Dear Mission Valley Parents, Students, and Community, 

The high school staff extend to each of our students’ families a heartfelt wish for a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. 

Our first semester will end on December 20th and we will begin the second semester on Monday, January 7th, 2019. Finals Testing Dates Our two testing dates for finals this semester will be on Wednesday, December 19th and Thursday, December 20th. We will be communicating the names of the high school students that have meet the criteria for the Final Exam Exemption Policy a few school days prior the first testing date. Students that are exempted should not be at school unless they are given permission. 

Final Exam Exemption Policy This policy is for our high school students. If students met certain criteria, then they are exempted from taking their final exams for the given semester. It is important that students, and their parents, check certain criteria data in Powerschool for accuracy. This data to check is excused absences, unexcused absences, unexcused tardies and course grades. 

IMPORTANT: 1. All absences that can be exempted MUST be submitted for approval using the provided Final Exam Attendance Exemption form. Many, but not all, absences that are excused for general school attendance can be exempted under this BOE policy. (For example: being “sick” from school is not exempted, but appointments and travel time to the appointments are exempted.) There are other categories for excused absences that can be exempted that are listed on the exemption form and in the Student Handbook. 2. The Final Exam Attendance Exemption form is provided daily to students/parents outside the main office and on the district’s website. (www.mv330.org) Parents need to sign this form, write in basic information, and provide the required evidence for the absence. 3. The due date for Final Exam Attendance Exemption forms is Thursday, December 13th. They are turned into the main office for approval. 

Winter Concerts On December 12th, at 7pm, we will be presenting our musical and vocal winter concerts at the school. This is a wonderful time to enjoy the spirit of the holidays and to appreciate the many talents of our students. Mr. Rogers and Mrs. Hancock are already preparing their students for concerts and we appreciate their hard work and dedication. The concerts have free admission and open to the public for their enjoyment too. 

Semester Grades As we come to an end to our first semester your student will be receiving their semester grades. For our 9th graders this will be their first semester grades that count towards the total number of credits needed for graduation and their overall Grade Point Average (GPA). It is very helpful for parents (or guardians) to frequently check their student’s academic progress by logging into the Powerschool website. Please call the office if you need access assistance.