message from principal

Dear Mariner Community,

By now you have heard that the State of California has announced that school buildings will be closed until further notice and this includes Mar Vista High School. I have sent messages via Jupiter Ed. and Infinite Campus since we have closed and I hope you have received them.  Our superintendent, Dr. Karen Janney, has sent many messages over the course of the last few weeks keeping the Sweetwater Union High School District staff, students and parents informed as much as possible.  You are encouraged to access the district’s website at www.sweetwaterschools.org.

As of Monday, April 6th until April 17th, teachers, counselors and administrators have been engaged in Professional Development opportunities to learn how to engage and connect with students.  Online Distance Learning officially begins on Monday, April 20th, 2020.  Teachers have been reaching out to students and have had some success to date, but it is very important that all students respond to teachers so we can help students stay current with their learning.  We expect the new process for learning will be challenging, but Mar Vista High School is committed to supporting all students’ learning and assisting them academically, socially and emotionally.

Parents, if you need to update your email address, home address or phone number, please email our school Registrar Mrs. Hilda Lazcano.  I will continue to send messages with any updates regarding the remainder of the school year.  I realize the senior class has many questions and I will share answers as I receive them.

Thank you for reading this message and please continue to stay safe.


Bettina E. Batista
Mar Vista High School



The Spring Sports Assembly that was scheduled for next week has been postponed.  We had hoped to celebrate our amazing State and CIF winners at this assembly as well.

Our intention is to celebrate all of our students at a later date.  However, our concern for student safety, health, and well-being will be at the forefront of our decision making.  We will make informed decisions based upon the recommendations from our school district, state, and CDC.  Thank you for your understanding.


Girls Water Polo interview

Girls Water Polo Interview

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Mar Vista High School Girls Water Polo team has returned home as state champions!

Coach Chad Kavanaugh and the entire team joined us on Good Morning San Diego to tell us all about the experience and how they accomplished their goal.


Girls Wrestling goes to state

Congratulations to 3 of our girls wrestlers who qualified for State finals!

Anya Rodriguez was honored as CIF champion, getting 1st place in the San Diego Section, and went on to be a champion at Masters.

Mary Cincotta and Nuan (Rose) Kansaki both placed 3rd in their divisions at Masters.

We are so proud of these girls for representing MVH in the State Championship!

Girls Wrestling qualifies


Girls Water Polo wins State Championship

Congratulations to our outstanding Girls Water Polo team and their coaches, Chad Kavanaugh and David Chalmers for winning the CIF State SoCal Girls Div III Water Polo CHAMPIONSHIPS!  Our entire community is so proud of you all!

Girls Water Polo wins state


Winter Formal 2/22/2020

Winter Formal is back!

This is the only dance that will take place at home and is expected to be a great time with a new DJ.

Dance is from 6:30-10:30, Saturday, 2/22/2020.

You can get your tickets in the ASB.


Mariner Times

Are you checking the Mariner Times?  A weekly Mar Vista publication highlighting all of our programs and events.  Check the weekly posting on the website by visiting the Mariner Times page on the website.