Dear Alamosa Park Families,
Thank you to all of our virtual- and classic-enrolled students for remaining focused on learning virtually this week, our teachers and support staff for their continuous hard work in providing teaching and learning, and parents and families for their support of their student’s learning at home. This email includes the following information:
On Monday, January 11, all Classic-enrolled students will return to in-person learning on the Alamosa Park campus, while all Alamosa Park Virtual-enrolled students will continue with virtual learning
Classic-enrolled students: On Monday, please remember to bring to school your Chromebook / iPad fully charged, learning materials, mask, and water bottle. If students forget their mask, VUSD has provided free masks for students and staff. Moreover, our AP Education Foundation has generously purchased water bottles, free for students who forget to bring one. We are checking student and staff temperatures each morning. If your child has any COVID symptoms, please keep your child home and contact our front office at 760-940-0700 for support and guidance. All students can receive free breakfast during morning recess time and free lunch as well.
I would also like to remind students and families of the COVID-19 Prevention Student Agreements; the Schedule for Hand Washing, Recess, Lunch, Staggered Dismissal, and Physical Education times, and the Decision Guide for COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposures, linked below. Please see the see Alamosa Park webpage for additional links to documentation that all students, teachers, staff, and families need to follow to maintain health and safety for everyone in our great community.
New Addendum to the Alamosa Park COVID-19 Prevention Plan as required by California Division of Occupational Safety & Health (Cal/OSHA)
In order to comply with the Emergency Temporary Standards set by the California Division of Occupational Safety & Health (Cal/OSHA), Vista Unified School District (VUSD) is providing an amendment to the District/Site COVID-19 Prevention Plans that are found on the District website as well as each School’s website (Alamosa Park website – click HERE).
Please click HERE for the Alamosa Park COVID-19 Prevention Plan – the link to the Addendum is located at top section and again at the bottom portion of the plan). These emergency temporary standards, along with other guidelines already addressed in the District/Site’s Prevention Plan, address COVID-19 communications, hazards (identification, evaluation, corrections), investigations, outbreaks, and record keeping, provide employees additional information on how the District is communicating, preventing, and reporting. VUSD is committed to the health and safety of everyone.
If you have questions about the Alamosa Park COVID-19 Prevention Plan or this new addendum as required by Cal/OSHA, please contact me at (760) 940-0700 x49001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking with Our Children about the Violent Storming of the U.S. Capitol Building
The violence displayed at the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday, January 6, was shocking to me and affected me a great deal. As Dr. Doyle and our VUSD School Board have communicated in the most recent Community Update (01/07/21), I also condemn the actions of the protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol Building. The values of our country were challenged. As educators, we are charged with educating all of our students in the structure of our government agencies, laws, and policies. At Alamosa Park, we value respect, trust, collaboration, equity, gratitude, kindness, and empathy. As principal of Alamosa Park, I remain steadfast in continuing to work with all of our students, staff, and families to hold these values close to our heart. Please remain together and with me, as the Alamosa Park team continues to provide high quality teaching, learning, and great support for all of our students, families and community.
While families may continue to process these disturbing events, our students may also be trying to make sense of what they are seeing and hearing. In her article, "Talking to Kids about Violence at the U.S. Capitol" (Updated 01/07/21), Diane Jones Lowrey provides age-based tips to have conversations as a family about disturbing events. Please click HERE for this article as well as other resources at the end of the article that help students understand the news.
As always, should your child need any emotional support, please contact me (email@example.com or 760-940-0700 x49001), our School Counselor Mrs. Coccodrilli (firstname.lastname@example.org), or your child’s teacher.
Please see the most recent Community Update from VUSD Superintendent, Dr. Doyle:
Esteemed Parents and Staff,
We have prepared another Community Update that provides information in the following areas:
Click here for the Community Update.
Matt Doyle, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, VUSD
Friday, January 15, 2021 - Make-Up Picture Day
Magnet Middle School Information for our Grade 5 Students & Parents
Dear Alamosa Park Grade 5 Students and Parents,
By now, all VUSD 5th grade families should have received letters in the mail from Vista Magnet Middle School (VMMS) and Vista Innovation & Design Academy (VIDA) that announce virtual informational sessions on Zoom. The first virtual informational night is this Tuesday, January 12, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Please feel free to contact me at any time for any questions (760-940-0700 x49001).
Thank you for your continued support of your student at Alamosa Park Elementary School.
Students, continue "Going for the Gold" and Go Hawks!
(760) 940-0700 x49001
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