VIDA

Weekly Newsletter 9/27/20

Camp VIDA Theme 9/28/20: Intentional Kindness

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Vida After VIDA & SIV (Formerly: Touching Base Days):

During "Distance Learning" students will have time in the mornings on Monday, when not in their 20 minute Mentoring session, to work on other aspects of their vida (life). This will include, Strengths, Interests & Values, Personal Brand Website, Dimensions of Product Design, 8th Grade Resumes, and more!


6th Grade:

  • All students will have an email with directions sent to them by 8:30am on Monday. All directions included on the following document, and we walk them through what to do in a step-by-step video. CLICK HERE

7th Grade:

  • All students will have an email with directions sent to them by 8:30am on Monday. All directions included on the following document, and we walk them through what to do in a step-by-step video. CLICK HERE

8th Grade:

  • All students will have an email with directions sent to them by 8:30am on Monday. All directions included on the following document, and we walk them through what to do in a step-by-step video. CLICK HERE
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Parent Workshops (Vida After VIDA - Life After VIDA).

"Vida After VIDA" (Life After VIDA) Parent Workshops! This is where we will share information regarding parent workshops throughout the year.


October 8th -- Internet Safety & Social Media awareness buy Jon Moffat.

  • In English & Spanish via Zoom.
  • 6:00pm.

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How to Use Hot Glue Gun (VIDA)
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"Distance Learning" Daily Schedules

Definitions (so we are all on the same page):

  • "Distance Learning" - All students are required by Public Health orders to engage in distance learning from home until it is deemed safe to return to school.
  • "Classic Model" - When Public Health orders allow students to return in-person to school, students who choose to do so are considered in the “Classic Model.” This is what we all knew pre-pandemic.
  • "Virtual Model" - When Public Health orders allow students to return to in-person learning at school, students who chose NOT to return in person are in the “Virtual Model.”


Schedule for Distance Learning:

  • The schedules below are for “Distance Learning.” Make sure you look for your Grade Level.

  • When we exit “Distance Learning,” and students begin the “Classic Model” or the “Virtual Model,” their teachers, periods, and classes should not change.

  • “Classic” students will return to the traditional VIDA Block schedule on campus. Their teachers, periods, and classes should not change.

  • The specific “Virtual” schedule has not been completely confirmed, but teachers, periods, and classes should not change.


Schedule Single Document:

6th Grade News!

VUSD Calendar 2020-21:


Device Coverage for 2020/21:

  • If you did not already purchase 2020-2021 Device Insurance you may purchase it by CLICKING HERE


Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch:

  • These must be done each year, and require certain income metrics.
  • CLICK HERE


Join your VIDA PTA:

  • In 2019/20 we had the highest PTA Membership in VUSD!
  • Keep it up --> CLICK HERE

7th Grade News!

VUSD Calendar 2020-21:


TDAP Immunization Reminder:

  • 6th graders must have the TDAP Immunization to start 7th grade.
  • Please email updated immunization record to the Health Office: christywest@vistausd.org
  • Contact the Health Office if you have any questions.
  • CLICK HERE for flyer for a listing of a FREE immunization clinic.


Device Coverage for 2020/21:

  • If you did not already purchase 2020-2021 Device Insurance you may purchase it by CLICKING HERE


Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch:

  • These must be done each year, and require certain income metrics.
  • CLICK HERE


Join your VIDA PTA:

  • In 2019/20 we had the highest PTA Membership in VUSD!
  • Keep it up --> CLICK HERE

8th Grade News!

VUSD Calendar 2020-21:


Device Coverage for 2020/21:

  • If you did not already purchase 2020-2021 Device Insurance you may purchase it by CLICKING HERE


Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch:

  • These must be done each year, and require certain income metrics.
  • CLICK HERE


Join your VIDA PTA:

  • In 2019/20 we had the highest PTA Membership in VUSD!
  • Keep it up --> CLICK HERE

What is Eric reading?

The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

"While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children?


This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest. Why “we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they’re not.” And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth.

Readers discover how brief experiences can change lives, such as the experiment in which two strangers meet in a room, and forty-five minutes later, they leave as best friends. (What happens in that time?) Or the tale of the world’s youngest female billionaire, who credits her resilience to something her father asked the family at the dinner table. (What was that simple question?)

Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck—but why would we leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when we can create them? The Power of Moments shows us how to be the author of richer experiences." - from Amazon.com

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