Bulldog Bulletin: 01/9/2022

Weekly Update - (Actualización Semanal):

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Vista Academy of Visual & Performing Arts

Office Hours: Monday-Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Hilda (School Support Secretary): Front Office/Registration/General Questions - hildareynoso@vistausd.org


Sharon (Health/Attendance Tech): Registration/Health Concerns -

sharonortega@vistausd.org


Rosy (Administrative Assistant): General -

rosysimmonds@vistausd.org


Jorge (Community Liaison): Resources/Family Engagement -

jorgegarcia@vistausd.org

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For your information, we have included Dr. Doyle’s most recent Community Updates which went out to families on January 3 .


Para su información, hemos incluido la última actualización comunitaria de Dr. Doyle que se envió a las familias el 3 de enero.

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Upcoming Dates to Remember:


  • Tue. Jan. 11, 2022 - School Resumes

Principal's Update:

Happy New Year!

Hello Vista Academy Families,

We hope everyone had a restful winter break! School resumes on Tuesday, January 11th, at 8:15 AM. Please review the new Bell Schedule since we will be adding 3 minutes to the dismissal times each day.

Student Home Test Kits:

Please read Dr. Doyle’s community update and please pick up an at home test kit at the VIC or VHS tomorrow and we encourage you to test your child tomorrow before returning to school. We have to ensure we do our part to keep everyone safe and limit exposures.


Student At-Home Testing Kit Sites:

Vista Innovation Center

836 Olive Avenue

Vista, CA


Vista High School

1 Panther Way

Vista, CA

Important COVID-19 Information:

As always if you or your family has been exposed to COVID, have any symptoms, have tested positive on a home test, or are awaiting COVID test results, please keep your child home.


Vista Unified is once again partnering with Costco to offer another vaccination clinic for students.

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Magnet Application:

The Magnet Application Window for the 2022-2023 school year will be opening on January 11 and will close on February 25 at 4:30 PM. Current and returning students to Vista Academy do not need to apply, but any student, even the sibling of a current student, who is planning to attend Kindergarten in fall of 2022 needs to apply to be considered. All current 5th grade students need to apply if they are wanting to attend any of the magnet middle schools (VIDA and VMMS) for the 22-23 school year. Please spread the word and we will begin advertising on our website beginning next week.

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Health Office Reminder:

Families, please keep us informed about the following:


  1. If you notice any symptoms, please keep your child at home. Notify the school immediately.

  2. If you have taken a test and it is positive, please inform the school immediately.

  3. If you have taken a test and are awaiting the results, please keep your child at home until you receive the results.

  4. If your child has taken a test and is awaiting the results, please keep your child home until you receive the results.

  5. If you have been exposed to someone who tested positive, please keep your child at home and inform the school immediately.


Please make sure to always share your information with:


Thank you for your communication in helping to keep our learning community safe!

Health & Safety Important Information:

We all need to work together to keep all of our students safe. If you or your family is under quarantine orders through the county, please STAY HOME and do not come into a school office to advise your child is absent. We will return your call as soon as possible.

COVID-19 Decision Tree:

The COVID Decision Tree has been updated 12/7/21 and is here in ENGLISH, SPANISH. The update also includes the latest information regarding quarantine options for persons exposed to COVID-19.



We will continue to ensure that safety is a top priority at Vista Academy. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


COVID Testing Center Hours: 8:00-3:30pm- New Holiday Hours

COVID-19 Notification Process Update:

We will no longer be notifying the entire school with COVID notification letters and phone messages. Only classes with direct exposure or close contacts to a COVID positive will be notified. We will provide a weekly update on the number of new cases each week in this update in the health and safety section. For this past week we had 0 COVID-19 cases impacting our campus this week and 0 positive wastewater samples.


Please refer to Dr. Doyle’s latest community update and daily updates on districtwide COVID cases will be listed by school on the COVID dashboard.

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IB Update:

School tours will take place every Thursday from 3:00- 3:45pm. The tours will consist of a brief overview of our IB Primary Years Programme and arts integration, a short video of our students in action since we are not allowed to have parents in classrooms with students yet, and visits to see classrooms, arts rooms, and other spaces throughout the campus. There will also be time to ask any questions you might have. Please call the office if you are interested in being part of a school tour.

Additional Information:

If you have any questions about our IB program, please reach out to our IB coordinator, Sharon Scott-Gonzalez at sharonscott-gonzalez@vistausd.org

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Mrs. B's Update:

Remember that attendance matters everyday, being to school on time helps us start our days on a positive note and sets up students for success!!!


Attendance matters short video on the importance of attending school everyday :)

Our School's Counselor: Mrs. Bojorquez

Hello, this is your school counselor Mrs. Bojorquez. Please reach out to me with any concerns regarding attendance, academics, and social emotional learning.

My email : mariebojorquez@vistausd.org (760) 941-0880 ext. 44900

I support students with social skills classroom lessons, small groups, and 1:1 if needed. I can also refer to outside agencies or resources if needed.


VUSD Social & Emotional Support

Separation Anxiety Brochure

Resources for families

Resources for mental health

Referral for 1:1 or small group

Resources for families during COVID-19

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Happy Holidays!

The specialties teachers wish you and your family a safe and fun Holiday Season!

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ELAC Members:

Current Board Members:


President: Esther Tapia

Vice President: Gaby Solano

Parliamentarian: Angelica Solano

DELAC: Anakaren Garcia

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Get social with Foundation!

To get the most up to date information, ask questions, make comments, and share thoughts with other Vista Academy families, join our “Families of Vista Academy” Facebook group at www.Facebook.com/groups/1692479804104789
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Technology Workshops:

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday to learn about the basics of using a computer, e-mail, Gmail, Parent Portal, and more! Registration is required. Please reach out to Jorge Garcia, Vista Academy's Family & Community Liaison, to register.

Reminder - School Procedures:

Click on the links below to review our school procedures in regards to arriving late or leaving early.
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