Update from Vista Oaks

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Are you looking for a PSAT or SAT practice site?

The Khan Academy has partnered with the College Board, and they offer free test prep online.

You will be able to download real, full-length practice tests, watch videos of someone working through real test problems, and get even more practice using their interactive questions.

To begin exploring the options available to you, create a free account at


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State Testing Technology Skills Practice

One of the challenges for students taking our state tests are that they're all computerized now. It's expected that students know how to scroll through information, drag and drop, and access icons for help. To make sure your younger children are prepared (testing begins in 3rd grade), check out this website! It was created by a technology teacher in Brentwood Schools, Jennifer Derita. At the top of the page you will find links to fun games and activities that offer "CAASP" (the new "STAR" acronym) practice by grade level.


This site also includes great educational resources and fun technology lessons to do with your students. Enjoy!

Enrichment News

  • If you are planning on dropping, adding or switching a class for next semester, please let Megan know as soon as possible. She can make the change or add you to the waiting lists if the classes you want are full. megan.balderas@vistaoaks.net
  • Enrichment classes will resume the week of January 18th.
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Here are some upcoming breaks in school:
  • Mock trial December 12th at JFK University
  • Winter break is Friday, December 18th-January 1st
  • There is no school Monday, January 4th due to a Professional Development Day

Enrichment Calendar

Session 2 : October 13-December 11

(Thanksgiving break November 23-27)

(Winter break December 18-January 1)

Session 3 : January 19-March 11

(Spring break March 14-25 )

Session 4 : March 29-May 13th

(Break for State Testing April 18-29)