Vista Oaks Update

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February 19, 2021

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Amanda Gorman, First National Youth Poet Laureate

Maybe you saw Amanda Gorman recite her inspiring poem "The Hill We Climb" at the inauguration this year? Or maybe you saw her tribute "Chorus to the Captains" during half time of the Super Bowl? If you did, you saw Black History in action as Amanda Gorman was named the First National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017 as well as was the first poet to perform at a Super Bowl. Watch her inspiring poem, "The Miracle of Morning" below.
WATCH: Amanda Gorman reads her poem, 'The Miracle of Morning'

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

  • February 19th: Among Us Drawing Night (open to all ages!)

  • February 22nd: ALL School & High School Among Us Night (Zoom info below)

  • February 23rd and 24th: The Oak room will be closed

  • March 3rd: Parents of students in Special Education Meeting at 1:30 pm

  • March 5th: Parent Input Meeting at 10:00 am

  • March 15th-19th: Spring Break

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CAASPP CORNER!

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Do you live in Contra Costa County and need WiFi support?

Library Launches Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending

Click here to find details about checking out a hot spot from the library!
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We Want to Hear from You!

Vista Oaks is already busy with planning for the 2021-2022 school year and we would love to hear from you! Please join us for a virtual informational meeting. During our time together, we will:

  • Share information about how the school is doing

  • Provide the latest information on when we will fully return to campus and what that will look like

  • Get your input on what is going well and what we could do to improve your child’s learning


Interested in joining us? Click here to join our Zoom meeting on Friday, March 5 at 10:00.

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To Our Special Education Community...Please Join Us!

Do you have a student who receives special education services? We want to hear from you!


As we begin planning for the 2021-2022 school year, your Vista Oaks’ Team would love for you to join us for a virtual informational meeting. During our time together, we will:

  • Share information about how our school, including updates on our special education program

  • Provide the latest information on when we will fully return to campus and what that will look like

  • Get your input on what is going well and what we could do to improve your child’s learning


Interested in joining us? Click here to join our Zoom meeting on Wednesday, March 3 at 1:30 PM.


We hope to see you there!

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ALL School & High School Among Us

Come join a game of Among Us on Zoom on Monday, February 22. This month, leadership will host TWO games. Among Us open to the WHOLE SCHOOL starts at 5:00pm, and High School ONLY starts at 7:00pm. Check your Zoom Room info below:


ALL School Among Us Zoom Room starts at 5:00pm:

Meeting ID: 857 6992 5993

Passcode: 744068


High School ONLY Among Us Zoom Room starts at 7:00pm:

Meeting ID: 863 8179 4640

Passcode: 281518

Mental Health Moments

Parent Educators, we know how hard you are working during this time. We hope you can take some time to focus on caring for yourself as you do for so many!

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Yearbook Photo Challenge

This year, the Yearbook Team is challenged with putting together a yearbook while not being on campus. We've been giving a lot of thought about the best way to do this and have come up with a fun idea. Photo and story challenges! Here's how it will work:


  1. Check the weekly update, Instagram, and Facebook for challenges - new challenges will be posted often.
  2. Send in your contributions by:
    1. Upload your photos directly to our yearbook program VO Yearbook Photos
    2. OR Email your photos to amy.morganstein@vistaoaks.net


Here is the best part - The more you contribute, the more you will be featured in the yearbook. This yearbook could potentially be filled with your photos! Every challenge will be a yearbook layout. Be creative and have fun! When the yearbook is done, it will be filled with fun memories from this interesting time of Distance Learning.


Yearbooks will be for sale through May 20 and come with 4 free personal pages. Purchase your yearbook here: VO Yearbook Store

Here's Your Next Challenge:

FEBRUARY NATIONAL DAYS: Send in a photo of you doing something fun on these silly holidays!


  1. 2/6 National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
  2. 2/28 - National Public Sleeping Day



WISH YOU WERE HERE Challenge: send a photo of someplace new that you did schoolwork at this year. Maybe you went on a road trip, to the snow, or simply to a park.
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Distance Learning

We'd love to see pictures and videos of you learning from home!

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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.


STUDENTS CAN EASILY AND CONFIDENTIALLY REPORT THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS:


  • BULLYING
  • PEERS IN CRISIS
  • PLANNED FIGHTS
  • THREATS OF VIOLENCE
  • OTHER URGENT SITUATIONS


JUST EMAIL, CALL OR TEXT

speakup@vistaoaks.net

209-443-3003

Please continue to check your email and our website for updates on closures due to COVID-19.

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OAK ROOM HOURS

The office is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10a-1p.

The Lending Library is closed until further notice.

Parking at Vista Oaks

Please do not park along the fence or in the lot in front of our school. Those spaces are reserved for the Byron School District Office. Thank you!

We collect Box Tops!

Box Tops are going digital! Download the app, set it for our school then simply scan your receipt! Thank you!

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