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KVMMS: Your VMMS News Updates

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Vista Magnet PTA



Our PTA "mixed bag" fundraiser ends March 6th, so don't forget to get those orders in!


 Click here for list of PTA Board Members.


School e-Flyers on Peachjar - stay informed!

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Achievement Data


Vista Magnet takes great pride in our academic achievement.  Please click here to view the most recent reports about VMMS state testing achievement data.  Please click here for the latest California Physical Fitness Test results.

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Press Releases Featuring VMMS!

3.12.17 UCLA Daily Bruin news highlights partnership with VMMS. Click here.


3.10.17  8th Grader Desteny Pallardes wins the Outstanding Community Service Award for Middle School for the California Association of IB World Schools. - the only middle schooler in the state chosen!  Click here.


11.16.16 Principal for a Day article features VMMS students.  Click here.


12.13.16 Talent Cities: Middle School Students visit Solatube.  News 10 segment. Click here.


12.16 Student Camryn Martin honored in 92081 Magazine for her service with Vista Teen Outreach.  Click here.

Student Enrichment Opportunities

Click here for information on enrichment opportunities for your students!


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IB News

The International Baccalaureate has opened a new web page, just for parents.  Click here for the latest IB news!

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.

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Vipers!  VMMS Yearbook is still on sale!

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This week, you should know...

Please be aware that our annual tests of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts,  Mathematics, and Science will occur at Vista Magnet Middle School in the coming weeks. This is an important opportunity for all students to demonstrate progress in their learning, and these tests also provide data for our school to understand how to best support our students. 8th grade students will test during the week of April 24th, 7th grade students will test during the week of May 1st, and 6th grade students will test during the week of May 8th. A full schedule and more information is available below.


On Saturday, April 29 from 8:00am - 4:00 pm, we will be enjoying a “Weekend of Service” campus beautification event, sponsored by North Coast Church.  We invite all Viper families to come volunteer and help install some exciting new landscaping features.  What a great way to serve your school!  Infants and toddlers should not attend, please, due to safety concerns. Please RSVP to Mrs. Green by email if you can join us.

2017 CAASPP State Tests - ELA, Math, and Science

Each spring, California public school students in grades 6-8 take online assessments through the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) system. State tests at Vista Magnet will occur on April 24-27 for 8th grade students, May 1-4 for 7th grade students, and May 8-11 for 6th grade students.


Please click here for our full schedule and more information. 

International Baccalaureate Mission 

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.  To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.



Vista Unified


Our vision in Vista Unified School District is to be the model of educational excellence and innovation.


The purpose of Vista Unified School District is to inspire each and every student to persevere as critical-thinking individuals who collaborate to solve real-world problems.


Respect: Treating all with dignity.

Trust: Having confidence that every decision focuses on the best interests of all students.

Collaboration: Working in a collective partnership with clear two-way dialogue that builds relationships among home, school and the community.




Vista Magnet


Students will be literate, reflective and critical thinkers in all areas of interaction who transfer knowledge and embrace diversity within a global society. Multiple opportunities for success through the implementation of an IB MYP aligned curriculum and utilizing differentiated instruction, technology, assessment and analysis of data will support academic achievement in a safe learning environment.



We envision a school community where all Members are respected, valued and empowered to be socially responsible decision makers in the 21st century.

This Week, You Should Know: Important Traffic Update.

Please remember that there is only one approved, safe, supervised student drop off and pick up location for VMMS - the entrance on Eucalyptus Avenue.   The pool parking lot is unsupervised and not a safe place for students.  In addition, the City of Vista has notified the District that parking regulations at Civic Center will now be enforced.  Many parents wait in the drive lanes instead of parking.  If you wish to use the Civic Center, then you must park your vehicles while you wait.  You may not block entrances and exits.  In the near future, the City will begin code enforcement and may issue parking tickets for failure to adhere to the rules of the parking lot.  


AVID applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be due April 7th.  Please click here for student application form.

VMMS application window for the 2017-2018 school year has closed

Our 6th grade class is full for the 2017-2018 school year, and as of 3/24/17 all 6th grade applicants have been informed if they have been accepted or placed on the waiting list. All applicants for 7th and 8th grade will be contacted during the month of April to be notified of their status. 


Families who did not make the February 24th deadline may still apply to Vista Magnet but will go on our waiting list.


Click here for electronic application form.

Haga clic aquí para una aplicación electrónica.

Participation Agreement 2017-2018


Participation Agreements are required for all new students who have been notified that they have been selected in the lottery for Vista Magnet Middle School. Participation Agreements must be signed by both parent/guardian and the student, and must be submitted to our school office within 3 working days (72 hours) of lottery notification from the school.


Participation Agreements are available to pick up in our school office, or may be downloaded from the links below. Participation Agreements may be submitted in person to our school office, emailed to christyvaldovinos@vistausd.org, or faxed to our school office at (760) 945-6197. 


                                Participation Agreement: English                         Participation Agreement: Spanish


Current Vista Magnet students who already attend our school will be provided a separate Participation Agreement to maintain their spot for the upcoming school year. 


School Tours and Welcome Events!




Please join us for our next tour:

Monday, April 17; 3:30 - 4:30 pm 




Vista Magnet Videos

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







Vista Magnet Snakebytes Newsletter/Noticias Snakebytes


From now on, we will be publishing Snakebytes for Families once a month. Click here for February news.


Una vez cada més, aqui se encuentra información acerca de VMMS.

Important Instructions for Pick up and Drop off

Parents - please respect our neighboring businesses at the Rio Vista Professional Building, La Paloma parking lot, Civic Center and Citrus Avenue locations.  We have had many complaints about parents dropping off and/or picking up students at these locations, causing dangerous conditions for our youngsters and congestion for local businesses.   Also, do not pick up or drop off students in the Staff parking lot at the corner of Vista Village and Civic Center. Our safe, supervised drop off and pick up is at the Eucalyptus Avenue entrance to the school.  Thank you. Full info on our Pick up/Drop off page. 


Padres - por favor respeten a nuestros negocios vecinos en el Rio Vista Professional Building , La Paloma estacionamiento, Centro Cívico y lugares Citrus Avenue . Hemos tenido muchas quejas acerca de los padres dejar y / o recoger a los estudiantes en estos lugares , causando condiciones peligrosas para nuestros jóvenes y la congestión para las empresas locales . Además, no recoger o dejar a los estudiantes en el estacionamiento de maestros en la esquina de Vista Village and Civic Center. Nuestro lugar seguro y supervisado para dejar y recoger es la entrada Eucalyptus Avenue.  Gracias.Toda la información aquí. 





Support for your Student!

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Parents, if your student is struggling, we have a rich menu of support strategies:


  • Village meetings
  • Learning Labs before and after school.
  • Enrichment classes before and after school - check out counter in front office.
  • Student-led tutorials after school on Tuesdays (math) and Thursdays (English).
  • Principal's Weekly Progress Report and check in.

Please contact Mrs. Green if you are interested in any of these services: annegreen@vistausd.org.


Don't forget that consistent attendance is the best strategy for success for your child.  Click here to read more in English.  La asistencia consistente es muy importante para los estudiantes.  Haga clic para mas informacion.

VMMS 2016-2017 Student Planner

Please click here for the 2016-2017 VMMS Student Planner.  Find info on all VMMS rules, regulations and expectations.

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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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.

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