Mira Mesa HS

  1. Marauder Seniors,

    This Wednesday and Thursday will be distribution days for seniors at Mira Mesa High School. We will be distributing your cap and gowns, diploma covers, Congrats Senior 2020 Graduate lawn signs, Senior Junior Bowl gear, leftover senior spirit items, and Grad Nite refund checks. You will also have an opportunity to take your picture in your Cap and Gown holding your diploma cover in front of our Marauder backdrop. 

    You will be entering the Mira Mesa High School large parking lot off of Marauder Way at the driveway near the construction trailers. There will be staff members at the entrance and all throughout the parking lot cheering you on and directing you through the process. Seniors are encouraged to come with their family members in the car to share in this important occasion. 

    Important Information

    • Everyone must remain in their cars as they go through the process.
    • Only the senior will get out of the vehicle at Station 2 to put on their cap and gown before proceeding to Station 3 to take your picture. Seniors must adhere to the social distancing regulations during this process.
    • Only 1 senior is allowed per vehicle. A car full of students will not be allowed in the parking lot.
    • Please only come during your scheduled time as we will only have those cap and gowns available during that time. Do not come early to wait in line.
    • These are the only two days we will be allowed to distribute these items.

    If you have any questions or if you do not have a car, please email Mrs. Shortill at bshortill@sandi.net or Mrs. Kvalvik at jkvalvik@sandi.net.

    The Marauder faculty and staff are looking forward to this event as we all miss you!

    SCHEDULE

      

     

     

    Last Name

    Wed, May 20th

    Noon - 1:00 pm

    A-Ak

     

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Al - Bo

     

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Br - Dan

     

    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Dao - F

     

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    G - Ha

     

      

    Thurs, May 21st

    8:00 am - 9:00 am

    He - K

     

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    L - Me

     

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Mi - Nguyen, K

     

    11:00 am - Noon

    Nguyen, L - Pe

     

    Noon - 1:00 pm

    Ph - Rod

     

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Rom - S

     

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    T - U

     

    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    V - Z

  2. Good Morning Marauders,

    I hope you and your family are managing to stay safe and healthy during the closure! I wanted to first share a video with you that we have been working on for a little while. I hope you enjoy it!https://youtu.be/J9zlfHi4XjA

    I also wanted to reach out today toshed some light on the on the upcoming events around graduation, cap and gown distribution, and yearbooks.

    Graduation:
    Graduation has been on the forefront of all of our minds right now as we head into the final push toward the end of the school year. As we began looking atplans for a virtual graduation, a drive up ceremony and a variety of other possibilities, we also had a group of students representing all the schools in the district provide feedback on their hopes for graduation. We now have a unified direction for how we are moving forward. Their top priority is that we still have an in-person graduation ceremony even though we will need to delay that until late July / early August. The board of education agreed that we should move forward with the planning for the in-person ceremony, so we are looking at what a ceremony could look like given the social distancing restrictions. Below are the graduation plans for MMHS.

          1. As we plan for the in-person ceremony we will need to consider breaking up the event into smaller groups of students to accommodate the need for social distancing. We will be investigating many options with our Senior class council and selecting the best option once we are provided the safety guidelines for that period of time. I do want all of you to know that if we are able to proceed with an in-person ceremony we will certainly jump at the chance! While we are staying positive that we will be able to work out a physical ceremony, we will also be prepared with a virtual ceremony if social distancing will not allow us to conduct an in-person ceremony.

          2. After looking at multiple platforms for the virtual graduation we decided that the best option for MMHS was to use the Jostens platform. We will be able to follow a traditional format where all the speakers are able to provide their speeches in addition to being able to celebrate all of our seniors individually. The counseling department will be working on slides with you individually, so be on the lookout for an email from your counselor. We discussed using the senior photos for the picture, but we also have another option for you (see the cap and gown section below). Now one thing that I want to communicate to you is the students on the district council did not want us to release the virtual graduation untilafter the in-person ceremony as to not duplicate the ceremonies. They were worried that it would take away from the physical graduation. So again, we will be prepared but will wait until it’s appropriate to release the video. The question then came up about what we would do on June 9th to recognize the Seniors if we are not holding a virtual graduation ceremony. 

         3. Our solution for June 9th will be to have a celebration video for the seniors. This will be a fun moment for all of you to be able to share with your family. Plans are currently underway to make this a truly special video that can be shared with everyone at MMHS.

    Cap and Gown distribution:
    We will be handing out both the yard signs and the cap and gown packages next week on Wednesday 5/20 and Thursday 5/21. We will be sending out a communication on Monday detailing out the alpha breakdown for each day so that we are able to get cars thru without a large back-up of traffic. Please try your best to adhere to the schedule. I do have some additional news, our plan was just approved today for seniors who receive their cap and gown to have a picture taken in your regaliaholding up a diploma cover in front of our MMHS backdrop. We hope that this will simulate the photo of crossing the stage and we can use these photos for the virtual graduation ceremony. Of course, the decision to take a photo will be completely up to you, but we have worked out a system that allows us to have this opportunity while still maintaining strict social distancing guidelines. We hope this bring a little bit of personalization to our ceremony and we will also send you a digital copy of your photo at no charge as a keepsake. For specific questions related to cap and gown distribution please reach out to our Senior class advisor, Jennifer Kvalvik atjkvalvik@sandi.net.

    Yearbooks:
    We have ordered our yearbooks and they are expected to be here the first week of June. The books have been slightly delayed as the companies deal with restrictions due to Covid-19, but rest assured that we will have our books and be able to distribute them to you all. If you have not ordered yours yet, there will be another opportunity for you to purchase books. For any yearbook related questions please reach out to our yearbook advisor Paul Morgan atpmorgan@sandi.net.


    We miss you all, but we will be together again soon!
    Stay Strong, Marauders!


    Jeff Sabins
    Principal
    Mira Mesa High School

  3. School: 
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    This year Mira Mesa will join over 1,500 schools and organizations across the United States in celebrating College Signing Day.  This virtual event will take place on May 29th on the school's website and social media pages and will recognize seniors who plan to attend any college, university, community college, other education or training program or to join the military.  Once you have decided your path after high school, please use the link below to tell us about your plans.  Please note, you need to be logged-in to your school account in order to submit this information.  Email Mrs. Melrose at amelrose@sandi.net if you have any questions or if you need to change or update the information.  Submissions must be sent on or before Friday, May 8th to be part of our celebration.

     

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