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Welcome Parents & Families/Bienvenidos Padres y Familias

We "Stand By" our Vista Community & Families

("Stand by" us and enjoy this video while you browse our website.)

Peachjar is your source for information!

VUSD utilizes Peachjar to post all district flyers announcing events, meetings, reminders, and more. Click here to register or log-in and see what's new today!

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California Assessment of Student Performance & Progress

Please read this document for detailed information about the recently released California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results and learn more about our action plans as we move forward in educating for the greatest success and happiness of our students. 

Our Community Friends

Check out these local organizations whose everyday focus is to serve our communities' needs. We thank them for their wonderful services!

 

Boys & Girls Club of Vista 

  • Provide a safe place for kids to learn and grow.
  • Tutoring, sports, & arts

Education Enrichment Systems

  • Early Education programs
  • Toddler Center (18 months - 2 years old)
  • Pre-school Programs (3-5 years old)
  • 1/2 day and full-day programs

Vista Chamber of Commerce

  • Networking events
  • Educational workshops
  • City events
  • Promotes Vista business growth and success
  • Community partner for schools

Vista Library

  • Promotes Literacy for all
  • Check out a book, CD, video
  • Provides tutoring services
  • Free classes

Support a Classroom and Teacher Today!

Click here to visit DonorsChoose.org, a great resource for teachers to request funding support for their classroom. Teachers request funding for books, field trips, various learning materials (art supplies, calculators, Maker materials, lab equipment, etc.), items for team sports, and other items to support their projects. It's easy to search for a teacher or school and find out how you can provide a few extra dollars to help teachers meet their exciting goals and plans for your children. Thank you for your support! (Talk with a teacher today to find out if they have a project you can help fund.)

VUSD wants School Volunteers!

Want to support a school by helping out a teacher or staff member? Want to aid in a school or class project? Have an extra hour or two (or more!) every now and play a greater role in our schools? VUSD wants you to be a school Volunteer! Everybody has something to offer - time, skills, networking, a positive attitude and care! We appreciate all that our families can offer. Visit your school and plan with a staff member today to become a school volunteer. Thank you so much for your time and contributions to your child's education! See Volunteer Procedures & the application here

Parent Survey: 4th, 7th, & 10th grade parents

It's that time of year! As we greatly value the feedback of our amazing parents, we ask that you please take the time to complete this year's Parent Survey. The survey is ANONYMOUS, but your feedback does inform our schools and district practices, including our Blueprint. We have a target group of parents each year and this year's are parents of 4th, 7th, & 10th grade VUSD parents. Please take this year's Parent Survey to provide feedback on how we are doing at our schools and with our support systems. Thank you for your time! (This should take about 15 minutes.) On-line links are below, or you may fill out a paper survey sent home with your child (you may also pick one up directly at your school with a liaison). 

 

Elementary (4th) English: https://goo.gl/TOxs8m

Elementary (4th) Spanish: https://goo.gl/TSvxMx

Secondary (7th & 10th) English: https://goo.gl/vFMWS5

Secondary (7th & 10th) Spanish: https://goo.gl/Wak55j

 

For parents of students other than those in 4th, 7th, & 10th grade, you may send feedback through an e-mail to: FamilyEngagement@vistausd.org, or talk with a liaison today. Thank you!

          

 

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They Wrote About Us!!

Congratulations to the entire Family & Community Engagement Network Team on making it into The Vista Press! Thank you Ray Huard for writing such a beautiful article on our very loving team. We are so appreciative to all of our families, staff, district leadership, and the entire community for supporting our efforts and working daily with us in meeting the needs of our families and students.  We love you and what we do! Enjoy reading the article here (also here on the district website).  

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Our "Four Agreements": The Principles that Guide Us

Vista Unified School District's Family & Community Engagement Network created a set of guiding principles that we live by in our work with schools, families, and our community. We call them our "Four Agreements" and were inspired to create these from don Miguel Ruiz's The Four Agreements. This is a team-created philosophy of our values and beliefs that guide and unite us in our fundamental work supporting and connecting all of those in our schools and community. 

 

1. Always demonstrate & serve with Love & Respect.

We are rooted in the community and in love. Everyone has a story, a culture, a unique life and place in this world - we honor each one as an important branch in our community tree. We encourage love, respect, growth, and unified engagement, always.    

 

2. Meet the needs of our families, schools, and community.

We serve the needs of others through this motto: “Make it happen.” All needs are important and we value each one as such. Strong communication and positive partnerships are integral in meeting these needs. Never give up in finding the proper resources and methods for serving. Everything we do impacts a child - make it meaningful.

 

3. Collaborate and support as a Family and Team.

We are one with our community and families. Unite to make things happen within our Network and with our schools, families, and community. We succeed together, learn together, and serve together.

 

4. Be innovative, hopeful, and strong in empowering our families.

We share in the collective power between our schools, families, and community. We promote "Strength in Numbers" and "Knowledge is Power" and encourage our families to work together in meeting shared goals. Advocate. Innovate. Motivate. Persevere. Help families strengthen their knowledge, skills, and abilities as individuals and united community members. Spread courage and strength, motivate service and partnership, maintain community health and sustainability, inspire greatness and innovation.

 

 

Family & Community Engagement Leadership

Jacqueline "Kiki" Bispo 

Family Engagement Network Lead

Innovation Department, Vista USD 

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Where are our visitors from??

This map shows where visitors to our website are checking in from. Enjoy!

Get to Know the Team

Visit our Family Engagement Team site and learn a little about those whose mission is to work for our families and communities!

School Site Liaisons

Alamosa Elementary: Kimberly Holguin

Alta Vista HS: Brisma Guevara

Beaumont ES: Paty Vega

Bobier Elementary: Nancy Ramirez

Breeze Hill Elementary: Dina Rodriguez

Cal. Ave.: Jacqueline Bispo

Casita Center (Elementary): Jessica Gutierrez

Empresa Elementary: Kimberly Holguin

Foothill Oak Elementary: Lety Ambriz

Grapevine Elementary: Susy Aguirre

Hannalei Elementary: Lili Gonzalez

Lake Elementary: Vivian Boring

Madison MS: Vivian Boring

Maryland Elementary: Susi Torrico

Mission Meadows Elementary: Lenor Barszczuk

Mission Vista High School: Lenor Barszczuk 

Monte Vista Elementary: Rebecca Smith

Olive Elementary: Jorge Garcia

Rancho Buena Vista HS: Elizabeth Sutton

Rancho Minerva MS: Viviana Sandoval

Roosevelt MS: Gabriela Thompson

Temple Heights Elementary: Patty Landeros

VAVPA: Laura Nunez

VIDA: Diane Bell-Cerda

Vista HS: Brisma Guevara

Vista Magnet MS: Alicia Tabares

Vista Visions Academy: Jacqueline Bispo

VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Vision 

  • Our Vision in Vista Unified is to be the model of educational excellence and innovation

Mission

  • The purpose of Vista Unified School District is to inspire each and every student to persevere as critical thinking individuals who collaborate to solve real world problems

Values

  • RESPECT:  treating all with dignity
  • TRUST:  having confidence that every decision focuses on the best interests of students
  • COLLABORATION:  working in a collective partnership with clear two-way dialogue that builds relationships among home, school, and the community

Tip: Students & Attendance

Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.

Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty. Contact the school counselor, administrator, or trusted staff member today if this may be a concern for your child.

Source: www.attendanceworks.org

Family Engagement Twitter

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First Annual Early Education Fair (May 2015)

Other Resources

Parenting: No easy job!

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Parent Interest Volunteer Form

We care about our parents, and we value your skills and time! Please fill out this BRIEF form if you are interested in dedicating any time (1 hour/month, or 8 per day!!) to volunteering at your child's school. Thank you for your time!