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Thank Goodness It's Fun Club (TGIF)

 

Program

The Thank Goodness It’s Fun Club provides a unique venue where children 5 -12 have the opportunity to learn and develop important life skills through fun-filled before and after school.

The safe, supportive, and structured program includes a snack, time set aside to get a start on homework, cool and messy arts and crafts, great group games, family fun nights, and socialization all under the supervision of our well-trained staff.

This community based program strives to partner with local organizations like Junior Achievement, Girls Scouts, and Soroptomists to offer well rounded programming that will create healthy youth and healthy communities.

 

Registration

 

Registration for Sierra Vista will be June 13- July 1. Initial registration must be done in person.  For more information, please call 707-469-4020.  

Sierra Vista Teachers & Staff

Response to Intervention Coordinator- Mrs. Lori Lawn

 

Teachers

Kindergarten- Ms.Sylvia Rodriguez

Kindergarten- Ms. Nicole Cesar

1st Grade- Mrs. Wendy Horsley

2nd Grade- Mrs. Kathy Steiert

2nd Grade- Ms. Alicia Martin

3rd Grade- Mrs. Patty Wasielewski

4th Grade- Ms. Aileen Chang

4th Grade- Mrs. Kristen Garcia

5th Grade- Mrs. Myisha Cherry

5th Grade- Ms. Brianna Huth

6th Grade- Mrs. Diana Moore

6th Grade- Mrs. Campbell

7th Grade- Mrs. Bannon

7th Grade- Mr. Dinwiddie

7th Grade- Mr. Joel Meier

RSP teacher- Ms. Laurie Vidt

Speech teacher- Mrs. Andrea Forrest

 

Staff

Secretary- Mrs. Heidi Tafarella

Secretary & Health Clerk- Mrs. Michelle Redline

Secretary- Mrs. Cindy Henry

Library Media Clerk- Mrs. Susan Crane

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the enrollment capacity at Sierra Vista?

Answer:  Sierra Vista will have a maximum of 2 classes per Kindergarten through 6th grade.  Up to 4 classes per 7th and 8th grade.  Total students= 620

 

Will there be 2 school calendars?

Answer: Yes, there will be an elementary calendar (K-6) and middle school calendar (7 & 8).

 

How are the middle school classes set up?

Answer:  There will be 6 periods plus home room.  Students will have an English, math, science, history, PE and elective class daily.

 

Will there be music?

Answer:  Yes, there will be music for 5th & 6th grades provided once a week.  There will be band and orchestra offered daily during 7th & 8th grade elective period.

 

What makes Sierra Vista unique?

Answer:  We are the only K-8 school in Vacaville Unified School District.  It is a small school.  We are the only school to offer AVID to elementary and middle school students.

 

What is AVID?

Answer: AVID is a school-wide college readiness program provided by certified AVID teachers.  For more detailed information, please visit AVID.org.

 

Will there be sports?

Answer:   Yes, we will have a cross country, volleyball, flag football, basketball, soccer and track team.

 

Will there be before and after school care?

Answer: Yes, there will be a TGIF program offered by the City of Vacaville.  Visit our homepage for more information. 

School starts Thursday, August 18. There's still time to enroll! Currently accepting 2nd-7th grade students. Kindergarten & 1st grade students will be placed on the waiting list.

Limited Space Available for 2016-2017

Our enrollment continues to grow each day.  We have very limited space in all grades.  If you plan on enrolling your child at Sierra Vista for the 2016-17, please do it today.  Drop off enrollment packets at the district office. Enrollment packets are available in our News section below.

K-6 Bell Schedule

AM Kindergarten  8:30 AM -11:50 AM

PM Kindergarten  11:30 AM - 2:50 AM

Wed. PM Kindergarten 8:30 AM - 11:50 AM

 

1st-3rd Grade- 8:35 AM - 2:40 PM

4th-6th Grade- 8:35 AM - 2:45 PM

Wed. 1st-6th Grade- 8:35 AM - 1:20 PM

 

Minimum Day

1st- 6th Grade- 8:35 AM - 12:45 PM

 

Super Minimum Day

1st-6th Grade - 8:35 AM - 11:35 AM

Middle School Bell Schedule

Middle School Bell Schedules

Regular Day Schedule
Period 1 8:20 9:10
Period 2 9:15 10:05
Period 3 10:10 11:00
Period 4 11:05 11:55
Lunch 11:55 12:25
Home Room 12:30 1:00
Period 5 1:05 1:55
Period 6 2:00 2:52
     
Wednesday Schedule
Period 1 8:20 9:02
Period 2 9:07 9:49
Period 3 9:54 10:36
Period 4 10:41 11:23
Home Room 11:28 11:58
Lunch 11:58 12:28
Period 5 12:33 1:15
Period 6 1:20 2:02
     
Minimum Day Schedule
Period 1 8:20 9:00
Period 2 9:05 9:45
Period 3 9:50 10:30
Period 4 10:35 11:15
Period 5 11:20 12:00
Period 6 12:05 12:45
     
Super Minimum Day Schedule
Period 1 8:20 8:52
Period 2 8:57 9:29
Period 3 9:34 10:06
Period 4 10:01 10:33
Period 5 10:38 11:09
Period 6 11:14 11:45

School will Re-Open in August 2016

The exciting re-opening of our Sierra Vista campus offers Vacaville families even more options for learning.

Sierra Vista Highlights

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News

6/9/16

As our enrollment increases, our staff continues to grow!  We would like to welcome Mrs. Wasielewski-3rd grade, Mrs. Garcia-4th grade, and Mrs. Bannon-7th grade.  For more personal teacher information, please check out our staff pages. We now have office personnel!  Mrs. Heidi Tafarella, Mrs. Michelle Redline, Mrs. Cindy Henry and Mrs. Susan Crane have joined our staff as well.  Check back soon on our website as we introduce our newest hires in 3rd grade, 4th grade, PE and music teachers.  There were some grade level changes.  Ms. Martin moved to 2nd grade and Ms. Cesar moved to kindergarten.

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5/25/16

 

This pre-qualification is for maintenance projects only. For Measure A pre-qualification please go to the Measure A tab on the top right of the page. The Measure A prequalification packet is under the Contractor Info and Bidding tab.

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5/6/16

Students enrolled at Sierra Vista K-8 in elementary grades will have enrollment priority for 7th and 8th.

7th grade enrollment at Sierra Vista K-8 has received a great deal of response and interest for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. We expect the school to exceed capacity in future years, potentially requiring wait lists and lotteries for 7th and 8th grades. Parents who are interested in enrolling at Sierra Vista for middle school may want to consider enrolling now for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year to guarantee a space in future years.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to prepare students to be respectful leaders by providing service to their community.  Students will be immersed in a rigorous curriculum in order to be college and career ready in a global society.

Middle School Sports Locker & Parent Handbooks

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Congratulations!

We would like to congratulate Ms. Martin & Mrs. Horsley for being named Teacher of the Year at their 2015-16 school sites!  We are very proud of you.

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Would You Like More Information on Sierra Vista K-8?

If you have any questions regarding Sierra Vista K-8 School, please contact principal Catherine Bozzini by email cbozzini@vacavilleusd.org or by phone 707-453-6250. 

Official Acceptance Letters

The second round of acceptance letters were mailed the week of June 7, 2016. Please contact Cathy Bozzini at 453-6250 or cbozzini@vacavilleusd.org if you would like to check the status of your child's acceptance to Sierra Vista for the 2016-17 school year.

Orientation Night

Student orientation will be on Tues. Aug. 16th at 5 PM for K-6th grade students and 6 PM for 7th grade students.  We will meet in the MPR room.

AVID School-Wide Program

We are very excited to announce the implementation of the AVID program at Sierra Vista K-8.  AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is a program designed to prepare K- 12th grade students for four-year college eligibility. AVID Center’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID has a proven track record in bringing out the best in students and in closing the achievement gap.  

 

AVID Elementary classrooms encourage:

• Organizational tool accountability and responsibility

• Use of agenda planner to foster a “plan-ahead” mentality

• SMART goal-setting skills

• Time management skills

• Note-taking strategies (STAR)

• Inquiry method

• Collaborative learning

• Effective reading strategies for comprehension

• Building community with open communication

 

Below are a couple of links to videos on the AVID program.

http://www.avid.org/what-is-avid-elementary.ashx

http://bcove.me/rgsgfuqw

Measure A Projects at Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista Re-Open Project is currently underway!

Increment 1

  • Expanded parking lot
  • HVAC upgrades
  • Landscaping

Increment 2

  • 2 new Science buildings
  • New MPR with kitchen and locker rooms

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