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District News

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, October 18

    Early Release Day - Students released at 12:47 PM.

    Thursday, October 20

    Earthquake Drill - District-wide Earthquake drill starting at about 10 am.

    Tuesday, October 25

    Early Release Day - Students released at 12:47 PM.

    Wednesday, October 26

    Parent Conference Day - Student-free day for student/parent/teacher conferences. More details soon.

    Thursday, October 27

    Early Release Day - Students released at 12:47 PM.

    Tuesday, November 1

    Early Release Day - Students released at 12:47 PM.

    Tuesday, November 8

    Early Release Day - Students released at 12:47 PM.

    Friday, November 11

    Veteran's Holiday - School closed in observence of the contributions of American service men.

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New Vista News

  •  ShakeOut!

    Great California Shake Out! - This Thursday, October 20th

    Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:20 a.m. on October 20th during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008. New Vista Middle School and all of the Lancaster School District will also be partcipating in this drill. Please be aware that phoning or visiting the school may be delayed.

    Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel. ShakeOut is also a major activity of America's PrepareAthon!

     Tuesday Early Release Day   

    Early Release Day - Tuesday, October 18th

    Every Tuesday will be an Early Release Day for New Vista students. Students will be released at 12:47 PM. Please arrange for an earlier pickup of your son or daughter if necessary.


    New Vista Basketball Information


    Basketball Season is Coming! Here is the latest information! Please note that the Parent Permission form MUST be completed before students can tryout. Forms can be picked up from the rack outside the Administration Office.

    Girls 6th & 7th Grades (Coach Ware) - Tryouts on Wednesday, October 19th

    Girls 8th Grade - Tryouts on Friday, October 21st

    Boys 6th & 7th Grades (Coach Walter) - Boys basketball conditioning class starts Wednesday, October 19th, and continues through Thursday & Friday. Tryouts begin on Wednesday, November 2nd

    Boys 8th Grade (Coach Harrop) - Boys basketball conditioning class starts Wednesday, October 28th, and continues through Thursday & Friday. Tryouts begin on Friday, November 4th


    PBIS award  

    New Vista's PBIS Implementation Award - Bronze Medal

    With great pride, New Vista Middle School acknowledged the receipt of the Bronze Medal awarded by the California PBIS Coalation for successfully implementing the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports schoolwide. For more information about the California PBIS Program, click here.

    Robertson  DeFrancis

    Welcome to New Vista's New Assistant Principals!

    Welcome to the New Vista's two new Assistant Principals! Ms. Robertson and Dr. DeFrancis have joint Principal Cochran's administrative team. 

    • Ms. Robertson will be monitoring New Vista's sixth graders. Ms. Robertson comes to New Vista with fifteen + years in education. She has held several positions ranging from general education, teacher support and administration. She has served in the capacity of administrator for 3 years as Assistant Principal for Palmdale School District. She currently holds a Masters of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum with an emphasis in Leadership, a Bachelor of Arts, a Clear Administrative Service Credential, and Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Erie is looking forward to a fabulous year here at New Vista and working with a dynamic teaching staff who are all about student success.

    • Dr. DeFrancis will be monitoring the school's seventh graders. For the last 9 years, Dr. DeFrancis has worked as an educational specialist teacher for the Palmdale School District, educating at-risk students and mentally handicapped students. A firm believer that every child deserves a great education, Mr. DeFrancis invests himself in his students and their potentials. He has recently completed his doctoral program from Brandman University in Organizational Leadership and looks forward to being the new Assistant Principal at New Vista Middle School!

    Lunch Applications

    Parents can apply online for a free or reduced lunch for New Vista students. Click here to link to the application.

    Physcial Education (PE) Information

    Click here to view information about PE uniforms, locks and lockers, and other procedures. More information about PE will be given during the first couple of weeks of school. Contact the PE coaches for further information.


    Please check back often as we get this website up and operating.

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School Information



    The Lancaster School District is now enrolling for our CARES After School Program (it's free!). CARES offers students a nutritious snack, homework assistance, and both academic and recreational enrichment. It is available at the following school sites: Desert View, Discovery, El Dorado, Jack Northrop, Joshua, Lincoln, Linda Verde, Mariposa, Monte Vista, Sierra, and Sunnydale. For further information, contact the CARES Office at 948-4661 x209.


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