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Rolling Start - New procedure for students

Instead of having students line up outside of the building each morning, students will enter the building from the main entrance between 8:20-8:30 AM and report directly to their classroom.  Teachers will supervise students in the classroom as they begin their morning routine.  We believe that this new morning routine will allow for a more natural transition to the start of the school day.  Supervision, including cross walk supervision, will not be provided prior to 8:20 AM so it is essential that students do not arrive prior to that time.


August 5: Meet Your Teacher

Parents show their child how to walk to his/her new classroom.

August 8: First Day of School

Students meet their teachers in a line outside for an opening flag ceremony.

Teachers show their students how to walk to their classroom.

August 9: Second Day of School

Students walk to their classrooms between 8:20AM - 8:30AM.

Parents say good-bye outside of the building.


Bell System

8:20 AM First Bell

Signals that students can enter the building.

Cross walk supervision begins.

Students should not arrive to school prior to this bell.


8:30 AM Start of the School Day


8:35 Tardy Bell

May 27, 2016 | By amrudman | Category:

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glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.