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,

Happy new year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday break. Now it is time to get back to work! Please continue to make sure that your child is on time and at school every day. The next five months are crucial to their education and future success. Thank you for supporting your child at home by making sure that homework is complete, reading with your child, and providing a quiet place to work.

We offer several opportunities for parents to be involved at Estrella Vista. Please see our calendar of events. One of our goals is to increase parental involvement, and we have had great participation at our family events. I encourage you to set a resolution to attend our monthly PTSA meetings. We would love to see you there.

Congratulations to our employee of the month, school librarian, Mrs. Michelle Gonzales. Mrs. Gonzales went above and beyond to host our most successful book fair to date. She was beyond excited to earn a substantial amount of credit with scholastic to order new books for our library. Mrs. Gonzales can often be heard saying that her goal as our librarian is to instill a love of reading in our students. Thank you for all that you do, Mrs. Gonzales. We appreciate you!

    Sincerely,

    Nicole Durazo

    Nicole Durazo
    Principal
    Estrella Vista STEM Academy
    (623) 478.6205