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"Learning for Life"

The mission of Vista de Las Cruces, a collaborative, historically rich community, is to guarantee students a safe and positive environment from which they will emerge as well-rounded, forward-thinking citizens.   

My School Bucks

Vista now offers an easy way to make payments for lunches and transportation online for your convenience.  The name of the site we are using is My School Bucks and can be found at www.myschoolbucks.com. Click HERE to see a flyer with the easy steps necessary to get started. 


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2015-16 LCAP Attendance Goals

Our 2015-16 LCAP Attendance Goals are:

Daily Attendance Rate: 96%

Tardies: Under 300 for the year

Let's do it! You can earn another beach day celebration. 


Teacher Pages

Click on the teacher's name to view their webpage.    

Learning Websites

The following websites have been endorsed by Vista Teachers. Check them out.



Kindergarten: National Geo E-Books, Storyline

1st Grade: ABCya

2nd Grade: AAAmath, NatGeo Science

4th Grade: Math Drills

5th Grade: Shepard Software

6th Grade: AAAmath

Middle School ELA: Interactives

Middle School Science: Society for Science

Healthy Food Choices

Vista students are able to select healthy fruits and vegetables thanks to our amazing Food Service Coordinator, Corina Raya.  Thanks Corina!

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Science Fair 2016

My hypothesis is that we will have some stellar science fair projects again this year. 


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Read Across America

Dr. Seuss's Birthday is March 2, 2016

About Us

Vista del Mar Union School District, established in 1923, is a single-school district located in the unicorporated area of Gaviota, approximately 30 miles north of scenic Santa Barbara on the central coast of California. The District Office and its K-8 school, Vista de Las Cruces, are surrounded by foothills covered with twisting sycamore and oak trees and fragrant coastal sage. The school and its surrounding communities embrace the valley's rich history into its curriculum, providing a warm atmosphere and creative educational educational experience for each of its students.

We're Thankful for Vista

We're thankful for the Vista Volunteers for putting on our feast and for all the special guests who came out to join us on Tuesday, November 24, 2015.  Feast 2015.jpg

Happy Holidays

Vista Holiday Events 2015

8th Grade Writers!

Our school-wide focus this year is Student Writing, especially the Writing Process.  Check out these 8th Graders making it happen!



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VASE is back

VASE is Vista's After School Enrichment Program and it has been developed in response to Vista's original LCAP Parent Survey. We've had the good fortune to develop relationships with community members and organizations in order to bring the best possible learning opportunities to Vista's students. 




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We have some fantastic offerings again from Buellton Recreation including Cricket, Nature Track, Art, and Basketball. Click HERE to see the flyer for Buellton Rec's Offerings. Click HERE to go to the Bulleton Rec website and sign up for something.  


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"One" Soccer School will now be up and running at Vista.  Click HERE to see the flyer.  Click HERE to go straight to the online sign-up. 


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And finally, in January of 2016 we are starting up "Club CCR" for students in grades 3-8 interested in Coding, Chess, and Robotics.  Click HERE to see the flyer about Club CCR and click HERE to sign up. 

6th Grade Math in Action

We Love to Read!

Red Ribbon Photos

Each of the past four years during Red Ribbon Week we have formed one letter of our school's showing we consistently stay drug free. We do this with an aerial photo. This wonderful opportunity is provided by the Santa Ynez Valley Foundation. We just recently did the "T" and will have the photo of that posted soon  

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Parent Portal

Vista now has a Parent Portal that ties directly to our Student Information System, Illuminate.  All parents will receive an e-mail regarding how to register for the system. Clicking on the icon below will take you to the login site.


Renaissance Place

Vista uses Renaissance Place for their STAR diagnostics and Accelerated Reader & Accelerated Math applications. Students and Teachers can click on the icon to go to the Renaissance Place website and log in.



Vista Volunteers

The Vista Volunteers meet at 3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month in the Staff Lounge. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Vista Del Mar Foundation

The Vista del Mar Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated solely to the betterment of education at Vista de Las Cruces School. The mission of the Foundation is to provide additional funding to the Vista del Mar Union School District to support co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

State Standards

Vista's teachers have wholeheartedly embraced the transition to new State Standards.  Besides continuing to gain a deeper understanding of the standards themselves, teachers are using programs such as College Preparatory Math (CPM), Engage New York Math, and Lucy Calkins's Writer's Workshop in their classrooms. We are also focusing on the 8 Standards of Mathematical Practice (SMPs) across the entire school Preschool - 8th Grade.  Below are some helpful links you can use to learn more about the standards yourself. 

Vista Mobile App

iPhone_5_34L_Black_120910_HERO.jpgVista has a mobile app for your convenience.  To download the iPhone / iPad version, please click on the iPhone image to the left, click here or simply search for "Vista Del Mar" in the Apple App Store. 

Click here to download the app for Android. 

Kindergarten Ready

Santa Ynez High School's Future Educators of America has developed an innovative program called KindergartenReady. Click HERE to check out how it can help you with your children ages 4 - 6.