Dear Alamosa Park Families,
The purpose of this phone message is to give you information related to the VUSD school closure and how it relates to students and families at Alamosa Park. As you now know from the Community Health Alert #5 from Superintendent Doyle (click Community Health Alert #5 All Schools Will be Closed - March 13, 2020.pdf ), VUSD schools are now closed through Sunday, April 5, with students returning on Monday, April 6. Specific rationale for the school closure is noted in the Health Alert.
All Alamosa Park school events, both on and off campus are canceled through Friday, April 30, including: Open House; Alamosa’s Got Talent, auditions, rehearsals; all PTA and Foundation meetings; Healthy Hawk Week; all clubs, including Gardening, Cooking, and Choir clubs; Kid’s College after school courses; all field trips; student recognition assemblies; and class performances. After we return to school from this closure period, I will provide you with any updates.
Finally, Please remember that your child brought home their Trimester 2 Progress Report today. This is a perfect time to review progress, strengths, and focus areas with your child. Please be sure to review the progress report with your child and contact me (760-940-0700; firstname.lastname@example.org) or your child's teacher for any questions about the progress report.
During our school closure time period, I will be providing you with updates using this communication system. Alamosa Park Staff and I are going to miss all of our students and families a great deal. Please continue to stay healthy by following the guidelines in the Health Alerts from Dr. Doyle.
If you have any questions at any time about anything related to Alamosa Park, please contact me at (760) 940-0700 or at email@example.com.
Thank you for your support and involvement at Alamosa Park School. Go Hawks!
Kyle Ruggles, Ed.D.
Principal, Alamosa Park Elementary School
Upcoming Events & Dates to Know
Dear Alamosa Park Families,
I would like to give you an update related to construction on and around campus.
The progress of the solar panel carport installation is going very well. For the next few weeks, there will be construction and trenching in the carport parking area. We are continuing our focus on “safety first” by making sure that all of our students, families, and staff are safe at all times. The pick-up and drop off lanes will not be impacted by this construction. There will be no impact to traffic flow at any time either since the work will only be done in the area directly under the carport shade structure. Please use extra precautions while walking or driving near these areas.
There has also been some construction and trenching on the south side of campus near the AM/PM room and rooms 24, 25, and 26. This construction is for cables and wiring for our new solar power transformer. Some of our before and after school programs are located near this area. In order to sustain safety, caution tape and cones have been placed in this area and students have been informed to stay away from these areas. All necessary precautions are in place.
I just wanted to make sure that our community is aware of the construction at Alamosa Park and our campus-wide focus on safety for everyone. If you have any questions or would like to speak with me, please call me or send an email to me using the contact information below.
Dear Alamosa Park Families,
The 2018-19 school year is underway at Alamosa Park. We had tremendous turn-outs at Back-to-School Night, Dine Out, Principal Coffee, and Ice Cream Social. I am so delighted that you are a part of our amazing and hawksome learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education. Everyday I get to enjoy working with your children. I am truly fortunate!
All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is teaching and working with your students to ensure that every Alamosa Park student reaches those academic and social/emotional stars.
The new electronic marquee is now up and running. It is a wonderful source of daily information and it looks so much better than the 30 year old one it replaced. Thank you to you, our AP families, for funds raised through the Alamosa Park Education Foundation (APEF) that were used to purchase the sign.
Installing solar panels at Vista schools has been put off until next summer. This undertaking by our district will get us off the grid and reduce the cost of electricity. Good for the schools, great for the environment! The plan is for solar panels to go in the front parking lot with room for cars to park beneath them.
Student Safety Reminders
The safety of our students is our number one priority. Safety is also a team effort. You and your students are key players in staying safe! Below are a few safety tips I would like to share with you about morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. Together, every child can have a healthy, happy and safe school experience.
Cindy Anderson, Principal
Upcoming Events Please go to our website at https://ape-vistausd-ca.schoolloop.com for more information.
September 12 MINIMUM DAY! School releases at 12:51pm
September 13 – 14 Fall Pictures!
September 13 PTA Executive Board Meeting
September 19 APEF Dine Out: Rubio’s and Baskin Robbins
September 28 Fire Drill
We are incredibly excited to begin the 2018-19 school year with you! This promises to be a year filled with golden opportunities for all of our students as we strive to find ways that we can be even better than we have before! We embark on this journey with a promise to you, our students and parents, that this will be a year of engaging, meaningful and rigorous work in our classrooms, combined with special events and a plethora of activities to encourage our Hawks to be involved and stay connected!
During the 2018-19 school year, we will continue to build upon and refine our proven foundation of good work, honored traditions, and continued excellence in education. Our staff of highly qualified professional educators and support personnel is committed to providing our students many opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. We invite and encourage students and parents to work in partnership with us to seize opportunities in all five facets of our Alamosa Park LEADS the Way program --- Leadership, Engineering, Arts, Design Thinking, Science. We look forward to a very positive and year together! We extend a special, yearlong invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible. We want and value your involvement and support in your child’s education! Your active participation is key to the success of your young Hawk during his/her elementary school years.
Please know that we highly value home/school communication here at Alamosa Park. It is vital and plays an integral role in each student’s success. We encourage you to contact us if/when the need arises, and to stay in the know about your child’s studies, assignments, assessments, and school activities, as well as other events and happenings.
Again, we welcome you to Alamosa Park Elementary School and to our wonderful learning community. Our school is a place alive with much energy, enthusiasm, and a high standard of excellence! It is, indeed, a place where opportunities abound! Here’s to a HAWKSOME new school year as we work together to make our school a great place to work and learn each day!
Cindy Anderson, Principal
August 14 TK/Kindergarten Open House 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Front Gates open at 4:30 pm; Noon-Duty Supervisors will be supervise children in the playground area while parents attend classroom presentations.
August 15 First Day of School! Gates open at 7:30 am; classes begin promptly at 8:00 am. Parents of TK/Kinder and any new students are invited to come to the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) at 8:00 am to meet our support staff and ask any questions you might have about Alamosa Park.
August 23 Open House (Grades 1 - 5) Front gates will open at 5:30 pm
August 31 Welcome Back Ice Cream Social 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm sponsored by Alamosa Park Education Foundation-PTA
September 3 Labor Day NO SCHOOL!