Distance Learning Starts April 13th

Hello Vista Square Parents!

We hope you are all doing well and staying safe at home, practicing social distancing, and washing those hands!  You may have seen the message from our Superintendent regarding school closure and Distance Learning, but if not, I’ve included a link here to the CVESD website where you can access his latest message to parents regarding next steps in continuing to provide education to your child(ren).

Next week our teachers will be engaging in professional development, planning, and preparing for this new format for delivering instruction, so our Distance Learning plan will begin April 13.  Your child’s teacher will be in contact with each of you next week to discuss the best way to connect and communicate with your child.  

What exactly is Distance Learning?  Distance Learning is not necessarily Online Learning. Distance Learning means that the teacher and the student are in different locations, and instruction can be delivered via computer, telephone, television, and even paper/pencil if remote means are not possible.  We embrace the reality that this is a big transition for all of us, but we are all working together to ensure that we continue to support your child’s academic progress at home.  Thank you in advance for your patience, flexibility, and support as we all adapt to teaching and learning in new ways.

In the meantime, continue to read at home with your child, engage in fun family activities like games and cooking, and utilize any fun and free kid-friendly websites of interest.

Mrs. Roman and I also look forward to finding fun and innovative ways to stay connected with our families and students as well!

Take care.

We’re all in this together!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Allan, Principal

Click here for CVESD Website COVID-19 Info Center

Viking News!

School Closed

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As you know, Vista Square is currently closed and will remain closed indefinitely.  We continue to be available to support you and your family.  Please email your child’s teacher, myself or Mrs. Roman if you need anything at all.  Both during and after the Spring Break, we will continue to share online resources that you may use to keep your children learning and growing. Please continue to check our blog and Class Dojo and Facebook for the latest information.

We miss you all and can’t wait to see you again!

Stay healthy and safe!

SPRING BREAK

Spring Break officially begins on MONDAY, March 21 and continues through April 3.   We encourage all our students to continue reading and practicing math over the break.   Also, enjoy your time together as a family.

Meal Distribution

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Due to the extraordinary circumstances that our families are facing, the Chula Vista Elementary School District will extend its “grab-and-go” meal service. Please be sure to read the latest information  from our Superintendent about Food Distribution during our Spring Break.  Food Distribution will occur at 9 sites across the district on Tuesday, March 24th & Tuesday, March 31st.  Families will only need to make one trip to the closest school location. Please feel free to stop by for Grab and Go breakfast and lunch!  I look forward to seeing some of you here on Tuesday.

The hours are: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) each day.

Students who are receiving the meals must be physically present. Meals are served cold and need to be reheated at home. The locations are:

  • Vista Square Elementary School

540 G Street

Chula Vista, CA   91910

  • Rice Elementary School

915 Fourth AV

Chula Vista, CA   91911

  • Juarez-Lincoln Elementary School

849 Twining Avenue

San Diego, CA   92154

  • Harborside Elementary School

681 Naples Street

Chula Vista, CA   91911

  • Casillas Elementary School

1130 East J St

Chula Vista, CA 91910

  • Salt Creek Elementary School

1055 Hunte Parkway

Chula Vista, CA   91914

  • Loma Verde Elementary School

1450 Loma Lane

Chula Vista, CA    91911

  • Muraoka Elementary School

1644 Santa Alexia Ave

Chula Vista, CA 91913

  • Sunnyside Elementary School

5430 San Miguel Road

Bonita, CA  91902

SCHOOL CLOSED

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As you know, Vista Square will close beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 out of an abundance of caution to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Our school will be closed through Friday, April 3, 2020. At this time, classes are scheduled to resume April 6.

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We will offer food service next week, March 16-20, to any child between the ages of 1 to 18. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  It is a requirement that any child receiving food must be present when the food is served.  This will be grab-a-bag-and-go service. Breakfast and Lunch service will take place in staff parking lot. Due to school closures, there will be no eating areas open on campus. If you are unable to drive or walk to school to pick up breakfast or lunch, please email me: marissa.allan@cvesd.org

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If you would like some enrichment activities for your child to complete next week, please visit the following LINK. You may also visit the district website for online resources: District Student Links. If you need help with login information, please email your child’s teacher.

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We are available to answer any questions you may have during our School Closure. Please call the office between 8:00 and 3:30 on school days at 619-422-8374 if you have questions or concerns OR you may also email us.

marissa.allan@cvesd.org

Araceli.IbarraRoman@cvesd.org

Stay safe, healthy, and calm.   We love all our Vikings and are available to support anyone who needs us during this time, please reach out if needed.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

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Our Spring Parent Teacher Conferences will continue through Friday, March 20th.  Due to our school closure, teachers will offer you the opportunity to have a conference in person, via phone, or virtually. Please be sure to work your child’s teacher to schedule this important conference.  All teachers will email a copy of the Quarter 3 report card to you by Friday, March 20th if they have not already provided you a copy of the report card.

LCAP InpuT

Image result for lcap inputIt’s not too late to share your input for our Local Control Accountability Plan! You should have received an email asking you to participate in the idea sharing process.  The deadline is March 20th. Please share your thoughts with Thoughtexchange to help us better understand what is important to you, whether in our school or the District. This process enables us to hear your ideas, and learn about priorities. You should have received an email asking for your input, if you did not, please register using this link.

Spring Break

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Spring Break officially begins on March 21 and continues through April 3.  We expect all students will return to school on April 6.  It will be a minimum day. We will keep you posted if anything changes. We encourage all our students to continue reading and practicing math over the break.  All students that complete at least 6 Achieve articles over the break with a score of 75% or higher will receive a special prize. Also, you may want to have your child practice a few sample test items to help prepare for CAASPP testing in May: Practice Tests. Thank you for your support!

Important Dates – Mark your calendars!

MLK Jr. Holiday

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There will be no school on Monday, January 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

No habrá clases el lunes 20 de enero en honor del Día de Martin Luther King Jr.


Parent Workshop: How to deal with stress at home

Fri. Jan 24th @8:30 a.m.

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Attendance Matters

The district is launching an attendance campaign.   

Check out the video: https://youtu.be/1xOA9pnJCb8

  • The contest period is January 14, 2020, through May 4, 2020.
  • · CVESD, with support from partners San Diego County Fair and Magic 92.5 FM, will provide randomly drawn winners with prize packs. Eligible students are those with perfect attendance during the contest time period.
  • · Grades eligible are TK – Grade 12.
  • · All schools, District and charter, are eligible.
  • · Each student who has perfect attendance during the contest period will receive one free ticket to the San Diego County Fair!

K-3rd grade Movie Night (Parent must attend with child)

Thurs. Feb. 6th 2:30-4:30 p.m.

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We are holding a Movie Night for K-3rd grade students. We are asking for a $2 donation for admittance to the movie. Bring a blanket and wear your pijamas! Food will be sold during the event.


4th-6th grade Friendship Dance (Students only)

Wed. Feb. 12th 2:30-4:00 p.m.

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We are holding a Friendship Dance for students only. Permission slip must be signed by parent and teacher in order to attend. $2 donation will be collected at the door with the permission slip. Snacks will be sold during the event. 


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Kindergarten RegistrationIt is hard to believe that it is already time to begin planning for registration for the 2020-2021 school year! Please let your friends and neighbors know that TK & Kindergarten registration packets will be available for pick up on Wednesday, February 5th. TK & Kindergarten Registration packets will be accepted on Wednesday, February 19th.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding registration for the 2020 -2021 school year.


Zone Transfers

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If your children are at Vista Square on a Zone Transfer, please be sure to submit your renewal application for the 2020-2021 school year (next school year).  All Zone Transfer Renewal applications are due by January 31st!

You will be notified if your Zone Transfer is (approved) renewed by May 31, 2020.


 

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent Teacher Conferences will continue this week..  Remember, all K-6th grade students will be dismissed at 1:10 p.m all week. Please make appropriate transportation and child care arrangements.  We look forward to seeing you all at parent teacher conferences soon.

Fall Break

Our fall break will begin on Monday, September 23rd and continue through Monday, October 7th.  School will resume on Tuesday, October 8th with a full day of instruction & regular dismissal.   We encourage all students to continue learning and growing over break.  All students that complete 8 Achieve articles with a 75% 0r higher score over the break will receive a special prize!  We hope you enjoy a wonderful break!

 

5TH ANNUAL PARENT ACADEMY

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Save the date! Learn about tools, strategies, and resources to support your child’s success in school. Breakfast will be provided for all.  Our district’s Parent Academy is coming on Saturday, October 19 at Vista Square Elementary from 7:30 am-12:30 pm. We hope to see you there!

Registration is now open.

Please register by clicking here!

Nominations for SSC & DAC/DELAC now open!

Make-a-Difference

Vista Square is in the process of reconvening school committees and holding elections, as required by state and federal regulations. You are invited to become a candidate for membership on the School Site Council, and/or English Language Advisory Committee.

The School Site Council (SSC) represents parents, students, community members, and school staff in school governance. The SSC is responsible for the development, revision and monitoring of the Single Plan for Student Achievement, and overall school site budget including any state and federal categorical funds.

The English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) advises the principal and the SSC on programs and services for English Learners. Their task also includes making parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance. The representative attends a meeting once per month at the district with the school principal.

The school and district are responsible for providing you with the information and training you need to be an effective member. Generally, committees meet once a month for an hour.

SSC has a two-year term and DELAC officials are elected annually.

If you are interested, fill out this form by Monday, August 5th, 2019 or Email the Principal at marissa.allan@cvesd.org.

We have 2 seats in SSC and 2 seats in DAC/DELAC currently open.

Click HERE to nominate yourself.

Haga Clic AQUI para nominarse como candidato.

What teacher did you get?

See the links below…if your child’s name isn’t on these lists it means we do not have your residency verification on file as of 2:00 p.m. today! 

We will be taking residency verifications on Monday on a first come, first serve basis. We will hand out numbers near the gate and you may wait at the lunch tables until your number is called. 

**NOTE: We spend a lot of time in forming our classes to make sure they are balanced. Our principal will not be accepting any class changes for the 2019-2020 school year.

Click on the link below for your grade level rosters.

NOTE: If your child’s name isn’t on these lists, it means we do not have your residency verification on file as of 2:00 p.m. today

 

Welcome Back

Hello Vista Square Families!

We hope you are enjoying your summer vacation!  Our offices open up again on Thursday, July 11 for residency verification and registration.

On behalf of our entire Vista Square Staff,   I would like to welcome everyone to the 2019-2020 school year. Our office opens on Thursday, July 11 @ 7:30 a.m.  

Class lists will be posted online on Friday, July 19 @ 4:00 p.m. Your child will only be placed on a class list if you have proved residency for the new school year.

**NOTE: We spend a lot of time in forming our classes to make sure they are balanced. Our principal will not be accepting any class changes for the 2019-2020 school year.

The first day of school is Monday, July 22.  School will begin at 7:55 a.m.  You may want to plan to walk or ride bikes to school with your children on the first day as parking is always limited. Also, please remember that it is a minimum day with all 1st-6th students dismissed at 1:10 p.m.

Kindergarten Students will have a modified schedule for the first 2 weeks.

Breakfast is served from 7:15-7:45 a.m. please arrive early!

Back to school night

Wednesday, August 6th. We strongly encourage everyone to attend as important information will be shared.  It is also a great time to meet your child’s teacher and visit the classrooms. Come have dinner at Vista Square on this day, we will have a taquero selling food and drinks!

Session 1

5:15 p.m.

Session 2

6:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you all next week! 

IMPORTANT DATES

6TH GRADE PROMOTION!

Our promotion ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 5th @ Memorial Bowl Park. Please make sure your child is there at 10:00 a.m. as our ceremony will begin shortly after. All 6th graders will be dismissed immediately after the ceremony. We ask that anyone with balloons and/or umbrellas sit in the back in order to not block the view for others.

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER BREAK!

imagesWe are so thankful for another great year with our Vikings! Our last day of school is Wednesday, June 5.  Dismissal is at 1:10 p.m. All 6th grade students will be dismissed following their promotion ceremony.  Students may continue to use Achieve 3000 over the break to keep reading and learning.  All students that complete 40 activities with a score of 75% or higher over the break will be entered to win a tablet and other cool prizes!  The Chula Vista Public library is also sponsoring a great summer reading program for our children.  please visit the public library to learn more: Summer Reading Program.  We want to wish you all  a terrific Summer Break!

CLASS LISTS & RESIDENCY VERIFICATION:

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Class lists will be posted on Friday, July 19 @ 4:00 p.m. online. Please remember that if you have not proved residency, your child will not be placed in a class.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Monday, July 22nd  is the first day of the new school year.  The first day of school will be a minimum day.    The 2019-20120 Back To School Night has been scheduled.  Please mark your calendars now:

Tuesday, August 6th

Session 1 @ 5:15 p.m.

Session 2 @ 6:00 p.m.

**Have dinner with us before or after your session. There will be food for sale!

LOST AND FOUND

imgresOver the year, we have collected quite a few articles of clothing including many sweaters, jackets and sweat shirts. We also have several lunch pails and water bottles to be claimed. If you have the chance, and think your son or daughter lost clothing or other items this year, please come by sometime before Friday, June 7.  At that time, we will “bag” up the clothing and donate to a local charity.

MemoriAL Day Holiday

On Monday, May 27th our school will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.  Students will return to school on Tuesday, May 28th (Regular Schedule)

RESIDENCY VERIFICATION

imgres-4Our annual proof of residency for returning students will start on Monday, June 3rd.  All bills used to prove residency must have a date of May 22nd or later.  Our office will be open extended hours on Tuesday, June 4th to accept documents. The last day is Friday, June 7th .  Please call our office at 422-8374 if you have any questions regarding the required information. In order to secure a spot for your child for the following school year, it is mandatory to provide proof of residency.

6TH GRADE PROMOTION

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5TH @ 10:00 A.M.

MEMORIAL BOWL PARK

HANOVER SURVEY

imgres-1We need your input again please.  We hope all parents will participate.  Topics on this important survey include school appearance, finances, technology, instruction, as well as attitudes about safety, transportation, climate and communication.

Please make every effort to fill out this very important survey.  Each year, we analyze the results of the survey.  Your opinions count and we will thoughtfully and purposefully take your ideas to make our  school a better place for children.

Please Share Your Input