Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at Arroyo Vista where the magic continues! The Arroyo Vista staff and I are thrilled to welcome your children back to school on August 11, 2022! Our commitment to providing a safe, engaging and nurturing learning environment for our students so that they continue to be confident in their academic and social/emotional growth will be at the forefront of everything we do this year. We didn’t know what to expect as we reopened our doors to our students for a full, in-person return last year but through that AV magic the teachers and staff made what seemed to be impossible a huge success. As Walt Disney said, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
Arroyo Vista will continue to work with our community and families to provide a safe learning environment for all students. A safe learning environment is focused on academic achievement, maintaining high standards, fostering positive relationships between staff and students, and encouraging parental and community involvement. Understanding and knowing how to resolve conflicts peacefully and respectfully are important factors in creating a safe learning environment. Students bring their very best to school when they feel safe on their way to and from school, on the playground, and in the classroom. We will continue to implement and improve upon practices, procedures and policies that keep the entire Arroyo Vista community safe and promote equity and inclusion.
Our Wildcats responded well to the social/emotional support provided last year! The AV staff will continue to bring that same magic both inside and outside of the classroom by building on our deliberate work to instill tools for self-regulation and emotional wellness. We will carry on this AV magic through lessons by our teachers, counselor and elementary learning specialist. Practices such as naming emotions, communicating needs, self advocacy, and breathing exercises help our students have ownership over their responses to their emotions. Multi-tiered layers of academic and emotional support will be made available to students across all grade levels. We’ll continue to use a team approach to learning the personal narratives of each student in our care while working in partnership with their respective families to determine how best to meet the needs of our students
We know there will be many new seemingly impossible challenges presented to us this year but I know we’ll work together to tackle the new challenges with the same AV magic that made last year so successful and fun! One of the greatest characteristics of the Arroyo Vista learning community is the genuine care and compassion shared between staff, students, and parents. Arroyo Vista Elementary is a place where staff and families come together to ensure that the children entrusted into our care grow to be productive, confident, compassionate, members of a global society. The Arroyo Vista staff and I look forward to keeping that AV Magic alive with you and your children this year!