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 are off to a great start at EV! Students have completed their initial assessments for the year in both reading and math. Teachers will use this information to guide their instruction. Our teachers attended their first district wide professional development day on August 21 to collaborate with other teachers across the district and learn new, effective teaching strategies for the classroom. Thank you for your continued support of our early release Wednesdays to provide this valuable time for our teachers. We want to be the best that we can be for your child! We had an amazing turn out for our after school club night thanks to 3rd grade teacher Ms. Smith. I cannot wait to see all the super fun, highly engaging activities our teachers have planned for their clubs! Our sports season starts this week. Come on out and support our Hawks with boys basketball and girls soccer. Go Hawks! Thank you to all the parents who attended our grade level curriculum nights. We appreciate your support. Our goal at EV is to partner with parents and build a collaborative relationship to support our children. I encourage you to attend our monthly PTSA meetings and have your voice heard as a valuable member of our school. See our calendar and website for more information on dates and times. We would love to see you there!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns. Working together, we can make our school an even better place for students to grow and learn. 

    Sincerely,

    Nicole Durazo

    Nicole Durazo
    Principal
    Estrella Vista STEM Academy
    (623) 478.6205