Ventana Vistas

August 25th-August 31st

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The COVID-19 Dashboard Is Now on the CFSD Website

The Catalina Foothills School District COVID-19 dashboard is now live on our website. The purpose of this data is to provide our families and staff with the number of active COVID-19 cases by school.

How does the dashboard work?

If a person who tests positive was on campus during their contagious period as defined by health officials, school administrators will report the case to the Pima County Health Department (PCHD) and they will notify close contacts. The case will be added to the dashboard.

If a person who tests positive was not on campus during their contagious period, the information will not be included on the dashboard.

When is the dashboard updated?

The dashboard will be updated daily, typically at the end of the day.

When are cases removed from the dashboard?

Individuals who test positive are excluded from participation in any in-person/on-campus activity until school personnel verify that the individual meets the return criteria set by state and local health authorities. Once the person is cleared to return, they are no longer considered an active case, and their case is removed from the dashboard.

Can you include more information?

In order to protect privacy, CFSD will not share names or identifying information about individuals. We do provide that information to the PCHD, and we work with them to identify and notify close contacts. In all cases, CFSD follows the direction of the PCHD.

Visit this link to view the dashboard.

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Ventana Vista Music Department

Band, Choir and Orchestra are core curricular courses in elementary school for our intermediate students, but happen outside of the school day. Students receive grades for participating and the class is free of charge. All intermediate students have already attended informational sessions about these programs.

Patricia Moore is the band director of the Ventana Vista Band and Canyon View Band! This is her 9th year teaching band in the district but her 18th year teaching total. She is so excited to start band with so many of our 5th grade students the week of August 30th! Don't forget to sign your band student up for beginning band camp on August 28th at Catalina Foothills High School from 1:30-2:30. You can sign them up here:

Below is the band schedule starting on August 30th. Please feel free to email if you have any questions or concerns.

Mondays 3pm-4pm: Brass Students (Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone)
Tuesdays 1:30pm-2:30pm: All Band Students
Wednesdays 3pm-4pm: Woodwind (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon) and Percussion Students

Hi! Mr. K here. In addition to teaching General Music at Ventana Vista I will be teaching choir. I am eagerly anticipating working with your 4th and 5th graders and hearing them lift their voices and sing. Choir will be starting the week of August 30th. Choir will meet every Wednesday and Friday from 3:00-4:00 pm. Students do NOT need to attend both days, but need to pick one and attend regularly. There will be occasional combined rehearsals and you will be notified in advance. If there are any questions please email me at Thank you!

Welcome to the CFSD orchestra program! Jihee Cha teaches String Orchestra at Ventana Vista and Sunrise Drive Elementary School. All fourth and fifth grade students who are interested in learning to play a string instrument are invited to participate. Orchestra classes meet twice a week- Violin/Viola: Tuesday 1:30-2:15 pm and Friday 3-3:45 pm, Cello/Bass: Wednesday 3-3:45 pm and Friday 3-3:45 pm. If you have any questions, please email

We are all looking forward to starting a musical journey with your children. Thank you.

FFO Corner

Thank you for your donations to the Bobcat Bucks and Kindness Matters funds!

We are also grateful for all of the extra donations made on the Spirit Wear form - thank you! If you would like to help get our fundraising off to a strong start, please check out our DONATE page today!

Governing Board Members

Amy Krauss, President

Carole Siegler, Vice President

Amy Bhola, Board Member

Doug Hadley, Board Member

Eileen Jackson, Board Member

Mary Kamerzell, Superintendent