2491 School House Road
Chula Vista, CA 91915
Phone: 619-656-9676 / Fax: 619-656-1858
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Programs @ Arroyo Vista


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Our school offers some great programs to help foster your child's education as well as social skills.  We strive to incorporate programs that will assist your child's positive growth, both now and for their future.

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Preschool & Transitional Kindergarten

  • Preschool
    • The State Preschool program is a part-time comprehensive developmental program for three-to-five-year-old children from low-income families residing in the Chula Vista Elementary School District boundaries. The program is funded through Title 5 of the California Code for Regulation and monitored for quality by California Department of Education, Child Development Division.​ Services are available to all eligible persons without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, color, ancestry or mental or physical disability. The State Preschool welcomes enrollment of children with disabilities.
    • State Preschools are located on the campuses of the following schools: 

      Feaster Charter      Loma Verde           Rohr
      FinneyMontgomeryRogers  
      Harborside Mueller Charter     Valle Lindo 
      Juarez-Lincoln  Otay  Vista Square
      LauderbachRice           

  • Transitional Kindergarten
    •  The transitional kindergarten (TK) program is intended for children who will turn 5 years of age between September 2 and December 2 of the current year.​ Transitional kindergarten bridges the path between preschool and kindergarten for students who have birthdays that fall late in the year. It began in CVESD a couple of years ago, and has already proven a tremendous success.​ It offers an opportunity to our youngest boys and girls to make sure that they are kindergarten ready. 
    • The focus is on:
      • ​Oral Language
      • ​Listening Skills
      • Social/Emotional Development
      • Phonemic Awareness
      • Early Number Sense
      • Motor Skills
​​​​GATE

GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) - The District is committed to enhancing the intellectual development of our students by providing opportunities for increased student learning. In addition to extension opportunities within the general education classroom, GATE students participate in dedicated extra curricular lessons and activities on an almost weekly basis. Click here to learn more about our District's GATE structure.


After School Programs​

Dynamic After School Hours (DASH) - The City of Chula Vista along with South Bay Family YMCA conduct the DASH (Dynamic After School Hours) Program here at our school. This free program provides structured after school activities, including sports clinics, arts and crafts, cooperative games, weekly challenges, and traditional playground games for 1st - 6th grade students.

Please remember:

  • DASH is not a daycare and children may sign themselves in and out
  • Registration for DASH must be submitted by parents
  • Students must be picked up promptly after DASH is over for the day

DASH Hours at our school:

Monday - Thursday3:15 - 5:15 pm (2 hours)
Friday1:45 - 4:45 pm (3 hours)

 

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Breakfast & Lunch Program

The Chula Vista Elementary School District takes part in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Meals are served every school day. Students, including Kindergartners, may buy breakfast for $1.00 and lunch for $2.50. 

Breakfast and Lunch menu

The cafeteria is open on all school days, including minimum days.  Breakfast is offered in the cafeteria each morning starting at 7:50 AM.  Each student is issued a meal card that will be debited each time the child eats breakfast or lunch.  Students who use their cards will receive lunch, even if their lunch accounts have a negative balance and parents are responsible for the cost.  Prepayments for at least 5 meals are encouraged.  Payments may be made in the cafeteria, in the school office, or online (see below in Online Services). Checks should be made payable to Cafeteria account, CVESD.  Parents and family members are welcome to come and buy lunch to share a special day with your child.

Any questions or comments about the program please call Child Nutrition Services, Monday - Friday, from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 425-9600, extension 1400.

Apply for the Free / Reduced Meal Program - Applications for this program are available in the school office.  

  • Families must reapply for the Free/Reduced Meal Program each year. If you do not reapply, your child will revert to full pay status and will be charged for all meals eaten since the first day of school
  • New families who apply must pay for all meals eaten until approval is received
  • If you have any questions regarding whether or not your application has been approved, please call Child Nutrition Services:  (619) 425-9600, ext. 1400

Online Services Available​

All District parents may now conveniently make payments using a credit card by accessing the Parent Pay website (https://www.schoolcafe.com) and creating an account. You will need your child's 6 digit district student number which you can find by looking on your child's report card, or by calling the school office.  Online services available include:

  • View your child's up-to-date cafeteria account balances & purchase activity
  •  Make payments on-line anytime, anywhere
  •  Manage your child's cafeteria expenses
  • Set up hassle-free automatic monthly payments to replenish your child's cafeteria account 
  • View & print payment history
  • Highly secure on-line transactions 
Language Programs​​
  • The Chula Vista Elementary School District recognizes that the complex and diverse needs of a growing and changing population possessing a variety of values, backgrounds, and preparations pose special challenges for educators, buisness leaders, and policy makers in the United States. ​The Dual Language or Dual Immersion prorams can provide unique teaching and learning opportunities for all its participants: students, parents, teachers, administrators, and communities. Dual Immersion education serves as a linguistic and cultural bridge for all, ad it helps to embrace and promote linguistic and cultural pluralism inside and outside the school. The District is committed to supporting our schools in offering Dual Immersion programs that will prepare our future citizens with the necessary academic and lingustic competencies to be highly qualified individuals and to be competitive in a global society. ​
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Extracurricular Activities

    • Choir
      • The Arroyo Vista Charter School choir is made up of students from grades 4, 5 and 6 who are interested in singing in a performance group. We practice twice a week, and we are often invited to perform at local community events such as the annual Barnes and Noble Book Store fundraising event, holiday caroling at the EastLake Village Walk, the KUSI TV holiday program, and the Spring Easter event at The Woods, the annual AVCS volunteer luncheon and the AVCS spring choir performance.
    • Junior Robotics
      • Jr Robotics allows students in 2nd and 3rd grade to explore building and programming robots at an elementary level. Students get an introduction to basic programming as they establish team working and problem solving skills.
    • Military Club
      • We are very excited to announce the start of the AVCS Military Pride Club for the 2018-2019 school year!  We have a strong military presence on campus, and we believe this is something to celebrate.  Our vision for the club is to bring together students of military families of all kinds.  We aim to build friendship and community, while also giving support to the students of Arroyo Vista, and their families.  We will be meeting after school once a month to work on prideful activities, build friendships, and to bring our military pride to our school in many ways throughout the year.
    • Roots and Shoots
      • ​Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the youth-led community action and learning program of the Jane Goodall Institute. The program builds on the legacy and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall to place the power and responsibility for creating community-based solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people.  Through the program, young people map their community to identify specific challenges their neighborhoods face.  From there, they prioritize the problems, develop a plan for a solution, and take action. Our young members are part of a wave of change across the globe for people, animals and the environment. It is when the minds and hearts of many come together and act as one that we achieve measurable change and lasting impact for our future. At Arroyo Vista, we meet once a month to learn about our environment, volunteer for our community, and make changes in our school and world.
    • Safety Patrol
        • ​The mission of S.S.P. is to promote the safe crossing of elementary students to and from school and to provide classroom education to maximize the safety of students at all times. Fifth and sixth grade students make up nearly 2,000 SSP members whose job it is to cross children and adults safely at their school locations. They are selected, trained, and supervised on an ongoing basis by Juvenile Services Team Officers. Their jobs include:
          • Control pedestrian traffic
          • Control vehicle traffic
          • Watch and report traffic violations
        • ​The School Safety Patrol members are rewarded for their work monthly, either through promotions or weekend activities.
        • Currently applications are closed until third quarter. Safety Patrol Meetings are on Thursdays at recess in Room 804 and we'll be acceping applications from fourth and fifth graders during quarter 3.

       

      Education Code 221.9 Compliance

      Each school year the district is required to post the enrollment by gender within each school and the number of students participating in athletics. If you would like to discuss the athletic opportunities offered at the school site, please contact the principal.

      ​2015-2016 School Year​Female​Male​Total
      ​School Enrollment​468​513​981
      ​Boys' Basketball Division 1​1​15​16
      ​Coed Soccer Division 1​7​7​14
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