This afternoon Governor Gavin Newsom and California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond stated in a press conference that school buildings in California will remain closed for the remainder of the school year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is disheartening for all of us to know our students will not be back together in their classrooms. Learning in the presence of each other and their teachers is where the magic happens. It is in the interactions of children with one another and students with their teachers that deepens a shared learning that cannot be replicated by any textbook or virtual program. However, we are learning new ways to stay connected. We look forward to the time when we can safely be together again. In the meantime, distance learning will continue through the end of the normally scheduled school year. I know this brings forward additional questions, and as we learn more and receive state guidance, we will continue to provide updates and answers.
The Vista Views newsletter is published weekly and contains updated information about @Home Learning and other resources. You can click above to read our most recent Vista Views. Students will also want to watch the weekly video message from Mrs. Bailey that can be in the Vista Views.
Archived newsletters can be found by visiting the "Vista Views" tab under "Our School".
During school closures, free breakfast and lunch will be provided as a curbside pickup service at Dartmouth Middle School (5575 Dartmouth Drive) for anyone 18 years or younger. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday | 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Online registration for the upcoming school year is now open. For information about the registration process, immunization requirements, and more, click on the title above to access slides from our Kindergarten Orientation meeting on January 22nd. You can also pick up an information booklet from the school office. Welcome to Alta Vista!
Each Wednesday, Mrs. Bailey creates a video just for students. It includes information about @Home Spirit Days, our weekly TRY THIS challenge, and more. Click the link above for this week's video.
Please click above to see the instructions for signing up for Remind text alerts.