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If your child forgets his/her lunch, bring it to the office with your child's name and room number clearly marked. Students who forget to pay for or bring a lunch will be provided with an alternate lunch.
Bouquets of flowers, balloons or gifts should be delivered to the home. They will not be accepted at the front office for classroom delivery. While we join with you in the celebration of special occasions, these items are disruptive to the learning environment and will not be delivered. We appreciate your understanding. Students need to be responsible for remembering their own books, lunches, sports equipment, and other necessities. Please encourage them to accept the consequences if they neglect these responsibilities. Contact the reception desk for further assistance or details, 951-696-1408.
Parents, guardians, and community members are welcome to visit the school. If possible, please make an appointment 24 hours in advance to insure someone will be able to meet with you when you arrive on campus. All visitors must check in at the Campus Security Station under the red archway at the front of the school entrance. You will then receive a parking pass and visitor guest pass. We guard our learning time intensely; therefore, it is important not to disturb teachers during class time. In order to maintain a safe and orderly learning environment, students’ friends or visitors without approval are not allowed on campus at any time during school hours. Non-MVHS students are not permitted on campus at any time during school hours UNLESS they are enrolling and accompanied by an adult/guardian to the enrollment/counseling office.
Students who drive to/from school must obtain a parking permit (at the Bookkeeper’s window) before they may park a car in the student lot. At that time they will receive specific regulations which will require a parent signature. Students who do not follow parking regulations may be ticketed and assessed a fine or denied parking privileges. The student lot is off-limits during the school day. Students may not loiter in the lots. MVUSD is not liable for any loss, damage or theft in parking lots. Download a copy of the parking permit application form from the bookkeeping “Forms” webpage.
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Homework philosophy is relevant and directly related to course objectives. The purpose of homework is one of the five examples listed below:
Introductory Homework: Introduce a new concept of information to be used later in class
Learning Homework: An assignment that adds to a student’s knowledge base that can be done independently
Reinforcing Homework: An assignment that strengthens a student’s knowledge base
Assessment Homework: An assignment to be graded that then helps guide instruction
Performance Homework: An assignment designed to allow the student an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding/learning
Although the Murrieta Valley Unified School District recognizes that quality is more important than quantity, the following guideline is suggested in our Board Policy: Grades 9-12 may have 75 – 120 minutes of homework up to four days per week. It should be noted that in grades 7 – 12, the homework time may vary according to type and number of subjects a student is taking. AP/IB Courses also may require homework/reading beyond the four days per week. Many times AP/IB exams are given in the time period immediately following spring break, which would require students to study and prepare over spring vacation.
Make-up Homework Policy: When a student is absent from school, it is his/her responsibility to contact teachers upon returning to school regarding make-up work. The teacher may also be contacted via email or telephone. The time allotted for making up missed work will vary depending on the circumstances surrounding the absence, the actual time out of school, and the teacher’s classroom policy. Each student will make arrangements with his/her teachers for turning in this work. If a student is absent for three (3) days or more, the parent should call and request the work. Teachers will be given a 24 – hour notice to provide make up work.
The make-up policy for missing assignments when a student is not absent is at the discretion of the individual teacher. Please read individual teacher guidelines for their specific homework policy. Assignments may be corrected/resubmitted at the discretion of the teacher. Students are encouraged to correct/resubmit assignments when the opportunity arises.
Each semester ends with a final exam or culminating activity in each subject area. These exams are usually scheduled for the last 4-5 days of the semester. Final exam grades do not become semester grades, but are usually an important component of that semester grade. Make up exams are permitted for excused absences only. Final exams are to be taken on the day scheduled (see the current school calendar for scheduled dates). The expectation is that all students take their final exams on the dates scheduled by district/school administration.
Visit the Parent Center website at http://www.murrieta.k12.ca.us/domain/60. For further information, contact the MVUSD office at 951-696-1600 and ask for information on the Parent Center.
Visit the Murrieta Valley Unified District's Special Education website.