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National Blue Ribbon School - 2016
Congratulations to everyone for contributing to the success of Vista as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California Schools
Recognized as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today congratulated 29 California public schools that have been chosen as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools. This coveted award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.
“This recognition for California is a testament to the hard work of our educators, administrators, and communities to prepare our students for both 21st century careers and college,” Torlakson said. “We are making progress, but we must keep our momentum going because we have much work to do.”
The California winners are among 279 public (traditional, charter, choice, and magnet) schools and 50 private schools announced this morning by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. In its 34-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has presented this award to fewer than 8,500 schools.
All schools are recognized in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores, and graduation rates:
• Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or national tests.
• Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students over the past five years.
Public schools are nominated by top education officials in each state, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) nominates private schools.
National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored at a national awards ceremony onNovember 7-8, 2016, in Washington, D.C., where each winner will receive a plaque and flag. Blue Ribbon winners may fly this flag at their schools as a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.
More information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program can be found on theU.S. Department of Education Web site.
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KEEPING STUDENTS SAFE AT VISTA
Student safety is a big concern for everyone at Vista, especially at drop off and pick up times. Please remember that the red curbs are for unloading / loading ONLY in the parking lot. Drivers are NOT to exit their vehicles and students should be prepared to exit the car on the RIGHT SIDE OF THE VEHICLE ONLY with their belongings. You MAY NOT leave your vehicle unattended while in the drop off zones on Wisteria and/ or Madrone. It is also imperative that students not be dropped off in the street or parking lot when a car is "double parked" or in a drive through lane, as this is a serious safety hazard. If you see unsafe driving in the street, please contact the Simi Valley Police Department with a license plate number. If you see unsafe driving in the school parking lot, please report it to the office. We must all work together to keep our students safe!