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MH Virtual Academy

Welcome to Monterey Heights Virtual Academy! 

In the 2021-2022 school year, we were able to launch Virtual Academy and to provide education for students that had a strong desire to be online during the pandemic.  We also came to understand that there are many students that prefer the online environment and learn better that way.  We are excited to continue to provide educational opportunities for students in the 22-23 school year at Monterey Heights Virtual Academy.

 As a student at Monterey Heights Virtual Academy  in the 22-23 school year, you will experience a school year filled with fun, productive online learning instruction, in person social activities, and opportunities for in-person small group instruction, I-READY diagnostic testing, library, and STEAM lab. The Monterey Heights staff are committed to helping you learn and grow to reach your maximum potential.    

Our staff use a blend of online meetings and digital content to provide instruction for our core classes. Students are expected to participate regularly in online class meetings with teachers. Students are also expected to complete a variety of learning experiences outside of the meeting times.  This work is a required part of the instruction.  Students will participate in independent learning activities that will introduce them to new topics and content standards.   

New in 22-23:  

  • Virtual Academy is now called MH Virtual Academy and teachers will be housed on Monterey Heights site at 7550 Canton Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 91945
  • Virtual Home Visits- All classroom teachers will be required to conduct a virtual home visit with all families within the first week of school. Please look out for an invitation from your student’s classroom teacher. 
  • On Campus STEAM Lab- students will have the opportunity to come on site for our STEAM Lab to participate in hands-on STEAM lessons. 
  • Intervention Support:  We are excited to add some intervention support for students that are having academic or behavioral difficulty in the online format.  If a student is struggling or falling behind in any grade level our intervention team will be in contact with the student and family to build a specific plan for supporting the student in learning. While much of the intervention will be able to be provided online, students may be asked to come to the school building for some tutoring and support. 

  Important Dates:

  • Monday, August 15th from 12:00-2:30pm we will be having supply distribution in the Library
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022- First Day of School
  • Tuesday, August 16th & Wednesday, August 17th Minimum Day for all students
  • KINDER ONLY- August 16th- August 24th- Minimum Days
  • Thursday, September 8, 2022- Back to School Night- 5:00-6:30pm

 SIncerely,

 Rosaland Turner, Principal

INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES FOR VIRTUAL ACADEMY
 
CLICK HERE to access our district webpage with links to a variety of instructional websites approved by the district for quality instructional content.
 
 
VIDEO UPDATES FOR PARENTS
 
District Technology Support Program for Distance Learning (8/11/20)
 
 
Attendance Support for Students and Families in Distance Learning 
 
Attendance Support for Students and Families in Distance Learning (Spanish)
 
Class Dojo for Parents (English)
 
Class Dojo Parents (Spanish)
 
Changing the language on Class Dojo (Spanish)/ Como cambiar el idioma en Class Dojo (español)
 
CHROMEBOOKS AND INTERNET ACCESS FOR ALL STUDENTS
 
The Lemon Grove School District wants every child to have a dedicated device to use for distance learning. Any families that currently do not have a dedicated device for each child enrolled in the Lemon Grove School District are highly encouraged to complete the Chromebook Request form. 
 
Families completing the form that indicate that they do not have home internet are encouraged to complete the Cox Connect 2 Compete application form.  The district will ensure every family has access to the internet at home, please contact us and we can help you!
 
Any families that would like help completing the Cox Connect 2 Compete form can reach out to the Lemon Grove School District by emailing [email protected] or by calling 619-825-5600, ext. 3000.  
 
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El distrito escolar de Lemon Grove requiere que cada niño tenga un dispositivo dedicado para usar durante el aprendizaje a distancia. Se recomienda ampliamente a todas las familias que actualmente no tienen un dispositivo para cada niño inscrito en el distrito escolar de Lemon Grove que completen el formulario de solicitud de Chromebook Chromebook Request.
 
Las familias que completen el formulario y no cuenten con internet en casa se les alienta a completar el formulario de Cox Connect 2 Compete.  
 
Cualquier familia que desee ayuda para completar el formulario Cox Connect 2 Compete puede comunicarse con el Distrito Escolar de Lemon Grove enviando un correo electrónico a [email protected]lemongrovesd.net o llamando al número 619-825-5600 ext. 3000.