The 2019-2020 school year begins with much anticipation and excitement. At Arroyo Vista we provide students opportunities to develop their potential intellectually, socially and emotionally. We believe that our school exists to provide an effective educational program and to offer all students opportunities to develop their capabilities to the maximum of their potential so that they may act constructively as contributing citizens in our changing society. Arroyo Vista has a strong academic foundation, a parent community that is interested and is actively involved, and a faculty professionally skilled and personally committed to meeting the needs of students and a student body motivated to perform well.
In the spirit of cooperation, parents and staff pledge to join in partnership to become concerned and caring citizens of today working for a better tomorrow. The parents of Arroyo Vista students are very involved and interested in the education of their children. Arroyo Visa has an active PTA, which meets monthly. The purpose of our PTA is:
Parents actively volunteer in the classrooms, in the library and help with a variety of projects throughout the year. The School Site Council (SSC), composed of parents and staff representatives, plans, monitors, and evaluates the School Improvement Program. Council members are elected/selected for a term of two years. The Council approves the School Improvement budget and is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation and evaluation of the program. To effectively achieve the Arroyo Vista School goals, School Improvement funds are expended in a school-based program where the services of GATE, EL and Special Education are coordinated.
The State of California has implemented a standards-based system that requires that each child meet rigorous academic standards. Curriculum-content, teaching strategies, and instructional materials and resources, including technology, “drives” what instruction teachers teach. Additionally, it is important to ensure that teachers develop sound strategies to actively engage students in learning. The achievement of standards is based, in large measure, on how teachers organize and implement the curriculum. Curriculum design is a circular process: grade – level academic standards are identified, curriculum is designed to enable students to achieve the standards, instructional materials are aligned to the standards; student achievement – the success of the curriculum – is assessed, curriculum is revised, additional curriculum is designed based on the results of the assessment, the resulting achievement is assessed, more curriculum is designed, and so on in a continuous cycle. Accordingly, standards, assessment, and curriculum organization must be in close alignment.
All stakeholders at Arroyo Vista work together to ensure the success of all students. There are strong collaborative efforts among the staff, families and the community. Arroyo Vista depends on our families to see that children come to school every day ready to learn; families and the community depend on Arroyo Vista to take the primary role in ensuring that students achieve high educational standards and provide a safe and healthy school environment; families and schools depend on community partners to provide opportunities and accessible supports and services to meet students’ basic needs and to foster their growth and development. Our overriding philosophy is that educational success, physical health, emotional support, and family and community strength is inseparable.