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Welcome to Vista Grande Elementary School. My name is Gina Castillo and I am the proud Principal of Vista Grande Elementary School, which serves 500 students in grades TK-6. Vista Grande is an AVID elementary school that promotes a culture of academic rigor to prepare students for high school, college, and career. AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is the cornerstone of our vision to ensure that all of our students receive an excellent, comprehensive education that will help our students reach their highest academic potential and prepare them for the demands of higher education and the workplace. At Vista Grande Elementary School, our staff is dedicated to ensuring that all students are supported and encouraged to reach their fullest potential.
We also believe that the education of our children is a process that requires the shared efforts of parents, students, and educators. We encourage you to become involved as a volunteer and partner in the education of your child. I invite you to look at our calendar of events and set aside important dates so that we can count on your regular participation this year. A strong partnership between home and school is essential in supporting our students to reach their highest potential.
As Principal, my job is to be of service to the Vista Grande community and I am always here to speak with you over the phone, email, or in person. My door is always open, so please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. I look forward to working alongside the outstanding Vista Grande teachers and Vista Grande families to ensure that all of our students are successful.
Have a great school year!