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Alta Vista Community Letter

July 27, 2020


Dear Alta Vista Community,


I hope each of you is well, and I know that we all have been wondering what Alta Vista School is going to do in regards to opening school. We finally received direction from the State and are working hard to meet these requirements so we can at some point open our schools to daily use throughout Tulare County. Our county currently has a high percentage of Covid-19 cases and sadly, we are unable to open to face to face instruction. We monitor the data daily, and once Tulare County meets the requirements, we will move towards opening the school. So until that time, we will be opening school with an online format. This presents many challenges that we need to address, and I have listed them here:


It is critical that our staff receive the proper training in the area of online instruction. Therefore, we are making arrangements for a two week training session to enhance the student experience. This will require that we open school two weeks later. Therefore, the first day of school will be Thursday August 27, 2020. We will be reducing Winter Break to two weeks and extending the school year by one week. New calendars will be sent home with all due haste. 


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Alta Vista Pre-School, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration

Alta Vista is currently enrolling students for Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten for the 2020/2021 School Year.

Preschool - Students born after December 3, 2015

Transitional Kindergarten - Students born between September 3, 2015 - December 2, 2015

Kindergarten - Students born between December 3, 2014 - September 2, 2015

Office hours are Monday - Thursday 9:00 am  - 3:00 pm. If you have any questions please call the school office at 782-5700.


TK/Kinder Flyer

Update on School Closure

Dear Alta Vista Community,

We wanted to bring you up to date with the most recent information we have today regarding the recent Covid-19 case we had here on campus, which resulted in us suspending all services while we investigate with the help of the Tulare County Health Department. Here are the points of interest:

1. Once we contacted the health department, staff reviewed all of the video footage to see if we could find other possible contacts outside of the ones reported. The good news is that contact with others was very limited due to the plan we have in place, and we were able to keep the virus isolated for the most part. Once those potential contacts are identified, they will be referred to their primary care providers for possible testing as recommended by their physician.

2. All possible contacts are being referred to the Health Department to assist their investigation, and they will make the determination once they have all of the information. This is a long process and is not limited to just the school, all possible contacts outside of the school will need follow up as well.

3. Since we do not know the extent of the contacts on site, we took the precaution of closing the entire school to ensure the safety of the learning community. Though this is difficult in many ways, we are thankful students are not on campus at this time, and that the situation is isolated to a much smaller population than we would normally find.


Campus Closure


June 1, 2020


Dear Alta Vista Family,


This letter is to inform you that we received notification that one of our staff members was identified as a primary carrier of the Covid-19 virus at 12:00 this afternoon. This information was immediately reported to the Tulare County Health Department, and they are taking steps to investigate the illness. In the meantime, Alta Vista will be closing its doors to all services until further notice. This will allow the Health Department ample time to investigate the illness, and provide specific guidelines that we will follow.


Please understand, this means that our promotion activity on June 3 is cancelled. The drive through lunch program is suspended until further notice; the campus is completely closed until we are directed otherwise. The good news is that it appears that exposure to other staff and students was kept to a minimum due to our protocols. If you have any questions, please call the school at 559-782-5700. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Robert M. Hudson Ed.D.




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Nutrition on the Go - Food Link Tulare County

Nutrition on the Go will be at Alta Vista School every 1st Wednesday of the month from 3:00 - 5:00pm in the school parking lot.


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