Introduction

Welcome, Estrella Vista STEM Academy families!

The 2019-2020 school year is proving to be another exciting year for teaching, learning, and community engagement. We are diligently working to improve school culture. Having the right environment to support student learning is essential. Our goal is to ensure every child has the opportunity to learn in a fair and equitable educational setting.  We look forward to collaborating with all stakeholders to foster this expectation.

As a STEM Academy, we believe each child is a treasure with unique gifts, talents, and capabilities. We work collaboratively to discover and nurture those abilities through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We expect all students and staff members to be respectful, dedicated, hardworking, independent thinkers, and problem solvers. 

Estrella Vista promotes four core values, which include the following:

  • We are a trusted and established community committed to setting high standards in STEM with integrity and fidelity.
  • We believe in developing responsible global citizens.
  • We strive for every student, staff member, and community member to exhibit the utmost respect in all situations.
  • We believe in building a cooperative and positive team environment conducive to the highest level of STEM learning. 

We look forward to working with our families to support all students on campus. As a courtesy reminder, school opens at 8:27 a.m. and concludes at 3:35 p.m. After breakfast in the classroom, school begins promptly at 8:40 a.m. On early release Wednesdays, the start time remains the same, while our student release time is scheduled for 1:15 p.m.

Reminder

We would like to remind parents that school begins at 8:27 a.m. We consider students tardy starting at 8:40 a.m. We kindly ask all parents to help us by ensuring that all students are to school on time so they can participate in a full day of learning. Thank you for your support.

A Message from our Principal

Dear Estrella Vista STEM Academy Families,

We appreciate your support of Estrella Vista STEM Academy! We would like to take time to thank you for the following:

  • All who attended our first Kids at Hope event, Grandparents Day! We had a phenomenal turnout! It was so exciting to see all of our grandparents have lunch with their EV Hawk. Working together- we can all achieve more!
  • Your plans to attend Parent/Teacher conferences the week of September 30th. This is an important event and we hope to see all of you there. Teachers will work with you to schedule conferences for multiple children.
  • Working on homework and reading with your child in the evening. If you have any questions about how you can help your child in the evening, please contact his/her teacher.
  • MYD expectations by sending your child to school in their proper uniform to include their ID and lanyard. If you need help or have questions about the school dress code, please see your parent/teacher handbook or check with the front office.
  • Congratulations to our first employee of the month, Mrs. Eva McCue. She was selected by her peers and celebrated at our First Friday assembly. She received a mug filled with candy and a restaurant gift card. Congratulations Mrs. McCue! We appreciate all that you do for our students and staff!

As the flu season arrives, please remind your child to frequently wash their hands, use tissues or sneeze into their arms, and to avoid rubbing their nose and eyes. If your child has a fever, please keep them home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without medicine.

As the weather cools, enjoy this opportunity to spend time outside with your child. Go on a family walk, have a picnic at the park or simply watch your child play outside. Time goes by quickly and our children will be grown before we know it. Make every moment count!

    Sincerely,

    Nicole Durazo

    Nicole Durazo
    Principal
    Estrella Vista STEM Academy
    (623) 478.6205