Welcome to Vista Verde
Vista Verde K-8 School is a wonderful place for students to learn and grow. Our school community values positive academic and social growth, believes in a rigorous well-rounded education, values diversity, and looks out for the best interest of children.
In Irvine Unified School District, we promise to provide the highest quality educational experience we can envision. We evaluate our effects on student learning and achievement by focusing on evidence of student learning. IUSD educators acknowledge the importance of many different types of assessments, or multiple measures, as part of a balanced assessment system in determining our effect.
Ultimately, our work is guided by four essential questions:
- What do we want students to know and be able to do?
- How will students demonstrate that they have mastered essential learning and developed the essential capacities?
- How will we intervene for students who struggle and enrich the learning for students who are proficient?
- How can we use the evidence of student learning to improve our individual and collective practice?
We invite you to learn more about our program by visiting the tabs at the top of the page and the links on the left. Thank you for entrusting your child’s education to us!
Enrollment Information 2018-2019
Vista Verde School is a K-8, year-round school in the Irvine Unified School District, open to all students in the Irvine school district. Each year, Vista Verde accepts requests from families who wish to enroll their children at Vista Verde for the following school year. Beginning January 8, 2018, Vista Verde will accept School Choice Requests online from families wishing to enroll for the 2018-19 school year. Vista Verde projects openings for all grade levels though the exact number of openings will not be known until much later in the spring or early summer. Please note that the deadline to submit School Choice Requests for students who do not live in our boundary was Friday, February 23, 2018 at noon.
If you live in our attendance area, please fill out the information on the Student Information Form linked here: https://goo.gl/forms/UPv5OV0gH788Vlkp1
Additionally, if you wish to indicate interest after the deadline and you are not living in our attendance boundary, Vista Verde will continue to accept School Choice information through July 2018. Depending on the grade level, Vista Verde may be able to accommodate students who submitted a late request if there is an opening in a specific grade level. For questions, you may email Vista Verde’s registrar, Elcie Peterson, at email@example.com
Is your child returning to Vista Verde K-8 for the 2018-2019 school year?
It is time to start making plans for the 2018-2019 school year. To help us determine our staffing needs for the upcoming school year, we need to project our student enrollment. If you have a Kindergarten through 7th grade child(ren), please fill out and submit the survey below as soon as possible (no later than Friday, March 2, 2018).
Thank you very much for helping us ensure we are properly staffed. Click here for Survey.
Our annual information meeting regarding Kindergarten Round-Up is on March 8, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Please see the linked flyer!
The Irvine Unified School District will once again require residency verification for all IUSD students enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year. This process is an annual legal requirement in California, and it helps our district ensure that all available resources are spent efficiently and effectively to the benefit of Irvine families. Moreover, these additional steps will help provide a full and precise accounting of our student population as we review staffing for the coming year. By completing the following forms, you will be making a formal declaration that your child lives within IUSD’s attendance boundaries. All of the information and links can be found in the document linked here: Residence Verification Parent Letter
An Update Regarding State Test Scores
This past spring, students took part in the 2017 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). CAASPP consists of computerized Smarter Balanced assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics for students in grades 3-8 and 11. Students in grades 5, 8, and some students in high school also participated in a pilot for an online science assessment based on the Next Generation Science Standards. This science pilot was a ‘test of the test’ and not a test of student performance. As a result, no scores will be reported for the science pilot test this year.
In the next few weeks, your child’s CAASPP score report will be mailed to your home. When looking at these reports it is important to keep in mind that these scores should be considered as just one of many measures of student learning. Remember, your child’s teacher is always your best resource when it comes to information regarding your child’s academic progress. For more information about statewide testing in IUSD, please visit iusd.org/statewide-testing.
City of Irvine Suggested Routes to School
Each year, City of Irvine prepares a Suggested Routes to School map for schools in Irvine to develop uniformity in the use of school area traffic controls, and to serve as the basis for a traffic control plan. The Suggested Routes to School map consists of the attached drawing showing area streets, the school, existing traffic controls, established school walking routes, and established school crossings. Information regarding the safe operation of bicycles is also included.We are hopeful that you will find this information beneficial. We believe that the Suggested Routes to School map is a helpful guide for school pedestrians and bicyclists on the appropriate routes to travel to and from school. Safe travels!
New Volunteer Sign In System
Vista Verde K-8 School is pleased to announce that IUSD will begin using the Raptor Visitor/Volunteer Management System in all of our schools to build on the district’s program of campus safety for students and faculty. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our building at all times. Raptor allows us to do that. Raptor will better allow us to track visitors and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for students and staff. For details and specific information please follow this link
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus at no cost
Irvine Unified School District is excited to support our student’s success by providing all enrolled students with five full copies of Office 365 ProPlus at no cost. Students are able to download this software for home use on a PC, Mac or mobile device thanks to our partnership with Microsoft. For full details go to http://iusd.org/office365/
Donations and Student Fees
California's Constitution affirms that students and parents cannot be required to pay money to gain access to educational activities, nor can they be charged for materials and supplies necessary to participate in educational activities. More information on donations and fees can be found on the district website at https://iusd.org/about/departments/business-services/donations-student-fees