Director's Updates: October 5, 2020

Updates from the BVVA Staff


Our fabulous Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Rachel Moss is leading the PTA charge this year!  This is a historic year as we are starting a whole new chapter of the PTA.  If you are interested in participating and building the PTA with us, please complete this quick FORM.  

Reflections Contest

This year the theme of the Reflections Contest is “I Matter Because…” Original works based on this theme may include dance, photography, film, literature, music and visual arts.  Entries and forms must be turned in to the BVVA Office by October 8, 2020.  More more information, including the contest rules, is available at PTA Reflections Contest.

District Survey

PYLUSD has released a district-wide survey to gather information on family’s decisions about distance learning or returning to a traditional campus in a hybrid model. Please choose the option below if you would like to stay at BVVA.  This includes students who are enrolled in concurrent courses at their school of residence (or school of attendance if you have a choice transfer).

  • BUENA VISTA VIRTUAL ACADEMY (100% Online School): My student will remain enrolled at Buena Vista Virtual Academy or I will be contacting Buena Vista Virtual Academy to enroll.  

More information and a link to the survey is found at

New Staff

This week Mrs. Julia Skates is joining us in our Grade 3 Team!  Mrs. Skates and Mrs. Chang will work together to plan and deliver Grade 3 lessons. Likewise, Mrs. Jones is joining us in Kindergarten to work with Mrs. Moss. Please join us in welcoming them to our BVVA Team!

Pictures and Make-Up Day

If you ordered pictures, they are available for pick up in our BVVA office. For those of you who could not make it to the September picture days, there will be a make-up day on October 27, 2020. Pictures are optional, so do not worry if you are not comfortable with coming into the campus.  We are hoping to find a yearbook vendor who can include uploaded photos of our students.

Elementary Pick up Days (Grades K-6)

Self-serve pick up for the following grade levels will be on these dates. We will put the items out for curbside pick up. Pick up is from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. If you cannot make this time, please come into the office. 


Grade Levels

October 2

K-2, 4

October 16


October 30


November 13


December 4


December 18


REMINDERS (Grades 6-12)

Middle and High School students have an opportunity to take advantage of  This service allows PYLUSD secondary school students to access trained qualified tutors in a chat-style model. Students can access via clever or can download the app.

MS Lunch (Grades 7-8)

Our fantastic BVVA Classroom Aide, Mr. Austin Weber is hosting Middle School Lunch Bunch groups.  He is hosting virtual Games, Music, and Videos Mondays through Thursdays via Zoom. This is a great chance for MS students to socialize in a virtual format. For more information or links to the Zooms, email Mr. Weber at