Monument Valley
High School
U.S. North Highway 163
Mustang Blvd
Kayenta, AZ 86033
Students outdoors

Monument Valley HS News

At Monument Valley High School, we appreciate our involved parents and community members. We also enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information here on our News page, where we will chronicle school activities and student achievements and publish announcements. Check back often, as we update this page regularly.

School Closed

The Kayenta Unified School District Governing Board closed school through Friday, April 3. Students will return to school on Monday, April 6. Please note that this is subject to change.

The administrative team will be planning for continuing instruction for students and providing meals for students. Numerous meetings have occurred, and many more planning meetings are planned. There are very few questions that have not been posed or considered, so please be patient as we move forward. We will make mass text messages and phone calls to all in the student information system regarding the school closure.

Important Information
COVID-19 & Staff

Staff,

It is important to be informed regarding the COVID-19. Please visit the links below to learn more about the virus, spread of the virus, preventive measures, and how to speak to children regarding the virus.

  1. CDC Interim Planning and Prevention Guidance for K–12 Administrators
  2. CDC Talking to Children about the COVID-19
  3. Arizona Department of Education Infectious Disease Response Plan Template

The CDC is the best place for accurate information. Social media is not reliable and often inaccurate regarding the COVID-19.

Lemual B. Adson
Superintendent 

Coronavirus Virus 2019 (COVID 19)

Parents and Guardians,

Regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19) Kayenta Unified School District No. 27 (KUSD 27) commits to taking a proactive approach based on the recommendations from multiple supporting agencies such as the local Indian Health Service, the Navajo County Superintendent’s office, and the Arizona Department of Education. KUSD 27 will ensure, based on health professional's recommendations, a clean and sanitized environment for our students. To read more about the actions we will take, as well as what you can do at home, please view the Coronavirus Virus 2019 (COVID 19) letter.

Free Tutoring

Thank you to Mr. Pittard & family for setting up free tutoring sessions for students our students via phone or online video.

Students, since schools are out we realize a lot of students may still need homework help at home. To help with tutoring and social distancing, the Physiology Camp would like to offer free phone or video chat tutoring to your k-12 students - tutors can also be known as study buddies! We enjoy volunteering with students throughout the school year and would like to continue that now. Tutors can work on things such as reading a book with a student, working through math problems, talking through history lessons, working through science concepts, and more! No subject is too simple to have a study buddy. If you know of any students that would like to be set up with a tutor/study buddy, then email us or have them sign up directly at the form below:

We will assign tutors on a first come first serve basis. Also, we are sending out helpful tips for phone tutoring to all volunteers. If any of the normal staff or local community volunteers would like to be a tutor, then they can sign up below:

Coronavirus Information
View Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease InfographicView Stop the Spread of Germs Infographic

Check out the symptoms of coronavirus disease and how you can stop the spread of germs. Patients with COVID-19 have experienced mild to severe respiratory illness.

Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath - If you have been in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 in the past two weeks and develop symptoms, contact your local hospital and/or physician. Call your local hospital before you go to a hospital.

Stop the spread of germs - Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 30 seconds

For more information, please call the Navajo Department of Health at (928) 871-7014, or email, or visit their website.

Important Testing Dates

Testing dates for Monument Valley High School sophomores are as follows:

  • Tuesday, March 24: AIMS Science
  • Tuesday, March 31: AzM2 Writing
  • Thursday, April 2: AzM2 Reading
  • Thursday, April 9: AzM2 Math

Testing dates for Monument Valley High School juniors are as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 7: ACT Test

Parents may not check students out while they are testing. Thank you for your cooperation.

MVHS Spring Sports

The MVHS spring sports schedule is live! Check it out, and we hope you'll join us for our baseball and softball games.

Click here to view the Spring Sports schedule.Click here to view the Spring Sports schedule.
Beach Volleyball Tournament

Kayenta Township Recreation presents the 1st annual Kayenta beach volleyball tournament on Saturday, June 20 at Kayenta Rodeo Ground. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with pool play beginning at 6:00 p.m. There is a $20 registration fee per player. Please see our beach volleyball tournament flyer or call (928) 697-8451 for more information.

After School Activities

The Kayenta Township Recreation Department is offering after school activities for Kayenta Unified School District students. Activities include volleyball, basketball, flag football, wrestling, and more. Please see our after school activities flyer for a complete schedule of activities.

After School Dinner Program

The Kayenta Unified School District will begin offering meals through our After School Dinner Program. The program is free and open to all KUSD students (elementary through high school). This will be replacing the After School Snack Program. Students must be attending regularly scheduled activity in a supervised environment (tutoring or sports). This is a pick up and go meal. We will serve meals in the KES, KMS, and MVHS cafeterias beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Kayenta After School Program

Kayenta After School Program flyerOur Kayenta After School Program is January 13 through May 14, 2020, Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

All high school students, please join us in the Beets Gym for some games, activities, cooking class, hiking, biking, and more! Late bus passes available! For more information, call us at (928) 697-5670 or (928) 697-8451.

Our after-school program is in partnership with Kayenta Township Recreation Department and the Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Program. The Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Program theme is "The ultimate choice to healthy living begins with me."

For complete details and a participation form, please visit the links below:

Upcoming ACT Testing at MVHS

Please mark your calendar for the upcoming ACT tests at MVHS. Testing dates are Saturday, February 8, 2020, and Saturday, April 4, 2020. Please bring the following items on your testing date.

Your ticket

  • Bring a printed copy of your ticket to the test center. If you do not bring your ticket, there will be a delay in your scores. If you have lost your ticket, you can print another through your ACT web account.

Photo identification

  • Bring acceptable photo identification. You will not have admittance to test if your ID does not meet ACT requirements.

No. 2 pencil

  • Bring sharpened, soft lead No. 2 pencils with good erasers (no mechanical pencils or ink pens). Do not bring any other writing instruments; we will not allow you to use them. If you registered for the ACT with writing, you must complete your essay in pencil.

Watch

  • Bring a watch to pace yourself, but do not bring a watch with an alarm. If your alarm sounds during testing, we will dismiss you, and we will not score your answers. No watch? No problem. The supervisor in standard time rooms will announce when you have five minutes remaining on each test.

Calculator

  • Bring a permitted calculator to use on the mathematics test only. We do not require you to use a calculator at all. If you do use a calculator, it is your responsibility to know whether your calculator is a permitted calculator.

Snacks

  • Please eat snacks outside the test center on break.

Visit ACT for more information.

Changes to Calendar

There will be changes to our school calendar for the following dates:

  • Wednesday, January 15 - Half Day
  • Wednesday, April 29 - Full Day

Please see our letter to parents for more details. Thank you!

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