Vista Oaks Update

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March 17, 2023

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  • March 20-24: Spring Break

  • March 27: Vision and Hearing Screenings (info below)

  • April 7: Parent Educator Workshop (info below)

  • April 17-May 5: CAASPP Testing weeks

  • April 18: Senior Picture day (flyer below)

  • May 23: 8th grade Promotion and HS Graduation (more info to come, will be a ticketed event)

Happy Spring Break!

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Welcome to the CAASPP Corner!

In this section, you will find information about our upcoming State Testing, games to help prepare you for the technology skills needed to test, and opportunities for the practice test!

Last week, we shared a list of technology skills required for the test. This week, we have something fun! Let's hear from our own VO parent educator, Claire Clay, who shared her thoughts on the State testing at our last Parent Educator workshop!

After the video, Claire shared that in the past few years she has realized that testing is more than her feelings about standardized testing. Despite her feelings, she came to the conclusion that she has to prepare her children for testing as they will have to participate in standardized tests throughout their lives. She said it was funny that she was sharing the benefits of standardized testing at the workshop as she used to be a parent who was so against it! :) As a nurse, her training and promotion often comes in the form of standardized tests, and that is part of what changed her mind about preparing her kids for such tests. In addition, she uses CAASPP practice books to teach her children how and why the questions are asked as they are, because she believes that it's "more than just showing up", it's also about kids doing their best!

We're so grateful that she was brave enough to share at the workshop and that others were inspired by what she shared. Thank you, Claire!

Watch the video below and enjoy!


Here are some fun resources to help your children learn to type and practice now so they'll acquire a great new skill and will be ready in the Spring!

For Lower Grades:

For Upper Grades:

Check this CAASPP Corner out weekly for more information!

Parent Educator Workshop

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Free Vision and Hearing Screenings for students in TK-2nd, 5th, or 8th grade!

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Graduating Seniors, Join our Google Classroom made for you!

Dana Moran has created a classroom with so many resources for you as you prepare to graduate and beyond! Seniors and parents of Seniors, please click the link below to join.
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  • Seniors, now is the time to complete the FAFSA. The application window opened on October 1, and it is best practice to complete this ASAP and not wait until the application window closes.
  • All seniors need to complete this application.
  • Go to this website to find out the steps to complete the FAFSA

Free Covid test kits are available for you in the Oak Room. Please help yourself!

Yearbook Pre-Order

To pre-order your 2022-2023 hardcover yearbook for $30, please use this link below. The yearbook will be 100 pages and include most school events and a senior section.Thanks for your support of our Publications class!
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Parent Educator Workshops

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Oak Room (School Office) Hours:

Oak Room Hours

The Oak Room is open:

Monday: 8:30-3:30 (Closed for lunch supervision from 11:30-12:05)

Tuesday: 8:30-3:30 (May be closed for lunch supervision from 11:50-12:10)

Wednesday: 8:30-3:30 (May be closed for lunch supervision from 11:50-12:10)

Thursday: 8:30-3:30 (May be closed for lunch supervision from 11:50-12:10)

Friday: 8:30-3:00 (Closed for lunch supervision from 11:30-12:05)

Megan, Tina, and/or Cyrina are the ones who provide lunch supervision each day, so if a staff member isn't in the Oak Room, it will be closed.

If you are on campus and need into the Oak room, we will let you in at the end of lunch. If you need to speak with one of us during closed times, you will find us out at the lunch tables.

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Vista Oaks is a Nut-Free Campus

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Due to the severity of allergies of several students, tree nuts or peanuts are not allowed on campus. If your child brings items with nuts, they will not be able to eat them while at school. Thank you for your support in keeping our community safe.

Want to receive texts from the school?

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Opt In For Text Messages

In order to receive text messages from the school, simply text "yes" to 67587. We use this system for important reminders or emergencies only.
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Speak up for Safety!

We love when our students are able to share concerns with us directly, but having an anonymous option is really helpful for some! We have a safety line in place for this.





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Vista Oaks has updated its School Accountability Report Card. The report is available on the Vista Oaks' website. You are also welcome to request a printed copy be provided to you by reaching out to the school office
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Where can I park when I come on campus?

When parking on campus, all Vista Oaks staff and families must park in the Excelsior Middle School parking lot.

We are not allowed to park in the lots in front of our school as those are designated for the Byron District Office staff.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!