Here is the video from the 8th grade parent night. We discussed ways to support parents during the summer and as students enter high school. Resources are available at Alta Vista's school office if you would like to explore options. https://youtu.be/Itg147-qz9s
Here is an opportunity for all of us to support our students in a different way. Porterville College Foundation has made a deal with the newest Panda Express near Dutch Bros./Walmart. Fifty percent (50%) of the profits for meals sold today with the app/paperwork in the link below go to students that start their college careers at Porterville College. We have many students that benefit from this program. In fact, I started my college career at Porterville College. I am thankful we had a place for me to grow up a little. If you are interested, I have provided the link. https://www.portervillecollege.edu/event/pc-foundation-panda-express-fundraiser
As the year continues, many changes are on the horizon. I am interested to know what our families are thinking. It is very important for me to understand your concerns and I speak with legislator, the board, and other county agencies about the changing requirements, recommendations, and mandates. Please complete the following survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HS96uZ1JviiwmAHa261NZlYcZdJ4VV9_yk9Cbfxq9i
Alta Vista will have no school on Friday, February 18th due to Lincoln's Birthday and Monday, February 21st, due to Presidents' Day. School will resume on Tuesday, February 22nd following the school holiday.
Picture Makeup Day at Alta Vista Tuesday December 7th from 8:30 to 10:00 am. Any questions please call the front office.
On Thursday, December 9th, 2021, Alta Vista Elementary School will host a Parent Night from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. We will be addressing the at-home covid testing opportunity, school site council opportunities, and a fun idea we would like to make happen as we move into the holiday break. We hope you attend this in-person opportunity. Please complete the following survey: https://forms.gle/1Bj3XVxeGoRr8M2P8
The board meeting scheduled for November 10, 2021 has been postponed due to a lack of quorum. The board meeting has been rescheduled for November 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Mr. Chiapa, Dr. Mitchell, Ms. Reilly and a group of Student Council members worked hard today. They passed out food in the earlier morning. And then worked for over 2 hours on the first part of our fence sign. More to come!🦅
Last week we celebrated "Bring a Teddy Bear to School" Day. Pre-school, TK and Kinder students received teddy bears and other stuffed animals from Mr.Teddy (Oliver Rodriguez) and the Student Council Leaders (Jose Lagunes, Daphne Harris, Kimberly Silva, Guadalupe Mendez and Hannah Jones). "We received so many thank yous from the littles!!!" 🧸🦅 View the rest of our pictures by clicking here https://www.altavistaesd.org/article/567774
As we start this year off, safety is on our mind. Please take a moment and review the follow pick up and drop off guidelines to help manage pick up and drop off with student safety in mind. 1. Please do not cross lanes to enter the parking lots. This causes lots of chaos and increases the possibility of injury to students. 2. Students should not use the parking lots as a walkway. See map for safe routes. 3. Pull all the forward so we can serve more than one vehicle. This allows us to move the cars through faster. 4. As always, keep a lookout for students that are out of place. 5. Maintain a safe speed while entering and exiting the parking lots. 6. Avoid entering parking lots against the flow of traffic. By observing these guidelines, we will help maintain a safe pick up and drop off for our students and parent.
Alta Vista will open the Doyle pick up starting August 25, 2021. If you have students that you would like to pick up in the new Kindergarten parking lot, then tell your students in the morning to go there for pick up. We have staff standing by to monitor students walking or getting picked up on the East end of campus. This is open to all grade levels. Thank you!
Independent Studies Interest Form Please complete by Sunday August 8, 2021 Please complete the interest form if you would like your students to enroll in Alta Vista's Independent Studies program. Only fill out this form if you want your students to learn from home during the 2021-2022 school year. Independent Studies Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSen4VnROv0dgCNsxraE7wEbB4xsH8f4q5zm67IOkxEDQaRxuQ/viewform
Welcome back letter and information can be found on our website. https://www.altavistaesd.org/article/505593
Alta Vista would like to update parents on what's new for the upcoming school year. Parents can attend in-person at Alta Vista's cafeteria. Or, parents can join via Zoom. If you attend in-person, please be prepared to follow the current state regulation to wear a mask in-doors at all times when visiting a K-12 campus. We welcome all parents to attend and express their concerns so we can begin this year together. Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87133568625?pwd=YTJGS21NN2JDNUVRUlFmSnB6Wnh2UT09
Alta Vista Families: As the school year approaches, mask mandates are a controversial topic. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have posted their guidelines and regulations. As a school we are obligated to follow them, however, we also highly value your opinions and feelings in regards to your children and their wellbeing. Please take a moment and answer the following questions to give us a better understanding of your concerns as a parent with the new regulations. Please respond by July 30, 2021 Shortened URL: https://forms.gle/T9T5TtT9KgEWbQWSA
Classes resume for Alta Vista School on Thursday August 12, 2021 ! TK - Kindergarten classes start at 8:10 am and end at 2:15 pm. 1st - 8th grade classes start at 8:10 am and end at 3:05 pm. Classes are dismissed at 1:30 pm every WEDNESDAY! The 2021-2022 School Year Calendar can be found here. Any questions please call the school office at 559-782-5700 ext 0 Monday through Thursday from 8:00am - 3:00pm or the District Office at 559-782-5700 ext 2063 from 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Thursday. Both offices are closed on Fridays for the month of July.
Just a reminder: Today is the last day for free summer meals at Alta Vista. Lunch is served between 11:30 and 1:00 pm in the school cafeteria. You must consume the meals inside the school cafeteria. Free meals are for anyone under the age of 18. Face coverings must be worn when entering and exiting the school campus. Classes resume for 2021-2022 School Year at Alta Vista on Thursday August 12, 2021! The school office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Closed on Fridays for the month of July.
Summer should be a stress-free time for parents and kids. Let Alta VIsta's Seamless Summer Meal Program help. The Summer Meals Program is available all, Monday-Friday! Breakfast 7:30-8:30 am and Lunch 11:30-1:00 pm in the school cafeteria. Meals must be consumed in the cafeteria. NO DRIVE THRU PICKUP AVAILABLE!!!!!!!! Our LUNCH program is open to ALL kids and teens 18 and under. FREE, healthy meals are available at Alta VIsta School.
Summer should be a stress-free time for parents and kids. Let Alta VIsta's Seamless Summer Meal Program help. The Summer Meals Program is available all, Monday-Friday! Breakfast 7:30-8:30 am and Lunch 11:30-1:00 pm in the school cafeteria. Our LUNCH program is open to ALL kids and teens 18 and under. FREE, healthy meals are available at Alta VIsta School.
Alta Vista school will be closed on Monday May 31st in remembrance of Memorial Day. School will resume on Tuesday June 1st.