Alta Vista High School

November 20, 2020

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Hello Alta Vista High School Families!

This week we wish to highlight our 21st Century after-school grant program. We will be offering two after-school programs soon! Read on for more information about:

  • 21st Century ASSETS After-School Program
  • VUSD Community Update
  • Classic/Virtual Learning Model Selection for Trimester 2
  • Looking Ahead: Events and Dates (Thanksgiving Holiday: Nov. 25-27)
  • Community Resources: Thanksgiving Food Distribution/Dinner
  • VUSD Resources
  • Daily Student Schedule


21st Century ASSETS After-School Program

Hello Alta Vista Students - Our 21st Century ASSETS After-School grant program is gearing up to offer two after-school virtual programs. For each activity we will supply you with everything! You can earn extra elective credits by participating.

Ms. Penney is offering a culinary arts class. In this class you will be supplied with all ingredients for the recipes each week. Zoom in and follow along with Ms. Penney to cook up some delicious recipes. Email Ms. Penney or Coach Gotteman to sign up.

A music program will be provided through Kainga Music and taught by Mr. Simon. In this program you may be loaned an instrument (keyboard or guitar). You may also use your own instrument. Instruction will be provided via Zoom for this class. Email Coach Gotteman to sign up.

An Art Program is being taught by Mrs. Bishop on Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:40 - 1:40 PM. In this class you will be supplied with a fully stocked art kit. Seriously the kits are awesome! You can earn Fine Arts or Elective credits in this class. It will be taught virtually over Zoom. Email Mrs. Bishop or Coach Gotteman to sign up.


VUSD Community Update

VUSD prepared another Community Update that provides information in the following areas:

  • Learning Model Registration for Remainder of School Year
  • Superintendent’s Council for Innovative Learning
  • Vista Testing Center is Open - Please Do Your Part and Get Tested
  • Health and Safety
  • Schools Pivoting to Virtual
  • School Athletics
  • Vista Community Clinic Support

Click the following Community Update link for details:



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  • Nov. 20: Deadline to Switch Learning Model (Classic/Virtual)
  • Nov. 25-27: Thanksgiving Break (Non student days)
  • Dec. 4: End of Trimester #1
  • Dec. 7: Start of Trimester #2
  • Dec. 21-Jan 3: Winter Recess
  • Jan 4: School Resumes



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VUSD Vista Institute For Parents (VIP)

  • Please visit the VUSD Vista Institute For Parents VIP page by clicking here.
  • Getting Started with Canvas: A Guide for Parents Part of the Vista Institute for Parents (VIP) project is to make sure our parents have the resources and knowledge to navigate the new Canvas platform. Please visit the Canvas Support website on the VIP site for help getting acquainted with the Canvas platform.


Fall 2020 School Meals as of October 21, 2020

VUSD meal service takes place Mondays and Wednesdays. Please see flier below for more information.

If you need to apply for free or reduced lunch CLICK HERE

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Alta Vista High School

Alta Vista High School is an exemplary continuation high school in Vista Unified School District