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Quarantine diaries: students reflect on lockdown

Quarantine diaries: students’ reflect on lockdown

Olivia Velasco February 9, 2022

With the upsurge of COVID-19 cases in the past month, we interviewed spartans about their experiences in quarantine. Courtesy of Raman. “I watched lots of TV and I would FaceTime friends a lot....

COVID protocol updated in principals newsletter

COVID protocol updated in principal’s newsletter

Nicole Wagenbrenner January 26, 2022

Quarantine Guidelines:  In a letter sent to students on Jan. 10, Principal Mike Jimenez announced that students and staff must adhere to the California Department of Public Health’s authorization...

Omicron variant sparks increase in COVID-19 district cases

Omicron variant sparks increase in COVID-19 district cases

Naina Srivastava January 9, 2022

The district experienced a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases following Winter Break, a surge mainly attributed to the highly transmittable Omicron variant. There are currently no plans for a virtual learning...

COVID-19 protocol updated

COVID-19 protocol updated

Kevin Chien November 14, 2021

In the last week alone, there has been a spike of eight positive COVID-19 cases among MVLA students and staff, according to the MVLA COVID-19 Dashboard. However, there has been no evidence of a COVID-19...

Deadline extended to October 1 for opportunity to change letter grade to pass/fail

Deadline extended to October 1 for opportunity to change letter grade to pass/fail

Amelia Klingberg September 29, 2021

The deadline to change a letter grade to a pass/fail from the 2020-2021 academic school year has been extended to Friday, October 1.  The school recommended for those with a D or F to improve...

Prom coordinators forced to adapt to COVID-19 regulations while hoping to achieve end of year normalcy

Prom coordinators forced to adapt to COVID-19 regulations while hoping to achieve end of year normalcy

Kevin Chien June 1, 2021

With COVID-19 rates decreasing at a promising rate in Santa Clara County, the annual Prom dance was held Saturday, May 15. However, due to the existing COVID-19 regulations, considerable changes were...

Oracle’s Week Reviews: May 17 - May 21

Oracle’s Week Reviews: May 17 – May 21

Jackson Cummings May 24, 2021

Monday, May 17 JV/V Baseball v. Santa Clara Both the Junior Varsity and Varsity Baseball teams played at home against Santa Clara. Junior Varsity won by a small margin, with an overall score of...

Oracle’s Week Reviews: May 10  -  May 15

Oracle’s Week Reviews: May 10 – May 15

Jackson Cummings May 17, 2021

This week’s games were a mixed bag of wins and losses. Although this wasn’t MVHS’s best week in terms of overall performance, things could have been much worse. Overall, MVHS won a total of 8 out...

District expects full return in fall, pre-pandemic approved bell schedule to take effect; option B remains available

District expects full return in fall, pre-pandemic approved bell schedule to take effect; option B remains available

Max Zonana May 13, 2021

The district is planning a full reopening next school year on August 11 with all students returning aside from those who opt for the asynchronous Option B. According to School Board President Fiona...

Performing arts classes work out endless logistics as students return to campus

Performing arts classes work out endless logistics as students return to campus

Mira Kaiser April 20, 2021

As the school prepares to move forward with phase two of the plan to return to school in a hybrid system on April 19, teachers and administration are juggling an endless list of logistics. Performing...

Freshman orientation three-quarters through the year

Freshman orientation three-quarters through the year

Katharine Tsang March 19, 2021

The tradition of on campus freshman orientation prevailed as 110 freshman and 30 student pod leaders gathered in the quad on March 16 for the class of 2024 freshman welcome, run by Ambassadors.   Even...

District implements new return plan as county enters red tier

District implements new return plan as county enters red tier

Dhiara Berkley March 16, 2021

With the rollout of the vaccine and the county-wide entry into a less severe tier, the MVLA school district has implemented a five-phase return plan which is expected to end with a fully in-person return...

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