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August 7, 2019


Dear Alta Vista Families,

I want to welcome all of you to the 2020-2021 school year! As the world continues to struggle with the impact of COVID-19, Union School District will begin the year with a distance learning model. Teachers and staff members will support student learning through a combination of synchronous (live) Zoom meetings, instructional videos, online practice, and offline activities. We will continue to make the preparations necessary for when conditions allow us to move into the next stages of reopening and we can physically be together.

We’ve had some exciting additions to Team Alta Vista. This year, we have added two Transitional Kindergarten classes to our community. Mrs. Melissa Blaylock and Mrs. Jennifer O'Brien join us from Carlton Elementary School and will be working with our youngest Cougars in room K3. Also joining Team Alta Vista is Ms. Jessica Garcia. She previously taught at Guadalupe Elementary School and will be teaching second grade in room 11. Please join me in welcoming the newest members of Team Alta Vista.

We will continue to share details about distance learning, reopening plans, and special events in our weekly Vista Views. Our newsletter will be delivered via email on Wednesdays and can be found on our school website at You can also follow us on Twitter at @TeamAltaVista.

On behalf of the Alta Vista staff, we look forward to working together to provide an exceptional learning experience for your child. Here’s to another successful year filled with inspirational learning and memorable moments.

All the Best,

Cathy Bailey
Proud Principal of Alta Vista Elementary School


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