Monte Vista School News

Week of October 5, 2020

A Message To Our Families from Our Principal, Mrs. Perez

It has been an amazing first month of school. Although this has been one of the most challenging school years for our students, staff, and families, I am encouraged by the collaborative spirit of our community. I could not be more proud of the tireless efforts of our staff--they are working around the clock to serve our students and families. If you have a moment to thank a teacher or staff member, I encourage you to do so. Your support for our staff means the world to us!

I also want to share my thanks, appreciation, and admiration for all of our parents and guardians. We know you are balancing so many things---school, work, and home lives that have all been upended during the pandemic. This work is exhausting and difficult. You are a huge part of our Monte Vista team---thank you for embracing our values of courage, compassion, and connection.

Finally--I’d like to recognize our students. I am absolutely amazed by what I see when I pop into our class Zoom meetings. Attendance has been fantastic during virtual school, and I see engaged kids connecting with their teachers and classmates! I am in awe of our students’ resilience, grit, and determination in Virtual School!

School Reopening Updates

We are diligently preparing to welcome students who have chosen the Classic Model on October 20th. In the coming days and weeks, more detailed information will be shared about our specific site procedures for all students and staff to prevent the spread of Covid-19. As we prepare for October 20th, please carefully review all information provided by Monte Vista.

Mask Wearing

All students and staff are required to wear fitted, cloth masks during Classic school. Masks may only be removed during snack, recess, or when drinking water. Let’s support our students with their mask wearing! At school, we will encourage mask wearing through visual reminders, lessons, and positive reinforcement. Students who refuse to wear masks and that do not respond to interventions may be placed in the Virtual school model. Parents, you can make a huge impact by practicing with your child and providing encouragement at home! We know our students will persevere and adapt to this new environment with the support of our staff and families!

  • The CDC does not recommend the following so they will not be allowed. Please help us make this safety adjustment that is aligned with changes being made in surrounding districts to meet CDC guidance.

    • Bandanas

    • Single cloth

    • Gaiters

    • Vents and valves

Protocols for Illness/Covid-19 Symptoms

We also want to remind families of the required protocols if a student gets ill at home or school. Vista Unified is following the guidance provided by San Diego Health and Human Services Agency and San Diego County Office of Education. Students and staff exhibiting any one symptom of Covid-19 will be sent home for 10 days. Please review the guidance document for more specific information, including exemptions for chronic conditions. We know that our students often experience cold symptoms in the Fall and Winter that may be impacted by this guidance. However, we all need to work together in our school community to prevent the spread and be proactive in our response.


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Behind the Scenes: Snapshots of Preparations at MV!

PTA Membership Update

We are so close to reaching this year’s PTA membership goal of 100 online members - 20 more Families/Teachers/Staff/Community Members all are welcome. If you have not already signed up for the Monte Vista PTA please consider it and help continue the amazing learning environments we have at Monte Vista Elementary.

NEW! Library Checkout

Students may now checkout books through our new contact-less reserve and checkout process! To reserve your books, please read the library checkout procedures: Questions? Contact our librarian, lisabowser@vistausd.org

Counselor’s Corner!


Hello Bobcat families! The sudden shift from in-person to online learning has not been easy for all families and kids. Consistency and routine empower students to take ownership of their own learning, so start with a daily schedule. A schedule also allows parents and other caregivers to share duties and maintain routine. This week, I’m sharing my Remote Learning Visual Schedules that you can personalize, download, and place near your child’s learning area. I hope this resource is helpful and please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you! -Mrs. Saupe Heidisaupe@vistausd.org (760) 726-0410 x57403

Kids College Enrichment

Kid's College is offering some great enrichment classes on-line this fall. Check the PeachJar flyer! Classes start THIS monday. www.thekidscollege.org

School Meals Served at Monte Vista:

School meals for the week are available for pickup at Monte Vista on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00-1:00. Parents may pick up on behalf of children, please be sure to bring the laminated student ID card that you received at device distribution.

Technology Support

Contact your child’s teacher for questions, and they will connect you with answers! Please review the resources below for some of the most common questions:

Chromebook Startup

iPad Startup

Canvas Login (Student)

Canvas Login Student Spanish

Canvas Login (Parent)

Canvas Login (Parent) Spanish

Student “How to” Videos

Parent Videos on the VIP Website


PTA Updates

Please see the attached link to the welcome letter for our PTA!


PTA Welcome Letter


Join our PTA and support the students of Monte Vista: http://www.montevistapta.org/join-the-pta.html

Donation Amount Gift Level

$15 Membership + $10 Donation MVE Face Covering (Gaiter) Rookie

$15 Membership + $25 Donation Above Item + MVE T-Shirt Allstar

$15 Membership + $50 Donation Above Items + MVE Sweatshirt MVP

$15 Membership + $100 Donation Above Items + MVE Plaque Legend


$15 Membership + $500 Donation Above Items + Learning Area in your Name Hall of Fame

Purchase School Gear and Support our School:

Special Edition Shirts and Sweatshirts to Raise Funds for MVE PTA Student Enrichment Projects. Purchase here: https://www.bonfire.com/store/monte-vista-elementary-fundraiser/

VUSD Covid-19 Annual Notification

The VUSD Covid-19 Notification is available here for viewing.

Vista Institute for Parents

We have a great team from the district that have developed a website to provide parents with resources. How-to videos for aspects of virtual learning including Canvas are on this site to help families get started. Click here or on the VIP image to the right to access the resources.

Office Hours

The office is now open! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are here to help in any way we can. Most school business can be made in a contactless manner via phone or email. If you need to schedule an appointment, please call or email.


Phone: 760 726-0410

Hours: 8:00AM-2:30PM


Email:

Registration/General Questions: tinamagana@vistausd.org (front office)

Registration/Health Concerns: laurasandoval@vistausd.org (health/attendance)

General: rosiefigueroa@vistausd.org (office manager)


Kerry Perez, Principal : kerryperez@vistausd.org

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