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2014-2105 Registration Information for Secondary Schools
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Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year
Dear Mako Families,
On behalf of the Vista del Mar Middle School staff, I am delighted to welcome you and your child to the 2014/2015 school year! The staff and I are looking forward to working together to ensure the best possible educational program for your child. As we enter another school year, we are excited to see our Vista del Mar fifth graders transition to the Middle School and enthusiastically welcome our returning students in seventh and eighth grade.
The middle school years are a time of incredible growth physically and emotionally, as well as educationally for your child. As students journey through their years at Vista del Mar, we encourage them to come to school prepared, ready to learn and to always act as a person of character. Parents are an integral part of the educational team and to their child’s success in school. We look to our parents to be supportive of their children and to the staff as we work together on behalf of all students. One of the ways in which a parent can become a part of their child’s school experience is to consider joining our parent organizations - MAKO Educational Foundation and PTA. These groups are made up of parent volunteers who are passionate about enhancing our children’s education. Each organization works collaboratively to support academic and enrichment activities that may go unfunded by traditional sources. We are so appreciative of all our volunteers and parent organizations!
As you review the items in your registration packet, please note the following:
Please review District Forms online at: www.capousd.org or through your parent portal account. All student emergency information must be reviewed and updated through your parent portal account. If you have not yet signed up please use the following link: abi.capousd.org.
We look forward to working together to create a learning experience that is based on high expectations by teachers, parents and students at a school where Character Counts! At Vista del Mar all students are Respectful, come to school Ready to Learn and are Responsible for their own actions.
Sandra McKinney, Principal
Save the Dates
SUMMER PACKET PICK-UP DATES:
Your summer orientation/registration packets can be picked up at VdMMS on the following days:
Tuesday, August 12 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 13 – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 14– 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
To pick up a packet after these dates, please come to the office the week of August 18.
BACK TO SCHOOL SOCIAL:
Come join the fun with other Mako families on Friday, September 12 from 5:30pm-7:00pm.
Incoming 6th Grade
If you missed the parent night for incoming 6th Graders, you can download a PDF of the presentation here.
Explore the Arts! Participate in PTA Reflections. This year’s theme is: “The world would be a better place if . . .” Art categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, visual Arts. Deadline for entries: October 2014.
For details, contact: Elizabeth Puckett at email@example.com or Tara Hagen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bully Free Makos
LCAP Process Underway In California School Districts
School districts are currently working on the development of its Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Under the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), districts have much more discretion in how they spend their funding. However, they must develop a detailed plan to show how the money will be used to improve achievement and to meet the needs of low-income students, English learners and foster children. Districts must collect input and suggestions from parents, students, staff and community members. Please see the attached Local Control Accountability Plan Report for more information.
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