campus. A meeting with the family and administration to discuss next steps will be scheduled.

     

    Can a student play sports and do remote school?   Yes. Regardless of hybrid or online, MVHS students can participate in MVHS Athletics (and clubs or student body events). All rules set forth by coaches and advisors must be adhered to. Please visit the MVHS Website for more information. 

     

    What is being done to limit gatherings on campus?  MVHS has stickers and painted markings to remind students of social distance requirements.  MVHS staff will be monitoring the hallways and grounds along with dismissing students slowly from class.   Students will need to be patient as we adhere to single occupancy numbers for restrooms and other small spaces.  All classrooms are redesigned to accommodate 6 feet of distance between students.

     

    Will there be times students do not need to wear a mask?   Students can take their mask off when they are eating or drinking. There is also the potential for mask breaks for students; however, this will be at the discretion of staff members. Students will need to follow their teacher’s policies regarding when masks can be removed for a break/snack/drink in a classroom. 

     

    What are some major differences between last year’s in-person school and this year’s in-person school?   The major differences are: Students will have to wear a mask and stay six feet apart at all times. Student desks will be arranged for proper distancing. Students will not be able to gather in classrooms, including at the door waiting for the bell to ring. Instruction will be altered as there are no more table groups; group work will most likely be digital. Student body activities will be minimal and only approved if they meet the guidelines. Also, we know students like to give hugs and handshakes to one another; however, these actions cannot occur at this time.

     

    How is Physical Education going to work on campus?   Our Physical Education teachers will be working together to provide approved activities that promote lifelong fitness and team and individual sports. Elective Physical Education classes could be combined to give students the most well-rounded education and healthy lifestyle. At this time, students will not be using the locker room; however, they must wear clothes that allow them to be active, including appropriate shoes for physical activity. Remember, the Spring Semester usually has many rainy days and teachers will be flexible with teaching locations.

     

    How will Music classes operate?   Music classes (band, orchestra, and choir) will have specific guidelines to follow.  These guidelines will be explained and enforced by the teaching staff. 

     

    What are the restrictions for Science classes?   Due to safety concerns and proper supervision, activities and labs that involve chemicals, glass, heat, etc. will not be scheduled. This decision is due to the social distance requirements. Hands-on activities in Science (not involving chemicals, glass, heat, etc.) will require that all objects touched by students are sanitized between student contacts. 

     

    Will people be able to access the main office?   Students and Parents will be able to complete business via windows with the attendance and bookkeeping offices as we have done all semester. Social distance markers will indicate areas people can stand and must be followed. We will not be allowing student lunches to be dropped off; students must come to school prepared for the day. 

     

    What if my student needs ice, rest, a bandage?    All minor aches and pains will be cared for in the classroom.   Students and families should be mindful during the Daily Attestation Health process so that a student is not going to school with any symptoms.  Students leaving campus early due to not feeling well will need to complete a re-entry process and follow the steps to confirm they are able to return on campus. 

     

    Where can my student go if stressed and anxious and needs a break from class?    There is a new Wellness Center being created in the Workday Student Center and staffed by the Counseling Team. Students will not be entering the front office to rest in the sick room.  

     

    Will I be able to drop off lunch for my student:   No. Campus is closed to visitors.  Students must come to school prepared for the day, and that includes lunch. No delivery services like DoorDash will be allowed on campus either. This is for everyone’s safety. 

     

    Will there be access to the counseling office?   Yes, however students will need an appointment to enter through the counseling office door. Counselors are going to continue virtual sign-ups and meetings as well.

     

    Will Traffix sell bus passes for Monte Vista routes?   Yes.  We are awaiting details. 

     

    Will MVHS sell parking passes for those choosing Hybrid?    Yes.  Parking Passes go on sale 12/8 to Seniors followed by Juniors and Sophomores.  

    Please Review the following Safety Rules:

    BY-LAW:  Fire Lanes Must Be Clear At All Times.  Not to be used for pick-up, drop off or parking.  This is considered a civil code violation.

     

    NEED TO KNOW TRAFFIC TIPS:

    • We have closed off the parking lot by off the horseshoe to all drop-off traffic. ONLY VEHICLES DISPLAYING A CURRENT STAFF PARKING PASS will be allowed to enter this area.  This is not a visitor parking area or drop off zone.  
    • Visitor parking spots are located in the front 2 rows of the lot by the large gym.  
    • To park, students and visitors should enter the school at the signal.  
    • Additionally, parents and students should not be using the fire lane blocking the exit lane(s).   This fire lane is meant for emergency vehicles and quick exit of traffic from the lot.  

    REMINDERS FOR DROP OFF:  

    • Pedestrians should always use a crosswalk to cross streets and driveways.
    • Students should remove headphones and listen and look both ways before crossing streets.
    • Vehicles should follow all posted traffic rules, including speed limits, no cell phones, and turning prohibitions. 
    • After drop off, Vehicles should continue to move through drop off zone allowing others to move in to drop off their students.  
    • PEDESTRIANS Always have the right of way.
    • U-Turns are illegal from the exit to entrance of horseshoe.  
    • PLEASE KEEP THE INTERSECTIONS AND ROADWAYS ON AND OFF CAMPUS CLEAR SO TRAFFIC FLOWS SMOOTHLY.

    Our main goal is to ensure safe travel for students to school each day whether that be on foot, by car or via bicycle.  THANK YOU for your attention to these details as you visit Monte Vista High School.  Have a wonderful day and Happy New Year!

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    gold ribbon schoolWelcome to Monte Vista High School- a comprehensive, National Blue Ribbon and California Gold Ribbon school.  MVHS is a fully WASC-accredited, 9-12 public school of more than 2500 students. The school is located in the Town of Danville, in the San Ramon Valley, approximately 35 miles east of San Francisco.

    Mission Statement:  Monte Vista believes that meaningful education is a shared responsibility involving students, staff, family and community.  We value a safe, inclusive, fulfilling, and diverse environment in which students are challenged to achieve their highest potential as ethical, resilient, and engaged citizens. 

    Established in 1965.