Alta Vista Elementary School

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The first bell rings at 8:10 am. Students should be lined up shortly before the first bell. The second bell rings at 8:15 am. Dismissal is at 2:40 pm except on early release Wednesdays dismissal is at 1:15 pm.


Snack recess is at 10:30 am. PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR CHILD WITH A NUTRITIOUS SNACK even if he/she is getting hot lunch. Lunch is from 12:00-12:50


The second grade teachers have decided that we will celebrate student birthdays with a special project in class on their special day. We ask that no treats or goodie bags are brought from home. Thank you.



Welcome to the Wonderful World of 2nd Grade!


Language Arts: The district focus for meeting all student needs is Guided Reading, Daily 5 and Writer’s Workshop. Instruction will integrate reading, word work, writing, grammar, speaking and critical thinking skills. There is a strong emphasis on reading comprehension. Writing focuses are narrative, informative and opinion.

Math: Our curriculum is Eureka Math. Focus is on +/-, place value, mental math strategies, money, time and measurement.

Social Studies: Focus is on Long Ago vs. Today, Geography, Economics and Influential People.

Science: Focus is on Physical, Life, Earth, Investigation & Experimentation, Engineering and Computer Science