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We "Stand By" our Vista Community & Families

Impact Report

Through March 2018, the FACE Network has collaborated as a team, with community partners, and within schools, parent groups, and other district departments to accomplish:


1,226 events, meetings, presentations, workshops 


81 different types of events offered 

188 personalized Technology Workshops


4th Annual Early Childhood Education Fair (Apr. 14, 2018): 2,000+ attendees

2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration (Nov. 2, 2017): 1,080 attendees

Dra. Villarreal family series (Oct.-Nov. 2017): 100 graduates

C2SDK (2017-18): 128 discounted computers distributed



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!


PSST World

Is something or someone bothering you at school? Report it!

If it upset you, makes you feel unsafe, or affects safety at school, let us know. This is an anonymous reporting system and is monitored 24 hours/day. Click on the image below to report a concern.

Ed100: Free Lessons & Resources

Ed100 provides free, self-paced online lessons (as short as 5 minutes!) about the history and current state of California's public education system. This is a fabulous resource to both be informed and be inspired to take action. This is for everyone: parents, educators, and community organizers. (BONUS: You can win money for your local PTA!) Join today!

Join PTA!

PTA is California's largest children's advocacy group with the mission to "positively impact the lives of all children and families." Join today and pick your passion area to focus on! More information here



Developed by educational researchers, Ready4K is a FREE evidence-based text messaging program for parents of children from birth to 3rd grade. Each week, you will receive fun facts and easy tips to boost your child’s learning. Ready4K activities build on the things that you already do with your child - like getting your child dressed and meal & bath times - to make boosting your child’s learning fast, fun, and easy. Click here to get started today! 

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

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

Share your Feedback!

We value your feedback and want to hear from you! Please share your thoughts, suggestions, or questions regarding Family and Community Engagement across our district. Click here for the survey. Thank you!


Other Resources

Parenting: No easy job!

Translation: Practice your English-to-Spanish/Spanish-to-English translations

Very important annual VUSD Parent Survey!

YOUR FEEDBACK MATTERS - and VUSD is listening!

Parent are children's first teachers and Vista Unified School District greatly values the important role you have as a parent and the daily work and love you put into your child(ren)'s development. The yearly VUSD Parent Survey provides a great opportunity to inform VUSD about what is working and where we can do better at our schools. Please take the following survey (approximately 10 minutes) and let us hear you! [Note: If you have multiple VUSD students, you may take the survey repeatedly for each of their grade levels/schools.] To provide additional feedback, please e-mail: FamilyEngagement@vistausd.org. Thank you for being partners with VUSD as we help your children love, learn, grow, and experience success!


English: https://goo.gl/FcoSbo

Spanish: https://goo.gl/2bMQYH

Summer Resources & Opportunities

Need some ideas about how to keep kids active during the summer, whether physically or mentally? Want to know what's going on around the community? Like to stay connected? Want to keep learning? Enjoy this growing list of resources and opportunities for kids and families to keep you all active during summer (I know....we're going to miss seeing you all everyday, too!) Wishing you all a safe and fun summer break!


VUSD Summer Technology Access for On-line Programs





Aging Summit (June 28)

Learn Microsoft Word & Excel (June 11 Registration deadline)



Camp Creativity (Michael's)



Summer Reading Club (Vista Library)



Apps to Help with Mental Health (ages 7+)

Mindfulness & teen's tech stress



10 Summer Movies to Broaden Kids' Perspectives

Kids' Summer Movie Guide



Show your EBT card for free museum admission



City of Vista Free Sports Program 

City of Vista Summer Day Camps

Vista Storm Soccer Club Summer Camps



Lunch Menu & Vista Locations



Metrolink $10 Weekends

Must-Have Apps for Family Travel



70+ Fun Summer Activities for Kids in North County SD

SD Family Out & About (e.g., hikes, educational trips, STEM, tidepools, and more!)



Facts on "summer learning loss", including radio segments & more resources (PTA)

Parent Programs (2 hour presentations, Rancho Peñasquitos)


3rd Annual Early Childhood Education Fair (2017)

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Early Kindergarten Registration: June 13, 2018

Please join us at any of our events to register your child into TK/Kindergarten today (and have the benefit of getting in early to take advantage of our wonderful summer opportunities for Kindergarten students!)  Our next Registration event is WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 2018 at Foothill Oak Elementary School from 12-7 p.m. We will have games for kids and free resources for all! Get one-on-one support to complete the registration process. For more information, call (760) 726-2170, ext 92011 or e-mail: jacquelinebispo@vistausd.org. For more registration information, click here

FACE Newsletter: FACE Time!


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 & Community Engagement (FACE) Network Lead

Innovation Department, Vista USD 


Para leer este sitio en español, por favor haga clic AQUI o haga clic en el botón llamado "traducción" en la parte inferior de la página.

School Site Liaisons: Contact a Liaison today for any questions & support

* We will help connect you to the appropriate resources & people!


Alamosa Elementary: Monica Olivares

Alta Vista HS: Brisma Guevara

Beaumont ES: Paty Vega

Bobier Elementary: Nancy Ramirez

Breeze Hill Elementary: Dina Rodriguez

Casita Center (Elem.): Jessica Gutierrez

Foothill Oak Elementary: Glenda Garcia

Grapevine Elementary: Leticia Ambriz

Hannalei Elementary: Lili Gonzalez

Lake Elementary: Alma Cacho

Madison MS: Vivian Boring

Maryland Elementary: Susi Torrico

Monte Vista Elementary: Rebecca Smith

Olive Elementary: Jorge Garcia

Rancho Minerva MS: Viviana Sandoval

Roosevelt MS: Gabriela Thompson

Temple Heights Elem.: Patty Landeros

VAVPA: Laura Nunez

VIDA: Diane Bell-Cerda

Vista HS: Brisma Guevara

Vista Magnet MS: Alicia Tabares

District Lead: Jacqueline Bispo

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!

Family Engagement Twitter

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WAVE Pod (VUSD's podcast channel)

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

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!



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


  • 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


  • 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

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.)

2nd Annual Early Childhood Education Fair

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First Annual Early Education Fair (May 2015)

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).