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,

Season’s greetings from the Estrella Vista STEM Academy staff and students! December is a busy month for us all, especially our students! We have begun our second quarter assessments, and it is critical that your child is here every day on time. This valuable information is vital to the education that we will provide your student. Please make every effort to be at school on time every day.

Congratulations to our November employee of the month, second grade teacher Ms. Megan Crawford. Ms. Crawford leads several committees, serves as our PTSA secretary, coaches softball, and provides a high quality education to her students every day! She is an asset in the EV family! Thank you for all that you do, Ms. Crawford!

Thank you to everyone for making our annual PTSA turkey trot a huge success. We had so many turkeys donated that I thought we would run out of freezer space! This event helps provide families in need a meal for the Thanksgiving holiday. Our EV Hawks showed their grateful hearts in a big way. We would like to say thank you for all of your support!

    Sincerely,

    Nicole Durazo

    Nicole Durazo
    Principal
    Estrella Vista STEM Academy
    (623) 478.6205