Directions for Accessing MVHS Orientation Videos
If you have NEVER used EdPuzzle in a class at SVUSD, follow these steps:
If you have used EdPuzzle in a class at SVUSD, follow these steps:
Go to www.edpuzzle.com
Go to www.edpuzzle.com
Click “sign up.”
Click “log in”
Select “I am a student.”
Select “I am a student.”
Click “Sign Up with Google”
Click “Sign in with Google”
Make sure to sign in with your student Google account (@mysaddleback.org).
Make sure to sign in with your student Google account (@mysaddleback.org).
Enter the class code: kedusje
Enter the class code: kedusje
- Principal's Messages
- Textbook Distribution
- Chromebook Distribution
- Breakfast and Lunch Distribution
- Virtual Library Access
- In-Person Library Access
- Locker Access
- Mental Health Support and Resources
Hello Diablo Families,
I would like to officially welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year. Although the first day of school will look much different this year, we are eager to begin a new year together strong as a MVHS family. I am pleased to share that Diablo Days registration went smoothly and we are well above our projected enrollment. I love to welcome all families, including new and returning students, to our school community. MVHS is a remarkable school and I am pleased to share that we continue to rank in publications (such as US News Best 2020 High School) as well as holding our ranking on the Washington Post index at #1108 as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools! I have more good news to share that MVHS had an 8% increase in Advanced Placement scores, which is the highest rate in the past 6 years. As indicated by our scores, MVHS students performed well in spite of the challenges faced during our school closure. We are proud of the hard work of our students and faculty.
I know this has been far from a normal summer for all of us. I appreciate your patience and support as we embrace Distance Learning 2.0 and adjust to a new year in distance learning. MVHS teachers and staff have willingly given up their time over the summer to prepare for the start of school and the return to learning for our students.
Yesterday evening, you received the Distance Learning Schedule and Student Guidelines. The schedule is designed to ensure engagement in every class as well as opportunities for students to connect live with teachers and work independently. Academic support time is scheduled in the afternoon and I will send out specific information for MVHS students regarding this time (1:45-3:00pm) after the first week of school. I would like to ask that you review the schedule, guidelines, and emphasize active participation in class. Attendance is a must in Distance Learning 2.0 as students are expected to attend live interaction with their teachers.
The first day of school will be a new process for everyone, so here are a few suggestions for students to ensure a smooth start:
- By Sunday August 16, log into Aeries (familyportal.svusd.org) to double check your classes. Please be aware, some classes may have changed since Diablo Days.
- While in Aeries, click on your teacher’s classroom link and add their class to your Google Classroom, Canvas, or Power School.
- On Monday, August 17, follow the Distance Learning schedule and log in to each of your classes at the appropriate times.
- It is important that you follow the schedule and show up to your classes in a timely manner to ensure you are getting credit for your attendance.
- Please participate in Fancy First Day and attend class dressed for success. Providing our students with a sense of normalcy on the first day is important and we encourage students to dress and act how they normally would on their traditional first day of school.
- Monday will be your “launch” day; teachers will provide you with important information, assignments, and the week’s agenda.
If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Tricia Osborne, Principal
Hello Diablo Families,
I hope you are enjoying the weekend and finding time to rest. MVHS had a smooth start to the school year and I heard many positives from teachers regarding this past week of distance learning. Our teachers were just as excited to meet your student and begin to make a connection as MVHS teachers understand the importance of relationship-building, and especially in a time of full distance learning. A parent share with me a few days ago that MVHS teachers are amazing and I told this parent she was right! Please know our teachers and staff have been working hard to prepare for a new year and I am continually impressed with their commitment. Starting school in a pandemic is not an easy task; but we are doing very well, and keeping our Diablo spirit strong.
In previous years, a “first week of school” would include seeing freshman students running to attend a pep assembly for the first time, students excited to possibly sit next to their friend in class, juniors glad to finally gain the privilege to leave campus to grab lunch, and the many extra-curricular activities that fill their evenings and ours as well. In the absence of such experiences on campus, teachers play a greater role in a student’s connection to MVHS and current school experience. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of attendance. In looking at data, I was pleased to see the strong attendance of our Diablo students in week 1. My expectation is that our students attend class on a regular basis and communicate with their teacher if a situation arises where they need to miss class. Please continue to encourage your student to participate in discussions and communicate with their teacher if they have a question.
Academic Support and Tutorial Block: Tues-Friday 1:45-3:00 pm
In collaboration with MVHS Secondary Chairs and feedback from teachers, we developed the MVHS plan for Academic Support time. Teachers will use SignUpGenius or Canvas Appointments to create a signup attendance sheet for their academic support and tutorial block. Students are encouraged to make an appointment with their teacher(s) and attend academic support. Teachers will provide additional help on an assignment, reteach a concept, provide targeted support based on student needs as well as possible small group intervention. Teachers will send out specific information to students this week.
*Students may use this time to make an appointment with their Guidance Counselor. https://www.svusd.org/schools/high-schools/mission-viejo/guidance/contact-us
Although I have heard of minimal discipline issues at MVHS, I am highly aware of breaks in security as I closely follow the media across the country. To ensure consistent security protocols, teachers will only allow authenticated users to enter their Zoom classroom. Here are a few reminders: 1) Student must log into Zoom using their Google mysaddleback.org email account before entering the Zoom classroom; 2) Student will enter their first and last name only; 3) Teachers will utilize Zoom waiting rooms and lock their classroom once all students are admitted.
Please email MVHSattendance@svusd.org if your student is absent and provide a reason the absence.
Per the California Department of Public Health and State of California Department of Industrial Relations revised COVID-19 Interim Guidance for youth sports, we have been approved to resume athletic conditioning. Please look for communication from your student’s coach who will share revised health and safety guidelines as well as practice procedures with all students. The optional conditioning will take place before or after school. Please visit https://diabloathletics.com/ to view available sports camps.
We plan to continue with clubs, including virtual school events, and virtual VAPA performances. We are looking at the possibility of offering Club hours on Mondays from 2:15-3:00 pm. More information will follow from our wonderful ASB.
Although Orange County is removed (as of this morning) from the County Monitoring “Watch List”, we could easily make it back on the list again so it is important for all of to us be reminded to wear our masks, wash hands frequently, and follow social distancing guidelines. I will provide more information regarding reopening when it becomes available.
In closing, MVHS is an outstanding school because of the dedication, commitment, and high expectations we hold in our community. It is our focus to stay strong and united, communicate with each other, and share resources as we continue to embrace distance learning. I am grateful for your support and partnership.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Tricia Osborne, Principal
Textbooks were distributed to students on Tuesday, August 11th and Wednesday, August 12th from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.
If you did not pick up your textbooks during the distribution days above, the Library will be open for student textbook exchange or pick-up every day Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Please read the below information carefully before coming to campus.
- The doors to the library main entrance on campus will be open and a table will be set up in the entrance.
- Students MUST bring their current 2020/21 MVHS Student ID card with them (a picture of the 2020/21 ID card is fine).
- If a student has dropped a class, they MUST bring back any books not needed in order to exchange for any new textbooks they have not yet received.
- Student must abide by the SVUSD social distancing guidelines (6 feet apart, masks on at all times).
Chromebooks will be issued through the library.
- Students MUST bring their current 2020/21 ID with them (picture is fine)
- Student must abide by the SVUSD social distancing guidelines (6 feet apart, masks on)
NOTE: A Chromebook Checkout Form must be filled out online to receive a Chromebook, it can be accessed at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/202155720748050
Beginning August 17, we will provide daily drive-thru meal service from 7 school sites across the district. Meals will be distributed 5 days per week from 7:00 - 8:30 AM. This change in time will allow parents to pick up meals for that day and return home before students log on for distance learning instruction. This time change may also be more convenient for working parents. Students do not need to be present in the car to pick up school meals.
When picking up meals you will be asked:
1) Student’s name
2) School your student attends
3) Student’s grade level
Unlike in spring and summer, we will no longer be able to provide free meals to all families. Meal price will be based upon student eligibility - free, reduced or paid.
Each meal consists of 1 breakfast and 1 lunch.
Reduced: $0.30 for breakfast, $0.40 for lunch.
Paid: $2.00/$2.50 for breakfast, $3.00/$3.50 for lunch (elementary/secondary)
No cash will be accepted at meal distribution. Deposits must be made thru our online payment provider, K12 Payment center (www.k12paymentcenter.com).
We are asking families to pick up their meals from their assigned distribution site, see below. However, if you have children enrolled in more than one site and the distribution site is not the same, it is OK to pick up the meal from the other assigned site.
Distribution Sites & Assigned Schools:
- Laguna Hills HS - Valencia, Lomarena, Linda Vista, Esperanza, La Paz, LHHS, MVHS
- RSM Intermediate -Trabuco Canyon, Robinson, Trabuco Mesa, Cielo Vista, RSM Intermediate
- Trabuco Hills HS - Melinda Heights, Portola Hills, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Del Lago, THHS
- Olivewood Elementary - Olivewood, San Joaquin
- Gates Elementary - La Tierra, Los Alisos, Gates
- El Toro HS - La Madera, Rancho Canada, Santiago, Serrano, ETHS
- Silverado HS - Cordillera, Del Cerro, De Portola, Glen Yermo, Montevideo, SHS, Virtual Academy
Free Ecards through Orange County Public Library
Students who do not have library cards are able to sign up for a free “e-card” through the Orange County Public Library. They cannot use this to check out hard copies of books, but it does allow access to many digital resources.
OC Library Ecard Sign-Up http://www.ocpl.org/elib/ecard
After you have your Elibrary card, use an online (or on your phone) platform to "check out" an ebook or an audiobook.
Here are three platforms that work well:
Additionally, Audible is providing many free audio books during the school closure. There is a large selection including Spanish options.
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
If you have a serious and immediate safety concern regarding a student (yourself or a friend), please call 9-1-1 or the OC Sheriff’s Department at (949) 770-6011. If your concern needs immediate mental health attention, support is also available by contacting one of the hotlines listed below.
- Suicide Prevention
- Counselling Centers
- Grief Counseling
- Parenting Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Online chat: suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Crisis Text Line
California Youth Crisis Line
NAMI-OC Warm Line
10 a.m. - 3 a.m. (Sat.- Sun.)
Services & Programs: Brief Individual & Family Counseling Services, Family Advocacy, Parent Education, Health Care Access, Youth Classes, WIC, Legal Services
Services & Programs: Crisis line, outreach and survivor support services for family members of a person who committed suicide. Outpatient therapy for teens, adults, and families; Bereavement groups; Suicide attempt support groups; Outreach and training.
TIPS/STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS
This toolkit provides user-friendly tips and strategies to address issues related to mental wellness.
FREE Mental Health Apps
What’s Up is an amazing free app that uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and more. Use the positive and negative habit tracker to maintain your good habits, and break those that are counterproductive. You’ll love the “Get Grounded” page, which contains over 100 different questions to pinpoint what you’re feeling, and the “Thinking Patterns” page, which teaches you how to stop negative internal monologues. (Free; iOS and Android)
Calm: Named by Apple as the 2017 iPhone App of the Year, Calm is quickly becoming regarded as one of the best mental health apps available. Calm provides people experiencing stress and anxiety with guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing programs, and relaxing music. This app is truly universal; whether you’ve never tried meditation before or regularly practice, you’ll find the perfect program for you. (Free; iOS and Android)
Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM) might be perfect for you if you’re interested in self-help, but meditation isn’t your thing. Users are prompted to build their own 24-hour anxiety toolkit that allows you to track anxious thoughts and behavior over time, and learn 25 different self-help techniques. You can also use SAM’s “Social Cloud” feature to confidentially connect with other users in an online community for additional support. (Free; iOS and Android)
CBT Thought Record Diary: The centerpiece of cognitive-behavioral therapy is changing your emotions by identifying negative and distorted thinking patterns. You can use CBT Thought Record Diary to document negative emotions, analyze flaws in your thinking, and reevaluate your thoughts. This is a great app for gradually changing your approach to anxiety-inducing situations and your thinking patterns for future situations. (Free; iOS and Android)
Happify: Need a happy fix? With its psychologist-approved mood-training program, the Happify app is your fast-track to a good mood. Try various engaging games, activity suggestions, gratitude prompts and more to train your brain as if it were a muscle, to overcome negative thoughts. (Free; iOS and Android)
MoodTools aims to support people with clinical depression by aiding the path to recovery. Discover helpful videos that can improve your mood and behavior, log and analyze your thoughts using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) principles, develop a suicide safety plan and more with this free app. (Free; iOS and Android)
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
PTSD Coach: Created by the VA’s National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), PTSD Coach offers everything from a self- assessment for PTSD, to opportunities to find support, positive self-talk, and anger management. What’s great about this app is that you can customize tools based on your own individual needs and preferences, and integrate your own contacts, photos, and music. (Free; iOS and Android)
Breathe2Relax: Sometimes you just need to breathe and remind yourself you are okay. Breathe2Relax is made for just that. Created by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, this app is a portable stress management tool that teaches users a skill called diaphragmatic breathing. Breathe2Relax works by decreasing the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ stress response, making it a great option for people suffering from PTSD. (Free; iOS and Android)
nOCD was designed with the help of OCD specialists and patients to incorporate two treatments: mindfulness and Exposure Response Prevention Treatment. You can receive immediate, clinically-supported guidance when an OCD episode strikes, take weekly tests to assess the severity of your OCD, and have motivational support along the way. One user calls nOCD “a free therapist in your pocket!” (Free; iOS)
Bipolar Disorder Connect: Bipolar disorder can be frustrating, especially if you don’t have anyone close to you that can identify with your struggles. Bipolar Disorder Connect is a great app that connects people with bipolar disorder from around the world. This tool gives you access to a community of people living with the condition. The app also features tracking tools to help you monitor your moods and share those updates. (Free; iOS)
Stigma: The journal component of Stigma is considered one of the best in a crowded field. The app’s word cloud technology recognizes which words you use the most when writing down your feelings allowing you to reflect on why these are your go-to emotions. We also love the app’s social network dimension, which allows users to connect with peers through messaging. You can share your journal too and get feedback if you’d like support from others. (Free; iOS)
Recovery Record is a great app for anyone recovering from an eating disorder and wanting to develop a more positive body image. Keep a record of the meals you eat and how they make you feel using the app and complete questionnaires that’ll help you track your progress over time. One user calls Recovery Record a “remarkable recovery tool”; “It helps me stick to my meal plan, provides an outlet to vent about my food concerns and helps me stay intact with my body to work with it rather than against.” (Free; iOS and Android)
Rise Up + Recover is a unique app as it not only allows you to track your meals and how you feel when you eat them, but you can also transcribe your progress into a PDF printout. Pull up the Rise + Recover app on your mobile when you feel the urge to binge or skip a meal, and need quick coping strategies. (Free; iOS and Android)
Lifesum: Unlike the other apps featured in this list, Lifesum is a broader resource for all things healthy living. The app allows you to set personal goals, from eating healthier, to building more muscle and getting in more steps each day. You can also enter your own personal data and let Lifesum generate a “Life Score” to get a personalized roadmap to better health. With reminders to drink water and eat regularly throughout the day, Lifesum is a great option for anyone trying to live healthier, but for people with eating disorders, this app can be used to help you redefine how you think about healthy body image. (Free; iOS and Android)
Quit That!: A completely free app that helps users beat their habits or addictions. Whether you’re looking to stop drinking alcohol, quit smoking, or stop taking drugs, it’s the perfect recovery tool to track and monitor your progress. Track as many vices as you want and find out how many minutes, hours, days, weeks, or years it’s been since you quit. (Free; iOS)
MY3 is aimed at people who are depressed and suicidal, and trains users to recognize suicide warning signs in others. MY3 asks you to choose three close contacts that you feel comfortable reaching out to when you’re down and keeps you connected to this core network. This best part of this app is that it helps you create your own safety plan asking you to think through and list your own warning signs, coping strategies and support network, so that you can easily act when you recognize your warning signs. (Free; iOS and Android)
- How to access online classes the first day of school
- Back to School Informational Videos - English and Spanish
- Current Schedule of Classes
- Teachers and Websites
- Resources for Getting Online Access
- Instrucciones de Acceso a Internet
- Tech Support Including Email, Aeries, Portal, and Class Access
Teachers will link their online classrooms to students’ Aeries Gradebooks. To access the online classrooms:
Log-in to the Aeries student or parent portal via familyportal.svusd.org
Click on “Student Info” and then “Profile
You will then see the “Class Summary” and the buttons titled “Visit Website” next to each class listed
Each website link will take students to their teacher’s Google Classroom, Canvas class, Powerschool class, or other site. Students may or may not need the listed access code
By Sunday, August 16, students should log-in the Aeries portal to view their class schedule. Please be aware, some classes may have changed since student registration
On Monday, August 17, students will access their teachers’ online classroom and attend each of their classes following the bell schedule included below
|9:00 - 9:50||1st Period||1st Period|
|10:00 - 10:50||3rd Period||2nd Period||3rd Period||2nd Period|
|10:50 - 11:10||Break||Break||Break||Break|
|11:10 - 12:00||5th Period||4th Period||5th Period||4th Period|
|12:10 - 1:00||7th Period||6th Period||7th Period||6th Period|
|1:00 - 1:40||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch|
|1:45 - 3:00||Academic Support||Academic Support||Academic Support||Academic Support|
**The Academic Support schedule will have more details soon. Students are encouraged to reach out to teachers if they have questions or to their guidance counselors for scheduling interests during the first week back to school.
- Foreign Language
- Physical Education/Health
- Agricultural Science
- Social Science
- Special Education
- ROP/Technical Education
- Academic Coach
Linda C Seitz
Many internet providers are providing free internet access to students and low income families. Please check this link for continually updated providers.
Querido Padre o Guardián:
Estamos preparados para ofrecerles un ambiente de aprendizaje digital para su estudiante(s). Nos hemos aliado con Cox para conectar a los estudiantes que no tengan conexión de internet en su casa a través de su programa de Connect2Compete. Este programa asegurara que su estudiante(s) continuara aprendiendo en casa.
El programa de Cox Connect2Compete está disponible para aquellas familias que:
- Tienen por lo menos un menor que vaya a (nombre de la escuela)
- Participen en uno de los siguientes programas de subsidio o ayuda del gobierno: The National School Lunch Program, SNAP, TANF o Public Housing.
- No son en este momento clientes de Cox.
Si su hogar cumple estos puntos, podrá calificar para servicio de internet con Cox a descuento, por tan solo $9.95 por mes. Por un tiempo limitado para los clientes que califiquen, Cox está ofreciendo el primer mes gratis y acceso a un mes gratis de apoyo a través del servicio de asesoría para proveer tranquilidad y acceso fácil a nueva tecnología.
No habrá necesidad de pagar deposito ni firmar contrato anual con Connect2Compete, y la instalación en casa de equipo wifi está incluido sin ningún cargo adicional. Cox esta también trabajando con PCs for People, una compañía dedicada a proveer computadoras reformadas a descuento para las familias que califiquen.
- General Contact Information
- Saddleport Access
- Aeries Portal Support
- Accessing School Email
- Google Classroom and Docs
- Google Meets
- IPad and IPhone Tips
- Chromebook Support
- Helpful Apps and Tools
Accessing Report Cards
- English - Accessing Report Cards on Family Portal.pdf
- Spanish - Accessing Report Cards on Family Portal.pdf
Checking Student Grades
- English - Checking High School Progress Grades.pdf
- Spanish - Checking High School Progress Grades.pdf
Accessing Family Portal
- General Google Classroom help
- Combining all Google Classroom Calendars
- Google Classroom Video
- How to join a Google Classroom
- Access Google Meet through Google Classroom
- Accessing Google Classroom
- Create a Google Doc, Slide, Sheet or Drawing in Google Classroom
- Parent Guide - Communication
- Parent Guide - Editing Assignments
- Parent Guide - Introduction to Google Classroom
- Parent Guide - Navigation
- Parent Guide - Parent Settings
- Parent Guide - Student Settings
- Parent Guide - Submitting Assignments
- Parent Guide - To Do List
- Turning in Assignments
- Unsubmit-Resubmit Assignments
- If you have an iPhone or iPad you actually have a scanner! If you are planning to scan any work to your teachers you can use the "Notes App." Open a new note, press the camera button, the option to scan a document will pop up. Once the document is scanned, you can email it with less bandwidth than a photo.
Google Apps and Extensions