Happy New Year! January is a month for reflection and goal-setting. In addition, we celebrate the birthday of one of our great American heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King. His message of equality and justice resonates even today and ties in beautifully to Yellow Ribbon Week. At Monte Vista we will recognize Yellow Ribbon Week through Random Acts of Kindness, January 17-20. We encourage students, parents, staff and the community to practice RAK and, as a result, promote thoughtfulness, acceptance, and charity. Thank you for continuing to make Monte Vista Elementary School the best!
Congratulations to the entire Monte Vista Elementary School Community for receiving the Gold Ribbon Award 2016! We received notification from State Superintendent Tom Torlakson that our application and validation visit are complete and Monte Vista is officially a California Gold Ribbon School. This is a testament to our teachers, staff, students and parents. Great job!
"These schools shine as bright beacons for others,putting forth an exemplary effortto ensure that every student is readyfor 21st century college and careers," Torlakson said."California teachers are developing an education model for the nation,training the students of today to be the problem-solvers,inventors, and pioneers of tomorrow."
Monte Vista is a vibrant school community with dedicated teachers, staff and parents. We pride ourselves on being a community school with a variety of programs to meet the needs of all of our students. The arts is a strong area of focus and is supported by both GUSD and our site PTA. Meet the Masters, Primary Chorus, Upper Grade Orchestra, 3rd Grade Recorders, Musical Theatre and a robust ceramics program are just a few examples of how visual and performing arts are integrated into the school program. Monte Vista is home to a Korean FLAG program (Foreign Language Academies of Glendale) in grades K-6. Technology continues to be a strong area of focus with six Chromebook Carts, Robotics Program, an up-to-date lab and SmartBoards in every classroom. Our PE program provides specialized instruction in physical education, team building for all students from kindergarten through 6th grade. Finally, academics is supported through the Common Core State Standards, newly updated library, supplemental instructional materials and opportunities for enrichment. We hold high expectations for our students in academics, citizenship and creativity. Monte Vista is an incredible community that prepares our students for their next steps at Rosemont, Crescenta Valley High School and beyond.
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STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973): The Board of Education prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying targeted at any student by anyone, based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission and participation in district programs. Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to Mr. Travis Collier. A copy of the District's Uniform Complaint Policy is available by calling (818) 241-3111. The District's Title IX Coordinator is Dr. Kelly King, (818) 241-3111. The District's 504 Coordinator is Beatriz Bautista, (818) 241-3111.