Frequently Asked Questions
Attendance is very important and there has been research showing that students who attend class on a regular basis succeed. Please call to let us know your student will be absent or late. If you forget, we will call you. We have an answering machine so you can call 503-554-4500 any time of the day or night.
What does my child wear for a concert?
Concert attire required unless otherwise noted:
White button up blouse/shirt, black slacks (or long/knee length skirt for girls), black socks/stockings and all black closed toed shoes.
How do I put lunch money on my student’s account?
You have several options…
1. Your student can take cash or a check to the Cafeteria in the morning prior to school or at lunch time.
2. You can bring cash or a check to the office and we will get it to your student.
3. You can check in at the office and take the money to the cafeteria yourself.
4. Add money via the internet at http://www.myschoolbucks.com
If you ordered magazines and/or gifts from the Mtn. View Magazine Drive, they should arrive at the end of November/beginning of December. However, if you ordered a magazine that has less than 12 issues a year, it will be different depending on the magazine.
If you are concerned or have any questions, there are two ways to check on your order:
1. Call the customer service number at 800-284-9711
2. Go online at www.aphearst.com – ID/Code mtviewnewberg
PE Uniforms are mandatory at both Newberg middle schools and the high school. All three schools have the same uniform, which will enable you to use it for many years! PE Uniforms can be purchased in the main office. Students will take the receipt to their PE teacher to receive their uniform.
$15 for shirt and shorts
$6 for shirt only
$9 for shorts only
PE Sweats are optional. But if your student decides to wear sweats, these are the ones they’ll need to wear. Sweats can be purchased in the main office where an order form will be completed too. Sweats are distributed during PE when the order arrives.
$23 for sweat pants and sweatshirt
$11 for sweatshirt
$12 for sweat pants
I’m new to Mtn. View and need to register my student, what do I do?
Please bring the following items:
Address of previous school
Latest report card
State test scores if available
Students will be asked to take a math placement test which could take 40 minutes or longer. If your student is a 7th or 8th Grader, they will be taking a reading test, as well, which could be an additional 30 minutes.
My student is coming to Mtn. View from an elementary school, what should I know?
The dates of many of these activities will be on our calendar, check it out for exact dates.
Early April - MVMS Counselors visit 5th grade classrooms to talk about middle
school transition and to explain 6th grade elective options. Elective forms will be
distributed to the students which they are to bring home for you to review and sign.
Mid April - Signed elective forms are due back to your student’s 5th grade teacher.
Late April - MVMS Assistant Principal, Dan Busch, visits 5th grade classrooms to explain the MVMS behavior incentive program and help establish an incentive program for finishing out the 5th grade.
Late May - 5th graders tour MVMS with counselors and principals during the school day. Students will receive locker partner request forms as well.
Beginning of June - 5th Grade Orientation from 7-8 pm. During this evening visit at MVMS, staff members will share a variety of information about some of the differences you and your student will find at the middle school. In addition to a general session packed full of important information, you and your student will have the opportunity to tour the building, practice opening lockers, meet staff, get answers to questions, learn about needed immunizations, discover opportunities to volunteer, enjoy refreshments, and much more.
End of August - 6th Grade BBQ from 5-8 pm. This is a “don’t miss” event that has replaced our Back to School Night. At this event, you can take care of everything before school starts such as:
*Bus Barn routes and information
*Mtn. View Parent Group
*Schedule and Locker Assignment
Beginning of September - First day of school. 6th Graders are greeted at the front door and escorted to their 1st period class.
My 8th Grader is attending Newberg High School next year, what should I know?
Sometime between February and April, your 8th Grader may be choosing a small school and forecasting for 9th grade classes. Check back on this website for details. You can also check out the high school website.
What does a typical day look like for my student?
If you would like a bell schedule, one can be found on our website… http://www.newberg.k12.or.us/mountainview/daily-bell-schedule
7:15 am – Doors open and students hang in the Commons and Gym until 7:40 (unless your student has a blue or green sticker. Find out more http://www.newberg.k12.or.us/mountainview/incentive-program)
7:45 am – Students are to be in their seats for first period
2:20 pm – End of the school day
Students will take a math, science and elective class (see this for elective class options: http://www.newberg.k12.or.us/mountainview/elective-program) which take up 3 of our 6 period day. The other three periods will be CORE (otherwise known as Social Students, Language Arts and Reading). Where does PE fit in you ask? Reading and PE switch every other day.
I want to purchase a Yearbook, how do I do that?
There are two ways to purchase yearbooks:
1. via check or cash in the Mtn. View Office
2. online at http://www.balfour.com/yearbooks.php
When are yearbooks distributed?
The second to last day of school.
Yearbooks and Fines
Students who have library, PE, locker, cafeteria, or instrument rental fines will not receive their yearbooks until the fines are paid.
Want to Learn more about Cell Phone Rules, Dress Code, Lockers, Parking Lot Guidelines, Homework Requests and Tardies?
View our "Did You Know" document found under the Parent Resource Section or by clicking here http://www.newberg.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/fileattachments/did_you_know_1.pdf