Vista Views

September 5, 2018

Principal's Message

Welcome to the first edition of this year's Vista Views. Alta Vista's school newsletter will be "published" approximately every two weeks and will provide information about upcoming events and highlights from some of the special moments happening in our classrooms.

The first three weeks were a busy start to the school year, but we've already settled into our learning routines. As I walked through classrooms last week, I couldn't help but be impressed with the level of student collaboration. Regardless of the age or content area, students were working together and learning from each other in a caring environment. Alta Vista is a very special place, filled with dedicated teachers, staff, and families -- all focused on supporting our students.

I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome I received as I joined the Alta Vista community. I'm looking forward to many years working together to provide an exemplary learning experience for your children.

All the best,

Cathy Bailey

School Site Council Nominations

On September 12th, you will receive an electronic ballot to fill the open position on Alta Vista's School Site Council. According to California Education Code, School Site Council (SSC) provides meaningful consultation during the review and development of the Comprehensive School Safety Plan and Single Plan for Student Achievement, as well as input into the development of the District Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). SSC members serve a two-year term and attend four meetings per year. If you would like to be placed on the ballot, please email Cathy Bailey ( or notify the office no later than September 10th at 3:00 PM. Thank you.

Perimeter Fencing Update

Want to know the latest about the plans for Alta Vista's new perimeter fencing? Joe Ayala, Union School District's Director of Operations, will be attending our next Home & School Club meeting on September 11th to talk about the addition and answer any questions. All Home & School Club meetings take place in the Alta Vista Staff Room and begin at 6:30.

A Message from Student Council

We are happy to announce that the student council for the 2018-19 year will be organizing Alta Vista’s first ever international year-round service project! We will send used eyeglasses, hearing aids and cell phones to needy communities and developing countries through the Lions Club. If you have any donations, just drop them in the box in the front office. We appreciate any donations. Thank you!

Cornerstone Corner

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Coming Events

9/7 - Picture Day

9/7 - Alta Vista Movie Night

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9/10 - USD Family Night

Enjoy an evening of family time, without the worry of homework that's due the next day. Teachers throughout Union School District will not be assigning homework on September 10th so that you can spend time with your family. Take a walk. Play a board game. Create new memories. Enjoy!

9/11 - Home & School Club Meeting

Join us for our next Alta Vista Home & School Club meeting on Tuesday, September 11th. The meeting will begin at 6:30 in the Alta Vista Staff Room. We hope to see you there.

10/2 - Alta Vista STEAM Night

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