April 8, 2021

Dear Mariner Parents and Students,

I hope this message finds you well.  I trust you have already been informed schools in the Sweetwater Union High School District will have a “soft” re-opening on April 12th, 2021.  A letter in English and Spanish was sent out by the District Office to all Sweetwater families last week informing you about the re-opening.  Please know that not all students will be returning.  An invitation to return was sent to only a select group which included all seniors, students with disabilities, English Learners and students who have been disengaged throughout the pandemic.

The students who were invited to return and accepted the invitation to return will have been notified by the end of this week.  If you and your child have not been notified this means you did not meet the established criteria.

The schedule students returning to campus next week will follow is the exact one they have been following via distance learning. However, students returning to hybrid in- person instruction will attend school two days a week in person.  The daily schedule mirrors the current instructional schedule. Students will attend on Mondays and Tuesdays or Wednesdays and Thursdays only. Fridays will continue the same as they have been.

The days in-person instruction is not provided to students, distance learning will be the method for instructional delivery. It is important to note not all students’ teachers will be delivering in-person instruction from April 12th through April 30th, 2021. If a student’s teacher is not on campus during a certain class period, students will be assigned to a teacher who will supervise them. Starting May 3rd, 2021, all teachers will return to campus, but the group of students beginning on April 12th will remain the same.  We cannot increase the number of students returning because of safety protocols and social distancing we must implement.

As stated before, if a student who was invited and he/she accepted to return he/she will have received his/her schedule by the end of this week.

Nutrition and lunch services will be provided on each campus following the California Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control guidelines.

To learn about MVH’s Covid-19 Prevention Plan for staff and students who will be returning on April 12th, please visit our school website at http://MVH.Sweetwaterschools.org.

Please feel free to contact me at Bettina.Batista@Sweetwaterschools.org or call at (619) 691-5700 if you have questions or concerns.  Thank you.


Bettina E. Batista



General Information: English and Español

Open Enrollment for 2021-22:

Registration for new students will begin April 6th and continue through April 19th from 8-11 AM. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are aiming to complete registrations online. There may be parents that do not have computers that we may provide packets to via mail or in person pick up. If you need an appointment, we will be having phone appointments available during open enrollment time. This open enrollment includes: new students to the area, students from Nestor & IB Charter Schools.

Parents can request a registration packet by e-mailing or calling Ms. Bell, our Counseling Secretary or Ms. Lazcano, our school Registrar. You may also contact them to request a registration appointment.

hilda.lazcano@sweetwaterschools.org (619) 628-5725
dennisse.bell@sweetwaterschools.org (619) 628-5720




The last day to pre-order your yearbook is March 31!  Don’t miss out on this opportunity.  Visit balfour.com and “Shop My School”.




Dear Mariner Students and Parents,

I hope this message finds you well.  Attached is a memorandum about the re-opening plan from the District’s Interim Superintendent, Dr. Aguirre.  Regarding Mar Vista High School, we have been planning and will continue to plan for a “soft” re-opening on April 12th.  A criteria was established by the District that indicated which students have been invited to return.  You may have seen a survey that was sent out to certain groups of students.  The number of students returning varies by schools.  The number of teachers who volunteered to return on April 12th also varies by school.  At this point in our planning, Mar Vista High School has approximately 15 teachers and approximately 50 students who chose to return. The students invited to return had a choice to return or not return.  Teachers also had the same choice. At this time, a mandatory date for all teachers to return to campus is May 3rd given certain measures have been met.

We have taken every precaution and have put measures in place on our campus to ensure the safety of both students and staff.  I am personally looking forward to the re-opening.

For your planning purposes, we will be observing Spring Break from March 22nd, 2021 through April 2, 2021.  Distance Learning will continue on April 5th.

Wishing you all a healthy, happy and safe Spring Break and Go, Mariners!

Ms. Batista


Last chance for Yearbook Portraits

MARINERS!  Last chance to submit your yearbook portraits.  They are due March 24!  Please submit in the Mar Vista High app.  Watch the video below for instructions.
yearbook portraits due mar 24


Military and Family Life Counseling Program

The Military and Family Life Counseling Program is here for you during the cornavirus disease pandemic.  We now offer telephone and video non-medical counseling in addition to face-to-face non-medical counseling.

CLICK HERE for informational flyer and learn how to set up a meeting.


Be in the Yearbook!

Please watch this message from our Yearbook Editor in Chief to see how YOU can be in the yearbook!  We are making history with this yearbook.  Download the MVH app today in the app store to participate in our yearbook campaigns.

be in the yearbook


Poseidon Academy Application 2021

The application for the Poseidon Academy of Marine Science and Engineering for the 2021-2022 school year is officially open.  Application deadline is March 17, 2021.

Please watch our introduction video and visit the Poseidon page of our website for more info and to access the application.  This is for incoming freshmen (current 8th graders).

Poseidon Academy Introduction Video

Click here for Poseidon page of website







For questions, please contact Mrs. Hill: audrie.hill@sweetwaterschools.org