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Community Liaison Newsletter

Our wonderful Community Liaison Ms. Alicia Tabares creates informative and fun newsletters regularly to keep our school community informed. Please read, learn, and enjoy!


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August 2017

Vista Magnet PTA


Your VMMS PTA can be reached at: vistamagnetpta@gmail.com

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Click here for a list of current PTA Board Members.

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Summer Learning Log: Avoid the Summer Slide!

VMMS Summer Learning Log


Keep learning all summer long to avoid the summer slide: The summer slide is what happens when the skills students learn during the school year are lost or forgotten over the summer. When kids don't practice their skills during the summer, they can fall behind by the time school starts again. 


Instructions: Complete 2 or more of the activities on our Summer Learning Log, attach or email proof of your participation (certificate, ticket stub, picture, etc), get parent signatures, and turn in this form when you return to VMMS in August to be entered in a drawing for prizes!

Registration and Orientation at VMMS: August 7-9


Students who have already been accepted and signed Participation Agreements for Vista Magnet Middle School for the 2018-2019 school year are invited to our Registration days on August 7-9, 2018. Registration is a required step for all students to attend VMMS, please read all instructions below. 


Step 1: Online Registration

Prior to site registration, all families are required to complete online registration. Click here to visit the VUSD Online Registration webpage. Please note: current VUSD students can access online re-registration starting on July 13th. 


Step 2: Site Registration at VMMS: 9 am - 1 pm in the VMMS Gym

  • Monday, August 6th: Online Registration help (optional)
  • Tuesday, August 7th: 6th grade Registration and Orientation
  • Wednesday, August 8th: 7th and 8th grade Registration
  • Thursday, August 9th: Make-up Registration, all grades

On Registration days, students will take their ID picture and families have the option of purchasing PE clothes, VMMS spirit wear, and yearbooks. The VMMS PTA and the Boys and Girls Club will also be present for program information.


See full details in these documents:

Registration Letter to Families

Registration: Important Info to Remember

New Students - Acceptance Calls and Participation Agreements


Vista Magnet Middle School is now full in all grades for the 2018-2019 school year. All students who were accepted in the lottery were notified and have turned in Participation Agreements to secure their spots. Wait list notification calls will continue until we have contacted all families on our wait list. Thank you for your patience. 


Families who receive an acceptance call from VMMS must sign and submit a Participation Agreement within three working days (72 hours) of telephone notification to secure a spot for their student in the 2018-2019 school year. Participation Agreements are available in the front office or in the links below. 


Participation Agreement - New Students: English       Participation Agreement - New Students: Español


To confirm your placement at VMMS, please submit the Participation Agreement, signed by hand by both parent and student, to the Vista Magnet Middle School office (151 Civic Center Drive, Vista, CA 92084) in person or electronically to Christy Valdovinos (christyvaldovinos@vistausd.org) within  three working days (72 hours) of telephone notification.  Please note, if you do not return the Participation Agreement by the deadline, your student will be placed at the bottom of the wait list. 



The Vista Magnet Middle School application for the 2018-2019 school year has closed, however interested families can still submit and application for our wait list: please click here to submit an application.

Important Instructions for Pick up and Drop off

Please remember, all students driven to or from school MUST use our supervised Pick-Up/Drop-Off area at  the Eucalyptus Avenue entrance to the school.  Please do not use our staff parking lot on the corner of Civic Center and Vista Village, this is not a supervised or safe area for students. Full info on our Pick up/Drop off page. 


Please also respect our neighboring businesses near our school and do not use their parking areas. Student drop-off anywhere other than our supervised Eucalyptus Avenue entrance is very dangerous and has become a serious concern. Students walking to and from school may enter and exit through the gates near the main office on Civic Center Drive. Thank you so much for your cooperation.


Favor de recordar que solamente se puede dejar o recoger a los estudiantes en la entrada en la calle Eucalyptus. Favor de no usar el estacionamiento del personal en la esquina de Civic Center y Vista Village, no es un área segura para los estudiantes. Toda la información aquí. 


Adicionalmente, favor de respetar los negocios vecinos. Es muy peligroso dejar sus hijo/as en otro lugar más que en la entrada de Eucalyptus, donde hay supervisión. Los estudiantes que caminan a y de la escuela pueden entrar y salir al lado de la oficina en Civic Center Drive. Gracias por su cooperación.



IB Grades at Vista Magnet


Vista Magnet Middle School has fully transitioned to the International Baccalaureate (IB) grade reporting system in the 2017-2018 school year.  All teachers use IB assessment practices in each class, and report IB grades to all students in order to provide more specific feedback on student progress. The goal is to help students and parents more accurately understand their learning progress, where they currently are on a continuum of skills and performance, and specific next steps for improvement.


Click here to learn more about IB grades and stay tuned for more updates. Our goal is to help all students and parents understand IB grades and use them to improve their learning, please let us know about your questions and feedback. 

Vista Magnet Videos

Check out our new videos to learn more about our school. 







2017 CAASPP Achievement Data

Review our 2017 CAASPP student performance data report.  


The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (also known as SBAC) annually measures student performance in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. 


All CAASPP data is public and available here.

Free and Reduced Lunch at the WAVECREST Cafe!

Click here for information about Child Nutrition Services and watch the fabulous new video there!

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Vista Teen Outreach

Vista Teen Outreach is a non-profit organization run by community volunteers.  They are providing food pantries at various schools throughout our district.  Hungry students are allowed to receive a backpack of food free of charge throughout the school year.  For more information about volunteer opportunities or donation needs, please visit their website at www.vistateenoutreach.org.


Families interested in sports should visit the Boys and Girls Club of Vista website for more information.  Click here for Boys and Girls Club and here for specific middle school information.


Si Ud tiene interes en deportes, por favor visite a Boys and Girls Club of Vista! Haga clic!  Info para middle school, especificamente, haga clic.