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Thank Goodness It's Fun Club (TGIF)



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 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

Kindergarten- Ms.Sylvia Rodriguez

1st Grade- Mrs. Wendy Horsley

2nd Grade- Mrs. Kathy Steiert

3rd Grade- Ms. Alicia Martin

4th Grade- Ms. Nicole Cesar

5th Grade- Mrs. Myisha Cherry

5th Grade- Ms. Brianna Huth

6th Grade- Mrs. Diana Moore

6th Grade- Mrs. Campbell

7th Grade- Mr. Dinwiddie

7th Grade- Mr. Joel Meier

PE Teacher- Ms. Dyzio



Enrollment Packets

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AVID Program for ALL K-8 Students at Sierra Vista!

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.





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

  • Another option for families with middle school students
  • Smaller school environment for an individualized experience
  • An opportunity for siblings to remain enrolled in the same school
  • Classroom and playground facilities that accommodate the changing needs of students while providing grade separation
  • After-school childcare through Vacaville's TGIF (Thank Goodness It's Fun) Program

Sierra Vista School, which had closed at the end of the 2011 school year, will reopen as a K-8 school for the 2016-17 school year.


Catherine Bozzini, the current principal of Callison Elementary, has been chosen as the principal. If you have questions regarding Sierra Vista, please contact Mrs. Bozzini by email Cbozzini@vacavilleusd.org or by phone 707-453-6250.


Enrollment applications are being accepted at the Educational Services Center at 401 Nut Tree Road.


Please check back for more information about the new Sierra Vista or see VUSD's Measure A site

Enrollment Information

There are still a few spots left in each grade level which will now be filled on a first come, first serve basis.


8th Grade Applicants:  The numbers are low in 8th grade.  A final decision to have 8th grade classes this fall will be made soon.  We will continue to accept applications for 8th grade until further notice.


Enrollment is open to ALL K-8 students. Enrollment applications are available online at www.vacavilleUSD.org.  Packets must be completed and submitted to the Educational Services Center, 401 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville, 95687.




RECENT  NEWS: A New York state man was arrested by federal authorities following an investigation by Vacaville police that included a then 12-year-old victim in Vacaville. Homeland Security agents arrested Robert J. Garneau, 21, of Warwick, New York on charges of online child exploitation.


As social media trends change day to day and technology advancements do the same, keeping up with devices and social media can be challenging for parents. Even parents who are up on social media might be surprised about what aps are now available and what kids can be exposed to.


VUSD and the Vacaville Police Department are hosting a free class to help parents learn about current trends, aps, devices capabilities and dangers that face our kids. 


Join us, Wednesday, June 1st, 6:30 PM at Educational Services Center, 401 Nut Tree Rd. Vacaville in the Board room.


Vacaville PAL and Vacaville Community Services can help!



Teacher Melanie Pope was given the only 2016 Rising Star Award by the UC Davis Education Department. This honor recognizes the contributions and dedication of outstanding educators and advocates. Congrats on this well-deserved distinction Melanie! 


Official Acceptance Letters

You will be receiving official acceptance letters in the mail by May 6th.  Most of you received a phone call letting you know you were accepted to Sierra Vista School. We are receiving enrollment packets daily and at this rate we anticipate we will be full by the end of June. Once we are full, students will be placed on a waiting list.  If you change your mind about attending Sierra Vista, please let us know right away so we can open up the spot for students on our waiting list. 

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. 

Orientation Night

Orientation is being planned for Tuesday, August 16th.  There will be more details coming as we continue to prepare for the new school year.

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. 

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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